One Kentucky State Park is now home to some larger-than-life wooden giants known simply as The Big Twigs. These 14-foot tall sculptures will welcome guests to Lake Malone State Park thanks to a partnership between the Muhlenberg County Tourism Commission and Kentucky State Parks.

According to a press release, the gigantic works of art were funded "by a grant from the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, along with matching donations from Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital and Old National Bank." Created by artist Steve Brauch of Brainchild Creative LLC, the Big Twigs are located at Malone Lake State Parks campsites, its lakeside fishing area, and at its hiking trails. The Big Twigs are free and open to the public for viewing and photo opportunities.

Get our free mobile app


The press release describes Lake Malone State Park,

Lake Malone State Park is one of 45 Kentucky state parks that offer a variety of outdoor recreation activities that Kentuckians can enjoy. Located in Dunmor, the park consists of over 200 acres with well-maintained hiking trails, camping sites, picnic pavilions and playgrounds. The 788-acre lake is enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs and surrounded by hardwood forests of mountain laurel, holly and dogwood trees.

The trio of sculptures each represents the area of the park where they are located. One Big Twig has a hiking stick. One has a marshmallow on a stick for roasting and the third Big Twig can be seen with a fishing pole in hand and a bobber on his line. The Big Twigs are definitely going to be worth the visit to Malone Lake State Park.

This Kentucky Beach Is A Floating Playground Everyone Would Love

Summer fun is officially upon us, and I think I found a place that you and your family might want to visit this year. 


Kentucky is home to the world's largest outdoor go-kart track in the world and a huge arcade and it is within driving distance from the Tri-State called Kart Kountry

There's A Farm In Kentucky Where You Can Hug And Play With Fluffy Cows

Just a short drive from Evansville is a farm where you can hug and play with fluffy cows, and they are adorable.

Falls of the Rough Kentucky Home to Newly Restored Retro Roadside Motel

Falls of the Rough-in Kentucky or Rough River as most people know it is home to a newly remodeled retro roadside motel and we got a look around.

Select Wildlife You Could Encounter in Kentucky

With all the bear stories--and occasional bobcat stories--that are popping up, maybe it's time we take a look at some of the wildlife you could encounter within these Kentucky borders. Some are harmless and some you want NO part of, in my opinion.

White Water Rafting at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky

This summer, we decided to go on our first real family adventure - white water rafting. There is a white water rafting tour about four hours from the tri-state at Cumberland Falls. Run by Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort, the tour lasts about six hours. It includes an up-close meet and greet with the falls, plenty of swimming, rock jumping, a riverboat ride, and lunch! Check out photos from our adventure.