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W e L C o M e To K E N T U C K Y We’re glad you’ve decided to Discover Your Next Adventure in the Bluegrass State. From quiet horse farms to scenic byways and trail towns, Kentucky’s 120 counties are full of charm, adventure and excitement. Destinations include bourbon trails, adventure tourism, gorgeous natural parks, plentiful dining options, multiple attractions and numerous choices of lodging; we’re positive you’ll enjoy your stay. Welcome to Kentucky, we are glad you chose us to be your guide! Sincerely, Kentucky Travel Guide Team

Cory Ramsey, Map Dot Kentucky

2016

Kentucky

Travel Guide

Published annually since 1967 12305 Westport Road, Suite 104 Louisville, KY 40245 502.632.1771 info@kytravel.com www.kytravel.com ©Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.

PHOTOS Throughout the publication are photos taken by Cory Ramsey and the Map Dot, Kentucky crew. On the Cover Ark Encounter, Area 12, Dry Ridge/Williamstown, page 59. KY Great River Road Organization, Areas 21 & 22, pages 86, 89. Breaks Interstate Parks, Area 26, Elkhorn City, page 104. Kentucky Down Under/Mammoth Onyx Cave, Area 35, Horse Cave/Munfordville, page 133.


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Before DiSCOVERing your KENTUCKY

...read these helpful tips.

ATTRACTION NOTES Listings were verfied and believed to be accurate at press time. It's recommended to contact the attraction prior to visiting for the most up-to-date information. IMPAIRED ACCESS It's recommended to contact the attraction prior to visiting to determine the level of access.

TRAFFIC UPDATES For traffic conditions including closures, construction & detours or other trafficrelated information throughout Kentucky, dial 511. HISTORICAL MARKERS More than 2,000 historical markers along Kentucky roads denote a site, organization,event orpersonconsidered to be of historical significance. Typically cast metal atop a pole, they feature the official seal of the Commonwealth and a description of the significance on both sides relating the story. OUR ADVERTISERS Listings preceded by a H, in BOLD COLOR or encased in a frame

TIME ZONES The eastern half of Kentucky is on Eastern Standard Time (EST) from November through early March and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) the rest of the year. Likewise, the western part of the state is on Central Standard Time (CST) and Central Daylight Time (CDT), respectively.

ALCOHOL SALES Some Kentucky counties permit full retail sales of alcoholic beverages, some completely prohibit it, and others fall somewhere in between. These restrictions are defined below; the status of each travel area is noted at the beginning of its listing. •Wet — counties where sales of

alcoholic beverages for on-site or off-site consumption are allowed.

•Moist — dry counties where one

or more cities have voted to allow alcohol sales for off-premises consumption.

•Dry — sales of alcoholic beverages

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North Central

Bourbon, Horses & History Louisville KENTUCKY'S BLuegrass Bardstown Frankfort Hodgenville Georgetown/Paris Elizabethtown Lexington ACRONYM KEY Winchester KDFWR Kentucky Department of Richmond/Berea Fish & Wildlife Resources Harrodsburg/Danville KDF Kentucky Division of Forestry KDP Kentucky Department of Parks NRHP National Register of Historic Places USACE US Army Corps of Engineers USFS US Forestry Service NHL National Historic Landmark NNL National Natural Landmark AFA American Forestry Association

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Northern Kentucky River

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Table of Contents NORTHERN North Central

Bourbon, Horses, History  Louisville Area .Louisville......................................12 .Brooks/Shepherdsville.................18 .Bedford/Milton.............................20 .La Grange/Crestwood...................20 New Castle....................................21 Shelbyville....................................22 Taylorsville....................................23  Bardstown Area Bardstown....................................24 Lebanon........................................25 Loretto..........................................26 Springfield....................................27  Hodgenville Area Hodgenville..................................27  Elizabethtown Area Elizabethtown...............................28 Glendale.......................................29 Radcliff/Ft. Knox............................29 West Point....................................30 Brandenburg................................31 Hardinsburg/Cloverport/ Irvington.......................................31 Leitchfield.....................................32 Kentucky's Bluegrass  Frankfort Area Frankfort.......................................34 Lawrenceburg...............................35  Georgetown/ Paris Area Georgetown..................................36 Paris..............................................38 Carlisle..........................................38 Cynthiana.....................................39  Lexington Area Lexington......................................40 Nicholasville.................................43 Wilmore........................................43 Midway.........................................44 Versailles......................................44

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Northern Kentucky River

Carrollton Area

Carrollton......................................53 Owenton.......................................54 Warsaw/Sparta.............................54  Northern kentucky area Covington.....................................55 Ft. Mitchell/Erlanger.....................56 Newport........................................56 Florence........................................57 Dry Ridge/Williamstown..............59 Falmouth......................................59 Maysville Area Maysville......................................60 Washington..................................61 Augusta........................................62 Flemingsburg...............................62 Mt. Olivet......................................63 Vanceburg....................................63

WeStERN

Bluegrass, Blues, BBQ  Owensboro/Henderson Area Owensboro...................................66 Henderson....................................67 Hawesville/Lewisport....................68 Lake Malone Area Central City...................................69 Greenville/Dunmor......................69 Calhoun........................................70 Hartford/Rosine/Beaver Dam.......71 Madisonville Area Madisonville.................................72 Hanson.........................................73 Dawson Springs............................73 Dixon/Providence.........................73 Morganfield/Sturgis.....................74 Western Waterland Hopkinsville Area Hopkinsville.................................75 Oak Grove.....................................76 Elkton...........................................76  Winchester Area Cadiz/Lake Barkley Area Winchester...................................45 Cadiz.............................................77  Richmond/Berea Area Golden Pond.................................78 Richmond.....................................46 Princeton......................................79 Berea............................................48 Lakes Area  Harrodsburg/Danville Area Eddyville.......................................79 Harrodsburg.................................49 Kuttawa.........................................80 Danville........................................50 Grand Rivers.................................80 Perryville.......................................51 Marion..........................................81 Lancaster......................................51 Murray/Kentucky Lake Area Stanford........................................52 Gilbertsville/Calvert City...............82 6 • www.kytravel.com

Benton..........................................83 Aurora...........................................83 Murray..........................................84 New Concord................................85  Mayfield Area/KY great river road region Mayfield.......................................85 Clinton/Columbus........................86 Fulton...........................................86 Hickman.......................................86 Paducah Area Paducah........................................87 Bardwell/Arlington.......................89 Wickliffe/Barlow/Kevil/LaCenter...89

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Appalachians Morehead /Mt. Sterling Area Morehead.....................................92 Mt. Sterling...................................93 Owingsville/Salt Lick....................94 Frenchburg...................................94 West Liberty..................................94  Ashland Area Ashland........................................95 Greenup.......................................96 Russell..........................................97 Grayson........................................97 Olive Hill.......................................98 Louisa...........................................99 Sandy Hook..................................99 Paintsville/Prestonsburg AREA Paintsville...................................100 Prestonsburg..............................101 Inez.............................................102 Salyersville.................................103  Pikeville/Breaks Area Pikeville......................................103 Elkhorn City................................104 Daniel Boone Country

Red River Gorge Area Slade...........................................105 Stanton/Clay City........................105 Campton.....................................106 Beattyville...................................106 Booneville..................................107 Irvine..........................................107 Jackson.......................................108 Hazard/Buckhorn Lake Area Hazard........................................108 Hindman....................................109 Hyden.........................................110 Whitesburg.................................110


EASTERN Middlesboro/ CumberLand Gap Area Middlesboro...............................111 Pineville......................................111 Cumberland/Benham/Lynch......112 Harlan.........................................113 Corbin/Cumberland Falls/ Williamsburg Area Corbin.........................................114 Williamsburg..............................115 Barbourville................................116 London/Laurel Lake Area London.......................................117 Manchester.................................118 McKee.........................................118 Renfro Valley/Mt. Vernon............119 SoUth Central

Southern Shorelines Somerset/Lake Cumberland/ Big South Fork Area Somerset....................................122 Burnside.....................................123 Stearns/Whitley City...................124 Jamestown/Lake Cumberland/ Dale Hollow Lake Area Jamestown.................................125 Russell Springs...........................127 Monticello..................................127 Albany........................................128 Burkesville..................................128 Green River Lake Area Campbellsville............................129 Columbia....................................130 Greensburg................................131 Liberty.........................................131 Kentucky’s Cave Country Mammoth Cave/Glasgow Brownsville/Mammoth Cave......132 Horse Cave/Munfordville...........133 Cave City/Park City......................134 Edmonton...................................135 Glasgow......................................135 Scottsville...................................136 Tompkinsville/Fountain Run/Gamaliel............................137 Bowling Green Area Bowling Green............................138 Franklin......................................140 Morgantown...............................140 Russellville.................................141 Auburn.......................................141

City Listing Alphabetical SOUTHErN

Albany ....................... 128 Ashland ....................... 95 Arlington..................... 89 Auburn ...................... 141 Augusta ...................... 62 Aurora ......................... 83 Barbourville .............. 116 Bardstown ................... 24 Bardwell ...................... 89 Barlow......................... 89 Beattyville ................. 106 Beaver Dam ................ 71 Bedford ....................... 20 Benham .................... 112 Benton ........................ 83 Berea .......................... 48 Booneville ................. 107 Bowling Green .......... 138 Brandenburg .............. 31 Brooks ......................... 18 Brownsville ............... 132 Burkesville ................ 128 Burnside ................... 123 Cadiz ........................... 77 Calhoun ...................... 70 Calvert City .................. 82 Campbellsville .......... 129 Campton ................... 106 Carlisle ........................ 38 Carrollton .................... 53 Cave City ................... 134 Central City ................. 69 Clay City .................... 105 Clinton ........................ 86 Cloverport ................... 31 Columbia .................. 130 Columbus.................... 86 Corbin ....................... 114 Covington ................... 55 Crestwood.................... 20 Cumberland ............. 112 Cynthiana ................... 39 Danville ...................... 50 Dawson Springs .......... 73 Dixon .......................... 73 Dry Ridge .................... 59 Dunmor ...................... 69 Eddyville ..................... 79 Edmonton ................. 135 Elizabethtown ............. 28 Elkhorn City .............. 104 Elkton .......................... 76 Erlanger ...................... 56 Falmouth .................... 59 Flemingsburg ............. 62 Florence ...................... 57 Fountain Run............. 137 Ft. Knox ....................... 29 Ft. Mitchell .................. 56 Frankfort ..................... 34 Franklin ..................... 140

Frenchburg ................. 94 Fulton ......................... 86 Gamaliel.................... 137 Georgetown ................ 36 Gilbertsville ................ 82 Glasgow .................... 135 Glendale ..................... 29 Golden Pond ............... 78 Grand Rivers ............... 80 Grayson ....................... 97 Greensburg ............... 131 Greenup ...................... 96 Greenville ................... 69 Hanson........................ 73 Hardinsburg ............... 31 Harlan ....................... 113 Harrodsburg ............... 49 Hartford ...................... 71 Hawesville .................. 68 Hazard ...................... 108 Henderson .................. 67 Hickman ..................... 86 Hindman .................. 109 Hodgenville ................ 27 Hopkinsville ................ 75 Horse Cave ................ 133 Hyden ....................... 110 Inez ........................... 102 Irvine ........................ 107 Irvington ..................... 31 Jackson ..................... 108 Jamestown ............... 125 Kevil............................. 89 Kuttawa ....................... 80 LaCenter...................... 89 La Grange ................... 20 Lancaster ..................... 51 Lawrenceburg ............. 35 Lebanon ...................... 25 Leitchfield ................... 32 Lewisport .................... 68 Lexington .................... 40 Liberty ....................... 131 London ..................... 117 Loretto ......................... 26 Louisa ......................... 99 Louisville ..................... 12 Lynch ......................... 112 Madisonville ............... 72 Mammoth Cave ........ 132 Manchester ............... 118 Marion ........................ 81 Mayfield ...................... 85 Maysville .................... 60 McKee ....................... 118 Middlesboro ............. 111 Midway ....................... 44 Milton ......................... 20 Monticello ................ 127 Morehead ................... 92 Morganfield ................ 74

Morgantown ............. 140 Mt. Olivet .................... 63 Mt. Sterling ................. 93 Mt. Vernon ................ 119 Munfordville ............. 133 Murray ........................ 84 New Castle .................. 21 New Concord .............. 85 Newport ...................... 56 Nicholasville ............... 43 Oak Grove.................... 76 Olive Hill ..................... 98 Owensboro ................. 66 Owenton ..................... 54 Owingsville ................. 94 Paducah ...................... 87 Paintsville ................. 100 Paris ............................ 38 Park City .................... 134 Perryville ..................... 51 Pikeville .................... 103 Pineville .................... 111 Prestonsburg ............ 101 Princeton .................... 79 Providence .................. 73 Radcliff ........................ 29 Renfro Valley ............. 119 Richmond ................... 46 Rosine ......................... 71 Russell......................... 97 Russell Springs ......... 127 Russellville ................ 141 Salt Lick........................ 94 Salyersville ................ 103 Sandy Hook ................ 99 Scottsville .................. 136 Shelbyville .................. 22 Shepherdsville ............ 18 Slade ......................... 105 Somerset .................. 122 Sparta ......................... 54 Springfield ................. 26 Stanford ...................... 52 Stanton ..................... 105 Stearns ...................... 124 Sturgis ........................ 74 Taylorsville .................. 23 Tompkinsville ........... 137 Vanceburg .................. 63 Versailles .................... 44 Warsaw ....................... 54 Washington ................ 61 West Liberty ................ 94 West Point ................... 30 Whitesburg ............... 110 Whitley City .............. 124 Wickliffe ...................... 89 Williamsburg ............ 115 Williamstown .............. 59 Wilmore ...................... 43 Winchester .................. 45

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Featured Bed Bed && Breakfasts BreakfastS

H CHATEAU BOURBON B&B

10630 Meeting St., Louisville. Upscale accommodations in a down-home atmosphere. “Comfort with a splash of bourbon”. Located in Norton Commons Traditional Neighborhood, Louisville’s most vibrant walkable community. Experience the convenience and charm of exceptional dining, retail, & parks just steps from our door. Newly opened for 2016. Rates range from $199-$299. www.chateaubourbon.com chateaubourbonky@gmail.com 502.290.6553

EAGLE HILL MANOR BED & BREAKFAST & EAGLE COVE COTTAGE

118/122 Springfield Rd., Bloomfield (Bardstown). 1899 Victorian "Painted Lady" with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 7 fireplaces, natural woodwork & antique furnishings. Huge porch with swing. Natl. Reg. Also 1930s 2 bedroom, 2 bath stone cottage. Full country breakfast. www.historiceaglehillmanorbb.com 502.252.7111

OLD TALBOTT TAVERN

107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown. Oldest western stagecoach stop in America. Operating since 1779. 6 guest rooms. Lunch and dinner daily serving regional favorites such as Hot Brown, country ham, homemade soups and desserts. Large selection of small batch bourbons available. Try the Bourbon sampler in the Bourbon Bar until 1am. Prior guests include Jesse James, King Louis Phillippe and George Patton. www.talbotts.com 502.348.3494

HHARMONY HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST

300 Broadway Street, Hazard. Victorian Bed and Breakfast, built in 1922. Previous home to St. Cecilia’s School of Music in 1937. Located in a rural small town, close to parks and shopping. 3 rooms with private baths, and a full homemade breakfast every morning. “Where guests are treated like family!” www.harmonyhousebedandbreakfast.net 606.435.2079, toll free 866.972.9704.

WENDOVER BED & BREAKFAST INN

132 FNS Dr., Wendover. Built in 1925, this log home is the historical residence of Pioneer Nurse, Mary Breckinridge. It is listed as a National Historic landmark. The Inn contains 16 Guestrooms. Our hearty country breakfast is included. Rates range from $50-$100. www.frontier.edu/wendover 859.899.2707

HCOUNTRY GIRL AT HEART FARM B&B

6230 Priceville Rd., Munfordville. A “Green” environmentally-friendly interactive working farm-stay where you can “get your hands dirty or just put your feet up.” Five uniquely themed bedrooms with private baths. Great for business meetings. www.countrygirlatheartfarmbandb.com 270.531.5276

D I D YO U K N O W...

The BBAK offers a frequent stay program, gift certificates and newsletter? Find out more at

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NORTH CENTRAL REGION

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11–13

NORTHERN KENTUCKY RIVER

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Bourbon, Horses & History

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   Bourbon, Horses and History

Within a 100-mile radius of Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city and the 16th largest US city, this region comes alive with riverboats, bourbon distilleries, horse racing and farms, state parks, historic homes, antiques, art, entertainment and more. The area especially brings to mind the world-renowned Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. My Old Kentucky Home and the historic inns and cathedrals in Bardstown are filled with the rich flavor of Kentucky's earliest years. Hodgenville and Elizabethtown boast the birthplace and heritage of Abraham Lincoln, our nation's 16th president.

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KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

Travel Areas 1-4

Louisville

Louisville. . ................................... 12 Brooks/Shepherdsville................... 18 Bedford/Milton. . ........................... 20 La Grange/Crestwood.. ................... 20 New Castle.. ................................. 21 Shelbyville.. ................................. 22 Taylorsville. . ................................. 23

Bardstown

Bardstown................................... 24 Lebanon. . .................................... 25 Loretto........................................ 26 Springfield.................................. 26

Hodgenville

Hodgenville. . ............................... 27

Elizabethtown

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Elizabethtown.............................. 28 Glendale..................................... 29 Radcliff/Ft. Knox. . .......................... 29 West Point................................... 30 Brandenburg............................... 31 Hardinsburg/Cloverport/Irvington. . .. 31 Leitchfield................................... 32


NORTH CENTRAL REGION Travel Areas 5-10

Frankfort

Frankfort................................... 34 Lawrenceburg............................ 35

Georgetown/Paris

Georgetown. . ............................. 36 Paris......................................... 38 Carlisle.. .................................... 38 Cynthiana. . ................................ 39

Lexington

Lexington.................................. 40 Nicholasville.............................. 43 Wilmore. . .................................. 43 Midway. . ................................... 44 Versailles. . ................................. 44

Winchester

Winchester................................ 45

Richmond/Berea

Richmond.. ................................ 46 Berea. . ...................................... 48

Harrodsburg/Danville

Harrodsburg.............................. 49 Danville.................................... 50 Perryville................................... 51 Lancaster. . ................................. 51 Stanford.................................... 52

Travel Areas 11-13

Carrollton

Carrollton.................................. 53 Owenton................................... 54 Warsaw/Sparta........................... 54

Northern Kentucky

Covington.. ................................ 55 Ft. Mitchell/Erlanger.................... 56 Newport. . .................................. 56 Florence.................................... 57 Dry Ridge/Williamstown.. ............. 59 Falmouth.. ................................. 59

KentUCKY’s Bluegrass

The Kentucky Horse Park and neatly fenced bluegrass horse farms are unmatched by any other sight in the world.The area is rich in history – from the first permanent Kentucky settlement, Fort Harrod in Harrodsburg – to Danville, the first state capital – to Frankfort, the present capital. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea showcases the area's crafts. The region also boasts ten state parks and historic sites.

Northern Kentucky River

The Ohio River culture is preserved in the Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, just across the river from Cincinnati. The top attractions include riverboats, quaint river towns, an entertainment complex with a state-ofthe-art aquarium and a NASCAR track. Most of the state's remaining covered bridges, several lakes and three state parks are found in this area.

Maysville

Maysville. . ................................. 60 Washington............................... 61 Augusta.................................... 62 Flemingsburg............................ 62 Mt. Olivet.................................. 63 Vanceburg................................. 63

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Louisville Area

Cities Include: Louisville, Brooks/Shepherdsville, Bedford/Milton, La Grange/ Crestwood, New Castle, Shelbyville, Taylorsville

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Louisville

Population741,096 • Jefferson County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Kentucky’s largest city; 16th largest US city; established 1780. Greater Louisville population 1,035,975 (includes Kentucky counties Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, plus Indiana counties Clark, Floyd, Harrison; at I-65, I-71 and I-64 intersection on the Ohio River). t Louisville Visitors Center, 4th and Jefferson Sts. downtown; www.gotolouisville.com; 888.LOUISVILLE or 888.568.4784.

t Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

310 N Elm St., Corydon, IN. Plan your getaway to Historic Corydon, Harrison County. Just a short drive from Louisville, KY. Enjoy history, caves, wineries, gaming and outdoor recreation. Mon.–Sat. 9–5; Sun. Noon–5; closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. www.thisisindiana.org; 888.738.2137. [See ad page 13] t Southern Indiana Visitors Center, I-65 exit 0, Jeffersonville, IN; www.sunnysideoflouisville.org; 812.280.5566; 800.552.3842. t Old Louisville Information Center, 1340 S 4th St. in historic Old Louisville’s Central Park, 502.635.5244.  Bowman Field, I-264 and Taylorsville Rd.  Louisville International Airport, bordered by I-65 and I-264; 8 airlines; visitor’s center.

Educational Institutions

Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Rd.; independent Catholic University founded 1950; liberal arts; enrolls 3,000. 12 • www.kytravel.com

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd.; established 1853; enrolls 230. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2825 Lexington Rd.; founded 1859; enrolls 4,072. Spalding University, 845 S 3rd St.; established 1814; private 4 year college; enrolls 2,500. Sullivan University, 101 Bardstown Rd.; established 1962; enrolls 3,500. University of Louisville, 2301 S 3rd St.; chartered 1798; enrolls 21,000; 11 schools and colleges. American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave.; exhibits relating to education of the blind; tours; free. Belle of Louisville, Spirit of Jefferson, downtown Louisville Wharf, 4th St. and River Rd.; Ohio River cruises. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience, 3860 Fitzgerald Rd. Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave. at 4th St.; oldest continuously operated thoroughbred racetrack in US. NRHP. Copper and Kings Brandy Distillery, 1111 E. Washington St. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, 528 W Main St. Falls of the Ohio State Park, Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area, only Ohio River falls with a 387 million year-old fossil reef; Interpretive Center open Mon.–Sat. 9–5; Sun. 1–5; $5.

Hidlewild butterfly farm

1100 Logan St. The Idlewild Butterfly Farm and Insectarium features a live butterfly walk-through exhibit, a butterfly rearing lab, and a host of other creatures to interact with. The locally owned small business is a USDAinspected facility that also houses tarantulas, scorpions, hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes, tropical insects such as Malaysian Stick Bugs, Dead Leaf Mantids, & much more. The gift shop includes toys for kids, humanelymade jewely, & many more unique items. Tues.–Sat 10–5. 502.384.8953. Henry’s Ark, 7801 Rose Island Rd., Prospect; exotic/domestic animals; Tues.–Sun. 10–6 (gates close 5:30); donations. Jim Beam Urban Stilhouse, 4th Street Live! Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 4th St.; 200,000 square foot trade show, convention, exhibit space; 30,000 square foot ballroom; 50 breakout rooms. Kentucky Kingdom, 937 Phillips Ln. Kentucky Science Center and Digital Theatre, 727 W Main St.; hands-on exhibits, 4-story Digital Theatre. Sun.–Thur. 9:30–5, Fri.–Sat. 9:30–9; $13; children (2–12) $11; film $8. Kentucky Veterans Memorial, Coffee Tree Rd. off KY 676; giant sundial’s shadow touches name etched in granite plaza of all 1,100 Kentuckians killed in Vietnam on anniversary of death. KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plz. Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St.; established 1816; 1,033,008 books; Mon.–Thur. 9–9, Fri.–Sat.,9–5, Sun. 1–5. Mark Payton Glass Center, 815 W Market St.; only US glass art center with glass-blowing, flameworking, under one roof. Peerless Distillery, 120 N 10th St.


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION HLouisville Mega Cavern

1841 Taylor Ave. Unlike anything you’ve seen before! Featuring Mega Zips, underground adventure tour featuring 6 ziplines, including dual racing zip, 2 challenge bridges, & certified zip guide to lead 2 hr. adventure into part of 17 miles of underground passageways. For a more relaxing adventure, take 1 hr. 10 min. historic tram tour & learn geology, history, mining techniques, recycling & green building technology of man-made cavern & why it was a top secret in the U.S. Experience Mega Quest, a ropes course adventure for all ages. Mega Underground Bike Park, the newest addition,is largest indoor bike park in the world at 320,000 sq. ft. Nov. & Dec. the tram shuts down & cavern is transformed into annual underground holiday light show allowing vehicles to drive inside. www.louisvillemegacavern.com; 502.855.3582. [See ad page 14]

HThe Louisville Zoo

Enjoy wild adventures year-round amongst more than 1700 exotic animals. With three nationally award-wining exhibits including Glacier Run with polar bears, Gorilla Forest and the multi-species Islands exhibit. See up close daily animal demonstrations. Escape from the heat at the Papa John’s Splash Park. Enjoy gift shops, cafés, petting zoo, carousel, train, tram and playgrounds (some seasonal). Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Sept. 28 to Mar. 11: 10-4 (stay until 5); Mar. 12 to Sept. 30: 10-5 (stay until 6). Adults (12-59) $16.25; Seniors (60+) and children (3-11) $11.75; children (2 and under) free. Special group rates and facilities available for 15 or more. I-264 exit 14 to 1100 Trevilian Way; www.louisvillezoo.org; 502.459.2181. [See ad this page] US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), N 27th St.; one of only two sites on Ohio River with twin 1,200' lock chambers; visitor area 8–5; free. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, 4701 Brownsboro Rd.; grave sites of 12th US President, Zachary Taylor, his wife, as well as thousands of US veterans and their dependents. NRHP.

Historic Sites

Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S 5th St.; dedicated in 1852, restoration completed 1994. Masses Mon.–Fri. Noon, Sat. 5:30, Sun. 9:30, Noon and 5:30; free audio tour. Christ Church Cathedral, 421 S 2nd St.; city’s oldest house of worship; built 1822; Episcopal cathedral since 1894; Sun. Eucharist 8:15 and 10; Morning Prayer Tues., Thur. 9 . Farmington Historic Plantation, 3033 Bardstown Rd. Completed 1816, a 550-acre hemp plantation owned by Speed family and sustained by nearly 60 slaves. Tues.–Sat. 10–4. $9.

Explore.. Indiana’s Underground Take a weekend to discover the beauty that lies beneath Historic Corydon, Harrison County. Admire formations millions of years in the making, learn about the thriving ecosystems and more. Go to www.thisisindiana.org to start planning your adventure. Just 30 minutes from Louisville

thisisIndiana.org 888-738-2137

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HLocust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln. (between Brownsboro & River Rds). Set on 55 acres, Locust Grove (circa 1792) tells the story of William & Lucy Croghan, and Lucy's brother, Revolutionary War Hero, Gen. George Rogers Clark. The restored interior reflects the taste & wealth of the Croghans. Visitors’ Center with exhibits & museum store. Partially handicapped access. See website for special events. Open 10–4:30 Mon.–Sat., & Sun. 1–4:30; Closed in Jan. Adults $8, seniors $7, children $4, under 6 free, group rates; www.locustgrove.org; 502.897.9845. [See ad page 14] Main Street Association, 600–800 W Main St. Large collection of 19th century cast iron facades; art galleries, museums, restaurants, performing arts groups.

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Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery, 815 W Market St. Frazier History Museum, 829 W Main St.; Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. Noon–5; $9.50. Jeffersontown Historical Museum, 10635 Watterson Trl., Jeffersontown; Mon.–Fri. 10–5; free.

HKentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave. Visit this premier attraction celebrating the Kentucky Derby in which Louisville is known world-wide. Experience two floors of interactive exhibits, “The Greatest Race,” a full-circle, one-of-a-kind movie experience, an Historic Walking tour of Churchill Downs, Derby Cafe, Gift Shop and more. Open daily. derbymuseum.org; 502.637.1111. [See ad page 16]

Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Rd. 19th century farmstead on the Ohio River; house built circa 1837; Tues.–Sat. 10–4:30, Mar.–Nov., Sun. 1–4:30; $6. Thomas Edison House, 729–31 E Washington St. Edison lived here while employed by Western Union Company; inventions; Tues.–Sat. 10–2; $5. Whitehall House and Gardens, 3110 Lexington Rd. Built circa 1855, transformed circa 1910 into a Classical Revival antebellum mansion; 2-acres; Mon.–Fri. 10–2; $5.

Museums and Galleries

21C Museum Hotel, 700 W Main St., 91 units,  Edenside Gallery, 1422 Bardstown Rd. Filson Historical Society, 1310 S 3rd St.; headquartered in the 1905 Ferguson Mansion; Mon.–Fri.

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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W Main St.; gallery shop hours Mon.–Fri. 10–5, Sat. 11–5; $6. Little Loomhouse, 328 Kenwood Hill Rd.; cabins house state coverlet info, spinning wheels, looms, textiles, weaving studio, shop; Tues.–Thur., 3rd Sat. 10–3:30; tour $3.50; NRHP. Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, 800 W Main St.; factory tour, interactive exhibits, World’s Biggest Bat, batting cages, museum store; Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 11–5. Louisville Visual Art Association, River Rd. and Zorn Ave., I-71 exit 2; located in the Historic Landmark Water Tower; Mon.–Fri. 9–5, Sun. Noon–4; $3. Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N 6th St. between Main St. and River Rd.; cultural center inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali; Tues.–Sun. National Society Sons of the American Revolution, 809 W. Main St.; museum; genealogical library; Mon.–Fri. 9:30–4:30; free; library $5 fee. Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave.


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION HWaterWorks Museum at

Louisville Water Tower Park

GUIDED SEGWAY TOURS

3005 River Rd., Louisville. Explore the history and science that go into a glass of drinking water. Tour the original Water Works for Kentucky that include a giant steam engine and oldest water tower in the United States. www.LouisvilleWaterTower.com. [See ad page 1]

Theaters and Performing Arts

Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W Main St. NRHP. The Alley Theater, 633 W Main St. The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd. The Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway. Bunbury Theatre, 604 S 3rd St.

HDerby Dinner Playhouse

525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN. A 40 year-old dinner theatre featuring Broadway musicals, comedies, children’s theatre and concerts with a freshly prepared home-style buffet included in the ticket price. Located just minutes from downtown Louisville, KY. Open year-round; AAA and group discounts available; www.derbydinner.com; 812.288.8281; 877.898.8577. Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St.; Broadway Across America, Kentucky Opera, KentuckyShow!, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Music Theatre Louisville and Stage One. KentuckyShow!, Kentucky Science Center, 1 pm daily. $8. Louisville Palace, 625 S 4th St. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St.

Tours and Sightseeing

Classic Bi-Plane Tours, Bowman Field, 2815 Taylorsville Rd.

HKentucky Derby Museum Tours

704 Central Ave. Tour historic Churchill Downs at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Offering several unique tours including Historic Walking Tour (included with general admission), Barn & Backside Tour, Behind the Scenes Tour and more. For more information call 502.637.1111 or visit derbymuseum.org. [See ad page 16] Louisville Horse Trams, downtown. Mint Julep Tours, The Galt House Hotel & Suites, Rivue, 140 N 4th St. The Thirsty Pedaler, downtown. Transit Authority of River City, 4th Ave., Main and Market Sts.; Zero Bus.

H Wheel Fun Rentals and Segway of Louisville

1001 E River Rd., Waterfront Park. Offering unique bike rentals & self-guided bike tours. 502.589.2453. Guided Segway tours & Big 4 Bridge Ride, 502.938.7433. louisville.segwaytoursbywheelfun.com and www.wheelfunrentals.com. [See ad this page]

Parks and Recreation

Bannon Woods Farm, 1000 Dezern Ct., Fairdale; 5,000-acre forest, horse trails. Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, Illinois Ave. and Newburg Rd. near Bellarmine University. Big 4 Pedestrian Bridge, former railroad bridge across Ohio River; walk or bike from Kentucky to Indiana. Blackacre Nature Preserve, 3200 Tucker Station Rd.; Kentucky’s 1st nature preserve; Mon.–Fri. 3–dusk, Sat.–Sun. dawn–dusk.

(502) 938-RIDE (7433)

louisvillesegwaytours.com H E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park

3000 Freys Hill Rd. off Westport Rd.; 544 acres; open year-round. Park Features: activities building with gym, Outdoor Olympic pool, radio-control airfield, archery, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, BMX track, playgrounds, astronomy center, dog park, birding, community gardens, picnic shelters, year-round organized recreational program,  Louisville Extreme Park, Clay and Witherspoon Sts; skate park with a 24-foot full pipe; open 24 hours; free. Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave. across from Louisville Zoo, 2nd-growth forest; hiking, birding, nature study. Metro Parks, Jefferson County, 124 parks totaling over 14,000 acres; 18 city parks and 6 connecting parkways designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in the early 1890s,  The Parklands of Floyds Fork, includes 4 parks: Beckley, Pope Lick, Turkey Run, Broad Run. Waterfront Park, Ohio River waterfront, downtown; play areas, boat docks, amphitheatre, Great Lawn, overlooks.

Golf and Tennis

Blairwood Tennis, Swim and Fitness Club, 9300 Blairwood Rd.; 10 outdoor, 8 indoor courts. Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 East Pages Ln.; 9 holes. Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Ln.; 18 holes. Cherokee Golf Course, Cherokee Park; 9 holes. Indian Springs Golf Course, 3408 Indian Lake Dr.; 18 holes. Iroquois Golf Course, Iroquois Park; 18 holes. Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Rd.; 18 holes. Louisville Indoor Racquet Club, 8609 Westport Rd.; 6 outdoor, 14 indoor courts,  Louisville Tennis Center, 3783 Illinois Ave.; 11 courts. Louisville Tennis Club, 2011 Herr Ln.; 14 outdoor, 12 indoor courts. Nevel Meade Golf Course, KY 329, Prospect; 18 holes. Penn Run Golf Course, 12900 Chrisman Rd.; 18 holes. Quail Chase Golf Course, 7000 Cooper Chapel Rd.; 27 holes. Seneca Golf Course, Seneca Park; 18 holes. Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Pkwy.;18 holes. Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Ln.; 18 holes. Tennis Club at Springhurst, 4109 Simcoe Ln.; 3 outdoor, 10 indoor courts. 

Festivals and Special Events

Bourbon Classic, Kentucky Center; Jan.–Feb. National Farm Machinery Show, Kentucky Exposition Center; Feb. www.kytravel.com • 15


Image as shown in “The Greatest Race”

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And you’re off…for fun & excitement when you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum! Experience the most dynamic and unique celebration known worldwide as the “Greatest Two Minutes in SportsTM” and get an up close view of the event that has entertained the world for 141 years.

Open 7 days a week! Tour Churchill Downs Watch our new, multi-million dollar 360º movie, “The Greatest RaceTM” Race your friends Call a race See Derby hats

D ER B Y MU S E U M . O RG | 704 Central Avenue | Louisville , KY | 502.637.1111

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Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, Cherokee Triangle, Apr. Kentucky Derby Festival, Apr.–May. Party for the Planet, Kentucky Zoo, Apr. Abbey Road on The River, Galt House Hotel/Belvedere; May . Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, 1st Fri./Sat. in May Kentucky Reggae Festival, Louisville Water Tower, May. Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk, Louisville Zoo, May. Weber and Rose, Kentucky Scottish Weekend, May. Hidden Treasures Garden Tour, Old Louisville, June. Hillview City Fair, Hillview Community Center, June. Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Central Park, historic Old Louisville, June–July. Louisville’s Greek Festival, Belvedere, June. Rock Creek Horse Show, Rock Creek Riding Club, June 5–9. Zoofari, Louisville Zoo, June. Forecastle Festival, Waterfront Park, July. Louisville Blues-n-Barbecue Festival, Louisville Water Tower, July.

H Kentucky STATE FAIR

Aug. 18-28, 2016, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The largest air conditioned fair in America with over 1.2 million square feet of indoor space, 600 commercial vendors, 10,000 animals and 45,000 competitive entries, all indoors. World’s Championship Horse Show Aug. 20-27. Star concerts. Numerous outdoor shows and attractions, food, music tents and Midway. Concert & Horse Show tickets at TicketMaster outlets. Fair admission & parking required. KFEA Member. For more information, visit www.kystatefair.org. [See ad page 9] National Street Rod Expo, Kentucky Exposition Center; Aug. Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, Jeffersontown; Sept. National Jug Band Jubilee, Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Sept. 18th Century Market Fair, Locust Grove, Oct. Ironman Triathlon, Oct. Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, Iroquois Park; Oct.–Nov. St. James Court Art Show, historic Old Louisville; 1st full weekend in Oct.

HZimmerman Glasstoberfest

Oct. 14 & 15, 2016. 300 E Chestnut St., Corydon, IN. A festival featuring the lost art of glass blowing and many other forms of art. www.thisisindiana.org; 888.738.2137. World’s Largest Halloween Party, Louisville Zoo, weekends in Oct. Livestock Exposition, Kentucky Exposition Center; Nov. Bardstown Road Aglow, Bardstown Rd.; Dec. Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour, historic Old Louisville; 1st full weekend in Dec.

Dining

610 Magnolia, 610 W Magnolia Ave. 8UP, 350 W Chestnut St. Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd. Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 428 W Market St. Bistro 301, 301 W Market St. Bistro Le Relais, 2817 Taylorsville Rd. Bourbons Bistro, 2225 Frankfort Ave. Bristol Bar and Grille, 5 locations. Buck's, 425 W Ormsby in the Mayflower Hotel.


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Café, 712 Brent St. Charr'd, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. Cheer King Star, 231 S 5th St. Chop Shop Salads, 436 W Market St. Corbett’s Fine Dining, 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. Cumberland Brews, 1576 Bardstown Rd. Decca Restaurant, 812 E Market St.

H Derby Café

704 Central Ave. Join us for Kentucky fare at the Derby Café! Located in the Kentucky Derby Museum and a stop along the Urban Bourbon Trail, the Derby Café is open and ready to serve up some southern hospitality. For reservations or carryout, call 502.637.1111, ext 244 or visit derbymuseum.org for a menu. [See ad page 16]

Dish On Market, 434 W Market St. Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar, 127 W Main St. Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant, 321 W Main St.

H Firefresh BBQ

211 5th St. Serving up fresh and delicious smoked barbeque in the Louisville region since 2001. Known for the Apple Wood Smoked pulled pork, and savory sides. Eat in, carry out and catering; www.firefreshbbq.com; 502.540.1171. [See ad this page]

Galt House Hotel, 135 E Main St. Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 9 locations Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave. J Gumbo’s, 2 locations. Jack Fry’s, 1007 Bardstown Rd. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, 325 W Main St. Kingfish Restaurants, 2 locations. Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd. Los Aztecas, 3 locations. Majid’s, 2930 Chenoweth Sq. Mayan Cafe, 813 E Market St. Molly Malone’s, 2 locations. Morton’s, The Steakhouse, 626 W Main St. Napa River Grill, 1211 Herr Ln. Osaka Japanese Restaurant, 426 W Market St. Proof on Main, 702 W Main St. Red Yeti Brewing Company, 256 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN. Seviche, A Latin Restaurant, 1538 Bardstown Rd. Simply Thai, 323 Wallace Ave. Sol Aztecas, 3 locations. Spinelli’s Pizza, 239 S 5th St. Thai Café, 2226 Holiday Manor Ctr. Troll Pub, 150 W Washington St. Uptown Café, 1624 Bardstown Rd. Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave. Vincenzo’s, 150 S 5th St. Volare Italian Ristorante, 2300 Frankfort Ave. Winston’s, 3101 Bardstown Rd. Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse, 115 S 4th St. Familiar Food: I-64 exit 15: Bob Evans, Chipotle, Hardee’s, Jimmy Johns, McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s; I-64 exit 17:

Arby’s, Cracker Barrel, Hometown Buffet, McDonald’s, Subway, Waffle House,Wendy’s; I-65 exit 128: Arby’s, Frisch’s, Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Shoney’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House; Downtown: Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, KFC, McDonalds, Qdoba, Quizno’s, Taco Bell, Zoe’s Kitchen.

Lodging

1840 Tucker House B&B, 2406 Tucker Station Rd.; 4 units. 1853 Inn at Woodhaven B&B, 401 S Hubbards Ln.; 8 units. 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W Main St.; 91 units,  Aleksander House B&B, 1213 S 1st St.; 6 units. Aloft, 102 W Main St.; 175 units. Archway Motel, 10615 Dixie Hwy.; 20 units. Austin’s Inn Place B&B, 915 S 1st St.; 8 units. Baymont Inn and Suites, 9400 Blairwood Rd.; 100 units. Best Western Greentree Inn, I-65 exit 4, Clarksville, IN; 103 units. Breckinridge Inn, I-264 exit 18A; 123 units.

H The Brown Hotel

335 W Broadway; An historic 4 Diamond hotel featuring classic English Renaissance architecture. Southern Living notes "I love a grand hotel. I adore sweeping into a lavish lobby that looks as though it came straight from a 1930's movie set." Complimentary high-speed wireless internet. Valet parking, complimentary airport shuttle, weekend rates & packages. Downtown 5 miles from the airport. www.brownhotel.com; 502.583.1234 or 888.888.5252. [See ad page 18] Campion House B&B, 1234 S 3rd St.; 2 units. Central Park B&B, 1353 S 4th St.; 7 guest rooms.

Best BBQ in Derby City Dine In, Take Out, Delivery, Catering Tender Pulled Chicken Melt in your Mouth Brisket Juicy Pulled Pork

502-540-1171 211 South 5th Street Louisville, KY www.firefreshbbq.com

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Chariot Hotel, I-64 exit 15; 116 units.

HChateau Bourbon B&B

10630 Meeting St., Louisville. Upscale accommodations in a down-home atmosphere. “Comfort with a splash of bourbon,” Located in Norton Commons Traditional Neighborhood, Louisville’s most vibrant walkable community. Experience the convenience and charm of exceptional dining, retail, & parks just steps from our door. Newly opened for 2016. Rates range from $199-$299. www.chateaubourbon.com; chateaubourbonky@gmail.com; 502.290.6553. [See ad

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Columbine B&B, 1707 S 3rd St.; 6 units. Courtyard, 3 locations. Days Inn, 2 locations. Drury Inn Louisville, I-64 exit 15; 141 units. Dupont Mansion B&B, 1317 S 4th St.; 8 units. Economy Inn, I-264 exit 16; 193 units. Embassy Suites, 2 locations. Fairfield, 2 locations. Fern Valley Hotel, I-65 exit 128, 406 units,  Gallery House B&B, 1386 S 6th St.; 4 units. Galt House Hotel, 135 E Main St. Guest House B&B, 1417 Story Ave.; 7 units. Hampton Inn, 4 locations. Hawthorn Suites, I-264 exit 20B; 90 units. Hilton Garden Inn, 4 locations. Holiday Inn, 5 locations. Homestead Studio Suites, I-64 exit 17; 100 units. Homewood Suites, I-64 exit 15; 100 units. Howard Johnson Express, I-264 exit 11; 44 units. Hyatt Place, I-64 exit 15C; 121 units. Hyatt Regency Louisville, 320 W Jefferson St.; 393 units,  Inn at the Park B&B, 1332 S 4th St.; 8 units. Inn at Woodhaven B&B, 401 S Hubbards Ln. Intown Suites, 4 locations. La Quinta Inn East, I-64 exit 17; 59 units. Laws Lodge Conference Center, 1044 Alta Vista Rd.; 48 units. Legacy Hotel & Conferences, 2825 Lexington Rd.; 70 units,  Market Street Inn, 330 W Market St., Jeffersonville, IN; 7 units. Marriott Louisville, 2 locations. Microtel Inn Louisville, I-64 exit 17S; 99 units. Motel 6 Louisville, I-264 exit 15; 110 units. Pinecrest Cottage B&B, 2806 Newburg Rd.

Quality Inn and Suites Airport, I-65 exit 134; 87 units. Ramada Inn Downtown North, 1-71 exit 2; 116 units,  Ramada Plaza, I-64 exit 15; 250 units,  Red Carpet Inn, 3 locations. Residence Inn, 3 locations. Rodeway Inn, I-264 exit 11; 66 units. Roost Inn, 1325 Bardstown Rd.; 3 units,  Sleep Inn East, I-64 exit 17; 63 units. Springhill Suites, 3 locations. Staybridge Suites, I-64 exit 17; 94 units. Super 8, 2 locations. Value Place, 2 locations. Wingate Inn, I-64 exit 17; 73 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

A Taste of Kentucky, 3 locations. Broad Run Vineyards and Winery, 10601 Broad Run Rd. Butchertown Market, 1201 Story Ave. Clay and Cotton, 1341 Bardstown Rd. Crazy Daisy, 1430 Mellwood Ave. Dee’s, 5045 Shelbyville Rd. Derby City Antique Mall, 3819 Bardstown Rd.

H Finish LIne gift Shop

Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave. Shop from a unique selection of equine gifts, art, jewelry, books, Churchill Downs apparel & souvenir items for all ages. Derbymuseumstore.com; 502.637.1111. [See ad page 16] Fourth Street Live, 400 S 4th St. Gallery Janjobe, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Hadley Pottery, 1570 Story Ave. Hawks View Gallery and Café, 170 Carter Ave. Incredible Dave’s, 9236 Westport Rd. Jefferson Mall, I-65 exit 129E. Louisville Stoneware, 731 Brent St. Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Rd., I-264 exit 20B. Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Old Town Wine and Spirits, 1529 Bardstown Rd. Old 502 Winery, 120 S 10th St. Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd., I-264 exit 20E. Quest Outdoors, 4600 Shelbyville Rd. Renaissance Fun Park, 201 Park Place Dr. Springhurst Towne Center, I-265 exit 32. Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons, 634 E Market St. Westport Village, I-264 exit 21.

Boating and Lakes

Captain’s Quarters Marina, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd. Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd.; ramp.

Camping and RV Parks

Louisville Metro KOA, 900 Marriott Dr., Jeffersonville, IN.

Brooks / Shepherdsville

• • Bullitt County EST/EDT Wet Brooks: Population 2,678 I-65 exit 121; 12 miles south of Louisville. Shepherdsville: Population 11,222 • County Seat Established 1796; KY 44, I-65 exit 117, 16 miles south of Louisville, 25 miles east of Fort Knox, 5 miles north of Bernheim Forest.

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Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION t Bullitt County Welcome Center,Kentucky Welcome

Center I-64 Southbound, mile marker 114 near Shepherdsville; staffed Mon.–Sat. 8:30–4:30; 502.543.5900; 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com. t Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr., Shepherdsville. Mon.– Fri. 8 – 4; w w w.goi65.com; 502.543.8687; 800.526.2068.

Points of Interest

Jim Beam American Stillhouse, I-65 exit 112, Clermont; guided tours of the bourbon-making process, bourbon tasting, gift shop; Mon.–Sat. 9–5:30, tours 9:30–3:30; Sun. Noon–4:30, tours 12:30–3; $8.

H Kart Kountry Family Entertainment Center

I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville. Fun for the whole family! Featuring the largest go-kart track in the world, over 1.5 miles with 5 sizes & speeds of karts. Also Kiddie Karts, 2 miniature golf courses, batting cages, bumper boats, trampoline basketball, huge arcade with prize redemption center & more. Group rates & party packages available. www.GoKartKountry.com; 502.543.9588. [See ad back cover] Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville; 37,500 square feet of exhibit and meeting space for up to 1,500; free parking.

Museums and Galleries

Bullitt County History Museum, 300 S Buckman St., Shepherdsville; housed in the Bullitt County Courthouse.

Parks and Recreation

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 20 minutes south of Louisville off I-65 (exit 112). 14,500+ acre forest; daily 7–sunset; free Mon.–Fri., $5 per vehicle Sat., Sun. and holidays. Knobs State Forest, KY 245; 1,540 acres near Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and Camp Crooked Creek Boy Scout Camp; KDF. Slow Poke Farm, 8910 Cedar Grove Rd., Shepherdsville.

Golf and Tennis

Crossings Golf Club, 205 Letts Rd., Brooks; 18 holes. Heritage Hill Golf Club, 1050 Valley View Dr., Shepherdsville; 18 holes. Knob View Golf Course, 11980 S Preston Hwy., Lebanon Junction; 9 holes. Maplehurst Golf Course, 700 Bells Mill Rd., Shepherdsville; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Valentine Dinner, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Feb. Kids Fest, Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 2nd Sat. in Mar. Bernheim Bloomfest & Spring Plant Sale, 3rd Sat. in May. Mt. Washington Festivals, Mt. Washington, May. Bullitt County Fair, Bullitt County Fairgrounds, June. 4th of July Bullitt Blast, Paroquet Springs Conference Center, July. BugFest and Fall Plant Sale, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Sept. ColorFest, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Oct. Old Fashion Days, Lebanon Junction, 1st weekend in Oct.

Christmas in the City, Lebanon Junction, 1st Sun. in Dec. Light Up Shepherdsville, City Park, 1st Fri. in Dec.

Dining

Cattleman’s Roadhouse, I-65 exit 116, Shepherdsville. China Buffet, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville. Country Cupboard, 345 1/2 Buckman St., Shepherdsville. Denny’s Classic Diner, 200 S Lakeview Dr., Shepherdsville. El Nopal Mexican Cuisine, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville. Stadium Joe's, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville. Vegas Lou’s BBQ, 117 Plaza Park Blvd., Lebanan Junction. Familiar Food: I-65 exit 117 Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Fazoli’s, Frisch’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Moby Dick, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Quiznos, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s, White Castle; I-65 exit 121 Arby’s, Cracker Barrel, Subway, Taco Bell, Tumbleweed, Waffle House.

Lodging

Baymont Inn, I-65 exit 121, Brooks, 65 units. Best Western Plus South, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville, 85 units,  Comfort Inn, I-65 exit 121, Brooks, 79 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville, 68 units. Fairfield Inn, I-65 exit 121, Brooks, 64 units. Garden Inn, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville, 105 units. Hampton Inn, I-65 exit 121, Brooks, 64 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-65 exit 121, Hillview, 67 units. Motel 6, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville, 98 units. Quality Inn and Suites, I-65 exit 121, Brooks, 75 units. Sleep Inn, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville, 81 units. Super 8, I-65 exit 117, Shepherdsville, 57 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Barnyard Country Store, I-65 exit 116, Shepherdsville. Forest Edge Winery, 1910 Clermont Rd., Shepherdsville. Main Street Market, 10848 KY 44E, Mt. Washington. MillaNova Winery, I-65 exit 117, Mt. Washington. Most Awesome Flea Market in the World, I-65 exit 116, Shepherdsville. Shepherdsville Country Music Show, 1833 KY 44W, Shepherdsville. South Louisville Antique and Toy Mall, I-65 exit 121, Brooks. Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery, 340 Meyer Dr., Shepherdsville.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Nevin, I-65 exit 112, KY 245 within Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest; 52 acres; fishing; daily, $5 per vehicle Sat. and Sun.

Camping and RV Parks

Grandma’s RV Camping, 159 Dawson Dr., Shepherdsville, 60 sites.

H Louisville South KOA

2433 KY 44E, Shepherdsville, 40165. 230 pull-through RV sites, 1- and 2-bedroom camping cabins. Deluxe cabins with bathrooms. Pet friendly. Open year-round. Pool open Apr.–Oct. Weekend activities during the summer including outdoor movies. www.louisvillesouthkoa.com; 502.543.2041.

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BeDFORD / MILTON

HYew Dell Botanical Gardens

t Trimble

Museums and Galleries

• • Trimble County EST/EDT Dry Bedford: Population 599 • County Seat Established 1816; US 421 and US42, northeast of I-71. Milton: Population 574; US 421 and KY 36 on Ohio River.

County Tourism, PO Box 251, Bedford; 502.255.7196.

Parks and Recreation

Dirty Turtle Offroad, 93 Bucks Run Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Cardinal Hills Golf Course, 335 Stark Ln., Bedford; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Animal Swap Meet, City Park, Milton, Mother’s Day & Labor Day weekends. Trimble County Fair, Trimble County Park, Bedford; June. Trimble County Apple Festival, Courthouse Sq., Bedford, 2nd weekend in Sept. Light-Up Bedford, Courthouse Sq., Bedford, 1st Fri. in Dec.

Dining

Little Town and Country Restaurant, 355 US 42E, Bedford. Familiar Food: Bedford: Hometown Pizza, Subway. Milton: Dairy Queen.

Lodging

Richwood Plantation B&B, 1233 KY 36, Milton; 13 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bray Orchards, 2580 US 42N, Bedford. Little Kentucky River Winery, 3289 Hwy. 421 S, Bedford. Riverside Produce, 18 Coopers Bottom Rd., Milton.

Camping and RV Parks

Helton Camping, 2334 Coopers Bottom Rd., Milton, 100 sites. McCoy’s Camping, 1012 Coopers Bottom Rd., Milton.

La Grange / Crestwood

Oldham County EST/EDT Wet La Grange: Population 8,062 • County Seat Established 1827; KY 53 off I-71 exit 22, north of Louisville. Crestwood: Population 4,531; I-71 exit 14, KY 146, KY 22. •

t Oldham KY Tourism & CONVENTIONS

Visitors Center: 7204 Hwy 329, Crestwood. 20 mins from Louisville, exit 14 off I-71. Bourbon, horses, trains. All hotels at LaGrange exit 22. www.TourOldham.com; 800.813.9953. [See ad page 21]

Points of Interest

CityPlace Conference Center, 112 S 1st Ave., La Grange; 38,000 sq. ft. meeting facilities in historic La Grange. Duncan Memorial Chapel, 5600 Old Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood; English Gothic structure. John Black Community & Aquatic Center, 1551 KY 393N; aquatic center; year-round meeting/convention facilities. Kentucky Artisan Distillery, 6230 Old La Grange Rd., Crestwood; Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon. Train Watching Observation Tower, 100 E Main St., La Grange; Only train watching attraction of its kind in the US. Trains on Main, 127 E Main St., La Grange; Only town in the US with trains running on Main Street.

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6220 Old LaGrange Rd., Crestwood. 60-acre botanical garden and arboretum. Open all year. Hours are seasonal. Please call for hours and tour information. $7 adults, $5 seniors, children under 12 and members free. www.yewdellgardens.org; 502.241.4788. Arts Association of Oldham County at Gallery 104, 104 E Main St. Oldham County History Center, 106 N 2nd Ave., La Grange; exhibits/history; Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Fri. 10–8; free.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Dr., Pewee Valley. Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood; Performance Hall with seating for 450.

Parks and Recreation

Circle Bar C Ranch Horseback Riding & Indoor Arena, 1424 Bluegrass Pkwy., La Grange. Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Rd., Goshen; 168 acres, dawn-dusk daily. Oldham Farm Tours & Petting Zoo, 7204 Hwy. 329, Crestwood. Openrange Sports, 6401 Cross Keys Blvd., Crestwood; Indoor gun range & paintball arena.

Golf and Tennis

Eagle Creek Golf Gourse, 2820 KY 53S, La Grange; 18 holes. Golden Tee Golf, 6033 W Hwy. 146, Crestwood; 35 acres, 400+ yardage. Nevel Meade Golf Course, 3123 Nevel Meade Dr., Prospect; 18 holes. Oldham County Country Club, 1870 Country Club Ln., La Grange, 18 holes, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 4301 S Hwy. 1694, Prospect; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Downtown Chocolate Crawl, Main St. La Grange, Feb. Blue Hydrangea Tea, Main St. La Grange, Apr. Plant Sale & Garden Market, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Apr. Arts on the Green, Courthouse, La Grange; 1st weekend in June. Colonial Trade Faire, Oldham County History Center, La Grange, June. Oldham County Day, La Grange, 3rd Sat. in July. Oldham County Fair, La Grange, last week in July. Hermitage Farm Combined Driving Event, Goshen, Sept. Oldham Arts at CityPlace, La Grange, Nov. Light Up La Grange, La Grange, 1st Sat. in Dec. Nature of Christmas in Goshen, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Goshen, 1st Sat. in Dec. Christmas in the Country, La Grange, 1st weekend in Dec.

Dining

Big R’s and Shannon’s BBQ, 213 S 1st St., La Grange. Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, 6402 Westwind Way, Crestwood Hometown Pizza, La Grange Square Shopping Center, La Grange. Kasey’s Bakery & Bistro, Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Crestwood. Knock on Wood Country Mercantile & Café, 7001 Main St., Westport.


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Main Street Bourbon & Ale House, 209 E Main St., La Grange. One Nineteen West Main, 119 W Main St., La Grange. Rails Restaurant & Bar, 117 E Main St., La Grange Red Pepper Deli Café, 103 E Main St., La Grange. Rikishi Japanese, 6110 Crestwood Sta., Crestwood. Serendipity Café, 116 E Main St., La Grange. Steve O’s Italian Kitchen, 4205 KY 146W, La Grange. Familiar Food: I-71 exit 22, La Grange: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Beef O’Brady’s, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, DQ, Domnio’s, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s; US 42, Prospect: DQ, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Quiznos, Subway.

Lodging

Best Western Ashbury Inn, I-71 exit 22, La Grange; 98 units. Bluegrass Country Estate Horse Farm & B&B, 1226 Bluegrass Pkwy., La Grange; 5 units. Comfort Inn, I-71 exit 22; 55 units. The Main House at Hermitage Horse Farm, I-71 exit 14, house rental. Pillow and Paddock B&B, 3262 Old Sligo Rd., La Grange; 5 units. Quality Inn & Suites, I-71 exit 22; 55 units. Super 8, I-71 exit 22, La Grange; 64 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

The 1887 Corner Store, 101 E Main St., La Grange. Cherry House Furniture Galleries, 2419 KY 53S, La Grange. Clover Cottage Antiques & Home Furnishings, 7614 Hwy. 146, Pewee Valley. The Copper Awning Antiques, 2014 S First St., La Grange. Friends and Fiber, 106 E Main St., La Grange. Karen’s Book Barn & Java Stop, 127 E Main St., La Grange. Knock on Wood, 7001 Main St., Westport. La Grange Arts and Crafts, 125 E Main St., La Grange. La Grange Coffee Roasters, 110 E Main St., La Grange. La Grange Crossroads District, Main St., La Grange. Main Street Antique Mall, 101 W Main St., La Grange. Old Oak Frame House, 121 E Main St., La Grange. OpenRange, 6401 Cross Keys Blvd., Crestwood. Sister’s Tea Parlor & Boutique, Buckner. Sugar Babe Antiques & Collectibles, 7511 Hwy. 329, Crestwood. Treasured Child, 115 E Main St., La Grange.

Golf and Tennis

Henry County Country Club, US 421; 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Highland Renaissance Festival, Eminence; June, July. New Castle Patriotic Day, Courthouse; 2nd Sat. in June. Henry County Fair, Henry County Fairgrounds; July 4th week. Henry County Harvest Show Case, 4th weekend in July. Celtic Fest and Highland Games, 955 Elm St., Eminence; 3rd week in Sept. Henry County Arts & Craft Guild Showcase, 2nd Sat. in Sept. Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Henry County Fairgrounds, 2nd Sat. in Nov. Dickens Christmas Festival, Eminence; 1st weekend in Dec. Living Nativity, Bethlehem, Dec.

Dining

Buddy's Place, 18 W Cross Main St. Chat-N-Nibble, 28 S Penn St., Eminence. Our Best Restaurant, 5728 KY 1861, Smithfield. Scriber Station, 697 Elm St., Eminence. Familiar Food: Eminence: Dairy Queen, Hometown Pizza, McDonald's, Snappy Tomato, Subway.

Shopping and Entertainment

Finders Keepers, 5245 Main St., Eminence.

Camping and RV Parks

Lake Jericho Recreation Area, I-71 exit 28, Smithfield, 70 sites.

Boating and Lakes

Tartan’s Landing Marina, 3230 N Buckeye Ln., Goshen. Wesport Park on the Ohio, 7001 Main St., Westport.

New Castle

Population 912 • Henry County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Moist Established 1798; US 421, 10 miles south of I-71, 30 miles north of Frankfort. t Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 11 N Main St., PO Box 355; 502.845.0806.

Points of Interest

Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, 855 Drennon Rd.

Parks and Recreation

Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area, KY 561; 2,620 acres; 4 tracts; river flood plain, uplands, old fields, oakhickory forest; no horseback riding/camping;  (mobility impaired access by permit); KDFWR. www.kytravel.com • 21


Shelbyville

Population 14,761 • Shelby County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet US 60 off I-64, east of Louisville; known as the “Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World”; also a center for top antique dealers. Colonel Harland Sanders made his home here at Blackwood Hall, next to restaurant bearing his wife’s name.

t Shelby County Welcome Center, Kentucky Welcome

Center I-64 E mile marker 28 near Simpsonville; staffed Mon.-Sat. 8:30–4:30; 502.722.9383; 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com.

t ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau, 1011 Main St.; 502.633.6388; www.visitshelbyky.com.

Points of Interest

Horse Farm Tours, 1011 Main St.; tours Mon.–Sat.; reservations required. Late Victorian Downtown, bordered by US 60E and 60W, 3rd and 7th Sts; most buildings on NRHP. Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St.; hiking and horseback riding trails. Science Hill, 525 Washington St.; stately structures circa 1790, galleries, shops, Mon.–Sat. 9–5, lunch served Tues.Sun. 11:30–2:30.

Museums and Galleries

Wakefield Scearce Galleries, 525 Washington St.; Mon.Sat. 10–5.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St.; founded 1977; 6 productions each year.

Parks and Recreation

Clear Creek Park, Burks Branch Rd. north of Shelbyville,  adjacent to Lake Shelby. 200 acres. Shelby Trails Horse Park, 5063 Aiken Rd., Simpsonville; horse/hiking trails, guided trail rides; daily 30 minutes before sunset; permit required.

Golf and Tennis

Clear Creek Golf Course, Burks Branch Rd.; 9 holes, 6  lighted courts, Shelbyville Country Club, KY 53; 18 holes, Weissinger Hills Golf Course, I-64 exit 35; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

May Classic Horse Show, Shelby County Fairgrounds; May. Shelby County Fair, Shelby County Fairgrounds; June. Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelby County Fairgrounds; Aug. Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, late July, early Aug. Long Run Massacre Reenactment, Red Orchard Park; Sept. Celebration of Lights, downtown; 1st Sat. after Election Day. Trims and Whims Craft Show, Wright Elementary; 1st weekend in Nov. Christmas Parade, downtown; 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Bell House Restaurant, 721 Main St. Bob Evan's, 1187 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville. Brenda's Cafe, 310 3rd St., Simpsonville. Bungalow Joe's, 1637 Midland Trl. Cattleman’s Roadhouse, I-64 exit 32. Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Rd., US 60. Chicken Now, 1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville. China Max, 1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville. Fiesta Mexicana Shelbyville, 1815 Midland Trl. FireFresh BBQ, 81 Jeannie Dr. Harvest Coffee & Cafe, 524 Main St. Johnny Rocket, 1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville. JT's Pizza & Subs, 129 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville. Ken-Tex Bar-B-Que, 1163 Mt. Eden Rd. La Cocina de Mama, 535 Main St. McKinley’s Bread Shop and Deli, 615 Main St. Old Stone Inn, 6905 Shelbyville Rd., Simpsonville. Science Hill Inn, 525 Washington St. Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. Taqueria Tsunami, 1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville. Umi Japanese Restaurant, 1534 Midland Trl. The Ville Restaurant & Lounge, 401 Champions Way, Simpsonville. Familiar Food: I-64 exit 28, Simpsonville: 32° Frozen Yogurt, Auntie Anne's, Culver's, Dairy Queen, Great American Cookie Co., Subway, Wendy’s; I-64 exit 32: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Hometown Pizza, McDonald's, Papa John's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s; I-64 exit 35: Cracker Barrel, KFC, McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell, White Castle; I-64 exit 43, Waddy: Denny’s, McDonald’s.

Lodging

Best Western, I-64 exit 32; 79 units. Chandler Ridge, 9771 Vigo Rd., Bagdad; 1 unit. Country Hearth Inn, I-64 exit 32; 40 units. Greenview Motel and Log Cabins, 2366 Shelbyville Rd.; 16 units. Holiday Inn Express Shelbyville, 110 Clubhouse Dr.; 81 units. Ramada Inn, I-64 exit 32; 68 units. Red Roof Inn, I-64 exit 32; 62 units. The Loft on Main, 533 Main St.; 1 unit. Walnut Grove Vacation Rental, 5970 Mt. Eden Rd; 1 unit. Yellow Carriage House B&B, 4876 Shelbyville Rd.; 4 units.

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Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Shopping and Entertainment

Baehr’s Den, 724 Washington St. The Calico Cat Antique Mall, 514–18 Main St. Country Cottage Collectibles, 137 Frankfort Rd. Funky Fibers, 701 Washington St. Keepsake Shop, 711 Washington St. Maggie Bland’s Gifts, 604 Main St. Metzger’s Country Store, 6791 Shelbyville Rd., Simpsonville. Needle Nest, 702 Washington St. Kiss the Frog, 6983 Shelbyville Rd., Simpsonville. Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass 1155 Buck Creek Rd. near I-64, Simpsonville. Paisley Pig, 528 Main St. Pennyman, 702 Main St. #1. Polka Dotted Pineapple, 536 Main St. Reclaimed on Main, 524 Main St. Regal Cinemas Shelbyville 8, I-64 exit 32. Shelby County Flea Market, I-64 exit 28, Simpsonville. Shelby Horse Supply, 7022 Shelbyville Rd., Simpsonville. Spruce, 700 Main St. Stacey’s Simple Stuff, 1025 Main St. Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln. The Tipsy Gypsy, 610 Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Guist Creek Lake, off US 60, 2 miles east of Shelbyville; 325 acres; built 1961; fishing, ramp (fee), boat rentals; KDFWR.

H Guist Creek Marina and Campground

11990 Boat Dock Rd. Off US 60, 2 miles east of Shelbyville. On a 325-acre lake. Ramp, fishing, fishing license, boat rentals, boat slip rentals, live bait, tackle, boating supplies, snacks, ice, propane. Mechanic onsite. Future playground in 2016. www.guistcreek.com. 502.647.5359. Lake Shelby, Burks Branch Rd.; 20 acres; fishing, primitive/ RV camping, ramp, canoeing, trail, picnicking.

Taylorsville

Population 763 • Spencer County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1799; KY 44, 55, on Salt River; 30 miles southeast of Louisville, 23 miles north of Bardstown, 18 miles south of Shelbyville. t Taylorsville/Spencer County Tourism, PO Box 38; 502.902.7039.

Points of Interest

Plum Ridge Alpacas, 490 Normandy Station Rd. Red Barn Area, 6720 Mt. Washington Rd.

Parks and Recreation

Catfish Hunter Pay Lake, 3152 Bloomfield Rd.

H Taylorsville Lake State Park

KY 248, 7.5 miles from Taylorsville; 45 miles SE of Louisville via KY 55/155; 4,000-acres; open year-round. Park Features: •full service marina (seasonal) off KY 44, ramp, slip rental, fishing and pontoon boat rental; •Chowning Ln. off KY 55; ramp (seasonal); •Possum Ridge off KY 248, 9 miles east of Taylorsville; ramp, horseback riding, hiking; open year-round; •Van Buren, 16 miles southeast on KY 1579 off KY 248; ramp; two nesting sites for the American Bald Eagle; •24 miles of multiuse trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding; •Camping: Apr. 1-Dec. 15; 45 RV, 10 equestrian sites with electric, water; 15 primitive tent sites with water; central service building, laundry.

Golf and Tennis

Tanglewood Golf Course, 245 Tanglewood Ct.

Festivals and Special Events

Kentucky Gourd Art Show, Spencer County Elementary School, May. Light Up Salt River Festival, Taylorsville Lake Overlook, last Sat. in June. Spencer County Fair, Spencer County Fairgrounds, July.

Dining

Elk Creek Restaurant, 4881 Taylorsville Rd. Fiesta Brava, 100 Tanglewood Dr. Lynda’s Grill, 108 Jefferson St. Settler’s Trace Grocery/Deli, 25 Overlook Rd. Tea Cup, 37 Main St. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Hometown Pizza, McDonald’s, Moby Dick, Papa John’s, Snappy Tomato, Subway.

Lodging

Eagle’s Motel, KY 44E; 18 units. Edgewater Resort, 1238 Settlers Trace Rd.; 36 units. Millview B&B, 139 Elk Creek Rd.; 1 unit. Tanglewood Motel, 245 Tanglewood Ct.; 8 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Red Scooter, 32 E Main St. T and R Antiques, 46 E Main St. Taylorsville Farmer’s Market, 95 E Main St.; Sat. 8–Noon. The Berry Farm, 1168 Wilsonville Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Taylorsville Lake, KY 2239, off KY 55 or KY 44, Spencer County, extending into Nelson and Anderson Counties; 3,050 acres; fishing, marina, ramps, picnicking, camping, trails. 1,280 feet long, 163 feet high, earth and rock fill; USACE. Taylorsville Lake Marina, 1240 Settlers Trace Rd. www.kytravel.com • 23


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Population 13,000 • Nelson County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1780; 2nd oldest Kentucky city; US 31E, US 62, I-65 exit 112 south of Louisville, Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway northeast of Elizabethtown; The “Bourbon Capital of the World.” t Bardstown/Nelson County Tourist Commission, PO Box 867, One Court Sq.; www.visitbardstown.com; 502.348.4877; 800.638.4877.

 Bardstown/Nelson County Airport, Samuels Field, US 62, 2 miles west; general aviation; 5,000 foot runway.

Points of Interest

Abbey of Gethsemani, 4 miles off US 31E on KY 247; oldest Trappist monastery in US; welcome center, gift shop, Mon.–Sat. 9–5. Barton 1792 Distillery, 501 Cathedral Mnr.; free tours Mon.–Fri. 9–3, Sat. 10–2 on the hour. Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center, 1311 Gilkey Run Rd.; Open daily Mar.–Dec., closed Sun. & Mon. Jan.–Feb. Gift Shop Mon.-Sat. 10–5, Sun. 12–4; free. Springhill Winery, 3205 Springfield Rd. Wickland, Home of Three Governors, 550 Bloomfield Rd.; built 1825 –28; May–Labor Day, Fri.–Sun. 10–2. Willett Distillery, 1869 Loretto Rd.

