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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 15, 2018 - Mondays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 16, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Changes are just around the corner as summer gives way to autumn. Chores on the farm are changing; even the aromas coming from the Homeplace kitchen are different. Is that the smell of pumpkin pie or fresh black-eyed peas boiling on the stove? Drop by the kitchen and see the 1850's treats the farm family might be enjoying.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 16, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 17, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 18, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 19, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 20, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

What's a morning routine without a fresh pot of coffee? Coffee was a popular drink even in the 1850s, but they did not have modern coffee pots with filters to keep the grounds out of their mugs. So how did they keep the grounds out? Stop by the Double Pen kitchen to see how coffee was made in the 1850s from roasting and grinding the beans to brewing the coffee using a whole raw egg, shell and all!

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 20, 2018 - Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's SUPER SQUIRREL!! Come to our daytime, kid-friendly, non-scary special event all about our super animal friends. Our forest animals are superhero crazy. They heard the League of Eager Animal Protectors (L.E.A.P) is recruiting, and they are ready to show off their best superpower to impress the agents. Join our guides on a half-mile hike and meet some costumed critters who are anxious to be the next L.E.A.P Agent! Also enjoy treats, games, and more! Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

And for the first time, there will be a Kids Costume Contest, beginning at 12:00pm! Contest Sign-Up begins at 11:30am. Bring your favorite costume, and maybe even win a prize $5 per person for ages 5 and up. Ages 4 and under are free. Includes same day NS admission. Tickets go on sale at 11:30am. Guided half-mile character trail hikes begin at 12pm. Last tour departs at 4pm. All other activities end at 4:30pm. Dress for the weather. For more information, call 270-924-2299.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Dr.

When:  October 21, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

BOO! What was that?! Explore the back roads of Land Between the Lakes at night as we search for spooky spots, nocturnal nature, and tell some good ole-fashion ghost stories. This program is family-friendly.

$10 for children 12 and under, $15 for participants ages 12+. Meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center. Reservation and full deposit required. Limit 20. Call (270) 924-2020 for reservations.Land Between the Lakes 100 years ago!

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 21, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Here on between the river farms, cotton wasn't a cash crop, but many family farms grew a small amount of cotton for home use. Help seed and card cotton to get it ready to turn into a quilt batting or yarn and watch the spinning wheel whirl-it's trickier than spinning the sheep's wool!

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 21, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join our naturalists for a program dedicated to our favorite nocturnal singers - our owls! Meet our resident owls up close and learn how they survive in their nocturnal world, and what makes each species unique!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 21, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

"That's no white-tailed deer!" This is a common phrase among our visitors! Come learn about Land Between the Lakes' non-native celebrity, the Fallow Deer! Look at our resident fallow up close, learn where good places to spot them in the wild are, and how they came to Land Between the Lakes 100 years ago!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 22, 2018 - Mondays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 23, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Changes are just around the corner as summer gives way to autumn. Chores on the farm are changing; even the aromas coming from the Homeplace kitchen are different. Is that the smell of pumpkin pie or fresh black-eyed peas boiling on the stove? Drop by the kitchen and see the 1850's treats the farm family might be enjoying.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 23, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 24, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 25, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 26, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 27, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

The return of shorter days and cold northern winds means that it is time to prepare the houses for winter. Lend a hand as we rotate the ticks on the beds, bring out the wool comforters and coverlets, and put down the rag rug carpets on the bare wood floors to keep warmth in and lock the cold out!

