Department of Parks
Open House Planned Nov. 22 at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 20, 2014  
Contact Information:  Dean Henson,

UNION, Ky. – Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County will hold an open house on Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at the park’s visitor center.


The open house is hosted by the park, the Friends of Big Bone and the Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibit team. Guests will be able to learn more about the park and plans for a revitalization of the visitor center.


In June, the Friends of Big Bone was awarded a $70,000 grant from the R.C. Durr Foundation for the visitor center. For every dollar donated by the public, the Durr Foundation will match it up to $70,000 until December 2015.


For more information about the fundraising effort, visit


The site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.


The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off U.S. 42-127 and Interstate-71/I-75.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at