Museums and Galleries

Bardstown Art Gallery/Thomas Merton Books, 214 W Stephen Foster Ave.

H Kentucky Railway Museum

All aboard for family fun at the Kentucky Railway Museum. Journey with us on a 22 mile excursion through the Rolling Fork River Valley. 11 miles south of Bardstown on US 31E. Call for museum hours and train departures. 136 S Main St., New Haven 40051. www.kyrail.org; 800.272.0152; 502.549.5470. 24 • www.kytravel.com

Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum, 310 E Broadway; Mar. 1–Dec. 15, daily 10–5; $4–$10. Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum, Spalding Hall, 114 N 5th St.; May–Oct., Mon.–Fri. 10–5, Sat. 10–4, Sun. Noon–4.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Stephen Foster Story 411 E Stephen Foster Ave., June–Aug. Summer Band Concerts, Fri., June–Labor Day.

Tours and Sightseeing

Around the Town Carriage, 223 N 3rd St.; horse-drawn tours. Walking Tours, Based at the Center, 1 Court Sq.; self-guided tours of historic downtown Bardstown.

Parks and Recreation H My Old Kentucky Home State Park

1 mile east on US 150, off Bluegrass Pkwy.; 290 acres. My Old Kentucky Home is a circa 1818 Georgian Colonial mansion, known as Federal Hill. Home to Judge John Rowan whose Pittsburgh cousin, Stephen Foster, visited in 1852 and was inspired to write, "My Old Kentucky Home," now the official state song. Tour the mansion and gardens with guides in period costumes. Open year-round daily 9–5; fee. Park Features: • My Old Kentucky Home tours, gift shop, picnic shelter, playground, meeting facilities (reservations available). • Camping: 39 sites, wi-fi;  • Golf and Tennis: 18 holes, 2 courts, Special Park Events: •"The Stephen Foster Story," June-Aug. • Live at the Park Concert Series, June–Sept. • Christmas Candlelight Tours, last 2 weekends in Nov., 1st weekend in Dec.

Golf and Tennis

Bardstown Country Club at Maywood, 130 Maywood Ave.; 18 holes, Bardstown Country Club at Woodlawn Springs, 103 Wood Hill Rd.; 18 holes, Bardstown-Nelson County Parks & Recreation, 2 courts, Cedar-fil Golf Course, 2330 New Shepherdsville Rd.; 18 holes. Kenny Rapier Golf Course, 668 Loretto Rd.; 18 hole par 71.

Festivals and Special Events

Beautiful Dreamers Ball, Feb. Antiques Show and Sale, Nelson County High School; Apr. Bardstown Colonial Days, Apr. Kentucky Bourbon Sampler, Apr. Whiskey City Cruisers Car Exhibit, 2nd Sat., Apr.–Oct. Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival, May. Bardstown Bluegrass Festival, June. Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour and Market Place, June. Fairfield Homecoming, June. Live at the Park Concert Series, June–Sept. Bourbon City Street Concert, July. Nelson County Fair, July. Buttermilk Days Festival, Aug. Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Sept. Old Kentucky Home Bike Tour, Sept. Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival, New Haven, Sept. Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antique Fair, Oct.


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Downtown Holiday Preview, Nov.–Dec. Candlelight Tours of Homes, Dec.

Dining

Red Rose Inn, 209 E Stephen Foster Ave., 4 units. The Veranda B&B, 405 N 3rd St.; 5 units. Wilson Motel, 530 N 3rd St.; 14 units.

BJ’s Bar and Grill Restaurant, 201 Camptown Rd. El Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, 885 Pennsylvania Ave. El Jimador Real Mexican Restaurant, 1009 Granite Dr. Geri’s Place, 1008 Commerce Blvd. Harrison-Smith House, 103 E Stephen Foster Ave. Hunan Chinese Restaurant, 708 Bloomfield Rd. Java Joint Café, 126 N 3rd St. Kreso’s Family Restaurant, 218 N 3rd St. Kurtz Restaurant, 418 E Stephen Foster Ave. Mammy’s Kitchen, 114 N 3rd St. My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, 602 N 3rd St. Pat’s Place, 125 N 3rd St. Rincon Mexicano Restaurant, 204 N 3rd St. Stephen Foster Restaurant, 503 Stephen Foster Ave. Susie Q’s, 607 W Stephen Foster Ave. The Rick House, 112 Xavier Dr. Tom Pig’s Restaurant, 622 Bloomfield Rd. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Burger King, Chili’s, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Hardee’s, Huddle House, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Shopping and Entertainment

America’s Inn, 1714 New Haven Rd.; 24 units. Bardstown Parkview Motel, 418 E Stephen Foster Ave.; 36 units,  Beautiful Dreamer B&B, 440 E Stephen Foster Ave.; 4 units. Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfas t inn, 714 N 3rd St.; 9 units. Colonel’s Cottage Inn John Fitch, 211 E John Fitch Ave., 1 unit. Colonel’s Cottage Inn Millstone, 107 E Broadway, 1 unit. Colonel’s Cottage Inn Pioneer Park, 114 S 4th St.; 1 unit. Comfort Inn, 984 Frost Ave.; 49 units. Deatsville Inn, 2075 Deatsville Rd., Cox’s Creek; 1 unit.

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Lodging

HEagle hill manor B&B and eagle cove cottage

118/122 Springfield Rd., downtown Bloomfield. 1899 Victorian “Painted Lady” with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 7 fireplaces, natural woodwork, & antique furnishings. Huge porch with swing. Also a 1930s 2-bedroom, 2-bath stone cottage. Full country breakfast. 502.252.7111; www.historiceaglehillmanorbb.com. NRHP. [See ad page 8] General Nelson Inn, 411 W Stephen Foster Ave.; 52 units. Hampton Inn, KY 49 and KY 84; 58 units. Jailer’s Inn, 111 W Stephen Foster Ave. Old Bardstown Inn, 510 E Stephen Foster Ave.; 33 units. Old Kentucky Home Motel, 414 W Stephen Foster Ave.; 25 units.

H Old Talbott Tavern

107 W Stephen Foster Ave. Oldest western stagecoach stop in America. Operating since 1779. 6 guest rooms. Lunch and dinner daily serving regional favorites such as Hot Brown, country ham, homemade soups and desserts. Large selection of small batch bourbons available. Try the bourbon sampler in the Bourbon Bar until 1 am. Prior guests include Jesse James, King Louis Phillippe and George Patton. www.talbotts.com; 502.348.3494. [See ad page 8]

At Mary’s, 116 N 3rd St. Barbara’s, 109 W Flaget Ave. Bardstown Booksellers, 129 N 3rd St. Bardstown Florist and Gifts, 226B N 3rd St. Chuckleberry Farm & Winery, 527 Garrison Ln., Bloomfield. Court Square Antiques, 101 W Stephen Foster Ave. Harman’s Antiques and Collectibles, 212 N 3rd St. Hurst Discount Drugs, 102 N 3rd St. Nettie Jarvis Antiques, 111 Taylorsville Rd., Bloomfield. Olde Bloomfield Meeting Hall, 106 Taylorsville Rd., Bloomfield. The Old Sugar Valley Country Store, 115 Taylorsville Rd., Bloomfield. Peacock on Third, 122 N 3rd St. Shaq & Coco, 111 N 3rd St., Ste. 101.

LEBANON

Population 5,539 • Marion County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1815; southeast of Bardstown and south of Springfield on US 68 and KY 55 from Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. Exact geographic center of Kentucky; site of Civil War battle by General John Hunt Morgan’s Raiders. 239 N Spalding Ave., Ste. 200, www.visitlebanonky.com; 270.692.0021.  Lebanon/Springfield Airport, 8 miles north KY 55; general aviation, 5,000 feet runway.

Points of Interest

Kentucky Cooperage, 712 E Main St.; produces charred oak bourbon barrels; tours Mon.–Fri. 9:30 and 1; free. Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 KY 208; one of the oldest national cemeteries in the US; established 1867; open daily. Limestone Branch Distillery, 1280 Veterans Memorial Hwy.; Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5. Marion County Heritage Center, 120 W Main St.; Mon.–Fri. 10–4, Sat. 10–1. Scott’s Ridge Lookout, 3946 Scott’s Ridge Rd. Whitemoon Winery, 25 Arthur Mattingly Rd.

Historic Sites

Lebanon Civil War Park, Walnut St. and Spalding Ave.; statue of Union General George Thomas.

Parks and Recreation

Fagan Branch Reservior, 370 Fagan Branch Rd.; 3.2 mile trail, 47 bridges, fishing. Graham Memorial Park, 610 Park Dr.; 104-acres. Lebanon Aquatic Center, 525 Graham Memorial Park Dr.; 1 indoor, 2 outdoor pools, water slide. Marion County Wildlife Management Area, Siloam Rd. off of US 68; 1,300 acres; year-round hiking, picnicking, birding. Popes Creek Ranch, 2250 Popes Creek Rd.; non-motorized trails, ampitheater, yurts, platform tents, tipis.

Golf and Tennis

Lebanon Country Club, 655 Country Club Dr.; 9 holes, Rosewood Golf Club and Rosewood Inn, 520 Fairway Dr.; 18 holes. www.kytravel.com • 25


Festivals and Special Events

Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, Jan. Farm, Home, and Garden Show, Apr. Hike & Bike 5K Run 10K Bike Race, Graham Memorial Park, Apr. Memorial Day Celebration, Lebanon National Cemetery; May. US 68 Garage Tour, Hardin Exhibition Center; May. Old Mill Days, Bradfordsville; June. Jets Over Kentucky, Lebanon/Springfield Airport, July. Lightning Over Lebanon, Marion County Fairgrounds; July. Marion County Country Ham Days; Sept. Bourbon Chase, downtown, Oct.

Dining

Cedarwood Restaurant, 660 E Main St. Chasers, 110 N Proctor Knott Ave. China King Buffet, 791 W Main St. El Rincon Michoacano, 431 E Main St. Gold Star Buffet, 164 Lebanon Trade Ctr. Henning’s Restaurant, 520 Fairway Dr. Joe’s Deli On Main, 101 S Spalding Ave. La Fuente Mexican Restaurant, 784 W Main St. Los Mariachis, 119 W Main St. Missy’s Out Of The Way Café, 860 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Raywick. Ragetti’s Italian Foods, 300 W Main St. Stillhouse Restaurant, 202 W Main St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Captain D’s, KFC/Taco Bell, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging H Hampton Inn

1125 Loretto Rd., 58 room hotel with free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, free high-speed internet. 9 miles from Maker's Mark Distillery and on Bourbon Trail. Rates range $99–$130; Open 24/7. www.hamptoninnlebanonky.com; 270.699.4000. Hollyhill Inn, 459 W Main St.; 20 units. Myrtledene B&B, 370 N Spalding Ave.; 1 unit. Rosewood Cabins, 520 Fairway Dr.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Deep’s Gun and Archery, 243 W Main St. Factory Connection, 703 E Main St. Family Frame Shop, 127 W Main St. French and Stokely Interiors, 211 W Main St. Lebanon Jewelry and Gift, 495 W Main St. Loper’s Floral, 1760 Campbellsville Hwy. Simply The Best, 624 W Main St. Sportsman’s Center, 543 E Main St. That Cute Little Shop, 160 W Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Sportsman Lake, Sportsman Lake Dr.; Fishing, archery, playground.

Camping and RV Parks

Country View RV Park, 690 E Main St.; 12 sites.

Loretto

Population 713 • Marion County • EST/EDT • Wet 49 off KY 55; NW of Lebanon; southeast of Bardstown. Loretto Motherhouse, 515 Nerinx Rd., 1 mile east off KY 49; headquarters of the Sisters of Loretto, one of the 1st US religious orders of women.

Springfield

Population2,756•WashingtonCounty(Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT•Wet Established 1793; US 150, southeast of Bardstown and Kentucky 55, south of Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. t Springfield Tourism Commission, 214 W Main St.; www.seespringfieldky.com; 859.336.5440.  Lebanon / Springfield Airport, KY 55, 6 miles south; general aviation; 5,000' runway.

Educational Institutions

St Catharine College, US 150SE; established 1931; liberal arts; enrolls 700.

Points of Interest

Koenig Farm and Spinnery, 2811 Beechland Rd. Lincoln Statue, Washington County Judicial Center. Springfield Opera House, 124 W Main St.; Welcome Center and Central Kentucky Community Theatre. St. Catharine Motherhouse, KY 150; established 1822; 1st US Community Dominican Sisters; museum; open daily; free. St. Rose Church and Proto-Priory, KY 152; established 1806, site of the 1st Catholic school west of Alleghenies; built 1855, Tudor Gothic church remains; daily 9–6; free.

Museums and Galleries

Lincoln Legacy Museum, Washington County Courthouse, Main and Cross Sts.; the 16th President’s legacy from ancestors to presidency (including original Lincoln-Hanks marriage documents).

Theatre and Performing Arts

Central Kentucky Community Theatre, 124 W Main St.

Parks and Recreation

Campbell’s West Wind Farm, 2888 Bardstown Rd.

HLincoln Homestead State Park

5 miles north of Springfield off US 150, via KY 528 to KY 438; 150-acres; original land settled by Lincoln family in Kentucky; one of the stops on Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail. Park Features: original home of Lincoln’s mother, replicas of 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father Thomas was reared and learned his trade; home of Abe's favorite uncle, Mordecai; split-rail fences and pioneer furniture. Grounds open year round; cabins closed Nov. 1–Apr. 30; museum/ gift shop open weekends in Oct. only. Admission: adults $2.50; children $2. Golf: 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Independence Day Celebration, July African-American Heritage Festival, 1st weekend in Aug. Springfield-Washington County Sorghum Festival and Jim Beam BBQ Cook-Off, 1st weekend in Oct. Washington County Fair, 1st weekend in Oct. Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festivals, Nov.–Dec.

Dining

Cecconi’s Family Restaurant, 117 W Main St. El Mariachis, 860 Bardstown Rd. Los Mariachis, 1007 Lincoln Park Rd. Mordecai’s, 105 W Main St. 26 • www.kytravel.com


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION New China King, 805 Bardstown Rd. Familiar Food: Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Snappy Tomato, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor B&B, 2941 Perryville Rd. (US 150), Springfield. 7 units. Cinnamon House B&B, 202 Lincoln Park Rd.; 3 units. Glenmar Plantation B&B, 2444 Valley Hill Rd. Springfield Inn, 324 Lincoln Park Rd.; 62 units. Lincoln Suites Lodge, 100 Depot St.; 7 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Designs by Mary, 200 S Doctor St. Horseshoe Bend Vineyards, 1187 Lawson Ln., Willisburg. Long Lick Farm Winery, 6769 Polin Rd., Willisburg. Nancy’s Place, 133 W Main St. Ooh La La Boutique, 130 W Main St. Pink Elephant Antiques, 112 S Cross Main St. Rolling Hills Vineyard, 2385 Kelly Shop Rd. Serano Alpaca Farm, 1805 Booker Rd. Sunshine Alpacas of Kentucky, 2100 Mackville Rd. Willisburg Amish General Store, 98 Chaplin Rd., Willisburg.

Boating and Lakes

Boy Lincoln Statue, Lincoln Sq.; bronze sculpture of 7-year old Abe Lincoln; erected 2008.

Historic Sites Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd. 3 miles south of Hodgenville on US 31E, KY 61; 116 acre park including Abraham Lincoln birthplace, Memorial Building (with 56 steps marking each year of his life); picnic area, hiking trails, Visitor Center with Lincoln family exhibits/film, Sinking Spring; hours 8–4:45 (8–6:45 Memorial–Labor Day; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day); free. www.nps.gov/ABLI.

Museums and Galleries

Lincoln Museum, 66 Lincoln Sq. Mon.–Sat. 8:30–4:30, Sun. 12:30–4:30. Admission $1.50–$3.

Parks and Recreation

Larue County Environmental Education and Learning Center, 1794 Leafdale Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Larue County Country Club, 1175 Greensburg Rd.; 18 holes,

Danny’s Marina and Campground, 11528 KY 555, Willisburg, 41 sites. Willisburg Lake Boat Dock and Campground, Willisburg Lake, KY 555, 11 miles north of Springfield; 126 acres; dam; fishing, ramp (fee), dock, boat rental, camping, 

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Population 3,206 • Larue County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1818; US 31E, KY 61, southeast of Elizabethtown, I-65; birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President Larue County Chamber of Commerce, 60 Lincoln Sq.; PO Box 176; 270.358.3411; www.laruecountychamber.org.

LaRue County Fair; July. Halloween on the Circle; Oct. Lincoln Days Celebration; 1st full weekend in Oct. Christmas on Lincoln Square; 1st Sat. in Dec. Decades Restaurant, 9050 New Jackson Hwy. Hodgenville Grill, 704 S Lincoln Blvd. Joel Ray’s Restaurant, 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd. Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers, 21 Public Sq. Paula’s Hot Biscuit, 311 W Water St. Royal Pizza II, 804 S Lincoln Blvd. Familiar Food: Hardee’s, Hometown Pizza, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Cabin Fever Lodging, 243 Davidson Rd.; 2 units. Crossroads Country Inn, 1906 McCubbins Rd.; 6 units. Nancy Lincoln Inn, 90 Nancy Lincoln Ln.; 4 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Almost Home, 48 Lincoln Sq. Garrett’s Jewelry Outlet, 118 N Lincoln Blvd. Geneva’s Florist and Gift Shop, 63 Shawnee Dr. Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market, 8631 Campbellsville Rd. Lee’s Garden Center, 1918 Bardstown Rd. Lincoln Jamboree, 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd. Lincolns Loft, 25 Lincoln Sq. Magnolia Mall, 9050 New Jackson Hwy., Magnolia. Nancy’s Gift Shop, 107 W Main St. Sweet Shoppe, 100 S Lincoln Blvd.

Boating and Lakes McDougal Lake, KY 916. Salem Lake, KY 2217.

Points of Interest

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Population 28,531 • Hardin County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1797; intersection of US 31W, I-65, US 62, Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway and Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkways south of Louisville. The Heartland of the Lincoln Trail and home of Abraham Lincoln’s parents. Named for the wife of Andrew Hynes, one of its founders. t Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau, I-65 exit 94, 1030 N Mulberry St.; www.TourEtown.com; 270.765.2175; 800.437.0092.  Addington Field, 1828 Kitty Hawk Dr. off KY 3005; general aviation; 6,000 foot runway.

Points of Interest

Black History Gallery, 602 Gallery Pl.; black American photos, biographies. The Cannonball, Depp Building, Dixie Ave. and Main St.; 1862 Civil War cannonball embedded in building wall. Lincoln Heritage House, Freeman Lake Park, NUS 31W; pioneer cabins built 1789–1805; joiners work done by Abe's father, Thomas Lincoln; hours vary. One Room School, circa 1892; moved to present site in 1978, restored 1980; Memorial–Labor Day, dawn–dusk. Pritchard Community Center, 404 S Mulberry St.; meeting rooms, banquet facilities, basketball, racquetball, weights, arboretum. Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln Memorial, Freeman Lake Park, N US 31W, memorializes Abraham Lincoln's stepmother.

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Festivals and Special Events

New Year’s Dash 5K Run/Walk, downtown Jan. Second Saturday, downtown, 2nd Sat. each month. BBQ, Blues and Bikes, May. Historic Downtown Costumed Walking Tour, June–Sept, Thur. 7. Tavern in the Garden, June–Sept., Thur. 6–9. Cruisin’ the Heartland, downtown, July. Founders’ Day Celebration, Freeman Lake Park, July 4. Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show, July. Elizabethtown Summer Concert, Aug. Via Colori Street Painting Festival, downtown, Sept. Ghost Walk, Oct. Zombie Festival, Oct. Christmas in the Park, Freeman Lake Park, Wed. before Thanksgiving–Jan. 1. Heartland Dulcimer Club Fall Festival, 1st weekend in Nov. Holiday Market Place, 2nd weekend in Nov. Candlelight Tour, Brown-Pusey House, Dec. Christmas Parade and Light Up Downtown, Dec. Santa’s Workshop, Brown-Pusey House, Dec.

Dining

2 B Thai, 3040 Ring Rd. 701 Fish House & Oyster Bar, 200 Commerce Dr. The 19th Hole in the Heartland, 650 Pine Valley Dr. Back Home Restaurant, 251 W Dixie Ave. Buffalo Wild Wings, 1511 Ring Rd. Buffalo Wild Wings & Rings, 1604 Ring Rd. Cobbler’s Café, 125 E Dixie Ave. El Acapulco, 918 N Dixie Ave. El Tapatio, 211 Towne Dr. Ginza Japanese Restaurant, 1705 N Dixie Ave. Green Bamboo Chinese Restaurant, 902 N Dixie Ave.


Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, 1611 N Dixie Ave. Mi Jalisco, 2414 Ring Rd. Namaste Indian Cuisine, 1602 N Dixie Ave. Omelet House, 710 E Dixie Ave. Roxie's, 114 E Dixie Ave. Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 N Mulberry St. Topp't Pizzas & Chopped Salads, 1617 N Dixie. Texas Outlaw Barbeque, I-65 exit 94. Trino’s Italian Restaurant, 2414 Ring Rd. Vibe Coffee, 33 Public Sq. Whodos Pizzeria, 212 Commerce Dr. World Market Grill, 45 Public Sq. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Auntie Anne’s, Bob Evans, Captain D’s, Cheddar’s, Chick-fil-A, Firehouse Subs, Hardee’s, IHOP, Jerry’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver;s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Los Nopales, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Panera Bread, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s, Qdoba, Rafferty’s, Rally’s, Red Lobster, Sonic, Steak N Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Tumbleweed; I-65 exit 94: Beef O’Brady’s, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Golden Corral, Honeybaked Ham, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Popeye’s, Ruby Tuesday, Ryan’s, Shoney’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Waffle House, Wendy’s, White Castle, Zaxby’s.

Lodging

America’s Best Value Inn, I-65 exit 91, 49 units. Baymont Inn and Suites, I-65 exit 94, 63 units. Budget Holiday Motel, I-65 exit 91, 49 units. Comfort Suites, I-65 exit 94, 75 units. Days Inn, I-65 exit 94, 120 units. E-Town Motel, I-65 exit 91, 26 units. Fairfield Inn, I-65 exit 94, 75 units. Hampton Inn, I-65 exit 94, 60 units. Heartland Golf Villas, 901 & 951 Pine Valley Dr., I-65 exit 94. Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown, I-65 exit 94, 76 units. Homegate Inn, I-65 exit 94, 36 units. Kentucky Cardinal Inn, I-65 exit 91, 47 units. La Quinta Inn, I-65 exit 94, 62 units. Motel 6, I-65 exit 94, 98 units. Quality Inn, I-65 exit 94, 96 units. Ramada Inn, I-65 exit 94, 67 units. Roadside Inn, 656 E Dixie Hwy. Super 8, I-65 exit 94, 59 units. Wingfield Inn & Suites, I-65 exit 94, 128 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Ali's Bubblegum Boutique, 110 N Main St. Cool Springs Center, 2409 Ring Rd. Cottage Charm, 103 Central Ave. D.J.’s Antiques, 124 Dixie Ave. Estate Sales, 136 W Dixie Ave. Goldnamers Antiques, 210 N Main St. Hardin County Playhouse, 209 W Dixie Ave. Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, 384 W. A. Jenkins Rd. Historic State Theater Complex, 209 W Dixie Ave. Hobby Station, 200 Sycamore St. Kentucky Art Lady, 29 Public Sq. Kickin’ J’s, 25 Public Sq. La Te Da, 913 N Mulberry.

Mall Park Center, 1900 N Dixie Hwy. O’Neal’s Boutique, 251 W Dixie Ave. That Cute Little Shop, 1612 Ring Rd. The Bug’s Ear, 910 N Dixie Hwy. Towne Mall, 1704 N Dixie Hwy. Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop, 2973 Rineyville Rd. Walker Layne Boutique, 114 W Dixie Ave. Woodland Commons, 1330 Woodland Dr.

Boating and Lakes

Freeman Lake, US 31W north 120 acres. Fishing, kayaks, paddle and rowboat channels, rentals, ramp. No gas motors.

Camping and RV Parks

Elizabethtown Crossroads Campground, I-65 exit 94; 3 cabins, 70 sites. Glendale Campground, 4566 Sportsman Lake Rd.

Glendale

Population 27,527 • Hardin County • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1859; KY 222 between I-65 exit 86 and Wendell H. Ford W KY Parkway south of Elizabethtown; on L&N Railroad tracks, bustling passenger stop in early 1900s; Main Street on NRHP. t Glendale Merchants Association, PO Box 131; 270.369.6188.

Festivals and Special Events

Spring Fest, 3rd Sat. in May. Glendale Crossing Festival, 3rd Sat. in Oct. Christmas in the Country, 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Tony York’s on Main, 201 E Main St. Whistle Stop, 216 E Main St.

Lodging

Glendale Economy Inn, I-65 exit 86; 35 units. Maple Cottage, 129 E Maple St., 225 W Railroad Ave.; 2 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bennie’s Barn Antique Mall, 434 E Main St. Country Gate, 210 S Bell St. Glendale Antique Mall, 103 Railroad Ave. Green Top Antiques and Collectibles, 433 E Main St. Mercantile, 215 E Main St. Serendipity, 101 Jaggers Rd. Side Track Shops, 212 E Main St. Thru the Grapevine, 200 S Bell Ave. Time Worn Interiors, 211 E Main St. True Kentucky, 452 E Main St.

Radcliff / Ft. Knox

• • Hardin County EST/EDT Dry Radcliff: Population 21,688 • Established 1919; US 31W, adjacent to Ft. Knox Military Reservation; named for Major William Radcliffe, Camp Knox quartermaster corps commander. Moist (Hardin Co. Dry) EST.

Ft. Knox: south of Louisville, north of Elizabethtown on US 31W and US 60. 109,069-acre US Military Reservation extending into Bullitt, Hardin and Meade counties. Named in honor of Revolutionary War General, 1st Secretary of War, Henry T. Knox. Activated 1918, now home of US Army Accessions Command. Dry. EST. www.kytravel.com • 29


t Radcliff/Ft. Knox Tourism and Convention Commission

COME TO THE GOLD! A once in a lifetime experience. . . from the General George Patton Museum of Leadership to the United States Bullion Depository to Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, our community is filled with southern hospitality and military history. PO Box 845,Radcliff. www.radclifftourism.org; 800.334.7540. [See ad this page]

Points of Interest

Armored Soldiers Memorial, 31W, Radcliff; gold and granite sculpture honoring the men and women of the US Army’s Armored Forces. US Bullion Depository, United States Bullion Depository, Gold Vault Rd., Ft. Knox; contains a great part of US gold reserve; not open to public.

Museums and Galleries HGeneral George Patton MUSEUM Of Leadership

Ft. Knox, US 31W. US Army’s only state-of-the-art museum dedicated to the history of Army leadership at all levels and ranks. Museum campus includes the General George Patton collection including car, guns and command van, a fully restored WWII barracks, 9/11 Fire Truck, memorial park, & more. Open Tues.–Fri. 10–4:30, Sat. 10–5:30. Closed holidays. Free. www.generalpatton.org. [See ad this page]

Parks and Recreation

Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff,  Dawley Park, off KY 1500, Radcliff. Duvall Park, off KY 447, Radcliff. Radcliff City Park, US 31W, Radcliff. Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, N Wilson Rd.; 26 acres; walking, hiking, biking trails.

Golf and Tennis

Lincoln Trail Country Club, 900 Country Club Rd., Vine Grove; 18 holes, Lindsey Golf Course, 4024 Bullion Blvd., Ft. Knox; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Hooray for Heroes Celebration, Radcliff; May. Autumn Daze, Vine Grove, Sept. Bluegrass Festival, Optimist Park, Vine Grove; Sept. Radcliff Days, Radcliff, Sept. Dickens of a Christmas, 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Caroline’s Alpine Haus, 7260 S Dixie Hwy., Radcliff.

Colton’s Steakhouse, 3050 S Dixie Hwy., Radcliff. Los Nopales Mexican Restaurant, 440 S Dixie Hwy., Radcliff. Familiar Food: Radcliff: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Domino’s, Hardee’s, Huddle House, Jerry’s, KFC, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Rally’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House; Ft. Knox: Burger King, Subway,.

Lodging

Candlewood Suites, 100 Endeavor Way; 83 units. Econolodge, 261 N Dixie Hwy., Radcliff; 49 units. Fort Knox Inn, 1400 N Dixie Blvd., Radcliff; 40 units. Gateway Villa Motel, 1404 N Dixie Blvd., Radcliff; 17 units. Gold Vault Inn, 1225 N Dixie Blvd., Radcliff; 93 units. Hampton Inn, 150 Johnson Rd.; 72 units. Holiday Inn Express, 200 Endeavor Way; Radcliff; 61 units. Super 8, 395 Redmar Blvd., Radcliff; 51 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Radcliff Antique Mall, 509 S Dixie Blvd., Radcliff. Red Brick Cottage, 776 S Dixie Blvd., Radcliff. Red Hill Cutlery, 1628 N Logsdon Pkwy., Radcliff. Somewhere In Time Antique Mall, 332 N Dixie Blvd., Radcliff. US Cavalry, 2855 Centennial Ave., Radcliff.

West Point

Population 797 • Hardin County (Dry) • EST/EDT • Moist Established 1796; southwest of Louisville on US 31W at mouth of Salt River on Ohio River; busy riverport in the early 1800s. t West Point Tourism, 509 Elm St. 502.922.4260.

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690 Ritchey Ln., West Point, 40177. Open year-round for your shooting enjoyment! The facility is encompassed by more than 600 acres & designed to provide you and your family a safe shooting environment. Our large gun shop has everything you need for the shooting sport. We buy, sell, trade and rent guns. The pro shop has targets, ammo, reloading supplies, and much more. We offer Concealed Carry Classes 6 times a month and Hunter Education Classes several times a year. (Check out our calendar at www.knobcreekrange.com for dates.) Open year-round, Knob Creek Range is Home of the World’s Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show which is held the 2nd full weekend in Apr. and Oct.; 502.922.4457. [See ad page 32]

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Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Historic Sites

Fort Duffield, Salt River Rd. off US 31W; Civil War Union fort built by General William Sherman; hike/bike trails, tours; NHL, 

Museums and Galleries

West Point Kentucky History Museum, 508 Elm St.; Fri.–Sat. 2–5.

Tours and Sightseeing

Historic District Walking Tour; Civil War hospital and site of General Sherman’s Headquarters, Founders Cemetery, Ohio/Salt Riverwalks and Salt River Ferry.

Parks and Recreation

Bridges to the Past, Ft. Knox; 2 mile hike across 3 stone bridges over L&N Turnpike. Tioga Falls National Recreation Trail, off 31W and L&N Tpke.; 2 mile self-guided trail on Ft. Knox Reserve.

Festivals and Special Events HKnob Creek Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show

Bi-annual event, typically held 2nd full weekend in Apr. and Oct. Participants are machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country. The Machine Gun Shoot consists of three days of machine gun shooting, dealer displays, shooting competitions, and a spectacular Saturday Night Shoot. The machine gunners are shooting at a wide variety of used appliances, abandoned vehicles and barrels of fuel with pyrotechnic charges attached. The Military Gun Show has drawn dealers from across the country to buy, sell and trade pistols, rifles, shotguns and machine guns. They also sell ammo, military surplus, hard to find gun parts and much more. The show consists of over 900 tables and is open Fri., Sat. and Sun. [See ad page 32]

Otter Creek Outdoor Recreations Area, KY 1638 off US 31W; 2,221 acres; fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife watching–$3/ day or $30/year; horseback riding, mountain biking, archery, shooting ranges–$7/day or $70/year; Wed.–Sun. daylight–dark. Riverfront Park, downtown; 15 acres on the Ohio River.

Golf and Tennis

Doe Valley Country Club, KY 1638; 18 holes, Meade Activity Center, 493 Lawrence St.; 9 holes, River Trace Golf, 493 Lawrence St.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Meade County Farm Toy Show and Sale, Meade County Fairgrounds, Mar. Antique Machinery Show and Threshing Days, Meade County Fairgrounds, 1st weekend in July. Meade County Fair, Meade County Fairgrounds, July. River Heritage Festival, Riverfront Park, Sept./Oct. Christmas by the River, last Sat. Nov.–Dec.

Dining

Clark’s Tavern, 8440 Rhodelia Rd., Paynesville. Home Plate Family Restaurant, 656 River Ridge Plz. Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant, 634 River Ridge Plz. Familiar Food: Brandenburg: Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Huddle House, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Subway, Taco Bell; Muldraugh: Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell.

Lodging

Civil War Days, Labor Day weekend. River Days Festival, Veterans Memorial Park, Sept.

Abe’s Country Village Motel, KY 448; 14 units. Economy Suites, US 31W, Muldraugh; 19 units. Fort Knox Lodge, 518 Wilson St., Muldraugh; 17 units. Golden Manor Inn and Suites, US 31W, Muldraugh; 110 units. Southern Grace B&B, 325 Kirchdorfer Rd.; 4 units. Super 8, 1900 Armory Place Rd.; 44 units. Travelers Motel, US 31W, Muldraugh; 26 units.

Rhonda’s Country Kitchen, 312 Main St. Star Café, 401 South St.

Everett and Allie’s Gift Shoppe, 2141 Brandenburg Rd. Wilson’s Bait and Tackle, 2605 Brandenburg Rd.

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407 South Street, 312 Main St. Dixie Jamboree at West Point, 407 South St. Granny’s Attic, 401 South St.

Boating and Lakes

Salt River Recreation Area, Salt River Dr.; camping, fishing, ramp.

Brandenburg

Population 2,643 • Meade County (Wet) • EST/EDT • Moist Established1825; KY 448/1638, off US 60 on Ohio River.

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C ount y Tour i sm, 79 Broadw ay; www.visitmeadecounty.org; 270.422.3626.

Tours and Sightseeing

General John Hunt Morgan Driving Tour, path taken during the Civil War by General John Hunt Morgan and his men as they rode through Meade County and crossed the Ohio River into Indiana during the Great Raid of 1863.

Parks and Recreation

Meade-Olin Park, KY 933; 74 acres; battlefields, picnicking, playground, nature trail, 

• • Breckinridge County CST/CDT Dry Hardinsburg: Population 2,343 • County Seat • Moist KY 259, off US 60. Cloverport: Population 1,152; US 60, west. Irvington: Population 1,181; US 60, east. t Breckinridge County Tourism, 224 S Main St., Hardinsburg; www.visitbreckinridgecount yk y.com; 270.756.0268.  Breckinridge County Airport, 193 Airport Rd.; general aviation; 3,500' runway.

Points of Interest

Judge Joseph Holt House, 6205 KY 144N, Stephensport; historic family home and cemetary of Judge Joseph Holt.

Museums and Galleries

Breckinridge County Historical Society Museum, 108 E 3rd St., Hardinsburg; Apr.–Dec. Sat. 9–Noon; free. Cloverport Community Museum, 415 E Houston St., Cloverport; restored freight depot; Apr.–Oct., Sun. 2–4; free. Irvington Railroad Station Museum, 234 N 1st St., Irvington; restored freight station with historical display. www.kytravel.com • 31


Parks and Recreation

Clover Creek Hunting Farms, 1172 Teller-Haycraft Ln., Hardinsburg. Yellowbank Public Wildlife Management Area, KY 259 in Breckinridge County, 20 miles north of Hardinsburg on the Ohio River; fishing, ramp, hiking, primitive camping, horseback riding, waterfowl refuge; closed Oct. 15–Mar. 15, KDFWR, 

Golf and Tennis

Breckinridge County Community Golf Center, 904 KY 261S, Hardinsburg; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Railroad Festival, Irvington, May. Breckinridge County Fair, Hardinsburg, July. Sacajawea Festival, Cloverport, end of Aug., beg. of Sept. Holt House Community Day, Stephensport, Sept. Hoedown Day, Hardinsburg, Oct.

Dining

Becky’s 101, 301 West St., Cloverport. Cloverport Diner, 301 W Main St., Cloverport. Green Valley Restaurant, 419 US 60E, Irvington. JC’s Rocking T, 14200 US 60E, Irvington. Knotty Pine, 406 KY 79S, Axtel. Little Dave’s Family Restaurant, 1018 Old US 60, Hardinsburg. Little Dave’s Restaurant and Pizza, 9536 KY 259S, McDaniels. Miguel’s El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 519 Old US 60, Hardinsburg. Pizza Tonight, 72 Lucas Ln., Hardinsburg. River Shack, 8659 KY 259S, McDaniels. Your Cup of Tea, 200 E 3rd St., Hardinsburg.

Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Birds Nest Cottages, KY 259, McDaniels, 6 units. Breckinridge Inn, 1125 US 60, Hardinsburg, 22 units. Little Cedar Getaway, 983 EB Kennedy Ln., Garfield, 1 unit. Mountain Laurel Lake Resort, 1195 KY 86W, Harned, 5 units. Rough River Vacation Resort, KY 259S, McDaniels, 9 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Dutch Heritage Furniture Gallery, 1300 Old US 60 Loop, Irvington. Family Ties, 9550 US 60, Cloverport. Kentucky Holler House Antiques, 6756 US 60E, Garfield. Miller-Mart Country Store, 10285 US 60E, Irvington. Pate House Antiques, 206 W Main St., Cloverport. Rocky Top Tree Farm and Crafts, KY 401, Hudson.

Boating and Lakes

Nick’s Boat Dock, 342 KY 79S, McDaniels.

Camping and RV Parks

Cloverport RV Park, KY 105, Cloverport; 10 sites.

Leitchfield

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Bourbon, Horses & History NORTH CENTRAL REGION Points of Interest

Centre on Main, 425 S Main St.; special events venue. Leitchfield Aquatic Center Water Park, 201 E Carroll Gibson Blvd. Pine Knob Theatre, KY 79, Caneyville; June–Sept., Fri. & Sat., 8.

Museums and Galleries

Jack Thomas House, 122 E Main St.; library/museum built circa 1810 by Grayson County's 1st circuit clerk; Tues.–Fri. 10–4.

Parks and Recreation

Buck Country Outfitters Hunting Lodge, 911 Old Hartford Rd., Caneyville, 6 units. Falls ATV Trails, Jenny Green Rd., Falls of Rough.

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Off Western KY Pkwy. on KY 79 between Leitchfield and Hardinsburg, 89 miles SW of Louisville via US 60; 332 acres on Rough River Lake near the dam, Grayson's Landing Restaurant; open yearround; www.parks.ky.gov; 270.257.2311; 800.325.1713,   Special Park Features: marina (May–Oct.), pontoon rentals, ramp, fishing (license required), pool, miniature golf, tennis, volleyball, hiking (Lake Ridge Trail 1-mile along the shoreline; Folklore Trail, self-guided, USACE); Lodging: Rough River Dam Lodge, 40 rooms overlooking the lake, closed for 1 week during Christmas; 17 two-bedroom cottages. Camping: 64-sites; utilities, service building; closed Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Golf: 18-holes. Special Park Events: •Easter Eggstravaganza, Apr. •Magnolia 5K Run, July. •Trash Bash, Sept. •Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. Royal Farms and ATV Trails, 325 Lone Oak Rd., Clarkson.

Golf and Tennis

The Falls Golf Club, 57 Jenny Green Rd., Falls of Rough, 8 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Classic Car Series, 1st Fri., Apr.–Oct. Art in the Park, 2nd weekend in May. Memorial Day Parade, 4th Sat. in May. FreedomFest, 3rd weekend in July. Twin Lake National Fiddler Competition, July. Grayson County Fair, Grayson County Fairgrounds, late Aug., early Sept. R.A.C.K. Tour, 1st Sat. in Aug. Nolin Fest, 1st weekend in Aug. Clarkson Honeyfest, Clarkson, last full weekend in Sept. Fallin for the Arts, Sept. Bluegrass Opry, Old Judicial Center, 1st & 3rd Sat., Oct.–Nov. Caneyville Fair, Caneyville, 1st weekend in Oct. Five Mile Flea Market, 2nd weekend in Oct. Christmas in the Park, Beville City Park, Dec.

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All Saints Episcopal Center Inn, 833 Hickory Grove Rd.; 20 units. Dan Krist B&B, 2055 Clarkson School Rd.; 2 units. Hatfield Inn, 769 White St.; 40 units. Logsdon Landing Lakefront Cabin, 80 Logsdon Lndg., Clarkson; 1 unit. Moutardier Resort and Marina, 1990 Moutardier Rd.; 8 units. Nolin Lake Lodge, KY 88; 9 units,  Nolin River Getaway, 565 Fields Ln.; 1 unit. Pine Knob Guest House, 2250 Pine Knob Rd., Caneyville; 1 unit. Ponderosa Motel, 865 Ponderosa Rd., Clarkson; 6 units,  Rough River Pizza Co. & Inn, 4 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Caught Ya Lookin’, 115 Sequoia Dr. CD’s Indoor Flea Market, 515 Mill St. Country Squire, 115 Sequoia Dr. Crossroads One Stop, 19 Green Farm Rd., Falls of Rough. Embry’s Bike Division, 602 N Main St. Leitchfield Peddler, 311 W White St. Madison Square Boutiques, 42 Public Sq. Patty’s Country Crafts, 8904 Elizabethtown Rd. Renegade Marine and Outdoor, 415 Commerce Dr. Rough River General Store, 14005 Falls of Rough Rd., Falls of Rough. Something Beautiful, 625 S Main St. Vendors’ Village, 1325 W Elizabethtown Rd. Whoop-de-do Design, 98 Public Sq.

Boating and Lakes

Nolin Lake, west of I-65 via KY 88, KY 728 and KY 259, south of Leitchfi eld; 5,790 acres extending 30–39 miles into Grayson, Edmonson and Hart Counties; fishing, boating, camping. Nolin River Dam, north of Brownsville off KY 259; 166 feet high, 980 feet long; USACE . M and D Marina, 346 Peter Cave Ramp Rd. Nolin River Canoe, 565 Fields Ln., Clarkson. Ponderosa Boat Dock, 65 Ponderosa Rd., Clarkson. Rough River Lake, KY 79, KY 259, north of US 62, W KY Pkwy. and Leitchfield; 4,860 acres along border of Breckinridge, Grayson and Hardin Counties. Rough River Dam, 6 miles east of Falls of Rough; 1,590 feet long, 130 feet high.

Camping and RV Parks

Cave Creek, KY 736 off of KY 79, NW of Leitchfield; 16 sites, 70 prim. sites, ramp. North Fork, KY 259, McDaniels; 51 sites (57 primitive), ramp. US Army Corps of Engineers Campsites: •Rough River Lake: Axtel, KY 79 off KY 259, McDaniels; 41 sites, 117 prim. sites, ramp. •Nolin Lake: Wax, KY 88, 110 sites, ramp; fee. •Wax Marina, KY 88, Clarkson.

Asian Buffet, 364 S Main St. Farmer’s Feed Mill Restaurant, 110 Sequoia Dr. Golden Buffet and Grill, 624 S Main St. Mi Camino Real, 208 W White Oak St. Familiar Food: W KY Pkwy. exit 107: Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Huddle House, KFC, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Rally's, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell Wendy’s.

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Population 29,000 • Franklin County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1786; chosen as Capital when Kentucky was formed in 1792; US 60, 127, off I-64, on the Kentucky River.

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Educational Institutions

Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St.; state liberal arts university; established 1886; enrolls 2,300.

Points of Interest

Berry Mansion, 700 Louisville Rd. Colonial Revival mansion built in 1900 by distillery executive George Franklin Berry. Self-guided tours Mon.–Fri. 8–4. NRHP. Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trc.; The oldest continually operating distillery in America. The Trace Tour: Mon.–Sat. every hour 9–4, Sun. (Apr.–Oct.) every hour 12–3. Governor's Mansion, 700 Capitol Ave. Home of the Commonwealth's Governor situated next to the Capitol. Tours Tues. & Thur. 9–11. Reservations required. NRHP. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zeigler House, 509 Shelby St.; 1910 "prairie-style" house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler; private residence; NRHP. Frankfort Cemetery, 215 E Main St.; gravesite of Daniel Boone (1734–1820) and his wife Rebecca; dawn–dusk. 34 • www.kytravel.com

Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St.; 10,000 sq- ft seating for over 5,100; meeting rooms, wi-fi, parking, event set-up, catering, kitchen Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Rd. State Library; maintains KY's state & local government records. State Library & Archives, Mon.–Fri. 10–4. Kentucky River Boat Tours, Riverview Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd.; tours Memorial Day–Oct. 31. Free. Ages 10+. Seasonal & Free. Advanced Reservations required. Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Coffee Tree Rd., memorial with names of Kentuckians killed in Vietnam engraved in granite below the sundial; the sundial’s shadow touches each name on the anniversary of death. Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, genealogy research and collections library; seasonal hours; $4. Peter W. Pfeiffer Fish Hatchery, Indian Gap Rd.,12 miles north off US 127 near Swallowfield; 45 rearing ponds, hatching house, feed house; KDFWR. Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Ln., KYDFW Headquarters; diverse regional ecosystems; state Fishing and Hunting Licenses; Tues.–Fri. 9–5, Sat. 10–5. Switzer Covered Bridge, off KY 1262, over North Elkhorn Creek; built circa 1855; 126' long/11' wide; howe truss design; sawtooth edge at entrances; pedestrian traffic only; NRHP. Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway; “Kentucky Journey” from prehistoric to present.

Historic Sites

Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson St.; Liberty Hall, Georgian-style mansion built 1796 and the Orlando Brown House, a Greek Revival home built in 1835; Tour 1:30 Mon.– Sat.; $6 for adults (19-64), $3 children (5-18). Old Governor’s Mansion, 420 High St.; landmark mansion, served as governor’s home from 1798–1914. Notable for eight U.S. Presidents that have visited. NRHP. Old State Capitol, 300 W Broadway; Greek Revival structure completed 1830; served as Kentucky’s State House until 1910; seasonal hours; NHL.

Museums and Galleries

Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art, 314 Lewis St. Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St.; 200 years of Frankfort history and life; Mon.–Sat. 10–4. Cornerstone Arts and Events Gallery, 100 E Broadway St. Also, Cornerstone Café. DeSpain Studio and Gallery, 329 W Broadway.

HJosephine Sculpture Park

3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Free & open dawn to dusk daily. Features an exhibit of 40+ artworks on 26 acres of reclaimed farmland. JSP supports the arts & expression, builds community and conserves Kentucky’s natural heritage by providing tours, hands-on exhibitions, festivals, conservation walks, theatrical productions & workshops; www.josephinesculpturepark.org; 502.352.7082. Kentucky Military History Museum, 128 E Main St. in Old State Arsenal; built 1850; seasonal hours. Kentucky State Police Museum, 633 Chamberlin Ave. Driver Training Simulator, Firearm Training Simulator, Safety Town. Gift Shop. Mon.-Thur. 8-4:30, Fri. 8-3. Rebecca Ruth Candy, Museum and Tours, 116 E Second St. Guided tours include a candy sample; Mon.–Sat. 10–12, 1–5:30; $5 (5 and under) free.


Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Theaters & Performing Arts

Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St. Originally constructed as a vaudeville house in 1911. Ward Oates Amphitheatre, 524 W Main St. /Wilkinson Blvd. Patrons bring own seating.

Tours and Sightseeing

Historical Walking Tours, 39 historical attractions along a marked route; maps at Frankfort Visitor Center. Russ Kennedy’s Free Kentucky River Park Walk, Farmer’s Market, Wilkinson Blvd. highlights impact of the river on history of Frankfort.

Parks and Recreation

A Little Bit of Heaven Riding Stable, 3226 Sullivan Ln. Capital View Park, Glenn’s Creek Rd.; 150 acres; provides view of Kentucky River; 8-dusk. Cove Spring Park/Nature Preserve, 100 Cove Spring Rd.; 250 acres; 8-dusk. Dolly Graham Park, 225 River St. East Frankfort Park, 315 Hickory Dr.; 8-dusk. Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill, 400 Clifton Ave.; 2 Civil War Forts; Sullivan House interpretive center 11-5, free tours Mon.-Sat. Riverview Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd.

Golf and Tennis

Duckers Lake Golf Resort, 98 Buena Vista Dr.; 18 holes. East Frankfort Park, Myrtle Ave.; 3 lighted courts,  Juniper Hill Golf Course, Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville  Rd.; 18 holes, 4 lighted courts, Lakeview Springs Golf Course, 101 Park Ave; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Reforest Frankfort, Apr. Governor’s Derby Breakfast, 1st Sat. in May Downtown Summer Concerts, May-Aug Frankfort River Blast, 4th Sat. in June. River Blast 3K, 4th Sat. in June. Salato Sampler, June. Frankfort Art Walk, various times Disturbia at the Distillery, Oct. Ghost Tours at Liberty Hall, Oct. Murder and Mayhem Tours, Oct. Walk with the Animals, Oct. Black Cat Chase, Oct. Candlelight Tour, Nov. Kentucky Book Fair, Nov. Lighting of the Governor’s Tree, Nov.

Dining

Adelia’s Bakery and Café, 1140 US 127S. Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Candleberry Tea Room, 1502 Louisville Rd. Casa Fiesta, 801 Louisville Rd. Gibby’s, 204 W Broadway. Jim’s Seafood, 950 Wilkinson Blvd. Kentucky Coffeetree Café, 235 W Broadway. Lafiesta Grande, 334 Saint Clair St. Mia Saigon,Saint Clair St. Miguel’s Restaurant, 1530 Versailles Rd. Rick’s White Light Diner, 114 Bridge St.

Serafini, 243 W Broadway. Familiar Food: I-64 exit 53: Applebee’s, Chili’s, DQ, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Frisch’s, Hardee;s, Johnny Carino’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald’s, New China, O’Charley’s, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Qdoba, Steak N Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco's & More, Wendy’s; I-64 exit 58: Arby’s, Captain D’s, Cracker Barrel, KFC, McDonald’s, Penn Station, Waffle House, White Castle.

Lodging

Best Western Parkside Inn, I-64 exit 58, 99 units.

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635 Versailles Rd.; 61 units. Free continental breakfast, free HBO & cable with remote, free “USA Today”, free wi-fi & local calls. Refrigerator & microwave. Outdoor pool. Truck parking. www.bluegrassinn.com; 502.695.1800; 800.322.1802. Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.; 189 units,  Days Inn, I-64 exit 53B, 122 units. Fairfield Inn, I-64 exit 58, 90 units. Hampton Inn, I-64 exit 53B, 123 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-64 exit 53, 70 units. Meeting House B&B, 519 Ann St.; 4 units, 

Shopping and Entertainment

Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway. Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art, 314 Lewis St. Completely Kentucky, 237 Broadway St. Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Milam House, 308 Washington St. Old Capitol Antiques, 231 W Broadway. Paul Sawyier Art Gallery, 3445D Versailles Rd. Poor Richard’s Books, 233 W Broadway. Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 3445 Versailles Rd. The Woolery, 315 St. Clair St.

Boating and Lakes

Benson Valley Boat Dock, 615 Benson Valley Rd. Canoe Kentucky, 7323 Peaks Mill Rd.; offers tours of Elkhorn Creek & Kentucky River. Frankfort Boat Dock, St. Clair St. Upper and Lower Sportsmans Lakes, US 60; upper lake 7 acres, lower lake 3 acres; bank/pier fishing, picnicking.

Camping and RV Parks

Elkhorn Campground, 165 N Scruggs Ln.; 125 sites. Kentucky River Campground, 1489 Steele Branch Rd.; 104 sites. Lakeside Arena and Expo Center, I-64 exit 58; 60 sites.

HStill Waters Campground

249 Strohmeier Rd. on the Kentucky River at the mouth of Elkhorn Creek. 50 full-service RV sites, 32 tent sites with water & electric, 20 primitive sites. Camp store, bath house, boat ramps. Canoe rentals, fishing, hiking & old-fashioned recreation. www.stillwaterscampground.com; 502.223.8896.

Lawrenceburg

Population 10,505 • Anderson County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1820; US 127 and US 62, 12 miles south of Frankfort, 25 miles west of Lexington. t Anderson County Tourism Commission, 1090 Owensboro Rd.; 502.839.5564. www.kytravel.com • 35


Points of Interest

Four Roses Distillery, 1224 Bonds Mill Rd.; Visitors Center open Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 12–4. NRHP. The Healing Fields, 725 W Broadway. A moving tribute to fallen sodiers on the war on terror; Tues.–Sat. 11–6, Sun. 1–5. Historic Downtown Lawrenceburg, 100 N Main St. Dining & shopping venues nestled alongside the Bourbon Built Mansions that adorn Main Street. Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery, 1180 Lanes Mill Rd.; Tues.–Sat. 11–6. Rising Son’s Home Farm Winery, 975 Frankfort Rd. Wild Turkey Distillery Visitors Center, 1417 Versailles Rd. Mon.–Sat. 9–5, tours 9–4; Sun. (Apr.–Oct.) 10–4, tours 10–3.

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Wheels of Time Cruise-In on Main, 2nd Fri., Apr.–Oct. Movie Nights on the Green, 4th Fri., May–Sept. Summer Concert Series on the Green, 2nd Fri., May–Sept. Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show, last week in June. Anderson County Burgoo Festival, last weekend in Sept. Lawrenceburg Christmas Parade, 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Bluegrass Sabur, 115 S Main St. Bourbon Street on Main, 2045 Main St. Foliage Chinese Restaurant, 755 W Broadway. Heavens To Betsy! 116 S Main St. La Isla, 751 W Broadway. Tonya's Hometown Buffet, 101 Hilltop Dr. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Huddle House, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn, 200 Plaza Dr., I-64 exit 48; 52 units. Lawrenceburg Bed & Breakfast, 643 N Main St., 5 units. Trail Suites, 177 E Main St. 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bourbon Barrel Boutique, 113 S Main St. Cinnamon’s Flowers and Gifts, 201 S Main St. Halftrack Military Surplus, 107 S Main St. Lawrenceburg Flower Shop, 210 E Court St. Sweet Mash, 101 S Main St. The Pampered Feet, 126 S Main St. This and That Shop, 125 S Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Beaver Lake, Beaver Lake Rd., 10 miles SW off US 62; 148 acres built 1963; fishing (shad for bait prohibited); dock, boat rental. KY River, Fint's Ramp, US 62 East, right on Hwy 1510, ramp. Taylorsville Lake, Van Buren Boat Ramp, 2 Van Buren Rd.; 3,050 acres, ramp, marina at State Park.

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Population 29,038 • Scott County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet 9th largest Kentucky city; US 25, 62, 460, I-75, north of Lexington; many fine Greek Revival and Antebellum homes. t Georgetown/Scott County Tourist Information Center, Information Center, 399 Outlet Center Dr.; Mon.–Fri. 9–5, Sat. 10–4; PO Box 825; www.georgetownky.com; 502.863.2547.  Georgetown/Scott County Regional Airport, US 460, 5 miles east of I-75; general aviation; 5,500' runway.

Educational Institutions

Georgetown College, 400 E College St.; established 1787; 104-acre campus; enrolls approximately1,900.

Points of Interest

Old Friends Farm for Retired Thoroughbreds, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd.; a 92-acre retirement and rescue facility for 104 former race horses. Royal Spring Park, Main and S Water Sts.; site of Royal Spring, discovered in 1774; is believed to be where Reverend Elijah Craig made the 1st bourbon whiskey in 1789. Scott County Arts and Cultural Center, 117 N Water St.; home for the arts in old Scott County Jail building; Tues.–Sat. Noon–4. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, I-75 exit 126, 2.5 miles east on Cherry Blossom Way; visitor center, exhibits, free tours Mon.–Fri. Ward Hall, US 460W, circa 1857; largest Greek Revival house in Kentucky; open 1st weekend Apr.–Dec.; NRHP. Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, US 25N, official 6-acre KentuckyJapan Friendship Garden; open daily; group tours available.

Museums and Galleries

Cardome Center Historic Site and Museum of the Written Word, 800 Cincinnati Pike; center for the study of language/ literature, formerly Catholic convent/school.

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Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION HGeorgetown and ScotT COUNTY MUSEUM

220 E Main St. Features a timeline of local history covering the past 200+ years. With rotating exhibits of special events. Wed.–Sat. 10–4, and by appointment. www.georgetownscottcountymuseum.com; 502.863.6201. Free.

Parks and Recreation

Bill’s Live Fish Farm, 1588 Carrick Pike.

Golf and Tennis

Canewood Golf Course, 124 General John Payne Blvd.; 18 holes. Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club, I-75 exit 126; 18 holes. Coal Ridge Golf Course, 100 Coal Ridge Rd.; 18 holes. Longview Golf Course, 3243 Frankfort Rd. Scott County Park, US 25N; 6 lighted courts, 

Festivals and Special Events

Scott County Antique Show, Scott County High School; Mar. Georgetown International Kite and Culture Festival, Cardome Center, Apr. Southern Knights Car Cruise, Factory Stores of America, Apr.–Oct. Ward Hall Open House, Ward Hall, 1st weekend Apr.–Dec. Bluegrass Cycling Club “Horsey Hundred”, Memorial Day weekend. Oxford Antique Market, 2750 Oxford Village Ln.; May and Sept. Scott County Kiwanis Fair, Scott County Park, June. Taste of Georgetown, June. Sweet Corn Festival, Evans Orchard, July. Apple Festival, Evans Orchard, Sept. Autumn Festival, Bi-Water Farm, early Sept–Oct. 31. Harvest Day, Quest Farm, Sept. Harvest Trail, Sept–Oct. Sadieville in Sept., Sadieville, Sept. Artworks Art Weekend, Oct. Festival of the Horse, downtown Georgetown Oct. Whispering Woods Haunted Trail, 265 Wright Ln., Oct. Gallery and Gift Holiday Market, Arts and Cultural Center, Nov–Dec. Christmas Open House, Ward Hall, Dec. Dickens Downtown, Dec.

Dining

Asian Royal Buffet, 109 Lawson Dr. Auntie Em's, 303 E Washington St. Fat Boy’s Barbeque, 2176 Cincinnati Pike. Fat Kats Pizzeria and Restaurant, 3073 Paris Pike. Fava’s Restaurant, 159 E Main St. Georgetown Cheese Store and More, 230 Connector Rd. The Local Fee, 214 S Water St. Mi Mexico, I-75 exit 125N/126S. Rodney’s on Broadway, 222 N Broadway. Sam’s Restaurant, 1973 Lexington Rd. Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse, 108 Osbourne Way.

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Sweet Matriarch, 201 E Main St. Thai Garden, 221 N Broadway. Upbeat Café, 117 N Broadway. Wilshire’s, 124 General John Payne Blvd. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 125N/126S, Applebee’s, Arby’s,Qdoba Mexican Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-Fil-A, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Fazoli’s, Frisch’s, Giovanni’s, Gold Star Chili, Golden Corral, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Little Caesar’s, Mancino’s, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Ruby Tuesday, Steak N Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s; I-75 exit 129, Culver's, Panera Bread, McDonald’s, Waffle House, Wendy’s; US 25S, Burger King, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Zaxby's.

Lodging

Baymont Inn, I-75 exit 126; 59 units. Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel, 132 Darby Dr.; 67 units. Blackridge Hall B&B, 4055 Paris Pike; 6 units. Comfort Suites, I-75 exit 126; 67 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 126; 65 units. Days Inn Georgetown, I-75 exit 129; 67 units. Deluxe Inn, I-75 exit 125N or 126S; 80 units. Fairfield Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 126. Gayla Guest Quarters, 3329 Cynthiana Rd. Georgetown Vacation Rentals, 356 N Broadway. Hampton Inn, I-75 exit 126; 75 units. Hilton Garden Inn, I-75 exit 126; 108 units,  Holiday Inn Express, I-75 exit 126; 85 units. Jordan Farm B&B, 4091 Newtown Pike; 3 units. Microtel Inn, 111 Darby Dr. Motel 6, I-75 exit 129; 98 units. Super 8, I-75 exit 126; 62 units. Winner’s Circle Motel, I-75 exit 125N or 126S; 73 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Burr Oak Tack and Morgan Horses, 2179 Cincinnati Rd. Country Peddler Shoppe, 218 E Main St. Factory Stores of America, I-75 exit 126. Georgetown Antique Mall, 124 W Main St. Georgetown Peddlers Mall, 400 Outlet Center Dr. Georgetown Vendors Mall, 150 Edwards Ave. Granny’s Goodies, 804 S Broadway. Heirlooms and Gretchen’s, 136 W Main St. Suff’s Furniture, 228 E Main St. Twisted Twigs, 146 S Hamilton St. Unique Gifts & More, 149 E Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Elkhorn Creek, 99 mile creek; canoeing, kayaking, fishing.

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257 Rogers Gap Rd., I-75 exit 129, W to US 25; A Good Sam RV Park. 229 sites with water, electric, sewer and wi-fi. Playground, pool, fishing pond, bathhouses, laundry. Pet friendly. No ATVs. www.whisperinghillsrv.com; 502.863.2552.

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paris

Population 8,553 • Bourbon County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1789; US 27, 68, northeast of Lexington.

HPARIS/BOURBON COUNTY TOURISM COMMISSION

Located just fifteen miles northeast of Lexington, Paris is a city with small town charm surrounded by scenic horse farms and historic sites. Enjoy our vibrant downtown filled with restaurants and shops, take a tour through beautiful horse farms, and kayak Stoner Creek. Come and see why our motto is "Horses, History and Hospitality." Stop by our Visitor Center at 720 High St., Paris, 40361. www.parisky.com; 859.987.6237.

Points of Interest

Claiborne Farm, Winchester Rd.; outstanding thoroughbred horse farms by appt only. Garden Club of Kentucky Headquarters, 616 Pleasant St.; circa 1851 Nannine Clay Wallis Home and Arboretum; 4 acres with 70 species of trees, restored carriage house; arboretum open sunrise–sunset; free. Gallery St. George, 431 Main St. Horse Farm Area, Winchester Rd.; thoroughbred horse farms; by appt only.

Historic Sites

Cane Ridge Meeting House and Shrine, KY 537, off US 460 NE of Paris; largest one-room log building in the US; museum, graveyard. Apr.–Oct. Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5; donations. Colville Covered Bridge, 4 miles NW of Millersburg, on Colville Rd. over Hinkston Creek; built 1877; 128' long/13.16' wide; open to traffic; NRHP.

Duncan Tavern Historic Center, 323 High St.; Wed.–Sat. 10–4, closed 12–1.

Museums and Galleries

Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant St.; local history, Kentucky fine arts, children’s activity center in 1909 Beaux Arts post office building; Wed.–Sat. Noon–5, Sun. 2–4; $3.

Golf and Tennis

Houston Oaks Golf Course, 555 Houston Oaks Dr.; 18 holes. Shady Brook Golf Club, 444 Hutchison Rd.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Downtown Paris Artwalk, Apr. 22 & Sept. 16. 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series, June - Sept. Bourbon County Fair and Horse Show, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, June. Central Kentucky Steam and Gas Engine Show, July. Chautauqua Festival, Millersburg, Sept. Secretariat Festival, late Sept. Country Festival and Back 40 Nature Walk, Reed Valley Orchard, Oct. Christmas in Downtown Paris, Sats., Nov. 19 - Dec. 3

Dining

Bezeau's Bluegrass Billiards, 414 Main St. Bour-Bon, 616 Main St. Clay’s Downtown Restaurant, 730 Main St. La Esperanza, 611 Main St. Lil’s Place, 627 Main St. Paradise Café, 731 Main St. Perico’s Mexican Restaurant, 4221 Lexington Rd. Pleasanton Goods, 902 Main St. Thyme Café, 509 Main St. Vidal's on Main Sports Bar and Grill, 706 Main St. Familiar Food: US 27/68: Arby’s, Domino’s, Giovanni’s, Great Wall Chinese, Hardee’s, Jerry’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Sonic, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Paris Inn, 2011 Alverson Dr.; 49 units. Country Charm Historic Farmhouse B&B, 505 Hutchison Rd.; 3 units. GlenLary Estate, 316 Austerlitz. The Guesthouse at Rosecrest Farm, 1276 Winchester Rd.; 1 unit. Treehouse at Stoner Creek B&B, 131 Taylor Ave.; 2 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Ardery’s Antiques and Collectibles, 627 Main St. Bourbon Drive-In, US 68 Jackstown Rd. Frames on Main Gallery, 630 Main St. Hartfield and Co, 718 Main St. Graham’s Antiques, 108 E 4th St. Loch Lea Antiques, 624 Main St. Paris/Bourbon County Farmers Market, 720 High St. Quillin Leather and Tack, 1929 Main St. Rooster Brew, 609 Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Central Kentucky Kayaking, 394 Stoner Crk. Fryman's Boat Dock, 860 Spears Mill Rd.

Carlisle

Population 2,010 • Nicholas County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1816; 36 miles northeast of Lexington on KY 36 at US 68 and US 27; Downtown district on NRHP;scenic rural country roads first used by pioneers as early as the 1780s. t Carlisle/Nicholas County Tourism, 120 W Main St.; 859.749.7986.

Points of Interest

Carlisle Passenger Depot, 101 Market St.; built 1912 by L&N Railroad; renovated 1981 by Nicholas County Historical Society. Mercury Building, 234 N Locust St.; renovated building with 1969 fire engine, replica fire pole, memorial to firemen killed at World Trade Center. Old Nicholas County Jail, 120 W Main St.; home built 1820–24; dungeon cells built 1857 and housed prisoners from 1850–90s; open 2nd Thur. each month; lunch by appt.

Historic Sites

Daniel and Rebecca Boone’s Cabin, 3 miles from KY 36 and US 68; Boone’s last home in Kentucky, 1795–1799. Downtown Historic District, Courthouse Sq.; features 350 intact 19th century buildings, commercial district; NRHP.

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Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Museums and Galleries

Kentucky Doll and Toy Museum, 106 W Main St.; antique dolls, toys; Thur., Fri., Sat. 11–4; by appointment Jan.–Feb.; $2.

Parks and Recreation H Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

US 68, 10299 Maysville Rd., Carlisle. 1,037 acres on the site of what is called the last battle of the Revolution in Kentucky, Aug. 1782,

Park Features: • 80 foot' Olympic pool (fee), bathhouse, hiking trails, conference center, picnic shelters, playground, mini-golf (fee), gift shop, monument to pioneers, museum (fee). •Blue Licks State Park Nature Preserve; protects endangered plant, Short’s Goldenrod; hiking, birding, nature study. Lodging: •Lodge: 32 rooms, Hidden Waters Restaurant, 2 meeting rooms, private dining room. • Cottages: 2 executive cottages; open year-round. Camping: 51 sites (reservations available). Special Park Events: •New Year’s Day Euchre Tournament, Jan. •Jam Session, Jan. •Easter Egg Hunt, Mar. •Campers Yard Sale, Apr. •Student Art Show, Apr. •Red Hat Day Celebration, Apr. •Campers Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Battlefield Walks, May. •Morning Canoe Trips, May. •Battle of Blue Licks Commemoration, Aug. •Halloween Campout Celebration, Oct. •Tanner Station Rifle Frolic, Nov. •Holiday Dinner Theater, Dec. •New Year’s Eve Comedy in the Parks, Dec.

Clay Wildlife Management Area, Nicholas and Fleming Counties, 8 miles NE on KY 32; 6,791 acres; primitive camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ramp, KDFWR.

Festivals and Special Events

400 Mile Sale, US 68/80; June. Blackberry Festival, Main St.; July. Nicholas County Fair, West End Park; July/Aug. Saturday in Carlisle, Courthouse Sq.; Sept.

Dining

E-Z Riders Pizza, 104 W Main St. Garrett’s Restaurant, 215 N Broadway. Hidden Waters Restaurant, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Ladobees Steak House, 4933 Maysville Rd. Tracks Restaurant, 5322 Concrete Rd.

Shopping and Entertainment

Allison’s Concrete, 8355 Maysville Rd. Carlisle Gifts, 134 E Main St. Garrett’s Furniture Company, 222 W Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Carnico, KY 1455, 3.3 miles north of Carlisle. 150 acres; beach, fishing, ramp, dock.

Cynthiana

Population 6,402 • Harrison County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1793; US 27, 62, on the Licking River; named for 2 daughters of settler Robert Harrison. t Cynthiana Chamber of Commerce, 201 S Main St.; 859.234.5236.  Cynthiana/Harrison County Airport, 582 Airfield Ln.; general aviation.

Points of Interest

Battle Grove Cemetery, 531 E Pike St.; burial ground of Confederate War dead during 1864 Civil War battle. Harrison County Courthouse, 111 S Main St.; papers of Henry Clay, who practiced law here about 1801; 1790 log courthouse still stands. Harrison County Old Jail, 203 W Pike St.; 2-story stone jail and exercise yard built 1888 completely with hand tools. Indian Creek Baptist Church, Millersburg Pike; oldest church west of the Allegheny Mountains still in use.

Museums and Galleries

Cynthiana/Harrison County Museum, 124 S Walnut St.; local history, Civil War exhibits; Fri.–Sat.10–5; free.

Tours and Sightseeing

Morgan’s Raids at Cynthiana, 201 S Main St.; self-guided driving tour of John Hunt Morgan’s two Civil War raids.

Parks and Recreation

Griffith Woods Wildlife Management Area, US 62 and Russell Cave Rd. (KY 353), 4 miles SW of Cynthiana; 746 acres; 150–350 year-old woodland of chinquapin/burr oaks and blue ash found in region at time of European settlement, KDFWR. Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve, off Pugh’s Ferry Rd. near Sunrise on the Licking River; open to the public for hiking, birding, nature study.

