Kentucky Tourism

Family Adventure Quest

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Read All About It
Click here to read the Kentucky Monthly article on one family’s experience with the Family Adventure Quest.

What is it?

What is a “quest”?  It may be a riddle, it might even rhyme, as it directs you how or where to spend your time. You might have to ponder, you might hike or hop, as you discover fun facts & plan your next photo op.  So grab your friends and grab your gear, discover state parks in a new way and at your own pace throughout the year!

You may be joining in an outdoor activity, uncovering a park’s past, seeking the “unusual” in the woods, or solving a riddle. Let your quest booklet serve as a guide to a year’s worth of adventures with your friends or family!

FAQ Brochure

$15 registration for a group of 2-6 people gets you:
• Booklet of 28 Quests  
• Canvas Fishing Hat 
• FAQ Flying Disc 
• Exclusive Park Coupons
• Travel Brochures 

Challenges will take your team to various parks and historic sites in search of your next adventure. You won’t need much gear for these expeditions, however almost all challenges will require use of a digital camera, and a bit of online research might help before heading out for some of them. In order to be eligible for prizes upon completion, quest photos will need to be submitted as high resolution (300 dpi) electronic images, or minimum of 3000 X 2400 pixel count (larger is even better!) on CD or thumb drive (non-returnable) along with your booklet. This is not for camera phones unless yours has at least an 8MP camera and can produce the size noted above.

What's New in 2017?

In 2017 you are presented with 28 “quests” statewide.  Just eight of these quests are park-specific to five parks, so if you don’t want to visit one or two of those parks, you can still earn top prize--just choose a different quest that you can do closer to home. (But frankly, if you’re in it for the fun, you are going to want to do the park-specific quests!) The other two-thirds of your quests can be done at whichever Kentucky State Park you choose as long as it has the facility (trail, campground, resort, lake, etc.) specified for the challenge.

Besides fun with my family, what do I get?

The more quests you complete, the more you earn! 
Complete 10 or more correctly and receive a free night lodge room or campground stay at any park (Sun—Thurs.) plus free passes to park museums/house tours for each person on your team!
Complete 20 = $35 KY State Park Gift Card (plus the overnight stay and passes)
Complete 25 = $60 KY State Park Gift Card (plus the overnight stay and passes)

How long will it take?

If planned out properly, you could win the first prize level (10 completed) by visiting just four parks. Thus, you could finish up in just a 2-3 weekends, or you could space out your experience over the whole year, finishing up in November. You can get started in January or you can wait until fall to start your journey. However, there are a couple quests that can only be completed between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and some parks have adjusted hours in the off-season, so plan accordingly if you are going for the top prize!

Where do I sign up?! 

 to download the registration form today.

 to register online (NEW!), or call 502-564-2172 to request one by mail.

Quest packets are normally received within two weeks of payment. If you feel it is taking longer than expected to arrive please call 502-564-2172 for an update.  

Still not sure exactly what a “quest” is? We met the energetic second-year team, MacSpirit, of Louisville recently at a park to tag along on one of theirs. Watch the video below for more!  

We hope you enjoy your tour of Kentucky state parks and that each of your trips is full of fun and ideas for future getaways. 

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