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 27, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

We have a mystery to solve! Whose foot could have left behind such large tracks? Is it Bigfoot? Or could it be one of our native animals? Join us as we focus on feet and try to determine which Nature Station animal might have made footprints so big it deserves to be called Bigfoot!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 27, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Why do the leaves change color? Why do squirrels bury some acorns but not others? Why is it getting colder? Come learn the answers to these questions, do a fun science experiment, and more on this fall themed science hike!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 28, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

The mighty mule held its place in farm life in the 19th century, until replaced by the tractor. Unlike the tractor, mules were a co-worker for an 1850 farmer and cherished by the entire farm family. Meet our team, Todd and Dan, see them in action and learn about their role on the farm.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 28, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Happy Halloween to the Nature Station's animals! Jack-o-lanterns make great containers to stuff with festive feasts for our critters. Help us prepare some super snacks for the wolves, vultures, and more. Then watch as the animals try to figure out how to open up their pumpkin presents and chow down

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 28, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

From the bottom of swamps and to the east, to the tops of trees where the small owls feast. The boys and ghouls crawl out of their abodes, to get a quick look at our toads! We'll do the mash! Animal Monster Mash! We'll do the mash! Join us at the Woodlands Nature Station as we look at classic movie monsters and see how nature inspired their creation. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 29, 2018 - Mondays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 30, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Changes are just around the corner as summer gives way to autumn. Chores on the farm are changing; even the aromas coming from the Homeplace kitchen are different. Is that the smell of pumpkin pie or fresh black-eyed peas boiling on the stove? Drop by the kitchen and see the 1850's treats the farm family might be enjoying.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 30, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  October 31, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 1, 2018 thru October 31, 2018 - Daily 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

As the day winds down, there's still chores to be done! It's feeding time, starting with the pigs at the hog lot. It's also time to gather eggs, move animals to their nightly quarters, and put the log houses in order. Learn about the farm animals as they bed down for the evening. There might even be opportunities for you to help!

Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 2, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Since the spring sheep shearing, the farm women have been spinning the wool fleeces into yarn to knit into warm clothing for the family. Follow along as we knit the hand spun yarn into 1850 clothing.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 2, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

How do you solve the problem of darkness during the short winter days on a farm in the 1850s? Going to bed early? Partly. Making your own candles? Yes! As we dip and mold homemade candles with beeswax and tallow, you are welcome to help, creating them layer by layer!

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Take a spin around our opossum themed obstacle course and see if you have what it takes to be an opossum! We'll warn you now though, opossums have very poor eyesight, so this may not be as easy as it seems!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Watch as local chainsaw artist Justin Driver shows off his many talents as he carves animals (and other things) from logs using nothing but a chainsaw! Many of Justin's works will be displayed and available for purchase just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Make your very own animal to take home for the winter. Using manmade craft supplies and natural materials, you can build your very own "Busy Beaver" or other hard working critter to take home with you!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$2 per person. No charge for children 2 and under. Fee is separate from NS admission. Limited seating. Sign up at NS front desk on Saturday. Trips depart regularly throughout the day. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Come enjoy the late fall weather and see if you can spot any animals busily preparing for the coming winter! Each ride lasts approximately 40 minutes and rides depart from NS throughout the day.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Smokey Bear will be making appearances at scheduled times throughout the day. Bring a camera because Smokey loves to pose for pictures with the young and young at heart!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 12 to 12:45 p.m. & 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Brio is back! Come enjoy our returning musical guest, Brio String Ensemble. This talented group is one of the best youth string ensembles in the area, playing everything from classical, to pop, to old-time fiddle music.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

For those critters that can't move south for winter, fall is a very busy time! From winterizing their homes (and bodies) to laying by a stash of food for the coming season, this time of year is a very busy time for some of our native wildlife. Join our naturalist and learn about all the work and planning some creatures have to put in!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Visit with some forest friends as we learn about some tree dwelling critters and learn the importance of trees for many of our winter-bound animals! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Watch as Kentucky craftsman Justin Roberts makes handcrafted willow furniture from locally obtained materials. Finished products will be available for viewing and purchase

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 4, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

A blacksmith shop on the farm in the 1850s provided a farmer with a means to make and repair his farming tools. Today, it provides historical interpreters a means to rediscover these skills and learn from the past. Join us today and see why access to a good blacksmith was so important.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 1, 2018 thru November 4, 2018 - Daily 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

September is harvest time at the Homeplace! Join in the farm work as the farmers harvest the crops and garden vegetables to preserve for the winter ahead. Farm work in September includes harvesting tobacco, shucking and shelling corn, plowing, making winter clothing, quilting, or cooking and preserving garden vegetables from the fall harvest. Learn practical skills that are still as valuable today as they were in the past.

Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 4, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join one of our naturalists on a short, 1-mile hike on our Woodland Walk trail! Participants will enjoy the fall weather and learn how to identify trees by their leaves and bark.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 10, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Many plants and animals survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. Come and discover the creatures around us that had to be careful of the T-rex!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 10, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! So many dinosaurs come in crazy shapes and sizes! Imagine you're creating your own prehistoric beasts to roam your bedroom's shelves!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 10, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Land Between the Lakes is built on a bed of fossils. Learn the common fossils from our area as you examine crinoids, corals, brachiopods, clams, snails, and other fossils in the indoor comforts of the Nature Station theater. Then make a fossil craft to take home as a souvenir!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 10, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey Kids! Do you love learning about the prehistoric past? Spend the day discovering the ancient past of Kentucky and how to read the natural world to better understand it. Join us for one or all of the programs below.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 10, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Dinosaurs came in all sizes - from chicken-sized dinosaurs all the way up to building sized! Over the past 20 years, new and bigger dinosaurs have been discovered! Join our naturalist as we take a look at some of these (formerly) mighty creatures and discover just how big they got!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 11, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Learn a few easy ways to help the environment by recycling and feeding the birds. Check out several plans for transforming everyday trash into a bird feeder and make your own feeder to take home!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  October 13, 2018 thru November 13, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Enjoy an evening in the 1850s where the nights were very dark, and the only light comes from lanterns. Family entertainment was sitting round the hearth listening to stories of long ago. Step back in time, gather around for the old-time tradition of storytelling and listen to award winning storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis as he shares scary stories around the blazing bonfire.

Between storytelling, get a hot cup of cider and discover your future as we tap into the "other world" and learn your fate through Victorian fortune telling games. Program held rain or shine, so please be prepared for the weather. Great family fun!

6pm | First Story Telling with Scary Stories
6:45pm | Fortune Telling Games
7:30pm | Second Story Telling with Even Scarier Stories.

Doors open at 5:30pm

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Cub Scout Day activities are included with regular NS admission fee of $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. Complete schedule will be available online by November 1. Call 270-924-2299 for more information.

Attention all Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders! Bring the gang, or just your own kids, to the Nature Station for a full day of activities and programs focused on this year's theme: Science Rocks! Learn about the night sky, dinosaurs, cool rocks, and other cool physical science experiments! Cub Scouts of all ages can participate in staff-led programs and activities that help them work toward a Belt Loop from their respective levels. The Belt Loops are: Sky is the Limit (Tigers), Digging in the Past (Wolves), Super Science (Bears), and Earth Rocks! (Webelos). We recommend planning at least a 2 hour visit to do all the activities.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 14, 2018 thru November 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  931.232.6457

Thanksgiving will not become a national holiday until 1863, but the fall harvest was celebrated by rural people long before. Come to the Homeplace all week to experience the hustle and bustle in the kitchen as we prepare for our own thanksgiving meal to celebrate a successful harvest. Each day the ladies will prepare a special dish all leading up to the big harvest dinner on Saturday the 17th.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 18, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey Kids! Join us as a not-so-secret agent from the Department of Mythical Wildlife teaches you about the unknown mythical creatures that are native to our area! Kids will follow the agent on a short, 1-mile hike to learn some of the signs of mythical creatures, and ways to help preserve the habitats that these creatures call home!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Everyone knows the story of The Three Little Pigs, but do you know the story of The Two Not so Little Pigs? Stop by the Pig Pen and learn the interesting story of our Tamworth pigs and how much the farm family valued them. So, don't be afraid of the big bad wolf, come to the farm and ham it up.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 23, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Would you like to make some simple, fun winter decorations for your house? Try your hand at making animal snowflakes! We've got a number of different patterns you can choose. Cut out a colorful snowflake with an animal design hidden in its folds.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 23, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