Festivals and Special Events Raggedy Ann Festival, Apr. City of Berry Festival, June. Fabulous 4th, July 4. Harrison County Fair, US 27S, July. Ghost Walks, Sept–Nov. Taste of Harrison County, Sept. Twilight Christmas Parade, Dec.

Dining

Biancke’s Restaurant, 102 S Main St. China House Restaurant, 109 E Bridge St. Family Fare Café 105 S Walnut St. Leono’s Restaurant, 253 S Church St. Familiar Food: US 27S: Hardee’s, KFC, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Snappy Tomato, Subway, Taco Bell.

Lodging

Evergreen Motel, US 27N; 27 units. Hawks Nest B&B, 2433 KY 32W; 5 units. Seldon Renaker Inn, 113 S Walnut St.; 4 units. Side Saddle Inn B&B, 5322 KY 36W.

Shopping and Entertainment A J Flowers and Gifts, 116 S Main St. Rohs Opera House, 133 E Pike St.

Boating and Lakes

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Population 295,803 • Fayette County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1780; 2nd largest Kentucky city; I-64, I-75, Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway; heart of the Bluegrass and the “Horse Capital of the World.” Lexington received its name from a group of patriotic hunters who camped there just a few weeks after the first battle of the Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775. t Lexington Visitors Center, 401 W Main St.; www.visitlex.com; 800.845.3959.  Blue Grass Airport, 4000 Terminal Dr. Commercial airport, 7 major airlines. US Customs office. Charter service.

Educational Institutions

Transylvania University, 300 N Broadway. Established 1780, 1st college west of Alleghenies. Enrolls 1,100. University of Kentucky, 110 Administration Dr.; 792-acre campus; enrolls 27,951; 19 academic and professional colleges.

Points of Interest

ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill St.; headquarters of local arts council LexArts; Mon.–Fri. 10–5, Sat. Noon–4:30. Horse Farms in the Bluegrass, self-guided driving tours. Daily van tours. Farms are private; open by advance appointment only. Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd.; thoroughbred racetrack established 1936; live racing Wed.–Sun.; general admission $5, reserved seats Wed.–Thur. $8, Fri.–Sun. $10; NHL.

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trolley tour, horseback and pony rides, film, gift shop, the incomparable International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian affiliate, and “The Showplace for Saddlebreds,” the American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop. The park is located in Lexington off scenic Iron Works Parkway, I-75 exit 120. www.kyhorsepark.com; 800.678.8813;859.233.4303. [See ad page 41]

Lexington Cemetery, 833 W Main St.; graves of VP John C. Breckinridge, author James Lane Allen, General John Hunt Morgan, Coach Adolph Rupp and other notable Lexington citizens; daily 8–5. Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr.; offices of Lexington Art League, art gallery, studio spaces; Tues.–Sat.; free. Red Mile Harness Track, 1200 Red Mile Rd. The Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Pike, I-75/64 exit 113, 2.5 miles east.Year-round tours available. Valley View Ferry, KY 169 east of Nicholasville at the Kentucky River; oldest continuous business in Kentucky since 1785; Mon.–Fri. 6–6, Sat.–Sun. 8–8; free.

Historic Sites

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Rd. Guided tour of 19th century 18-room mansion of statesman Henry Clay; gift shop, seasonal café; Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4; closed Jan.–Feb. Hunt Morgan House, 201 N Mill St.

HBoone Station State Historic Site

I-75 exit 104, 240 Gentry Rd. in Athens. Boone Station is a 46-acre station site settled by Daniel Boone and 30 relatives and friends in Dec. 1779 after leaving Boonesborough. Boone lived here until 1783. Walking trails, picnic tables, interpretive signage. Apr.–Oct. daily.

HMary Todd Lincoln House

578 W Main St.; two-story, late Georgian house built 1803–06. The home of the Todd family, including daughter Mary, future wife of President Abraham Lincoln. 14-room house contains period furniture, family portraits & possessions of the Todds & Lincolns. Museum store & formal garden. Mar. 15–Nov. 30; guided tours on the hour Mon–Sat. 10–3 (closes at 4); admission charged; www.mtlhouse.org; 859.233.9999.

HWaveland State Historic Site

5 miles south of Lexington off US 27. Greek Revival manor house completed in 1848 by Joseph Bryan, the grandnephew of Daniel Boone. 14-acre grounds. Furnished with period pieces. Antebellum brick servants' quarters, icehouse, smokehouse, herb garden. Playground, picnic area. Guided tours Mar.–Dec. 15, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 12–5; Tours on the hour (last tour 1 hour before closing); admission $7, $6 seniors, $4 students.

Museums and Galleries

American Saddlebred Museum, I-75 exit 120 at the Kentucky Horse Park; admission included with Kentucky Horse Park ticket. Ann Tower Gallery, 141 E Main St. Aviation Museum of Kentucky, 4029 Airport Rd. (at Blue Grass airport); Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; $8. Cross Gate Gallery, 509 E Main St. Explorium of Lexington, 440 W Short St.; Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; $8. Headley-Whitney Museum, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike; decorative and fine arts; Wed.–Fri. 10–5, Sat.–Sun. Noon–5; $12


Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, a Smithsonian Affiliate; world's most comprehensive equine museum; traces man’s history with horses. Shambrola Bookstore and Gallery, 208 W Maxwell St.

HUniversity Of Kentucky ART museum

405 Rose St; Tues.–Thur. 10–5, Fri. 10–8, Sat.–Sun. 12–5; www.finearts.uky.edu/art-museum; 859.257.5716.

Theaters and Performing Arts

Carriage House Theatre, 154 W Bell Ct.; home to the Studio Players. Downtown Arts Center, 141 E Main St.; home of LexArts box office, Stoll Keenon Ogden City Gallery, Ann Tower Gallery and Black Box Theater. Kentucky Theater, 214 E Main St.; renovated 1922 theatre; movies, live stage shows. Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 W Short St.; 9 productions Sept.–May. Lexington Opera House, 401 W Short St.; music/theatre performances; circa 1886 facility on NRHP. Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E 3rd St.; restored 1948 540-seat theater/museum.

Tours and Sightseeing

The Big Blue Pedaler, Chase Brewing Co. Lexington Dinner Train, 150 Oliver Lewis Way. Lexington Livery Carriage Company, N Broadway and Short St.

Parks and Recreation

McConnell Springs Park, 416 Rebmann Ln., off Old Frankfort Pike; 26 acres; campsite of Lexington’s 1st settlers; Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5. Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Chapter, 114 Woodland Ave. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Richmond Rd., US 25 to Jacks Creek Pike, 726-acres dedicated to Kentucky River Palisades; daily.  The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr. State Botanical Garden of Kentucky; Kentucky Children’s Garden daily dawn–dusk (fee), Visitor Center Mon.–Fri. 8:30–4; free.

Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, Rupp Arena; Mar. Keeneland Spring Meet, Keeneland Race Course; Apr. Lexington Legends Baseball, Whitaker Bank Ballpark; Apr.–Sept. Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show, Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall; Apr. Mayfest Arts Fair, Gratz Park; May. Bluegrass State Games, July. Lexington Junior League Horse Show, The Red Mile; July. Lions Bluegrass Fair, Masterson Station Park; July. 4th of July Festival, downtown; July 4. Woodland Art Fair, Woodland Park; Aug. Fest of Ales, downtown; late Aug. Red Mile Harness Meet, The Red Mile; Aug.–Oct. Latino Festival, Downtown; Sept. Roots and Heritage Festival, downtown; Sept. Keeneland Fall Meet, Keeneland Race Course; Oct. Christmas Parade, downtown; early Dec.

Dining

Azur Restaurant and Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Cir. Billy’s Bar-B-Q, 101 Cochran Rd. Blue Door Smokehouse, 226 Walton Ave. Bella Notte, 3715 Nicholasville Rd. Buddha Lounge, 109 N Mills St. Chatham's, 496 E High St. Chop House, 2640 Richmond Rd. Cosi Restaurant, 1890 Star Shoot Pkwy. Dudley’s on Short, 259 W Short St. Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano, 4456 Nicholasville Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Gay Brewer Jr Golf Course at Picadome, 469 Parkway Dr.; 18 holes. Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Club, 1720 Newtown Pike; 18 holes. Kearney Hill Golf Links, 3403 Kearney Rd.; 18 holes. Lakeside Golf Course, 3725 Richmond Rd.; 18 holes. Lexington Tennis Club, 410 Redding Rd.; 15 indoor, 7 outdoor courts. Meadowbrook Golf Course, 400 Wilson Downing Rd.; 18 holes. Shillito Tennis Complex, 401 W Reynolds Rd.; 13 courts. Woodland Park, 601 E High St.; 4 courts,  Tates Creek Golf Course, 1400 Gainesway Dr.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation Show, Rupp Arena; Feb. Blue Grass Trust Antiques and Garden Show, Kentucky Horse Park, Mar. Kentucky Crafted: The Market, Lexington Convention Center, Mar. University of Kentucky Basketball, Rupp Arena; Jan.–Mar.

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Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson St. Joe Bologna’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 120 W Maxwell St. Ketch Seafood Grill, 2012 Regency Rd. Le Deauville, 199 N Limestone. Malone’s, 3347 Tates Creek Rd. Merrick Inn, 1074 Merrick Dr. Middle Fork, 1224 Manchester St. Miyako Restaurant, 2547 Richmond Rd. Paisano’s Italian Ristorante, 2417 Nicholasville Rd. Palmer's Fresh Grille, 161 Lexington Green Cir. Parkette Drive-In, 1230 E New Circle Rd. School Restaurant, 162 Todds Rd. Shakespeare and Company, 367 W Short St. Stella’s Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson St. Sutton’s, 110 N Locust Hill Rd. Table Three Ten, 310 Short St. Tomo, 848 High St. Tulip Bistro and Bar, 355 Romany Rd. Winchell’s Restaurant, 348 Southland Dr. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 104, Arby’s, Hardee’s, Waffle House, Wendy’s; I-75 exit 108, Applebee’s, Arby’s, Back Yard Burgers, BD’s Mongolian Grill, Carraba’s, Chick Fil-A, Culver’s, Fazoli’s, Gold Star Chili, Johnny Carino’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, McDonald’s, Rafferty’s, Steak N Shake, Taco Bell, TGI Friday’s, Waffle House,Wendy’s; I-75 exit 110, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel, McDonald’s, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, SmashingTomato, Subway, Waffle House, Wendy’s; I-64/75 exit 113, Fazoli’s, Waffle House; I-64/75 exit 115, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, McDonald’s, Subway, Waffle House.

Lodging

America’s Best Value Inn, 5556 Versailles Rd.; 38 units. Baymont Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 110; 110 units. Best Western Lexington Conference Center, I-75 exit 104; 151 units. Bluegrass Extended Stay, I-75 exit 104; 100 units. Candlewood Suites, I-75/64 exit 115; 80 units. Catalina Motel, 208 W New Circle Rd.; 72 units.

HClarion Hotel

1950 Newtown Pike, I-75/64 exit 115. 292 guest rooms with wireless high speed internet. Fun Dome facility with indoor pool, video game area, whirlpool, exercise facility & basketball court. Business center. Restaurant & lounge. Complimentary breakfast buffet. www.clarionhotellex.com; 859.233.0512, Comfort Inn, I-75 exit 110; 123 units. Comfort Inn South, I-75 exit 104; 59 units. Comfort Suites Beaumont Centre, 3060 Fieldstone Way; 72 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 110; 53 units. Courtyard by Marriott North, I-75/64 exit 115; 146 units,  Courtyard by Marriott South, I-75 exit 108; 90 units. Courtyard Lexington Keeneland/Airport, 3100 Wall St.; 103 units,  Days Inn and Suites, I-75/64 exit 113; 187 units,  Days Inn South, I-75 exit 104; 55 units. Day’s Motor Lodge, 1500 Versailles Rd.; 44 units. EconoLodge, I-75 exit 104; 65 units. Eighth Pole Inn, 3463 Rosalie Rd.; 5 units. Embassy Suites Lexington, I-75/64 exit 115; 230 units ,  Essence of the Bluegrass B&B, 4343 Mt. Horeb Pike. Extended Stay America, 2650 Wilhite Dr.; 126 units. 42 • www.kytravel.com

Extended Stay America, 3575 Tates Creek Rd.; 72 units. Fairfield Inn, 3050 Lakecrest Cir.; 63 units. Fairfield Inn North, 2100 Hackney Pl.; 114 units. Four Points Sheraton, I-75/64 exit 115; 174 units, 

HGratz Park Inn

120 W 2nd St., Historic District. The heritage of Gratz Park Inn, like its surrounding area, is rich in southern charm & elegance. The 19th century style boutique features suites and standard rooms, a cozy library & Lexington’s favorite restaurant, Distilled at Gratz Park. Walk to Civic Center/Rupp Arena; www.gratzparkinn.com; 859.231.1777; 800.752.4166, 

Hampton Inn I-75, I-75 exit 110; 125 units. Hampton Inn South, 3060 Lakecrest Cir.; 67 units. Hilton Garden Inn, I-75 exit 108; 100 units. Hilton Lexington Downtown, 369 W Vine St.; 367 units,  Hilton Suites Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Cir.; 175 units,  Holiday Inn Express Northeast, I-75/64 exit 115; 78 units. Homewood Suites, 249 Ruccio Way; 91 units. Homewood Suites Hamburg, I-75 exit 108; 91 units. Hyatt Place, I-75 exit 108; 127 units. Hyatt Regency, 401 W High St.; 366 units,  Inn on Broadway, 1301 S Broadway; 62 units. Knights Inn, I-75/64 exit 115; 55 units. La Quinta Inn, I-75/64 exit 115; 129 units. Lexington Motor Inn, 1203 E New Circle Rd.; 30 units. Lyndon House B&B, 507 N Broadway; 5 units. Microtel Inn, I-75 exit 110; 99 units. Motel 6, I-75 exit 110; 98 units. New Circle Inn, 588 E New Circle Rd.; 57 units. Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 2143 N Broadway. Red Roof Inn North, I-75/64 exit 113; 108 units. Red Roof Inn South, 2651 Wilhite Dr.; 117 units. Residence Inn Airport, 3110 Wall St.; 104 units. Residence Inn North, I-75/64 exit 115; 80 units. Sportsman Motel, 1107 Winchester Rd.; 29 units. Spring Hill Suites, 863 S Broadway; 108 units. Sunset Motel, 4020 Georgetown Rd.; 25 units. Super 8 Buena Vista, I-75 exit 110; 62 units. University Inn, 1229 S Limestone St.; 92 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company, 401 Cross St. Another Man’s Treasure, 3101 Clays Mill Rd. Artique, 410 W Vine St. Barrel House Distillery, 1200 Manchester St. Belle Maison Antiques, 525 W Short St. Fayette Mall, 3401 Nicholasville Rd. For Friends, 869 E High St. Greentree Antiques and Tearoom, 521 W Short St. Hamburg Place, I-75 exit 108. Heritage Antiques, 238 E Main St. Heritage Art Center, 651 W Short St. J and H Lanmark–The Outdoors Store, 189 Moore Dr. Janice’s at the Saltbox, 859 E High St. Jean Farris Winery, 6825 Old Richmond Rd. John’s Run/Walk Shop, 317 S Ashland Ave. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Mall at Lexington Green. LV Harkness and Company, 531 W Short St.


Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Lafayette Galleries, 410 W Vine St. Last Genuine Leather Company, 460 Southland Dr. Lexington Ice & Recreation Center, 560 Eureka Springs Dr. Mall at Lexington Green, Nicholasville Rd. Mulberry and Lime, 216 N Limstone. Old Kentucky Chocolates, 450 Southland Dr. Peggy’s Gifts and Accessories, 112 Clay Ave. Quilters Square, 140 Moore Dr. Scout, 935 Liberty Rd. Sharp’s Candies, 2021 Regency Rd. Talon Winery and Vineyards, 7086 Tates Creek Rd. Third Street Stuff, 257 N Limestone. Town Branch Distillery, 401 Cross St.

Camping and RV Parks

Kentucky Horse Park Campground, I-75 exit 120; 260 sites.

Nicholasville

Population28,015• JessamineCounty(Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT•Wet Established1798; directly south of Lexington on US 27. t Jessamine County Fiscal Court, 200 S Main St.; restored 1870 jail and 1873 jailer’s residence, now local history museum; NRHP. t Nicholasville Tourism Commission, 508 N Main St.; www.visitnich.com; 859.887.4351.

Points of Interest

Camp Nelson Heritage Park, US 27, 5 miles south; Union Army Civil War supply depot/training center/officers’ quarters; Camp Nelson National Cemetery next to site; Tues.–Sat. 10–4. Harry C. Miller Lock Collection, 1014 S Main St.; most comprehensive collection of safe locks in US; Mon.–Fri. 8–5. Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, 508 N Main St.; honors Kentucky NFL players, coaches, referees, owners, managers and sportscasters; Mon.–Fri. 9–5; free. Kentucky River Palisades, US 27, KY 29 and US 68; limestone cliff formations cut by Kentucky River. Old Jessamine County Jail, 200 S Main St.; local history museum in restored 1870 jail; 1873 jailer’s residence; NRHP. Riney B Aquatic Center, 300 Martin Luther King Blvd.; Memorial Day–Labor Day daily; fee. Valley View Ferry, KY 169 E of Nicholasville at the Kentucky River; oldest continuous business in Kentucky since 1785; Mon.–Fri. 6–8, Sat.–Sun. 8–8; free.

Parks and Recreation

Camp Nelson Preservation, 105 Court Row. Jim Beam Nature Preserve, Payne’s Ln., off Halls Rd. from US 27; 115-acre old sandy river terraces, bluff-top ridges, views of Kentucky Palisades; hiking, birding, nature study.

Golf and Tennis

Connemara Golf Course, 2327 Lexington Rd.; 18 holes. Golf Club of the Bluegrass, 6000 Harrodsburg Rd.; 18 holes. High Point Golf Course, 1215 High Point Dr.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events Kentucky Wine and Vine Festival, May. Jessamine County Fair, July. Camp Nelson Civil War Days, Sept. Jessamine Jamboree, downtown, Sept.

Dining

Asuka Japanese Grill and Sushi, 267 E Brannon Rd. Cottage Café, 409 N Main St. Euro Wine Bar, 102 W Main St. J D Legends, 315 N 2nd St. Keene Springs Inn, 209 S Elkhorn Rd., Keene. Nicholasville Café, 111 N Main St. Ogata’s Hawaiian Grill, 1001 Elizabeth St. Familiar Food: A&W, Applebee’s, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Cici’s Pizza, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Firehouse Subs, Frisch’s, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Red Robin, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s.

Lodging

Holiday Inn Express, 164 Imperial Way, 60 units. Home Place Inn, 181 Imperial Way, 50 units. Howard Johnson, 2149 Lexington Rd., 40 units. O’Neal Cabin at the Sandusky B&B, 1626 Delaney Ferry Rd. Sugar Creek Resort, 5800 Sugar Creek Pike.

Shopping and Entertainment

Alternative Jewelry Shop, 118 1/2 N Main St. Boot Store, 3090 Lexington Rd. Chrisman Mill Vineyards, 2385 Chrisman Mill Rd. Claibourne Antiques, 4648 Nicholasville Rd. First Vineyard, 5800 Sugar Creek Pike. Hide-Away Gift Shop, 415 S Main St. Martha’s Vineyard, 206 S Main St. Simpson’s Gun Shop, 109 Quinn Dr. Tickled Pink, 605 N Main St. Twice as Nice, 95 S Main St.

Wilmore

Population 5,905 • Jessamine County • EST/EDT • Dry KY 29, off US 68, south of Nicholasville and Lexington.

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335 E Main St.,Wilmore,40390.Natural beauty,cherished history and quaint surroundings abound in Wilmore. 1900s Downtown National Register Historic and Renaissance District. High Bridge Park showcases the once highest railroad in the world, built in 1877. Wilmore was named the safest town in Kentucky by Niche.com, according to a recently released 2015 report; www.wilmore.org; 859.858.4411.

Educational Institutions

Asbury Theological Seminary, 204 N Lexington Ave.; interdenominational graduate school of theology established 1923; enrolls 1,700. Asbury University, 1 Macklem Dr.; Christian liberal arts; established 1890; enrolls 1,500.

Points of Interest

High Bridge Park, KY 29 south of Wilmore, High Bridge, highest trestle in the world when built in 1877; 35-foot overlook has views of trestle, Kentucky River and Palisades.

Museums and Galleries

Railside Caboose Museum, Main St.; Apr.–Oct., Sat. 10–Noon.

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Parks and Recreation

Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League, 2500 Handy’s Bend Rd.; 4.1 miles south of Wilmore, Kentucky’s largest sporting league. Figg Lane Miniature Horse Farm, miniature horses.

Festivals and Special Events

Arbor Day Celebration, city parks, Apr. Coaster Car Derby, downtown, Apr. 18th C. Living History Day, Centennial Park, May. Hometown Yard Sale, June. Festival of the Fourth, downtown, July. Gospel on the Green, Fri., July–Aug. Stonebridge Summer Concerts, Sats. July–Aug. Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, downtown, 1st Sat. in Oct. Treats on Main, downtown, Oct. Veteran’s Day Celebration, downtown and Veterans Center, Nov. Old Fashioned Musical Christmas, downtown, 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Chesney's, 334 E Main St. Great Wall of China, 104 E Main St. La Casa De Jose, 325 E Main St. Sims Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain and Grill, 319 E Main St. Solomon’s Porch, 111 E Main St. Familiar Food: Subway.

Lodging

1898 Red Bud B&B, 600 N Lexington Ave.; 2 units. Asbury Inn, 1 June Ryan Cir.; 35 units. Home Place Guest House B&B, 206 S Lexington Ave. Pleasantview House, 102 Pleasant Vw. Potter’s Inn, 313 Walters Ln.; 6 units. Scott Station Inn Bed & Breakfast, 305 E Main St.; 5 units. Turfmor Motel, 9110 Harrodsburg Rd.; 13 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Chapman’s Antiques, 107 S Lexington Ave. Sims Drug, 319 E Main St. Rose Garden, 310 E Main St. White Casting, 313 E Main St.

Midway

Population 1,656 • Woodford County • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1832; I-64 and US 62, US 421, west of Lexington, north of Versailles; 1st Kentucky town built by a railroad; first train reached midway point 1833; NRHP. t Woodford County Tourism Commission, 141 N Main St., Versailles; www.woodfordcountyinfo.com; 859.873.5122.

Educational Institutions

Midway University, 512 E Stephens St.; established 1847; Kentucky’s only women’s day college; enrolls 1,900.

Points of Interest

Weisenberger Mill, 2545 Weisenberger Rd.; meal and flour mill operated by same family since 1862.

Museums and Galleries

Historic Midway Museum Store, 124 E Main St. Kennydid Gallery, 137 E Main St.

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Festivals and Special Events

Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival,Midway University, May. Midway Fall Festival, Sept. Holiday Open House, Dec.

Dining

Darlin’ Jean’s Apple Cobbler Café, 204 N Gratz St. Grey Goose, 133 E Main St. Heirloom Restaurant, 125 E Main St. Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St.

Lodging

Scottwood B&B, 2004 Leestown Pike; 4 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Back Room, 138 E Main St. Baskets from the Bluegrass, 120 E Main St. Breckinridge, 105 E Main St. Crittenden Clothes, 141 E Main St. D. Lehman and Sons Antiques, 100 N Winter St. Damselfly, 126 E Main St. Eagle’s Nest Gallery, 106 E Main St. Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd. Fisher Antiques, 134 E Main St. Freedman’s, 136 E Main St. Le Marche and Café, 104 E Main St. May and Company, 107 E Main St. Midway Boutique, 100 E Main St. Railroad Drug and Old Time Soda Fountain, 115 E Main St. Railroad Street Framing, 108 E Main St. Steppin' Out Boutique, 140 E Main St. The White Horse Collection, 132 E Main St. Yeager’s Antiques, 114 N Winter St.

Versailles

Population 9,054 • Woodford County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet US 60 and 62, west of Lexington; scenic rural roads through rolling horse farm countryside. t Woodford County Tourism Commission, 141 N Main St.; www.woodfordcountyinfo.com; 859.873.5122.

Points of Interest

Jack Jouett House, 255 Craig’s Creek Rd., off McCowan’s Ferry Rd.; Apr.–Oct., Wed., Sat., Sun. 1–5; free. Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Pisgah Pike off US 60; established 1784; 1st Presbyterian church west of Allegheny Mountains; NRHP. Woodford Reserve Distillery, 7855 McCracken Pike; one of Kentucky’s oldest operating distilleries; Mon.–Sat. 9–5; tours 10, 11, Noon, 1, 2, 3 Apr.–Dec.; Sun. 12:30–4:30, tours 1, 2,3.

Museums and Galleries

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum, Woodford County Park, US 62, near Versailles; open weekends mid May–Oct. Woodford County Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill; county genealogical library/museum; Wed.–Fri. 10–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 1305 Germany Rd.; 379 acres, operated by National Audubon Society; Wed.–Fri. 8:30–4, Sat.–Sun. 9–6; Nature Center Sat.–Sun. 1–6; $4. Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, Woodford County Park, 275 Beasley Dr.; fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, outdoor tennis court, theatrical Arts; Mon.–Fri. 5:30–9, Sat. 7–7, Sun. 10–7. Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass, 570 Milner Rd.


Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Golf and Tennis

The Brook Golf Course, 2260 Lexington Rd.; 18 holes. Moss Hill Golf Course, 3495 McCowans Ferry Rd; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Art in the Park, May. LeoFest, May. Woodford County Fair, Woodford County Park, June. Independence Day Celebration, July. Roots & Heritage Festival, Aug. Twilight Festival, Aug. Millville Hillbilly Daze, Millville, Sept. Bourbon Chase, Oct. Christmas Parade, Dec.

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5 Seasons Gift Gallery, 160 S Main St. Boyd Orchards, 1396 Pinckard Pike. Castle Hill Winery, 3650 Lexington Rd. Eric Johnson Gallery, 120 N Main St. Heike Pickett Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 110 Morgan St. IPotter, 112A N Main St. Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques, 4205 Fords Mill Rd. Marketplace on Main, 161 N Main St. Pretty In Pink, 175 N Main St. Wildside Winery, 5500 Troy Pike. Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Lakeside Arena and Expo Center, I-64 exit 58; 60 sites.

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Population 18,368 • Clark County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet US 60 off I-64, east of Lexington and north of Ft. Boonesborough State Park via KY 627; Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway is just east of the city; Natural Bridge State Resort is 25 miles east. t Winchester/Clark County Tourism Commission, Tourist Information Center, 2 S Maple St.; Mon.–Fri. 8–5; www.tourwinchester.com; info@tourwinchester.com; 859.744.0556; 800.298.9105.

Points of Interest

Ale-8-One Bottling Company, 25 Carol Rd.; Kentucky’s Soft Drink since 1926; tours by reservation; Mon.–Fri. 8:30–4:30. Beer Cheese Trail, Purchase a beer cheese item from each stop to earn stamps to add to your "cheese log"—earn a free t-shirt when you collect five stamps! Blackfish Bison Ranch, 676 Queensbeery Ln. Provides guided tours of buffalo herd; tours last approx. 1 hr; reservations required. Hamon Haven Winery, 7041 Rockwell Rd. Holly Rood, 28 Beckner St.; built 1813 by Kentucky's 12th governor, James Clark, who is credited with averting financial ruin of state in 1820; tours by appointmet.

Historic Sites

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro, KY 1924; 26-acre Union Army gun emplacement overlooking Kentucky River;

Museums and Galleries

Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S Main St.; Romanesque Revival building featuring regional history exhibits; Mon.– Sat. Noon–4; $1.50.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Leeds Center for the Arts, 37 N Main St.; arts and cultural center in renovated theatre; plays, musicals, concerts.

Tours and Sightseeing

Winchester Driving Tours, 2 S Maple St.; Civil War, Stone Fence Driving.

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Parks and Recreation

Daniel Boone National Forest, more than 707,000 acres of forest throughout southern and eastern Kentucky managed by USFS; campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, boat ramps. Lower Howard’s Creek Nature Preserve, KY 418, 1945 Athens Boonesboro Pkwy., 8 miles south of Winchester; 300-acre forested preserve along Lower Howard’s Creek. Quail Point Preserve & Recreational Hunt, 4258 Lexington Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Cassell Creek Golf Course, 4199 Lexington Rd.; 18 holes. Southwind Golf Course, 2480 Boonesboro Rd.; 18 holes, 

Festivals and Special Events

Wine About Winter, downtown, Feb. Beer Cheese Festival, downtown, June. Clark County Fair and Horse Show, Clark County Fairgrounds, June. Summer Sip & Stroll, downtown, Aug. Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, Labor Day weekend. Scarecrow Festival, Beech Springs Farm, Oct.

Jako Candles & Boutique, 44 S Main St. Judy’s Stitch in Time, 515 W Lexington Ave. Major Dad's Military Surplus, 850 Bypass Rd. Mark's Hallmark, 1529 Bypass Rd. Movies 9, 40 Winchester Plz. Peddler’s Mall, 110 Shoppers Village Plz. The Prissy Peach, 55 Main St. Rosebuds Boutique, 1320 W Lexington Ave. Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market, Depot St.

Boating and Lakes

Three Trees Canoe and Kayak Rental, 300 Athens-Boonesboro Rd. Red River Boat Dock and Campground, 1260 Ferry Rd.

Richmond/ Berea Area

Cities Include: Richmond, Berea

Dining

Cairn Coffee House, 17 S Main St. DJ's Bar & Grill, 836 Bypass Rd. Don Senor, 1940 Bypass Rd. The Engine House Deli & Pub, 9 W Lexington Ave. Gaunce’s Deli and Café, 853 Bypass Rd. Grace Coffee Café & Bakery, 740 Bypass Rd. Ste 5. Graze Market and Café, 150 Combs Ferry Rd. JK's at Forrest Grove, 4636 Old Boonesboro Rd. Hall’s on the River, 1225 Athens-Boonesboro Rd. Maddie's Café, 50 S Main St. Pueta Grande, 120 April Way. Tasty Time Frozen Yogurt, 1541 Bypass Rd. Woody’s Sports Bar and Grill, 923 Bypass Rd. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Frisch’s, Giovanni’s, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Rally’s, Sir Pizza, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Country Squire, I-64 exit 94; 46 units. Hampton Inn, I-64 exit 96; 60 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-64 exit 94; 58 units. Red Roof Inn, 1100 Interstate Dr. Quality Inn, I-64 exit 96; 47 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Artisan Gifts & Gallery, 18 W Lexington Ave. Beech Springs Farm Market, 4776 Old Boonesboro Rd. Bentley and Murray, 23 S Main St. Burke’s Outlet, 1515 Bypass Rd. Court Street Gifts, 8 Court St. Craft Nook, 1007 W Lexington Ave. Creative Coffees Roastery, 604 N Main St. Dirty South Pottery, 38 N Main St. Full Circle Market-Health Foods, 240 Redwing Dr. Graham’s Boots, Work and Western Wear, 18 N Main St. 46 • www.kytravel.com

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Population 31,364 • MadisonCounty(Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet 7th largest Kentucky city; established 1798; US 25, off I-75, south of Lexington;named by founder Colonel John Miller after Richmond, Virginia. t Richmond Tourism Department, Richmond Visitor Center, 345 Lancaster Ave.; year-round; Mon.–Fri. 8–4:30 www.richmondkytourism.com; 800.866.3705. t Battle of Richmond Visitors Center, 101 Battlefield Memorial Hwy., I-75 exit 83; Mon.–Fri. 10–4, Sat. 10–2, June–Oct, Sun. 2–4; free.  Madison County Airport, I-75 exit 77, 124 Madison Airport Rd.; general aviation; 4,500' runway.

Educational Institutions

Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave.; founded 1906; enrolls more than 16,000.

Points of Interest

Hummel Planetarium, I-75 exit 87, Eastern Kentucky University; one of largest in US; adults $4, seniors/students $3.50, 12 and under $3.


Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Madison County Courthouse, 101 W Main St.; Greek Revival, built 1849–50, Squire Boone’s signature in rock; Mon.–Fri. 8–4; NRHP.

Historic Sites

Kit Carson’s Birthplace, near Richmond on Tates Creek Rd., KY 169; 1809 birthplace of scout and hunter who served in Mexican War; appointed Indian Agent in 1853.

HWhite Hall State Historic Site

5 miles north of Richmond, I-75 exit 95 WinchesterBoonesboro ; Italianate mansion on 13-acre estate of Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810–1903), emancipationist and minister to Russia; period furnishings (some original); picnic area; Apr.–Oct.

Tours and Sightseeing

Battle of Richmond Driving Tour, 345 Lancaster Ave., brochure available at Richmond Visitor Center, for driving tour of Civil War battle route.

Parks and Recreation Deer Run Stables, I-75 exit 97.

HFort Boonesborough State Park

KY 388, 627, between I-64 and I-75, 12 miles north of Richmond on the Kentucky River; 153 acres; reconstructed fort with pioneer craft demonstrations; open 9–5 Wed.– Sun., Apr–Oct, 10–4 Fri.–Sun., Nov.–Mar. Park Features: • Camp store, junior size Olympic pool with water slide, bathhouse, boating, ramp, fishing (license required), playground, picnic area, grocery, mini-golf, gift shop, Kentucky River Museum (museum admission included in price of admission to the Fort). Open 10–4 Sat.–Sun., Memorial Day – Labor Day. • Camping: year-round; 167 sites with utilities and wi-fi, tent camping, service building, grocery, air-conditioned activity room (reservations available). Special Park Events: •Fireside Chats, Feb. •Women on the Frontier, Apr. •Camper Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Kentucky Derby Weekend, May. •Spring Trade Days, May. •Spring Camper’s Yard Sale, May. •Birthday Party Weekend, June. •Kentucky River Heritage Weekend, June. •A Gathering of Descendants, June. •4th of July Fest, July. •Summer Camper’s Yard Sale, July. •Cool History on Hot Days, July–Aug. •Fall Camper’s Yard Sale, Sept. •The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough, Sept. •Boonesborough Boogie National Car Show, Oct. •Rifle Frolic & Frontier Skills, Oct. •Halloween Fest, Oct. 15–27 •Winter Trade Days, Nov. •18th Century Christmas, Dec.

Lake Reba Recreational Complex, 274 Lake Reba Dr.; 406 acres; Miller Welch-Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area, 9 miles southeast of Richmond; US 421 to Dreyfus Rd. at Kingston; 1,847 acres; no camping; KDFWR, 

Golf and Tennis

Battlefield Golf and Country Club, 524 General Cruft Dr.; 18 holes. Bull at Boones Trace Golf Course, 175 Gleneagles Blvd.; 18 holes. Gibson Bay Golf Course, I-75 exit 87 off Eastern Kentucky Byp.; Par 7. Greg Adams Tennis Center, Eastern Kentucky University; 4 indoor courts.

Festivals and Special Events

Richmond July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza, Lake Reba Recreational Complex, July. Madison County Fair and Horse Show, Fairgrounds, 3237 Old US 52, last week in July. Battle of Richmond Reenactment, Battlefield Park, Aug. Great American Pottery Festival, Irvine-McDowell Park, Sept. Richmond Pow Wow, Battlefield Park, Sept. 27–29. Story of the Star, Hummel Planetarium, late Nov.–Dec.

Dining

Babylon Gyros, 213 W Main St. Casa Fiesta, I-75 exit 87. Elvira’s, 1105 Kim Kent Dr. Gillum’s Sports Lounge, 130 Richmond Mall. Gridiron Bar-B-Q, 711 Big Hill Ave. King Buffet, I-75 exit 87. Koto Japanese Bistro, I-75 exit 87. Madison Garden, 152 N Madison Ave. RT’s Café, 1013 Center Dr. Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 1001 Center Dr. Tsing Tao Restaurant, 300 W Main St. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 87: A&W, Applebee’s, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Cici’s, Culver’s, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Giovanni’s, Hardee’s, KFC, Krystal, Little Caesars, Logan’s, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Rally’s, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Steak N Shake, Subway,Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s, White Castle; I-75 exit 90: Arby’s, Captain D’s, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Frisch’s, Hardee’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Bennett House B&B, 419 W Main St., 5 units. Best Western Holiday Plaza, I-75 exit 87, 80 units. Blue Heron B&B, 270 E Prong Rd., 3 units. Comfort Suites, I-75 exit 87, 73 units. Country Hearth Inn, I-75 exit 87, 100 units. Hampton Inn, I-75 exit 87, 97 units. Heritage House B&B, 189 Meridian Way, 3 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-75 exit 87, 81 units. Jameson Inn, I-75 exit 87, 67 units. La Quinta Inn, I-75 exit 90, 95 units. Quality Quarters Inn, I-75 exit 87, 75 units. Red Roof Inn, I-75 exit 90, 65 units. Super 8, I-75 exit 90, 59 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

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Country Place, 2513 Lexington Rd. Creative Arts by Sherri, 200 1/2 S 3rd St. Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center, I-75 exit 87. Lena’s Antiques, 2047 Berea Rd. Olde Homestead, 202 Wayne Dr. Peddler’s Mall, 449 Eastern Byp.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Reba, 250 Lake Reba Dr.; 78 acres; fishing, boating. Wilgreen Lake, 2 miles west on Barnes Mill Rd., left on Curtis Pike; 169 acres; fishing, boat/motor rental, ramp, dock. Wilgreen Lake Marina, 520 Wilgreen Lake Rd.

Berea

Population 13,561 • Madison County • EST/EDT • Moist US 25 off I-75, south of Richmond and Lexington, where the bluegrass meets the Cumberland foothills near Daniel Boone National Forest. Designated “The Folk Arts and Craft Capital of Kentucky” by the Kentucky legislature. Official KY Trail Town.

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3 Artist Cir. located off I-75, 30 minutes south of Lexington; Discover a town like no other…Berea. Home to weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors and musicians. Visit unique shops and galleries or schedule your own art experience. www.visitberea.com; 859.986.2540.

Educational Institutions

Berea College, I-75 and US 25; founded 1855; 140-acre campus; enrolls 1,600; 1,200-acre training farm; 8,200 acre forest.

Points of Interest

Berea Arts Council, 139 N Broadway; community arts organization hosts exhibits, worskhops, events & programs. Indian Fort Mountain, 2.5 miles east on KY 21; 1,442' high; Boone blazed trail through forest; picnic area, hiking trails. Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, I-75 exit 77; 200 Artisan Way; Kentucky handmade arts & crafts. Daily 9–6, cafe 9:30–4.  KY Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Galleries & Visual Arts Academy, 116 N Broadway. L&N Depot, 3 Artist Cir.; built in 1917, houses Berea Welcome Center. NRHP.

Berea Celtic Festival, Aug. 19-21. Spoonbread Festival, Memorial Park, Sept 16–18. Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair, Indian Fort Theatre, Oct. 8–9. Celebration of Traditional Music, Berea College, Oct. 14–15. Geocaching Weekend, Oct. 14–16. Home and Hearth Christmas Bazaar, Russel Acton Folk Center, Nov. 12–13. Berea College Craft Holiday Sale, Mueller Building, Nov. 19. Make It, Take It, Give It! Studios throughout Berea, weekends Nov. 25–Dec. 18. Twilight Christmas Parade, Dec. 3.

Dining

Best Do-Nuts, 170 Mini Mall Dr. Berea Coffee and Tea, 124 Main St. Daddy Yo's Frozen Yogurt, 405 Richmond Rd. N. Dinner Bell, 127 Plaza Dr. Dino’s Pizza House, I-75, exit 77. El Rio Grande, 305 Chestnut St. Gondolier, 102 Jill Dr. Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant, 100 Main St. Hong Kong Buffet, 265 Prince Royal Dr. MainStreet Café & Burger Co., 106 Main St. Mariachi's, 780 Chestnut St. Mario’s Pizza & Buffet, 636 Chestnut St. Old Town Grill, I-75 exit 77. PapaLeno’s, 108 Center St. Sara's Kitchen, 400 Paint Lick Rd. Smokehouse Grill & Buffet, I-75 exit 77. Village Trough, 216 Adams St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Domino's, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesar's, Long John Silver’s/A&W, McDonald’s, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Berea Country Club, 128 Churchill Ct.; 9 holes,

America’s Best Value Inn, 196 Prince Royal Dr., 53 units. Berea Painter's Cottage, 110 High St., 1 unit. The Doctor’s Inn B&B, 617 Chestnut St., 2 units. Econolodge, I-75 exit 76, 40 units. Fairfield Inn & Suites, I-75 exit 76, 62 units. Forest Street Cottage, 209 Forest St., 1 unit. The GreatHouse Inn B&B, 317 Jackson St. , 3 units. Historic Boone Tavern Hotel, 100 Main St., 63 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-75 exit 76, 66 units. Holiday Motel, I-75 exit 76, 30 units. Knights Inn, 715 Chestnut St., 58 units. Motel 6, I-75 exit 77, 59 units. Red Roof Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 77, 60 units. Weaver’s Rest Cottage, 106 Churchill Ct., 1 unit.

Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend, Russel Acton Folk Center, Apr. 22–24. L&N Day, Berea Welcome Center, June 4. Play Think Festival, Homegrown Hideaways, June 15–19. Berea Craft Festival, Indian Fort Theatre, July 8–10. Festival of Learnshops, Studios throughout Berea, July 8–24. Quilt and Fiber Extravaganza, Berea Community School, July 29–30.

Amish Store, 201 Royal Prince Dr. Appalachian Fireside Gallery, 126 Main St. Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut St. Berea Collge Farm Store, 311 Main St. Berea College Visitor Center & Shoppe, 104 Main St. Berea Fudge Shoppe, 207 Short St. Berea Soaps & Gifts, 209 Short St. Family Tree, 202 N Broadway.

Museums and Galleries

HLog House Craft Gallery

200 Estill St. The Log House Craft Gallery, the premier showcase for Berea College Student Craft Industries and other fine regional art since 1917. Mon.–Sat. 8–7, Sun. 1–5. Call for winter hours. 859.985.3226.

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Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Fiber Frenzy, 137 N Broadway. Gallery 103, 103 Jackson St. Gallery 123, 123 N Broadway. Gastineau Studio, 135 N Broadway. Gilliam Gallery & Studio, 139 N Broadway. Honeysuckle Vine, Hot Flash Beads, Images of Santa, 2 Artist Cir. Kiln Time, 217 N Broadway. Music Makers, 125 N Broadway. Old Town Candy Kitchen and Fudge Factory, 128 N Broadway. Peace Craft, 128 Main St. Something Olde Antique Shop, 437 Chestnut St. The Promenade Gallery, 204 Center St. Robie Books, 307 Chestnut St. Tater Knob Pottery, 260 Wolf Gap Rd. Todd's Antique Mall, 1305 Paint Lick Rd. Top Drawer Gallery, 202 N Broadway. Warren A. May, 110 Center St. Weavers Bottom Craft Studio, 140 N Broadway. Weston Glass Studio, 217 Adams St.

Camping and RV Parks

Oh! Kentucky RV Park Campground, 562 Paint Lick Rd.; 70 sites. Walnut Meadow Campground, 711 Paint Lick Rd.; 103 sites.

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Population 8,340 • Mercer County (Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Moist Kentucky’s oldest town and first permanent settlement west of Alleghenies, established by Colonel James Harrod, June 16, 1774; US 68, US 127, KY 152, west of Herrington Lake, southwest of Lexington.

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County Tourist Commission, Diamond Point Welcome Center, 488 Price Ave.; tourism@harrodsburgky.com; www.harrodsburgky.com; 859.734.2364; 800.355.9192.

Points of Interest

Bataan War Memorial, US 127N. Dedicated to the 66 Mercer Co. men who fell in the Battle of Bataan. WWII Tank on grounds. The Dixie Belle Riverboat at Shaker Village, US 68. 115 passenger sternwheeler. One hour excursions daily Apr.-Oct. Downtown Historic District, Preserves 1880-90 buildings house gift & specialty shops & restaurants. Historic Harrodsburg Walking/Driving Tour, highlights 85 points of interest throughout the community. Harrodsburg Wall Mural, 207 W Lexington St. Scene portrays the fort’s Osage Orange tree & founder James Harrod. Historical Society Museum, Genealogy library, Tues. 10-4, Wed., Fri. 1st & 3rd Sat. 1-4. Old Mud Meeting House, Dry Branch Rd. 1800 Dutch Reform Church building. NRHP Olde Towne Park, Main St. Features a cascading fountain inspired by the Kentucky River palisades. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, US 68. America’s largest restored Shaker Village. Open daily, admission fee. NHL

Parks and Recreation

Anderson/Dean Community Park, 1501 Louisville Rd. 200 acres. Big Red Stables, 1605 Jackson Pike. Cedar Hills Archery and Pay Lake, 2668 Cornishville Rd. Good Time Paddling, 1450 Johnson Rd.

HOLd Fort Harrod State Park

US 68 & 127; first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies; 32-acre park contains a replica of the original 1774 fort. Site also includes James Harrod Blockhouse, George Rogers Clark Blockhouse, the first school in Kentucky and cabins furnished with 18th century handmade utensils, furniture, tools, etc. Period dress interpreters portray Fort Harrod pioneers mid Apr.–Oct.; fee; park open year-round 9–5, closed Mon. & Tues. Park Features: •George Rogers Clark Federal Monument, the oldest cemetery in the state, James Harrod Amphitheater and the James Harrod Conference Center, picnic and playground areas, shelter house and gift shop with Kentucky hand crafts. •The Mansion Museum features 18th century Kentucky and Civil War history, McIntosh Gun Collection, Lincoln Memorabilia and more; Apr.–Oct. Wed.–Sat. 9–5; Sun. 1–5. •The Lincoln Marriage Temple enshrines the cabin where Abraham Lincoln's parents married. Special Park Events: •Easter Egg Hunt; Mar. •“The Journey to Kentucky” Play II; Apr.–May, Sept.–Oct. •Bark in the Park; May. •Picnic in the Park; Fris. June–July. •Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid; June. •Haunted Frontier, Oct. •Holiday Open House, Nov.

Shaker Village Nature Preserve, 3501 Lexington Rd.

Golf and Tennis

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Festivals and Special Events

Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Shaker Village, May. 400 Mile Sale, US 68/80, June. Fort Harrod Beef Festival, Mercer County Fairgrounds, June. Mercer County Fair/Horse Show, Mercer County Fairgrounds, July. 127 Corridor Sale, US 127, Aug. Craft Fair, Shaker Village, Aug. Pioneer Days, Old Fort Harrod, Aug. Salvisa Days, Salvisa, Sept. HarvestFest Weekend, Shaker Village, Sept. Pioneer Classic Car Show, Sept. Holiday Homes Tour, Dec.

Dining

Beaumont Inn, 638 Beaumont Inn Dr. Cloud’s Country Cooking, 1028 N College St. Dunn’s Bar-B-Que, 726 Cane Run Rd. Family Affair Restaurant, 5509 Louisville Rd., Salvisa. Granny’s Diner, 513 W Broadway. Kentucky Fudge Company, 225 S Main St. La Fonda, 121 S Main St. MiCasa, 145 Collin Dr. Nineteenth Hole, 1742 Old Danville Rd. Old Owl Tavern/Owl's Nest Pub, 138 Beaumont Inn Dr. Olde Bus Station, 227 S Greenville St. Trustee's Table at Shaker Village, 3501 Lexington Rd. The Village Inn, 501 E Main St., Burgin. Wahmei Restaurant, 858 S College St. Wyonette’s Restaurant, 672 Cornishville St. Familiar Food: US 127: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Giovanni’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Huddle House, KFC/Taco Bell, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Arnold Herrington Lake House, 441 Herrington Woods; 1 unit. Baymont Inn & Suites, 105 Commercial Dr.; 40 units. Beaumont Inn, 638 Beaumont Inn Dr.; 31 units. Blue Heron Point, 1862 Paradise Camp Rd.; 1 unit. Bluegrass Inn, 213 S College St.; 30 units. Canaan Land Farm B&B, 700 Canaan Land Rd.; 4 units. Chimney Rock Studio, 250 Chimney Rock Rd.; 1 unit. Coleman House B&B, 362 N College St.; 3 units. Days Inn Harrodsburg, 1680 Danville Rd.; 50 units. Economy Inn Harrodsburg, 814 N College St.; 20 units. Haddix Point Hideaway, 1840 Paradise Camp Rd.; 1 unit. The Inn at Shaker Village, 3501 Lexington Rd.; 73 units,  Our Home at Normans Camp, 828 Normans Camp Rd.; 1 unit. Paradise Cottage, 1390 Paradise Camp Rd.; 1 unit. Royalty's Cottages, 940 Normans Camp Rd.; 3 units. Wanderland B&B, 929 N Greenville St., 4 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Arts Council of Mercer County Studio & Gallery, 120 S Main St. 50 • www.kytravel.com

Back Porch Treasures Antique & Craft Mall, 540 N College St. Beaumont Inn Gift Shop, 638 Beaumont Inn Dr. Beehive Gift Shop, 114 S Main St. Bread Basket, 2966 Louisville Rd. J. Sampson Antiques & Books, 107 S Main St. Kountry Kupboard, 2780 Louisville Rd. Old Fort Harrod Gift Shop, 123 S College St. Ragged Edge Community Theatre, 111 S Main St. Rags to Riches Antique Mall, 613 S College St. The Shops at Shaker Village, 3501 Lexington Rd. Twin Hills Drive-In Theater, 1785 Louisville Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Cane Run Fishing Camp, KY 152. Chimney Rock Marina, 250 Chimney Rock Rd., 2 units. Palisades Adventures, 6716 1/2 Lexington Rd. Pandora Marina, 1 Pandora Cv., Burgin. Royalty’s Fishing Camp Marina, 940 Norman’s Camp Rd.; 3 units. Wavies Midlake Marina, 238 S Cedar Ln.

Camping and RV Parks

Chimney Rock RV Park, 220 Chimney Road Rd., 64 sites. Cummins Ferry Resort Campground and Marina, 2558 Cummins Ferry Rd., Salvisa; 130 sites.

Danville

Population 16,218 • Boyle County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1775. US 127, US 150, KY 33 and KY 34 north of Herrington Lake. Kentucky’s state constitution was signed in Danville on June 1, 1792. t Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 105 E Walnut St.; 859.236.7794.  Danville/Boyle County Airport, 420 KY 1273; general aviation; 5,000' runway.

Educational Institutions

Centre College, 600 W Walnut St.; established 1819; enrolls 1,300; liberal arts and sciences. Kentucky School for the Deaf, 303 S 2nd St.; established 1823; 1st tax-supported school of its kind in the US; museum open Mon.–Fri. 8:30–4; NRHP.

Points of Interest

Community Arts Center, 401 W Main St.; arts education/ exhibits; Beaux Arts building; Wed.–Sun. Forkland Community Center, 16479 Forkland Rd., Gravel Switch; historic school and museum. Penn’s Store, 257 Penn’s Store Rd., 3 miles southeast of Gravel Switch; country store since 1845; Sat. 11–6, Sun. 2–6. Wilderness Trail Distillery, 4095 Lebanon Rd.; Danville’s 1st bourbon distillery; also makes vodka, rum from county grains; Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour; free tours, weekly tastings.

Historic Sites

Constitution Square Historic Site, 105 E Walnut St.; reproduction of Kentucky's 1st public square, jail, courthouse, meetinghouse; plans were made here in 1784 for Kentucky’s independence from Virginia; site of the 1st post office in the West and where the 1st state constitution was signed 1792; Mon.–Fri. 9–1 and 2–4:30; Apr.–Oct., Sat. 10–4; free.


Kentucky's Bluegrass NORTH CENTRAL REGION Museums and Galleries

Great American Dollhouse Museum, 344 Swope Dr.; restored WPA building containing over 200 handmade dollhouses and furnishings; Tues.–Sat. 11–5; $7. McDowell House Museum, Apothecary and Gardens, 125 S 2nd St.; home where pioneer surgeon Dr. Ephraim McDowell (1771–1830) performed 1809 world-famous surgery; NRHP.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College, 600 W Walnut St. Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd.; Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre built entirely out of recycled materials; state historic landmark.

Parks and Recreation

Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, 600 Carpenter Creek Rd. off KY 37. 500 acres; white-tailed deer, red fox, wild turkey; nature center, hiking trails, picnicking; no camping/fishing.

Festivals and Special Events

Boyle County Fair, Danville/Boyle County Fairgrounds, June. Great American Brass Band Festival, Centre College, June. 127 Corridor Sale, Aug. Kentucky State BBQ Festival, Sept. Oktoberfest, Sept. Forkland Heritage Festival, KY 37, Gravel Switch, Oct. Great Outhouse Blowout, Penn’s Store, Gravel Switch, Oct.

Dining

Bluegrasss Pizza and Pub, 314 W Main St. Brother’s BBQ and Brewing Company, 464 S 4th St. Captain Frank's Hotdog Emporium, 127 N 4th St. CUE, 303 W Main St. Freddie’s Italian Restaurant, 140 Stanford Ave. Grace Café, 219 S 4th St. Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, 917 Hustonville Rd. Hub Coffee Shop, 236 W Main St. Mallards, 1001 Ben Ali Dr. Melton’s Deli, 247 E Main St. Red Rooster, 118 E Main St. Summer Hokkaido Japanese, 2900 S Danville Byp. Taqueria Los Amigos, 234 S 4th St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Burger King, Cici’s Pizza, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Giovanni’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Huddle House, KFC, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Shoney’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Wok-N-Go.

Lodging

Comfort Suites, 864 Ben Ali Dr.; 57 units. The Cottage B&B, 2826 Lexington Rd.; 1 unit. The Farm, 450 Waterworks Rd.; 9 units. The Golden Lion B&B, 243 N 3rd St.; 3 units. Hampton Inn, US 150/127 Byp.; 72 units. Morning Glory Manor & Cottage, 244 E Lexington Ave.; 2 units. Quality Inn Danville, 96 Daniel Dr.; 62 units. Red Roof Inn, 210 Brenda Ave.; 50 units. Super 8, 3663 US 127 Byp.; 49 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Boyle County Farmer Market, Consitution Square Historic Site. Carol’s Bridal and Gift Boutique, 309 W Main St. Cerci on Main, 217 W Main St. Chateau Du Vieux Corbeau Vineyard & Winery, 471 Stanford Rd. Derby Shoppe, 124 N 3rd St. Jane’s Barleycorn Market and Bar, 130 S 4th St. Maple Tree Gallery, 225 W Main St. Not Just Antiques in Danville, 1000 E Lexington Ave. Sycamore, 415 W Main St. Vestiary Boutique, 126 S 4th St.

Perryville

Population 751 • Boyle County • EST/EDT • Dry US 150 and 68; site of the Civil War Battle of Perryville in 1862. t Main Street Perryville, PO Box 133.

Historic Sites HPerryville Battlefield State Historic Site

2 miles NW of Perryville off US 68 and US 150; 745 acres; open year-round 8–9. Site of the greatest Civil War battle in Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1862. It involved about 40,000 troops and stopped the Confederate advance in Kentucky. 5,800 soldiers died, were wounded or went missing during the battle; NRHP. Park Features: •gift shop, monuments, self-guided walking tour, picnic shelter, playground (most facilities seasonal); 10 miles of historic trails, , •gift shop and museum with Civil War artifacts and battle displays; Apr. 1–Oct. 31, Mon.–Sat. 9–5; Sun. 1–5; closed Mon., Tues. in Nov., Dec., Mar.; closed entirely Jan.–Feb. Special Park Events: Perryville Battlefield Commemoration, Oct.

Museums and Galleries

Downtown Perryville Museum, 216 S Buell St.; local history exhibits, Parks Store inventory; Mon.–Fri. 9–4; $2.

Shopping and Entertainment

Battlefield Station, 303 E 2nd St. Mr. Miser Food Mart, 222 E 2nd St. Elmwood Inn Tea Room, 205 E 4th St. Magnolia Cottage Gift Shop, 102 S Bragg St. Perryville Furniture Outlet, 303 N Bragg St.

Lancaster

Population 3,442 • Garrard County (S eat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet US 27, KY 39, KY 52, 34 miles south of Lexington, 24 miles west of Berea, 10 miles east of Danville, 45 miles north of Somerset. Bordered by Herrington Lake and the Kentucky River. Home of three Kentucky governors; named for second one, James Garrard. t Garrard County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 462.

Points of Interest

Garrard County Historical Society, 208 Danville St. Mon.–Fri. Noon–4. Pleasant Retreat, 656 Stanford Rd. 16th Kentucky Governor William Owsley’s home.

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Parks and Recreation

Canoe Creek Ranch, 260 Galilee Ln.

Festivals and Special Events

Garrard County Fair, last week inJune. Party on the Square, Public Sq., June. Field to Fork Festival, Halcomb’s Knob Farm, Paint Lick, July. October Festival, Meadow Lake Equestrian Center, Oct.

Theaters and Performing Arts

The Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St.; Historic theatre opened in 1925.

Dining

Great Day's Cafe & Grill, Public Sq. China Gourmet, 124 Pleasant Retreat Dr. York's Kitchen, 881 Stanford Rd. Smith’s Restaurant, 55 Public Sq. Caribbean Spice Restaurant, 73 S Campbell St. Pete's Diner, 10232 Lexington Rd. Familiar Food: US 27: Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

The Ashley Inn B&B, 9863 Lexington Rd.; 6 units. Bryant’s Camp, 1342 Bryants Camp Rd., 10 units. The Denny House B&B, 5958 Old Railroad Grade Rd., Paint Lick, 4 units. The Guest House B&B, 323 Richmond St., 5 units. Halcomb's Knob Bed & Breakfast, 430 Wallacetown Rd., 3 units. Hammond’s Hall B&B, 216 W Maple Ave.; 2 units. Peninsula Golf Resort, 200 Clubhouse Dr.; 12 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Collector’s Paradise Antique Mall, 1276 Stanford Rd. Rocky Top Furniture, 8957 US 27N. The Wood Shack, 10357 Lexington Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Herrington Lake Marina, 136 S Homestead Ln., 6 units. Kamp Kennedy Marina, 4646 Kennedy Bridge Rd. Herrington Lake, KY 152, between US 27, 68 and 127; 2,940-acre, 35-mile lake developed by the Kentucky Utilities Company in 1925. Red Gate Marina, 305 Red Gate Rd. Sunset Marina, 318 Sunset Lodge Rd.; 3 units, 6 sites, 

Camping and RV Parks

Camp Nelson RV Park, 27 Chase Ln., 60 sites. Kennedy's Landing RV Resort, 4663 Kennedy Bridge Rd.

Stanford

Population 3,487 • Lincoln County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry US 27 and US 150, 11 miles southeast of Danville, 8 miles southwest of Lancaster. t Stanford-Lincoln County Tourism Office, 201 E Main St., #8. www.stanford-lincolncountytourism.com; 606.365.4547.

Points of Interest

Hen-Cey Hollow Farm, 3183 KY Hwy. 39 S, Crab Orchard; Farm and artist's studio with goats and an art gallery.

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HIsaac Shelby State HISTORIC SITE

Off US 127 at Knob Lick Rd., 5 miles south of Danville, 8 miles west of Stanford on Knob Lick Rd. Shelby (1750-1826) was chairman of the state constitutional conventions at Constitution Square and was Kentucky's first and fifth governor. The stone-walled cemetery on the Shelby Plantation contains the monument and resting place of Shelby, along with the 22 graves of his wife and family. The .5-acre burial grounds amid the peaceful countryside of Lincoln County constitutes the smallest park in the system.

Museums and Galleries

L&N Depot, 1866 N Depot St., Restored railroad depot & museum. Old Presbyterian Meeting House & Museum, 315 W Main St.; Original portion served as church 1792–1804.

Historic Sites

HWilliam Whitley House State Historic Site

US 150 east of Stanford. One of the 1st brick houses west of the Alleghenies, circa 1785. Bricklaid “W.W.” laid in Flemish bond pattern. Whitley (1749–1813) built one of America’s 1st circular race tracks and began counterclockwise racing. Admission fee.

Festivals and Special Events

Seige of 1777 Re-enactment, Logan's Fort, May. Cow Bell Days, June. Lincoln County Fair, US 27S, 1st week in July. The Asylum Haunted House, Hustonville, Oct. Christmas Festivities, 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

The Bluebird, 202 W Main St. China Buffet, 101 Lincoln Trl. Coleman’s Deli, 105 W Main St. Kentucky Depot Restaurant, 119 Metker Trl. My Guadalajara, 817 E Main St. Past Time Café, 306 Stanford St., Crab Orchard. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Sunset Motor Lodge, 915 Danville Ave.; 20 units. Wilderness Road Guest Houses & Rooms, 203 W Main St.; 5 house rentals, 8 room rentals.

Shopping and Entertainment

Brummett’s Orchard, 5060 KY 39S, Crab Orchard. Cedar Creek Lake Outfitters, 10725 US 150E, Crab Orchard. Kentucky Soaps and Such, 205 W Main St. Morgan's on Main, 114 W Main St. Perfectly Practical, 118 W Main St. Susan’s Country Bakery, 5427 KY 643, Waynesburg. The Village Shoppe, 217 W Main St.


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Population 3,938 • Carroll County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1799; US 42 just north of I-71 at the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers; 2 miles west of General Butler State Resort Park.

t Carrollton / Carroll County Tourism & Convention Commission

From the city to serenity, where rivers and people meet – a charming historic town located off of I-71 exit 44. 515 Highland Ave., PO Box 293, Carrollton 41008; www.visitcarrolltonky.com; 502.732.7036; 800.325.4290.

sites with utilities , wi-fi; 10 sites with sewer hookups; tent camping; 2 service buildings. Golf and Tennis: •9 holes, pro shop, cart and club rentals. •2 tennis courts near Butler-Turpin House, 1 lighted court near lodge. Special Park Events: •“Now That’s a Bargain” Camper Appreciation Weekend, Apr. • Mother’s Day Buffet, Mother's Day. • Backyard Concert Series, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct. • Kentucky Flyer Railroad Train Show, Aug. • Arts & Barks in the Park, Sept. • Jump Start Your Halloween Weekend, Oct. • Halloween Family Fun Weekend, Oct. • Dinner Theatre, Nov. • Thanksgiving Buffet, Nov. • Festival of Trees, Dec. 1–31.

Golf and Tennis

Robert Westrick Memorial Park, KY 36; 4 lighted courts, 

Festivals and Special Events

Carroll County Fair, Carroll County Fairgrounds, 1st week in June. Bands and BBQ, Sept. 16-17. Heritage Saturday, Masterson House, Sept. Bass Tournament, Point Park, Oct. Carroll County Tobacco Festival, Courthouse Sq., Oct.

Dining

Cooper’s Restaurant, 1420 Gillock Ave. Down on Main Street, 508 Main St. Mi Viejo, 1968 Hwy. 227.

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Points of Interest

1880 Old Stone Jail, Courthouse Sq.; built 1880, 2 story stone structure used until 1969; tours available. Carrollton Historic District, downtown; walking tour in Victorian commercial area; driving tour of residential and commercial districts at Tourism Office and website. Masterson House, US 42; built early 1790s; oldest 2 story brick house standing on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cairo, Illinois. Point Park, 2nd and Main Sts. at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers; river walk; various events.

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Parks and Recreation HGeneral Butler State Resort

Park, KY 227, off US 42 and I-71, midway between Louisville  and Cincinnati; 791 acres; open year-round,  Park Features: •15-acre lake, pool, rental pedal boats, rowboats canoes, hiking, fishing, mini-golf, volleyball, planned recreation, picnic shelters, playgrounds, basketball, convention center, Kentucky Veterans Memorial. • Butler-Turpin Historic House, 2-story Greek Revival built 1859 by famous military family. Tours May–Sept.; fee. Lodging: • Lodge: 53 rooms, Two Rivers Restaurant, gift shop. • Cottages: 24 units, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom; open year-round. Camping (year-round; reservations available):

Fun Shopping

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History

Hiking Historic Homes

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Welch’s Riverside Restaurant, 505 Main St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Burger King, Hometown Pizza, KFC, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Snappy Tomato, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House.

Serenity Woods Cottage, 515 Wilson Ln., 1 unit.

Carrollton Inn, 218 Main St.; 10 units,  Hampton Inn, I-71 exit 44; 60 units. Highland House B&B, 1705 Highland Ave.; 3 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-71 exit 44; 64 units. Poet’s House B&B, 501 Main St., Ghent; 4 units. Quality Inn, I-71 exit 44; 62 units. Red Roof Inn, I-71 exit 44; 51 units. Super 8, I-71 exit 44; 46 units.

Boating and Lakes

Lodging

Warsaw / Sparta

Warsaw: Population 1,615 • Gallatin County (Seat) • EST/ EDT • Wet Established 1799; US 42 on the Ohio River. Sparta: Population 231 • Gallatin County • EST/EDT • Wet

Butler Outlet Mall, I-71 exit 44. Cornerstone Floral and Gifts, 519 Highland Ave. Glauber’s Sports, 106 4th St. Maguana’s Unique Gifts, 430 Main St. River Valley Winery, 1279 Mound Hill Rd. Two Rivers Antique Mall, 516 Main St.

t Gallatin County Tourism Commission, PO Box 115, Warsaw. 859.567.5691; www.visitgallatincountyky.com.

Points of Interest

Kentucky Speedway, 1 Speedway Dr., Sparta. Markland Locks and Dam, US 42, 3.5 miles west of Warsaw on the Ohio River; dam is 1,395', the 2 locks are 110' wide; observation deck, picnic area, ramps; open daily, USACE .

Camping and RV Parks

Carroll County Fairgrounds, KY 227, 60 sites. Two Rivers RV Campground, Point Park, 33 sites.

Golf and Tennis

Sugar Bay Golf Course, 975 Dry Creek Rd., Warsaw; 18 holes.

Owenton

Population 1,327 Owen County (Seat) EST/EDT Dry Established 1821; US 127, 17 miles south of I-71, 25 miles north of Frankfort. t Owen County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 475; 502.484.9900. •

Points of Interest

Larkspur Press, US 127, Monterey; hand bound letterpress books from hand-set type; by appt.

Parks and Recreation

Elk Creek Hunt Club, 1860 Georgetown Rd. John A. Kleber Wildlife Management Area, Cedar Rd., KY 368, between US 127 and KY 227. 2,349 acres; horseback riding, hiking, fishing, primitive camping, KDFWR. Twin Eagle Wildlife Management Area, KY 355, 4 miles NE of Perry Park; 167 acres; hiking, fishing; no camping or horseback riding, KDFWR.

Golf and Tennis

Fairway Golf Course, 4940 KY 227N, Wheatley; 18 holes. Perry Park Golf Resort, 595 Springport Ferry Rd.; Perry Park; 60 units; 18 holes, 

Festivals and Special Events

Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show, 3rd week in July.

Dining

Farmhouse Grill, 409 Roland Ave. Smith House, 1640 KY 22E. Familiar Food: Hometown Pizza, McDonald’s, Snappy Tomato, Subway.

Lodging

Hi-Y-Inn, 1550 KY 22E, 10 units. Night and Day B&B, 8170 US 127S, 4 units. Ragtime Bed, Barn and Breakfast, 2310 Breck Rd., 4 units. 54 • www.kytravel.com

Elk Creek Vineyards and Winery, 150 KY 330. Petals on the Square, 110 N Madison St. Sweet Owen Country Store, 5850 KY 22E. Elmer Davis Lake, KY 22. 130 acres; built 1958; fishing, dock, 2 ramps. Shad for bait prohibited, KDFWR. Perry Park, KY 355, on the Kentucky River, ramp.

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Shopping and Entertainment

Festivals and Special Events

Gallatin County Fair, Glencoe, June. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kentucky Speedway, June. NASCAR Sprint Series, Kentucky Speedway, June. River Days Festival, Fredericksburg Landing, July 4th weekend. ARCA Series, Kentucky Speedway, Sept. NASCAR Nationwide Series, Kentucky Speedway, Sept. Pumpkin Festival, Warsaw, Oct.

Dining

Exit 62 Truck Stop, I-71 exit 62, Glencoe. Hog Wild Pig Crazy Bar-BQ, I-71 exit 55, Sparta. Jewell’s On Main, 100 E Main St., Warsaw. Metro Deli/Deaton’s Market, 200 E Main St., Warsaw. Ming Moon, 103 W Main St., Warsaw. Sunset Grill, 1160 US 42W, Warsaw. Familiar Food: Warsaw: Dairy Queen, Hometown Pizza, Snappy Tomato, Subway; Sparta: McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

127 Motel, I-71 exit 62, Glencoe; 10 units,  Backwood Acres B&B, 450 Day’s Ln., Sparta; 1 unit. Ramada at the Kentucky Speedway, I-71 exit 57, KY 35, Sparta; 78 units. Riverside Inn B&B, 85 US 42E, Warsaw; 7 units. Smuggler’s Cove Motel, 1150 US 42W, Warsaw; 4 units. Smuggler’s Inn Extended Stay, 702 E Main St., Warsaw; 12 units. Speedway Inn, I-71 exit 57, Sparta; 19 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Country Blooms Garden and Gifts, 327 US 42W, Warsaw.


Northern Kentucky River Area NORTH CENTRAL REGION Maines Hardware, 201 W Market St., Warsaw. Mudlark Pottery, 102 E Main St., Warsaw. Ribbons and Roses, 105 E Main St., Warsaw.

Boating and Lakes

Craig’s Creek Lake, US 42, Warsaw; 1,000 acres; boating, fishing, marinas, swimming, camping, ramps; USACE. Pier 99 Marina, 379 Knox-Lillard Rd., Warsaw. Smuggler’s Cove Marina, 1150 US 42W, Warsaw.

