The Atlas Obscura Guide To Kentucky
70 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Kentucky
Updated March 21, 2023
Unusual Attractions in Kentucky
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5 Famous and Delightfully Obscure Folks Buried in Kentucky
When the Grim Reaper visits, it doesn't discriminate. The cemeteries of the Bluegrass State are home to a cast of characters that includes famous folks, as well as others whose faces you know, but whose names you might not recognize. Visitors can pay their respects to a fast-food icon, a world-famous athlete, comedic actor, and a local magician, as well as a folk hero who may or may not be buried there at all. As the pandemic continues, we hope this virtual trip helps you explore America’s wonders. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.
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Stories About Kentucky
Podcast: Thomas Merton’s Hermitage
This little house in Kentucky is where the famous rebel monk tried to get away from the world.
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by Laura Kiniry
The Cherokee Chefs Bringing Back North America’s Lost Cuisine
Researching traditional foods led them to the revelations of an archaeological dig in Kentucky.
by Eric J. Wallace
The Artist Trying to Explain Kentucky's 'Meat Shower' of 1876
A historical head-scratcher inspired the world's worst jelly bean flavor.
by Marina Wang
Can a Snail Too Tiny to See Save a Kentucky Forest From a Gas Pipeline?
Sometimes the little things matter.
by Sabrina Imbler
The Attempted Statistics Exam Heist That Went Through an Air Duct
Two Kentucky college students (allegedly) got creative.
by Eric Grundhauser