All of us humans enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, so why not treat the animals to their own special feast? We'll be dishing up some super suppers for our resident animals. Come watch the red wolves, opossum, turkeys, and more enjoy their holiday meals. Who ordered the mouse potato pie and cricket dressing?

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 23, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Want to avoid the crowds at big stores and malls? Come to Nature Station and make some fun and creative gifts and home decorations inspired by nature! Give them away as holiday gifts or keep them for yourself! No artistic talent required.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$15 per person. Fee includes same day Nature Station admission. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather. Moderate walking may be required. Meet at Nature Station.

The eagle has landed! Lots of bald eagles migrate to the Land Between the Lakes area for the winter. Many arrive in November. Join us on our first van tour of the season to visit some eagle-viewing hotspots and look for these breathtaking birds in the wild. Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for closer looks.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Brrrr! It's going to get cold out there soon! Have you ever wondered how animals make it through the winter? Where do squirrels hide their food? Where do skunks sleep? Where did all the turtles go? Join us for this fun program, meet several animals up close, and play games that teach us what these cool critters do to survive the cold!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 24, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Step back in time to the smell of pine needles and gingerbread and to stockings hung by the fire with care; to a simple 1850 Christmas. Wander around the farm and visit the homes to see how the farm family decorated for Christmas season. Learn how to make traditional Christmas decorations, collect recipes for traditional holiday treats to make at home. Then, sit back and relax to the old-time Christmas tunes and stories. Later, join in singing 1800s Christmas carols as we usher in Santa Claus' arrival. Do not miss a visit with good 'o Santa Claus! Come all ye' for fun and merriment!

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Animals make their homes in some strange places. Some live in trees, some make a nest, and even others live underwater. But there are many animals that are experts at living underground. Come learn more about our subterranean animal friends and meet some burrowing critters.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 25, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out how they become so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Daily through Saturday, October 13, all a part of Wolf Week at the Nature Station.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 25, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

The Homeplace ladies are gathering in the parlor this afternoon for tea and sweet treats and to visit and talk about the upcoming holiday season. Drop by the parlor, we'd love to have your company and listen to your family traditions for the holidays.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 25, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Making the old style ladder-back chairs was a popular winter pastime hobby for some and a source of winter income for others in the 19th century. Keeping this tradition alive, we still make chairs from local tree and using traditional woodworking tools. This afternoon we are working on one of the last steps, weaving the chair seat with hickory bark. Stop by the Tool Barn and see how chair bottoming is done. Learn some useful tips and go home and fix the one you have in your garage.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. 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. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Various Times

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! Showtimes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Noon. Also Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - 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. Showtimes are Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. Also Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - 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. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Also showing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Also on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday at noon. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 30, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Today is the last day Nature Station will be open for the season! Join our naturalists for a special behind the scenes tour to meet our resident animals, learn their histories, and how we care for them in the winter. You'll even help feed some of them.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Daily at 10:00 a.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a lighthearted 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. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Daily at 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's 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. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 30, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

The kettle is in the back yard along with the laundry fork to mix up a new batch of lye soap. See the transformation with your own eyes as simple ingredients, water, lard, and lye, are stirred together to form this all-purpose cleaner.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru December 22, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Laser lights shows at the Golden Pond Planetarium. Featuring many genres of music including retro, rock, pop, country, faith-based and so much more. Download the fall schedule here. Admission fees apply.

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Sunset
Photo by Nancy Smith

There are few things more beautiful than a Kentucky Lake sunset. The best place to view a sunset is from the western shore of Land Between The Lakes.