Highest-rated specialty museums in Kentucky, according to Tripadvisor

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November 7, 2021
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Kentucky, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Kentucky on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Kentucky Folk Art Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Address: 102 W 1st St, Morehead, KY 40351-1723
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#29. U. S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#28. Bobby Davis Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (7 reviews)
- Address: 234 Walnut St, Hazard, KY 41701-1852
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#27. Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Address: 114 N 5th St, Bardstown, KY 40004-1449
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#26. Don F Pratt Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Address: 5702 Tennessee Ave, Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5919
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#25. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Address: 4029 Airport Rd, Lexington, KY 40510-9682
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#24. Octagon Hall Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Address: 6040 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-9603
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#23. River Discovery Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Address: 117 S Water St, Paducah, KY 42001-0787
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#22. Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (241 reviews)
- Address: 116 E 2nd St, Frankfort, KY 40601-2902
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#21. Behringer-Crawford Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 1600 Montague Rd, Covington, KY 41011-5648
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#20. Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Address: 409 E Happy Valley St, Cave City, KY 42127-8844
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#19. Cumberland Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Address: 649 S 10th St, Williamsburg, KY 40769-1647
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#18. Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Address: 215 Sutton St, Maysville, KY 41056-1109
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#17. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Address: 2590 Richmond St Post Office Box 1467, Renfro Valley, KY 40456
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#16. Treasure Trove Park

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 817 and 901 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
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#15. The Great American Dollhouse Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (352 reviews)
- Address: 344 Swope Dr, Danville, KY 40422-1253
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#14. Frazier History Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (789 reviews)
- Address: 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
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#13. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (140 reviews)
- Address: 998 Levi Jackson Mill Rd, London, KY 40744-8325
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#12. 21c Museum Hotel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (335 reviews)
- Address: 700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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#11. Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (488 reviews)
- Address: 120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-1842
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#10. Creation Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,249 reviews)
- Address: 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080-9364
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#9. Dinosaur World

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (575 reviews)
- Address: 711 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8437
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#8. Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (262 reviews)
- Address: 1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
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#7. Muhammad Ali Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,242 reviews)
- Address: 144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2939
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#6. Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (622 reviews)
- Address: 1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208-2127
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#5. Kentucky Horse Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,632 reviews)
- Address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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#4. National Corvette Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,873 reviews)
- Address: 350 Corvette Dr I-65, Exit 28, Bowling Green, KY 42101-9134
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#3. Ark Encounter

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,993 reviews)
- Address: 1 Ark Encounter Dr, Williamstown, KY 41097-7504
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#2. Kentucky Derby Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,298 reviews)
- Address: 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
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#1. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6,522 reviews)
- Address: 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2620
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