Kentuckys National Parks: A Special Edition of Kentucky Life
Premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 8/7 pm CT on KET
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From the sweeping vista of Cumberland Gap in Kentuckys southeast corner to the tragic Trail of Tears that traverses Western Kentucky, the Bluegrass state is home to five special locations that are managed by the National Park Service:
- Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Bell County, gateway to Westward expansion and the meeting point of three states;
- Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area., in McCreary County, a wild wonderland of water and woods;
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, in LaRue County, early childhood home and memorial to the nations 16th president;
- Mammoth Cave National Park, in Edmonson County, where nature and history abound, both above the surface and underground;
- Trail of Tears National Historic Park, traversing Christian, Caldwell, Livingston, and Todd counties, the pathway of the tragic relocation west of the Cherokee peoples.
Inspired by the Ken Burns film The National Parks: Americas Best Idea, this Kentucky Life special takes viewers on a journey through Kentuckys national park lands. Host Dave Shuffett guides you through their unique features and fascinating history. Youll hear from Kentuckians of all ages as they share their thoughts on why these places are worth preserving, and youll see for yourself their remarkable beauty.