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Worth The Drive: KMAC Couture at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The KMAC Couture exhibit features wearable art made for the KMAC Couture event, a yearly runway show held by the museum.

Worth The Drive: A Superlative Roundup of Zip Line Tours

Here are five travel-worthy zip line tours—organized by what they’re best at—where you can bust out of your hibernation.

The City Museum: The Playground of Your Dreams

The City Museum has taken the concept of “found art” and turned it into a multi-level all-ages adventure.

Shop Talk: Koop Diamond Cutters

“Do you want to see what a $300,000 dollar diamond looks like?” Justin Koop asks, eyes wide with excitement. The third-generation jewelry maker has a contagious energy: Whether he’s telling his family’s story, walking you through the custom jewelry process, or showing you a diamond he just purchased, he makes you care like he cares. And Justin Koop cares a lot.

Study (Then Drink) Up at The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Whiskey history, from before Colonial times to after Prohibition: moonshine and medicine, all sorts of advertising, and an impressive collection of antique bottles and jugs.

Worth The Drive: Albanese Candy Factory

It turns out that a real-life candy factory is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Worth The Drive: Observatory Park

There's just no substitute for remote sky gazing. So head north to Ohio’s certified Dark Sky Park.

Hands-On Fun at the Kentucky Science Center

Science is best learned through doing—something the Kentucky Science Center takes to heart.

Travel-Worthy Outdoor Skating Rinks

You can ice skate in July, but it’s just not the same when there’s a ceiling.

Travelogue: The Inn at Honey Run

Feel like dropping off the grid for a minute? There’s something to be said about a teeny cabin set deep in the snow-blanketed countryside.