Camping and RV Parks

Eagle Valley Camping Resort, I-71 exit 44 or 57; 200 sites. Edge of Speedway Campground, 4125 KY 1130, Sanders; 300 sites. Sparta Campground, KY 467; 85 sites, 20 prim. sites. Walnut Valley RV Park, 3325 US 42W; Warsaw, 25 sites.

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Covington

Population 40,640 • Kenton County • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1793; 5th largest Kentucky city; I-71/I-75 across the Ohio River from Cincinnati; Kenton County population 142,031 (Independence is the Kenton County seat, population 10,444; 12 miles south on KY 17).

t meet NKY | Northern Kentucky CVB, 50 E Rivercenter Blvd.; 800.447.8489; www.meetNKY.com.  Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, SW of Covington via I-275, NW. of Erlanger via KY 236 (Donaldson Rd.). International airport serving Northern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Southeast Indiana. Points of Interest

Museums and Galleries

Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Rd., Devou Park; circa 1848 home; Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; $7. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave., Ft. Wright; Fri.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. Noon–5. Leapin Lizzard Gallery, 726 Main St. Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W Southern Ave.; year-round Wed., Sat. 10–4; $4.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd.; built 1902 by Andrew Carnegie as the Covington Public Library; Gallery Mon.–Fri. 10–5, Sat. Noon–3; Box Office Tues.–Fri. Noon–5.

Parks and Recreation

Devou Park, Montague Rd.; 704 acre park overlooking the Ohio River. Fishing lake, picnicking, golf, walking and nature trails, reception hall, Behringer-Crawford Museum and amphiteater,

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Mainstrasse Village, I-75 exit 192; shops, restaurants, pubs, contains one of two American-made animated clocks in the world. Mother of God Church, 119 W 6th St.; completed 1871; Italian Renaissance design; murals by Johann Schmitt dating to 1890; tours by appt; NRHP. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W RiverCenter Blvd; 110,000-square foot meeting and banquet facility. Roebling Suspension Bridge, foot of Court St.; prototype of the Brooklyn Bridge completed 1867 was the longest single span at the time. St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave.; French Gothic Cathedral; 1st mass in 1901; features one of the largest handmade stained glass windows in the world; year-round Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4.

Garden of Hope, 699 Edgecliff Rd.; Replica of the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem; grounds open daily.

Devou Park Golf Course, 1344 Audubon Rd.; 18 holes, 9  courts, Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Rd., Independence; 54 holes. Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club, 450 E 43rd St.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Village Vintage and Arts Bazaar, MainStrasse Village, 4th Sun. Apr.–Oct. Maifest, MainStrasse Village, May. Original Goettafest, MainStrasse Village, June. Kenton County Fair, Kenton County Fairgrounds, Independence, July. Oktoberfest, MainStrasse Village, Sept. Riverfest, Riverfront, Sept. Northern Kentucky Wine Festival, MainStrasse Village, Oct.

Dining

Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, 519 Main St. Cock and Bull English Pub, 601 Main St. Cosmo’s Grille Pub, 604 Main St. Dee Felice Café, 529 Main St. Frida, 602 Main St. Keystone Bar and Grill, 313 Greenup St. Log Cabin Inn, 322 Madison Pike. www.kytravel.com • 55


Main Bite, 522 Main St. Mainstrasse Village Pub, 619 Main St. Molly Malone’s, 112 E 4th St. Otto’s, 521 Main St. Strasse Haus, 630 Main St. Tickets Sports Café, 100 W 6th St. Wertheim’s, 514 W 6th St. Zazou Grill and Pub, 502 W 6th St. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 192: Burger King, Chipotle, Dixie Chili, Frisch’s, Gold Star Chili, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Popeye's, Skyline Chili, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Courtyard by Marriott, 500 W 3rd St.; 194 units. Days Inn, I-75 exit 189, Ft. Wright; 115 units. Embassy Suites Hotel, 10 E Rivercenter Blvd.; 227 units. Extended Stay America, 650 W 3rd St.; 105 units. Hampton Inn, 200 Crescent Ave.; 151 units. Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W 3rd St.; 156 units,  Marriott RiverCenter, 10 W RiverCenter Blvd; 321 units,  Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront, I-75/I-71 exit 192; 220 units, 

Shopping and Entertainment

Bar Monet, 837 Willard St. Candy Bar, 422 W 6th St. Fabulous-Furs, 20 W 11th St. Kaleidoscope Stained Glass Studio, 704 Main St. Linden Noll Gift Haus, 506 W 6th St. Magic Shop, 526 Philadelphia St. MK’s Totebags, 609 Main St. Ottoman Imports, 609 Main St. Stoney’s Gifts, 323 W 6th St. Strasse Dog, 605 Main St. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Dr.

Ft. Mitchell / Erlanger

• • Kenton County EST/EDT Wet Ft. Mitchell: Population 18,082 • I-71/I-75 and US 25/42/127, SW of Covington. Erlanger: I-71/I-75 and I-275, SW of Covington and Ft. Mitchell. t meet NKY | Northern Kentucky CVB, 50 E RiverCenter Blvd., Covington; 800.447.8489; www.meetNKY.com

Educational Institutions

Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Pkwy., Crestview Hills; established 1921; Catholic liberal arts; enrolls 1,900.

Points of Interest

Monte Casino, a native fieldstone chapel, is the world’s smallest house of worship.

Museums and Galleries

Vent Haven Museum, 33 W Maple Ave.

Dining

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy, 2833 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills. 56 • www.kytravel.com

Barleycorn’s, 2642 Dixie Hwy., Lakeside Park. Buffalo Wings & Rings, 2809 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills. Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Hwy., Erlanger. Greyhound Tavern, 2500 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Mitchell. Guru India Restaurant, 2303 Buttermilk Xing., Crescent Springs. Montgomery Inn, I-75/71 exit 186, Ft. Mitchell. Montoya’s, 2507 Chelsea Dr., Ft. Mitchell. Oriental Wok, I-75/71 exit 186, Ft. Mitchell. The Pub at Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills. RedZone Neighborhood Grill & Bar, I-75/71 exit 188, Ft. Mitchell. Saddle Club, 2487 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Mitchell. Familiar Food, I-75 exit 192, Burger King, Chipotle, Dixie Chili, Frisch’s, Gold Star Chili, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Skyline Chili, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Country Hearth Inn, I-75/I-71 exit 184, 80 units. Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Airport, I-275 exit 2, Erlanger, 120 units.  Econolodge, I-75/71 exit 184, Erlanger, 72 units. Holiday Inn Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.  Red Roof Inn, I-75/71 exit 184, Erlanger, 145 units. Residence Inn, I-275 exit 2, Erlanger, 150 units. Super 8, I-75/71 exit 186, Ft. Mitchell, 106 units. Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati Airport, I-75/71 exit 184, 75 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Atwood Hill Winery, 1616 Spillman Rd., Morning View. Crestview Hills Town Center, I-275 exit 83, Crestview Hills. Lazer Kraze, 1335 Donaldson Rd., Erlanger. Northern Kentucky Ice Center, 2638 Anderson Rd., Crescent Springs. Shoe Palace, 3126 Dixie Hwy., Erlanger. Super Bowl, I-75 exit 184, Erlanger.

Newport

Population 15,273 • Campbell County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1795; US 27 across Ohio River from Cincinnati. t City of Newport, 998 Monmouth St.; 859.292.3666; www.newportky.gov t meet NKY | Northern Kentucky CVB, 50 E Rivercenter Blvd., Covington; 800.447.8489; www.meetNKY.com.

Educational Institutions

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. Established 1968; 500 acres; enrolls 16,000.

Points of Interest

BB&T Arena, 500 Nunn Dr., Highland Heights; concerts, family shows, sporting events venue. East Row Historic District, Oak, 10th and 2nd Sts., Washington Ave.; Kentucky’s 2nd largest historic district. Eight Ball Brewing, 18 Distillery Way. New Riff Distillery, 24 Distillery Way. Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way; Daily 10–6; $22.


Northern Kentucky River Area NORTH CENTRAL REGION HNewport on the Levee

One Levee Way, Newport, 41071. Newport on the Levee (NOTL) is a dining and entertainment destination located in Newport, KY. NOTL highlights include a 20-screen AMC Theater, the awardwinning Newport Aquarium, Dick’s Last Resort, GameWorks, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Brothers Bar & Grill, and more! www.newportonthelevee.com; 1.866.LEVEEKY. [See ad page 59] Purple People Bridge, 3rd St.; pedestrian bridge crossing the Ohio River to Cincinnati, Ohio. Ride The Ducks, 1 Levee Way; hour-long amphibious sightseeing tour on the waterfronts of Newport, Covington and Cincinnati; $15. Riverboat Row Riverwalk, along the top of Newport’s floodwall; part of Daniel Beard National Boy Scout Trail; 6 overlooks with weathervanes depicting area’s river heritage. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7 Court Pl.; built 1871; rare stone steeple; Holy Eucharist Sun. 10:30. World Peace Bell, 425 York St.; 66,000 pound, 12' bronze bell; world’s largest free-swinging bell; exhibit center open Mon.–Fri. 9–4.

Museums and Galleries

Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 890 W Clay Ridge Rd., Grants Lick; log cabins, turn-of-the-century farm tools, steam engine windmill, covered bridge; Mar.–Nov. daily 10–dark; free.

Golf and Tennis

A. J. Jolly Golf Course, 5350 US 27, Alexandria; 18 holes. Flagg Springs Golf Course, KY 735, California; 18 holes. Hickory Sticks Golf Club, 3812 Painter Rd., California; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Newport Italianfest, Riverfront, June. Taste of Newport, Monmouth St., June. America’s Celebration Motorcycle Rally, Riverfront, July. Glier Goetta Fest, Riverfront, Aug. Great Inland Seafood Festival, Riverfront, Aug. Rides on Monmouth Newport Downtown Car Show, Aug. Alexandria Fair and Horse Show, KY 10, Alexandria, Labor Day weekend. Newport Oktoberfest, Riverfront, Sept. Harvest Fest, Monmouth, Oct.

Dining

Bourbon & Broad, 828 Monmouth St. Chart House, 405 Riverboat Row. Cobblestone Café, 654 Highland Ave., Ft. Thomas. Gourmet Chili, 843 Monmouth St. Hofbrauhaus Newport, 200 E 3rd. St. Katharina's Café Konditorei, 529 Overton. Lana’s Diner, 819 Monmouth St. Mad Mike’s Burgers, 342 Monmouth St. Midway Café, 1017 S Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas. Mokka/Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. Newberry Bros. Coffee & Prohibition Bar, 530 Washington Ave. Newport Pizza Company, 601 Monmouth St. Newport Syndicate, 18 E 5th St. Packhouse, 1004 Monmouth St. Pompilio’s Restaurant, 600 Washington Ave. Sis’s on Monmouth, 837 Monmouth St. York Street Café, 738 York St.

Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Bob Evans, Burger King, Dixie Chili, Don Pablo’s, El Rio Grande, KFC, Jet’s Pizza, LaRosa’s, Pasquales, Starbucks; Newport Pavilion: Buffalo Wild Wings, Beef O’ Brady’s, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Gold Star Chili, Hardee’s, Hooter’s, Long John Silver’s, McDonalds, Noodles & Company, Panera Bread.

Lodging

Christopher’s B&B, 604 Poplar St., Bellevue; 3 units. Comfort Suites Riverfront, 420 Riverboat Row; 124 units. Country Inn and Suites, 10 Country Dr., Wilder; 65 units. Gateway B&B, 326 E 6th St.; 3 units. Hampton Inn Newport, 222 York St.; 104 units. Hampton Inn Wilder, I-275 exit 77; 94 units. Holiday Inn Express Bellevue, 109 Landmark Dr., Bellevue,; 73 units. Taylor Garden Bed & Breakfast, 316 Overton; 1 unit. Weller Haus B&B, 319 Poplar St., Bellevue; 5 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Axis Alley, One Levee Way. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6361 Four Mile Pike, Camp Springs. Costume Gallery, 638 Monmouth St. Dresser Up, 911 Monmouth St. Falcon Theater, 636 Monmouth St. Gangster’s Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E 5th St. Lily Pad Gallery, 817 Monmouth St. Monmouth Street Antique Gallery, 822 Monmouth St. Schneider’s Homemade Candies, 420 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. Stonebrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Ln., Camp Springs. The Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St. The Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Sweet Tooth Candies, 125 W 11th St. The Vintage Warehouse, 913 Monmouth St. Walt's Center Bowling Lanes, 1809 Monmouth St.

Boating and Lakes

BB Riverboats, Foot of Columbia St., 101 Riverboat Row. Manhattan Harbour, 1301 4th Ave., Dayton. Queen City Riverboat Cruises, 303 Dodd Dr., Dayton. Riverside Marina, 145 Mary Ingles Hwy., Dayton.

Camping and RV Parks

AJ Jolly Park, 5350 US 27, Alexandria; 75 sites.

Florence

Population 29,951 • Boone County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet 8th largest Kentucky city; I-71/I-75 and US 42 southwest of Covington, northeast of Big Bone Lick State Park. (Burlington is the Boone County seat, established 1824, west on KY 18.) t meet NKY | Northern Kentucky CVB, 50 E Rivercenter Blvd., Covington; 800.447.8489; www.meetNKY.com.

Points of Interest

Anderson Ferry, KY 8, Constance. Crosses Ohio River to US 50 Riverside 8 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio; Nov.–Apr. 6–8, May–Oct., 6–9:45, Sat. and holidays 7, Sun. 10; $4. Big Bone Gardens, KY 338, Union; 6-acre private gardens open to the public Noon–5 weekends mid Apr.–mid July. Turfway Park Race Course, I-75 exit 182. Live thoroughbred racing Jan. 1–Apr. 1, Sept 6–30, Nov. 29–Dec. 31, Thur.–Sun.; simulcast wagering Wed.–Sun. year-round; free. www.kytravel.com • 57


Museums and Galleries HCreation Museum

2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd., Petersburg; seven miles west of Cincinnati airport; 70,000 square feet of special effects theatre that bring the Bible to life; ziplines, petting zoo, botanical gardens, plantarium; Mon.–Fri. 10–6, Sat. 9–6, Sun. 12–6; Adults (13–59) $29.95, Seniors (60+) $23.95, Children (5–12) $19.95, Children (under 5) free. www.creationmuseum.org; 888.582.4253.

Historic Sites HBig Bone Lick State Historic Site

10 miles SW of Florence on KY338, off US 42/127 and I-71, I-75;Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail site; 788-acre state park with the largest deposit of Ice Age mammal bones ever found; camping year-round; most facilities seasonal, NNL. Park Features: • ancient salt sulphur spring used by prehistoric animals. • Visitor center, museum, walking diorama outdoor museum and live buffalo herd. Picnic shelter, fishing, playground, mini-golf. Camping: 62 sites (resvervations and water hookups available Apr.–Oct.). Tennis: 2 courts, 

Parks and Recreation

Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Rd., Union; 121 acres; paved trails, 2,700 trees/shrubs; daily dawn–dusk; free. Boone County Cliffs State Nature Preserve, I-75 exit 181, KY 18 west to Burlington, 6 miles to Middle Creek Rd., left 1.9 miles; 20'–40' cliffs formed from melting glacier gravel from around 700,000 years ago; hiking, birding, nature study. Florence Aquatic Park, 8200 Ewing Blvd. Jane's Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Rd. Union. Screaming Raptor Zip Lines at the Creation Museum; Biggest & best zip lines in the Midwest.

Golf and Tennis

Boone Links, off KY 18; 27 holes, Lassing Pointe Golf Course, 2266 Double Eagle Dr., Union; 18 holes. Meadowood Golf Club, 1911 Golf Club Dr., Burlington; 9 holes. World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Dr.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Turfway Park Winter Meet, Jan.–Mar. Florence Freedom Baseball, 7950 Freedom Way, May–Sept. Dinsmore Homestead Harvest Festival, Dinsmore Homestead; last weekend in Sept. Old Fashion Days, Walton, Sept. Christmas in the Country, Dinsmore Homestead; 1st weekend in Dec. Christmas on Main, Walton, Dec. Turfway Park Holiday Meet, Dec.

Dining

BJ's Brewhouse, 7852 Mall Rd. Buffalo Bob’s Family Restaurant, 9910 Bererich Dr. Cathay Kitchen, I-75/71 exit 180. Chuy's, 6825 Houston Rd. Drake's, 6805 Houston Rd. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 7155 Houston Dr. Tousey House Tavern, 5963 N Jefferson St. , Burlington. Familiar Food: I-75/71 exit 175, McDonald’s, Waffle 58 • www.kytravel.com

House, Wendy’s; I-75/71 exit 180, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Burger King, Chipotle, Chuck E Cheese, KFC, Lone Star, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Olive Garden, Pizza Hut, Penn Station, Rally’s, Red Lobster, Skyline Chili, Smokey Bones, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s; 1-75/71 exit 182, Applebee’s, Burger King, Cheddar’s, Cracker Barrel, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Logan's Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Rafferty’s, Steak N Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Ashley Quarters Hotel, I-75/71 exit 182; 70 units. Baymont Inn & Suites, I-75/71 exit 182; 89 units. Best Value Inn Florence, I-75/71 exit 181; 50 units. Best Western Inn, I-75/71 exit 181; 51 units. Budget Inn Florence, I-75/71 exit 180; 119 units,  Burlington’s Willis Graves B&B, 5825 Jefferson St., Burlington; 5 units. Cincinnati Airport Marriott, I-275 exit 4A, Hebron; 295 units. Comfort Suites Cincinnati Airport, I-275 exit 4A, Hebron; 70 units. Concord Inn & Suites, I-75/71 exit 180; 93 units. Country Inn and Suites Cincinnati Airport, I-275 exit 4A, Hebron; 86 units. Courtyard by Marriott, I-75/71 exit 182; 78 units. Days Inn, I-75/71 exit 182; 101 units. Econolodge, I-75/71 exit 175, Richwood; 56 units. Extended Stay America, I-75/71 exit 182; 101 units. Extended Stay Florence, I-75/71 exit 182; 71 units. First Farm Inn, 2510 Stevens Rd., Petersburg; 2 units. Hampton Inn Airport South, I-275 exit 4, Hebron; 83 units. Hilton Cincinnati Airport, I-75/71 exit 182; 306 units,  Holiday Inn/Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger; 237 units. Holiday Inn Express Florence, I-75/71 exit 180; 85 units. Homewood Suites Florence, I-75/71 exit 182; 96 units. Hyatt Place, I-75/71 exit 182; 126 units,  La Quinta Inn, I-75 exit 182; 74 units. Magnuson Hotel Florence, I-75/71 exit 180; 105 units,  Microtel Inn, I-75/71 exit 181; 89 units. Motel 6 Walton, I-75/71 exit 175, Walton; 56 units. Springhill Suites, I-75/71 exit 184B; 101 units. Stay Lodge, I-75/71 exit 181; 120 units. Travelodge, I-75/71 exit 180; 85 units. Wildwood Inn, I-75/71 exit 180; 121 units. Woodspring Suites Florence, I-75/71 exit 182; 124 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Benton Family Farm, 11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton. Cabin Arts Quilt Shop, 5878 Jefferson St., Burlington. Florence Antique Mall, I-75/71 exit 180. Florence Mall, I-75/71 exit 180 or 181. Florence Speedway, 12334 US 42, Walton. Rabbit Hash, Lower River Rd., off KY 18 and KY 536 on Ohio River SW of Florence; river town with 1831 general store. Richwood Flea Market, I-75 exit 175, Walton. XhilaRacing, 24 Spiral Dr.

Boating and Lakes

River Ridge Park, KY 18, Burlington, 75 sites. Weather Oar Knot Bar & Grill, 4895 Beaver Rd., Union.


Northern Kentucky River Area NORTH CENTRAL REGION Camping and RV Parks

Oak Creek Campground, I-75/71 exit 171, Walton; 96 sites.

Dry Ridge/ Williamstown

• • Grant County EST/EDT Dry Dry Ridge: Population 2,191 • Moist US 25, 4 miles north of Williamstown. Williamstown: Population 3,925 • County Seat • Moist Established 1825; I-75, south of Covington. t meet NKY | Northern Kentucky CVB, 50 E Rivercenter Blvd., Covington; 800.447.8489; www.meetNKY.com.

Points of Interest

H ark encounter

I-75 exit 154, Williamstown. A full-scale Noah's Ark (over 500 feet long) authentically built from wood. See exhibits on how Noah built the Ark, and how he and his family lived on it and took care of the animals during the worldwide flood. Hours and rates TBD. See website for details. www.arkencounter.com. 800.721.2298. [See ad inside back cover & front cover] William Arnold Log Home, 214 N Main St., Williamstown; 1811 log home built by city founder.

Parks and Recreation

Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area, off US 25S, .5 miles SE of Crittenden; 1,110 acres; one of Kentucky’s oldest virgin tree stands; Leary Lake fishing, dock, universal access; no camping or horseback riding; KDFWR.

Festivals and Special Events

Derby Day Celebration, Williamstown, 1st Sat. in May. Wild Herb Walk, Mullins Log Cabin, Corinth, 2nd Sat. in May. US 25 Yard Sale, 2nd week in June. Grant County Fair, N Kentucky Fairgrounds, Willimastown, July. Paddle Williamstown Lake, Williamstown, last full weekend in Aug. Santa’s Wonderland, Williamstown, 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

El Jalisco, 4 Skyway Dr., Williamstown. Happy Dragon, 73 Broadway, Dry Ridge. La Rosa’s, 97 Blackburn Ln., Dry Ridge. Noble’s Restaurant, I-75 exit 44, Corinth. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 154, Williamstown: Edwardo’s, Subway; I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge: Arby’s, Burger King, Cracker

EVENTS

DINE

Barrel, Domino’s, Gold Star Chili, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Snappy Tomato, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s; I-75 exit 166, Crittenden: Gold Star, McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

America’s Best Value Inn, I-75 exit 154, Williamstown, 40 units. Comfort Inn, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge, 62 units. Days Inn, I-75 exit 154, Williamstown, 50 units. Dry Ridge Motor Inn, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge, 18 units. Hampton Inn, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge, 62 units. Microtel Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge, 55 units. Oak Harbor Resort, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge, 4 units. Super 8, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge, 50 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Barker’s Blackberry Hill Winery, 16629 Mt. Zion-Verona Rd., Crittenden. Dry Ridge Town Center, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge. Quilt Box, 490 E Flynn Rd., Dry Ridge.

Boating and Lakes

Boltz Lake, off KY 467, 4 miles NW of Dry Ridge; 86 acres; fishing, dock, ramp, boat rentals, KDFWR. Bullock Pen Lake, off KY 491, 2 miles west of Crittenden; 134 acres; built 1953; fishing, ramp, boat rentals; 10 horse power limit, KDFWR. Corinth Lake, off KY 330, 3 miles west of Corinth; 96 acres; built 1963; fishing (shad for bait prohibited), ramp; KDFWR. Ruby’s Boat Dock, I-75 exit 159, Dry Ridge. Williamstown Lake, off KY 467, 2 miles east of Williamstown; 350 acres; fishing, swimming, docks, ramp, boat rentals. Williamstown Marina, 290 Boat Dock Rd., Williamstown.

Camping and RV Parks

Cincinnati South Campground, I-75 exit 166, Crittenden, 101 sites. I-75 Camper Village, 940 Curry Ln., Dry Ridge, 50 sites. Three Springs Campground, 595 Campground Rd., Corinth, 22 sites, 24 prime sites.

Falmouth

Population 2,169 • Pendleton County (Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1793; US 27 and KY 159, midway between Lexington and Covington on the Licking River.

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t Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, 230 Main St.; 859.654.4189.

 Gene Snyder Airport, off US 27; general aviation; 4,000' runway.

Parks and Recreation

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Pendleton County Country Club, US 27; 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Kincaid Regional Theatre, Falmouth School Center, 500 Chapel St.; June–Aug., Nov.–Dec. Pendleton County Youth Fair, July.

H Kentucky Wool Festival

Spinning, sorghum making, corn grinding, petting zoo weaving, sheep shearing, and other demonstrations. Country, gospel & bluegrass music, food, crafts. Promotes sheep and their products. First weekend in Oct.; www.kywoolfest.org; 859.654.3378; KFEA member. [See ad page 9]

Dining

Assembly Café, 100 W Shelby St. El Paso Mexican Restaurant, 516 Market St. Howard’s Place, 1019 Ridgeway Ave. Familiar Food: US 27S: Edwardo’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Snappy Tomato, Subway.

Lodging

Back Inn Time B&B, 804 W Shelby St.; 6 units. Paddlers Inn, 33 Hornbeek Rd.; Butler, 6 units; primitive camping.

Shopping and Entertainment

Houchen’s Clothing, 320 US 27. Randy’s Clothes and Shoes, 205 W Shelby St.

Boating and Lakes

Kincaid Lake, KY 159, 3 miles NE of Falmouth; 183 acres; built 1961; fishing, dock, ramp, boat rental, swimming, picnicking, camping, KDFWR. Kincaid Lake Marina, KY 159. Thaxton’s Canoe Trails, 33 Hornbeek Rd., Butler.

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Maysville

Population 9,011 • Mason County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1787; US 62 and 68 and KY 8 and 9, on the Ohio River northeast of Paris and Lexington. t Maysville/Mason County Tourism Commission, 216 Bridge St.; 606.564.9419.  Fleming/Mason County Airport, 7079 Airport Rd. off KY 11; general aviation; 5,000' lighted runway.

Points of Interest

Dover Covered Bridge, Lees Creek Rd. near KY 8, Dover, over Lee Creek. Built 1835, one of Kentucky’s oldest covered bridges; 61' long; restored 2001; open to traffic. Limestone Landing, Limestone St. at the Ohio River; walkway along the river; floodwall murals by artist Robert Dafford portray 4 centuries of Maysville history. Mason County Clerk’s Office, 3rd St.; established 1880; contains records of pioneers Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and John May; Mon.–Fri. 8:30–5. Mechanics Row, 7–19 W 3rd St.; historic homes built 1840s with iron grille work showing the New Orleans influence from the early river trade. Pioneer Graveyard, 221 Sutton St.; gravestones of early residents, including Jacob Boone; Charles Erb Wolfe and Choctaw Chief Mingo Puckshunubbe. Rosemary Clooney’s Childhood Home, 331 W 3rd St.; home of the famous singing star; external view only; NRHP. Russell Theatre, 9 E 3rd St.; 1929 Spanish theatre built by Colonel J.B. Russell; site of Rosemary Clooney’s 1st motion picture, “The Stars Are Singing” premiere. Washington Opera House, 116 W 2nd St.; restored 1889 Victorian theatre houses the Maysville Players; year-round performances.

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Northern Kentucky River Area NORTH CENTRAL REGION Museums and Galleries H Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

215 Sutton St.; chartered 1878, 1881 building on National Historic Register. Genealogical and Historical Research Library, Regional History Museum with Dioramas, Art Gallery, Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Gallery and Museum Shop. Tues.–Fri. 10–4, Sat. 10–3; closed holidays. Admission $10; library $5; students $2; www.kygmc.org; 606.564.5865. National Underground Railroad Museum, 38 W 4th St. in historic Bierbower House; slave artifacts, Underground Railroad memorabilia; Wed., Fri., Sat. 10–3.

Parks and Recreation

Maysville Parks and Recreation, Mason County Park, 2340 Old Main St.; 67 acres, pool, picnic areas, playground, fishing, tennis, ball fields, walking path,  “R” Farm Pumpkins and More, 7172 Strodes Run Rd. Big C’s Pay Lake, 3063 AA Hwy. Big Rock Offroad Park, 8157 Stonelick Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Kenton Station Golf Course, Kenton Station Golf Course, AA Hwy.; 9 holes. Laurel Oaks Golf Club, 808 US 62; 18 holes. Maysville Country Club, Maysville Country Club, 1099 US 68; 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Maysville Antique and Craft Show, King Burley Warehouse; Apr. Buffalo Trails Multisport Races, downtown; May. Maysville Uncorked, Market St.; June. Pumpkinfest, “R” Farm; Sept. Pig Out on Market, Market St.; Sept.

Dining

Caproni’s Restaurant, 320 Rosemary Clooney St. Chandler’s Restaurant, 212 Market St. deSha’s Restaurant, 1166 US 68S. Golden Dragon, 1152 US 68. O’Rourke’s Pub, 123 Market St. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Burger King, Domino’s, Frisch’s, Gold Star Chili, Hardee’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pasquale’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Snappy Tomato, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Tumbleweed, Wendy’s.

Lodging

White Gallery, 225 Market St.

Boating and Lakes

Maysville River Park Marina and Campground, Main St.; 43 sites; dock, ramp.

Washington

Population 2,658 • Mason County • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1786, merged into Maysville in 1990; 4 miles SW of Maysville, US 62/68. 1st town incorporated west of Alleghenies and reputedly 1st town named for George Washington. Entire downtown district on NRHP circa 1785–1812. t Old Washington Visitors Center, PO Box 227; 606.759.7411.

Points of Interest

May’s Lick, KY 324, .25 miles west of US 68, 15 miles south of Maysville; working craftsmen and shopkeeper community. Mefford’s Flatboat Fort, Old Main St.; believed to be last existing house built part from a flatboat, 1787. Paxton Inn, Old Main St.; built as a tavern circa 1819, features hidden staircase used for underground railroad.

Museums and Galleries

Albert Sidney Johnson Home Museum, Court St.; built 1797; Confederate general birthplace. Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum, 2124 Old Main St.

Golf and Tennis

Wells Creek Golf Course, 2340 Old Main St.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Garden Day, May. May’s Lick Asparagus Festival, May’s Lick, 3rd Sat. in May. Simon Kenton Festival, 3rd weekend in Sept. Frontier Christmas, 1st weekend in Dec.

Dining

Dinner Bell Restaurant, 5593 US 68, May’s Lick.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bluegrass Artisan Center, 2028 Old Main St. Bramel’s Hickory Hill Plantation, 6037 Mill Creek Rd., May’s Lick. Iron Gate, 2103 Old Main St. Phyllis’ Antiques and Lamp Shop, 2112 Old Main St. Strawberry Patch Antiques and Gifts, 2109 Old Main St.

Best Western Maysville Inn, 1428A US 68; 52 units. Days Inn, 484 Moody Dr.; 109 units. French Quarter Inn, 25 E McDonald Pkwy.; 63 units,  Hampton Inn, 503 Market Place Dr.; 93 units. Margie’s Southern B&B, 130 Market St.; 6 units,  Moon River B&B, 320 Market St.; 3 units. Super 8, 550 Tucker Dr.; 46 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Earlywine Racing Indoor Motocross, 4248 Walton Pike, Dover. EAT Gallery, 46 W 2nd St. Kentucky Kandy Kitchen, 741 Kenton Station Rd. Kentucky Off-Track Betting, 24 E 2nd St. Magee’s Bakery, 8188 Orangeburg Rd. Tierney’s Antiques, 51 W 2nd St. www.kytravel.com • 61


Augusta

Population 1,190 • Bracken County • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1792; 15 miles northwest of Maysville on KY 8. Quaint town on Ohio River, one of few still served by ferry. (Brooksville is Bracken County seat, population 670, south on KY 19.)

t Augusta Tourism Office, 219 Main St.; 606.756.2183. Points of Interest

1811 Augusta Jail, W 2nd St.; tours by appt. Augusta Art Guild, 116 Main St.; local and regional artist exhibits; Sat.–Sun. 1–4. Augusta Ferry, Ferry Landing; since 1798, one of two in operation on the Ohio River, crossing to US 52 daily 8–8. Riverfront Row Houses, used in filming movie “Centennial”. Walcott Covered Bridge, AA Hwy. off KY 1159, north of Brooksville over Locust Creek; built circa 1880; 75' long; rebuilt 2001, pedestrian traffic only; NRHP.

Museums and Galleries

Rosemary Clooney House Museum, 106 E Riverside Dr.; family memorabilia; Tues.–Fri. 11–3, Sat. 11–5. $5. Whitehall Plantation Museum, 212 Elizabeth St.; built 1809; part of underground railroad; 11–3, Sat. 11–5; $5.

Festivals and Special Events

Art in the Garden, 1st Sat. in June. Fireman’s Festival, July 4. Germantown Fair, Germantown, 1st week in Aug. Heritage Days Antique & Flea Market, Labor Day weekend. Swingtime on the River, 3rd Sat. in Sept. White Christmas, Sat. before Christmas.

Dining

Augusta Pub, 120 Main St. Carota’s Pizza, 115 Main St. Chandler’s at the Beehive, 101 W Riverside Dr. Corner Café, 214 Hamilton Ave. Donna’s Place, 113 Locust St., Brooksville. Familiar Food: Brooksville: Snappy Tomato, Subway.

Lodging

Asbury Meadow B&B, 3737 Asbury Rd., 3 units. Hawk Wood Hall B&B, 1941 Bradford Rd., Foster, 5 units. The Country Lodge at Sabbath Song Farm, 1331 Toadvine Rd., Brooksville, 3 units. White Rose B&B, 210 E Riverside Dr., 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Amy’s Blue Daisy, 128 Main St. Augusta General Store, 109 Main St. Baker-Bird Winery, 4465 KY 19. Brackenridge Berry Farm, 1090 Belmont Rd., Brooksville. Hillside Country Orchard, 4979 AA Hwy. N, Foster. Jacqueline’s Place, 201 W 2nd St. Jeans and Such, 211 Main St. Lavender Hills of Kentucky, 229 Conrad Ridge Rd., Brooksville. Nina’s, 208 Main St. Rose Hill Boutique, 131 Main St. Rosie’s Antique Emporium, 214 Main St. Small Town Gift Shop, 321 W Riverside Dr.

Boating and Lakes

Augusta Boat Dock and Marina, E 2nd St.

Flemingsburg

Population 2,658 • Fleming County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1796. KY 11, south of Maysville. t Fleming County Tourism, PO Box 24; 606.845.1223; www.flemingkychamber.com.

Points of Interest

The Franklin Sousley Monument, Elizaville Cemetery, Elizaville Rd., Ewing. Goddard “White” Covered Bridge, Goddard Bridge Rd., off KY 32, over Sand Lick Creek; built early-mid 19th century; 90' long; only surviving example of Ithiel Town lattice truss design in Kentucky; restored 2006; open to traffic; NRHP. Grange City (Hillsboro) Covered Bridge, off KY 111 over Fox Creek; built 1865–1870; 86' long; abutments of “red stone,” pedestrian traffic only; KDP, NRHP. Ringo’s Mill Covered Bridge, off KY 158, 3.2 miles SE of KY 111 over Fox Creek; built 1869 as grist mill on Fox Creek; 81' long; original yellow pine trusses; pedestrian traffic only; KDP, NRHP.

Museums and Galleries

Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum, 119 E Water St.; photos, memorabilia; Mar.–Dec., Sat. Noon–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Chasing the Sun Equestrian Center, 2111 Wilson Run Rd., Wallingford. Evergreen Hills Maze, Cemetery Ln. Fleming Wildlife Management Area, KY 559, north on KY 57 from Flemingsburg to KY 3301, left toward Wallingford; 1,907 acres; animal species; fishing, hiking, horseback riding, KDFWR.

Shopping and Entertainment

Fleming County Golf Association, 1469 Maysville Rd.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Franklin Sousey Iwo Jima Ceremony, Elizaville, Feb. Live on Electric Avenue, downtown, weekends May–Sept. Fleming County Covered Bridge Festival, 4th Sat. in Aug. Farmer’s Feast, Sept. 62 • www.kytravel.com


Northern Kentucky River Area NORTH CENTRAL REGION Mandolin Farms Bluegrass Festival, Labor Day weekend. Swing on Main, downtown, 3rd Sat. in Sept. Hoedown in the Holler, Oct. Old Fashion Court Days, downtown, 2nd weekend in Oct.

Dining

Doughboys Pizzeria, 231 W Water St. El Caminante Mexican Restaurant, 940 Elizaville Rd. Monster Pizza, 135 E Water St. Stockyards Restaurant, 255 Helena Rd. Tea Cup Café and Tea Room, 100 E Water St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Mt. Hope Camp, 1083 Mt. Hope Rd., Flemingsburg, 3 units. Par-a-dox Farms Bed & Breakfast, 2555 Nepton Rd., Ewing, 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Apron Strings, 128 Clark St. Banana Tree Studios, 121 E Electric Ave. Double S Entertainment, 150 Foster St. Humphries Antiques, 81 Barber Rd., Hillsboro. It’s a Girl Thing, 101 E Water St. Picket Fence II, ord268 E Water St. Treasure Barn, 3480 Mt. Carmel Rd. Yoder’s Country Market, 60 Asbury Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Fox Valley Lake, James Rd., SE off KY 32; fishing, camping. Fox Valley Recreation Area, 218 Fox Valley Rd., 50 sites.

Mt. Olivet

Population 299 • Robertson County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry US 62, north of Blue Licks Battlefield State Park on KY 165.

Vanceburg

Population 1,460 • Lewis County (S eat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1827; KY 8 and KY 9 (“AA” Hwy.) on Ohio River. t Lewis County Tourism, 284 2nd St.; 606.796.2732.

Points of Interest

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, off KY 984, 4.5 miles NW of Tollesboro; built 1867; 114' long; closed to traffic; NRHP, KDP. George Morgan Thomas House/Vanceburg Visitors Center, 151 Third St.

Museums and Galleries

Vanceburg Depot Museum, 218 Main St.; railroad, military & postal museum; Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. & Sat.11–3.

Golf and Tennis

Tee City Golf Course, Tee City Golf Course, 192 Hamrick Holw., Tollesboro; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Monthly Cruise In, 1st Sat. May– Sept. Tollesboro Lions Fair and Horse Show, Tollesboro, 3rd week in July. Lewis County Fair, Aug. Fall Harvest Days, last weekend in Sept. Heritage Festival, 2nd Sat. in Oct.

Dining

Al & Arty's Pizza, 1105 Fairline Dr. Chigger's, 189 Clarksburg Rd. Kehoe’s Dixie Café, 3660 KY 10W, Tollesboro. Riverbend Pub & Grill, 229 Second St. Second Street Diner, 18 Second St. T-City Pizza, 3521 KY 10W, Tollesboro. Familiar Food: Giovanni’s, McDonald’s, Subway.

Shopping and Entertainment

Himes General Store, 3575 KY 10W, Tollesboro.

t Robertson County Tourism Commission, PO Box 92; 606.724.5615.

Points of Interest

Johnson Creek Covered Bridge, off KY 1029, Alhambra, 1.75 miles NE of KY 165; built 1874 by Jacob N. Bower. 110' long/15.3' wide; restored 2008; NRHP. Ogden Ridge Schoolhouse, Ogden Ridge Rd.; restored log one-room schoolhouse.

Parks and Recreation Martin’s Pay Lake, KY 165.

Festivals and Special Events

Robertson County Fair, Deming High School, Sept. Supper at the Bridge, Johnson Creek Covered Bridge, last Sun. in Sept. Christmas Parade, 2nd Sun. in Dec.

Shopping and Entertainment

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Lake Malone

Central City.................................. 69 Greenville/Dunmor....................... 69 Calhoun...................................... 70 Hartford/Rosine/Beaver Dam.. ......... 71

Madisonville

Madisonville................................ 72 Hanson....................................... 73 Dawson Springs.. .......................... 73 Dixon/Providence.. ........................ 73 Morganfield/Sturgis...................... 74

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Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville.. .................................. 75 Oak Grove...................................... 76 Elkton .. .......................................... 76

Cadiz/Lake Barkley

Cadiz............................................. 77 Golden Pond. . ................................. 78 Princeton.. ...................................... 79

The Western Lakes region is bounded on the north by the Ohio River and on the west by the Mississippi River. Kentucky's two largest lakes, Kentucky Lake, 160,000 acres and Lake Barkley, 58,000 acres, provide 600 square miles of waterways and parks with 2,390 miles of shoreline. There are fishing, boating and camping opportunities to satisfy the most avid outdoorsman. There are seven state parks in this region as well as Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Eddyville................................................79 Kuttawa. . ........................................ 80 Grand Rivers................................... 80 Marion. . ......................................... 81

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Paducah......................................... 87 Bardwell/Arlington. . ......................... 89 Wickliffe/Barlow/Kevil/LaCenter..... 89

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Population 57,265 • Daviess County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1798; 4th largest Kentucky city; William H. Natcher Parkway, Audubon Parkway, US 60, US 231 and US 431; named for Colonel Abraham Owen, who died in 1811 in the Battle of Tippecanoe. t Owensboro/Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 215 E 2nd St.; 270.926.1100; 800.489.1131.  Owensboro/Daviess County Regional Airport, 2200 Airport Rd., KY 56 and KY 81 just beyond beltline; Commercial airport; 2 commuter airlines.

Educational Institutions

Brescia University, 717 Frederica St.; established 1950; enrolls 700; private Catholic; coed liberal arts. Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica St.; established 1858; private; Methodist affiliated; enrolls 850.

Points of Interest

Mount Saint Joseph Conference & Retreat Center, KY 56, Cummings Rd., Maple Mount. Established 1874 by the Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. Owensboro Sportscenter, 1215 Hickman Ave.; 5,000 seats. Reid’s Orchard, 4812 Hwy. 44. Sassafras Tree, 2100 Frederica St.; 250–300 years old; over 100' tall and 21' circumference, largest of its kind; AFA. Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Track, US 60; rally races, annual soap box derby, other gravity races.

Museums and Galleries

International Bluegrass Music Museum, 117 Daviess St.; Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–4; $5. Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica St.; Thur.–Fri. 10–4, Sat.–Sun. 1–4; NRHP. Owensboro Museum of Science and History, 122 E 2nd St.; Mon. 10–8, Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; $3. 66 • www.kytravel.com

RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St.; performing arts facility. Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, 407 W 5th St., Trinity Centre; 6 productions Sept,–May.

Tours and Sightseeing

Haunts of Owensboro Walking Tour, year-round Fri., Sat.

Parks and Recreation

Daviess County Parks and Recreation, 2620 KY 81; 3 parks; picnic, festival, baseball, softball, soccer facilities. Owensboro Parks and Recreation, 1530 McJohnson Ave.; 22 city parks with facilities for picnics, sports. Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Rd.; Mar.–Nov. 15, daily 9–3; Nov. 15–Feb. Mon.–Fri. 9–3; $3.

Golf and Tennis

Panther Creek Golf Club, 4641 KY 1514, Utica; 18 holes. Summit Golf & Country Club, 6501 Summit Dr.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Friday After 5 Concerts, RiverPark Center, Fris., May–Sept. International BBQ Festival, 3225 Meadowland. Dazzling Daylilies Festival, W KY Botanical Garden, June. Owensboro Oilers Baseball, Chautauqua Park, June–July. Daviess County Lions Club Fair, Philpot, July. Grillin and Chillin BBQ Cookoff, Sept. Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival, Oct. Voices of Elmwood, Oct. Holiday Forest, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Dec.

Dining

Bee Bop’s, 122A W 2nd St. Briarpatch Restaurant, 2760 Veach Rd. Capone’s, 222 Allen St. Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits, 204 W 3rd St. Dee’s BBQ and Diner, 1362 E 4th St. El Toribio, 630 Emory Dr. Famous Bistro, 102 W 2nd St. Miller House, 301 E 5th St. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, 2840 Parrish Ave. Niko’s Italian Cuisine, 2200 E Parrish Ave. Ninki Japanese Restaurant, 3500 Villa Pt. Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, 338 Washington Ave. Ole South Barbeque, 3523 KY 54. Pangea Café, 1320 Carter Rd. Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, 3118 Alvey Park Dr. Windy Hollow Restaurant, 8260 KY 81. Familiar Food: Frederica Street: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Five Guys, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, Papa John’s, Panera Bread, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Rally’s, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Shogun, Shoney’s, Show-Me’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, TGI Friday’s, Tumbleweed, Waffle House, Wendy’s, White Castle, Zaxby’s; Parrish Avenue: Arby’s, Burger King, Hardee’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Subway,Taco Bell.

Lodging

Comfort Suites, 230 Salem Dr.; 66 units. Courtyard by Marriott, 3120 Highland Pointe Dr.; 109 units. Days Inn, 3720 New Hartford Rd.; 116 units. Fairfield Inn, 800 Salem Dr.; 100 units. Holiday Inn Express, 3220 W Parrish Ave.; 70 units.


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Ramada Inn, 3136 W 2nd St.; 140 units. Sleep Inn, 51 Bon Harbor Hills Dr.; 64 units. Super 8, 1027 Goetz Dr.; 52 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Andria’s Candies, 217 Allen St. Baker’s Rack, 2690 Frederica St. C’ing Polka Dots, 115 W 2nd St. Edge Ice Center, 1400 Hickman Ave. Gambrinus Libation Emporium, 116 E 2nd St. Golfland USA, 1864 Old Calhoun Rd. Kuntry Kutter, 122 E 18th St. Malco Cinema 16, 5333 Frederica St.

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500 W 3rd St.; 40 dealer booths showcasing antique and vintage furniture, glassware, jewelry, and collectibles. We also specialize in conducting estate sales. An Owensboro destination for the past 32 years. Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 12–5. www.owensboroantiquemall.com; 270.684.3003. Peachtree Galleries and Antique Mall, 106 W 2nd St. Rebecca’s Gift Gallery, 512 E Parrish Ave. Studio Slant, 412 E 2nd St. Towne Square Mall, 5000 Frederica St. Trisons Gifts, 507 Frederica St.

Boating and Lakes

Carpenter Lake, off KY 405, Maceo, 10 miles NE of Owensboro; 68 acres; electric boat motors only; KDFWR. Kingfisher Lakes, KY 405, Maceo, across from Carpenter Lake; Old Kingfisher, 13.2 acres; New Kingfisher 21.2 acres; KDFWR.

Camping and RV Parks

Windy Hollow Campground, 141 Windy Hollow Rd.; 175 sites.

Henderson

Population 28,757 • Henderson County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1797; 10th largest Kentucky city; Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile and Audubon Parkways, US 60, US 41, on the Ohio River. Home of “father of the blues,” W.C. Handy (1892–1902). John James Audubon lived here from 1810–19 engaging in enterprises such as a gristmill and his bird paintings. t Henderson County Tourist Commission, 101 N Water St., Ste. B ; Welcome Center, 2961 US 41N; Mon.–Fri. 9–5; www.hendersonky.org; 270.826.3128.  Don Davis Aviation, Henderson City-County Airport, KY 136W; general aviation; 5,500' runway.

Points of Interest

Depot Community Room, The Depot, 101 N Water St.; 1901 Union Station Depot replica; Mon.–Fri. 10–4, Sat. 10–2. Ellis Park Race Course, 3300 US 41N; live thoroughbred racing; simulcast wagering. Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery, 9566 Hwy. 41 A.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Henderson Fine Arts Center, Henderson Community College, 2660 S Green St.; year-round performing arts.

Parks and Recreation

HJohn James Audubon State PARK

On US 41, north of Henderson. 724 wooded acres where the famed naturalist studied and painted from nature. Area is on route of many migratory birds. Year-round cottages, golf course, camping, museum, Nature Center. Closed Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving, Dec. 20–Jan. 1;  www.parks.ky.gov; 270.826.2247,  Park Features: •28-acre recreation lake; .325-acre nature preserve lake; seasonal rental boats, picnic shelter, playground, hiking, museum store, low impact challenge course by resvervation; naturalist, art/history education programs, school programs by reservation. •Audubon Museum and Nature Center, in state park; original Audubon paintings and memorabilia, museum store, meeting room; Mar.–Dec., daily 10–5; Jan.–Feb., Wed.–Sun. 10-5. •John James Audubon State Park Nature Preserve within the park; beautiful forested area set aside as a bird sanctuary and memorial to John James Audubon. Open to the public for hiking, birding, nature study. Lodging: 5 one-bedroom cottages with fireplaces, 1 two-bedroom ADA cottage; open year-round. Camping: 69 sites with utilities, tent camping, service building, fishing, boats, tables, playground; open year-round (reservations available). Golf & Tennis: 9 holes, pro shop, rental clubs and carts; 1 court. Special Park Events: •Owl Prowls, Jan, Feb. •Walk on the Wild Side Nature Programs for Toddlers, Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr. •GRADD Arts and Crafts Festival, Oct. •Reindeer Run 5K, Dec.

Kellen Ranch, Kellen Ranch, 1712 Kimsey Ln. Sloughs Wildlife Management Area, 9956 Hwy. 268; 10,000 acres of wetlands and open fields for bird & nature viewing.

Golf and Tennis

Henderson Municipal Golf Course, Henderson Municipal Golf Course, 1801 N Elm St.; 9 holes. Henderson Parks and Recreation, Community Park, KY 136; 2 lighted courts,  Doc Hosbach Tennis Complex, Water St.; 12 lighted courts. Henderson County High School, 2424 Zion Rd.; heated courts,  Players Club of Henderson, 800 Wolf Hills Blvd.; 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Tri-Fest, Main St.; Apr. DHP Artisan Market, May. WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, June. Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, Aug. US 60 Yard Sale, Oct.

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Sweet Peas Gift Shop, 3000 US 60E. Third Street House Gift Shop, 307 3rd St. Trees N Trends, 1900 US 41N. Victoria’s Boutique, 321 3rd St.

Hawesville/ Lewisport

• • Hancock County CST/CDT Dry Hawesville: Population 945 • County Seat • Established 1836; US 60, 24 miles east of Owensboro. Lewisport: Population 1,670 • US 60, 14 miles east of Owensboro. t Hancock County Tourism Commission, 225 Main St., Hawesville; 270.314.5688.

Points of Interest

Dining

Squire Pate House, KY 334, 4 miles east of Lewisport; built 1822, scene of Abe Lincoln’s 1st trial.

The Cake Stand, 223 2nd St. Downtown Diner, 122 1st St. Downtown Sandwich Shoppe, 230 2nd St. Eastgate Family Restaurant, 1648 2nd St. Gene’s Restaurant and Bar-B-Q, 1095 N Green St. Hunan Chinese Restaurant, 1765 S Green St. J and B Barbecue, 48 S Holloway St. Los Toribio Mexican Restaurant, 2810 US 41N and 1647 S Green St. Mandarin House, 1111 Barrett Blvd. Mister B’s Pizza and Wings, 2611 US 41N. Planters Coffee House, 130 N Main St. Rookies Sports Bar, 117 2nd St. Second Street Treats, 221 A 2nd St. Sidewalk Café, 228 2nd St. Wolf’s Restaurant and Tavern, 31 N Green St. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Domino’s, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Rally’s, Shoney’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco Bell, Taco John’s, Tumbleweed, Wendy’s.

Museums and Galleries

Comfort Inn, 2820 US 41N; 55 units. Days Inn Henderson, 2044 US41N. Henderson Downtown Motel, 425 N Green St.; 38 units. Holiday Inn Express Henderson, 2826 US 41N; 62 units. Holiday Motel, 1759 S Green St.; 53 units,  L&N B&B, 327 N Main St.; 4 units. Ramada Inn Henderson, 2044 US 41N; 117 units,  Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery, 9566 US 41A; 1 unit. Sleep Inn Henderson, 2224 US 41N; 63 units. Sugar Creek Inn, 2077 US 41N; 65 units. Super 8 Henderson, 2030 US 41N; 101 units. True Vine Plantation Inn, 3211 US 41N; 20 units. Victorian Quarters B&B, 109 Clay St.; 3 units.

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Shopping and Entertainment

Hoffman House, 703 2nd St. Jewelry and Handbag Warehouse, 1900 US 41N. Klassy Kids, 320 N Elm St. Simon’s Shoes, 100 N Main St. Stone Hill Honey, 6005 Hatchett Mill Rd., Spottsville. 68 • www.kytravel.com

City of Lewisport, 4788 KY 334, Lewisport; 1906 building displays early Western Kentucky agriculture; free. Hancock County Museum, 110 River St., Hawesville; 1901–03 L&N Depot; Apr.–Oct, Sun. 2–4; free.

Festivals and Special Events

Lewisport Heritage Festival, Lewisport, June 2–4. Hancock County Fair, Hawesville, Aug. 9–12. Hancock County Sorghum Festival, Hancock County Fairgrounds, Hawesville, last weekend in Sept.

Dining

Irby’s, 190 Main St., Hawesville. JJ’s Pizza, 8030 US 60W, Lewisport. Riverview Restaurant, 2220 Indian Lake Dr., Hawesville. Familiar Food: Lewisport: Subway.

Lodging

Quality Inn, 9040 US 60W, Lewisport; 44 units. River House B&B, 1510 Riverview Dr.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bright Star Nursery, 4825 US 60W, Lewisport. The Vault, 255 4th St. Hawesville Boat Ramp, Water St. Lewisport Boat Ramp, Riverview Dr.

Camping and RV Parks

Vastwood Park, US 60, 3 miles west of Hawesville; 21 sites, ramp.


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Shopping and Entertainment

Corner Fashions, 127 E Broad St. Depot Gifts, 121 E Broad St. Factory Connection, 1508 W Everly Brothers Blvd. Father’s Country Hams, KY 81N, Bremen.

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El Bracero, 609 S 2nd St. La Fiesta Mexican Grill, 1506 W Everly Brothers Blvd. Lucky Garden Buffet, 110 W Everly Brothers Blvd. Sara Micheal's, 113 N 1st St. Stellians, 116 E Broad St. Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 230 S 2nd St. Familiar Food: Burger King, DQ, Domino’s. Godfather’s Pizza, Huddle House, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Sonic, Subway, Wendy’s.

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Central City

Population 5,978 • Muhlenberg County (Dry) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1871; Wendell H. Ford W Kentucky Parkway exit 58, US 431, KY 70, US 62.

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208 N 1st St., Central City, 42330. Central City is located in famous Muhlenberg County. It has a rich heritage of music and is home to The Everly Brothers, Merle Travis, John Prine and James Best. Tour the Muhlenberg County Music Museum and see the monument that pays homage to Don and Phil; www.tourcentralcity.com; 270.754.9603. [See ad page 68]

Points of Interest

Everly Brothers Monument & Museum, 208 N 1st St.; featuring the Everly Brothers, Merle Travis, Dave and Spider Rich, John Prine, James Best.

Parks and Recreation

Horseshoe Acres Campground, 12050 KY 70W, Bremen; 74 sites,  Western Kentucky RV Park, 700 Youngstown Rd.; 50 sites.

Greenville/Dunmor

• • Muhlenberg County CST/CDT Dry Greenville: Population 4,312 • County Seat Established 1799; US 62, south of Wendell H. Ford W KY Parkway, KY 171, KY 181, KY 176, north of lake. Dunmor: US 431, KY 973, south of Wendell H. Ford W KY Parkway, east of Lake Malone; access point for Lake Malone State Park.

t Greenville Tourism Commission

112 N Main St. Greenville, Kentucky is a quaint little town with lots to offer! When you visit, be sure to attend a special event, dine in a local eatery, or browse for specialty items in our unique shops. Mon., Tues., Fri. 9–5. www.tourgreenville.com; 270.338.1895. [See ad this page]  Muhlenberg County Airport, 399 Airport Rd., off KY 189 Bypass; general aviation; 5,000' runway.

Peabody Wildlife Management Area, KY 70 and US 62; 46,768 acres for birding, fishing, horseback riding; $15 user permit, 

Festivals and Special Events

Gospelfest, downtown, Aug. Everly Brothers/Central City Rock ‘n Roll Fest, downtown, Labor Day weekend Home of the Legends International Thumbpicking Weekend, Sept. Street Rod Cruise-In, downtown, Sept. Kentucky’s Largest Small Town Christmas Parade, 1st Fri. in Dec. 6 pm.

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Dining

Baby Cakes Sweet Shop, 135 S Main St. Catfish Dock, 2003 W Everly Brothers Blvd., Powderly. Hobby’s Classic Food, 30 Big John Plz., Greenville. Papa Manzo's, 129 Main St. Philly’s Pizza and Restaurant, 621 Green Dr., Greenville. Short’s Family Restaurant, 6195 US 62W, Graham. Familiar Food: Greenville: DQ, Godfather’s Pizza, Hardee’s, McDonald’s, O’Deli’s, Pizza Hut, Pizza Plus, Sonic, Subway.

Lodging

Convention Center Inn, 2011 W Everly Brothers Blvd., Powderly; 44 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Points of Interest

Merle Travis Memorial, Ebenezer Church, KY 176, Drakesboro. Mose Rager Memorial Park, KY 176, Draksboro. Monuments dedicated to "The Legends," Muse Rager, like Everly, Kenedy Jones, & Merle Travis. Muhlenberg County Agriculture and Convention Center, 3705 KY 1380, Powderly; 20,000 square foot arena. Paradise Fossil Plant, KY 176, Drakesboro, off US 431, on the west bank of the Green River; 3 generating units, 438' cooling towers and selective catalytic reduction systems. Paradise Park, KY 189 Byp., Powderly; replica of 1920s coal mining town; birthplace home of Merle Travis.

Museums and Galleries

MCPL's Thistle Cottage, 122 S Cherry St., Greenville; Mon.–Fri. 11–4; donations.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Palace Theatre, 119 N Main St., Greenville; home of Muhlenberg Community Theatre.

Parks and Recreation

J.P. Morgan City Park, Pritchett Dr., Greenville; swimming, tennis, exercise course, playground.

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KY 973, Dunmor, off US 431 and KY 181, south of Greenville and west of Dunmor. 388 acres. Most facilities are seasonal. Park Features: • swimming, beach, bathhouse, launch, slips, fishing, boat dock, hiking, picnic shelter, playground, game court. Camping: 25 sites, 50 primitive; (reservations available).

Festivals and Special Events

Mose Rager Day, Drakesboro, 2nd Sat. in Apr. Muhlenberg County Fair, Ag. and Conv. Center, Powderly, 1st week in June. Saturdays on the Square, downtown, Sats. July - Aug. Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Contest, Powderly, Sept. Squash and Gobble Arts Bazaar & Fall Festival, downtown, 3rd Sat. in Sept. State Washer Pitching Tournament, Ag. and Conv. Center, Powderly, Sat. after Labor Day. Merle Travis Birthday Celebration, Sat. after Thanksgiving. Christmas Parade, downtown Greenville, 1st Sat. in Dec. 70 • www.kytravel.com

House of Onyx, 120 N Main St., Greenville. Luke’s Town & Country Flea Market, 2006 US 62W, Greenville. On Main, 133 S Main St., Greenville. The Depot Gifts and Interiors, 137 S Main St. Uncle Lee’s, 820 N Main St., Greenville.

Boating and Lakes

Gregory Lake RV Park, 430 Gregory Lake Rd., Drakesboro; 105 sites. Lake Malone, KY 973, Dunmor, Central City exit off W Kentucky Parkway in Lake Malone State Park; 767 acres; statedeveloped lake in Muhlenberg, Logan and Todd Counties; 150 horse power limit Memorial Day weekend–Labor Day weekend, 200 horse power otherwise; varied shoreline, cliffs rise to 200' at some points. KDFWR.

Camping and RV Parks

Bryan Lake Campground, 809 Harps Hill Rd., Graham; 100 sites. Dogwood Lakes Camping Resort, 7777 KY 973, Dunmor; 12 cabins, 124 sites. Gregory Lake RV Park, State Route 176, Drakesboro.

Calhoun

Population 854 • McLean County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1854; KY 81, 20 miles northwest of Central City via US 431 to KY 136W, on the Green River. t McLean County Visitors Center, 297 Main St.; 270.273.9760.

Points of Interest

Happy Hollow Farms, Fresh Vegetables, Corn Maze, Summer–Fall. McLean County History and Genealogy Museum, 540 Main St.; Mon., Wed., Fri. 9–4. Yellow House, Antiques and Flowers, 490 Main St.

Golf and Tennis

Royal Cypress Golf Club, 13270 KY 81S, Sacramento; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Battle of Sacremento, Sacramento, May. Mclean County Fair, Myer Creek Park, 3rd weekend in July. Thunder on the Green, Livermore, Aug. Wooden Bridge Festival, Island, 2nd Sat. in Sept.


Dining

Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue WESTERN REGION

Blue Jay Café, 245 Main St., Sacramento. Farmhouse, 220 KY 81N, Calhoun. Island Dairy Freeze, 660 Adams Ave. Jay’s Drive-In, 330 1st St. Lighthouse Restaurant, 325 W 1st St. Mrs. Janey’s House, 530 Main St. Papa’s Steak House, 220 KY 81N. Familiar Food: Livermore and Calhoun: Subway.

Camping and RV Parks

Livermore RV Park, 100 Industrial Dr., Livermore, 31 sites. Myer Creek Park, 951 KY 136, 28 sites.

Hartford / Rosine/ Beaver Dam

• • Ohio County CST/CDT Dry Hartford: Population 2,672 • County Seat • Established 1782; US 231, 7 miles north of Wendell H. Ford W Kentucky Parkway. Rosine: Population 41 • US 62, 7 miles east of W.H. Natcher Parkway. Beaver Dam: Population 409 • US 231, 3 miles north of Wendell H. Ford W Kentucky Parkway.

t O h i o C o u n t y To u r i s m C o m m i s s i o n , 13 0 E Washington St . #108, PO Box 22, Har t ford; www.visitohiocountyky.com; 270.298.0036. t West Kentucky Parkway Travel Center, Wendell H. Ford W Kentucky Pkwy. exit 75, Beaver Dam; open 6 days; 270.274.0093.  Ohio County Airport, 2260 Country Club Ln., Hartford; general aviation; 5,000' lighted runway. Museums and Galleries

Bill Monroe Homeplace, 6210 E US Hwy. 62, Rosine; Mon.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. 1–4. Fordsville L&N Depot Museum, 32 Ridge Rd., Fordsville. Restored L&N Depot, built 1916. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 12–5, Sun. 2–4. Ohio County Museum Complex, 415 Mulberry St., Hartford; 1880 Thomas House; 1838 log cabin, one-room school house, restored L&N caboose; May–Oct. Thur.–Fri. 1–4; $2.

Festivals and Special Events

Open Horse Shows, Ohio County Park; Jan.–Dec. Cletus Smith Blues and Bluegrass Festival, Rosine Barn, Rosine; mid-May. Pickin' on the Porch, 2nd Sat. May–Sept. Strawberry Festival, 2nd St., Beaver Dam; May. Blue Moon Jamboree, Rosine Barn, Rosine; June. Sparks in the Park, Ohio County Park; July. Rosine Fall Festival, Community Park, Rosine; 2nd weekend in Sept. Fordsville Days, Fordsville; 3rd weekend in Sept. Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration, Monroe Birthplace, Rosine; last week in Sept. Ohio County Fair, Ohio County Park, Hartford; Sept. Dundee Day, last weekend in Oct.

Dining

Capers Café, 214 S Main St., Hartford. Lil Stevie’s Pizza, 1858 N Main St., Beaver Dam. Los Amigos Restaurant, 1818 N Main St., Beaver Dam. Los Mexicanos, 1055 N Main St., Beaver Dam. O C Café, 550 S Main St., Beaver Dam. Familiar Food: Beaver Dam: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hardee’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Beaver Dam Inn, Western Kentucky Pkwy. exit 75, Beaver Dam; 58 units. Eagle Inn, 1080 N Main St., Beaver Dam; 24 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Barnes Yesterday, 117 N Main St., Beaver Dam. Community Gifts, 112 W 12th St., Beaver Dam. Main Street Marketplace, 1812 N Main St., Beaver Dam. Marti and Liz Shoes, 106 N Main St., Beaver Dam. Rice’s Pharmacy Gift Gallery, 1209 N Main St., Beaver Dam.

Boating and Lakes

Washburn Lake, off KY 69, 5 miles northeast of Hartford; 18 acres with fishing, launching area, boat rentals; KDFWR.

Parks and Recreation

L.B. Davison Wildlife Management Area, Davidson Station Rd., off KY 878 between Dundee and Hartford; 134 acres; completely forested, much in virgin hardwoods; fishing, boating; no camping, KDFWR. Ohio County Park, 2300 KY 69N, Hartford; nature trails, paved bike/walking trail, year-round camping playground, senior building, Ft. Hartford replica; pets welcome.   Uncle Pen's Cabin, 450 Uncle Pen Ln.; May–Oct., Wed.–Sat. 10–3; Adults $3, children $2.

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Lake Shore Country Club, 1000 Shamrock Rd.; 18 holes, Madisonville City Park, 745 City Park Dr.; 9 holes, 2 lighted courses. Madisonville Community Golf Course, 105 Country Club Ln.; 18 holes.

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Madisonville

Population19,591 • HopkinsCounty(Seat/Dry) • CST/CDT • Wet US 41,I-69, 8 miles north of Wendell H. Ford W Kentucky Parkway. t H o p k in s C o un t y To ur i s t an d C o nve n t i o n Commission, I-69 exit 114, 15 E Center St.; Mon.–Fri. 8–4; www.visitmadisonvilleky.com; 270.821.4171; 877.243.5280.  Madisonville Flying Service, Madisonville Municipal Airport, 162 Airport Rd. off KY 85; general aviation; 6,050' runway.

Educational Institutions

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville Community College, 2000 College Dr.; auditorium, theater, art gallery.

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Madisonville City Park, 755 Park Ave.; 262-acre park with playgrounds, picnic pavilions, fitness trail, fishing lakes, 9  holes, 2 lighted courts,

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Dawson Springs

Historical Society of Hopkins County, 1869 2-room log cabin birthplace of 1931–35 Governor Ruby Laffoon. Historical Society of Hopkins County Library and Museum, 107 Union St.; Apr.–Oct., Mon.–Fri. 1–5; Nov–Mar., Mon.–Fri. 12–4.

Madisonville Community and Technical College, 2000 College Dr.; 4 lighted courts, 

Downtown Gallery Hop, Apr. & Oct. Highway 41 Yard Sale, June. 4thFest, July. Hopkins County Fair Horse Show, July. Hopkins County Fair, Ballard Convention Center, July 26–30. Gospel Music Extravaganza, Sept. Kidapalooza, Oct. Veterans Day Parade, Nov. Return to Bethlehem, Dec.

Dining

#9 Steakhouse, 1002 N Main St. Blackwell’s Diner Deli Sports Bar, 11 W Center St. Bobo’s Chinese Restaurant, 1305 N Main St. Brother’s Bar-B-Que, 1055 N Main St. #6. Country Cupboard, 581 McCoy Ave. Crowded House, 26 W Center St. DiFabio’s Casapela, 17 W Center St. El Bracero Madisonville, 50 Chelsea Dr. Imperial Garden Restaurant, 21 N Park Ave. Oasis Southwest Grill, 540 Powell Dr. Rocksan’s Pizza, Café and Bakery, 506 E Center St. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Back Yard Burgers, Burger King, Captain D’s, Cracker Barrel, DQ, Denny’s, Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hardee’s, Huddle House, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Rally’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Tumbleweed, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Baymont Inn & Suites, I-69 exit 116; 52 units. Big Spring Inn, 1750 E Center St.; 50 units. Colonial Motel, 507 S Main St.; 20 units. Comfort Inn and Suites, 545 Powell Dr.; 66 units. Days Inn Madisonville, 1900 Lantaff Blvd.; 136 units,  72 • www.kytravel.com


Kentucky’s Western Waterland WESTERN REGION

Executive Pennyrile Inn, I-69 exit 108, Mortons Gap; 59 units. Fox Ridge B&B, 1130 Carroll Gentry Rd.; 2 units. Hammack-Moore House B&B, 129 S Main St.; 5 units. Hampton Inn and Suites, 1201 E Center St.; 72 units. James Madison Inn, 320 E Center St.; 33 units,  Red Cardinal Inn, 4765 Hanson Rd.; 57 units. Ruby Lodge at Spring Lake Woods, 367 Spring Lake St., 8 units.

HPennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Dining

KY 109 off US 62 and I-69, south of Dawson Springs; 1,010 acres in Pennyrile State Forest south of Lake Beshear. Open year-round. www.parks.ky.gov; 270.797.3421;  800.325.1711,   Park Features: Lake Pennyrile, pool, beach, pedal/rowboats, fishing, planned recreation, hiking, picnic shelters, mini-golf, basketball, canoes, beach volleyball. Lodging: lodge/cottages with meeting rooms, gift shop. Camping: Apr. 1–Nov. 15, 37 sites (8 horse sites) with utilities, tent camping, service building (reservations available). Golf and Tennis: 18 holes, cart and club rentals; 1 court. Special Park Events: •Winter Rook Tournament, Jan. •Oil Painting Weekend, Feb. •Photography Weekend, Apr. •Moonlight Canoe Trips, May, June, July. •Run Through the Forest 5K, Sept. •Photography Weekend, Oct. •Halloween Campout, Oct. •Salute Our Veterans, Nov. •Santa Visits the Park, Dec. Pennyrile Nature Trail, walks in Spring or Fall. Riverside Park, US 62W; site 1914–17 site of Pittsburg Pirates spring training. 6 RV sites with water & electric. Apr./May–Oct. Tradewater Canoes, open in Tradewater Park on South 109; Apr./May–Labor Day. Call for appt. through Oct. Tradewater Wildlife Management Area, KY 109, 1 miles south of Dawson Springs; 729 acres; quality deer management (special regulations), birding; no camping; KDFWR.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bike Night, downtown square, 1st & 3rd Thur., May–Oct. Dawson Springs Barbeque & Homecoming, 4th Fri. in July. Fireworks at Riverside Park, July 3.

Shopping and Entertainment

Capitol 8 Theaters, 455 Madison Square Ave. The Gift Horse, 36 W Lake St. Kesterson’s Antiques, 502 Hall St. Madison Square Shopping Center, 98 Madison Square Ave. Melody Lanes, 952 N Main St. Parkway Plaza Mall, 455 Madison Square Ave. Red Wagon, 401 Madison Square Dr. Western Kentucky Speedway, 1245 Happy Ln., Nebo. Yesteryear Antiques and Collectibles, 52 S Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Madisonville Water Filtration Plant, Lake Pee Wee, US 41A; 428 acres; fishing, boating (no gas motors), ramp.

