Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

3380 Beaver Rd.
Union, KY 41091- Map It
(859) 384-3522

AAA Editor Notes

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, off SR 338 at 3380 Beaver Rd., is the site of prehistoric animal remains. The creatures came to lick the salt produced by the springs; some became mired in the mud and died. A loop trail leads to dioramas; the last of the springs; marshy areas, grasslands and savanna; and a herd of bison. A museum displays some of the items discovered during archeological digs. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Park and museum free.
Hours: Park open daily dawn-dusk. Closed 1 week in late Dec. Museum open Mon.-Fri. 10-3, Apr.-Oct.; later hours and off-season by appointment.