Kentucky Living names readers’ picks for 2016 Best in Kentucky

Ale-8-One is top Made in Kentucky product

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2016) — Kentucky Living magazine has released its 2016 Best in Kentucky list, as selected by readers. The lists consisted of 20 categories.

Winners:

Hardin County Playhouse
Hardin County Playhouse

Outdoor Recreation Spot

Winner: Red River Gorge Geological Area/Daniel Boone National Forest/Gladie Visitor Center—near Stanton

Second Place:
 John James Audubon State Park—Henderson

Third Place:
 Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area—Golden Pond

Bucket List Adventure

Winner (tie): Ziplining at Louisville Mega Cavern—Louisville and Ziplining at Red River Gorge Zipline in Red River Gorge Geological Area—Campton

Second Place: Mammoth Cave National Park—Mammoth Cave

Third Place: 
Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs—Louisville

Fishing Spot

Winner: Kentucky Lake—Murray

Second Place: Lake Barkley—Cadiz-Trigg County, Grand Rivers, Kuttawa, Livingston County

Third Place: 
Cave Run Lake—Morehead

Made in Kentucky

Winner: Ale-8-One—Winchester

Second Place: Woodford Reserve bourbon—Versailles

Third Place:
 Maker’s Mark bourbon—Loretto

Annual Festival (non-music)

Winner: Mt. Sterling October Court Days—Mt. Sterling

Second Place: Glendale Crossing Festival—Glendale

Third Place:
 World Chicken Festival—London

Horseback Riding trail

Winner: Mammoth Cave National Park—Mammoth Cave

Second Place: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park—Corbin

Third Place:
 Wranglers Campground at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area—Golden Pond

Dive/Diner/Drive-In (non-franchise)

Winner: Parkette Drive-In—Lexington

Second Place: Metzger’s Tavern—Henderson

Third Place:
 Root Beer Stand—Corbin

Ice Cream Shop

Winner: 2nd Street Treats—Henderson

Second Place: Chaney’s Dairy Barn—Bowling Green

Third Place: 
Comfy Cow—Louisville

Selfie Location

Winner: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park—Corbin

Second Place: Natural Bridge State Resort Park—Slade

Third Place: 
Henderson Riverfront—Henderson

Museum

Winner: John James Audubon State Park Museum—Henderson

Second Place: Wayne County Museum—Monticello

Third Place:
 Kentucky Science Center—Louisville

Kentucky Athlete (current)

Winner: Tyler Ulis—University of Kentucky Basketball

Second Place: Alex Poythress—University of Kentucky Basketball

Third Place:
 Marcus Lee—University of Kentucky Basketball

Vacation Getaway

Winner: Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area—Golden Pond

Second Place: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park—Corbin

Third Place:
 Lake Cumberland—Somerset-Pulaski County, Russell County, Burnside, Monticello-Wayne County, and Albany-Clinton County

Amusement/Water Park

Winner: Kentucky Kingdom—Louisville

Second Place: Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon—Bowling Green

Third Place:
 SomerSplash Waterpark—Somerset

Golf Course

Winner: Old Silo Golf Course—Mt. Sterling

Second Place: Doe Valley Golf Club—Brandenburg; and StoneCrest Golf Course—Prestonsburg

Third Place:
 Eagle Trace Golf Course—Morehead

Music Festival

Winner: W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival—Henderson

Second Place: Master Musicians Festival—Somerset

Third Place:
 Poppy Mountain Festival—Morehead

Community Theater

Winner: Hardin County Playhouse—Elizabethtown

Second Place: Henderson Community Theatre—Henderson

Third Place:
 Pine Knob Theatre—Caneyville

Car Show Cruise-In

Winner: Cruisin’ the Heartland—Elizabethtown

Second Place: NCM Michelin Bash—Bowling Green

Third Place:
 Carl Casper’s Custom Car Show—Louisville

Winery

Winner: Talon Winery & Vineyards—Lexington

Second Place: Ruby Moon—Henderson

Third Place:
 Elk Creek Vineyards—Owenton

Kentucky Musical Group (current)

Winner: Jericho Woods—Webster

Second Place: Kentucky Headhunters—Edmonton

Third Place:
 Kings Highway—Henderson

Haunted Tour/Walk

Winner: Waverly Hills Sanatorium—Louisville

Second Place: Hardin County Playhouse Ghost Walk—Elizabethtown

Third Place:
 Depot Community Room Spooks and Legends Tour—Henderson

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