Hanson

Population 742 • Hopkins County • CST/CDT • Dry US 41, I-69, 4 miles north of Madisonville. t Historic Hanson, I-69 exit 120. Hanson is Kentucky’s smallest historic district with the entire downtown on NRHP. Good Ole Boys BBQ, 9715 Hanson Rd. Hanson Country Store, 45 Veterans Dr. Hometown Restaurant, 9 Sunset Rd.

Festivals and Special Events

Lodging

Pepper’s Old Books, 12 Sunset Rd. Stoney Creek Crafts, 15 Sunset Rd. VF Factory Outlet, Pennyrile Pkwy. exit 49.

Springs Inn, 207 E Arcadia Ave.; 12 units.

Dixon/Providence

Festivals and Special Events

• • Webster County CST/CDT Dry Dixon: Population 786 • County Seat 27 miles south of Henderson on US Alt. 41. Sebree: Population 1,603; US 41 17 miles south of Henderson .

Village Arts Festival, Mar. Highway 41 Yard Sale, June. I Love Hanson Weekend, June. Hanson Barbecue Blast-Off, Sept.

Dawson Springs

t Webster County Tourism, Courthouse, 25 US 41S, Dixon; www.webstercountyky.com; 270.639.5042.

Population 2,764 Hopkins County (Dry) CST/CDT Wet US 62, KY 109 2 miles south of I-69 exit 92, southeast of Madisonville. Official KY Trail Town. t Dawson Springs Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 107; 270.797.2781. •

Museums and Galleries

Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center, 127 S Main St.; contemporary arts and crafts Tues.–Fri. 1–4; closed Jan.–Feb.; free.

Parks and Recreation

Lake Beshear, Off US 62 and I-69, south of Dawson Springs; 760-acre state-developed lake in Caldwell, Christian and Hopkins counties; fishing, boat ramp (fee).

 Webster County Airport, US 41A, Providence; general aviation.

Museums and Galleries

Parker Warner Historic Museum, 500 S Broadway, Providence; local history; Apr.–Nov. Thur.–Sat. 1–4; donations.

Parks and Recreation

Deer Creek Outfitters, 8160 KY 132E, Sebree.

Festivals and Special Events

Dixon Freedom Days, Baker Park, Dixon, 3rd weekend in June. Summerfest, Sebree, 1st weekend after July 4. Clay Days, Clay, 3rd weekend in Sept. Hay Days, 3rd Fri. and Sat. in Sept.

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Dining

Classic Café, 403 US 41AN, Dixon. Dave’s Pizza, 205 US 41N, Sebree. Hill’s Dairy Maid, 784 US 41AS, Dixon. Jeri’s Café, 9109 KY 132W, Clay. JJ's Pizza, Main St., Sebree. Poole Mill Restaurant, 9625 US 41AN, Poole. Ruth and Bob’s Café, 145 Marlin St., Providence. T-Jaz Bakery and Deli, 14 W Railroad St., Clay. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Godfather’s Pizza.

Morganfield / Sturgis

• • Union County CST/CDT Wet Morganfield: Population 3,285 • County Seat Established 1811; US 60, southwest of Henderson. Sturgis: Population 1,898 Established 1890; US 60W 13 miles south of Morganfield.

t Morganfield

Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 66, Morganfield; 270.389.9777. t Sturgis Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 125, Sturgis. 270.333.9316. t Union County First, 100 W Main St. 270.389.9600.  Sturgis Airport, 580 Pryor Blvd.; general aviation; 5,000' runway.

Points of Interest

Union County Fair and Expo Center, 125 Pryor Blvd., Sturgis; 44,000 square foot convention center, arena, horse racetrack.

Museums and Galleries

Camp Breckinridge Museum and Arts, US 60 Byp. and KY 2091S, Morganfield. Military exhibits, POW murals from WW II in the former Camp Breckinridge Officer Club. Tues.–Fri. 10–3, Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4; $3.

Parks and Recreation

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest, US 60 to KY 109, north 1.65 miles, left onto KY 1508, west 1.45 miles to entrance on left; 2,488 acres of steep upland/ flat-to-rolling bottomland hardwood forest, agricultural lands bordered by the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers; ATVs, horseback riding and camping prohibited; co-owned by KDFWR and KDF. Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area, 2 miles east of Morganfield on KY 56; 5,450 acres of quality deer management (special regulations), camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, ramp, picnicking; KDFWR.

Golf and Tennis

Breckinridge Golf Course, 240 Whitaker Way, Morganfield; 18 holes. Elkwood Golf Course, 11675 US 60W, Sturgis; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Redneck Rumble-Indoor Demolition Derby, Union County Fair and Expo Center, Jan. Union County Fair, Union County Fair and Expo Center, June. Union County Bike Fest, Union County Fair and Expo Center, July. Corn Festival, Morganfield, Sept.

Dining

B and H Restaurant, 112 Airline Rd., Morganfield. Big G’s Dew Drop Inn, 11611 US 60W, Sturgis. Deb and Jen’s Diner, 305 N Morgan St., Morganfield. El Mexicano, 1019 US 60E, Morganfield. Feed Mill Restaurant, 3541 US 60E, Morganfield. Marko’s Grill, 255 N Morgan St., Morganfield. Verlies Restaurant, 101 W Main St., Morganfield. Veronica’s Café, 1323 N Main St., Sturgis. Familiar Food: US 60, Morganfield: Dairy Queen, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway; Sturgis: Pizza Hut.

Lodging

Bud’s Country Corner Motel, 8058 KY 141S, Morganfield, 3 units. Country Cabins, 9355 US 60W, 6 units,  Hometown Inn, 551 US 60E, Morganfield, 30 units. Sturgis Motel, 14822 US 60W, 12 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Circle “O” Farm & Country Store, 115 W 6th St., Sturgis. Custom Biker Wear, 1221 N Main St., Sturgis. Meacham Country Hams, 705 O’Nan Dyer Rd., Sturgis. Olde Crow Antiques, 525 Adams St. Our Robin’s Nest, 238 N Court St., Morganfield.

HSturgis Antique Mall

515 N Main St. (US 60), Sturgis, KY 42459. 23,000 square feet of new, renovated space on one floor with 100 booths & 40 showcases. Mon.–Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1–5; closed Thanksgiving & Chris tmas; w w w.s turgisantiquemall.com; 270.333.9315. Handicap accessible.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Mauzy, off KY 56, 6 miles east of Morganfield in Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area; 81 acres; fishing, ramp; universal access; KDFWR. Moffitt Lake Recreation Area, 378 Moffitt Lake Rd., Morganfield; 98 sites.

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Kentucky’s Western Waterland WESTERN REGION

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Dining

Da Vinci Little Italian Restaurant, 200 North Dr. El Bracero, 200 Richard Mills Dr. Harper House, 914 S Main St. Horseshoe Steak House, 2112 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que, 11185 Lafayette Dr., Herndon. The Place, 104 E 6th St. Woodshed Pit Bar-B-Que, 1821 W 7th St. Familiar Food: Ft. Campbell Blvd: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Back Yard Burgers, Burger King, Captain D’s, DQ, Domino’s, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, O’Charley’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Rally’s, Ryan’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

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Kentucky Bunco Bash, Mar. Tobacco War Pilgrimage, Pennyroyal Area Museum, Sept. Trail of Tears Indian Pow Wow, Trail of Tears Park, Sept.

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Hopkinsville

Population 31,577 • Christian County (S eat) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1799; 6th largest Kentucky city; just off Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, US 41N, US 41A and US 68. t Christian County Welcome Center, Kentucky Welcome Center, I-24W MM 92 at the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. Staffed daily Mon.–Sat. 8:30–4:30. 270.439.7505 or 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com. t Hopkins ville/Chris tian Count y Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2800 Ft. Campbell Blvd.; www. visithopkinsville.com; 800.842.9959.  Hopkinsville/Christian County Airport, 300 Memorial Field Dr.; general aviation; 5,500' runway.

Points of Interest

James E Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Dr.; 26,000+ square foot facility. Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, 9th St. and Skyline Dr.; camp used by Cherokees on forced march; gravesites of Chiefs White Path and Fly Smith; Heritage Center Tues.–Sat. 10–3.

Best Western, 4101 Ft. Campbell Blvd.; 108 units. Burdoc Farms B&B, 1550 Pleasant Green Hill Rd., Crofton; 1 unit. Colonial Motel, 320 N Main St.; 19 units,  Comfort Suites, 210 Harvey Way; 73 units. Fairview Inn, 1013 N Main St.; 16 units. Hampton Inn, 210 Richard Mills Dr.; 71 units. Holiday Inn Hopkinsville, 2910 Ft. Campbell Blvd.; 101 units. King’s Court Motel, 2309 Ft. Campbell Blvd.; 19 units. Little River Motel, 131 N Main St.; 12 units. Rodeway Inn, 2923 Ft. Campbell Blvd.; 55 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bradford Square Mall, 4000 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Ln. Brushy Fork Creek Gallery, 1550 Pleasant Green Hill Rd., Crofton. Country Boy Store, 5845 Gracey Herndon Rd. Griffin's Studio, 100 E 6th St. The Farmer's Daughter, 1222-A Skyline Dr. MB Roland Distillery, 137 Barkers Mill Rd., Pembroke. Young’s Hardware, 112 E 6th St.

Museums and Galleries

Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, Tues.–Fri. 9–5; Sat. 10–3; $5 all museums, $2 single museum. 1. Museums of Hopkinsville, 217 E 9th St.; housed in 1914 Post Office building; history, culture, art of Pennyrile area. 2. Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, 310 9th St.; former fire station; fire, transportation memorabilia.

Parks and Recreation

Christian Way Farm and Mini Golf, 19590 Linville Rd. Copper Canyon Ranch, KY 189S, Fearsville. Pennyrile State Forest, Lake Pennyrile; see Area 16, Dawson Springs. Pennyroyal Scuba Center, 602 Christian Quarry Rd. Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center, 9503 Eagle Way Byp.

Golf and Tennis

Links at Novadell, US 41A; 18 holes, Ruff Park, North Dr.; 12 lighted courts,  Western Hills Golf Course, 2160 Russellville Rd.; 18 holes. www.kytravel.com • 75


Oak Grove

Population 7,489 • Christian County • CST/CDT • Wet 11 miles south of Hopkinsville, I-24 exits 86 and 89. t Oak Grove Tourism Commission, 105 Walter Garrett Ln., PO Box 756. Mon.–Fri. 8–4:30; 270.439.5675; 866.779.1250; www.visitoakgroveky.com.

Points of Interest

Fort Campbell, 18 miles south on US 41A. 105,000 acre US military reservation. Established WWII. Visitors Center at Gate 4 Mon.–Fri. 6 am–6:30 pm, Sat. 9–5:30, Sun. 9–1:30. Fort Campbell Memorial Park, US 41A and Pennyrile Pkwy.; dedicated to 248 soldiers of the 1985.

Museums and Galleries

Don F Pratt Memorial Museum, 5702 Tennessee Ave., Ft. Campbell; 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” exhibits, history; Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4:30; free.

Parks and Recreation

Ft Campbell Riding Stables, 5663 Screaming Eagle Blvd., Ft. Campbell.

Golf and Tennis

Cole Park Golf Club, 1610 101st Airborne Division Blvd., Ft. Campbell; 18 holes.

Dining

Big E’s Bar-B-Que, 15915 Ft. Campbell Blvd. China Buffet and Grill, 240 Segler Dr. China King, 16468 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Don Pancho, 228 Segler Dr. Foxx’s Sub Shoppe, 16214 Ft. Campbell Blvd. G’s Pancake House, 15108 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 230 Thompsonville Ln. Luigi’s Pizza, 15238 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Mapco Deli, 100 Segler Dr. Pancho Villa Grill, 16268 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Peking Delight, 16370 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Sam’s Greek Café, 16504 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Familiar Food: Denny’s, Jersey Mike’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Sonic, Subway, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Comfort Inn, 164 Naomi Ln.; 72 units. Days Inn, 212 Auburn St.; 71 units.

Holiday Inn Express, 12759 Ft. Campbell Blvd.; 100 units. Quality Inn, 201 Auburn St.; 63 units. Sleep Inn, 220 Auburn St.; 66 units.

Elkton

Population 2,062 • Todd County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1820; US 68/KY 80, 20 miles east of Hopkinsville, 16 miles west of Russellville. t Todd County Community Alliance, rural area with a population of 12,000; www.toddcountyca.org; 270.265.7070.

Points of Interest

Milliken Memorial Community House, 208 W Main St.; Georgian mansion built 1927, rare books, antiques. NRHP. Robert Penn Warren Birthplace, 3rd and Cherry Sts., Guthrie; birthplace of “1st Poet Laureate of our Nation,” museum; Tues.–Sat. 11:30–3:30; donations,  Sweet Teas, 61 Public Sq., Event Rental Boutique. Two Kates, 10 Public Sq.

Historic Sites HJefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site

US 68, KY 80, Fairview between Elkton and Hopkinsville; 20acre park is the site of birthplace of US Senator, Congressman and Secretary of War (under President Pierce and the only president of Confederate States of America 1861–65), Jefferson Davis (1808–1889); the 351-foot concrete obelisk is the 4th tallest obelisk in the country with elevator to top for viewing; Apr. 1–Nov. 15 daily. Park Features: picnic shelters, playground, gift shop, museum. Special Park Event: Jefferson Davis Birthday Commenoration, 1st week in June.

Museums and Galleries

Todd County Welcome Center, 1 Public Sq.; built 1835; cultural museum and tourist information; NRHP.

Festivals and Special Events

Bike Night, Thur. evenings Apr.–Sept. Trenton Main Street Festival, 4th Sat. in June. Guthrie Heritage Days, last weekend in Sept. Elkton Harvest Fest, 1st Sat. in Oct.

Dining

El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 54 Public Sq. Helen’s Place, 12349 Allegre Rd. L and R Soda Bar, 43 Public Sq. Pizza Place, 14 Public Sq. Sister's, 107 N Main St. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Subway.

Shopping and Entertainment

Gist Flowers, 103 E Main St. Hearth and Home Rugs, 1480 E Jefferson Davis Hwy. Latham’s Fabric and More, 47 Public Sq. Nancy’s Flowers and Gifts, 101 N Main St. Something Special, 84 Public Sq.

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Population 2,558 • Trigg County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1820; US 68/KY 80, KY 139, west of I-24 exit 65; eastern gateway to Lake Barkley.

t Cadiz/Trigg County Tourist Commission

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Points of Interest

Museums and Galleries

Janice Mason Art Museum, 71 Main St.; Tues.–Sat. 10–4; donations accepted in lieu of admission fee.

Parks and Recreation

Bush Sporting Clays, 888 Bush Rd. Donaldson Creek Outfitters, 1144 Donaldson Creek Rd.

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Off US 68, 7 miles west of Cadiz and I-24; 3,600 acres on Lake Barkley; campground, fitness center, gift shop, pool, beach, marina, boat rentals, fishing, trapshooting, hiking, camping, lodge/cottages; year-round; www.parks.ky.gov; 270.924.1131;  800.325.1708.   Park Features: On Little River Embayment of Lake Barkley •Marina open all year, open and covered slips, ramp, rental pontoon, fishing and ski boats; pool, beach, bathhouse, hiking, fishing, shuffleboard, trapshooting, basketball, picnic shelters, playgrounds. •Fitness Center, racquetball, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, nautilus equipment, drop-in aerobics sessions, indoor pool. •Lodging: Lake Barkley Lodge: 120 rooms, 4 suites; Little River Lodge: 10 rooms, 1 suite; restaurant, gift shop, meeting rooms, convention center, recreation room. •Cottages: 9 two-bedroom, executive cottages, 4 two- bedroom log cabins; open year-round. •Camping: Apr. 1–Oct. 31; 78 sites with utilities, tent camping, service building (reservations available). •Golf &Tennis: Boots Randolph Golf Course, 18 holes, pro shop, rental clubs and carts; 2 lighted courts for lodge guests only. Special Park Events: •Eagle Weekend, Jan. •Valentine’s Dance, Feb. •Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt, Mar. •Red Hatter’s Afternoon at the Races, Apr. •Campers Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Memorial Day Weekend, May. •National Trails Day, June. •4th of July Fireworks, July. •Labor Day, Sept. •Trick or Trot 5K, Oct. •Thanksgiving/ Turkey Bingo, Nov. •New Year’s Eve Bash, Dec. 31–Jan. 1. Whitetail Creek Outfitters, 800 Whitetail Creek Rd.

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Golf and Tennis

Arrowhead Golf Course, US 68/KY 80 Byp.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

A Chocolate Affair, Janice Mason Art Museum, Feb. Spring Fling, May. Relay for Life, May. 400 Mile Sale, June Take Kids Fishing Day, West Cadiz Park, 1st Sat. in June.

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Historic downtown Cadiz, Oct. 14–15, 2016. Come to historic Cadiz, Kentucky, where hams are still cured the same way they were in 1820. Experience the flavor and smell the dry-cured ham…rich, warm and inviting; www.hamfestival.com; 270.522.8756. Christmas and Disney on Main, Dec. Festival of Trees, Janice Mason Art Museum, Dec. 9.

Dining

Cadiz Restaurant, 324 Main St. El Bracero, 80 Merchant St. Pizza Time, 31 Commerce St. Reva’s Place, 65B Main St. Familiar Food: US 68: Cracker Barrel, Godfather’s Pizza, KFC/Taco Bell, McDonald’s, O’Deli’s, Sonic, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Cabins by the Creek, 800 Whitetail Creek Rd., 1 unit. Catfish Cove, 101 Rino Dr., 1 unit. Econolodge, I-24 exit 65, 52 units. Fish Island, 3535 Blue Springs Rd.,14 units. Futrell House B&B, 125 Main St., 3 units. Knights Inn, 5698 Hopkinsville Rd. Lakeside Properties, 1396 Canton Rd., 7 units. Moon River Marina Resort, 3025 Rockcastle Rd., 6 units, 12 sites,  Morgan Lakehouse Rentals, Sunset Ct., 3 units. Super 7 Inn, I-24 exit 65, 17 units. Super 8, I-24 exit 65, 47 units. Vacation Club International, 149 Arrowhead Trle., 14 units. White Oak Ridge Cabins, 29 Cunningham Ln., 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

13 Marion, Marion St. Blue Heron, 7 Main St. Cadiz Antique Mall, 34 Main St. Cadiz Comfort Zone, 65 Main St. Cherokee Antique Mall, 36 Main St. Consignment World & Antiques, 312 Main St. Cranberry Creek Rustics, 53 Main St. Darling & Distressed, 344 Main St. Fox's Den, 47 Main St. Prickly Peach, 49 Lakota Dr. Queenbee Marketplace, 60 Main St. Red Roof Ranch Alpacas, 284 Old Rocky Point Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Barkley, named for 1949–53 US VP Alben Barkley, Kentucky’s 2nd largest lake extends 118 miles over 1,000-mile shoreline. Summer surface area about 58,000 acres. Giant embayment thrusts into Trigg County, Little River, near Cadiz, site of state park; parts also extend into Livingston and Lyon Counties. Connected with Kentucky 78 • www.kytravel.com

Lake by a 1.75-mile free-flowing canal at north end on KY 453. Combined, these two lakes have more shoreline than Lake Superior. Barkley Dam, off KY 453 near Grand Rivers, southeast of US 62/641 and Lake City, across the Cumberland River, is 157' high/10,180' wide; major fishing and recreation area; USACE. Lake Barkley Marina, 4200 State Park Rd. Prizer Point Marina and Resort/Kentucky Lakes KOA, I-24 Exit 56; condos, cabins, campsites, floating restaurant, boat rentals, 

Camping and RV Parks

Goose Hollow Campground, 1049 Goose Hollow Rd., 60 sites. Kamptown RV Resort, KY 274, 93 sites. Prizer Point KOA, I-24 exit 56.

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Land Between The Lakes, On US 68/KY 80 between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, south of I-24 through Grand Rivers via KY 453 to Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway. The USFS manages this 170,000 acre wooded, 6–8 mile wide, 40 mile long peninsula as a National Recreation Area. 200 miles of established trails and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline with several lake access areas. Camping permitted in the backwoods with permit at 12 lake access areas and with several developed campgrounds. ATV area and horse camp/trails. Open year-round with some facilities closed during winter. Recreation Area Features: •Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodland Trce. 700-acre drivethrough viewing area with native prairie grasses, elk, bison, other wildlife; open year-round dawn–dusk. • Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium, US 68/ KY 80 and Woodlands Trce.; multimedia theatre and planetarium; open year-round. •The Homeplace, south of US 68/KY 80 and east of Woodlands Trace; living history farm with costumed interpreters going about the activities of a mid-19th century farm; Mar.–Nov. •Woodlands Nature Station, 20 minutes north of the Golden Pond Visitor Center; Mar.–Nov. Rocking U Riding Stables, Wranglers Campground.

Festivals and Special Events

Eagle Viewing, Woodlands Nature Station, Jan.–Feb. River Days, Woodlands Nature Station/The Homeplace, May. Grand Jubilee, Wranglers Campground, July. Homeplace Trades Fair, The Homeplace, Aug. Hummingbird Fest, Woodlands Nature Station, Aug. Storytelling Fest, The Homeplace, Oct. Fall Frolic, Woodlands Nature Center, Nov.

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Kentucky Lake, at 184 miles long, 1.25–2.5 miles wide; 2,380 miles of shoreline; over 160,000 acres of surface area; largest lake in TVA system and the giant of Kentucky waters; forms entire eastern border of Marshall and Calloway Counties; extends from within 20 miles of Illinois state line, through Kentucky into Tennessee. Two giant embayments thrust into adjoining counties, Jonathan Creek & Blood River. One of the top fishing, water sport and recreation areas in southeastern US. Completed 1944, Kentucky Dam crosses the Tennessee


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Kay’s Kitchen, 501 N Jefferson St. La Potosina Restaurant, 302 Marion Rd. Majestic House Restaurant, 208 US 62W. Peggy’s Café, 106 E Washington St. Familiar Food: US 62W: Captain D’s, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Paglia’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway,Taco John’s.

Shopping and Entertainment

Antiques on Main, 124 E Main St. Big Springs Antique Mall, 132 E Main St. Brantley Furniture, 121 W Main St. Capitol Cinemas, 203 W Main St. Eddy Grove Vineyards and Winery, 300 Martin Rd. Feather Your Nest, 125 W Main St. Newsom’s Old Mill Store, 208 E Main St. Tin Roof, 500 E Main St.

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Population 2,554 • Lyon County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry W Kentucky Parkway, I-24 exits 40 and 45, US 62, north end of Lake Barkley. The original town founded by the Lyons family about 1801, moved in the late 1950s as Lake Barkley was formed. t Lake Barkley Tourist Commission, 82 Days Inn Dr., Kuttawa; 270.388.5300; 800.355.3885.

Points of Interest

Kentucky State Penitentiary, 266 Water St.; built 1800s and referred to as “The Castle on the Cumberland”.

Museums and Galleries

Rose Hill, 95 Water St. overlooking Lake Barkley; Federal brick mansion built 1832 by grandfather of humorist Irvin S. Cobb; restored by Lyon County Historical Society; home to county Museum; May 15–Oct.15, Wed.–Sun. 1–4; $5. NRHP

Parks and Recreation HMineral Mound State Park

On US 62/641 at KY 93 near Eddyville; 541 acres; property developed by Willis Machen, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, author F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife. Machen served as 49th Constitutional Convention delegate but was elected to both sessions of the Confederate Congress and served as president of the Confederate Council during the Civil War. Afterwards Machen served as US Senator. The house, referred to as Mineral Mount in Fitzgerald’s writings, burned in 1947 and only foundation remnants remain. Park Features: ramp, picnic area, fishing. Golf: 18 holes, Venture River Water Park, I-24 exit 40; wave pool, Action River, slides, Cliffhanger, kiddie pools, sand volleyball.

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Dining

Bluegrass Grill, 14 KY 93S. China Buffet, 117 Newman Dr. Los Agaves, 101 Newman Dr. Miss Neda’s Donut Shop, 610 Trade Ave. Familiar Food: Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Country Hearth Inn, 120 Funway Dr.; 40 units. Eddy Bay Lodging, KY 93; 18 units. Eddy Creek Marina Resort, 7612 KY 93S; 12 units,  Holiday Hills Resort, 5631 KY 93S, 17 units; 130 sites. Journey’s End B&B, 121 Spring Hill Dr.; 4 units. Lake Way House, 5291 KY 93S; 1 unit. Maple Hill B&B, 13 Maple Hill Dr.; 3 units. Palisades Resort, US 93; 10 units. Regency Inn, I-24 exit 40; 23 units.

Boating and Lakes

Eddy Creek Marina Resort, 7612 KY 93S.

Shopping and Entertainment

Gold and Diamond Outlet, 111 Newman Dr. Red Door Antique Mall, 35 US 641N. Tom and Barb’s One Stop Market, 4179 KY 93S. West Kentucky Factory Outlets, US 62.

Camping and RV Parks

Dryden Bay Campground, 30 Dryden Creek Rd.; 68 sites. Indian Point RV Park, 1136 Indian Hills Trl. Lake Barkley RV Resort, 4481 KY 93S. Outback RV Resort, 4481 KY 93S; 95 sites.

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Dining

Oasis Southwest Grill, 42 Days Inn Dr. Familiar Food: Huddle House, Quiznos, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Days Inn, I-24 exit 40; 60 units. Hampton Inn, I-24 exit 40; 63 units. Kuttawa Harbor House B&B, 1730 Lake Barkley Dr.; 6 units. Lakehouse Retreat B&B, 128 S Will Eli Rd.; 2 units. Poplar Creek Lodge, 4975 US 62W; 10 units. Relax Inn, I-24 exit 40; 17 units. Silver Cliff Inn B&B, 1980 Lake Barkley Dr.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Broadbent B & B Food Products, 257 Mary Blue Rd. Cabin Bait and Tackle, 215 Vista Dr. Lyon County Farmers Market, Cedar St.

Boating and Lakes HBuzzard Rock Resort and Marina

985 Buzzard Rock Rd., Kuttawa 42055; Lake Barkley's "Island Paradise." Fully furnished waterfront cottages & resort units overlooking beautiful Lake Barkley. "The Wet Spot" on the lakes. Live entertainment on weekends. Full bar & restaurant serving cold beer, wine & spirits. Home of the famous Buzzard Burger. Amenities include swimming pool, boat rentals, ship store, guides & much more. www.buzzardrock.com; 800.826.6238,  [See ad this page]

Kuttawa Harbor Marina, 1709 Lake Barkley Dr.

Grand Rivers

Population 649 • Lyon County (Dry) • CST/CDT • Moist I-24 exit 40,US 62/641, KY 93, Lake Barkley. t Lake Barkley Tourist Commission, 82 Days Inn Dr.; 270.388.5300; 800.355.3885.

Population 382 • Livingston County • CST/CDT • Dry KY 453, 3 miles south of I-24; Northern access point for Land Between the Lakes. (Smithland is the Livingston County seat; established 1842; population 401; US 60 20 miles east of Paducah, 12 miles north of I-24 exit 31.)

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Anderson Park, Lake Barkley Dr.; trees from around the world; tree locator identifies different species. Kuttawa Beach Park, Lake Barkley Dr.; beach, picnicking, volleyball, basketball.

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Kuttawa Street Dance, Sats. Memorial–Labor Day. Lake Barkley BBQ, Aug. Harvest Festival, Oct.

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Parks and Recreation

Copperhead Run ATV Park, US 60, Salem. Lighthouse Landing School, 320 Commerce Ave. Mantle Rock Nature Preserve, US 60 north to Salem, KY 133N; 367 acres; 57.6 mile high natural arch, rock shelters; only documented sandstone glade/savanna community in Kentucky; portrays hardships of Native Americans on “Trail of Tears” in winter of 1838–39.

Golf and Tennis

Deer Lakes Golf Course, 140 Deer Lakes Ln., Salem; 18 holes. Drake Creek Golf Course, 1 Torrey Pines Dr.,Ledbetter; 18 holes.

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Festivals and Special Events

Lighted Boat Parade, Memorial Day. Kentucky Lake Pisgah Bay Boat Races, June–Aug. Livingston County Fair, July. Kentucky’s Western Waterland Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. Hunter’s Moon Festival, Oct. Octoberfest, Smithland, 1st Sat. in Oct. Festival of Lights, 1st & 2nd Fri. in Nov.

Dining

Knoth’s Bar-B-Que, 728 US 62W. Lite Side Bakery and Café, 2115 Dover Rd. Miss Scarlett’s, 708 Complex Dr. Mr. B-B-Q More, 2075 Dover Rd.

HPatti’s 1880’s Restaurant, HOTEL B&B, And Shops

I-24 exit 31, 3 miles south, left on Commerce. Nationally acclaimed 2” thick porkchops, mile-high meringue pies & flower pot bread. 10 gift shops in historic cabins with winding stream and flower gardens. Nationally qualifying ESPN mini-golf course. Daily 10:30–8; 270.362.8844; www.pattis-settlement.com.

Lodging

America’s Best Value Inn, I-24 exit 31; 73 units. Barkley Dam Motel, KY 917; 16 units. Grand Rivers Inn, 1949 J.H. O’Bryan Ave.; 20 units. Green Turtle Bay Resort, 263 Green Turtle Bay Dr.; 70 units. Hillside Cottages, 1060 Stringtown Rd. Lighthouse Landing, I-24 exit 31; 17 units, 57 sites. Patti’s Inn and Suites, I-24 exit 31; 58 units. Rose of the Lake B&B, 293 Lawson Ave.; 5 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

19th Hole Miniature Golf, 1793 J.H. O’Bryan Ave. Ashleigh’s Boutique, 1793 J.H. O’Bryan Ave. Fisherman’s Friend Bait and Tackle, 1000 US 62. Grand Rivers Antiques, 1815 J.H. O’Bryan Ave. So Cool, 1804 J.H. O’Bryan Ave. Wood-n-Wave Bicycles and Water Sports, 2109 Dover Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Green Turtle Bay Houseboat Rental, 265 Nautical Dr. Lake Barkley, see Area 18, Cadiz. Kentucky Lake, see Area 18, Golden Pond.

Camping and RV Parks

Birdsville RV & Campground, 972 River Rd., Smithland; 69 sites. Crockett Frontiers Campground, 216 Maxwell St.; 50 sites. Cumberland River Campground, 811 Jack Walker Rd., Tiline; 20 sites. Exit 31 RV Park, 708 Complex Dr.; 32 sites.

Marion

Population 3,039 • Crittenden County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry US 60 and US 641, 20 miles from I-24 and W Kentucky Parkway. t Marion Tourism Commission, 213 S Main St.; www.marionkentucky.org; 270.965.5015.

Points of Interest

Amish Community, north on KY 91, US 60 and Ford’s Ferry Rd.; established 1977; active Amish family farms, shops. Cave in Rock Ferry, KY 91N crosses Ohio River to Rte. 1 at Cave in Rock, IL; daily 6 am–10 pm; free.

Museums and Galleries

Ben E Clement Mineral Museum, 205 N Walker St.; 40,000+ minerals, mining equipment; Wed.–Sat. 10–3; $5. Crittenden County Historical Museum, 124 E Bellville St.; 1880s log cabin; Apr.–Oct., Wed.–Sat. 10–3; free.

Golf and Tennis

Marion Country Club, 651 S Blackburn St., 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events Back Roads Festival, Apr. Crittenden County Fair, last week in July. Pumpkin Festival, Oct.

Dining

Front Porch Restaurant, 914 S Main St. The Heritage, 651 Blackburn St. Just-A-Burg’r, 305 N Main St. Marion Café, 102 S Main St. Marion Pit Bar-B-Que, 728 S Main St. Main Street Italian Restaurant, 108 S Main St. Familiar Food: DQ, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Grace House B&B, 320 Sturgis Rd., 4 units. Honeysuckle Cottage, 4002 US 60E, 1 unit. Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast, 124 E Depot St., 6 units. Marion Inn, 2362 US 641S, 7 units. Royal Inn and Suites, 225 Sturgis Rd., 19 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bowtanicals Florist and Gifts, 202 S Main St. Hodge’s Sports and Apparel, 219 Sturgis Rd. Mystic Waters and Gardens, 4002 US 60E. Smithland Pool, Ohio River, ramp, fishing. Something To Talk About, 218 S Main St.

Camping and RV Parks

Riverview Park, 4100 KY 387; 7 sites, ramp.

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Parks and Recreation H Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

On US 62/641 south of Gilbertsville off I-24; Open year-round. 1,351 acres, 4,000' paved, lighted airstrip. Courtesy car available. www.parks.ky.gov; 270.362.4271; 800.325.0146,

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Los Tres Amigos, 4560 US 62, Calvert City. Mama D’s, 3885 US 62, Calvert City. Smokie’s Restaurant, 1310 SE 5th Ave., Calvert City. Taylor’s Restaurant, 2261 US 62, Gilbertsville. Twistin 50s Café, 3924 US 62, Calvert City. Willow Pond Southern Catfish, I-24 exit 27, Calvert City. Familiar Food: I-24 exit 27, Calvert City: Arby’s, China Wall, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Godfather’s Pizza, KFC, McDonald’s, O’Deli’s, Subway, Waffle House.

Lodging

Bel Air Motel, US 641, Gilbertsville; 18 units. Cinderella Motel, 65 Park St., Gilbertsville; 10 units. Cloverleaf Inn, 2237 US 62, Gilbertsville; 22 units. Days Inn, 75 Campbell Dr., Calvert City; 69 units. Gingerwood Lodges, 6708 US 641N, Gilbertsville; 10 units. Inn by the Lake, I-24 exit 27, Gilbertsville; 75 units,  Ken-Bar Lodge, 7711 US 641N, Gilbertsville; 80 units,  Kentucky Dam Motel, 4020 US 62, Calvert City; 15 units. Magnolia Manor Resort, 422 Moors Rd., Gilbertsville; 8 units. Moors Resort, 570 Moors Rd. Super 8, I-24 exit 27, Calvert City; 72 units. Wildflowers Farm B&B, 348 New Hope Rd., Calvert City; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Calvert Drive-In Theatre, 111 Drive-In Ln. Kentucky Lake Outdoor World, 163 Kennedy Ave., Calvert City. Maggie’s Jungle Golf, 7301 US 641N, Gilbertsville. Martha’s Strawberry Fields Antiques and Collectibles, 6383 US 641N, Gilbertsville. Twin Lakes Antique Mall, 6953 US 641N, Gilbertsville.

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Camping and RV Parks

Cypress Lakes RV Park, I-24 exit 27, Calvert City; 153 sites. Kentucky Lake Resort & RV Park, 59 Kentucky Lake Resort Rd., Gilbertsville; 18 units, 30 sites. KOA Kentucky Lake / I-24/Paducah, US 62, Calvert City; 75 sites. Lazy Daz RV Park, 4237 Gilbertsville Hwy., Calvert City; 38 sites.

Benton

Population 4,349 • Marshall County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway, US 641, US 68 west of Kentucky Lake. t Kentucky Lake CVB, 93 Carroll Rd.; 800.467.7145; 270.527.3128.

Museums and Galleries

Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden And Toyland Museum Roadside Attraction, 9351 US 68W.

Parks and Recreation

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, 91 US 641N; 9,000 acres in Marshall, McCracken and Graves Counties providing habitat for conservation and protection of wildlife.

Golf and Tennis

Benton Golf & Country Club, 1830 Golf Course Rd.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Benton Tater Day, 1st weekend in Apr. & following Mon. Crappie USA Fishing Tournament, Apr. Marshall County Fair, 1st week in June. Pisgah Bay Drag Boat Races, June–Aug. Watermelon Bust, Marshall County High School, 1st Sat. in Aug.

Dining

4 Little Pigs Bar-B-Que, 100 Beachwood Ln. Aurora Barbeque, 15927 US 68E. Belew’s Dairy Bar, 1446 Union Ridge Rd. Benton Drive-In, 1505 Main St. Cactus Jacks, 109 Carroll Dr. Catfish Kitchen, US 641N. Fast Eddie’s II, 8492 US 68E. Habanero Mexican Grill, 244 US 68E. Hutchen’s B-B-Q, 601 N Main St. Los Portales Restaurant, 84 Commerce Blvd. Majestic Pizza and Steak House, 244 US 68E. Marquita’s Place, 11728 US 68E. Parcell’s Deli and Grille, Draffenville Plaza. Familiar Food: Benton: Burger King, DQ, Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Subway, Waffle House, Wendy’s; Draffenville: Arby’s, DQ, Domino’s, Hardee’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Ponderosa, Subway.

Lodging

Benton Inn, 806 Main St.; 22 units. Big Bear Resort, I-24 exit 25A. Cedar Knob Resort, 1434 Cedar Knob Rd.; 7 units. Comfort Inn, I-24 exit 25A; 55 units. Dinner Bell Cottages, US 68; 5 units,  Hester’s Resort and Marina, 350 Hesters Rd.; 11 units.

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972 King Creek Rd., I-24, exit 25. Lakeside resort with calm water off the main lake.8 waterfront cottages, 50 campsites, camp store, shower house, playground, 2 free paddle boats & rowboat. Full-serive marina, dock & boat rentals. www.fishinkentucky.com; 270.493.0076. Lakewood Resort, US 68E; 100 sites. Malcolm Creek Resort & Marina, US 68 to KY 58E, on Kentucky Lake. Seven Creeks B&B, 3332 Brewers Hwy.; 2 units. Shawnee Bay Resort, 1297 Shawnee Bay Rd.; 13 units. Sportsman’s Lodge, Campground & Marina, 12710 US 68E. Town and Country Resort, 1425 Gardner Rd.; 32 units. Whispering Oaks on Kentucky Lake, Big Bear Hwy.; 11 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Antiques Et Cetera, 1026 Main St. Fisherman’s Headquarters, 2754 US 641N. Forgotten Past, 3390 US 68E. Hodge Podge, 94 Main St. Kentucky Opry Show, US 641, Draffenville. La Belle Maison, 809 Poplar St. Shop-O-Rama, 112 US 68E, Draffenville. Sydney’s Gifts, 1504 Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Lakeside Campground and Marina, 12363 US 68E, on scenic Jonathan Creek. Town and Country Marina, 1426 Gardner Rd.

Camping and RV Parks

Birmingham Point RV Park, 5295 Barge Island Rd.; 15 sites. Lakeside Camping Resort, 12363 US 68E.

Aurora

• • Marshall County CST/CDT Dry US 68 at KY 80, 8 miles east of Hardin, in the Jonathan Creek Embayment area; access point for Land Between the Lakes. t Jonathan-Aurora Action Committee, 16191 US 68E.

Points of Interest

Silvertrail Distillery, 136 Palestine Rd.

Parks and Recreation HKenlake State Resort Park

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Kentucky Lake Bluegrass Festival Hot August Blues Festival, Aug. Aurora Country Festival, Aurora Community Park, Oct.

Dining

Brass Lantern Restaurant, 16593 US 68E. Four Seasons Restaurant, 4264 US 641, Hardin. Kaylee’s Farmhouse Restaurant, 15649 US 68E.

Lodging HAurora’s Kentucky Lake Cottages

16918 US 68 E; .5 miles from Kentucky Lake, LBL. Large fully furnished 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages, motel rooms and mobile homes. Excellent for groups and reunions. Pool, games, pavillion, grills. Rates range from $49–$152. Reservations www.KYLakeCottages.com. 270.474.8000. Crow’s Nest, 91 Jolly Roger Dr.; 1 unit. Early American Motel, 16749 US 68E; 20 units. Fin ‘n Feather Lodge, 16695 US 68E; 12 units. Lakeland Resort, 16410 US 68E; 25 units. Tall Oaks Bay, 93 Honeybee Ln., Hardin; 1 unit.

Shopping and Entertainment

Baits-N-More, 15663 US 68E. Hitching Post and Old Country Store, 16474 US 68E. Silver Trail Distillery, US 68.

Boating and Lakes

Kenlake Marina, Kenlake State Resort Park, US 68/KY 80, 

Camping and RV Parks

Aurora Oaks RV Resort & Campground, US 68, 60 sites.

Murray

Population 17,741 • Calloway County (Seat/ Dry) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1822; US 641, KY 94. Named friendliest small town in America by Rand McNally & USA Today. Birthplace of Nathan B. Stubblefield who was the 1st to demonstrate the principles of radio in Murray in 1892. t Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau, 201 S 4th St.; 270.759.2199; 800.651.1603.  Kyle-Oakley Airport, KY 783, 5 miles NW; general aviation. 6,200' runway.

Educational Institutions

Murray State University, Chestnut St., 15 miles west of Kentucky Lake on KY 94; established 1923; enrolls 10,200.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Playhouse In The Park, Gil Hopson Dr.; community theatre housed in 1907 train depot.

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Points of Interest

William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center, 2101 College Farm Rd., 23,000 square foot indoor arena; rodeos, horse/livestock shows/sales, tractor/truck pulls, motocross.

Museums and Galleries

Wrather West Kentucky Museum, Murray State University; social, cultural, economic history of western Kentucky/Jackson Purchase; Mon.–Fri. 8:30–4, Sat. 10–1.

Golf and Tennis

Miller Memorial Golf Course, KY 280; 18 holes. Oaks Country Club, 363 Oaks Country Club Rd.; 18 holes, Sullivan’s Par 3 Golf & Sports Center, 1647 N 16th St.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Murray/Calloway County Fair, June 11–16. Freedom Fest, July 4. Ice Cream Festival, Court Sq., Sept 9–10. Hazel Celebration, Hazel, 1st Sat. in Oct.

Dining

August Moon, 1550 Lowe’s Dr. Big Apple Café, 1005 Arcadia Cir. Blue & White Grill, 318 Main St., Hazel. HRH Dumplin’s, 305 S 12th St. Jasmine, 506 N 12th St. Mugsy's Hideout, 410 Main St. Sirloin Stockade Family Steak House, 932 S 12th St. Tom’s Grille, 1501 N 12th St. Wild Mountain Bakery, 412 Main St. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Cookout, Cracker Barrel, Culver’s, DQ, Domino’s, Fazoli's, Hardee’s, Huddle House, KFC, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Qdoba, Shogun, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco John’s, Tumbleweed, Wendy’s.

Lodging

America's Best Value Inn, 517 S 12th St.; 41 units. Best Western University Inn, 1503 N 12th St.; 72 units. Hampton Inn, 1415 Lowes Dr.; 72 units. Holiday Inn Express, 1504 N 12th St.; 64 units. Murray Plaza Lodge, 506 S 12th St.; 35 units. Paradise Resort, KY 972; 17 units. Quality Inn, 1210 N 12th St.; 58 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Carey's Boutique, 1304 Chestnut St. Cheri Theater, 1008 Chestnut St. Gate 28, 310 N 12th St. Hazel Antiques, Main St., Hazel. New Life Christian Book Store, 100 S 5th St. Red Bug Yarn and Gifts, 102 S 6th St. Ribbon Chix, 414 S 12th St. Vintage Rose Emporium, 1203B Chestnut St.

Boating and Lakes

Water's Edge Marina, 274 Tacklebox Ln. Sugar Creek Bay Marina, 159 Resort Rd.

Camping and RV Parks

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• • Calloway County CST/CDT Dry KY 121 near Cypress Creek Bay, Kentucky Lake, on KentuckyTennessee state line. t Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau, 201 S 4th St., Murray; 270.759.2199; 800.651.1603.

Historic Sites Fort Heiman, Ft. Heiman Rd., off KY 121. 150 acre

site of 1862 Confederate fort. Part of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Under development; NRHP. www.nps.gov/fodo.

Lodging

Belle's Country Cottages, 9 Lakeview Cabins Dr.; 3 units. Cypress Springs Resort and Restaurant, Off KY 121, 15 miles south of Murray, 2740 Cypress Trl. 

Boating and Lakes

Lakeview Marina and Cottages, 165 Lakeview Cabins Dr.; 7 units, 21 sites.

Camping and RV Parks

Lakeview RV Resort, 94 Lakeview Cabins Dr.; 81 sites. Missing Hill Resort and Campground, 234 Dockway Ln.; 7 units, 45 sites.

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Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild Gallery, 10 yearly exhibits; Tues.– Fri. 10–4:30, Sat. 10–1; free. Western Kentucky Museum, includes displays relating to the tobacco and early industries.

Parks and Recreation

Kaler Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, 408 and Tim Owen Rd., 8 miles NE of Mayfield; 1,843 acres; KDFWR, 

Golf and Tennis

Mayfield Graves Country Club, 1301 W Broadway; 18 holes, Scott Thompson Tennis Center, Housman St.; 6 courts. South Highland Country Club, 3313 KY 303, 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Music Fest, Courthouse Sq., Sat. evenings in June & July. Glory Days, July. Fancy Farm Picnic, St. Jerome Catholic Church, KY 80W, Fancy Farm, 1st Sat. in Aug. Gourd Patch Festival, Mayfield Ice House, 3rd Sat. in Sept.

Dining

Carr's Steakhouse, 213 W Broadway. Catfish Corner, 1930 KY 58E. Chow 45, 1102 KY 45N. Majestic Family Restaurant, 700 S 6th St. Sedalia Restaurant, 5593 KY 97, Sedalia. Southern Red's, 5085 KY 94, Water Valley. Wilma’s Kountry Kitchen, 113 N 12th St. Familiar Food: Applebee's, Arby's, Burger King, Captain D's, DQ, Domino's, Hardee's, Huddle House, KFC, McDonald's, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Snappy Tomato, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco John's, Wendy's.

Lodging

CliAl Lodge, 8868 KY 131; 1 unit. The Grand Home, 200 W Farthing St.; 4 units. Lodge at Emerald Waters, 371 Straight Church Rd.; 8 units. Southern Comfort Suites, 2376 KY 45N; 12 units. Super 8, KY 121N; 47 units. Wingfield Inn, 70 units.

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Population 10,024 • GravesCounty(Seat/Dry) • CST/CDT • Moist Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway, US 45, KY 80. t Mayfield Tourism Commission, P.O. Box 111; 270.247.6106.  Mayfield-Graves County Airport, KY 58E; general aviation; 5,000 foot runway.

Backyard Fabrics, 421 KY 893. Grandpa's Attic, 2860 Hwy. 121. Henson Broom Shop & General Store, 1060 KY 348 E, Symsonia. Katie J’s, 505 S 6th St. Mayberry Antique Mall, 114 W Broadway.

Points of Interest

Edana Locus, 201 E College St. Mayfield Ice House, 120 N 8th St. Wooldridge Monuments, US 45N and E Lockridge St.; 18 life-size statues of people and animals designed by and erected around the tomb of Henry G. Wooldridge in 1899.

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Pear Tree Mall, 728 E Broadway. Princess Theaters, 1102 Paris Rd. Sissy & Me Too, 408 S 6th St. Urban Artsy, 403 S 6th St. Vintage Depot, 119 W Broadway.

Clinton/COLUMBUS

Population 1,388 • Hickman County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1831. US 51 and KY 58, 9 miles east of ColumbusBelmont State Park and Mississippi River. t Clinton/Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 152, Clinton; 270.653.4369. t KY Great River Region Organization, PO Box 275, Clinton; www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org; 270.705.0506.

Points of Interest HKY Great River Road National Scenic Byway

Come see Kentucky’s Mississippi River Corridor, Adventure from Horses to ATV trail riding, Hike and Canoe, Explore Kentucky’s Civil War Heritage Trail, the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, the Blueway ToT Route, and camp at ColumbusBelmont State Park! Discover lifestyle of prehistoric mound building Native Americans from 1100 A.D. at Wickliffe Mounds. www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org; KyGreatRiverRoad@gmail.com. [See ad page 85 & front cover]

Museums and Galleries

Hickman County Museum, 221 E Clay St.; Wed., Sat. 1–4; $1. Hickman County Historical and Genealogical House, 101 Clay St.; Wed., Sat.

Parks and Recreation HColumbus-Belmont State Park

West of Clinton on KY 123 and US 58 on the Mississippi River at Columbus; 160 acres on bluff overlooking the river. Civil War site occupied by Confederate and Union forces; A National Trail of Tears site, a scenic byway, and on the KY Heritage Trail. Park Features: huge anchor and chain that were strung across river to stop Union, 7,500 pound cannon; mini-golf, picnic shelter, playground, snack bar, gift shop, hiking trails,conference center (by reservation). Museum with Civil War, local artifacts and exhibits; May–Sept daily, weekends in Sept after Labor Day; admission. Camping: 38 sites year-round (reservations available). Special Park Events: •Camper Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Civil War Days Reenactment, 2nd weekend in Oct. •Un-BOO-lievable Weekend, Oct.

Golf and Tennis

Oak Hill Recreation Association, 1125 US 51N, 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events Spring Chicken Festival, Apr. Hickman County Fair, last week in July.

Dining

Kountry Café, 105 N Washington St. Nicky’s B-B-Q, 3243 US 51N. Pizza Pro, 162 Kimbro Ln. Ruby Faye’s Bar-B-Que, 155 US 51S.

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Lodging

Cabin at Bellewoode, 928 KY 2206; 1 unit. Iron Banks Lodge, 11217 State Rt 58W, Columbus.

Fulton

Population 2,445 • Fulton County • CST/CDT • Wet US 45, US 51, Julian M. Carroll Parkway, Tennessee state line. t Fulton Tourism Commission, PO Box 1516; 42041. 270.472.9000. t KY Great River Region Organization, PO Box 275, Clinton; www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org. 270.705.0506.  Fulton Airport, 1697 KY 2149; general aviation.

Points of Interest

KY Great River Road, US 51, KY 58, 123 and 239; 3,000-mile scenic route along the Mississippi; passes through 4 counties.

Festivals and Special Events Fulton Banana Festival, Sept. Christmas Cards in the Park, Nov–Dec.

Dining

Keg Bar and Grill, 444 Lake St. La Cabana, 200 Lake St. Smoke House Restaurant, 906 Redbud Ln. Familiar Food: Domino’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Kingsway Motel, 806 W Highland Dr., 23 units. Oaklawn Cottage B&B, 794 Clark Rd., 1 unit.

Hickman

Population 2,395 • Fulton County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1837; KY 94, 18 miles west of I-69 on the Mississippi River. t Hickman Recreation, Tourism and Convention Commission, 1812 S 7th St.; 270.236.9335. t KY Great River Region Organization, PO Box 275, Clinton; www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org; 270.705.0506.

Points of Interest

Carnegie Library Museum & Visitors Center, 808 Moscow Ave.; Sits on the bluff at the confluence of the Mississippi River & Bayou de Chien. NRHP. Dorena-Hickman Ferry, off KY 94; crosses the Mississippi River from Hickman to Dorena, Missouri, daily except Christmas; summer 7–6:30, winter 7–5:30; fare $14–$28. KY Great River Road, US 51, KY 58, 123 and 239; 3,000-mile scenic route along the Mississippi; passes through 4 counties.

Museums & Galleries HMuseums of KY Great River Road

Discover your roots at genealogical offices, historical museums showcasing social conditions and other details of time-periods from the past, a veteran museum for military branches, a Civil War Museum, and a museum prehistoric mound building of Native Americans. www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org/Museums; KyGreatRiverRoad@gmail.com.

Parks and Recreation

Memorial Park, 808 Moscow Ave., Magnolia Bluff pavilion overlook, Veterans Memorial Monument and chapel.


Golf and Tennis

Kentucky’s Western Waterland WESTERN REGION

Hickman Country Club, Hickman Country Club, 2779 KY 125; 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events Hickman Pecan Festival, Sept.

Dining

Broadway Pizza, 111 Broadway. Hub’s Restaurant, 1802 S 7th St. Little General, 1900 S 7th St.

Shopping and Entertainment

Black’s Pecan, 1302 Moscow Ave. Kentucky Kernel Pecans, 606 Moscow Ave.

Boating and Lakes

Reelfoot Lake, 70 square miles, 18,000-acre lake at KentuckyTennessee border created by 7 earthquakes in 1811–12, the largest ever recorded in North America, during which the Mississippi River ran backwards and formed the lake; popular for flatboat fishing. Madrid Bend, land totally separated from Kentucky by the Mississippi horseshoe bend; highway access through Tennessee only.

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Lower Town Arts District, 3rd to 9th Sts., Jefferson St. to Park Ave.; historic neighborhood and working artist community famous for award-winning artist relocation program. Paducah City Hall, 300 S 5th St. (1964); designed by Edward Durell Stone (1902–78); Mon.–Fri. 8–4:30. Paducah McCracken County Convention & Expo Center, 415 Park St.; 61,000 square feet overall; nearly 40,000 square feet of exhibit space. Paducah International Raceway, 4445 Shemwell Ln. Paducah School of Art & Design, 919 Madison. Players Bluegrass Downs, I-24 exit 4. Live harness racing June–July. Simulcasting year-round. Steam Locomotive No. 1518, Kentucky and S Water Sts. The last “Iron Horse” owned by the Illinois Central Railroad.

Museums and Galleries

Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, 631 Kentucky Ave.; highlights of western Kentucky’s role in Civil War in 1852 home of General Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, Apr.–Nov. Tues.–Sat. Noon–4; $5, $1 ages 6–12.

HTHE national Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson St. Over 13,000 square feet of rotating exhibits featuring quilts and fiber art. Stained glass art, wooden quilt, award-winning gift shop and more! Open year-round Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Mar.–Nov. Sun.1–5; admission $11. www.quiltmuseum.org; 270.442.8856. Paducah Railroad Museum, 200 Washington St.; railroad equipment/memorabilia; Wed.–Fri. 12–4, Sat. 10–4; $5, open Mar.–Dec., $2 ages 12 and under.

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Population 25,024 • McCracken County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1827; I-24 (Henry Ward Highway), US 45, US 60 and US 62, on the Ohio River; north of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes; trading center of the Purchase area.

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Find Your Inspiration in Paducah Connect with your creativity in Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City and home to the National Quilt Museum. Plan your next getaway at Paducah.travel—and be creative!

Visitors Bureau

128 Broadway, An UNESCO Creative City. This historic river town offers an authentic cultural experience for visitors from around the globe! www.paducah.travel; info@paducah.travel; 800.PADUCAH; 270.443.8783. [See ad this page] t Whitehaven Welcome Center, Kentucky Welcome Center, I-24 exit 7 in Paducah; Staffed Mon.–Sat. 8–4:30; 270.554.2077; 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com.  Barkley Regional Airport, 2901 Fisher Rd. and US 60, 5 miles west; commercial airport; 1 airline; 6,500' and 5,500' runways.

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Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. Maiden Alley Oktoberfest, Oct. River’s Edge International Film Festival, Nov.

Paducah, Kentucky April 20–23, 2016 For more information, visit us at QuiltWeek.com

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HRiver Discovery Center

117 S Water St.; Interactive exhibits tell the story of the Four Rivers Region, 15-minute film, pilothouse simulator. Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5,Apr.–Nov. Sun. 1–5.Admission $8, seniors $7, ages 3–12 $5. Gift shop. www.riverdiscoverycenter.org; 270.575.9958. William Clark Market House Museum, 121 S 2nd St., Market House Square; complete 1870s drugstore, Civil War exhibits; Mar. 1st–Dec. 20, Mon.–Sat. Noon–4; $4.

HYeiser Art Center

200 Broadway; Rotating exhibits spotlight regional and diverse art forms and international artists. Tues.–Sat. 10–5; www.theyeiser.org; 270.442.2453.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave.;regional performing arts. Clemens Fine Art Center, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr. Market House Theatre, 132 Market House Sq.

Parks and Recreation

Noble Park, Park Ave. Greenway Trail, 147 Stuart Nelson Park Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Golf Complex, 5980 US 60W, driving range. Midtown Golf Course, 12th and Adams Sts.; 9 holes. Noble Park, Park Ave.; 6 lighted courts,  Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center, 5705 Old US 60W; 6 indoor courts. Paxton Park Golf Course, 841 Berger Rd.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

HAmerican Quilter’s Society Quilt Week

See quilting in a whole new way at AQS QuiltWeek® Paducah. Enjoy four days of stunning quilts, workshops, vendors, and special events; Apr. 20–23, Wed.–Fri. 9–6, Sat. 9–5. Visit quiltweek.com or call 270.898.7903 for more information. [See ad this page & page 9]

Dogwood Trail Celebration, Apr. Lower Town Arts & Music Festival, LowerTown, May. Bluegrass Downs Live Harness Racing, June–July. McCracken County Fair, June. Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration, Aug. Paducah 48 Hour Film Project, Aug. Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show, Carson Park, Sept. Barbecue on the River, Sept. 88 • www.kytravel.com

Backwoods BBQ, I-24 exit 4. Cynthia’s Ristorante, 125 S 2nd St. Doe’s Eat Place, 136 Broadway. Flamingo Row, 2640 Perkins Creek Rd. Freight House, 330 S 3rd St. Italian Grill on Broadway, 314 Broadway. Kirchhoff’s Bakery and Deli, 118 Market House Sq. Max’s Brick Oven Café, 112 Market House Sq. Ristorante Di Fratelli, 211 Broadway. Shandies, 202 Broadway. Starnes Bar-B-Q, 1008 Joe Clifton Dr. Familiar Food: I-24 exit 4: Applebee’s, Bob Evans, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Logan’s, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Pizza Hut, Rafferty’s, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Steak N Shake, TGI Friday’s; I-24 exit 7: Arby’s, Burger King, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

1857 B&B, 127 Market House Sq.; 2 units. America’s Best Value Inn, I-24 exit 3; 41 units. Candlewood Suites, 3940 Coleman Crossing Cir.; 85 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-24 exit 4; 60 units. Courtyard by Marriott, I-24 exit 4; 100 units. Days Inn, I-24 exit 4; 122 units. Drury Inn, I-24 exit 4; 117 units. Drury Suites, I-24 exit 4; 142 units. Fairfield Inn, I-24 exit 4; 82 units. Fox Briar Inn at Riverplace, 100–116 Broadway; 10 units. Hampton Inn, I-24 exit 4; 108 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-24 exit 4; 77 units. LaQuinta Inn & Suites, I-24 exit 4; 77 units. Paducah Harbor Plaza, 201 Broadway; 4 units. Pinecone Retreat, 421 N 7th St.; 1 unit. Quality Inn & Suites, I-24 exit 4; 59 units. Residence Inn, I-24 exit 4; 74 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bricolage Art Collective, 107 Market House Sq. Dry Ground Brewing Company, 3121 Broadway. Gander Mountain, 3240 James Sanders Blvd. Hancock's of Paducah, 3841 Hinkleville Rd. Hooper’s Outdoor Center, 219 Broadway. Kentucky Oaks Mall, I-24 exit 4. Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Aly. Paducah Beer Werks, 301 N 4th St. Paducah Distilled Spirits (The Moonshine Company), 407 Jefferson St. Paper Pieces, 502 N 5th St. Purple Toad Winery, 4275 US 45S. Quilt In A Day, 119 N 4th Street.

Camping and RV Parks

Duck Creek RV Park, I-24 exit 11, 80 sites. Fern Lake Campground, I-24 exit 3, 70 sites. Victory RV Park and Campground, I-24 exit 11, 39 sites.


Kentucky’s Western Waterland WESTERN REGION

Bardwell/Arlington

Population 723 • Carlisle County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry US 62, 20 miles west of Paducah, US 51/62 9 miles south of Wickliffe. t Carlisle County Tourism, PO Box 279, Bardwell; 270.628.5451. t KY Great River Region Organization, PO Box 275, Clinton; www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org; 270.705.0506.

Points of Interest

KY Great River Road, US 51, KY 58, 123 and 239; 3,000-mile scenic route along the Mississippi; passes through 4 counties.

HMississippi River Trails of KY

Chase Adventure on the Mississippi River Trails of KY found in the KY Great River Road Region. Over 20 miles of ATV permitted trails in Carlisle County on river roads with amazing views of the Mighty Mississippi River. Bring your canoe to explore the riverbanks of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and many wildlife lakes and streams. www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org/ATVtrails; KyGreatRiverRoad@gmail.com.

Parks and Recreation

Doug Travis Wildlife Management Area, KY 123, Berkley, 7 miles south of Bardwell. 4,141 acres; bottom land, hardwood forest, cypress sloughs, moist-soil units, crop land; fishing, hunting, KDFWR. Grogan’s Paylakes, 1436 KY 80E, Arlington.

Camping and RV Parks

Indian Camp Campground, 849 CR 1217, Arlington.

Golf and Tennis

Dogwood Hills Golf Club, 6805 US 62, Cunningham; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

ATV, Jeep, 4x4 Poker Runs, Apr.–Oct. Carlisle County Fair, Aug. Carlisle Fest & Monster Cat Fish Tournament, Oct.

Dining

51 Grill, 464 US 51N. Hardware Café, 7647 US-62, Cunningham. Prince Pit BBQ, 100 Elm St.

Wickliffe/Barlow/Kevil/ LAcenter

Population 688 • Ballard County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry US 51/US 62 and US 60, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers; Ballard County is on the Mississippi Flyway and is famous for its excellent goose hunting. t Ballard County Tourism Center, 547 W Kentucky Dr., La Center; 270.665.8277. t KY Great River Region Organization, PO Box 275, Clinton; www.KyGreatRiverRoad.org; 270.705.0506.

Points of Interest

Ft Jefferson Hill Welcome Center & Memorial Cross, US 51S, Wickliffe. 95 foot croos on the site of George Rogers Clark's last outpost at the confluence of the Mississippi & Ohio Rivers. KY Great River Road, US 51, KY 58, 123 and 239; 3,000-mile scenic route along the Mississippi; passes through 4 counties.

KY Veteran & Patriot Museum, 635 Phillips Dr., Wickliffe.

Historic Sites HWickliffe Mounds State HISTORIC Site

28 miles west of Paducah, 94 Green St.; Wickliffe; site of prehistoric Mississippian mound culture. Park Features: Museum displaying excavation and artifacts. Welcome Center, gift shop, trails, picnic area; open Apr.–Oct. Wed.–Sun. open 9–5.

Museums and Galleries

Barlow House Museum, US 60W, Barlow.Turn of the century country Victorian house, circa 1903. Fully furnished with family furnishings and memorabilia. Mon., Fri. and 2nd & 4th Sun. 1–4. $3.

Parks and Recreation

Ballard Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife Lodge Rd., 30 miles west of Paducah, 15 miles north of Barlow (US 60 to La Center, 6 miles north on KY 358, left on KY 1105 through Bandana, right on KY 473); 8,024 acres on the Ohio River. Drake Lake Archery Range, 8225 Conway Rd., Kevil. Waldon Hunting Lodge, 779 Colvin Lake Rd., Kevil. Westvaco Wildlife Management Area, south on KY 123, west on CR 1313.

Golf and Tennis

Ballard County Country Club, KY 802, LaCenter, 18 holes, Silos Golf & Country Club, 11435 KY 286S, Kevil, 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events Bandana Day, Apr. Ballard County Fair, La Center, July. Barlow Day, Barlow, Sept. Wickliffe Harvest Festival, Sept. La Center Day, La Center, Oct.

Dining

Betty’s, 362 Broadway, Barlow. Blue Grass Restaurant, 143 W Kentucky Dr., La Center. Hillbilly Café, 461 Court St. Leigh’s Barbecue, 9405 US 60W, Kevil. The Wagon Wheel, 218 Green St.

Lodging

Hillbilly Ridge B&B, 320 Martin Rd.; 3 units. Grassy Lake Lodge, 2957 Barlow Rd. La Center Motel, 474 W Kentucky Dr., La Center; 28 units. Wickliffe Motel, 520 N 4th St.; 18 units.

Shopping and Entertainment Indian Hills Trading Post, 101 Green St.

HBoutique Shopping Trail

Travel the Boutique Shopping Trail meandering between 4-adjoining counties of Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle and Ballard in the KY Great River Road Region. Home to more than 13 unique shoppes providing the fashion assured effortless style of Shop Small and Shop Local. www.KYGreatRiverRoad.org/BoutiquesandGifts; KyGreatRiverRoad@gmail.com. www.kytravel.com • 89


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Kentucky's mountains offer scenery and an Appalachian cultural heritage which give this region a character all its own. Daniel Boone National Forest carves a path through 21 Kentucky counties and includes the Red River Gorge National Geological Area and many lakes. Outdoor adventure opportunities abound with eight state parks providing additional recreation facilities.

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Ashland.............................................95 Greenup.. ...........................................96 Russell.......................................................97 Grayson.............................................97 Olive Hill............................................98 Louisa. . ..............................................99 Sandy Hook........................................99

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Paintsville. . .......................................100 Prestonsburg....................................101 Inez. . ...............................................102 Salyersville.......................................103

Pikeville/Breaks

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Red River Gorge

Slade....................................... 105 Stanton/Clay City....................... 105 Campton.................................. 106 Beattyville................................ 106 Booneville................................ 107 Irvine. . ..................................... 107 Jackson. . .................................. 108

Hazard/Buckhorn Lake

Hazard..................................... 108 Hindman.. ................................ 109 Hyden.. .................................... 110 Whitesburg.. ............................. 110

Daniel Boone Country

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, just south of Middlesboro, and Breaks Interstate Park, shared by Kentucky and Virginia, are found in this region. There are also eight state parks, including Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, home of the only "Moonbow" in the western hemisphere, and plenty of outdoor adventure.

Middlesboro/ Cumberland Gap

Middlesboro............................. 111 Pineville. . ................................. 111 Cumberland/Benham/Lynch........ 112 Harlan..................................... 113

Corbin/Cumberland Falls/Williamsburg

Corbin..................................... 114 Williamsburg............................ 115 Barbourville. . ............................ 116

London/Laurel Lake

London.................................... 117 Manchester.. ............................. 118 McKee..................................... 118 Renfro Valley/Mt. Vernon............. 119

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Population 6,845 • Rowan County (Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1856. US 60, I-64; northernmost city in Daniel Boone National Forest, northeast of Cave Run Lake. Official KY Trail Town.

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Outdoor adventures await in Morehead, KY! Morehead is the place to go for outdoor adventures, featuring both Cave Run Lake and the Sheltowee Trace NRT. Adventures await on the water and trails—start planning today at www.moreheadtourism.com. Call 606.780.4342. Stop by 111 E 1st St.

 Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A. Thomas Regional Airport, 1000 Kissick Rd., Farmers; 5,500' runway;general aviation.

Educational Institutions

Cora Wilson Stewart Moonlight Museum, Morehead State University; Appalachian nighttime reading and writing class building example. 102 W 1st St.; Kentucky’s only folk art museum. Visit the museum store. Open Mon.–Sat. 9–5. Free admission. www.kyfolkart.org; 606.783.2204. [See ad this page]

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Morehead State University, 150 University Blvd. Established 1887; 500-acre campus; enrolls 9,300.

Festivals and Special Events

Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Twin Knobs Campground; Sept. Morehead Arts and Eats Festival, Main St.; Sept. Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Poppy Mountain; Sept. Hometown Holiday, downtown; Dec.

Dining

All Seasons Café, 134 E Main St. Artsy Tartsy, 170 E Main St. The Bakery on Main, 178 E Main St. Cici's Pizza, 352 Kroger Ctr. China Café, 228 W Main St. China Star, 1340 Flemingsburg Rd. Cracker Barrel, 1698 Flemingsburg Rd. Don Senor, 140 Toms Dr. Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop, 159 E Main St. Hibachi Express, 408 Flemingsburg Rd. La Finca Mexican Restaurant, 234 E Main St. Melini Cucina Ristorante, 608 E Main St. Mi Monterrey, 212 Morehead Plz. Pasquale's, 182 E Main St. Pop's Southern Style BBQ, 110 KY Hwy. 801 S. Reno’s Roadhouse, 240 Kroger Ctr. Root-a-Bakers, 313 Flemingsburg Rd. Yamato Steak House, 125 Flemingsburg Rd. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Hardee’s, Huddle House, Jimmy John’s, KFC, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Cave Run Cabins, 46 Carey Cemetery Rd.; 9 units. Cave Run Lodging, 1190 KY 801S; 9 units. Comfort Inn and Suites, I-64 exit 133; 65 units. Days Inn, I-64 exit 137; 48 units. Hampton Inn, I-64 exit 137; 64 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-64 exit 137; 50 units. Mountain Lodge, I-64 exit 137; 28 units. Red Roof Inn, I-64 exit 137; 45 units. Super 8, I-64 exit 137; 56 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

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Morehead Cinemas, 200 Newtowne Sq. MSU Bookstore, 100 University Blvd. Old School House Antique and Craft Mall, 82 Old US 60.

Boating and Lakes

Cave Run Lake, I-64 exit 123, east on US 60, south on KY 211; 8,270-acre lake within the Daniel Boone National Forest extending into 4 counties. Cave Run Marinas Longbow Marina, KY 1274.

Camping and RV Parks

Poppy Mountain Campground, 3715 US 60E, 1,000 sites. US Forest Service Campsites on Cave Run Lake, KY 801, south of US 60: Claylick Boat-In Campground, (access by boat only); Twin Knobs Group Use Area; East Group Use Area; Tent Group Use Area; West Group Use Area (day use only); Twin Knobs Recreation Area.

Mt. Sterling

Population 6,895 • Montgomery County (Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1792; US 60 and US 460, I-64, east of Lexington.

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Home of the Smalltown America Festival, October Court Days, Old Silo Golf Course, Ruth Hunt Candies & Gateway Regional Arts Center. 126 W Main St., Mt. Sterling 40353. www.mtsterlingtourism.com; 866.415.7439. [See ad this

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Points of Interest

Ascension Episcopal Church, 48 W High St.; built 1878; noted for Walnut tracery. Ruth Hunt Candy Factory and Store, 550 N Maysville St. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls, Blue Monday cream candy bars and more!

