Some signs of fall approaching are visible at Lost River Cave, meaning an end to the summer tourism season.
The Cave says attendance was up compared to last year with many locals visiting and even some from as far away as China.
"People come here from all over the world. They love the idea of visiting something that is unique and show caves are not available in most countries," says Executive Director Rho Lansden.
Obviously, the weather plays a key role at the cave. The warm spring and hot summer brought people out earlier than before.
"The dryer weather has helped us maintain the schedule we would like to have for boat tours, so that has been to our advantage but I really have to say the beautiful spring we have this year really got people moving around earlier," says Lansden.
People also seemed to move to indoor attractions. The Corvette Museum says the lack of snow over the winter put a jumpstart on summer tourism.
"Since we didn't have as much snow as we did the previous year people were out and about a lot more than normal, it was warmer than usual, even this summer with it being so hot outside people wanted to get away from the heat," says Marketing Manager Katie Frassinelli.
The heat didn't stop the concerts in the park series, but a pesky Southern Kentucky thunderstorm did.
"We've had a good turnout all year for the concerts, we only have one hiccup back earlier in July we had a thunderstorm that pulled through here," says Ron Murphy from the Downtown Redevelopment Authority.
Concert officials say all in all it was a great year and they will be back next year with what they hope is a longer schedule.