Beating the Summer Blues: Diamond Caverns

By: Stephanie Stang
By: Stephanie Stang

All this week, we're taking a look at different one-day vacation spots you and the kids can enjoy around south-central Kentucky. Tuesday, we visited a place that's great for a rainy day since you don't have to go outside, but you can still enjoy some extraordinary nature.

It's called "Diamond Caverns" along Interstate 65. It's been around for 145 years, and the cave runs a half a mile long. The cave was discovered in 1859 when a slave thought he found a diamond mine. Now, thirty thousand people visit the cave each year to see calcite formations unique to the area.

Admission to the cave is $12 for adults and $6 for children. This summer, they'll be giving tours every half-hour from nine to six until Labor Day. For more information, log onto

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