Museums and Galleries HGateway Regional Arts Center

101 E Main St. Housed in 1883 Gothic church. Your “Doors to the Arts” in Mt. Sterling, featuring an art shop, monthly gallery exhibit, several performance and studio areas. Houses the Contemporary Kenyan Art Collection-a permanent exhibit; Tues.–Fri. 10–5, Sat. 11:30–4:30. www.gatewayregionalartscenter.com; 859.498.6264. Montgomery County History Museum, 36 Broadway. Starting point for downtown walking tours. Tues.–Sat. 10–2.

Golf and Tennis

HOctober Court Days

Kentucky’s oldest festival with handmade crafts, collectibles, tools, clothing, sorghum, a variety of foods & more. A 200+ year old tradition bringing thousands into downtown Mt. Sterling for this annual 4-day event. Oct. 14–17, 2016. www.mtsterlingtourism.com; 866.415.7439. [See ad page 9]

Dining

Berryman’s Tastee Treat, 305 E Main St. El Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, 186 Evans Ave. Indian Creek Restaurant, 1223 Camargo Rd. Melini Cucina Italian Ristorante, 908 Indian Mound Dr. Spoonful of Sugar Café, 18 W Main St. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, DQ, Domino’s, Giovanni’s, Hardee’s, Huddle House, KFC, Krystal, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Budget Inn, I-64 exit 110, 31 units. Days Inn, I-64 exit 110, 94 units. Inn at Mt. Sterling, I-64 exit 110, 61 units. Ramada Limited, I-64 exit 110, 68 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bob’s Music World, 6 W Main St. Boxwood's Home & Gifts, 12 E Main St. Bramble Ridge Apple Orchard, 2726 Osbourne Rd. The Farmer's Wife Bourtique, 11 E High St. Judy Drive-In Theatre, 4078 Maysville Rd. Lighthouse Candles, 28 E Main St. KY Artisan Exchange, 47 Maysville Rd. Ollie's Bargain Outlet, 217 Indian Mound Dr. Oopsie Daisies Women & Children's Clothing, 2 W Main St. Robert’s Antiques, 37 S Maysville St. The Soap Deli, 30 E Main St.

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Sterling Lanes/Tenth Frame Cinema, 930 Camargo Rd. Sterling Thimble Quilt Shop, 5060 Maysville Rd. Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch, 5000 Van Thompson Rd.

Owingsville / Salt Lick

• • Bath County EST/EDT Dry Owingsville: Population 1,530 • County Seat • US 60, 2 miles north of I-64 on KY 36. Salt Lick: Population 303 • US 60, 7 miles east of Owingsville, 10 miles west of Morehead. t Bath County Tourism, www.bathcountytourism.com.

Points of Interest

Bourbon Iron Furnace, KY 36, 2 miles south of Owingsville; 1st iron furnace west of the Alleghenies, built 1793. Clear Creek Furnace, FS 129, 5 miles south of Salt Lick. Bath County monument to 1800s mining days. Owings House, 49 W Main St., Owingsville; Federal style mansion built by the town's namesake, Colonel Thomas Deye Owings; now Owingsville Banking Company.

Parks and Recreation

Coyle Country Stables, US 60, Owingsville. US Forest Service Recreation Areas, take KY 211S 3.5 miles from Salt Lick; Clear Creek Picnic Area & Iron Furnace; Clear Creek Shooting Range; Clear Creek Recreation Area & Pioneer Weapons Hunting Area; White Sulphur ATV Trail.

Golf and Tennis

Carrington Greens, 11980 KY 36E, Salt Lick; 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Bath County Farmers Market, I-64 exit 123, Owingsville, May–Oct., Tues., Fri. and Sat. Owingsville Lions Horse Show, Lions Club Park, Owingsville, July 4th weekend.

Dining

Greene’s Restaurant, 9362 US 60, Salt Lick. Mi Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, 53 Miller Dr., Owingsville. Midland Grocery and Frosty Freeze, 11295 US 60E, Salt Lick. Familiar Food: Owingsville: DQ, McDonald’s, Subway.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bath County Florist, 37 S Court St., Owingsville. Bluegrass Raceway Park, 674 Wells Rd., Owingsville. Debbie’s Music Show House, 8137 US 60, Salt Lick. Hung Up on Country, 8524 US 60E, Salt Lick. Kentucky Market Pavilion, 2914 US 60E. Lighthouse Candles, 341 Cave Run Lake Rd., Salt Lick.

Camping and RV Parks

Cave Run Resort and Stables, 1051 McClain Cemetery Rd., Salt Lick; 30 sites. Outpost RV Park and Campground, 340 Cave Run Lake Rd., Salt Lick; 100 sites. US Forest Service Campsites in Daniel Boone National Forest, south of US 60 via KY 211S from Salt Lick; Clear Creek Campground, fee; White Sulphur Horse Camp, FS 105, fee. US Forest Service Campsites on Cave Run Lake, Zilpo Recreation Area, I-64 exit 123, US 60E, KY 211S, left on Clear Creek Road, left on FS 918 for 9 miles, 172 sites, fee.

Frenchburg

Population 486 • Menifee County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry US 36 and US 460, southeast of Mt. Sterling on US 460, between Cave Run Lake and Red River Gorge. City named for Judge Richard French; county named for Richard H. Menifee who opposed each other for election to Congress in 1837. t Fr e n c h b ur g / M e n i f e e C o un t y C h a m b e r o f Commerce/ Tourism, 46 Back St.; 606.768.9000; www.frenchburgmenifee.org.

Museums and Galleries

Swamp Valley Museum, 7143 US 460, Denniston; 1800s log cabin museum with Hatfield-McCoy memorabilia. Daily 9–5; $2.

Parks and Recreation

Appalachian Zipline, 997 Bluebird Ln. Ben’s Cave Run Riding, 159 Deskins Ln. Broke Leg Falls, US 460, 10 miles east; 60' waterfall. Clifty Wilderness, located in Red River Gorge area, 12,646acre rugged, undeveloped area designated as wilderness by Congress in 1985. Red River Gorge, Mountain Parkway exit 40 at Slade (approximately 50–60 miles southeast of Lexington in Daniel Boone National Forest near Natural Bridge State Resort and Slade); Red River is a National Wild and Scenic River; gorge is 27,000 boulder-strewn acres of woodlands, streams, sandstone cliffs, overlooks, over 150 sandstone arches, waterfalls, rare plant, animal life; NNL.

Festivals and Special Events

Music in the Park, 1st Fri. May–Sept. Menifee Mountain Memories Festival, 1st Fri. in June. Pedals and Blooms Festival, 2nd weekend in June.

Dining

Cornbread Café, 1141 KY 36. Familiar Food: Main St.: Subway.

Lodging

Howard’s Rentals, KY 1274, 1 unit. Mountain Muskie Lodge, KY 1274, 7 units. Pine Tree Rentals, 2038 KY 1274, 2 units.

Boating and Lakes

Longbow Marina, Cave Run Lake, 8020 KY 1274.

Camping and RV Parks

Big Woods Campground, KY 1274. Hess Campground, KY 77.

West Liberty

Population 3,435 • Morgan County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1823; US 460, KY 7 on Licking River, east of Daniel Boone National Forest; 14 miles north of Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, 25 miles south of I-64. t West Liberty Tourism, 565 Main St.; 606.743.3330.  West Liberty Airport, US 460; general aviation.

Points of Interest

Morgan County Community and Recreation Center, 450 Prestonsburg St., in renovated 1935 school building. Old Mill Park, Riverside Dr. on the Licking River; original site of Wells’ grist mill. Wrigley Arch, KY 711, off KY 7, passes through the arch.

Golf and Tennis

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Festivals and Special Events

Bluegrass Music Festival, Old Mill Park, 2nd weekend in July. Morgan County Sorghum Festival, last weekend in Sept.

Dining

Freezer Fresh, 598 Prestonburg St. Lemon Tree, 91 Hwy. KY 191. Familiar Food: McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

Days Inn, 1613 W Main St.; 46 units.

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Population 21,684 • Boyd County (Moist) • EST/EDT • Wet I-64, US 60, on Ohio River; major urban area of eastern Kentucky, historically known as the area where coal meets iron. (Catlettsburg is the Boyd County seat, population 2,231; south on US 23.)

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Throughout the year, Ashland offers a pleasing blend of history, culture, scenic venues, outdoor recreation and annual festivals, guaranteed to provide you with true southern hospitality! For details about attractions around Ashland, call or write the friendly people at the Ashland Area CVB, 1509 Winchester Ave., Ashland 41101; www.visitashlandky.com; 606.329.1007; 800.377.6249. [See ad page 96]

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Historic Sites

Clinton Furnace, US 60 at KY 538; historic iron furnace built 1833 by Poage brothers. Historic Cattlesburg Livestock Yards, Cattlesburg. Cedar Knoll Galleria, 10699 US 60, Ste. 43. Fannin Antique Car Museum, US 60W. Frame Up Gallery, 1436 Winchester Ave. Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave. Pendleton Art Center, 1537 Winchester Ave. UPStairs Gallery, 1430 Winchester Ave.

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ABC Quilt Alley, quilt blocks painted on Ashland area barns and buildings. Ashland Flood Wall Murals, historic murals of local places and events. Blue Ribbon Fox Hunters Lodge, 15842 Bayberry Dr., Catlettsburg; Weekly bluegrass music. Boyd County War Memorial, Armco Park Smt. Catlettsburg Floodwall Murals, 2000 block of Center St., Catlettsburg. Murals of 1949 Centennial Parade. Country Music Highway, US 23; tribute to eastern Kentucky country music. Jesse Stuart Foundation, 4440 13th St. Jesse Stuart’s works are preserved, published and sold at this regional Press and Bookstore. Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave. Performing Arts in the converted Historic Theatre. Steen Cannon Factory, 3409 13th St. Civil War era cannons manufactured. Wolfpen Woods Pioneer Village, 939 Bolts Fork Rd.; Rush. Open one weekend in Sept. Local history,

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Tours and Sightseeing

Ashland Historical Tour, in downtown Ashland self-guided tours of historical sites.

Golf and Tennis

Ashland Tennis Center, 1300 Oakview Rd.; 4 indoor, 11 outdoor courts. Central Park, Central Ave.; 5 courts,  Diamond Links Golf Club, KY 3, Catlettsburg; 18 holes. River Bend Golf Course, 6333 KY 1, Argillite; 18 holes. Sandy Creek Golf Course, 9701 Meade Springer Rd.; 18 holes.

Parks and Recreation

AK Sports Park, 4535 Blackburn Ave. Skateboarding facilities, soccer, .5 mile walking trail, baseball. Armco Park, US 60 & 176. Disc Golf, Summit. Central Park, downtown; 47 acres, sports/picnic/play areas; ancient burial mounds. Dawson Park, 6th St. and Central Ave. Public pool, playground equipment, 2 basketball courts. Rush Off Road, 100 Four Mile Rd. ATV-RZR Trails. YMCA, 3232 Old 13th St.

Festivals and Special Events

Ferkin’ Fest, downtown, Jun. Kentucky Music Trail Concert Series, Jun-Aug. Summer Motion, Central Park, 4th of July weekend. Boyd County Fair, July. www.kytravel.com • 95


John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Pizza Hut, Shoney’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse,Wendy’s; Catlettsburg: Wendy’s, Zanzi’s.

Lodging

Ashland Inn, 3020 Winchester Ave.; 54 units. Ashland Plaza Hotel, 1 Ashland Plz.; 157 units,  Bear Creek Lodge, 320 Franks Dr., Rush; 10,216 sq ft lodge. Bluegrass Inn, 1835 Winchester Ave.; 77 units. Budget Inn Express, 3466 13th St.; 34 units,  Days Inn, I-64 exit 185; 63 units. Dean’s Inn, 539 W Summitt Rd.; 20 units. Fairfield Inn, 12700 KY 180; 60 units. Four Seasons Motel, 2317 Winchester Ave.; 9 units. Hampton Inn, I-64 exit 185; 60 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-64 exit 185; 87 units. Knights Inn, 7216 US 60. Quality Inn, 4708 Winchester Ave.; 55 units. Ramada Limited, US 23S, Catlettsburg; 69 units. Winchester Inn, 2280 Winchester Ave.; 22 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

HAshland Poage Landing Days

Arts & crafts, local & national entertainers, great food, fiddle festival, children's activities, car & motorcycle show & Sun. Homecoming Bluegrass Gospel Concert. Downtown Ashland, US 23; 3rd weekend in Sept.; www.poagelandingdays.com; 800.377.6249. Labor Fest, Central Park, Labor Day. Holy Family Septemberfest, Sept. Great Bowls of Fire Chilifest, 14th St. parking lot, Sept. Catlettsburg Labor Day Celebration, downtown Catlettsburg, Sept. Holidays at the Highlands (Museum), Nov. Christmas Parade, downtown, Tues. before Thanksgiving. Festival of Trees, Paramount Arts Center, Thanksgiving week.

HWinter Wonderland Of Lights

Tour Central Park and downtown area with over 800,000 lights and more than 40 holiday displays and decorations. Follow Santa's reindeer as they journey through communities of Boyd & Greenup Counties. Mid Nov.–Jan. 2; 800.377.6249; www.winterwonderlandoflights.com.

Dining

Andy’s Sweet and Savory, 1537 Winchester Ave. Bella Fonte Italian Restaurant, 1320 Carter Ave. Callihan's American Pub & Grill, US 60W. Chimney Corner Café, 1624 Carter Ave. The Deviled Egg, 1537 Winchester Ave. Fiesta Bravo, 500 Winchester Ave. J J Restaurant, 5260 13th St. La Finca Mexican Restaurant, 1201 Greenup Ave. Rosie’s Restaurant, 8869 US 60W, Rush. Trés Harmanos, US 60, also Winchester Ave. Familiar Food: Arby's, Burger King, Captain D’s, Long 96 • www.kytravel.com

A Boutique, 1616 Carter Ave. Ashland Town Center, 500 Winchester Ave. Blue Ribbon Bowling Lanes, Winchester Ave. Cinemark Movies 10, US 23. Deliverance Farm Cabin Antiques, 22937 Long Branch Rd., Rush; May–Oct. Donnie’s Tri-State Formal Wear, 240 Winchester Ave. Don’s Men’s Shop, 1501 Winchester Ave. Frame Up Gallery and Café Zeal, 1436 Winchester Ave. Garden Roller Rink, US 60. Jesse Stuart Foundation, US Rt. 60. Kentucky Antler Company, 320 Franks Dr., Rush. Phoenix 10 Theatre, KYOVA Mall, 10699 US 60. KYOVA Tri-State Mall, I-64 exit 185. Lara’s Bridals and Formals, 1505 Winchester Ave. Miss Got Rocks, 1510 Winchester Ave. Reggie’s Attic Antiques & Collectibles, 3001 Greenup Ave. Steen’s Antique Emporium, 1510 Winchester Ave. Wilma’s Dress Shop, 10699 US 60.

Camping and RV Parks HAshland/Huntington West KOA

80 KOA Ln., Argillite 41121. I-64 exit 179, 3 minutes from exit with easy on/off access. Open all year. 93 full hookup RV sites, 8 tent sites & 4 camping cottages. Free wi-fi. Campground store with Kentucky crafts. www.ashlandkoa.com; 606.929.5504; 800.562.2649.

Greenup

Population 1,188 • Greenup County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1818; north of Ashland on US 23, the Country Music Highway, northeast of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. t Greenup County Tourism & Convention Commission, 100 McConnell House Dr., PO Box 100, Wurtland; 866.898.8077; 606.834.0007.

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Greenup Locks and Dam, on the Ohio River; watch barges move through locks; observation and picnic areas.


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Jesse Boone Cabin, Greenup County Fairgrounds; cabin of Daniel Boone’s brother.

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KY 1 south of Greenup and US 23, 18 miles north of I-64; 3,330 acres with Greenbo Lake; www.parks.ky.gov; 606.473.7324; 800.325.0083,   Park Features: •fishing, hiking, public pool, marina, slips, ramp, scuba diving, rental pontoon, row/motor boats and canoes,picnic shelter, mountain bike/horse trails, playgrounds, mini-golf, basketball, organized recreation. •Buffalo Furnace, in state park. Iron production ended about 1875, typical of many in the area. Lodging: Jesse Stuart Lodge (named in honor of famed Kentucky author and poet who lived near Greenup), 36 rooms, Anglers’ Cove restaurant, conference center, lodge pool, gift shop. Camping: 58 sites with utilities and wi-fi (35 primitive), service bldg., grocery (seasonal, reservations available); equestrian camping, 9 primitive sites. Tennis: 2 courts; open year-round. Special Park Events: •Scrapbooking Weekend, Jan. •Valentine’s Getaway, Feb. •Railroad Weekend, Mar. •Rail City Dulcimer Festival, Apr. •Claylick Loop Trail Hike, Apr. •Genealogy Weekend, Apr. •Quilt Show, Apr. •Tractor Show, May. •Jr. Fishing Tournament, July. •Summer Scrapbooking Weekend, Aug. •Camper Trade Days, Sept. •Jesse Stuart Weekend, Sept. •Camper Halloween, Oct. •Holiday Open House, Dec. Jesse Stuart State Nature Preserve, W Hollow Rd., off KY 1. Known as W-Hollow, was home to the internationally known author, Jesse Stuart. Open to the public for hiking, birding and nature study. Oldtown Covered Bridge, off KY 1, SE of Greenbo Lake State Resort, over the Little Sandy River; circa 1880 two-span bridge, restored 1999; 187' long; multiple kingpost truss design; pedestrian traffic only; NRHP, KDP. South Shore Wildlife Management Area, north of US 23, South Shore; 98 acres; KDFWR.

Lodging

Parks and Recreation HGreenbo Lake State Resort PARK

Golf and Tennis

Lakes Golf Club, 5549 KY 7, South Shore; 9 holes. Oaks Golf Club, KY 693, Flatwoods; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Horse Show, Greenup County Fairgrounds, last Sat. in July. Greenup County Fair, Greenup County Fairgrounds, 1st week in Sept. Greenup Old Fashion Days, Oct.

Gerber’s, Town Hill Plaza. Familiar Food: Arby’s, DQ, Giovanni’s, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s. Budget Inn, 505 US 23, 26 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Mom’s Cotton Shop, 2035 Ashland Rd. White Eagle Antiques, 509 Bellefonte St., Russell.

Boating and Lakes

Greenbo Lake, KY 1 south of Greenup; 225 acres; built 1955; fishing, dock, ramp, camping; KDP.

Camping and RV Parks

Serenity Acres, 1409 Beechy Crk., South Shore; 13 sites plus primitive sites.

russell

Population 3,296 • Greenup County • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1818; on the south bank of the Ohio River in Greenup County. t Greenup County Tourism & Convention Commission, 100 McConnell House Dr., P.O. Box 100, Wurtland; 606.834.0007. t Russell City Hall, 410 Ferry St.; 606.836.9666.

Lodging

Best Western River Cities, 31 Russell Plaza Dr., Ashland.

Festivals and Special Events

Russell Railroad Days, 1st weekend in June. Christmas Parade, Dec.

Grayson

Population 4,217 • Carter County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1844; I-64, US 60, on Little Sandy River, N of Grayson Lake State Park southeast of Carter Caves State Resort Park. t City of Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission, 200 N Carol Malone Blvd.; www.heartoftheparks.com. 606.474.8740. t Grayson Welcome Center, Kentucky Welcome Center, I-64W mile marker 173; Staffed Mon.–Sat. 8:30–4:30; 606.474.4333; 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com.

Educational Institutions

Kentucky Christian University, 100 Academic Pkwy.; enrolls 615; established 1919; 4 year program; co-ed.

Parks and Recreation HGrayson Lake State Park

KY 7, south of Grayson, 1,512 acres on 1,500 acre Grayson Lake. Most facilities are seasonal. Park Features: Picnic area/shelter, boat launch, fishing, playground, hiking trails, organized recreation programs (summer only). Camping: 71 sites (reservations available). Golf: 18 holes.

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Festivals and Special Events

Pot of Gold Antique Show and Sale, Apr. Memory Days, May. Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival, Carter County Fairgrounds, June. Carter County Thunder, Carter County Fairgrounds, June. Carter County Fair, Carter County Fairgrounds, 2nd week in Aug. Old Time Machinery and Antique Show, KY 7, Sept. Hwy. 60 Yard Sale, Oct. Funtober Fest, Oct. Homemakers Christmas Craft Show, 3rd weekend in Nov. Christmas Parade, Dec. Grayson Hometown Holidays, Dec.

Dining

A and A Café, 1051 KY 7N. Bayso's Sports Pub, 111 S Hord St. China House, 789 N Carol Malone Blvd. Happi Hut, 203 S Carol Malone Blvd. MaMa Hazel's, 122 S Carol Malone Blvd. Melini Cucina Italian Ristorante, 209 S Carol Malone Blvd. Simply the Best Bar & Grill, 1051 N State Hwy. 7. Toro Loco, 610 N Carol Malone Blvd. Tres Hermanos, 502 E Main St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, DQ, Giovanni’s, Huddle House, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Tudor's Biscuit World, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Days Inn Grayson, I-64 exit 172, 44 units. Guesthouse Inn and Suites, I-64 exit 172, 60 units. Quality Inn Grayson, I-64 exit 172, 60 units. Super 8 Grayson, I-64 exit 172, 79 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

The Chicken Coop, 76 Chicken Coop Rd. Dixie Lanes, 530 N Carol Malone Blvd. Heavenly Treasures, 209 Robert & Mary Ave. Homespun Sisters, 128 S Carol Malone Blvd. Horton Brothers & Brown, 128 E Main St. Little Sandy Speedway, 2061 KY 1661. My Splendid Home, 109 E Main St. Our Country Home, 3759 KY 1. Rocksprings Winery and Vineyard, 1081 Rock Springs Rd. Willard Speedway, 2497 EK Mines Branch Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Grayson Lake Marina, KY 7. Prichard's Outdoor Kayak & Canoe Adventures, 5436 KY Rt 7. US Army Corps of Engineers, Grayson Lake, Off I-64, near Grayson, west of Ashland; 1,500 acres in Carter and Elliott counties; shoreline ranges from gently sloping to scenic canyon. Grayson Dam on the Little Sandy River, off KY 7.

Camping and RV Parks

Cabin Creek RV Park, 238 Cabin Creek Rd. Shady Valley Campground & Cabin Rentals, 5436 S State Hwy. 7. Valley Breeze RV Campground, 878 KY 1947; 17 sites.

Olive Hill

Population 1,599 • Carter County • EST/EDT • Wet US 60, south of I-64 on Tygarts Creek. Official KY Trail Town. 98 • www.kytravel.com

t Olive Hill Community Development Center, 225 Roger Patton Dr. Museums and Galleries

Northeastern Kentucky Museum, 1385 Carter Caves Rd.; natural historical finds; daily 9–5; free.

Parks and Recreation

HCarter Caves State Resort Park

Near Olive Hill, west of Ashland, KY 182, off US 60 and I-64, 25 miles east of Morehead. Open year-round. 2,000-acre park in beautiful region of cliffs, streams, caves. www.parks.ky.gov;  606.286.4411; 800.325.0059, Park Features: Gift shop, gem mining, lake, pool, organized canoe trips, fishing, horseback riding, picnic shelters, playground, woodland amphitheatre, mini-golf, planned recreation, 30 miles of hiking trails. Cave Tours of X Cave and Cascade Cavern; open year-round; Saltpetre & Bat Cave open May–Sept. Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserve, contains a beautiful hemlock forest along Tygarts Creek that protects several plants more commonly found in the cooler northern climates. Open to the public for hiking, birding and nature study. Lodging: Lodge: 28 rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms. Cottages: 11 two-bedroom, 1 three-bedroom; open year-round. Camping: 89 sites with utilities, 30 tent sites, 8 horse campsites, 3 bathhouses, laundry (resvations available). Golf & Tennis: 9 holes, cart and club rentals; 1 court. Special Park Events: •Winter Adventure Weekend, Jan. •Valentine Dinner Theatre, Feb. •Eastern Mining Collectors Assn. Spring Show, Mar. •BYOK Tygart Creek Kayak Float, Mar. •Easter Weekend Getaway, Apr. •Wildflower Pilgrimage, Apr. •Pioneer Life Week, July. •Fraley Festival of Traditional Music, Sept. •Haunted Trail, Oct. •Murder Mystery Theatre, Nov.

Festivals and Special Events

Grayson Garden Tour, June. Carter County Shrine Bluegrass Festival, Shrine Park, July. Christmas on the Hill, Dec.

Dining

Fabulous Foods, 16 Reeves Branch Rd. Tyler’s Pizza, 161 Railroad St. Walker’s Family Restaurant, 109 Railroad St. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

John Hunt Morgan B&B, 120 W Tom T Hall Blvd.; 5 units. Spanish Manor Inn, 10095 US 60E; 8 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Pappy Jack's, 9167 W US Hwy. 60. Rayburn Arts and Crafts, 2612 KY 1662. Sally’s Flowers and Gifts, 291 W Tom T Hall Blvd.


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Shops on the Hill, 110 Comet Dr. Trixie's Treasures, 109 W Tom T Hall Blvd.

Camping and RV Parks

Lazy Gait Horse Camp, 1624 Halfway Br., Carter, 19 sites.

Louisa

Population 2,467 • Lawrence County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1822; US 23, 34 miles south of Ashland on the Big Sandy River.

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315 E Madison St., Louisa 41230. Explore Louisa and Lawrence County, KY. An area rich in heritage and history. For a secluded getaway, visit Lawrence County Park. Check us out on our web page: www.lawrencecokytourism.com. 606.638.0078. [See ad this page]

Points of Interest

Country Music Highway, US 23, A tribute to E KY country music. Fred M. Vinson Museum & Birthplace, 319 E Madison St., Courthouse Sq.; Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court when he died in 1953, Vinson was born in the family quarters of the Lawrence County Jail in 1890 where his father was the jailer. Kentucky Pavilion at Falls Creek, US 23 and KY 3.

Parks and Recreation HYatesville Lake State Park

3 miles west on KY 3. Yatesville Lake is the centerplace of this 1,521-acre park, in two sections. Park Features: Marina, launch, parking, restrooms, hiking trails, playground, picnicking. Camping: 47 sites, 16 boat-in sites (reservations available). Golf: 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Lawrence County Fair, Industrial Park; end of July–beg of Aug. Louisa July 4th Celebration, downtown; July 4. Heritage Harvest Tour, KY Rte. 3 in Boyd & Lawrence Counties; Sept. Lawrence County Sepemberfest; Sept. Fallsburg Haunted House and Fearplex, Fallsburg; weekends in Oct. Blaine Autumn Festival, 2nd weekend in Oct.

Dining

Dee’s Drive Inn, 109 E Madison St. Down Home Grill, 355 Public Way. Old China Buffet, 168 Town Hill Rd. Toro Loco, 4351 KY 2565. Familiar Food: Burger King, Giovanni’s, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Plus, 18199 US 23, 48 units. Creekside Cabin Rentals, 5461 KY 3N, 8 units. Joe’s Lost Creek Cabins, 740 US 23, Lowmansville, 4 units. Super 8 Louisa, 191 Falls Creek Dr., 45 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Farmhouse Memories Florist and Antiques, 75 KY 32. Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center, 332 Riverbend Rd. Painted Cow Gallery, 103 S Main Cross St. Urban Farmhouse, 205 E Franklin St.

Boating and Lakes

Yatesville Lake, US 23, west on KY 3, KY 1185 2.5 miles; 2,242 acres; 20.6 miles long; Yatesville Dam on Blaine Creek, tributary of Big Sandy River; fishing, ramps, USACE.

Camping and RV Parks

Falls Campground, 6072 KY3N, Fallsburg; 66 sites, 5 cabins.

Sandy Hook

Population 675 • Elliott County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry KY 7 and KY 32, on the Little Sandy River. t Elliott County Tourism Development Council, PO Box 653; 606.738.5543.

Points of Interest

Ed Mabry/Laurel Gorge Wildlife Management Area, Sand Gap Rd. off KY 32. Laurel Gorge, KY 7 and KY 32; hiking trails, geologic fault and other formations. Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center, 182 Cultural Center Rd.; Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4; free.

Festivals and Special Events

Larry Rogers Memorial Wildflower Walk, mid-Apr. Keith Whitley Memorial Motorcycle Ride, June. Sandy Hook Tobacco Festival, Labor Day weekend. Laurel Gorge Haunted Trail, 2nd & 3rd weekends in Oct.

www.lawrencecokytourism.com

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Dining

Familiar Food: Frosty Freeze, Giovanni’s, McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

Little Sandy Lodge, 1916 KY 7N, 15 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Peaceful Valley Folk Art Shop, 720 Right Fork Newcombe Creek Rd., Isonville.

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Population 5,300 • Johnson County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1790; US 23/460 (“Country Music Highway”); Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway meets US 460, 17 miles east at Salyersville, on Levisa Fork at Paint Creek.

t Paintsville Tourism Commission

US 23, exit south on K Y 40W. Full facilit y and information center. Mon–Fri. 9–5. 100 Staves Branch Rd., Staffordsville 41256, PO Box 809, Paintsville 41240. www.visitpaintsvilleky.com; call toll free 800.542.5790 or 606.297.1469. [See ad page 101]  Big Sandy Regional Airport, KY 3, 5 miles SW of Inez; general aviation; 5,000' runway.

Points of Interest H Loretta Lynn's Homeplace "Butcher Holler"

"Butcher Holler" is in Johnson County, KY, and home of the world's most famous coal miner's daughter, Loretta Lynn. Her birthplace and family home is nestled between two fog shrouded mountains up a "holler" in Van Lear, KY. [See ad page 101] Mountain Homeplace, Apr.–Oct. Mon–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 12–5, 1850's working farm.

Museums and Galleries

Coal Miners’ Museum, Van Lear, KY 321 to KY 302; former Consolidation Coal Company office building with 1920s–30s “company town” model; by appt; $5. 100 • www.kytravel.com

HUS 23 Country Music Highway Museum

120 Staves Branch Rd. Showcasing country music stars born along US 23, including Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, the Judds, Ricky Skaggs & more. Unique gift shop offers CDs, videos & Appalachian crafts. Mon.–Sat. 9–5. Live bluegrass music during Front Porch Pickin’ every Thur. at 7pm. Wedding/reception facilties available. www.visitpaintsvilleky.com/museum. 606.297.1469; 800.542.5790. [See ad page 101]

Parks and Recreation

HDawkins Line Rail Trail

Starting location in Hager Hill in Johnson County. Enjoy 18 miles of hiking, cycling,and horseback riding on the Dawkins Trail. This 18-mile section features 24 trestles and the 662' long Gun Creek Tunnel. When completed, the trail will be 36 miles making it the longest rail to trail in the state. [See ad page 101]

HPaintsville Lake State Park

KY 40W, off US 23 and 460, 4 miles west of Paintsville on Paintsville Lake; 242-acre park, 1,139-acre lake; open year-round. Park Features: Full service marina, restaurant, 4-lane launching ramp, slip/dock rental, pontoons, fishing boats, picnic area with 4 pavilions,  Camping: 32 sites with full hookups (10 primitive), wi-fi, bathhouse, laundry room, playground (reservations available). Paintsville Lake Wildlife Management Area, KY 2275, off KY 40W, 4 miles NW of Paintsville. 11,221 acres; quality deer management (special regulations); fishing, boating, horseback riding; USACE, managed by KDFWR.

Golf and Tennis

Paintsville Golf Course, 2960 KY 1107; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Spring Fling, Downtown, 3rd Sat. in May. PaddleFest, www.visitpaintsvilleky.com. Van Lear Town Celebration, Van Lear, Aug. Kentucky Apple Festival, Downtown, 1st weekend in Oct. Stafford House Pumpkin Display, Oct. Christmas in the City, Downtown,1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Carriage House, Ramada Inn, 624 James Trimble Blvd. East End Pizza, 1055 Broadway. Espress-O Cafe, 347 Main St. Fiesta Place, 461 N Mayo Trl. Mi Hacienda, 316 Main St. Peking, 507 S Mayo Trl. Tailgaters Pizza, 221 S Mayo Trl. Taste of Amish, 950 Broadway. Wilma’s Restaurant, 212 Court St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Bob Evans, Burger King, DQ, Fazoli’s, Giovanni's, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Subway, Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Budget Inn Express, 709 S Mayo Trl.; 21 units. Days Inn, 512 S Mayo Trl.; 72 units.


Kentucky's Appalachians EASTERN REGION

HRamada inn Paintsville

624 James Trimble Blvd. 133 rooms, free high-speed wireless internet, 8 meeting/banquet rooms, full service restaurant, indoor recreation/game room, indoor/outdoor heated pool, whirlpool. New Orleans-style atmosphere garden. www.ramadapaintsville.com; 606.789.4242.

Shopping and Entertainment

Country Cottage, 325 N Mayo Trl. Cruizin', Downtown, every 3rd Sat., Apr.–Sept. Front Porch Pickin’, US 23 Country Music Highway Museum; every Thur. at 7 pm. Jammin' in the Park, Downtown. Peddler's Home Decor & More, 320 Main St. Treasures on Main, 405 Main St. Tuesday and Thursday, 204 Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Painstville Lake, 4 miles west of Paintsville adjacent to Paintsville Lake State Park; 1,139 acres, winds through the steep hills and narrow gorges of Johnson and Morgan Counties; fishing, boating, camping, swimming, hiking, hunting. Paintsville Dam, on Paint Creek 2275. Watchable wildlife station; completed 1984, USACE. Paintsville Lake Marina, 1581 KY 225, Staffordsville.

Prestonsburg

Population 3,255 • Floyd County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established1797; US 23/460, KY 114, KY 80, west of Dewey Lake and Jenny Wiley State Resort. Boone Salt Springs, where Daniel Boone camped in 1767, southwest on KY 404.

t Prestonsburg Tourism Commission

For this scenic area, including music entertainment, heritage & cultural attractions, contact Prestonsburg Tourism Commission, 50 Hal Rogers Dr., Prestonsburg 41653. www.prestonsburgky.org; 800.844.4704; 606.886.1341. [See ad page 102]

Points of Interest

Archer Park, KY 1428; 32 acres; playgrounds, shelters, pool, skating rink, ball fields, gym, war memorial,  Prestonsburg Equine Center and Sportspark, Maggie Mountain Dr.; ballfields, equestrian complex. East Kentucky Science Center, 7 Bert Combs Dr. Samuel May House, KY 321; built 1817, oldest brick house in the Big Sandy Valley; Civil War recruiting station; tours by appointment only. Stumbo Park, 7 miles south at Allen via US 23 and KY 1428W;  convention center, sport/picknic areas, Thunder Ridge Racing and Entertainment Complex, harness racing Apr.–May; intertrack wagering year-round Wed.–Sun.

Museums and Galleries HMountain Arts Center

50 Hal Rogers Dr. E KY’s finest regional performing arts & education center. Home to Kentucky Opry & Kentucky Opry Junior Pros. Theater seats 1,050 & features new state-ofthe-art sound system. Variety of entertainment throughout the year includes national headliners in country, gospel, pop, bluegrass, off-Broadway shows & front porch pickin. Art gallery, recording studio, video production facilities & meeting space. www.macarts.com; 888.MAC.ARTS. [See

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Parks and Recreation HJenny Wiley State Resort Park

75 Theatre Ct. Named for pioneer Jenny Wiley who escaped Indian capture unaided in 1789. Her children were killed, but she raised a new family and lived until 1831. Open year-round; www.parks.ky.gov; 606.889.1790; 800.325.0142. Park Features: 1,415-acre park and 1,100-acre lake; pool, marina, open slips, ramps, rental pontoon boats, picnic shelters, playgrounds, fishing, hiking, convention center, nature center, planned recreation and nature programs, Jenny Wiley Theatre; . Lodging: Lodge: 49 rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms; Cottages: 18 one- and two-bedreoom; open year-round. Camping: 117 sites; utilities, water, service buildings; Apr.– Oct. (reservations available). Golf: 9-hole par 3 golf course. Special Park Events: •Elk Tours, Jan.–Dec. •Buffalo Night, Jan. & Oct. •Appalachian Wild Game Dinner, Mar. •Haunted Hay Ride, Oct. •Haunted Campground Halloween, Oct. •Breakfast with Santa and Frosty, Dec.

Museum and Galleries

Jenny Wiley Theatre, 2016 season Tues.–Sun., mid June– mid Aug. Located within Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

Golf and Tennis

Paul Hunt Thompson Golf Course, Stumbo Park, KY 1428W, Allen; 9 holes.

HStonecrest Golf Course

918 Clubhouse Dr. An 18-hole championship golf course on a breathtaking mountaintop with tremendous panoramic view. Pro shop, golf pro on-site, full-service grill. Golf packages. www.stonecrestgolfcourse.com; 606.886.1006. [See ad this page]

Festivals and Special Events

Battle of Middle Creek Reenactment, Middle Creek National Battlefield, Sept. Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival, downtown, Oct.

Dining

Billy Ray’s Restaurant, 101 N Front Ave. El Azul Grande, 134 Collins Cir. El Rodeo, 1566 N Lake Dr. Hobert’s Pizzeria, 3240 S Lake Dr. Lizzie B’s Café Bakery, 2010 KY 321. Long Branch, 126 Collins Cir. May Lodge, 75 Theatre Ct. McGuire's Brickhouse, 358 S Central Ave. Mosby's Bar & Grill, 1887 US 23N. Peking Chinese Buffet, 139 Glenview Plz. Pig in a Poke, 341 University Dr. Reno’s Roadhouse, US 23S. Roma Cucina, 1488 N Lake Dr. Sandy's, 328 S Lake Dr. Stonecrest Bar & Grill, 918 Clubhouse Dr. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Charley’s Grilled Sub, Dairy Cheer, Dairy Queen, Giovanni’s, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Alpike Inn and Suites, 4963 US 23S, Ivel, 52 units. Brookshire Inn, 85 Hal Rogers Dr., 66 units. Comfort Suites, 51 Hal Rogers Dr., 70 units. Eastern Heights Motel, 7865 US 23S, Ivel, 10 units. Quality Inn, 1887 US 23N, 117 units,  Seasons Inn, 8550 KY 1428, Allen, 16 units,  Super 8, US 23, 76 units.

Shopping and Entertainment All Good Things, 128 S Front Ave. Daffodil's, Court St. Lad n' Lassie, Court St. Little Rascals, Court St. Ritchie’s Hallmark, 170 W Court St.

Boating and Lakes

Dewey Lake, in Floyd County, near Prestonsburg; Jenny Wiley State Resort at lakeside; 1,100 acres completed 1950; extends 18.5 miles, 52 miles of shoreline; fishing, shoreline public picnic areas, tables, grills, shoreline camping areas (boat access only) for public use. 20-acre recreation area, off KY 3, below dam, large picnic shelters, playgrounds, ball courts, campground (boat access only). Dewey Lake Dam, on Johns Creek, 913' long/118' high. USACE.

Inez

Population 717 • Martin County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry KY 40, 24 miles east of Paintsville, KY 3, 21 miles south of Louisa. t Inez Tourism Commission, PO Box 540; 606.298.4602.  Big Sandy Regional Airport, 2960 Airport Rd., Debod; 5 mi SW of Inez, 5,000 ft runway. 102 • www.kytravel.com


Points of Interest

Kentucky's Appalachians EASTERN REGION

God's Promise Trail, Rte. 40, Roy F. Collier Community Center. Kingfisher Branch Trail, Rte. 40, Roy F. Collier Community Center; Nature, physical fitness and heritage Trail. Railroad Bridge, KY 2031, off KY 40. Bridge spanning the Tug River was used for coal transportation until the early 1970s. Roy F. Collier Community Center, 387 E Main St.; indoor sports / conference facility, antique / craft store, walking trails.

Pikeville/Breaks Area Cities Include: Pikeville, Elkhorn City

Festivals and Special Events

Airport Day, Big Sandy Regional Airport, last Sat. in Sept. Harvest Festival, 3rd weekend in Sept.

Dining

Cloud 9 Café, 2960 Airport Rd., Debord. Dairy Drive-In, 210 E Main St. Los Amigos Dos, 962 E Main St. Metrobilly's, 68 Nichols St. Miss Ida’s Tea Room, 74 W Main St. Pizza Stop, 1488 E Main St. Warfield Dairy Bar, 8 Riverfront Rd., Warfield. Familiar Food: KY 40: American Grill, Giovanni’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Subway.

Shopping and Entertainment Main Street Cinema, 387 E Main St.

Lodging

Brookshire Inn, 2965 Blacklog Rd., 32 units. Inez Motel, 336 E Main St.; 22 units, 

Boating and Lakes

Martin County (Curtis Crum) Resevoir, KY 908, 2 mi. N of Inez. 22 acres; fishing, no motor boats. Milo Lake, KY 1884; fishing. KDFWR.

Salyersville

Population 1,883 • Magoffin County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1860. US 460, 18 miles west of Paintsville, 25 miles southeast of West Liberty, on the Licking River. t Salyersville Tourism Commission, PO Box 640; 606.349.2409.

Points of Interest

Magoffin County Pioneer Village & Museum, 191 S Church St.; authentic log homes, period furniture, antiques; Mon.–Fri. 10–4.

Festivals and Special Events

Magoffin County Founders Festival, Labor Day weekend.

Dining

Betty’s Pizza and Grill, 350 Gamble Branch Rd. Inez Dairy Bar, 402 E Main St. Kelly’s Kitchen, 102 E Maple St. Mi Hacienda, 680 E Mountain Pkwy. Pattie’s Place, E Main St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

Budget Inn, KY 114 E; 32 units. Dixie B&B, 304 Dixie Ave. Parkway Motel, 442 E Mountain Pkwy.; 16 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Flower Pot, 391 W Maple St. Keeping Room, 374 W Maple St. Town and Country Flowers and Gifts, 114 Parkway Dr.

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Population 6,903 • Pike County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1824; US 23, US 119, US 460, KY 80 on Levisa Fork at Big Sandy River; north of Fishtrap Lake. Pike County is Kentucky’s largest county.

t Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitors Bureau

For information and free brochures visit 831 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, 41501 or email director@tourpikecounty. com or visit www.tourpikecounty.com; 606.432.5063; 800.844.7453. [See ad page 104] t Pikeville City Tourism and Convention Commission, 243 Main St.; 606.444.5131.

Educational Institutions

University of Pikeville, 147 Sycamore St., Hambley Blvd.; established 1889 by Presbyterian missionaries; 4-year liberal arts college and school of osteopathic medicine; Hatfield and McCoy feud site on NRHP.

Points of Interest

Big Sandy Heritage Center, 172 Division St.; Tues.–Sat. 10–4. Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, 126 Main St.; 126,000 square feet; arena, ballroom, meeting space.

Parks and Recreation

Outdoor Adventure, Bob Amos Dr. Lower Johns Creek Pay Lake, Lower Johns Creek Pay Lake, 8390 KY 194W.

Golf and Tennis

Elk Run Golf Course, KY 194; 18 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Hillbilly Days, 101 Huffman Ave., Apr. Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days, Main St., Sept.

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Shopping and Entertainment Art and Gift Shop, 234 2nd St. Book Notes, 180 Town Mountain Rd. Downtown Diner, 109 Division St.

Boating and Lakes

Appalachian Marina, 3123 Fishtrap Rd. Fishtrap Lake, KY 1789 off US 80/460, south of Pikeville. 1,131 acres. Fishtrap Dam, on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River, 1,100' long/195' high; completed 1968; extends about 18.5 miles; boating, fishing, marina, picnicking, USACE.

Elkhorn City

Population 982

Dining

Bank 253, 253 Bank St. Bob's BBQ, 130 Division St. Blue Raven, 211 Main St. Chirico’s Ristorante, 235 Main St. El Azul Grande, 238 S Mayo Trl. Mona’s Creative Catering & Fine Foods, 278 Town Mountain Rd. Pig in a Poke, 130 Mayo Cir. Windmill Family Restaurant, 90 Weddington Branch Rd. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Burger King, Captain D’s, Dairy Cheer, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Hardee’s, Jerry’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Shoney’s, Steak N Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Brookshire Inn and Suites, 123 Alexandra Dr.; 74 units. Daniel Boone Motor Inn, US 23N; 120 units,  Hampton Inn Pikeville, 831 Hambley Blvd.; 123 units. Hatfield McCoy at theRiverside, 1066 S Mayo Trl.; 49 units. Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, 849 Hambley Blvd. Historic Mansion B&B, 179 College St.; 7 units. Holiday Inn Express Pikeville, 476 S Mayo Trl.; 63 units. Landmark Inn, 190 S Mayo Trl.; 103 units,  South Williamson Lodging, 28668 US 119N, S Williamson; 58 units.

“Grand Canyon of the South”

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Established 1825; KY 80, US 460, KY 197 at Virginia border, on Russell Fork River which carved out the canyon known as the “Breaks.” Official KY Trail Town.

t Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitors Bureau

For information and free brochures visit 831 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, 41501 or email director@tourpikecounty. com or visit www.tourpikecounty.com; 606.432.5063; 800.844.7453. [See ad this page]

Museums and Galleries

Elkhorn City Railroad Museum, 100 Pine St.; Mar.–Nov., Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4; donations. Raging Rapid Art Gallery, 155 W Russell St.; Mon. & Wed. 11–2 & 5–8, Fri. 11–2, Sat. 2–8.

Parks and Recreation HBreaks Interstate Park

SE of Elkhorn City on KY 80 at Kentucky-Virginia Border. Pine Mountain Canyon of the Russell Fork River, known as the "Breaks." Features the largest river canyon east of the Mississippi, "the Grand Canyon of the South”. The canyon is a 5-mile cut with 1,000 ft palisades on either side. 4,600 acres of breathtaking scenery. Motel, lakeside cabins, cottages, campground, splash park, pedal boats. 13 miles of hiking trails. Open year-round. www.breakspark.com; 276.865.4413. [See ad this page & front cover]

Dining

Daramar’s Pizza, 15785 Ferrell’s Creek Rd. Dream Cakes Bakery, 5th St. Gold Ring Diner, 835 W Russell St. Mi Acapulco, 211 W Russell St. Pizza Plus, 14760 Regina-Belcher Hwy. Snack Shack, 2740 Elkhorn Crk. Time Out Pizza and Grill, 100 N Patty Loveless Dr. Familiar Food: Subway.

Lodging

Cottage B&B, 333 W 5th St.

Shopping and Entertainment

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Apple Blossom Floral Design & Gifts, 152 W Russell St. Artists Collaborative Theatre, 207 N Patty Loveless Dr. Pine Mountain Outlet, 135 W Russell St.


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Parks and Recreation

HNatural Bridge State Resort Park

Near Slade on KY 11, 2 miles from Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy., southeast of Winchester; 2,445 acres near Daniel Boone National Forest and Red River Gorge area, where cliffs and stone arches (or natural bridges) fill the landscape. Outstanding variety plants and wildlife; www.parks.ky.gov; 606.663.2214, 800.325.1710.  Park Features: Mill Creek Lake, fishing, pool, canoe and kayak rentals, hiking, picnic shelter, folk dancing, mini-golf, meeting facilities, nature center, planned recreation, playground, Natural Bridge Sky Lift and gift shop; no pets on trails. •Natural Bridge State Park Nature Preserve, a beautiful forested area with many rocky cliffs and overhangs. Several rare wildflowers live within the preserve, as well as the Virginia big-eared bat, a federally endangered species. Open to the public for hiking, birding, nature study. Lodging: Lodge: 35 rooms, restaurant, gift shop. Cottages: 11 one- and two-bedroom; open year-round. Camping: mid Mar.–mid Nov.: 87 sites, 75 with utilities, limited wi-fi, primitive/tent camping; 2 camping areas, service building (reservations available).

Miguel’s Pizza & Rock Climbing Shop, 1890 Natural Bridge Rd. Rose’s Restaurant, 1289 Natural Bridge Rd. Familiar Food: Subway.

Lodging

Black Bear Lodge, 781 Natural Bridge Rd. Cabin Country Rentals, 3435 Natural Bridge Rd. Cabins of Birch Hollow, 517 Birch Hollow Rd., Stanton; 14 units. Li’l Abner Motel, 1000 Natural Bridge Rd., Slade; 27 rooms, 4 cottages. Natural Bridge 5 Star Cabin Rental, 12064 Campton Rd. Natural Bridge Cabin Company, 1231 Natural Bridge Rd., 40 units. Red River Outdoors, 456 Natural Bridge Rd. Tecumseh Resort at the Park, 3435 Natural Bridge Rd.

Shopping and Entertainment

Boone Forest Shop, 918 Natural Bridge Rd. Daniel Boone Trading Post, 769 Natural Bridge Rd. Frontier Gift Shop, 940 Natural Bridge Rd. Kentucky Reptile Zoo, 200 L&N Railroad Pl. Wild Things! of Kentucky, 888 Natural Bridge Rd. Ye Ole Country Peddler, 1255 Natural Bridge Rd.

Stanton / Clay City

• • Powell County (Seat) EST/EDT Dry Stanton: Population 2,733 • County Seat • 13 miles west of Slade on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. Clay City: Population 1,077 • . 6 miles west of Stanton on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. t Powell County Tourism Commission, Caboose Visitor Center, 30 L&E Railroad Pl., Slade; PO Box 1028, Stanton; www.naturalbridgeredrivergorge.com; 606.663.1161.  Stanton Airport, off KY 15; general aviation; 3,000' runway.

Museums and Galleries

Red River Historical Museum, 4541 Main St., Clay City; Red River history; May–Oct., Sat.–Sun. Noon–5; free.

Golf and Tennis

Beechfork Golf Club, 1476 Pompeii Rd., Clay City; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Kentucky Friends of Bluegrass Spring Festival, Meadowgreen Park, Clay City; May. Patriot Days, Clay City; May. Stanton Corn Festival, Stanton; Aug. Powell County Lions Fair, Lions Club Park, Stanton; Sept.

Dining

Bruen’s Restaurant, 8 S Sipple St., Stanton. D&M Fuel Stop & Food Mart, 549 E College Ave., Stanton. Hood’s Pizza and More, 130 Washington St., Stanton. Kathy’s Country Kitchen, 20 Black Creek Rd., Clay City. MiFinca, 315 N Main St., Stanton. Pizza Place, 5658 Main St., Clay City. Wiley's Pizza, 86 Maple St., Stanton. Familiar Food: Clay City: DQ, Subway; Stanton: A & W, Arby’s, DQ, Hardee’s, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s.

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Lodging

Abner Motel, 87 E College Ave., Stanton; 46 units. Bowen Farm Bed & Breakfast, 315 Bowen Rd., Stanton. Chop Chestnut Cabin Rentals, off KY 15 between Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy., exits 22 and 33. Cozy Log Cabin Retreat, 2811 Watson Rd., Stanton; 1 unit. Fern Valley Cabins, 2250 Star Gap Rd., Stanton; 2 units. Hatchers Creek Ranch, 1644 Lower Hatchers Creek Rd., Stanton; 1 unit.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bluegrass Craft and Antique Mall, 125 E Elkin St., Stanton. Crabtree’s Candy, 221 S Main St., Stanton. Just Plain Fancy, Main St., Stanton. Meadowgreen Park Bluegrass Music Hall, 465 Forge Mill Rd., Clay City. Mountain Park Dragway, 718 11th St., Clay City. Mountain View Drive-in Theatre, 1327 E College Ave., Stanton. Shabby-Chic Etc., 8 W College Ave., Stanton. Sniffables, 212 Washington St., Stanton.

Camping and RV Parks

John Swift’s Lost Silver Mine Campground, 45 KY 715; 101 sites.

Campton

Population 441 • Wolfe County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1870; 10 miles east of Slade on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. t Wolfe County Tourism, 10 Court St.; 606.668.3040.

Museums and Galleries

Wolfe County Historical Museum, Main St.; fire-house; pioneer farm/household items; Apr.–Nov., Sun. 2–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Cable's Riding Stables, 632 Little Bend Rd. Muir Valley, 48 Muir Rd. 191 Speedway Dirt Track, Hwy. 191. KRAG Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Backpacking, 20 Sky Bridge Rd. Red River Gorge, Mountain Pkwy. exit 40 at Pine Ridge (approximately 50–60 miles southeast of Lexington in Daniel Boone National Forest near Natural Bridge State Resort and Slade); Red River is a National Wild and Scenic River has 27,000+ boulder-strewn acres of woodlands, streams, sandstone cliffs, overlooks, sandstone arches, waterfalls, rare plant/animal life; Red River Gorge National Recreation Trail is 38 miles of loop trails lacing the Red River Gorge Geological Area; Visitor Information Station open Apr.–Oct. 9–5:30 daily; winter hours Mon.–Fri. 8–4:30, NNL.

HRed river gorge zipline

455 Cliffview Rd. Red River Gorge Zipline in Cliffview Resort is a true adventure. Our 5 line course takes you through a 3 line canopy tour through the trees and then on to the tallest and longest lines. They reach heights of 300 & 350 ft and lenths of 1,000 & 2,000 ft as you soar over the Cowan Fork Gorge. www.redrivergorgezipline.com; 888.371.8825.

HTorrent Falls Climbing Adventure 1617 KY 11 N; www.torrentfalls.com; 606.668.6613.

Boating and Lakes

Strong's Pay Lake, 1004 Caskey Fork Rd. 106 • www.kytravel.com

Dining

Campton Country Kitchen, 33 KY 155. Dixie Freeze II, 1145 Buchanan Fork Rd. Gorge Cafe and Brews, 455 Cliffview Rd. Hasley's Country Deli, 225 Main St. Hill Top Cafe, 600 Mountain Parkway Spur Rd. Pine Ridge One Stop Market, 4400 KY 15. Red River Rockhouse, 4000 KY 11. Shorty’s Pizza, 125 Campton Baptist Rd. Sky Bridge Station, 20 Sky Bridge Rd. Whisman's Hitchin Post, 1746 KY 715. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Subway.

Lodging

Campton Parkway Inn, Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy. exit 42; 41 units.

Hcliffview resort

455 Cliffview Rd.; 16 units. Cliffview Resort offers rustic luxury in the Red River Gorge. Cliffview Lodge can be rented as a whole or by individual room. Cliffview Lakeside and Retreat are 12 & 11 bedroom cabins that are perfect for reunions, retreats, and more! www.cliffviewresort.com; 888.371.8825. Kentucky Wildflowers, Hwy. 11. Red River Gorge Cabins, Rock Bridge Rd. Red River Gorge Cabin Rentals, 400 Cliffview Rd.

Shopping and Entertainment

Candles, Clothes and Beyond, 760 Old KY 15. Flower Pot, 117 N Washington St. Swift Creek Arts and Crafts, 25 N Washington St. Wolfe County Flea Market, 319 KY 15N.

Beattyville

Population 1,307 • Lee County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1842; KY 52 and KY 11, 20 miles south of Natural Bridge State Resort, the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, and the Red River Gorge area.

t Beattyville/Lee County Tourism Commission 500 Hwy. 11 N, Caboose Visitor Center, Beattyville 41311. Visit the Birthplace of the Kentucky River and the home of the Woolly Worm Festival. World-class rock climbing recreation areas. Great fishing and boating access from downtown Beattyville. Summertime downtown events, festivals, and more. Cabin rentals minutes away from the Red River Gorge. Mon.–Fri. 9:30–5:30; 606.464.5038; www.heartofthekentuckyriver.com.


Points of Interest

Kentucky's Daniel Boone Country EASTERN REGION

Cathedral Domain, Cathedral of St. George the Martyr, KY 1746. The Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, stands on a 300' limestone cliff. Lee County Memorial Wall, Hwy. 11 S; Wall of bricks engraved with Lee County veteran's names. Three Forks Historical Center, KY 11; local history and artifacts; Apr.–Nov. Tues., Wed. and Sat. 9–3; free.

Parks and Recreation

The Sheltowee Trail, part of 282 mile national trail.

Festivals and Special Events

Passionately Pink Auction, Mar. Classic Car Cruise-In, Main St., 1st Fri. Apr.–Sept. Beattyville Kiwanis Homecoming Fair, June. Three Forks River Festival, June. Hwy. 52 Yard Sale, July. Woolly Worm Festival, Oct. Christmas Spirit on Main, Dec.

Dining

Bobcat Drive-In, 1969 KY 11. Hill Top Pizza, 2034 KY 11N. Los Two Brothers Mexican Restaurant, 146 Main St. Manna Café on Main, 10 Main St. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Subway.

Lodging

Bear Track Lake Adventures, 575 Bear Track Lake Rd., 2 units. Bill’s Place Cabin Rental, 1100 Tip Top Rd.; 1 unit. Eden’s Glen Cabin Rental, 501 KY 2017; 1 unit. Green Pastures Getaway, 4534 KY 52W; 1 unit. Oxbow Family Inn, 1235 South Fork Rd.; 2 units. Paw Paw’s Landing, KY 11S; 1 unit. Travel Wise Motel, 46 Big Hill Dr.; 24 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

The Basement Store, 90 Grand Ave. Bear Track Grocery, 6944 KY 52W. Gray's Antiques, 1539 Hwy. 11 S. Hillbilly Hobbies Candle Shop, 6944 KY 52W. Rose Brothers, 265 Main St. Treasure Trove, Main St.

Camping and RV Parks

Lago Linda Hideaway, 850 Black Ridge Rd.; camping, RV rentals, cabin rentals; 5 cabins, 33 sites, 

Booneville

Population 81 • Owsley County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1843; 24 miles west of Jackson on KY 30; Named after Daniel Boone who camped .5 miles south. t Owsley County Tourism, PO Box 280; 606.593.5700.

Points of Interest

Faith Hill Community Center, Lucky Fork Rd.; log buildings, 1933 manse, 1935 hospital, 1938-40 log church.

Museums and Galleries

Noble Pioneer Village and Museum, KY 30, Lerose; dwelling circa 1874, well/shop house, period tools/utensils.

Golf and Tennis

Sag Hollow Golf Club, KY 11S; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Owsley County Saddle Club Trail Ride, Apr. & Oct. Daniel Boone Days, July 4th weekend.

Dining

Country Kitchen, 271 Mulberry St. Hometown Café, Main St. Sam’s Pizza and Subs, 212 Court St.

Lodging

Linda’s Victorian Rose, KY 30W, 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment Appalachian Fireside Crafts, KY 30W. Mountain Design and Crafts, 66 KY 11.

Irvine

Population 2,751 • Estill County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1812. KY 52 21 miles east of Richmond, south of Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway on KY 82 and KY 89; on the Kentucky River. t Estill Development Alliance, 177 Broadway St., PO Box 421; 606.723.2450.

Museums and Galleries

Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society Museum, 133–135 Broadway; Sat. 10–4.

Parks and Recreation

Domain Farm, 1040 Hargett Parvin Rd. Lily Mountain Nature Preserve, Little Rock Rd.

Festivals and Special Events

Mountain Mushroom Festival; last weekend in Apr. Estill County Fair, Estill County Fairgrounds, June–July. Red Lick Valley Festival, 4405 Red Lick Rd.; 3rd weekend in July. Ravenna Railboad Festival, Sept. Revive River Drive, Labor Day weekend.

Dining

Burger Barn Drive-In, 1375 Richmond Rd. Eagle's Roost, 214 Main St. El Ranchito, 539 River Dr. Hong Kong Restaurant, 1274 Richmond Rd. Michael’s, 100 3rd St., Ravenna. Rader's River Grill, 5 S Irvine Rd. Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 77 River Dr. Steam Engine Pizza Pub, 206 Main St. Thyme on Broadway Cafe, 31 Broadway St. The Twin, 63 River Dr. Wigwam Drive-In, 419 3rd St., Ravenna. Familiar Food: Hardee’s, Little Caesar's, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Bergman House B&B, 233 Main St.; 4 units. Oak Tree Inn, 1075 Richmond Rd.; 25 units. Snug Hollow Farm B&B, 790 McSwain Branch Rd.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Ravenna Florist and Greenhouse, 408 Main St., Ravenna. Silo Mill Gift Shop, 325 Richmond Rd.

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Jackson

Population 2,231 • Breathitt County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1883; KY 15, southeast of Campton, Red River Gorge. t Jackson Tourism and Convention Board, 329 Broadway; 606.666.4159.  Julian Carroll Airport, KY 30E, E off KY 15, 5 miles SE; general aviation; 4,400' runway.

Points of Interest

Breathitt County War Memorial, Brown St. Douthitt Park, off KY 15; sports, picnic shelter. Little Red School House, at L.B.J. Elementary School, KY 15; reproduction one-room school house, authentic desks, books.

Museums and Galleries

Breathitt County Museum, 329 Broadway; early Appalachian life exhibits, photos, prehistoric/home/military life, farming, logging, coal mining; Mon., Wed. 9–4. Donations.

Parks and Recreation

Robinson Forest, 23 miles SE of Jackson, KY 15S to KY 476, E to Buckhorn Creek Rd.; large research and educational forest managed by UK; 1.25-mile nature trail, last operating fire tower in Kentucky; no hunting or fishing.

Golf and Tennis

Sugar Camp Golf Club, 4284 KY 30E; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Heritage Fair, Pouthitt Park, 4th of July weekend. Breathitt County Honey Festival; Labor Day weekend. Veterans Week; 2nd week in Nov.

Dining

Kelsey's on Main Street, 1124 Main St. Variety Pizza House, 1189 Main St. White Flash #2 and Tasty Twist, 701 Washington Ave. Familiar Food: KY 15: Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Jackson Inn, KY 15, 65 units. Paul’s Motel, 1184 Main St.; 20 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Homespun Country Décor, 1027 College Ave. Morris Fork Crafts, 930 Morris Fork Rd. Quilts Plus, 4446 KY 30W.

Boating and Lakes

Pan Bowl Lake, KY 15 near Jackson; 98 acres; built 1963 on the north Fork of the Kentucky River. Fishing, ramp, 

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Hazard

Population 4,456 • Perry County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1790; KY 15, KY 80 on north Fork of the Kentucky River, southeast of Buckhorn Lake. t Hazard/Perry County Tourism Commission, 124 Corporate Dr. #100; 606.487.1580; 888.857.5263.  Wendell H. Ford Airport, KY 15, 10 miles north; general aviation. 3,250' and 5,500' runways.

Points of Interest

Buckhorn Log Cathedral, 16 miles southeast on KY 28; 1928 Scandinavian-style church; Hook and Hasting pipe organ; daily 9–5; tours by appt. Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, 1 Community College Dr.; students work in a realistic mock-up of an orbiting Space Station and a Mission Control room patterned after NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Museums and Galleries

Bobby Davis Museum and Park, 234 Walnut St.; Perry/ Hazard counties history museum/gardens; Mon.–Fri. 8–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Backwoods MX, Beach Fork Rd., Willard.

HBuckhorn Lake State Resort Park

KY 1833 off KY 28 near Buckhorn about 22 miles northwest of Hazard via KY 15; 856 wooded acres on 1,200-acre Buckhorn Lake; open year-round; www.parks.ky.gov; 606.398.7510; 800.325.0058,  Park Features: fishing, pool, beach, bathhouse, picnic shelters, playground, mini-golf, sandpit volleyball, hiking, marina, open slips, ramps, pontoons, fishing boats, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, planned recreation. Lodging: Lodge: 36 renovated rooms, meeting rooms, gift shop, recreation room.  Cottages: executive 2- and 3-bedroom.

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Special Park Events: •Winter Elk Watches, Jan., Feb., Mar. •Sweetheart Weekend, Feb. • Easter Egg Hunt, Mar. • Arbor Day, Apr. • Buckhorn Lake Cleanup, Apr. • Pioneer Appalachian Mountain Life, May. • Hook or Hike Day, June. • Independence Day Celebration, July 4. • National Public Lands Day, Sept. •Women’s Wellness Weekend, Oct. Holliday Farm and Garden, 18354 KY 478. Perry County Park, 1 mile north on KY 15; 150 acres with pool, picnicking, playground, softball, basketball, tennis, mini-golf, walking trails, horse show arena, skateboard park,  outdoor stage,

Golf and Tennis

Hazard Country Club, 380 Cardinal Dr.; 9 holes,  Hazard Pavilion, 617 Broadway; 2 indoor courts, 

Festivals and Special Events

Black Gold Festival, 3rd weekend in Sept. Halfway to Hazard Charity Trail Ride, Crockettsville, Sept. Battle of Leatherwood Re-enactment, Cornettsville, 4th weekend in Oct.

Dining

Circle T Restaurant, 1519 Combs Rd. El Azul Grande III, 124 Corporate Dr. Frances’s Diner, 1315 Combs Rd. Jabo’s State of Mine, 420 Village Ln. La Pena, 278 Village Ln. Reno’s Roadhouse, 200 Dawahare Dr. Tree House Café and Bakery, 426 Main St. Your Place Restaurant, 10590 KY 15S, Scuddy. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Giovanni’s, Hardee’s, Huddle House, KFC, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

America’s Best Value Inn, 359 Morton Blvd.; 60 units. Daniel Boone Motor Inn, 90 Boone Ridge Rd.; 74 units. Hampton Inn, 70 Morton Blvd.; 66 units.

HHarmony House Bed & Breakfast

300 Broadway St., Hazard 41701. Victorian Bed & Breakfast, built in 1922. Previous home to St. Cecilia’s School of Music in 1937. Located in a rural small town, close to parks and shopping. 3 rooms with private baths, and a full homemade breakfast every morning. “Where guests are treated like family!” BBAK member. www.harmonyhousebedandbreakfast.net; 606.435.2079; toll free 866.972.9704. [See ad page 8] Super 8 Hazard, 125 Village Ln., 67 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Decorating Center, 321 Morton Blvd. Fugate’s Entertainment Center, 218 Entertainment Dr. Hillside Theater, 410 Morton Blvd. Nu 2 U, 3430 N Main St. Two Sisters Gifts, 2685 N Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Buckhorn Lake, 28 miles west of Hazard, south of Jackson, in the northern portion of the Redbird part of Daniel Boone National Forest; 1,230 acres extending from Buckhorn to within 12 miles of Hyden (in Perry and Leslie Counties); fishing, boating, camping. Completed in 1960, 1,020 foot long/162 feet high Buckhorn Dam is on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River off KY 28 at Buckhorn, USACE.

Camping and RV Parks

Eagles Landing Campground, 265 KY 2072, Gays Creek. US Army Corps of Engineers Campsites on Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn Campground, off KY 28 at Buckhorn Dam, 31 sites (18 primitive).

Hindman

Population 777 • Knott County (Seat) • EST/EDT KY 80 E of Hazard; north of Carr Fork Lake.

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t Knott County Tourism Commission

Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Knott County is “The Capital of Outdoor Entertainment!” Home of the Knott County Horse Trail Rides, a Top 10 Tourism event. From arts and culture to outdoor adventure, we have it all! www.exploreknott.com; 606.785.4115. [See ad page 108]

Educational Institutions

Alice Lloyd College, KY 899 near KY 80, KY 160, Pippa Passes. 4 year private liberal arts college; established 1923. Kentucky School of Craft, 63 Education Ln. Founded with an identity linked to economic development and traditional Appalachian artistry.

Points of Interest

Appalachian Artisan Center, 16 W Main St.; promotes arts, culture, heritage, economy of 49 counties in Eastern Kentucky; gallery, artist studios, café; Mon.–Fri. 10–6, Sat. 10–4. Hindman Settlement School, 20 miles northeast of Hazard on KY 80 to KY 160; founded 1902; Appalachian life and culture tours, workshops. Knott County Sportsplex, 450 Kenny Champion Loop, off KY 80. Multisport facility with basketball, bowling, game room, walking track, outdoor baseball/soccer fields, fitness center, conference room, sports museum, sports shop, concessions.

Parks and Recreation

ATV/Motorcycle Rider Training Center, 200 Sutton Memorial Dr.

HCarr Creek State Park

KY 15, 15 miles south of Hazard. This 29-acre park features a full range of recreational opportunities on Carr Fork Lake. Full service marina nearby. Park Features: beach, bathhouse, fishing, picnic area, restrooms. Camping: 39 sites. Knott County Pool and Skatepark, 53 Perkins Madden Rd.

Festivals and Special Events

Knott County Saddle Club Rides, Sutton Memorial Park, Apr. Appalachian Family Folk Week, Hindman Settlement School, 2nd week in June. Gingerbread Festival, Thur.–Sat. after Labor Day. Knott County Trail Riders Fall Ride, Sutton Memorial Park, Sept. Appalachia Day, Alice Lloyd College, 2nd Sat. in Oct. www.kytravel.com • 109


Dining

Creekside Diner, 399 Main St. E. Holly Hills Mall Restaurant, 92 Holly Hills Mall Rd. Hot Rod’s Pizza, 1004 Hwy. 160 S. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Subway.

Lodging

Shopping and Entertainment

Bowling Larry, 2809 Hwy. 80. Edna Pace Studios, 640 Thousand Sticks Rd. Kirkian Gifts, 167 Flackey Branch Rd.

Camping and RV Parks

Shopping and Entertainment

Trace Branch Campground, 3929 Mosley Bend Rd.; 14 sites, boat ramp. Willie Begley Memorial RV Park, 26369 US 421; 29 sites.

Boating and Lakes

Population 2,139 • Letcher County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet 31 miles southeast of Hazard, KY 15, US 119. t Letcher County Tourism Commission, 229 Main St.; 606.632.1200.

Quiltmaker Inn, 18 Main St.; 15 units.

