Things For Kids To Do and See

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Things For Kids To Do and See

Things For Kids To Do and See

Besides the obvious options of swimming and other forms of water recreation that become more numerous every year, this area is rich in state parks that offer a wide array of outdoor possibilities along with a few indoor ones. Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park boasts a hiking trail, cave, picnic tables AND a museum that houses Cordell Hull’s Nobel Peace Prize as well as a multitude of other mementoes and stories of his life and service to the world during his time as secretary of state for President Roosevelt. The park offers a variety of programs throughout the year. Stop by and learn more about “The Father of the United Nations” who came from such a humble beginning.

While in Byrdstown, be sure to check out the public library. There is something there for any age. For those who long to rent DVD’s – the Pickett County Library has you covered! They have a good selection. We also have a park for the children to play in across from the First Christian Church, located at 310 North Main. Additional park facilities are being developed in the near future on West Main Street across from Town Hall. Occasionally, the First United Methodist Church opens their putt-putt Course to the general public. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for dates and times. You can also find board games and jigsaw puzzles at the local marinas and a few other merchants.

WWI Hero Sgt. Alvin C. York is from nearby Pall Mall, Tennessee, where the State of Tennessee has established a park in his honor. The picturesque grounds and facilities share with visitors a lot about what life was like during the early 1900s in the peaceful Wolf River Valley, Sgt. York’s accomplishments, a playground, and more.

Pickett State Park is a Civilian Conservation Corps Project from the Great Depression era. They have a museum dedicated to the effort, along with several gorgeous trails, camping facilities, activities and more. Learn more on their website. Just a short drive from Byrdstown, Tennessee, and Dale Hollow Lake.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area has been described as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and is second only to the Smoky Mountains in variety of flora and fauna. It’s just another short drive from Dale Hollow Lake and worth a day trip for sure if you love the great outdoors.

Standing Stone State Park to the southwest of Byrdstown also has a plethora of opportunities to explore. Several trails, activities, Marble Festival and more.

The Twin Lakes Family Wellness Center in nearby Albany, Kentucky, offers indoor swimming, a gym, physical fitness equipment and many more activities as a part of their membership plan.