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Events in Land Between The Lakes

Check out these entertaining and educational events happening in Land Between The Lakes!

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  January 29, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Nature Station. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Fort Henry Anniversary Program & Walk

Where:  LBL36.6555083,-87.9730305

When:  February 4, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Ft. Donelson National Battlefield - Meet at Homeplace 1850s Farm. Reservations are required. Cost is $3 to $5.

1-2:30pm Ft. Henry Program | 3-4pm Walk

Invited historian, Susan "Ski" Witzofsky, will explain Fort Henry's impact on the Civil War in the Homeplace theater. Later, gather at Fort Henry Trail Parking for a guided walk to relive the siege. Walk is weather-permitting.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.97074,-88.2005927

When:  February 4, 2017 - 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.97074,-88.2005927

When:  February 5, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a light-hearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus, the beautiful princess Andromeda, Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion, and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live*

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Somewhere along the line, planetariums became cool shaped movie theaters and the technology got ahead of the message. You are invited to quietly relax under a canopy of stars that represent tonight's sky. As you do, our knowledgeable and entertaining staff will personally lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, and special celestial events. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Tue and Thur @ 4:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoying the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the worlds largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


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Beaver Dam Outlook
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!