Somerset trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Somerset is a home rule-class city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States. The city population was 11,196 according to the 2010 census.HistorySomerset was first settled in 1798 by Thomas Hansford and received its name from Somerset County, New Jersey, where some of the early settlers had formerly lived. Somerset became the Pulaski County seat in 1802, and it was incorporated as a city in 1887. A significant Civil War battle was fought in January 1862, at Mill Springs (now "Nancy") about 8mi west of Somerset, and a museum is at the site. A smaller battle was fought nearby at Dutton's Hill in 1863. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, library services were provided by the pack horse library. The completion of Lake Cumberland in 1950 transformed Somerset from a sleepy rural community into one of the largest recreation centers in Kentucky, drawing more than 1.7 million visitors annually, especially between the Memorial and Labor Day holidays.GeographySomerset is located at, and the downtown part of the city is at an elevation of around 750–800 feet above sea level. The city is located at the eastern end of Kentucky's Mississippian Plateau ; however, the micropolitan area extends eastward into the Appalachian Plateau, and northward to Kentucky's Outer Bluegrass region. Thus, the area shows significant variations in landforms and scenery.When using our United States tour itinerary builder, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Somerset
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Hidden gems in Somerset
Side trips from Somerset
Popular things to do in Somerset
Places to visit with Somerset
LouisvilleTrip planner BEST FOR: Cave, Specialty Museum, Distillery Mammoth Cave National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Cave, Hiking Trail LexingtonTrip planner BEST FOR: Casino, State Park, Brewery Bowling GreenTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Cave, History Museum FrankfortTrip planner BEST FOR: Distillery, Government Building, Cemetery
Recently planned trips to Somerset
4 days in Somerset BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES 27 Twin Drive-In Theatre Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Atkinson-Griffin Log House-Confederate Hospital 1 day in Somerset BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES 27 Twin Drive-In Theatre MindScape Escape Rooms 1 day in Somerset & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Somerset Denver 1 day in Somerset BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Somerset 3 days in Somerset & Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Somerset Gatlinburg 5 days in Somerset & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Somerset Los Angeles