Hungry for an AuthenticTaste of the Bluegrass?

Come Gather AroundOur Table

Visitor's bureaus in each of Kentucky's nine tourism regions have worked with chefs, farmers, food producers and historians to create nine signature meals that best represent the traditional flavors and dishes of Kentucky.

And to make it easy for you to enjoy them, there’s a designated Kentucky State Park restaurant offering one of these signature meals in every region of the state!

Savor the Flavors of theKentucky
State Parks
Culinary Trail

Restaurants at nine Kentucky State Parks are offering a special regional meal celebrating the traditional dishes and culinary heritage of our state. Pick up a Culinary Passport and sample all of these unique flavors. Once your passport is stamped at all nine parks, you’ll receive a free gift!

Kentucky State Parks Culinary Passport

How It Works

  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Stop by the front desk at any Kentucky State Park to pick up your Culinary Passport and learn more about this exciting culinary adventure.

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    Take your Culinary Passport to any of the participating nine state parks. Savor the regional meal offered there, then get your passport stamped.

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    When you’ve collected stamps from all nine participating parks, mail your passport back to the Kentucky Department of Tourism for a free gift!

Map YourCulinary Trail

  1. 1. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

    Calvert City, KY (Western Waterlands)

    Explore this State Park
  2. 2. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

    Dawson Springs, KY (Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue)

    Explore this State Park
  3. 3. Rough River Dam State Resort Park

    Falls of Rough, KY (Bourbon, Horses & History)

    Explore this State Park
  4. 4. Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

    Carlisle, KY (Northern Kentucky River)

    Explore this State Park
  5. 5. Natural Bridge State Resort Park

    Slade, KY (Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone)

    Explore this State Park
  6. 6. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

    Prestonsburg, KY (Kentucky Appalachians)

    Explore this State Park
  7. 7. Pine Mountain State Resort Park

    Pineville, KY (Daniel Boone Country)

    Explore this State Park
  8. 8. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

    Jamestown, KY (Southern Shorelines)

    Explore this State Park
  9. 9. Barren River Lake State Resort Park

    Lucas, KY (Caves, Lakes & Corvettes)

    Explore this State Park

become aproud partner

The Better in the Bluegrass badge is more than just a symbol. It tells our visitors that a restaurant delivers an authentic Kentucky culinary experience. If you’re a chef interested in showcasing why it’s truly Better in the Bluegrass, fill out an application to become a Better in the Bluegrass partner.

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