Incorporated in 1974, Oak Grove is one of Kentucky’s newest cities. However, Oak Grove is rich in history and has more to offer its visitors than one might think. Located near Fort Campbell military base (and just under an hour from Nashville), Oak Grove has a rich military heritage to explore, along with plenty of other sites and attractions.
Here is a sample of what you can find near our Oak Grove, KY hotels:
Start your tour of Oak Grove’s military history with a visit to War Memorial Park. Take a relaxing stroll through Kentucky’s natural splendor and learn about monuments that explain U.S. Military history and commemorate the efforts of those who have served.
Next, head over to Fort Campbell to visit the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum. The museum focuses on the history of the “Screaming Eagles” airborne division, tracing its history from World War II to its present day operations. Here you will find artifacts from the Screaming Eagles’ operations at Normandy and other more modern artifacts representing the division’s evolution into a modern fighting force. The area surrounding the museum also is full of vintage military aircraft and equipment worth exploring.
The Jefferson Davis Monument is a 351-foot tall concrete obelisk constructed at the site where the Confederacy’s president was born. Take an elevator to the monument’s observation room for an excellent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
If you are ready for something a little more active, visit the Fort Campbell riding stables to enjoy pony rides and guided trail rides. Explore the area in and around the historic Fort Campbell Military Reservation as well as the scenic beauty of Southern Kentucky.
Located just a short drive from Oak Grove is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area. This 170,000-acre outdoor recreation area is flanked by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley (which ranks as one of the world’s largest man-made bodies of water). Whether you are interested in hiking, boating, fishing, camping, you can find what you are looking for here. And as home to one of the largest remaining herds of buffalo in the United States, Land Between the Lakes truly offers an experience you cannot find anywhere else
Finish up your tour of Oak Grove with a visit to the Oak Grove Schoolhouse. This authentically restored one-room schoolhouse offers a glimpse into what life was like in Rural Kentucky in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and also serves as home to a number of historical documents and artifacts from the area.
Between its rich history and outdoor attractions, you will find plenty to enjoy in Oak Grove. Book with Choice Hotels and you’ll be sure to come back to a clean and comfortable room after a long day.
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