By Grace Christian Gifts, 79 Fieldwood Dr. Holly Hills Shopping Center, 3068 Hwy. 160 S. Marie Stewart Craft Shop, Hindman Settlement School, KY 160. Carr Creek Lake, KY 160 east of Hindman, 15 miles southeast of Hazard; 710 acres with camping, fishing, boating, playgrounds, picnicking, marina. A tributary of the N Fork of the Kentucky River, 720 feet long/130 feet high Carr Creek Dam is 8.8 miles above the mouth of Carr Creek off KY 15 at Little Dove Church Rd., USACE. Carr Creek Marina, KY 15.

Hyden

Population 365 • Leslie County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1882; 15 miles west of Hazard on Hal Rogers Parkway on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River; “Redbud Capital of the World.” t Leslie County Tourism, PO Box 948; 606.672.2154.

Whitesburg

Points of Interest

Appalshop, 91 Madison Ave.; Appalachian region community arts, education and media center. Pound Gap Cut Through, Kentucky to Virginia natural route via US 23, Jenkins; discovered 1751; Kentucky’s 1st distinguished geological site.

Museums and Galleries

David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum, 9505 KY 805, Jenkins; Tues.–Sat. 11–5, Sun. 1–5. Valley of the Winds Art Gallery, 2356 KY 806, Eolia.

Parks and Recreation

Educational Institutions

Lilley Cornett Woods, KY 1103, 7 miles east of KY 7 at Skyline, south off US 119 near Cumberland; 554-acre old-growth forest; center of the “Mixed Mesophytic Forest Region”; tours daily May 15–Aug. 15, weekends Apr.–May, Aug.–Oct.

Points of Interest

Festivals and Special Events

Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music, 108 Maple St.; professional studio artist program. Frontier Nursing Service, on KY 80, US 421 off Hal Rogers Pkwy.; established 1925, 320 acres includes Mary Breckinridge Hospital, Nursing Centers, Frontier School of Midwifery, Family Nursing. Richard M. Nixon Recreation Center, 150 Wendover Rd.; pool, basketball, drama and musical programs.

Parks and Recreation

Daniel Boone ATV Trail, 26369 US 421.

Festivals and Special Events

Leslie County Wildlife Day, Nixon Center, 1st Sat. in July. Mary Breckinridge Festival, 1st weekend in Oct. Parade of Lights, 1st Fri. in Dec.

Dining

Allstar Pizza, 21836 Main St. Blue Castle Café, 21560 Main St. Elk Mountain Café, 26311 US 421. Shaker’s Pizza, 17585 US 421. Familiar Food: US 421: Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Subway.

Lodging Hwendover bed & breakfast inn

132 FNS Dr., Wendover. Built in 1925, this log home is the historical residence of Pioneer Nurse, Mary Breckinridge. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The Inn contains 16 guestrooms. Our hearty country breakfast is included. Rates range from $50–$100. www.frontier.edu/wendover; 859.899.2707. [See ad page 8] 110 • www.kytravel.com

Golf and Tennis

Raven Rock Golf Course, US 23, Jenkins; 18 holes, 

Jenkins Homecoming Days, Jenkins, last weekend in Aug. Isom Days and Rodeo, Isom, Labor Day weekend. Mountain Heritage Festival, Sept.

Dining

Cavalier Drugstore and Café, 9500 KY 805, Jenkins. Courthouse Café, 127B Main St. Pine Mountain Grill, 45 US 119S. Summit City, 214 Main St. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Gramp’s Cabin, 190 KY 2036; 1 unit. Highland Winery B&B, 193 Seco Dr., Seco; 16 units. Oven Fork B&B, 8494 US 119S, Oven Fork; 2 units. Parkway Inn, 3749 KY 15; 44 units, 

Hwhitesburg motel

107 Medical Plaza Ln.; 606.633.8888. Whitesburg B&B, 6 Hayes St.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Cozy Corner, 127A Main St. Highland Winery, KY 805, Seco. John B. Adams Country Store, 72 Isom Dr., Isom. Pine Mountain/Letcher County Craft Co-op, 331 US 119N.

Boating and Lakes

Fishpond Lake (Payne Gap Lake), off US 119, 2.5 miles SW of Jenkins; 32 acres; built 1964; fishing, ramp, picnicking.


Kentucky's Daniel Boone Country EASTERN REGION Dining

Middlesboro/ Cumberland Gap Area Cities Include: Middlesboro, Pineville, Cumberland, Benham/ Lynch, Harlan Daniel Boone National Forest

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Middlesboro

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Cumberland Gap Tunnel

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Lodging

Boone Trail Inn, US 25E; 24 units. Cumberland Manor B&B, 208 Arthur Hts.; 5 units. Holiday Inn Express, 1252 N 12th St.; 60 units. Parkview Motel, 202 1/2 N 12th St.; 20 units. Sleep Inn, 1260 N 12th St.; 50 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Middlesboro

Population 10,334 • Bell County • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1889; US 25E, near Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. An industrial city built by a group of Englishmen. Only city in US known to be built within a meteor crater.

tBell County Tourism Commission, 2215 Cumberland Ave.; www.bellcount y tourism.com; 606.248.2482; 800.988.1075.

 Middlesboro Airport, 1420 Dorchester Ave.; general aviation; 3,650' runway.

Points of Interest

Coal House, N 20th St.; built 1926 of 40 tons of bituminous coal; houses Bell County Chamber of Commerce; Mon.– Fri. 8–4.

Museums and Galleries

Bell County Historical Museum, 207 N 20th St.; old Carnegie Library; photographs, artifacts; Mon.–Sat. 10–4; free.

Parks and Recreation C u m b e r l an d g ap historical park

Avenue Café, 1915 Cumberland Ave. Chinatown Café, Middlesboro Mall. Conley’s Drive-in, 708 E Lothbury Ave. La Esperanza, 471 N 12th St. Libby’s Deli, 129 W Lothbury Ave. New China Express, 1801 Cumberland Ave. New King Buffet, 1861 N 25th St. Pelanchos Mexican Grill, 605 N 12th St. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, KFC, Krystal, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Ryan’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

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US 25E (Cumberland Gap Pkwy.), south of Middlesboro. 24,000 acres shared by Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Established 1955. The Gap is an 800' deep natural break in the Cumberland Mountains. www.nps.gov/cuga. Marty’s ATV Oasis, 2930 KY 188. Middlesboro Skate Park, N 30th St.

Carmike Cinema 4, Middlesboro Mall. Interstate Management, 1841 US 25E. Middlesboro Mall, 905 N 12th St. Skate World, 2113 Cumberland Ave. Village Square Shopping Center, US 25E.

Pineville

Population 1,732 • Bell County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Moist US 25E, US 119, on the Cumberland River. t Bell County Tourism Commission, 2215 Cumberland Ave., Middlesboro; 606.248.2482; 800.988.1075; www.bellcountytourism.com.

Educational Institutions

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, 300 Clear Creek Rd.; established 1926; 700 acres. BA in Ministry; scale model of Jerusalem in days of Christ; Mon.–Fri. 9–4.

Points of Interest

Henderson Settlement and Log House Craft Shop, 16773 KY 190, Frakes,18 miles SW of Pineville; handcrafts co-op, working mission; free tours; Sun.–Fri. 8–4:30.

Parks and Recreation

Kentucky Ridge State Forest, KY 190, off US 25, SW of Pineville. Kentucky’s largest state forest; 15,251 acres in Bell County; hiking, hunting; off-road vehicles prohibited, KDF.

Golf and Tennis

Middlesboro Country Club, 295 Country Dr., 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Cruisin’ the Crater, Middlesboro Mall, 3rd Sat. May–Sept. 4th of July Celebration, July 4. Christmas Parade, downtown, 1st Sat. in Dec. www.kytravel.com • 111


HPine Mountain State Resort PARK

US 25E, 1 mile south of Pineville; 1,519 acres; Kentucky’s 1st state park, established 1924. Pine Mountain range is a western section of the giant Appalachian Mountain system; open yearround; www.parks.ky.gov; 606.337.3066; 800.325.1712.

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Park Features: • pool, planned recreation, naturalist programs, picnic shelters, hiking, mini-golf, playgrounds, Laurel Cove Amphitheatre, Chained Rock, interpretive center. •Pine Mountain State Park Nature Preserve; protected acreage includes Hemlock Gardens, old-growth forest with trees over 300 years old, wildflower species, ferns and mountain laurel; open to the public for hiking, birding, nature study. Lodging: Lodge: 30 rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms; cottages: 9 one-bedroom log cabins, 11 two-bedroom cottages. Golf: 18 holes, pro shop, rental clubs and carts. Special Park Event: Hike the Highlands Winter Getaway, Jan. Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail, The Little Shepherd Trail Section of the Pine Mountain Trail is a 38 mile trail from US 119 to US 421, part of a 120 mile linear park under development from Breaks Interstate Park to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Shillilah Creek Wildlife Management Area, southeast of Pineville, US 119N 10 miles south on KY 987 to Mill Branch-Hensley Flats Rd.; 2,575 acres with old growth forest, extremely rugged steep terrain, high cliffs, brook trout fishing, hiking, DFWR.

Golf and Tennis

Wasioto Winds Golf Course, Pine Mountain State Resort Park, 1050 State Park Rd.; 18-hole par 72 regulation course; pro shop, rental clubs, carts; lodging available. Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, 7526 KY 119; 9,000 acres of free riding, primitive camping, fishing.

Festivals and Special Events

Winter Photo Weekend, Jan. Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, Memorial Day weekend. Pumpkin Patch Festival, last weekend in Sept. Haunted Forest Ride, Fall.

Dining

Engle’s Drive-In, 14889 Robert L. Madon Byp. Flocoe, 122 W Kentucky Ave. La Esperanza, 122 W Kentucky Ave. Mountain View Restaurant, Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Familiar Food: US 25E: Arby’s, Dairy Queen, KFC, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Herndon J. Evans Lodge, US 25E in Kentucky Ridge State Forest; conference center for 300; pool, 20 cottages, chained rock, Laurel Cove Amphitheatre. 

Shopping and Entertainment Bell Theater, 114 W Kentucky Ave. Hometown Florist, 115 S Pine St. Long’s One and Up, 120 N Walnut St.

Boating and Lakes

Cannon Creek Lake, west of US 25E, 6 miles south of Pineville; 243 acres; fishing, ramp; electric motors only. Chenoa Lake, KY 190, 15 miles west of Pineville in Kentucky Ridge State Forest; 37 acres, built 1953; fishing, picnicking; electric motors only; off-road vehicles prohibited; KDF. 112 • www.kytravel.com

Cumberland / Benham / Lynch

• 10,334 • Harlan County • EST/EDT Dry Cumberland: Population 2,237 • Wet • US 119. Benham: Population 500 • KY 160, east of Cumberland. Lynch: Population 747 • KY 160, east of Cumberland and Benham. t Cumberland Tourism & Convention Commission, 5 0 6 W Main St ., C umb er lan d; 6 0 6.589.5812; w w w.har lancount y tr ails.com/c umber landtour ism.; ctourism@windstream.net.

Points of Interest

Coal Miner’s Park, KY 160, Benham. 1949 caboose, fish pond, picnicking, coal miners wall, walking path. Godbey Appalachian Center, 700 College Rd., Cumberland; Appalachian artifacts/history, theatre, art gallery/studio. Portal 31 Mine Tour, KY 160, Lynch. Gives the visitor a spectacular view of coal mining from the early 20th century to the modern day.

Museums and Galleries

Kentucky Coal Museum, KY 160, Benham. An original coal company commissary, now a museum with displays from early coal mining communities. Groups welcome.

Parks and Recreation

Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail, The Little Shepherd Trail Section of the Pine Mountain Trail is a 38-mile trail from US 119 to US 421, part of a 120-mile linear park under development from Breaks Interstate Park to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

HKingdom Come State Park

Off US 119, north of Cumberland, northeast of Harlan. Open year-round. Nearly 1,700 beautiful mountain acres, named for John Fox, Jr.’s “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,” 1st US novel to sell 1 million copies (1903). The three largest black bears ever recorded in Kentucky were found here. Park Features: •Visitors center with gift shop, pedal boats, mini-golf (Apr.– Oct.), 3–acre lake, fishing, hiking, playground, picnic shelters, limited primitive camping. •Kingdom Come State Park Nature Preserve, on the north face of Pine Mountain. Protects Kentucky’s 3rd largest colony of the federally endangered Indiana bat. •Log Rock, natural sandstone arch resembling a log. •Raven Rock, dramatic stone formation with large sand cave formation at base – a natural stage for local performances.

Golf and Tennis

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 330 Golf Course Rd., Cumberland; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Kentucky Black Bear Festival, Cumberland, 2nd weekend in May. Tri-City Grand Reunion, Cumberland, Benham and Lynch, 2nd weekend in June. Kentucky’s Ride to the Summit, Cumberland, Oct. Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’, Southeast Community and Technical College Campus, 1st weekend in Oct. Coal Miner’s Appreciation Day, Cumberland and Lynch, 2nd Sat. in Oct.

Dining

Charlotte’s Hoagie Shop, 1615 E Main St., Cumberland. Dairy Hut Too, 2207 E Main St., Cumberland.


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El Charrito Cumberland, 35 Black Bear Ave., Cumberland. Quilt Pieces Vintage Shoppe, 408 Main St., Cumberland. Familiar Food: Main St., Cumberland: Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area, adjacent to Martins Fork Lake; 6-mile Cumberland Shadow Hiking Trail.

America’s Best Value Inn, US 119N, Cumberland, 70 units. Benham Schoolhouse Inn, 100 Central Ave., Benham, 30 units,  Plaza Motel, 18855 US 119 N.

Wildflower Weekend, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Apr. Black Mountain Weekend, May. Southern Shine Crawl, May. Poke Sallet Festival, downtown, 1st weekend in June. Harlan County Fair, Putney, 1st weekend in Aug. PMSS Fair Day, Aug. Labor Day Festival, Evarts, Sat. before Labor Day. Fall Color Weekend, Oct. Fall Arts Weekend, Oct. Festival of the Mountain Masters, 400 Village Ctr., Fri.–Sat. after Thanksgiving. Christmas Parade, downtown, 1st Sat. in Dec. PMSS Nativity Play, Dec.

Lodging

Shopping and Entertainment

Apple Tree, 21991 US 119N, Cumberland. Buff’s Bows and Gifts, 1417 E Main St., Cumberland. Christian Store, 216 W Main St., Cumberland. Poor Fork Arts and Crafts, 218 W Main St., Cumberland.

Camping and RV Parks

Portal 31 RV Park, KY 160, Lynch; 12 sites.

Harlan

Population 1,745 • Harlan County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Moist Established 1819; US 421 and US 119, northeast of Middlesboro, in the rugged region of Pine Mountain and the Cumberland Mountains. Originally known as Mt. Pleasant.

t Evarts Tourism & RV Parks

101 Harlan St., Evarts, 40828. The Birthplace of Adventure Tourism. ATV friendly town. Home of the Evarts Trail Head of Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area. Enjoy ATV trails, camping, Black Mountain Thunder Zipline and more. www.evartskentucky.com; 606.837.0609. t Harlan Tourist & Convention Commission, 201 S Main St., PO Box 489; www.harlantourism.com; 606.573.4156.

Educational Institutions

Pine Mountain Settlement School, 36 KY 510, Bledsoe; 800-acre mountain boarding school founded in 1913; forest, farmland, native wood, stone buildings.

Points of Interest

Harlan Center, 201 S Main St.; 7,000 square feet; meetings trade shows & special events.

Museums and Galleries

Clover Fork Museum, 203 Philpot Ln., 6 miles north of Evarts; restored 1930 home of Jack Taylor, operator of Highsplint coal mines; by appt.

Parks and Recreation

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Park; 7,000 acres of 3 levels of ATV/off-road trails; no fee. Black Mountain Thunder Zipline, Evarts Trailhead, Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Park. Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve, KY 840, off US 119, near Keith. Protects the largest old-growth forest in Kentucky; 3-mile hiking trail begins at Camp Blanton; .5 mile trail along Watts Creek; open to the public for hiking, birding, nature study. Cranks Creek Wildlife Management Area, 15 miles SE on Stone Mountain Road off US 421; 2,155 acres; unique wagon tunnel road; fishing, hiking, rental boats; picnicking at adjoining Stone Mountain; no camping, KDFWR. Kentenia State Forest, KY 1679, Little Shepherd Trail, off US 421 to north; 4,277 acres; 4 non-contiguous tracts on south side of Pine Mountain; hiking, picnicking, primitive camping, hunting, fishing; off-road vehicles prohibited, KDF.

Golf and Tennis

Harlan Country Club, 1509 S Hwy. 3001; 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Dining

El Charrito, 135 Village Center Rd. Harlan Station Steakhouse, 1908 US 421S. The Portal, 101 N Main St. Sports Café, Eversole St. Familiar Food: US 421: Arby’s, Baxter, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Huddle House, KFC, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Rax, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Black Mountain Cabins, KY 38 to KY 3457, Evarts; 6 units. Comfort Inn, 2608 US 421S; 62 units. Little Inn of Harlan, 508 S Main St.; 4 units. Mount Aire Motel, 355 Skidmore Dr.; 40 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Angelia’s Gifts, 417 E Central St. Coming Up Roses, 100 S Main St. Mountain Outdoors, 16 Chappell Dr., Baxter. Perfect Ten, 111 S Main St. Village Center Mall, 400 Village Ctr.

Boating and Lakes

Cranks Creek Lake (Herb Smith Lake), off KY 987, 15 miles SW; 219 acres; fishing, 2 ramps; dam completed in 1963. Martins Fork Lake, 13 miles SE on KY 987; 340 acres; fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking. Martins Fork Dam, on Martins Fork of the Cumberland River, is 504; long/97' high, USACE. Stone Mountain Boat Dock, 99 Day Branch Rd.

Camping and RV Parks

Harlan County Campground and RV Park, 8331 US 119, Putney; 3 cabins, 20 sites (50 primitive). Harlan Center RV Parks, 201 S Main St.; 7 sites.

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Corbin/Cumberland Falls/Williamsburg Area

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Population 7,304 • EST/EDT • Wet Whitley, Knox, Laurel Counties (Dry) Northeast of Cumberland Falls and State Resort, east of Laurel River Lake and Dam, on the scenic Cumberland Plateau.

t Corbin Tourism and

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We are so glad you’re here…because Corbin LOVES Company! Located off of I-75 at exit 25, Corbin has something for everyone! Whether you seek outdoor adventure, delectable culinary treats or special boutiques, Corbin offers an experience you will never forget. 222 Corbin Center Dr.; www.corbinkytourism.com; 606.528.8860. [See ad page 115]

Points of Interest HTHE ARENA

500 Arena Dr., Multi-purpose venue featuring 6,800 seats and hosts a variety of activities including: family shows, spor ting event s, concer t s and consumer trade shows. It is the only facility of its type in the Southeastern Kentucky region. www.thecorbinarena.com; 606.258.2020. [See ad page 115] Corbin Center, 222 Corbin Center Dr. off 25W. Keeneland Quarter Horse Race Track, I-75 exit 25, off 3041. Opening 2016.

Museums and Galleries HCORBIN RAIL MUSEUM

101 N Depot St. Opening 2016; a state-of-the-art, interactive railroad museum! Showcases the L&N Railroad and the people who built them through interactive real-life experiences. 606.528.8860. [See ad page 115]

Harland Sanders Café and Museum, 688 US 25W; the Colonel’s kitchen as it was in 1940; daily 10–10; free; NRHP.

Parks and Recreation

Bill’s Riding Stable, 519 Mustang Rd.

HCumberland Falls State Resort Park

I-75 exit 25, SW to KY 90; 1,657 acres, 51 lodge rooms, cabins, gift shop; open year-round. Only "Moonbow" in the 114 • www.kytravel.com

Northern Hemisphere. www.parks.ky.gov; 606.528.4121; 800.325.0063,    Park Features: Outdoor Olympic pool, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnic shelters, playground, tennis, seasonal whitewater rafting trips, shuffleboard, dance pavilion, nature center, planned recreation, visitor center, snack bar and gift shop near falls. Observation points overlook Cumberland Falls and boulder-strewn gorge. Outstanding variety of plants, wildflowers, birds and animals; 20 miles of hiking trails. •Cumberland Falls, called the "Niagara of the South." The 125foot wide waterfall drops 7 stories, making it the largest east of the Rockies and south of Niagara. On a clear night under a full moon, the falls show the only known "moonbow" (rainbow at night) in the Northern hemisphere. •Cumberland Falls State Park Nature Preserve, several species of rare plants and animals. Open to the public for hiking, birding, nature study. Lodging: Lodge: 50 rooms, 1 suite, restaurant, meeting rooms. 20 Woodland Rooms. Cottages, 25 one- and two-bedroom executive; open year-round. Camping: Mid Mar.–Nov. 15; 30 sites with, 20 sites without utilities, grocery, service building (reservations available). Tennis: 1 court. Special Park Events: •Life of a Firewatcher, once in Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., Sept., Oct., Nov. •Arches & Waterfall Weekend, Mar. •Native American Weekend, Mar. •Spring Break Adventure, Apr. •Nature Photography Weekend, Apr. •Cumberland Falls Beautification, May. Sanders Park, 201 S Main St. Featuring a life-size bronze statue of the Colonel.

Festivals and Special Events

NIBROC Festival, Aug. Camp Wildcat Civil War Reenactment, Wildcat Mountain, Oct.

Dining

Basil's Italian Restaurant, 205 S Main St. Bubby’s BBQ, 2700 Cumberland Falls Hwy. CB's Roadhouse Grill, 890 Cumberland Falls Hwy. Corbin Cellars, 306 S Main St. Crabtree Rootbeer Stand, 129 18th St. David’s Steak House and Buffet, 125 W Cumberland Gap Pkwy. The Depot on Main, 101 N Main St. Dino’s Italian Restaurant, 1895 Cumberland Falls Hwy. Dixie Cafe, 208 S Main St. El Dorado’s Corbin, 2545 Cumberland Falls Hwy. Fiesta Mexicana Corbin, 1885 Cumberland Falls Hwy. King Buffet, 15170 N US 25E. Mi Casa Restaurant, 785 E Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Pizza & Co, 1500 S Main St. Season's Restaurant, 313 S Main St. Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant, 1885 Cumberland Falls Hwy. Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, I-75 exit 29. Wah Weng Garden, I-75 exit 29. The Wrigley Taproom & Brewery, 207 S Main St. Yomato Steakhouse of Japan, 14892 N US 25E. You & Me Coffee & Tea, 300 S Main St. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 25: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Bojangle's, Burger King, Domino’s, Hardee’s, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Snappy Tomato, Subway, Waffle House, Wendy’s; I-75 exit


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29: Arby’s, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Froyoz Frozen Yogurt, Huddle House, KFC, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Shoney’s, Snappy Tomato, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell.

Lodging

Baymont Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 29; 91 units. Best Western Corbin Inn, I-75 exit 25; 63 units. Comfort Suites, I-75 exit 29; 63 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 25; 44 units. Econolodge, I-75 exit 25; 110 units. Economy Inn Corbin, 804 S Main St.; 20 units. Fairfield Inn Corbin, I-75 exit 29; 62 units. Hampton Inn Corbin, I-75 exit 29; 67 units. Holiday Inn Express Corbin, I-75 exit 25; 64 units. Knights Inn Corbin, I-75 exit 29; 100 units. Landmark Inn, I-75 exit 25; 83 units. Super 8 Corbin, I-75 exit 29; 62 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Alley Stuff, 109 S Main St. Antiques and Accents, 45 Lynn Camp Church Rd. Forest Bowling Lanes, 1019 Cumberland Falls Hwy. Forest Hill Shopping Center, 1019 Cumberland Falls Hwy. McBurney’s Designs, 220 N Main St. Trademart Shopping Center, 1000 E Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Tri-County Cineplex, I-75 exit 25. Tri-County Square Shopping Center, 785 E Cumberland Gap Pkwy.

Boating and Lakes Grove Marina, I-75 exit 25.

Camping and RV Parks

Corbin KOA, I-75 exit 29, 89 sites. Falls Creek Cabins & Campground, I-75 exit 25, 8 sites. Good Stewart Family Campground & Horse Camp, I-75 exit 25, 10 sites. Grove Campground, I-75 exit 25, 60 sites. Laurel Lake Camping Resort, I-75 exit 25 , 35 sites.

Museums and Galleries

Cumberland Inn Museum, I-75 exit 11; Appalachian exhibit, university archives operated by University of the Cumberlands.

Parks and Recreation

Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center, I-75 exit 11; home of Kentucky Splash Water Park.

Golf and Tennis

The Golf Course at Williamsburg, 690 Airport Rd.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival; late May, early June. Downtown Block Parties; June–Aug. Whitley County Fair; July. Old-Fashioned Trading Days, Courthouse Sq.; Sept. Annual Turkey Trot, 5K Run/Walk; Nov.

Dining

Brashear’s Grocery and Catering, 1710 W Main St. El Dorado’s, 100 KY 92W. Milly’s on Main, 310 Main St. Red Flower Restaurant, 965 US 25W. Riverside Produce, 1378 US 25W-S. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 11: Arby’s, Burger King, Domino’s, Hardee’s, KFC, Krystal, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Cumberland Inn, I-75 exit 11, 50 units,  Hampton Inn, I-75 exit 11, 68 units. Scottish Inn, I-75 exit 11, 34 units. Super 8, I-75 exit 11, 95 units. Corbin Rail Museum

Williamsburg

Population 5,245 • Whitley County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1818; I-75, US 25W, 11 miles north of Tennessee border in Daniel Boone National Forest; scenic southeast Kentucky Courtyard markers tell fascinating stories of “Aunt Julia” Marcum and Colonel Whitley. Big South Fork and Cumberland Falls just west of Williamsburg.

t Williamsburg Tourist and Convention Commission

650 S 10th St., PO Box 2, I-75 exit 11; open weekdays 9–5. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's. Brochures available on area attractions including the Big South Fork River & Recreation Area, Cumberland Museum & Craft Center and Cumberland Falls. Largest information center along I-75; designed to help you plan your vacation throughout the South. www.williamsburgky.com; wtour@bellsouth.net; 606.549.0530; 800.552.0530. [See ad page 116] t Williamsburg Welcome Center, Kentucky Welcome Center, I-75 Northbound at the Kentucky/Tennessee line. Staffed daily Mon.–Sat. 8:30–4:30. 606.786.4474; 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com.

Educational Institutions

University of the Cumberlands, I-75 exit 11; Baptist affiliated private 4 year liberal arts college; established 1888; enrolls 3,000.

Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission

Sanders Park

222 Corbin Center Drive 606-528-8860

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Shopping and Entertainment Candle Shack, Main St. Cumberland Regional Mall, 965 US 25W. Ed’s Cards, 965 US25W-S.

Barbourville

Population3,165 • Knox County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1799; US 25E; oldest town in southeast Kentucky; home of 2 Kentucky governors and 3 US congressmen. Site of first Civil War battle in Kentucky, with casualties on both sides. t Barbourville Tourism & Recreation Commission, 117 High St.; www.barbourvilletourism.com; 606.545.9674.

Educational Institutions

Union College, off US 25E; established 1879; enrolls 1,400.

Historic Sites HDr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

4929 KY 459, 5 miles off US 25E. Dr. Walker, physician and surveyor, led 1st documented expedition through Cumberland Gap and built 1st log cabin built by a white man in Kentucky in April, 1750. Replica of cabin stands on original site. www.parks.ky.gov, 606.546.4400. Park Features: 12 acre park, mini-golf, gift shop, picnic shelters, concession stand, playground, lighted basketball court; park grounds open year-round; facilities are seasonal.

Museums and Galleries

Knox Historical Museum, Municipal Building, 196 Daniel Boone Dr.; Wed. 10–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Barbourville Water Park, Allison Ave.,  Thompson Park, KY 11S; playground, walking track. Stivers Aquatic & Wellness Center, 110 Barner Ln. Union College Turner Outdoor Center, Turner Rd., off US 25 E; experienced rider's paradise.

Festivals and Special Events

Dizney Mountain Rodeo, Gray, 3rd Sat. Mar.–Sept. Redbud Festival of Appalachian Culture, Apr. Appalachian Fire Muster, June. Barbeque Cook-Off & Festival, June. Ken-Ducky Derby, June. Battle of Barbourville, Sept. Cumberland River Challenge, Canoe/Kayak Race, Sept. Daniel Boone Festival, Downtown, 1st full week in Oct. Christmas in Barbourville, Thanksgiving–Christmas.

Dining

2 Amigos, 119 Union Plz. B-Ville Grill, 240 Daniel Boone Dr. El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant, 301 Daniel Boone Rd. Hua Ming Restaurant, 247 Parkway Plz. Kentucky Biscuit Co, Union Plaza, Knox St. Oasis Pizza Station, 11 N Main St. Oldway Cafe, 100 Court Sq. The Oven Mitt, 315 Knox St. Thelma’s Place, 226 N Liberty St. The Ugly Mug, 103 Knox St. Familiar Food: US 25E: Arby’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Wendy’s; Downtown: Subway.

Lodging

HBest Western Wilderness Trail Inn

1476 S US 25 E, 43 units. Nestled in the majestic rolling hills that surround the oldest town in Southeast Kentucky. Locally owned and operated. Free parking, complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor pool, truck/RV parking, photocopy services, exterior corridor. 606.546.8500; www.bestwesternkentucky.com. Boulders & Bradfords B&B; 2 units. Towne Square Place B&B, 230 Knox St.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Carreen's Prom & Pageant, Downtown on the Square. Cole House, Downtown on the Square. Lillian June, Downtown on the Square. Taylor's Treasures, Downtown on the Square. Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, 301 Parkway Plz. Union Plaza Shopping Center, 105 Union St.

Golf and Tennis

Indian Springs Golf & Country Club, 379 Indian Springs Country Clb. Union College Tennis Courts, Union College, 3 courts.

Camping and RV Parks

Thompson Park & RV Camping, 125 Old S Main St.

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Population8,092 • LaurelCounty (Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Moist US 25, I-75, KY 80 and Hal Rogers Parkway north of Levi Jackson State Park and Laurel River Lake. Official KY Trail Town.

t London/Laurel County Tourist Commission

Visit our full service Information Center, just off I-75 exit 41, FREE seasonal RV dump station, FREE Kentucky maps, discount coupons & area brochures. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat. 9–5. tourism@lltc.net; 800.348.0095; www.laurelkytourism.com. [See ad this page]  London/Corbin Airport, 566 Hal Rogers Dr.; general aviation; 5,750' runway.

Points of Interest

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battle Site, Hazel Patch Rd., I-75 exit 49, off US 25. Pavilion and interpretive trail. The Battle of Camp Wildcat is recognized as the 1st Union victory of the Civil War fought along the Wilderness Road.

Daniel Boone Motocross Park, 775 Falls City Rd. Daniel Boone National Forest, 700,000 acres of timberland stretching over 21 eastern counties from Morehead in the north to the Tennessee border in the southeast. There are nearly 500 miles of trails and over 800 miles of roads; campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, beaches. Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, a 270-mile trail running the entire length of the forest, links many developed recreation areas. Meaning “Big Turtle,” Sheltowee was the Indian name given to Daniel Boone by the Shawnee who adopted him as the son of Blackfish, the great war chief; USFS-maintained. Wildcat Adventures, I-75 exit 41, N Hwy. 25.

HLevi Jackson State Park

KY 229, off US 25, I-75 south of London and north of Corbin; Boone's Trace and Wilderness Road; pioneer trails converge here. 896 acres on land donated by the family of Levi Jackson. Completed in 1796, Wilderness Road was a 30' wide wagon road constructed over earlier pioneer trails. Until about 1875, it was thought to be first state-built road in US. A section of the original road is preserved in the park. Park Features: •pool, gift shop, hiking, museum, gristmill, picnic shelters, mini-golf, playground. •Mountain Life Museum, reproduced pioneer settlement; log buildings, furnishings, farm implements, guns (fee). Apr.–Oct. •McHargue’s Mill, among world’s largest millstone collections. Camping: year-round, 136 sites with utilities, wi-fi; tent camping, bath- houses and service buildings, grocery.

Golf and Tennis

Crooked Creak Golf Club, 781 Crooked Creek Dr., 18 holes. London Country Club, 835 W Laurel Rd., 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Pittsburg Marine Laurel Lake Open, Laurel Lake, May. Laurel County Fair, Laurel County Fairground, July. World Chicken Festival, downtown London, Sept. Camp Wildcat Civil War Re-enactment, Wildcat Mountain, Oct. Christmas on Main, Dec.

Dining

Eldorado, I-75 exit 38. Fiesta Mexicana London, I-75 exit 38. Old Town Grill, I-75 exit 41.

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Camping and RV Parks

Laurel River Lake Camping: • Craigs Creek, group, KY 192, left on FS 62, 9 mi. • Holly Bay Campground, Hwy. 192; 94 sites. White Oak Boat-In Camping, 51 sites. Wildcat Adventures, US Hwy. 25 N ;RV and tent sites. Westgate RV Camping, I-75 exit 41; 14 sites.

Manchester

Shiloh Roadhouse, I-75 exit 41. Weaver’s Hot Dogs, 2 locations: 4th St. & Airport. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 38: Arby’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Domino’s, Fazoli’s, Frisch’s, Golden Corral, Great Wall, Hardee’s, Huddle House, Krystal, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Ruby Tuesday, Snappy Tomato, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell; I-75 exit 41: Arby’s, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Hardee’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s, White Castle, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s, White Castle.

Lodging

Baymont Inn, I-75 exit 38; 77 units. Budget Host Westgate Inn, I-75 exit 41; 46 units. Comfort Suites, I-75 exit 38; 62 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-75 exit 38; 75 units. Econolodge, I-75 exit 41; 63 units. Hampton Inn, I-75 exit 41; 71 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-75 exit 38; 65 units. Microtel Inn, I-75 exit 38; 77 units. Quality Inn, I-75 exit 41; 60 units. Red Roof Inn, I-75 exit 41; 60 units. Super 8, I-75 exit 41; 63 units.

Shopping and Entertainment Dog Patch Trading Center, I-75 exit 41. Finley’s Fun Center, 1356 S Laurel Rd. Flea Land Flea Market, I-75 exit 38. London Dragway, 3385 White Oak Rd. Regency Cinema 8, I-75 exit 38. Scavenger Hunt, 704 E 4th St. Vendor’s Mall, I-75 exit 41. Wildcat Flea Market, I-75 exit 41.

Boating and Lakes

Holly Bay Marina, I-75 exit 38.

HLaurel River lake

SW of London via KY 192; 6,000 acres, over 200 miles of shoreline and two full-service marinas. The natural beauty of crysal clear water, Laurel Lake lies safely in the Daniel Boone National Forest where fishing is great. 1,420 feet long/282 feet high Laurel River Dam is on KY 1193 off US 25W, USACE. www.laurelkytourism.com; 800.348.0095. Rockcastle Adventures Canoe Livery, I-75 exit 41. Tim’s Pay Lake, 139 Pay Lake Rd. Wood Creek Boat Dock, I-75 exit 41. Wood Creek Lake, KY 80, west of I-75 exit 41. 672 acres. Completed in 1969. Holds state record for largemouth bass, 13 lb. 10 oz., caught Apr. 14, 1984. Fishing (trout, largemouth bass), ramp, dock, boat rentals. 118 • www.kytravel.com

Population 1,255 • Clay County (Seat/ Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1798; Hal Rogers Parkway and US 421, 20 miles east of London in Redbird Purchase Area of Daniel Boone National Forest. Official KY Trail Town. t Clay County Tourism, 102 Richmond Rd.; 606.598.2071.

Educational Institutions

Oneida Baptist Institute, 19 miles NE KY 11; grades 6–12 boarding school; enrolls 300.

Points of Interest

Ancient Rock Writings Display, Rawlings-Stinson Park; dating to 400 BC.

Parks and Recreation

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Campsites: •Alum Ford, KY 700, off US 27; 6 sites. •Bear Creek Horse Camp, right off KY 742; 23 sites. •Blue Heron, east on KY 92, right on KY 742; 45 sites.

Golf and Tennis

Big Hickory Golf Course, 521 Big Hickory Rd.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events Clay County Days, Labor Day weekend.

Dining

Aunt Bea’s Country Diner, 301 Main St. El Cazador, 376 Manchester Square Shopping Ctr. Miller’s Café, 111 Main St. Pat’s Snack Bar, 112 Town Branch Rd. . Familiar Food: Arby’s, Burger King, DQ, Huddle House, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western of Manchester, 363 KY 80; 52 units. Rocking Chair Inn, 101 Swafford St.; 24 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Foster Price Cinemas, 109 Anderson St. Marguerite Antiques & Vintage Boutique, 112 Main St. Rebecca Leigh Accents, 201 Main St. Red Bird Mission Crafts, KY 66, Beverly.

Camping and RV Parks

Clay County Campground, 83 Crawfish Rd., 150 sites. Governor’s RV Park, Bert T. Combs City Park, US 421N, 24 sites.

McKee

Population 800 • Jackson County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry US 421, KY 89 and KY 290, northeast of London, in Daniel Boone National Forest. t Jackson County Tourism Commission, PO Box 278, Annville; 606.287.7853.


Points of Interest

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Flat Lick Falls, Hays Rd. off US 421, Gray Hawk; hiking trails; short loop handicap access daily sunrise–sunset.

Festivals and Special Events

Gospel Festival, Muncy Park, June. Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival, June. Battle of Big Hill Reenactment, Jackson Energy Farm, 3rd weekend in Aug. Jackson County Fair, Labor Day weekend.

Dining

Gray Hawk Landing, US 421. Opal’s Restaurant, 180 W Water St. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Subway.

Lodging

Cain’s Edgewood Cabins, 9886 KY 89 N, 1 unit. Jarvis Mountain Cabin, 343 Lower Clover Bottom Rd., 1 unit. Lakes Creek B&B, 2181 Lakes Creek Rd., 1 unit. Shady Lane Cottage, 137 Durham School Rd., 1 unit. Town and Country Motel, 2567 US 421S, 12 units.

Shopping and Entertainment Snider Points, 5093 Hwy. 2002.

Boating and Lakes

Beulah Lake (Tyner Lake), US 421, 2.5 miles N of Tyner; 87 acres; fishing, launching area. 

Renfro Valley/ Mt. Vernon

• • Rockcastle County EST/EDT Dry Renfro Valley: I-75 exit 62, US 25 just north of Mt. Vernon, 45 minutes south of Lexington. Mount Vernon: Population 2,477 • County Seat US 150/25, off I-75, northwest of London.

t Livingston Trail Town Visitor’s Center, US 25 N Livingston; www.livingstonky.com; 606.453.2710. t M t . V e r n o n - R o c k c a s t l e C o u n t y To u r i s t Commission, I-75 exit 62, PO Box 1467, Mt. Vernon; www.rockcastletourism.com; 800.252.6685. Points of Interest

Bittersweet Cabin Village Museum & Gift Shop, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley; authentic log cabins and artifacts dating to the 1700s. Open daily at 10 am.

Saltpetre Cave Open House, Mt. Vernon; May. Discovery Day, Renfro Valley; June. Cruise in the Valley Car Show, Renfro Valley; Sept. Appalachian Harvest Festival, Renfro Valley; Oct. BitterSweet Cabins Fall Demonstration Day, Renfro Valley; Oct. Bittersweet Festival, Mt. Vernon, Oct. Christmas in the Valley, Renfro Valley; Nov.–Dec.

Dining

Back Porch Smokehouse, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley. El Cazador Mt Vernon, I-75 exit 59, Mt. Vernon. Limestone Grille, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon. Snack Shack, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon. The Soup Bowl, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon. Valley Grill, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon. Familiar Food: I-75 exit 59, Mt.Vernon: Pizza Hut; I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley: Arby’s, Denny’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Days Inn, I-75 exit 62. Mt. Vernon; 100 units. Econolodge, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon; 35 units. Kastle Inn Motel, I-75 exit 59, Mt. Vernon; 50 units. National Heritage Inn, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon; 50 units. Rockcastle River Cabin Rentals, US 25N, Livingston. Singing Hills Inn B&B, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley; 4 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Burdett Brothers Antiques & Collectibles, Mt. Vernon, Main St. Cindy’s Place, 260 E Main St., Mt Vernon. Dogwood Gifts and Crafts, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley. Renfro Valley Village, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley. Rockcastle River Trading Company, US 25 N, Livingston. Valley Treasures & Antiques, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Linville Boat Dock, I-75 exit 62, Mt. Vernon, 34 sites.

Camping and RV Parks

Climax Horse Camp, Clark Ridge Rd., Mt. Vernon, 10 sites. Red Hill Horse Camp, KY 1955, Livingston, 48 sites. Renfro Valley KOA, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley, 103 sites. Renfro Valley RV Park, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley, 114 sites.

Museums and Galleries

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum, I-75 exit 62, Renfro Valley. Exhibits honoring Kentucky music of all genres. Mon.–Sat. 10–8; $7.50.

Theaters and Performing Arts

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, I-75 exit 62.

Parks and Recreation

Country Pedaler, 9006 Main St., Livingston. Just Kik-N-It Ranch Outfitters, I-75 exit 49, Livingston; riding stables, caving, canoe and kayak rentals.

Golf and Tennis

Cedar Rapids Country Club, US 150, Mt. Vernon; 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events Dix River Festival, Brodhead; May.

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Lake Cumberland, a spectacular lake with 50,250 acres and 1,200 miles of shoreline, Dale Hollow Lake and Green River Lake provide unlimited fishing and boating opportunities for outdoor sportsmen. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area includes 105,000 acres of natural wilderness, rivers and back country. Four state parks are located in this region.

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Cave Country

Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system ever discovered on Earth, is the largest of the many caves found in this region. 10,000acre Barren River Lake is the centerpiece of one of the region's three state parks.

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Population11,196 • PulaskiCounty (Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet Established 1801; On US 27, KY 80 and hub of the area where Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway extends through the lake country to Somerset.

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Convention and Visitors Bureau

Somerset-Pulaski County, on the northeastern shores of Lake Cumberland. 80 Bypass, one block east of US 27. Free brochures, plus information on accomodations, dining, events, and attractions in Somerset, Lake Cumberland & surounding areas. Open year-round. 522 Ogden St., Somerset, 42501. www.lakecumberlandtourism.com; somersetcvb@lctourism.com; 800.642.6287; 606.679.6394. [See ad page 123]

 Lake Cumberland Regional Airport, US 27, 3 miles south General aviation. 5,800' runway.

Points of Interest

Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 N Main St.; local artists and arts groups. Center for Rural Development, 2292 US 27; 760-seat theatre, exhibit hall; year-round events/entertainment. Children’s Botanical Garden of South Central Kentucky, 304 S Main St.

Historic Sites

Historic Downtown and Fountain Square, Somerset. Restored Fountain Square, shopping, dining, walking trail. Mills Springs Battlefield, 9020 KY 80W, Nancy. Site of 1862 Civil War battle; museum, visitors center, Mill Springs National Cemetery where Union casualties are buried and the Zollicoffer Confederate Cemetery. Driving tour brochure; museum/ visitors center daily 10–4; Museum $5; NRHP. 122 • www.kytravel.com

Parks and Recreation

Bear Wallow Farm, 1225 Piney Grove Rd., Nancy. Haney’s Appledale Farm, 8350 KY 80W, Nancy. Pulaski County Park, KY 80W; over 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, disc golf course, campground, boat ramp, cabin rentals.

HSomersplash Waterpark

1030 KY Hwy. 2227. Waterpark with Bowl Slide, Speed Slide, 3 Body Slides, Tube Slide, Kiddie Play Area, Wave Pool and Lazy River. Memorial Day–Labor Day. www.somersplash.com; 606.678.7946.

Zollicoffer Park, Hwy. 235, Nancy; part of Mill Springs Battlefield; features walking trails and a Civil War Memorial.

Golf and Tennis

Eagle’s Nest Country Club, KY 39N; 18 holes, Lake Cumberland Driving Range, 499 Gibson Ln., Bronston, Somerset Country Club, 1216 KY 27N; 18 holes,  Waitsboro Hills Golf Course, 795 Slate Branch Rd.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Whitley City Stearns

USACE Lake Cumberland Visitor Center, 800 Boat Dock Rd.

Battle of Mills Springs Anniversary, Mill Springs Battlefield, Nancy, Jan. Somernites Cruise Car Show, 4th Fri., Sat. Apr.–Oct. Master Musicians Festival, Somerset Community College, July. Pulaski County Fair, Pulaski County Fairgrounds, July. 15+ Mile Yard Sale, KY 196, Nancy, Faubush, Chesterview, and Jabez, Sept. Autumnfest, Bear Wallow Farm, Nancy, mid-Sept. Blues, BBQ, and Arts Festival, Somerset, Sept. Mill Springs Memorial Day Ceremony, Mill Springs Battlefield, Nancy, Memorial Day. The Road Home Half-Marathon, Sept. Pickin’ in the Park Bluegrass Festival, Pulaski County Park, Nancy, Oct. Mill Springs Battlefield Ghostwalk, Mill Springs Battlefield, Nancy, Nov. Sheltowee Artisans Art Fair, Center for Rural Development, Nov. Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic, Boys Basketball, Dec.

Dining

Amon’s Bakery, 1900 US 27S. Casa Grande 2 South, 3580 S Hwy. 27. Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 918 US 27S. Family Diner and Bakery, 9249 KY 80W, Nancy. Kegler’s Bar and Grill, 1084 S Hwy. 27. King Buffet, 300 Sam Walton Dr. La Fiesta Grande, S Hwy. 27. Main Street Deli, 601 Main St. Mellow Mushroom, S Hwy. 25. Oran’s Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 10475 US 27N, Eubank. Ruckel’s Restaurant, 192 KY 70W, Eubank. Serendipity at the Orange Door, 230 E Mt. Vernon St. Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 70 Sonny’s Way. Texas Roadhouse, 100 Stonegate Center. Track’s End Restaurant, 233 Parkers Mill Way. Vip’s Place, 1480 KY 90W, Bronston. Familiar Food: US 27: Arby’s, Back Yard Burgers, Blimpie, Bob Evans, Burger King, Captain D’s, Cracker Barrel, Culver’s, DQ, Domino’s, Donato’s, Fazoli’s, Firehouse Subs, Frisch’s, Gold Star


Kentucky's Shorelines SOUTH REGION ALSouthern SOUTH CENTR CENTRAL REGION Chili, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, Jimmy John’s, KFC, Krystal, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Ruby Tuesday, Sonic, Steak n’ Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, White Castle.

Lodging

Acorn and Fox Inn B&B, 85 Noble Oaks Dr., Bronston; 8 units. Barn at Redgate Suite, 200 Redgate Ln.; 1 unit. Best Western Midtown Inn and Suites, 103 W Jefferson Dr.; 61 units. Buck Creek Bungalows, 9700 Rush Branch Rd.;1 unit. Comfort Inn, 82 Jolin Dr.; 54 units. Country Inn and Suites, 515 US 27N; 52 units. Falling Water Rentals, 284 George St.; 1 unit. Hampton Inn Somerset, 4141 US 27S; 73 units. Holiday Inn Express, 50 Stevie Lynn Dr.; 75 units. Lake Cumberland Rental Properties, 3260 and 3340 Ard Ridge Rd., Nancy; 2 units. Lee’s Ford Marina Resort, KY 80W, Nancy. Meece Farm, 1310 Hopeful School Rd.; 1 unit. Million Dollar View Home, 909 Hideaway Dr.; 1 unit. Morris Lake House, 386 Cumberland Dr., Bronston;1 unit. Motel 6, 1532 US 27S; 47 units. Pulaski Park Cabins, 1200 Hwy. 3189, Nancy; 6 units. Quality Inn, 240 US 27N; 59 units. R Home For U, 990 Prather Dr.; 1 unit. Red Roof Inn, 1201 US 27S; 78 units. Riegelsberger Rental, 51 Bridgeview, Nancy; 1 unit. Sackett’s Lake Bluff Cabins, Vicki St., Nancy; 3 units. Super 8, 601 US 27S; 61 units.

HWoodson Bend Resort

14 Woodson Bend, Bronston. Located on a scenic 455-acre peninsula above and surrounded by Lake Cumberland. The resort is ideal for vacations, family reunions, conventions, golf outings, retreats, etc. Multi-purpose clubhouse includes meeting & party rooms and Mulligans Restaurant. Activities include volleyball, basketball, swimming, tennis and foot golf. Hiking during which you may see some of our beautiful white tail deer. Golfers will find plenty of challenge on our 18 hole, championship course. www.woodsonbendresort.com; 800.872.9825, 

Sinking Valley Vineyard and Winery, 6515 KY 461. Somerset Cinemas 8, 100 Mercury Blvd. Somerset Mall, 4150 US 27S. Somerset Peddler’s Mall, 345 US 27N. Tap on Main, 3580 N Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Cumberland, Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Pkwy., US 27, KY 80, KY 90, KY 127 and KY 76; 50,250 acres; 1,200 miles of shoreline extending southwest from Cumberland Falls to Somerset, Burnside, and Monticello to Wolfcreek Dam then northeast to Jamestown and Russell Springs touching 7 counties in southest KY and some of the top fisihing holes in the US. Lee's Ford Resort Marina, 451 Lee's Ford Dock Rd., Nancy.

Camping and RV Parks

Cumberland Point Campground & RV Resort, 344 Daws Ridge Rd., Nancy; 15 sites. Lake Cumberland RV Park and Campground, 499 Gibson Ln., Bronston; 72 sites. Lee's Ford Resort Marina, 451 Lee's Ford Dock Rd., Nancy. Pulaski Co. Park Campground, 1200 Hwy. 3189, Nancy; 20 site. Somerset KY RV Park, 794 Meadow Dr.; 12 sites.

Burnside

Population 611 • Pulaski County (Dry) • EST/EDT • Wet US 27, KY 90, south of Somerset, at Lake Cumberland. Historic Burnside, settled about 1800, was covered by the lake and the town was relocated about 1950.

t Burnside Tourism Commission, 7929 US 27S, PO Box 8.; www.burnsidetourism.com; 606.561.7117;800.240.2531.

Parks and Recreation HGeneral Burnside State Park

US 27, 8 miles south of Somerset on Lake Cumberland. 430-acre park named for Union General A.E. Burnside who had Civil War headquarters in area. He has gone down in history, not for military exploits, but for his beard and moustache worn with clean shaven chin, called a “burnsider,” (now sideburns). Park Features: fishing, marina near park with slips and rentals, picnic shelters, playground, boat ramp, fish cleaning facilities, bathhouse; most facilities are seasonal Apr.–Oct. 31. Camping: 94 sites (8 primitive); reservations available; Golf: 18 holes.

Shopping and Entertainment

27 Twin Drive-In Theatre, 5072 US 27S. Apple’s Wine and Spirits, 4150 S Hwy. 27. Briar Bowl Lanes, 603 US 27S. Cedar Creek Vineyards, 294 Cedar Creek Ln. Heritage Christian Book Store, 304 Sallee St. Lake Cumberland Flea Market, 95 Super Service Dr. Lake Cumberland Outdoors, 2234 KY 90, Bronston. Mole Hole of Somerset, 370 US 27S. North 27 Antique Mall, 2330 KY 2227. Paul’s Discount, 1616 US 2227 N. Pine Cone Primitives, 409 Monticello St. Pink Bee, 1424 US 27S. Pub 311, 311 W Mt. Vernon St. Simply the Best, Grand Central Place. www.kytravel.com • 123


Festivals and Special Events

Crappie USA Fishing Tournament, Lake Cumberland, Apr.

Dining

Chili House, 6337 US 27S. El Taxco Mexican Bar and Grill, 120 Strunk Stone Rd. Goodie Shack, 7788 US 27S. Guthrie's River House, 6075 US 27S. Hightop Sports Bar & Grill, 100 Stone Crest Dr. Los Primos Mexican Grill, 8100 US 27S. Reno's Roadhouse, 1201 S Hwy. 27.

Lodging

A Better Rental at Lake Cumberland, 2650 Roberts Bend Rd.; 11 units. Christy Ann's Cottage, 61 Boone Trl.; 1 unit. Cumberland Cove Cottages, 620 Coomer Rd.; 6 units. Cumberland Hillside Hideaway, 212 Pebble Dr.; 1 unit. Eagles View B&B, 45 Glen Eagle Dr.; 3 units. Lake Cumberland Resort, 500 Roberts Bend Rd.; 36 units,  Schwytzer Lakefront Homes, 2668 Roberts Bend Rd.; 1 unit. Southfork Log Cabins, 56 Narrows Rd.; 3 units. Villager Resort, KY 90; 25 units. Whispering Woods Cottage, 239 Enchanted Forest Way; 1 unit.

Shopping and Entertainment

Island Wine & Spirits, 6345 S Hwy. 27. Lake Cumberland Speedway, 1 Race Track Rd. Shoppers Paradise Flea Market, 6320 US 27S. Slick Hobbies, 8591 US 27S.

Boating and Lakes

Burnside Marina, 680 W Lakeshore Dr., 

Stearns / Whitley City

• • McCreary County EST/EDT Dry Stearns: Population 1,586 1 mile west of US 27, south of Whitley City. Official KY Trail Town. Whitley City: Population 1,111 • County Seat 9 miles south of KY 90 on US 27. t McCreary County Tourist Commission, PO Box 62, 14 Geary Ave., Whitley City; www.mccrearytourism.com; 606.376.3008; 888.284.3718.  McCreary County Airport, off KY 92E, Pine Knot; general aviation; 3,000' runway.

Points of Interest

Big South Fork Scenic Railway, 1 mile west of US 27 in downtown Stearns; winds through 16 miles of Cumberland River Gorge of the Big South Fork National River.

Museums and Galleries

McCreary County Museum, KY 1651, Stearns, in 1907 Stearns Coal and Lumber Company building; Apr.–Nov. Tues.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. Noon–4 (closed Thanksgiving); $5.

Parks and Recreation

Beaver Creek Wildlife Management Area, US 27S, FS 50 on west side of area, KY 90 and FS 817 on east; 17,753 acres in Daniel Boone National Forest; quality deer management (special regulations); hiking, horseback riding, trout fishing, primitive camping, USFS.

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Access from I-75 via KY 461 at Mt. Vernon or KY 92 near Williamsburg; from I-65 via Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Pkwy. to US 27 at Somerset; authorized by Congress in 1974 and includes 125,000 acres of natural wilderness, rivers and back country in SE Kentucky and NE Tennessee. Managed by the National Park Service. The Big South Fork River and its tributaries have carved a series of spectacular gorges. The area is full of fascinating geological, botanical and historical features including forest-covered plateau lands broken by the steep bluffs of the Big South Fork River gorge. The area was sparsely settled, although once extensively mined and logged. www.nps.gov/biso. Park Features: •Kentucky Visitor Center open daily Apr.–Oct. • Big South Fork Area, camping, 430+ miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding trails. Picnicking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, boating, hunting. Sheltowee Trace Outfitters, Cumberland Star River Boat, Mouth of Laurel Boat Ramp.

Festivals and Special Events McCreary County Fair, Whitley City, July.

Dining

Courthouse Corner Café, 18 S Main St. Dairy Bar, 198 S Main St. Kilby Sister’s Bakery and Sweet Shop, KY 1651, Stearns. Ole Country Café, 1939 KY 92E, Pine Knot. Papa’s Pizza, US 27S, Stearns. ZZ’s Italian Restaurant, 1845 US 27N, Whitley City. Familiar Food: US 27, Whitley City: Arby’s, Giovanni’s, Huddle House, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Subway.

Lodging

Barthell Coal Mining Camp, KY 742, Stearns; 12 units,  Big South Fork Motor Lodge, 136 Bruce St., Stearns; 21 units. Executive South Fork Inn, 1116 US 27N, Whitley City; 58 units. Farm House Inn B&B, 735 Taylor Branch Rd.; 3 units. Parkland Motel, 1950 US 27S, Stearns; 51 units. Sheltowee Trace Outfitters and Camp Inns, 2001 KY 90; 9 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Big M Discount, 425 US 27N. Big South Fork Marketplace, 4177 US 27S. Junkyard Pottery, 66 P.P. Walker Ln., Parkers Lake. Pottery by Mehg, 38 Henderson St. Small Town Primitives, 61 KY 92W. Stearns General Store, 2335 KY 1651S. Sweet Kreations, Big South Fork Scenic Railway, Stearns. Tower Crafts General Store, 38 Henderson St. , Stearns.

Camping and RV Parks

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Campsites: •Alum Ford, KY 700, off US 27; 6 sites. •Bear Creek Horse Camp, right off KY 742; 23 sites. •Blue Heron, east on KY 92, rright on KY 742; 45 sites. •Sandhill RV Park and Camp, KY 700, Whitley City, 46 sites. •Stampede Run Horse Camp, 2150 Beulah Heights Rd., Whitley City; 23 sites, 26 stalls.


Kentucky's Shorelines SOUTH REGION ALSouthern SOUTH CENTR CENTRAL REGION US Forest Service Campsites: •Barren Fork Horse Camp, US 27N, east on FS 684, with access to Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail; 40 sites, picnic shelter, pond. •Bell Farm Horse Camp, KY 92W, left on KY 1363, 11.4 miles to Bell Farm, left .2 miles across bridge; 5 sites. •Great Meadows, KY 92W, left on KY 1363 11.4 miles, right on FS 564 1.2 miles, left on FS 137 4.4 miles, with access to Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail and Rock Creek trout stream; 18 sites.

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Population 1,794 • Russell County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1827; US 127 10 miles from Lake Cumberland State Resort. Official KY Trail Town. t Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission, PO Box 64, Russell Springs; 270.866.4333.  Russell County Airport, Russell County Airport, KY 92, 2 miles NW.

Points of Interest

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, US 127, 13 miles south, below Wolf Creek Dam; hatchery daily 7–3:30; Visitors Center daily May–Oct. 8–5, Nov.–Apr. 8–4; free.

Parks and Recreation HLake Cumberland State resort Park

5465 State Park Rd., west of Somerset, south of Jamestown, off US 127S; 3,117 acres on Lake Cumberland’s shores; open year-round; 270.343.3111;  800.325.1709; www.parks.ky.gov,  Park Features: (some activities and facilities are seasonal): State Dock Marina with covered/open slips, ramps, ski and houseboats, fishing, pontoon boat rentals, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, picnic shelter, playground, planned

recreation, nature /multi-purpose centers, shuffleboard, mini-golf, disk golf, grocery. Lodging: Lure Lodge: 63 rooms, pool rooms with glass-backed elevator; Pumpkin Creek Lodge: 13 rooms; indoor swimming pool, spa, recreation/game room, outside deck, meeting rooms, banquet facilities. Cottages: one-, two- and three-bedroom cottages; Camping: tent; 129 sites, most with utilities; mid-Mar.–Oct. 31; reservations available; Special Park Events: •Pioneer Prairie Bison Feast, Jan. •Camper Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Camperama Weekend, 1st weekend in Oct. •New Year’s Blowout Bash, Dec. 31 US Army Corps of Engineers Campsites on Lake Cumberland: Kendall, US 127 at Wolf Creek Dam; 118 sites, 2 ramps.

Festivals and Special Events

National Houseboat Expo, Lake Cumberland, June. Lakefest, Monument Square, July. 127 Corridor Sale, US 127, Aug. Senior Fishing Derby, Sept.

Dining

Godfather’s Pizza, 1905 Main St. Familiar Food: US 127: Giovanni’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Pizza Hut.

Lodging

Lake Cumberland Country Cottages, 6688 US 127S; 3 units. M & M Lodge, 2423 KY 92S; 8 units. Riverside Retreat, 875 Helm Landing Rd.; 4 units. Shell’s Wolf Creek Outfitters, 310 Kaufman Rd.; 2 units. Timber Pointe Resort Park, KY 92S; 15 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Lake Cumberland Country Store, 6688 US 127S. Mini Indy Go Kart Track and Family Fun Center, 2367 US 127N. Sarah’s Cards and Gift, 61 N Main St.

HSHIP STORE AT STATE DOCK

6365 State Park Rd. Ice, groceries, snacks, quality apparel, souvenirs, fishing licenses, cold drinks, water skiing& fishing equipment, gasoline & diesel fuel. www.statedock.com; 888.STATEDOCK (888.782.8336). [See ad page 126]

Boating and Lakes

Jamestown Resort and Marina Houseboat Vacation, 3677 KY 92S. Lake Cumberland, Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Pkwy., US 127, KY 90, KY 80 and KY 76. 50,250 acres.South Central Kentucky’s magnificent lake extends from Wolf Creek Dam south to Russell Springs and Jamestown into 7 counties and upstream for over 100 miles east to the vicinity of Somerset and finally to the area of Cumberland Falls. Shoreline over 1,200 miles; one of the top scenic fishing lakes in US with 5 species of bass, walleye, crappie, trout. Wolf Creek Dam across the Cumberland River, US 127 south of Jamestown, 258' high/5,736' long. Completed 1950. Wolf Creek Dam Powerhouse and Overlook, US 127S, USACE. www.kytravel.com • 125


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Located inside Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, US 127. Rentals include luxury houseboats, ski boats, pontoons & fishing boats. Full-service marina, shipstore, restaurant, & rental slips. www.statedock.com; 888.STATEDOCK (888.782.8336),  [See ad page 126]

Camping and RV Parks

Foggy Bottom RV Park, 310 Kaufman Rd., 20 sites. Woodland Hills Campground, 7389 US 127S, 10 sites.

Russell Springs

Population 2,441 • Russell County • CST/CDT • Dry Russell County. US 127, KY 80, north of Lake Cumberland and Lake Cumberland State Resort. t Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission, PO Box 64; 270.866.4333.

Points of Interest

Monticello

Population 6,188 • Wayne County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1800; KY 90, south of Lake Cumberland. t Monticello/Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 120 S Main St.; 606.348.3064.  Wayne County Airport, KY 1275, off KY 90.25 miles northwest; general aviation; 4,000' runway.

Points of Interest

“Raccoon” John Smith Cabin, Michigan Ave. Log cabin built by famous Baptist preacher who helped organize the 1st Christian Church in 1831.

Museums and Galleries

Wayne County Museum, 75 N Main St.; local history housed in former Hotel Breeding; Tues.–Sat. 10–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park, Michigan Ave.; 86 acres; tennis, softball, playground, mini golf, hiking, 

The Rockhouse, KY 379, Creelsboro. The Creelsboro Arch, a huge natural limestone formation.

Golf and Tennis

Lakewood Country Club, 4214 KY 379; 18 holes,

Cornbread Festival, Mill Springs Park, Memorial Day weekend. Lake Cumberland Softball Classic, June. Wayne County Fair and Horse Show, Memorial Park, July. Lake Cumberland Raft-Up, Lake Cumberland, 2nd Sat. in Aug. Heritage Festival, Sat. Labor Day weekend. Christmas Parade, 1st Fri. in Dec.

Golf and Tennis

Festivals and Special Events

Russell County Fair, Veterans’ Fairgrounds, June. Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival, Indian Hills Resort, Aug. Ghosts of Russell County, The Star Theater, downtown, Oct. Christmas Parade, Russell County Fairgrounds, Nov.

Dining

Coe’s Steak House, 2961 KY 80E. Country Café, 4152 KY 76S. Hillbilly Café, 2475 US 127S. Familiar Food: US 127: Arby’s, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Alligator Inn, KY 76S, 20 units. Cumberland Lodge, 720 US 127 N, 53 units. Lakepointe Resort, 1583 KY 1383, 22 units. Springs Motel, 115 Steve Wariner Dr., 28 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Anna’s Garden, 2349 US 127S. Key Twin Cinema, Key Village Shopping Center. Laker Lanes, 2481 Lakeway Dr. Mantle Gift Shop, 3213 US 127 S. Star Theater, 546 Main St.

Boating and Lakes HIndian Hills Resort/Alligator II Marina and KOA

11 miles SE via KY 80, KY 910, KY 76, KY 1383, on Lake Cumberland. Full ser vice marina, houseboat, fishing boat & pontoon rental, restaurant, open & covered slips, 26' x 80' slips. Furnished 1-5 bedroom cabins, lakeside log cabins. KOA Apr. 1– Oc t. 15. 150 campsites, mini-golf, pool, tennis. Follow signs. www.indianhillsresor t.com; 877.363.9911; Marina 270.866.6616; KOA 270.866.5616,  

Camping and RV Parks

Eagle’s Nest RV Park, 3142 US 127 S; 10 sites. Pine Crest RV Park Resort, 1080 KY 1383; 55 sites, 15 cabins.

Monticello Country Club, KY 90 Byp.; 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Dining

Black Station Steak House, 1215 N Main St. El Cazador, 1077 N Main St. Family Diner, 576 KY 3106. Holy Smoke Barbecue, S Main St. Familiar Food: Burger King, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Hardee’s, Huddle House, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, Little Caesar's, McDonald’s, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Lake Cumberland Inn, 2030 KY 90E Byp.; 60 units. Brown-Lanier House B&B, 9155 KY 1275 N; 1 unit. Fairchild’s B&B, 302 S Main St.; 3 units. Golden Pond Resort, KY 1275; 16 units. Monticello Motel, 254 N Main St.; 30 units. Raven’s Nest B&B, 364 Eagle Creek Dr.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Contented Heart Quilt Shoppe, 24 N Main St. Country at Heart, 237 Cumberland Xing. Garrett’s Apple Barn, 2823 KY 1275. Lake Cumberland Winery, 122 Cedar Lane Farm. Margaret’s Gift Shop, 2101 N Main St. Reed’s Groceries and Bait, 515 N Main St. WalMart, 175 Walmart Plaza Dr.

Boating and Lakes

Beaver Creek Resort and Marina, 8929 KY 92W,  Conley Bottom Marina and Campground, 736 KY 1275 N, 100 sites.

Camping and RV Parks

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Albany

Population 2,033 • Clinton County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1838; US 127, KY 90; 12 miles south of Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland; northwest of Dale Hollow Lake. t Clinton County Tourism, 28 Welcome Center Dr.; 606.306.7044.

Points of Interest

76 Falls, KY 734 off US 127, north of Albany. Indian Creek spills into Lake Cumberland. Roadside park, picnicking, rest rooms.

Golf and Tennis

76 Falls Country Club, 76 Falls Rd.; 9 holes. Mountain View Golf Course, 4601 Duvall Valley Rd.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Clinton County Fair, Fairgrounds, 3rd week in June. Foothills Festival, downtown, Oct.

Dining

Jones Restaurant, 1000 Tennessee Rd. Majors Pizza, 100 Westview Shopping Ctr. Familiar Food: Burger King, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Best Western Garden Inn, 935 Soma Ln., 54 units. Branham Motel, US 127N, 19 units. Royal Inn, 118 Burkesville Rd., 17 units. Wisdom Resort, 7613 Wisdom Dock Rd., 11 units,  Wolf River Resort and Marina, KY 738, 28 units, 

Shopping and Entertainment Klassic Shop, 114 Washington St. Polka Dot Shop, 108 N Cross St.

Camping and RV Parks

Ryan’s RV Park, 615 Conner Ridge Rd.; 25 sites.

Burkesville

Population1,521 • CumberlandCounty (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1810; KY 61 and KY 90, on the Cumberland River; west of Lake Cumberland and north of Dale Hollow Lake; 3 miles north on KY 61. t Cumberland Count y Tourism and C onvent ion C ommi s sion, 130 Dr i f t wo o d Dr.; www.cumberlandcounty. com/tg; 270.864.5890.

Historic Sites

Site of First American Oil Well, off KY 61, 3 miles north on Renox Creek.

Museums and Galleries

Cumberland County Historical Museum, Burkesville City park. Housed in early 1800s Appalachian log cabin.

Parks and Recreation HDale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

KY 90 to KY 449 to KY 1206, 30 miles south of Lake Cumberland, 12 miles southwest; located on 3,398 acres; 60-room lodge with restaurant and meeting facility; open year-round. www.parks.ky.gov 270.433.7431, 800.325.2282; USACE, KDFWR,  Park Features: marina, 200 covered slips, pontoon boat rentals, 2 launch ramps, shower house, fishing, picnicking, hiking, 128 • www.kytravel.com

horseback riding trails, horse camping facilities, playgrounds, pool, mini golf, planned recreation, Cindy Cave. Lodging: Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, 60 rooms, restaurant, meet- ing rooms. Camping: mid-Mar.–mid-Nov.; 145 sites, 6 cabins; (reservations available). Golf: 18 holes, pro shop, rental clubs and carts. Special Park Events: •Valentine’s Weekend, Feb •Horsecamper’s Reunion, Oct. •Haunted Hollow Hotel, Oct. •New Year’s Eve Celebration, Dec. 31 Mud Camp Creek Wildlife Management Area, KY 90, 5.5 miles west of Burkesville, left on KY 100 4 miles to Wisdom Rd.; 572 acres; from steep, narrow forested ridges to narrow valleys; 40 acres of open land along Cumberland River; fishing, primitive camping, hiking; no vehicles, KDFWR.

Festivals and Special Events

European Riders Rally, Veteran Memorial Park, 3rd weekend in May. July 4th Celebration, July 4th. Cumberland County Fair, last week in July. Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival, 3rd weekend in Sept. The Steel Horse Stampede Motorcycle Ride, last Sun. in Sept. Roller Coaster Fair Yard Sale, KY 90, 1st weekend in Oct.

Dining

Annie Ruby’s Café, 204 Courthouse Sq. Capp’s BBQ, 920 N Main St. El Ray's Mexican Restaurant, Main St. Hamilton’s BBQ, 211 Hill St. Jones’ Restaurant, 225 N Main St.

