Bison At Big Bone Lick State Park – Union, KY

This is a great state park! General admission is free! They have multiple playgrounds. As you are first entering if you turn onto the first road on the right there is a nice little playground that is normally not very busy. The girls enjoyed playing here. Then we went to see the bison. They are a fairly short walk from the parking lot. We were lucky enough to visit when they had babies. I was shocked how close you can get to them! They walk right up to the fence line. Ivy loved it! I was personally amazed at the sheer size of them!

When you are done looking at the bison, cross the street and look at the area with the mammoths. Walk the rest of this trail. See the mud pit. One of these paths is paved but most of it is grassy. It is hard to get a regular stroller down all of it. The jogger stroller did much better. These paths are worth the trip. It is beautiful! There are trees, flowers, a creek, and various signs telling you about the area. When you get back to the bison parking lot visit the museum and the giftshop.

Around the park there is also a fishing lake, a campground, mini-golf, tennis courts, basketballs courts, volleyball court, softball field, horseshoe pits, and a pool for the campers.

They found real bones at this park. Some can be found in the on site museum.


This mud pit was thought to hold therapeutic mud! The story is on the sign when you visit.


Ivy checking out what once was the final resting place of many mammoths.


Get up close with a Bison!
Spring is Baby season!
Ivy and Me checking out the Bison!


Just learning to walk


They are massive!




The Details

Location: 3380 Beaver Road Union, KY 41091-9627



About Been There with Kids

Wife, Mother of 2, expecting another in June 2016, RN, Traveler, writer at Been There with Kids Loves family travel, the beach, dogs, reading, photography, friendly people, Netflix, Friends, cooking, wine, hiking, and hanging out with my kids Amazed by the Ordinary, Floored by the Extraordinary!
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