Vertical eXcape Indoor Climbing
Climbers come to Kentucky for popular destinations like Red River Gorge. But for newcomers to the sport or enthusiasts who want to build strength in between trips, indoor climbing is an increasingly popular option. In Bowling Green, Vertical eXcape welcomes climbers of all ages and experience levels.
Chained Rock over Pineville
One of Kentucky’s most unusual landmarks is a natural phenomenon embellished by humans. In the hills overlooking the southeastern Kentucky town of Pineville, on the edge of Pine Mountain State Park, a boulder looks poised to break loose and roll into the buildings below. But a chain appears to keep it in place.
Floodwall Murals by Robert Dafford
The riverfront cities of Covington and Paducah feature extensive public art by muralist Robert Dafford.
“Robert Dafford does a magnificent thing to decorate an otherwise utilitarian thing called floodwalls, necessary though they are.” says Karl Lietzenmayer, historian and board member with the Kenton County Historical Society. “It’s made them live and it’s made them a thing of beauty all [along] the Ohio.”