HMike’s Landing Floating Restaurant

3622 Sulphur Creek Rd. at Sulphur Creek Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. Lunch and dinner served in a casual atmosphere. Carry-outs, and courtesy boat slips for restaurant customers. Open 11–8 daily in season. scr@duo-county.com; www.sulphurcreek.com; 270.433.7272. [See ad page 130] Familiar Food: Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Alpine Resort, 700 Hill St.; 26 units. Copper Hollow B&B, 3462 State Park Rd.; 5 units. Fisherman’s Cove, 2687 Celina Rd.; 1 unit. Hidden Cave Ranch, 877 Thrasher Rd.; 5 units. Old Coe House B&B, 433 N Main St.; 1 unit. Riverfront Lodge, 305 Keen St.; 40 units.

HSulphur Creek Resort

3622 Sulphur Creek Rd. Lakefront and secluded cabins, camping, houseboat, pontoon & fising boat rentals, restaurant and ship store. www.sulphurcreek.com; 270.433.7272. [See

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Shopping and Entertainment

Country Peddler, 212 Courthouse Sq. Main Street 210, 210 Main St. The Methodist Opportunity Store, Keen St.

Boating and Lakes

Dale Hollow Rentals, 1964 State Park Rd. Dale Hollow State Park Marina, 5970 State Park Rd.


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Population9,108 • TaylorCounty (Seat/Dry) • EST/EDT • Moist Established 1817; US 68, KY 55, north of Green River Lake State Park. t Taylor County Tourist Commission, 325 E Main St.; 270.465.3786.  Taylor County Airport, US 68; general aviation; 5,000' runway.

Educational Institutions

Campbellsville University, 1 University Dr.; established 1906; Kentucky Baptist affiliated; enrolls 3,000.

Points of Interest

Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Rd.; working farm museum on 227 acres; by appt.

Museums and Galleries

Jacob Hiestand House Museum, 1075 Campbellsville Byp. Restored 1823 federal style German stone house and kitchen. Tues.–Sat. 10–3. Guided tours $3.

Parks and Recreation

Big Cat Pay Lake, 8521 Liberty Rd.

HGreen River Lake State Park

179 Park Office Rd. off KY 55, south of Campbellsport on KY 1061. 1,331 acres of lake shore; 8,210-acre lake. Park features: beach, fishing, launches, marina, bathhouses, hiking/bike/equestrian trails, gift shop, mini-golf, planned recreation, picnic shelter, playgrounds, 229 camping sites. Special Park Events: •Campers Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Armed Forces Weekend, May •Kid’s Outdoor Day, June •Taylor County Fair, 1st week in June •Tebbs Bend Flea Market, Tebbs Bend Rd., Sept. •Halloween in the Park, Oct

Asian Garden Buffet, 100 Central Shopping Ctr. Colton’s Steak House & Grill, 399 Campbellsville Byp. Creek Side Family Restaurant, 1837 New Lebanon Rd. Fiesta Mexico, 1307 E Broadway. Garcia’s Restaurant, 480 Campbellsville Byp. Happy Days Restaurant, 229 E Main St. Magic Wok, 726 Campbellsville Byp. Orville’s, 402 S Central Ave. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Burger King, DQ, Domino’s, Druthers, Godfather’s Pizza, Hardee’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Mr. Gatti’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Snappy Tomato, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Lodge, 1400 E Broadway; 60 units. Granny’s Country Cottage, 122 Owl Creek Rd.; 1 unit. Holiday Inn Express, 102 Plantation Dr.; 65 units. Lakeview Motel, 1291 Old Lebanon Rd.; 16 units. Lucky Vista Motel, 1409 S Columbia Ave.; 18 units. Super 8, 100 Albion Way; 39 units. Towne Motel, 505 S Columbia Ave.; 15 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Back Country Soaps, 6813 Liberty Rd. Campbellsville Cherry Reproductions, 3380 Saloma Rd. Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture, 600 Water Tower Byp. Campbellsville Peddlers Mall, 400 Campbellsville Byp. Cozy Comforts, 305 E Main St. Dakota Farms Country Gifts, 12795 Hodgenville Rd. Hughes Quality Furniture, 1267 Speck Ridge Rd., Elkhorn. Humphress & Sons Cherry Reproductions, 303 E Main St. Magnolia Alley, 411 E Main St. Phillips Lanes, 164 Bambi Dr. Puryear’s Antiques, 701 S Central Ave. Tulip Tree, 119 E Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Emerald Isle Resort and Marina, KY 372. Green River Lake, Off KY 55, south of Campbellsville. 8,210 acres; extends from Taylor into Adair County; fishing, marinas, beaches, camping. Green River Dam is south of Campbellsville, off KY 55; 141' high/2,350' long; Visitors Center, KY 55, with USACE exhibits; Atkinson-Griffin House Museum, restored 1840 log cabin which served as Civil War hospital; free, USACE. www.kytravel.com • 129


HGreen river marina

2892 Lone Valley Rd. Are you looking for a small piece of "Heaven on Earth"? Try us!! We are very family oriented with LOTS to offer: floating cabins, pontoons, gift shop, fuel, boat slips, open grill, karaoke, Comfy Cow Ice Cream, mechanic, live bait. Seasonal hours. Rates start at $325 for 3-night rental. www.greenrivermarina.com; 270.465.2512. [See ad page 131] Green River Stables, 592 Robin Rd., 25 stalls, 50 sites.

Camping and RV Parks

Heartland RV Park, 278 Heartland Dr., 86 sites. Indian Ridge Campground, 300 Campground Rd., 96 sites.

Columbia

Population 4,452 • Adair County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1801; KY 80, KY 55 and Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway, south of Green River Lake. Official KY Trail Town.

t Columbia/Adair County Tourism Commission

201 Burkesville St., PO Box 116; 270.384.6020; 888.837.8012; www.tourismcolumbiaky.com.

Educational Institutions

Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson St.; established 1903; United Methodist 4-year Liberal arts; enrolls 1,900.

Points of Interest

Janice Holt Giles House, 380 Spout Springs Rd.; log home of the Kentucky author; June–Oct. Sat.–Sun. 1–4.

Museums and Galleries

Trabue Russell House, 201 Jamestown St.; built 1821–23 by Daniel Trabue; history museum; tours by appt.

Parks and Recreation

Pump-Jack Off-Road Recreational Park, 190 Buel Rodgers Rd. Roadside Park, 2310 Hwy. 55 S.

Golf and Tennis

The Pines at Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Rd.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Adair County Fair and Horse Show, July. South Central Kentucky Outdoor Expo, Aug. Homeplace on Green River Fall Festival, Sept. Columbia Downtown Days, Oct.

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Giles Society Heritage Arts and Crafts Day, Oct. Christmas in Columbia; 1st Sat. in Dec.

Dining

Acapulco Grill, 104 Public Sq. Anderson’s Pizzeria, 1411 Campbellsville Rd. Circle R Restaurant, 712 Russell Rd. Fiesta Mexico Restaurant, 819 Jamestown St. O K Country Cooking, 2339 Campbellsville Rd. Tray’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 960 Jamestown St. Yogurtown, 1423 Campbellsville Rd. Familiar Food: Burger King, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western, 710 Bomar Heights; 51 units. Dreamland Motel, 510 Burkesville St.; 20 units. Hill and Valley Farms B&B, 431 Wilson Rd.; 3 units. Kozy Haven Log Cabin Rentals, 561 S Hwy. 55; 4 units. Magnolia House B&B, 307 Merchant St.; 3 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Arrow Vintage Antiques, 312 Hurt St. Bradshaw and Son Oak Furniture, 6721 Hwy. 55 S. Barney's Fun Center, 905 Campbellsville Rd. Casey House Antiques, 1081 Edmonton Rd. Farm 2 Furniture, 114 N Reed St. Farmer’s Market on the Square, Apr.–Oct. Heart’s Image Studio, 980 G. Taylor Rd. Highland Raku Studio, 3292 Wheeler Hill Rd. Horseshoe Art, 430 Harm Shelton Rd. Sonny’s Wood Crafts & More, 259 Cane Valley School Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Holmes Bend Marina & Resort, 5380 Holmes Bend Rd.

Camping and RV Parks

Three Springs RV Resort, 3680 Holmes Bend Rd.; 27 sites. US Army Corps of Engineers Campsites on Green River Lake: Holmes Bend Campground, Holmes Bend Rd.; 125 sites.


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Population 2,163 • Green County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1794; US 68/KY 70 southeast of Campbellsville. t Green County Chamber of Commerce, 105 W Hodgenville Ave.

Enjoy the natural beauty of life on the lake.

Points of Interest

Goose Creek Foot Bridge, Courthouse Sq. Built in 1928. The only remaining stationary footbridge in Kentucky. 445 ft. long, 38 ft. high. Oldest Courthouse West of the Allegheny Mountains. Courthouse Sq. Est. 1804. NRHP Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Over 47 buildings designated part of the National Register District. Maps available at City Hall. William H. Herndon House, Main St. & E Columbia Ave. Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln’s law partner and Author. L&N Passenger Depot, 103 Depot St.

Golf and Tennis

Green County Golf Association / Golf Course, 158 Golf Course Rd.; 9 holes, 

Festivals and Special Events

Art in the Alley, Greensburg Arts Council, 3rd Sat. in May Green County Fair, American Legion Park, 3rd week in June. Cattlemen’s Bluegrass Festival, Aug. Greensburg’s 225th Anniversary Celebration, downtown Greensburg, last Sat. in Aug. Cow Days, 3rd weekend in Sept. Christmas on the Square, downtown Greensburg, Sat. after Thanksgiving

Dining

A Ennis, 113 S Public Sq. Country Roads Restaurant, 1480 Pierce Donansburg Rd. Down Home Cookin', 112 N Main St. El Ranchero, 7720 KY 88. Hawg Daddy's BBQ, 720 Hwy. 88. Longhunters Coffee and Tea Company, 115 S Public Sq. Los Agaves, 120 N Public Sq. Melissa's Cafe, 158 Golf Course Rd. Smokin Joe’s, 219 S Main St. Tastes Like Home, 3090 Campbellsville Rd. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Snappy Tomato, Subway.

Lodging HGreen River Paddle Trail Cabins

100 Paddle Trl. 5 cabins available for rent with all the comforts of home. A short walk from downtown historic district, local shops, restaurants, and Greensburg Disc Golf Park; www.greensburgonline.com/GreenRiverPaddleTrail; 270.932.9658.

Parks and Recreation

Greensburg Disc Golf Park, 214 Industrial Dr.; 9-hole recreational disc golf park. Wyatt Jeffries Woods, Hwy. 768 near McKinner Corner.

Shopping and Entertainment

Brenda’s Flowers and Crafts, 210 S Main St. Glovers’ Station Antique Mall, 121 S Public Sq. It’s a Dandy, 131 N Public Sq.

Green River Marina

2892 Lone Valley Rd., Campbellsville, KY 270.465.2512• www.greenrivermarina.com Kentucky Market House, 117 S Public Sq. Tastes Like Home, 3090 Campbellsville Rd.

Boating and Lakes HGreen River Paddle Trail

100 Paddle Trl. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking & fishing on the beautiful Green River. For canoe & kayak rent als c all Mike Daugher t y 270.789.2956. RV hookups & cabin rentals available. Information at www.greensburgonline.com/GreenRiverPaddleTrail; 270.932.9658.

Liberty

Population 2,168 • Casey County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Dry Established 1791; US 127, 30 miles south of Danville and 30 miles north of Russell Springs. Known as the “Gate Capital of the World” for its production of tubular farm gates.

t Liberty / Casey County Tourism, 518 Middleburg St.; 606.787.6463 ext. 224.

Parks and Recreation

Clementsville Motorsports, 1805 Casey Creek Rd. Sawmill Motocross, 2257 US 127 N. Sharp’s ATV Riding Range, 479 Strong Branch Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Hickory Hills Country Club, 1552 Short Town Rd.; 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

Casey County Fair, Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center, June. Casey County Apple Festival, Sept. Galilean Quilt Auction, Galilean Children’s Home, 2nd Fri. in Oct. Kentucky Heritage Days, Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center, 3rd weekend in Oct.

Dining

Bread of Life Café, 5369 US 127S. El Mexicano, 261 N Wallace Wilkinson Blvd. Shakers Pizza, 717 Campbellsville Rd. Village Restaurant, 115 N Wallace Wilkinson Blvd. Familiar Food: US 127: Lee’s Famous Recipe, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Hidden Meadow Ranch, 11240 KY 1547, 1 unit. www.kytravel.com • 131


Horse and Buggy Country Inn B&B, 1159 South Fork Ridge Rd., 4 units. Sandy Acres Log Cabin Rental, 1990 Henson Ridge Rd., 1 unit.

Shopping and Entertainment

Kinfolk Treasures, 912 S Wallace Wilkinson Blvd. Quilt King Crafts, 546 Middleburg St. Southern Charm, 132 Hustonville St. Sunny Valley Country Store, 2775 South Ford Ridge Rd.

Boating and Lakes

Lake Liberty, KY 70W; 88 acres; manmade; fishing, paddling; no motors; daily 6–midnight; permit required.

Camping and RV Parks

Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center, 678 S Wallace Wilkinson Blvd; 50 sites.

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• • Edmonson County CST/CDT Dry Brownsville: Population 836 • County Seat Established 1826; KY 70 and KY 259, on the Green River. Mammoth Cave: off I-65, west on KY 70; headquarters of Mammoth Cave National Park, which contains about 3,000 known caves–more than any other state–the best known of which is Mammoth Cave. t Edmonson County Tourist & Convention Commission and Chamber of Commerce, 121 Washington St. PO Box 336, Brownsville; www.edmonsonchamber.com; 270.597.2222.

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Cub Run Cave, KY 88, Cub Run; 1.5 hour tours; gift shop; $14. D Bar K Horse Camp, 510 Ollie Rd., Mammoth Cave. Double “J” Stables and Horseman’s Camp, 542 Lincoln School Rd., Mammoth Cave.

Mammoth Cave National Park

1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy., Mammoth Cave, 42259; I-65 exit 53 (west on KY70 from Cave City) or I-65 exit 48 (west on Park City Rd. from Park City),  www.nps.gov/maca. Park Features: (some activities and facilities are seasonal): •Mammoth Cave – the longest cave system ever discovered on earth with over 390 miles charted on 5 levels; it lies beneath 4 ridges and covers 52,830 acres in Edmonson, Barren and Hart Counties. It is a World Heritage Site and core area of nationally-recognized Biosphere Reserve. •Houchins Ferry (Mar.–Nov.) and Green River Ferry (yearround except Christmas) cross the Green River; boat ramps, fishing (permitted without license); activities/programs, guided walks. Hunting prohibited. Lodging: Mammoth Cave Hotel, Heritage Trail Rooms and Sunset Lodge open most of year; cottages available seasonally; unique gifts and regional crafts; operated by Forever Resorts, authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. Camping: •Headquarters, 109 sites (Mar.–Nov.); •Houchins Ferry, 12 primary sites (year-round if good weather); •Maple Springs, group/horse camping (Mar.–Nov.). Day Use Area: Dennison Ferry, picnicking; canoe launch. Mammoth Cave Tours: guided, ranging from .25 miles, 1.25 hours to 5.5 miles, lasting 6–6.5 hours; $12; Historic, 2 miles, 2 hours; $12; Frozen Niagara Tour, .25 miles, 1.25 hours; $10. Visitor Center open year-round except Christmas.

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KY 728 to KY 1827, north of Mammoth Cave National Park on Nolin Lake, the centerpiece of this 333-acre park popular site for boating and fishing. Park Features: beach, boat ramp, courtesy dock, shower house, playground, walking trail, picnic area. Camping: 32 sites (60 primitive); resvervations available.

Golf and Tennis

Shady Hollow Golf Course, 985 Ramsey Rd., Cub Run; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Edmonson County Saddle Club Horse Show, KY 259, Brownsville, 1st Sat. in June. Nolin Fest, Nolin Lake, Aug. Edmonson County Fair, Brownsville, Sept. Fall Festival, Cave Valley Winery, Park City, Oct. Mason’s Car Show, Brownsville, Oct.

Dining

Laura’s Hilltop Restaurant, 1409 KY 259 N, Brownsville. Mis Amigos Mexican Grill, 600 KY 259 N, Brownsville. Nana & Papaw’s Restaurant, 12688 Cub Run Hwy., Cub Run. Old School Bar-B-Q, 103 S Main St., Brownsville. Pizza Paradise, 675 S Main St., Brownsville. Familiar Food: Brownsville: DQ, Godfather’s Pizza, Subway.

Lodging

Hickory Cabins, 125 Stockholm Rd., Mammoth Cave, 2 units. Mammoth Cave Hotel, 27 Entrance Rd., Mammoth Cave.


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Shopping and Entertainment

Country Bouquet Flowers and Gifts, 226 Cedar St., Brownsville. Detweiler Country Store, 12825 Priceville Rd., Cub Run. Forks Country Store and Indoor Archery Range, 30 Stockholm Rd., Mammoth Cave. Madison’s Flowers, 434 S Main St., Brownsville. Mammoth Cave Transplants, 5394 Brownsville Rd., Brownsville. Reneva’s, 100 Park Pl., Brownsville. Treasures from the Hollow, 302 N Main St., Brownsville.

Horse Cave/ Munfordville

• • Hart County CST/CDT Moist Horse Cave: Population 2,311; I-65, exit 58; northernmost of the three cities in vicinity of Mammoth Cave. Munfordville: Population 1,615 • County Seat 3 miles north of Horse Cave. I-65 exit 65. t Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission, I-65 at MM 60, PO Box 385, Horse Cave; 270.218.0386. t Munfordville Welcome Center & Gift Shop, I-65 exit 65. Munfordville Tourism Commission, 113 Main St., PO Box 304, Munfordville; www.visitmunfordville.com; 270.524.4752; 888.686.3673.

Historic Sites

Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve, I-65 exit 65, south on US 31W; 219 preserved acres of a 900 acre Civil War battlefield; interpretive signage; daily dawn–dusk; free.

Museums and Galleries

American Cave Museum, I-65 exit 58, 119 E Main St., Horse Cave. Har t Count y Historical Museum, 109 Main St., Munfordville; Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, early farm tools; Mon.–Fri. 9–4, Sat. 8–4; free.

Parks and Recreation

Jammin’ on the Porch, Bluegrass Jams every Thur. 6pm. The Bookstore, 111 Water St., Horse Cave. Hidden River Cave/Zip/Rappel, I-65 exit 58, 119 E Main St., Horse Cave. Guided tours on and off trail. State's only cave rappel. Cub Run Cave, I-65 exit 65, 15101 Cub Run Hwy., Cub Run.

H Kentucky Down Under/ Mammoth onyx cave

I-65 exit 58, Horse Cave. Fun, interactive Animal Park with a beautiful, historic cave on site. Visitors can roam with kangaroos, become a tree perch for Rainbow Lorikeets as you feed them nectar, watch dogs work their magic with sheep, take a 30-minute guided cave tour, visit an interactive animal or bird show, test out your shot at the Snowy River Shooting Range & much more! All for one price! Open year-round. www.kdu.com; 270.786.1010. Come let your adventure begin today! [See ad this page & front cover] Kentucky Stonehenge, 201 Lynn Ave., Munfordville; rock displays created by Munfordville native Chester Fryer; free.

Festivals and Special Events

City-Wide Yard Sale, Munfordville, 1st Sat. in May. Green River Canoe Fest, Munfordville, June. Hart County Fair, Hart County Fairgrounds, Munfordville, July. Hart County Civil War Days, Munfordville, Sept. Horse Cave Heritage Festival, Horse Cave, 3rd weekend in Sept. Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cookoff, Munfordville, Oct.

Dining

Bacon Creek Café, 8167 N Dixie Hwy., Bonnieville. El Mazatlan, 1182 N Dixie St., Munfordville. King Buffet, 210 Interstate Plz., Munfordville. Mama Lou’s BBQ, 5112 S Jackson Hwy., Horse Cave. Mama Lou's #2, 1512 Main St., Munfordville. Murray’s Restaurant, 1021 Main St., Munfordville. Old Millie's Restaurant, 7526 N Dixie Hwy., Booneville. R&K Grill & Games, 113 Union St., Munfordville. Smiley Dog’s Hot Dogs, 1797 N Jackson Hwy., Hardyville. Turtleini's Pizza & Pasta, 103 S Dixie St., Horse Cave. Familiar Food: I-65 exit 58, Horse Cave: McDonald’s, Subway; I-65 exit 65, Munfordville: DQ, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway.

Lodging

H Country Girl at heart farm B&B

6230 Priceville Rd., Munfordville. A "Green" environmentally-friendly interactive working farmstay where you can "get your hands dirty or just put your feet up." Five uniquely themed bedrooms with private baths. Great for business meetings. BBAK member. w w w.countr ygirlathear t f armbandb.com; 270.531.5276. [See ad page 8]

Hampton Inn Horse Cave, I-65 exit 58, Horse Cave; 101 units. Horse Cave Motel, US 31W, Horse Cave; 23 units. Quality Inn & Suites, I-65 exit 58, Horse Cave; 80 units;  Super 8, I-65 exit 65, Munfordville; 49 units.

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The Bookstore, 111 Water St., Horse Cave. Christy Lynn's Country Charm, 103 Water St., Horse Cave. Dennison’s Roadside Market, 5824 S Jackson Hwy., Horse Cave. www.kytravel.com • 133


Detweiler's Country Store, 2825 Priceville Rd., Cub Run. Earlene’s Antiques, 90 Le Grande Hwy., Horse Cave. Perkins Family Antiques, 6947 S Jackson Hwy., Horse Cave. R & S Groceries and Amish Bakery, 235 Irvin Cemetery Rd., Horse Cave. Sims Studios & Art Shop, 108 E Main St., Horse Cave.

Boating and Lakes

Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe, Green River Park and Arboretum, Munfordville.

Camping and RV Parks

Dog Creek Campground, 890 Dog Creek Rd., Cub Run. Horse Cave KOA, I-65 exit 58, Horse Cave; 75 sites, 9 cabins.

Cave City / Park City

• • Barren County CST/CDT Dry Cave City: Population 2,240 • Moist I-65 exit 53, US 31W at KY 70; just east of Mammoth Cave National Park; highest concentration of commercial attractions in the immediate vicinity of Mammoth Cave. Park City: Population 537 I-65 exit 48, KY 70; southeast of Mammoth Cave National Park.

t Cave City Welcome Center, 418 Mammoth Cave St., Cave City; www.cavecity.com; 270.773.8833. Points of Interest

Bell’s Tavern, KY 255 and Brown Rd., Park City; stone ruins of tavern; NRHP.

H Jesse James Riding Stables/ Kentucky Action Park

3057 Mammoth Cave Rd. I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Longest Twin Zipline in Kentucky, only Alpine Slide in Kentucky, guided horseback rides. Handicap accessible cave tours & more. Open Mar.–Nov. www.kentuckyactionpark.com; 270.773.2560. Onyx Cave, 93 Huckleberry Knob Rd., Cave City; Mon.–Sun. 9–5. Adults (12+) $8.95, children (5–11) $5.95, children (under 5) free.

Museums and Galleries

Floyd Collins Museum, 1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City. Mammoth Cave Wax Museum, I-65 exit 53, Cave City; over 90 life-like sculptures; daily Mar.–Oct.; $8. Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, I-65 exit 53, Cave City; daily Mar.–Oct.; weekends Nov.–Feb.; $7.95.

Parks and Recreation

Diamond Caverns, in Mammoth Cave National Park, I-65 exit 48, Mammoth Cave. Guided tours daily year-round. Dinosaur World, I-65 exit 53, Cave City; opens daily 8:30; $12.75, children 3–12 $9.75. Mammoth Cave Adventures & Zipline Tours, I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Ridgetop Pay Lake, I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Rockcastle Shooting Center, 585 Park Mammoth Rd., Park City.

Golf and Tennis

Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf Club, I-65 exit 48, Park City; 76 sites.

Festivals and Special Events

Bell’s Tavern Heritage Festival, Park City; June.

Dining

Country Kitchen, 876 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City. 134 • www.kytravel.com

El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant, 105 Gardner Ln., Cave City. El Patron Family Restaurant, 822 Mammoth Cave St., Cave City. Sahara Steak House, 413 Happy Valley Rd., Cave City. Watermill Restaurant, I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Familiar Food: I-65 exit 53, Cave City: Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Godfather’s Pizza/O’Deli’s, KFC, Long John Silver’s/A&W, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s.

Lodging

Best Western Kentucky Inn, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 50 units. Budget Inn, US 31W, Cave City, 25 units. Caveland Motel, US 31W, Cave City, 14 units. Comfort Inn and Suites, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 63 units. Countryside Inn, US 31W, Cave City, 25 units. Days Inn, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 89 units. Econolodge, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 110 units. Holiday Motel, 306 N Dixie Hwy., Cave City, 25 units. Jesse James Cabins, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 5 units. Parkland Motel, I-65 exit 48, Park City, 26 units. Sleep Inn, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 61 units. Star Motel, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 22 units. Super 8, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 50 units. Travel Inn, US 31W, Cave City, 25 units. Wayfarer B&B, 1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, 5 units. Wigwam Village, US 31W, Cave City, 15 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Big Mike’s Rock and Gift Shop, I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Caveland Antique Mall, 605 S Dixie Hwy., Cave City. Chaser’s Kentucky Chocolates, 812 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City. Coffey’s Concrete, 414 E Happy Valley St., Cave City. Four Seasons Antiques Uniques & Collectibles, 115 Broadway, Cave City. Grandma’s Attic, 104 S 2nd St. Leo’s Local Crafts, 4377 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City. Lost and Forgotten Treasure, 601 S Dixie Hwy. Magaline’s Antique Mall, 118 Broadway, Cave City. Mammoth Cave Knife Works, I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Nuttin Fancy Antique Mall, I-65 exit 53, Cave City. Paul’s Antiques & Collectibles, 111 Broadway, Cave City. Smith’s Country Store, 101 Huckleberry Knob Rd., Cave City. Tom’s Tee-Pee, 805 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City. Toni’s Roller Rink, 502 S Dixie Hwy., Cave City. Wild Wonderful Gift Shop, I-65 exit 53, Cave City.

Boating and Lakes

Green River Canoeing, 3057 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City. Mammoth Cave Canoe & Kayak, 1240 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City.

Camping and RV Parks

Cave Country RV Campground, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 51 sites. Jellystone Park Camp Resort, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 150 sites. Rock Cabin Camping, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 10 units, 10 sites. Singing Hills Campground, I-65 exit 53, Cave City, 36 sites.


Kentucky's Cave Country SOUTH L REGION A SOUTH CENTR CENTRAL REGION Edmonton

Population 1,586 • Metcalfe County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1860; US 68, Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. t Edmonton/Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 42; 270.432.3222.

Points of Interest

Scott’s City Limits, 1718 W Stockton St. Sulphur Well, 10 miles east on KY 70 off US 68. Site of historic artesian well, picnic areas, country store. Wisdom Community, 3 miles east on US 68. Home of the Kentucky Headhunters, country music group. Historic home and country store.

Theatre and Performing Arts

Barn Lot Theater, 207 S Main St.; year-round community theater.

Parks and Recreation

Bowling Park, US 68. Tennis, softball, fitness center, community gym, playground, trail, picnicking, volleyball, horseshoes, variety store. Dry Fork Gorge, Western Metcalfe County, off Hwy. 3234; 80 acres, open to public for hiking and educational purposes only; 3 creek crossings without bridge. Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area, KY 90, Willow Shade; 1,608 acres; regulated hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, KDF.

Golf and Tennis

Kentucky Hills Golf Course, 6198 Randolph Summer Shade Rd.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Blueberry Festival, June. Metcalfe County Fair, 1st week in July. Branstetter Park Bluegrass Festival & Homecoming, Summer Shade, Aug. Seven Springs Sorghum Festival, last Sat. in Sept. Pumpkin Festival, 1st Sat. in Oct.

Dining

Anne’s Restaurant, 2305 Summer Shade Rd. China One, 1003 W Stockton St. City Grill, 300 N Main St. Country Tyme Diner, 2517 Summer Shade Rd. Gene’s Freeze, 1405 W Stockton Rd. Lighthouse Restaurant, KY 70 E, Sulphur Well. Ma’s Deli, 3800 Greensburg Rd. Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, 107 Shirley St. Pig Stop BBQ, 611 W Stockton Rd. R-Town Pizza and Bakery, 417 W Stockton St. Familiar Food: McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway.

Lodging

Cave Hill Motel, 310 W Stockton St.; 7 units. Janice’s Cabin Rental, 414 W Stockton St.; 2 units.

Boating and Lakes

Metcalfe County Park and Lake, US 68E, primitive sites, ramp.

Glasgow

Population14,028• BarrenCounty (Seat/Dry) • CST/CDT • Moist Established 1799; US 31E, KY 90, US 68/KY 80, Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway southeast of Cave City, Park City and Mammoth Cave, northeast of Barren River Lake.

tGlasgow-Barren

County Tourist and Convention Commission, 118 E Public Sq.; 800.264.3161.  Glasgow Municipal Airport, KY 90W; general aviation; 5,301' runway.

Points of Interest

Fort Williams, Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, US 31E to Cross St., Ft. Williams Way; well-preserved Union “Field Fortification” built 1863. Plaza Theatre, 115 E Main St.; restored 1930s cinema.

Museums and Galleries H South Central Kentucky Cultural Center

(Museum of the Barrens), 200 W Water St.; Historic exhibits and genealogy resources for 5 county area. Come explore and discover the history of life in South Central Kentucky. Free admission, donations appreciated. Mon.–Fri. 9–4, Sat. 9–2. www.kyculturalcenter.org; 270.651.9792; Like us on Facebook.

Parks and Recreation

Barren Lake Wildlife Management Area, US 31E, KY 87, KY 98, KY 100 and KY 252. 10,106 acres around lake. Deer, squirrel, rabbit, quail, turkey, waterfowl. Hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting, USACE.

H Barren River Lake State Resort Park

12 miles SW of Glasgow off US 31E, south of Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Pkwy. 1,500 acres open year-round; 10,000-acre lake; www.parks.ky.gov; 270.646.2151,  800.325.0057,   Park Features: lodge, pool, riding stables, nature trails, marina, ramp, ski, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, open and covered boat slips, fishing, basketball, shuffleboard, fitness center, beach, bathhouse, playgrounds, picnic shelters. Lodging: Lodge: 51 rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms, gift shop; Cottages: 22 two-bedroom executive units. Camping: Apr.–Oct.; 99 sites with utilities, service buildings; (reservations available). Golf & Tennis: 18 holes, pro shop, rental clubs, carts; 2 lighted courts. Special Park Events: •Nature Watch Weekend – Sandhill Crane, late Jan., early Feb. •Buffalo Night, Feb. •Honeymooner’s Weekend, Feb. •Campers Appreciation Weekend, Apr. •Spring Hoot 5K Run, May. •Glasgow Highland Games, end of May, beginning of June. •4th of July Celebration, July 4. •Family Night Out(side), Sept. •Trashmasters Classic, Sept. 21. •Spookout Weekend, Oct. •Geocaching, Oct. •Trail of Scarecrows, Oct. 1–30. •Youth Boot Camp, Nov. •Santa’s House and Breakfast with the Grinch, Dec. 14. www.kytravel.com • 135


Eve Celebration, Dec. 31. Green Valley Pay Lake, 325 Siloam Rd.

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Golf and Tennis

Population 4,226 • Allen County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry US 31E, US 231; Barren River Lake is partially located in Allen County, 12 miles via US 31E.

Festivals and Special Events

t Scottsville/Allen County

Fox Hollow Golf Club, KY 63; 18 holes.

Glasgow Highland Games, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, June. 4th of July Concert on the Square, downtown, July. Barren County Fair, July. Global Festival in the Barrens, downtown, Sept. Roller Coaster Yard Sale, KY 63 from Cave City, KY 90 and US 127S, from Cave City to Tennessee, Oct. Glasgow’s Nighttime Christmas Parade, Dec.

Dining

Bar-B-Q Place, 1499 Burkesville Rd. BBQ Hut, 594 Reynolds Rd. Big Moose’s BBQ and Smokehouse, 525 W Main St. Bully’s Country House Restaurant, 5604 Scottsville Rd. Colton’s Steak House & Grill, 206 N L. Rogers Wells Blvd. Evergreen Chinese Restaurant, 803 Happy Valley Rd. Family Style Chicken and Seafood, 113 Shane Dr. Fine Arts Bistro, 143 W Main St. Gale-N-Dale’s, 405 Happy Valley Rd. George J’s on the Square, 144 E Public Sq. Granny & Papa’s Country Cookin’, 1680 Burkesville Rd. L’il Country Diner, 410 E College St. New Century Buffet, 936 Happy Valley Rd. South Fork Grill, 2224 Scottsville Rd. Familiar Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Gondolier, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, Long John Silver’s/A&W, Mancino’s, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Rally’s, Shoney’s, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Tumbleweed, Wendy’s, White Castle, Zaxby’s.

Lodging

Comfort Inn, US 31E S; 60 units. Days Inn, US 31E S; 59 units. Four Seasons Country Inn, 4107 Scottsville Rd., US 31E S 21. Hall Place B&B, 313 S Green St.; 4 units. Main Street B&B, 208 E Main St.; 6 units. Narrow Way B&B, 554 S Lucas Rd.; 6 units. Towne Inn, 604 Happy Valley Rd.; 28 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Art and Antiques Gallery, 207 W Main St. Awards Inc., 136 E Public Sq. Highland 8 Cinema, KY 90 W. Highlander Bowl, 110 Park Ave. Junebugs, 134 E Public Sq. Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, 2033 Thomerson Park Rd., Austin. Little Black Dress, 130 E Public Sq. Scrapbook Village, 4108 Scottsville Rd. Trendy Me, 509 S L. Rogers Wells Blvd. Unique Gifts, 1101 Cleveland Ave.

Boating and Lakes

Narrows Marina, 2236 Narrows Boat Ramp Rd. Peninsula Marina, 1261 Peninsula Rd.

Camping and RV Parks

Spring Hill RV Park, 373 Austin-Tracy Rd., Lucas; 40 sites. 136 • www.kytravel.com

Chamber of Commerce

110 S Court St. Shop for antiques & browse unique boutiques. Visit the popular Mennonite Community. Hike a trail, or do a little waterside boardwalk fishing. Whatever you choose you'll find that Scottsville is “Naturally inviting.” www.scottsvilleky.info; 270.237.4782.

Museums and Galleries

Allen County Historical and Genealogical Society Museum, 301 N 4th St.; Mon.–Thur. Noon–5; free.

Parks and Recreation

Dumont Hill, State Recreational Trails Grant with Turner Foundation match will create 3 miles of trails. Long C Trails, 8959 Hanes Rd.; 2,000 acres of hiking & horse trails. Port Oliver Recreation Area, 4200 Barren River Dam Rd.; 4 lane boat ramp, ampitheatre & waterside boardwalk. Wagoner Mill Road Sporting Clays Recreation, 910 W Old State Rd.; 13-station, 5-stand sporting clays course.

Golf and Tennis

High Point Par 3 Golf Course, 1530 Franklin Rd.; 9 holes, driving range. Scottsville Country Club, 51 John Kelly Dr.; 9 holes,

Festivals and Special Events

H jacksonian days festival

Town Square, Scottsville, KY 101 and US 231. Activities Apr. 25–30, street fair Apr. 30. Entertainment, arts & crafts fair, food, kiddie carnival, quilt show, demo derby “cruise-in”, “Grandest Ole Opry” Variety show, Historical Society events, beauty pageant, dogwood lighting, horse show, bass tournament, & Run/ Health Walk. Check dates for all events except street fair. KFEA Member. chamber@scottsvilleky.info; www.scottsvilleky.info; 270.237.4782. [See ad page 9]

Allen County Fair, July.

H Sounds on dumont music festival

Dumont Hill Park, Scottsville, Aug. 27, 2016. Join us for this mixed-genre music festival, complete with food & craft vendors, jam session with local musicians, "pickin' on the porch" at the after-show, & fun at the campsite. Don't miss music at its best on 68 acres of historic Civil War encampment grounds. Past headliners include The Grascals and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. KFEA Member. www.soundsondumont.com; chamber@scottsvilleky.info; 270.237.4782. [See ad

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Oct. 1-31. Downtown Scottsville. The 9th annual festival features over 50 creative themed scarecrow displays in and around the historic downtown area. Join us for "Night of the Scarecrows," Oct. 1st, featuring live music, great food, arts & crafts, costume contests, cake walk & classic car cruise-in. Awards also presented to the best scarecrow displays. KFEA member. www.scottsvilleky.info; chamber @scottsvilleky.info; 270.237.4782. [See ad page 9]

Dining

1881 on Main, 117 E Public Sq. China King, 508 E Main St. Earl G. Dumplin’s, 1707 Old Gallatin Rd. Harper’s Catfish, 3085 Old Gallatin Rd. Hickory Hill BBQ, 2791 Franklin Rd. Lion's Fish & Grill, 889 Old Gallatin Rd. Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant, 510 E Main St. Rey San Jose, 601 W Cherry St. Smoke Shack BBQ, 100 Holt Dr. Familiar Food: Dairy Queen, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway.

Lodging

Carter’s Bypass Motel, 251 Veterans Memorial Hwy.; 19 units. Executive Inn Scottsville, 57 Burnley Rd.; 40 units. Uptown Motel, 205 S Court St.; 16 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Allen County Florist, 301 N Court St. Crossroads Antiques, 1025 Old Gallatin Rd. GH Productions, 521 E Walnut St. Jack's Shopping Center, 103 Jack's Shopping Ctr. McClard’s Antiques, 7899 Veterans Memorial Hwy. Paradise Point Marketplace, 10300 New Glasgow Rd. Quail Hollow Candle Factory, 455 Andrew Jackson Hwy. Scottsville Antique Mall, 101 E Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Walnut Creek Marina, 2001 Walnut Creek Rd.

Tompkinsville/ Fountain Run/ Gamaliel

Monroe County CST/CDT Dry Tompkinsville: Population 2,402 • County Seat • KY 163, KY 63 and KY 100, southeast of Glasgow; Kentucky gateway to Dale Hollow Lake. Fountain Run: Population 217 • 10 miles west of Tompkinsville on KY 1339. Gamaliel: Population 376 • 10 miles southwest of Tompkinsville on KY 63. tM o n r o e C o u n t y To u r i s m C o m m i s s i o n , 202 N Magnolia St., Tompkinsville; 270.487.1314; www.monroecountykytourism.com.  Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport, 661 Lyons Chapel Rd., Tompkinsville; general aviation; 4,000 foot runway. •

Points of Interest

Cumberland River Ferry, KY 214; crosses Cumberland River to Turkey Neck Bend; only state-operated 24-hour ferry.

Historic Sites H Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site

KY 90 to KY 163, south of Tompkinsville; oldest freestanding Kentucky log church; established 1798 by Phillip and John Mulkey, this church built 1804; Revolutionary War soldiers, Kentucky pioneers and Hannah Boone (Daniel's sister) buried in adjacent cemetery; 63-acre park area with geneology collection, gift shop, playground, picnic areas and pavillion; open daily 9–5, Apr.–mid-Nov.; by appointment only mid-Nov.– Mar. Special Park Events: •Plant & Seed Swap, Apr. •Photography in the Park, May. •Celebration of Quilts & Quilting, June. •Pirates in Pink in the Park, June. •Pirates in the Park, July. •A Look at Restoration Events in KY History, Sept. •Halloween in the Park, Oct. •Flint & Stones, Oct. •Arts & Crafts Camp, TBD. •Civil War Camp, TBD. •Storytelling Event, TBD.

Parks and Recreation

Fisherman’s Paradise, 231 Smith Creek Rd., Tompkinsville. Tompkinsville City Park, Mill Creek Rd.; fishing, picnicking, sports fields, primitive camping by permit, 

Golf and Tennis

Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club, 586 Country Club Ln., Tompkinsville; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Fountain Run Barbecue Festival, Fountain Run, 3rd Fri. & Sat. in May. Monroe County Fair, Tompkinsville, July. Monroe County Watermelon Festival, Tompkinsville, Sept. Flint Stones, Old Mulkey State Park, 1st Sat. in Nov.

Dining

Ann’s Old Mill Restaurant, 325 Mill St., Fountain Run. Compton’s Restaurant, 128 E Main St., Gamaliel. Dovie’s, 107 W 4th St., Tompkinsville. Fourth Street Café, 205 E 4th St., Tompkinsville. La Tia’s Mexican Restaurant, 956 N Magnolia St., Tompkinsville. Mariachis Mexican Restaurant, 1250 N Main St., Tompkinsville. Familiar Food: Tompkinsville: DQ, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway.

Lodging

Pick’s Motel, 512 N Main St., Tompkinsville; 9 units. Tompkinsville Inn, 1500 Edmonton Rd., 31 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Sky View Drive-In, 1500 Celina Rd., Tompkinsville.

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Population58,067 • WarrenCounty (Seat/Dry) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1798; 3rd largest Kentucky city; I-65, US 31W, US 68, US 231 and KY 67, KY 80, KY 234 and KY 1435, W.H. Natcher and Louie B. Nunn Parkways, on the Barren River. Served as the Confederate Capital of Kentucky.

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Convention and Visitors Bureau

352 Three Springs Rd. Experience a new adventure around every curve as you witness the birth and history of Corvettes, take an underground boat tour and go for a twisted ride in the air. Less than 1 hour north of Nashville. Mon.–Fri. 8–5, Sat. from Memorial Day to Labor Day 9–3. www.visitbgky.com; 270.782.0800 or 800.326.7465. [See ad page 139]

 Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport, US 231, 2 miles SE General aviation.

Educational Institutions

Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd.; established 1906; 200-acre campus; enrolls 19,000+.

Points of Interest

Aviation Heritage Park, Basil Griffin Park, 1825 Three Springs Rd.; 5 restored aircraft including F-4D Phantom II. Capitol Arts Center, 416 E Main St.; landmark building circa 1900; 800-seat theatre. Corsair Distillery, 400 E Main Ave.; Tours Tues.–Sat. Eloise B. Houchens Center, 1115 Adams St.; a Greek Revival mansion built 1904; tours Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10–2.

HGM Bowling green Assembly Plant

Home of the Chevrolet Corvette. I-65 exit 28. 1 hour, milelong walking tour Mon.–Fri. $7 per person. No electronic devices, bags, cameras, cell phones, open-toe shoes, spike heels, crutches or walking assists. Children must be 10 years or older. 48-hour advance registration required at www.corvetteassembly.com. 138 • www.kytravel.com

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Underground Boat Tour

I-65 exit 22. Kentucky's only Cave Boat Tour. Discover history at Lost River, the Civil War, Colonel John Hunt Morgan, Jesse James & 1930s Nite Club. Enjoy the seasonal butterfly habitat, walking trails & Wildflower Gifts. Boat tours open 7 days year-round 9–5. www.lostrivercave.com. Tour times 270.393.0077. Public Theatre of Kentucky, Phoenix Theatre, 545 Morris Aly.; 147-seats with 5–6 productions; Sept.–May. Russell Sims Aquatic Center, 2303 Tomblinson Way; stateof-the-art water park. Memorial Day–Labor Day. Southern KY Performing Arts Center, 601 College St. Features 1,800 seat performance hall, 2 art galleries. Mon.–Fri. 11–6. St Joseph Catholic Church, 434 Church St.; Gothic style, built over 14 years; tours by appt; NRHP.

Museums and Galleries

Downing Museum at the Baker Arboretum, 4801 Morgantown Rd. Vast collection of artwork by world-renowned artist Joe Downing. Tues.–Fri. 11–4, Sat. 12–4. Historic Railpark and Train Museum, 401 Kentucky St.; restored train depot. Kentucky Museum, 1444 Kentucky St. (on WKU campus); Mon.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. 1–4, closed major holidays. National Corvette Museum, I-65 exit 28. Open daily.

Historic Sites H Riverview at Hobson grove

1100 W Main St.; www.bgky.org/riverview; 270.843.5565.

Parks and Recreation H beech bend park & raceway

798 Beech Bend Rd., I-65 exit 28. Affordable, family fun! Rides, mini-golf, games, go-carts, waterpark. Campground and world-class racing facilities with events Mar.–Nov. www.beechbend.com; 270.781.7634. NCM Motorsports Park, 505 Grimes Rd.

Golf and Tennis

Crosswinds Golf Course, 1031 Wilkinson Trl.; 18 holes. Golf Course at Riverview, 1200 W Main St.; 9 holes. Kereiakes Park, Cemetery Rd.; 10 courts,  Paul Walker Golf Course, 1044 Covington Ave.; 9 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Lone Star Championship Rodeo, WKU Ag/Expo Center, Feb. Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball, Bowling Green Ballpark, early Apr.–early Sept. Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Carroll Knicely Conference Center, Apr. Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, Beech Bend, June. National Corvette Homecoming, Sloan Convention Center, July. Bowling Green International Festival, Circus Sq., Sept. ESA Antique Show and Sale, Knights of Columbus, Sept.


Kentucky's Cave Country SOUTH L REGION A SOUTH CENTR CENTRAL REGION Dining

440 Main Restaurant and Bar, 440 E Main St. Brickyard Café, 1026 Chestnut St. Cambridge Market and Café, 830 Fairview Ave. Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Rd. Double Dogs, 1780 Scottsville Rd. Lost River Pizza, 2440 Nashville Rd. Mariah’s Restaurant, 360 E 8th Ave. Montana Grille, 1740 Scottsville Rd. Samurai Steak and Sushi, 2718 Scottsville Rd.

H Split Tree Barbeque

115 Wilson Rd., Alvaton 42122. Mon.–Sat. 10–9, Sun. 11–9. Enjoy the best slow-smoked barbecue anywhere around! Menu includes sandwiches, chicken, ribs, and barbecue by the pound. www.splittreebbq.com; 270.842.2268. Tea Bayou, 906 State St. Verdi, 410 E Main St. White Squirrel Brewery, 871 Broadway Ave. Familiar Food: I-65 exit 22: Bob Evans, Cheddars, Chickfil-A, Cracker Barrel, Culver’s, Denny’s, Fazoli’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mancino’s, McDonald’s, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Rafferty’s, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Shogun, Steak N Shake, Mellow Mushroom, Waffle House, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s.

Lodging

1869 Homestead B&B, 212 Mizpah Rd., 3 units. America's Best Value Inn, I-65 exit 28, 99 units. Bryce Inn, I-65 exit 38, 24 units. Candlewood Suites, I-65 exit 22, 90 units. Candle Loft, I-65 exit 26; 1 unit. Cardinal Motel, 1310 US 31 W Byp.; 20 units. Comfort Inn, I-65 exit 22, 70 units. Country Inn and Suites, I-65 exit 22, 85 units. Courtyard by Marriott, I-65 exit 22, 93 units.  Days Inn, I-65 exit 22, 61 units. Drury Inn, I-65 exit 22, 140 units. Executive Inn and Suites, I-65 exit 22, 69 units. Fairfield Inn & Suites, I-65 exit 22, 106 units. Hampton Inn, I-65 exit 22, 130 units. Hilton Garden Inn, I-65 exit 22, 133 units,  Holiday Inn Express, I-65 exit 22, 87 units. Holiday Inn University Plaza, I-65 exit 22, 218 units,  Home Towne Suites, I-65 exit 22, 105 units. Hotel Sync, I-65 exit 28, 12 units. Hyatt Place, I-65 exit 26, 108 units.  Jameson Inn & Suites, I-65 exit 22, 75 units. La Quinta Inn, I-65 exit 22, 66 units. Microtel Inn, I-65 exit 22, 76 units. Motel 6, I-65 exit 22, 91 units. News Inn, I-65 exit 22, 49 units. Ramada Inn, I-65 exit 22, 112 units,  Red Roof Inn, I-65 exit 22, 56 units. Sleep Inn, I-65 exit 22, 66 units. Spongie Acres B&B, 610 Matlock Rd., 5 units. Staybridge Suites, I-65 exit 22, 24 units. Super 8 North, I-65 exit 28, 60 units. Super 8 South, I-65 exit 22, 87 units. TownPlace Suites by Marriott, I-65 exit 22, 101 units.

Shopping and Entertainment

Barbara Stewart Interiors, 444 E Main St. BG Bargain District, US 31 Byp. & Scottsville Rd. Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar, 434 E Main St. Cabela's Outpost, I-65 exit 22. Camping World, I-65 exit 22. Chuck’s Liquor Outlets, 4 locations. Crafty Hands, 2910 Scottsville Rd., Ste. B. Flea Land, 1100 Three Springs Rd. Greenwood Mall, I-65 exit 22. Harley-Davidson Bowling Green, I-65 exit 22.

H jackson's orchard & nursery

1280 Slim Island Rd. 100-acre family-farm. Open Apr.–Nov. Retail store with Apple Cider Kitchen & Playground. Grow apples, peaches, plums, cherries & pumpkins. Host seasonal festivals: Peach (July), Apple (Sept.) & Pumpkin (Oct.) Host tours, parties & company picnics (call for reservations). Seasonal hours. Handicap accessible. www.jacksonsorchard.com; 270.781.5303.

Morris Jewelry, 408 E Main St. Nat’s Outdoor Sports, 1121 Wilkinson Trce. Rickman Pottery, 1121 E 14th St. Rock Garden Farm, 12785 Nashville Rd., Woodburn. Vette City Antique Mall and Flea Market, I-65 exit 28. Zingarella, 426 E Main St.

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Boating and Lakes

Shanty Hollow Lake, KY 185, 17 miles north of Bowling Green; 109 acres; opened 1951; fishing (shad for bait prohibited), ramp; KDFWR.

Camping and RV Parks

Beech Bend Campground, I-65 exit 28, 500 sites. Bowling Green KOA, I-65 exit 22; 120 sites, pay lake.

Franklin

Population8,551 • SimpsonCounty (Seat/Dry) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1819; US 31W, west of I-65, south of Bowling Green. t Franklin Welcome Center, Kentucky Welcome Center, I-65N, at the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. Staffed daily 8:30–4:30; 270.586.6292 or 800.225.TRIP; www.kentuckytourism.com. t Franklin/Simpson County Tourism Commission, I-65 exits 2 and 6, PO Box 737; www.franklinky.com; 866.531.2040.

Points of Interest

Outdoor Murals, 81 Steele Rd. Depicts scenes from 200 years of Simpson County history. Sandford Duncan Inn & Stage Coach Stop, 5080 Nashville Rd., near TN line. c. 1819. Likumpinch is a nearby site where many early duels took place.

Museums and Galleries

African American Heritage Center, 500 Jefferson St.; local black history in restored Victorian home; Mon./Tues./Thur. 9–12 & 1–4, Wed./Fri. 9–11 & 1:30–4. Octagon Hall Museum, 6040 Bowling Green Rd. Civil War museum, living history, reference library. Wed.–Sat. 9–11, 1–3:30. Admission $5. Simpson County Historical Society, Old Jail and Jailer’s Quarters, 206 N College St.; houses Simpson County Archives and Museum with graffiti, drawings by Civil War soldiers held in jailer’s quarters; Mon. 9–7, Tues. 9–4, Sat. 10–2; free.

Golf and Tennis

Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course, 1075 Kenny Perry Dr.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Cherry Blossom Festival, Apr. Mustang Mania, Kentucky Downs; June. Garden Spot 5K Run/Walk, Aug. Festival on the Square & Car Show, Courthouse Sq., Sept. Kentucky Downs Race Meet, Kentucky Downs; 6 dates in Sept. Haunted Hall, Octagon Hall, Fri. & Sat. evenings in Oct. Antique Dealers Open House, Nov. Merchants Association Open House, Nov. Christmas Parade and Small Town Christmas, Dec.

Dining

Best Donuts, 201 W Cedar St. Brickyard Café, 205 W Cedar St. Franklin Steak House, 3898 Nashville Rd. Hot Plate, 4138 Bowling Green Rd. New China Restaurant, 414 N Main St. Oasis Southwest Grill, 116 Steele Rd. OT Sports Grill, 1326 Nashville Rd. Rylan's Restaurant, 709 S Main St. Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 613 S Main St. 140 • www.kytravel.com

Tanglewood, 104 Barrett Ln. Wildfire BBQ and Grill, 105 State St. Familiar Food: Burger King, Captain D’s, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Frosty Freeze, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s.

Lodging

Baymont Inn & Suites, I-65 exit 2; 52 units. Comfort Inn, I-65 exit 6; 60 units. Days Inn Franklin, I-65 exit 6; 59 units. Econolodge Franklin, I-65 exit 2; 45 units. Hampton Inn Franklin, I-65 exit 2; 72 units. Holiday Inn Express, I-65 exit 2; 75 units. Kentucky Motel, 715 N Main St.; 20 units. Knights Inn Franklin, I-65 exit 6; 40 units. Quality Inn Franklin, I-65 exit 2; 50 units. Super 8 Franklin, 3811 Nashville Rd.

Shopping and Entertaniment

Bright’s Antique World, I-65 exit 2. Charity Bingo, 5 locations. Country Store, 3850 Nashville Rd. Franklin Drive-In, 6250 Nashville Rd. Franklin Mercantile Co, 103 S Main St. Franklin Sporting Goods, 118 N Main St. Gallery on the Square, 110 N Main St. Heritage Antique Mall, 111 W Washington St. Old Friends at KY Downs, 5565 Nashville Rd. Pineapple Lily, 122 N Main St. Snoopers Attic, 1705 Bowling Green Rd. Strictly Country Antique Mall, 5945 Bowling Green Rd.

Morgantown

Population 2,394 • Butler County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1813; W.H. Natcher Parkway, US 231, north of Bowling Green, KY 70 east of Mammoth Cave, KY 79 north of Russellville. t Morgantown/Butler County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 408, 112 S Main St.; 270.526.6827.

Points of Interest

Reed’s Ferry, KY 269; last county-owned ferry in Kentucky; crosses Green River; sunrise–sunset.

Museums and Galleries

Green River Museum, Butler County Park, Woodbury, overlooking the Green River; riverboat era exhibits; June– Sept., Sat. Noon–4.

Golf and Tennis

Hidden Valley Golf Course, 530 Hidden Valley Rd.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Green River Catfish Festival, July. Rochester Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival, Sept. Harvest on the Square, Oct.

Dining

China Buffet, 811 S Main St. Farm Boy, 718 W G.L. Smith St. Firehouse Pizza, 116 E Ohio St. Garcia’s, 103 Veterans Way.


Kentucky's Cave Country SOUTH L REGION A SOUTH CENTR CENTRAL REGION Gone Fishin’, 3300 Bowling Green Rd. Kountry Kitchen, 729 W G. L. Smith St. Pizza Zone, 1290 Veterans Way. Familiar Food: US 231S:Charley Biggs, Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Sonic, Subway.

Lodging

Green River Lodge, 102 Sawmill Rd., 14 units. Motel 6 Morgantown, 1460 S Main St.; 46 units.

Shopping and Entertaniment

Aberdeen Trading Post, 2222 Beaver Dam Rd. Five Seasons Flowers and Gifts, 125 N Main St.

Russellville

Population 6,960 • Logan County (Seat/ Dry) • CST/CDT • Wet Established 1798; US 68, southwest of Bowling Green. t Logan County Tourist and Convention Commission, 200 W 4th St., PO Box 1678; 270.726.1678.  Russellville / Logan County Airport, 348 Airport Rd., off KY 100; general aviation; 4,000' runway.

Points of Interest

Old Southern Deposit Bank, 6th and Main Sts. Built circa 1810. Scene of the 1st documented robbery by Jesse James’ gang in 1868.

Museums and Galleries

1817 Saddle Factory Museum, E 4th St.; oldest remaining manufacturing facility in Kentucky; May–mid Oct., Tues.–Sat. 10–2; $2. Bibb House Museum, 183 W 8th St.; circa 1820 Georgian mansion built by Revolutionary War officer and abolitionist, Major Richard Bibb; May–mid Oct., Tues.–Sat. 10–2; $2. Schochoh Rosenwald One Room School Museum, 2200 Bowling Green Rd.; 1929 school house; by appt.

Parks and Recreation

Logan County Glade State Nature Preserve, off US 68/KY 80. 41 acres with limestone glades occupying the SW. facing midslope of an 810' knob. The steep rocky slope is dominated by prairie grasses such as bluestem and sideoats grama. Rare plants include Carolina Larkspur, Glade violet and Fameflower.

Golf and Tennis

Canyon Run Resort, 700 Canyon Run Rd., Lewisburg; 9 holes, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1600 Pine Dr.; 18 holes.

Festivals and Special Events

Strawberry Festival, Adairville, May. Logan County Tobacco Festival, 116 S Main St., Oct.

Lodging

Colonial Inn, 701 S Franklin St.

Dining

Firehouse Restaurant, 471 W 2nd St. Granny’s Kitchen, 216 Market Sq. Roy’s Pit Bar-B-Q, 101 Sarah Ln. Sol Azteca, 120 Walker Ln. Familiar Food: Arby’s, Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, KFC, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell.

Lodging

Cedar Ridge B&B Retreat, 1302 Simmons Ford Rd.; 3 units. Econolodge, US 68; 27 units. Economy Inn, 524 E 9th St.; 12 units. Executive Inn, 815 W 9th St.; 20 units. Quality Inn, 1120 Bowling Green Rd.; 44 units. Wren’s Nest B&B, 1452 Proctor Mill Rd.; 2 units.

Shopping and Entertaniment Gallery, 124 N Main St. Shoppe on the Square, 119 S Main St.

Boating and Lakes

Briggs Lake, US 79, 2 miles north of Russellville. 17 acres. Opened 1950. Fishing.Boat ramp.Electric motors only.Shad for bait prohibited, KDFWR. Lake Malone, US 431, 18 miles north to Dunmor; 826 acres; 1961 state-developed lake in Muhlenberg, Logan, Todd Counties; fishing, camping, swimming, docks, ramps, boat rental; cliffs rise to 200' at some points, KDFWR.

Auburn

Population 1,340 • Logan County (Seat) • CST/CDT • Dry Established 1865; US 68/KY 80, southwest of Bowling Green. t AuburnTourismCommission,POBox183;270.542.4149.

Points of Interest H South Union Shaker Village

850 Shaker Museum Rd.; www.shakermuseum.com; 270.542.4167; 800.811.8379, 

Museums and Galleries

Auburn Museum, 433 W Main St.; circa 1885 one-room schoolhouse, barn, circa 1865 two-cell jail; Tues.–Sat. 1–5; $5.

Festivals and Special Events Bluegrass Jam, Shaker Village, Apr. Car Cruise-In, McKutchen-Coke Park, July. A Shaker Breakfast, Shaker Village; Nov. Tour of Homes, 1st Sun. in Dec. Christmas Parade, Dec.

Dining

Auburn Pool Room, 112 E Main St. Tee’s Restaurant, 339 E Main St. Familiar Food: Godfather’s Pizza, Subway.

Lodging

1869 Shaker Tavern B&B, KY 73. Federal Grove B&B, 475 E Main St.; 4 units, 

Shopping and Entertainment

Colonial House Furniture, 108 Quarry Rd. The Lion and the Lamb Antiques, 106 W Main St. Red Barn Antiques, 3155 Echo Valley Rd. Southern Outdoor Furniture, US 68/80.

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Boating & Lakes

Buzzard Rock Resort and Marina......................................... 80 Green River Marina............................................................ 130 Green River Paddle Trail.................................................... 131 Guist Creek Marina and Campground................................ 23 Indian Hills Resort/Alligator II Marina and KOA............... 127 Laurel River Lake................................................................ 118 State Dock.......................................................................... 127

Camping & RV Parks

Ashland/Huntington West KOA........................................... 96 Louisville South KOA........................................................... 19 Still Waters Campground.................................................... 35 Whispering Hills RV Park..................................................... 37

Dining

Derby Café........................................................................... 17 Firefresh BBQ....................................................................... 17 Mike’s Landing Floating Restaurant................................. 128 Patti’s 1880’s Restaurant, Hotel B&B, and Shops.............. 81 Split Tree Barbeque........................................................... 139

Festivals & Special Events

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week........................... 9, 88 Ashland Poage Landing Days.............................................. 96 Invasion of the Scarecrows............................................ 9, 137 Jacksonian Days Festival............................................... 9, 136 Kentucky State Fair.......................................................... 9, 16 Kentucky Wool Festival................................................... 9, 60 Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show..................................................... 31 October Court Days.......................................................... 9, 93 Smalltown America Festival............................................ 9, 93 Sounds on Dumont Music Festival................................ 9, 136 Trigg County Country Ham Festival.................................... 78 Zimmerman Glasstoberfest................................................ 16

Golf & Tennis

Stonecrest Golf Course...................................................... 102

Historic Sites

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park........ 27 Big Bone Lick State Historic Site......................................... 58 Boone Station State Historic Site........................................ 40 Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site............................... 116 Fort Heiman......................................................................... 85 Isaac Shelby State Historic Site........................................... 52 Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site................... 76 Locust Grove........................................................................ 13 Mary Todd Lincoln House.................................................... 40 Riverview at Hobson Grove............................................... 138 Waveland State Historic Site............................................... 40 Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.................................. 89 William Whitley House State Historic Site.......................... 52

Information

Anderson County Tourism Commission.............................. 35 Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau................... 95 Auburn Tourism Commission............................................ 141 Ballard County Tourism Center........................................... 89 Barbourville Tourism & Recreation Commission.............. 116 Bardstown/Nelson County Tourist Commission................. 24 Bath County Tourism........................................................... 94 Battle of Richmond Visitors Center..................................... 46 Beattyville/Lee County Tourism Commission................... 106 142 • www.kytravel.com

Bell County Tourism Commission..................................... 111 Berea Tourism Welcome Center.......................................... 48 Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau...... 138 Breckinridge County Tourism.............................................. 31 Bullitt County Welcome Center........................................... 19 Burnside Tourism Commission......................................... 123 Cadiz/Trigg County Tourist Commission............................. 77 Carlisle County Tourism....................................................... 89 Carlisle/Nicholas County Tourism....................................... 38 Carrollton / Carroll County Tourism & Convention Commission......................................................................... 53 Cave City Welcome Center................................................ 134 Central City Tourist and Convention Commission.............. 69 Christian County Welcome Center...................................... 75 City of Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission.......... 97 City of Newport.................................................................... 56 Clinton County Tourism..................................................... 128 Clinton/Hickman County Chamber of Commerce.............. 86 Columbia/Adair County Tourism Commission.................. 130 Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission.................. 114 Cumberland County Tourism and Convention Commission................................................ 128 Cumberland Tourism & Convention Commission............. 112 Cynthiana Chamber of Commerce...................................... 39 Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau.................................................................. 50 Dawson Springs Chamber of Commerce............................ 73 Edmonson County Tourist & Convention Commission and Chamber of Commerce...................................................... 132 Edmonton/Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce....... 135 Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau................ 28 Elliott County Tourism Development Council..................... 99 Estill Development Alliance.............................................. 107 Evarts Tourism & RV Parks................................................. 113 Fleming County Tourism..................................................... 62 Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission, Frankfort Visitor Center................................. 34 Franklin/Simpson County Tourism Commission.............. 140 Franklin Welcome Center.................................................. 140 Frenchburg/Menifee County Chamber of Commerce/Tourism.......................................................... 94 Fulton Tourism Commission................................................ 86 Gallatin County Tourism Commission................................. 54 Garrard County Chamber of Commerce.............................. 51 Georgetown/Scott County Tourist Information Center....... 36 Glasgow-Barren County Tourist and Convention Commission.................................................................... 135 Glendale Merchants Association......................................... 29 Grand Rivers Tourism Commission..................................... 80 Grayson County Tourism Commission................................ 32 Grayson Welcome Center.................................................... 97 Green County Chamber of Commerce.............................. 131 Greenup County Tourism & Convention Commission..96, 97 Greenville Tourism Commission......................................... 69 Hancock County Tourism Commission................................ 68 Harlan Tourist & Convention Commission........................ 113 Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau.............. 12 Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission.............. 49 Hazard/Perry County Tourism Commission...................... 108 Henderson County Tourist Commission............................. 67


Index INDEX BY CATEGORY Henry County Chamber of Commerce................................ 21 Hickman Recreation, Tourism and Convention Commission.................................................. 86 Historic Hanson................................................................... 73 Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission....... 72 Hopkinsville/Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau........................................................... 75 Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission.................. 133 Inez Tourism Commission................................................. 102 Jackson County Tourism Commission.............................. 118 Jackson Tourism and Convention Board........................... 108 Jessamine County Fiscal Court........................................... 43 Jonathan-Aurora Action Committee................................... 83 Kentucky Lake CVB........................................................82, 83 Kentucky State Capitol Building......................................... 34 Kentucky's Western Waterland........................................... 80 Knott County Tourism Commission.................................. 109 KY Great River Region Organization.............................86, 89 Lake Barkley Tourist Commission................................. 79, 80 Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission.....................125, 127 Larue County Chamber of Commerce................................. 27 Lawrence County Tourism Commission.............................. 99 Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission................... 25 Leslie County Tourism....................................................... 110 Letcher County Tourism Commission............................... 110 Lewis County Tourism.......................................................... 63 Lexington Visitors Center.................................................... 40 Liberty/Casey County Tourism.......................................... 131 Livingston County Tourist Commission.............................. 80 Livingston Trail Town Visitor’s Center............................... 119 Logan County Tourist and Convention Commission........ 141 London/Laurel County Tourist Commission..................... 117 Louisville Visitors Center..................................................... 12 Marion Tourism Commission.............................................. 81 Mayfield Tourism Commission............................................ 85 Maysville/Mason County Tourism Commission................. 60 McCreary County Tourist Commission.............................. 124 McLean County Visitors Center........................................... 70 Meade County Tourism........................................................ 31 meet NKY | Northern Kentucky CVB................ 55, 56, 57, 59 Monroe County Tourism Commission............................... 137 Monticello/Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.......... 127 Morehead Tourism Commission......................................... 92 Morganfield Chamber of Commerce................................... 74 Morgantown/Butler County Chamber of Commerce........ 140 Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Tourism Commission........................................................ 93 Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist.............................. 119 Munfordville Welcome Center & Gift Shop....................... 133 Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau............................. 84 Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau................................. 85 Nicholasville Tourism Commission..................................... 43 Oak Grove Tourism Commission......................................... 76 Ohio County Tourism Commission...................................... 71 Oldham KY Tourism & Conventions.................................... 20 Old Louisville Information Center....................................... 12 Old Washington Visitors Center.......................................... 61 Owen County Chamber of Commerce................................. 54 Owensboro/Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau........................................................... 66

Owsley County Tourism..................................................... 107 Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau........................... 87 Paintsville Tourism Commission.......................................100 Paris/Bourbon County Tourism Commission...................... 38 Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce......................... 60 Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitors Bureau....................................................... 103, 104 Pikeville City Tourism and Convention Commission........ 103 Powell County Tourism Commission................................. 105 Prestonsburg Tourism Commission.................................. 101 Princeton Tourism Commission.......................................... 79 Radcliff/Ft. Knox Tourism and Convention Commission.................................................. 30 Richmond Tourism Department, Richmond Visitor Center.................................................................... 46 Russell City Hall................................................................... 97 Salyersville Tourism Commission..................................... 103 Scottsville/Allen County Chamber of Commerce............. 136 Shelby County Welcome Center.......................................... 22 ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau.......... 22 Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.................................................. 19 Somerset-Pulaski County Convention and Visitors Bureau................................................................ 122 Southern Indiana Visitors Center........................................ 12 Springfield Tourism Commission........................................ 26 Stanford-Lincoln County Tourism Office............................. 52 Sturgis Chamber of Commerce........................................... 74 Taylor County Tourist Commission.................................... 129 Taylorsville/Spencer County Tourism.................................. 23 Todd County Community Alliance....................................... 76 Trimble County Tourism....................................................... 20 Union County First............................................................... 74 Webster County Tourism..................................................... 73 West Kentucky Parkway Travel Center................................ 71 West Liberty Tourism........................................................... 94 West Point Tourism.............................................................. 30 White Hall State Historic Site.............................................. 47 Williamsburg Tourist and Convention Commission......... 115 Wilmore Tourism Council.................................................... 43 Winchester/Clark County Tourism Commission, Tourist Information Center............................................... 45 Wolfe County Tourism....................................................... 106 Woodford County Tourism Commission............................. 44

Lodging

Aurora’s Kentucky Lake Cottages........................................ 84 Best Western Wilderness Trail Inn.................................... 116 Bluegrass Inn....................................................................... 35 Chateau Bourbon B&B..................................................... 8, 18 Clarion Hotel........................................................................ 42 Cliffview Resort................................................................. 106 Country Girl at Heart Farm B&B.................................... 8, 133 Eagle Hill Manor B&B and Eagle Cove Cottage.............. 8, 25 Gratz Park Inn...................................................................... 42 Green River Paddle Trail Cabins........................................ 131 Hampton Inn........................................................................ 26 Harmony House Bed & Breakfast..................................8, 109 King Creek Resort and Marina............................................ 83 Old Talbott Tavern............................................................ 8, 25 Ramada Inn Paintsville...................................................... 101 www.kytravel.com • 143


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Sulphur Creek Resort......................................................... 128 The Brown Hotel.................................................................. 17 Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn..................................... 8, 110 Whitesburg Motel.............................................................. 110 Woodson Bend Resort....................................................... 123

Museums & Galleries

Corbin Rail Museum.......................................................... 114 Creation Museum................................................................ 58 Gateway Regional Arts Center............................................. 93 General George Patton Museum of Leadership................. 30 Georgetown and Scott County Museum............................. 37 Josephine Sculpture Park.................................................... 34 Kentucky Derby Museum.................................................... 14 Kentucky Folk Art Center..................................................... 92 Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.................................... 61 Kentucky Railway Museum................................................. 24 Log House Craft Gallery....................................................... 48 Mountain Arts Center........................................................ 101 Museums of KY Great River Road........................................ 86 River Discovery Center......................................................... 88 South Central Kentucky Cultural Center........................... 135 The National Quilt Museum................................................ 87 University of Kentucky Art Museum................................... 41 US 23 Country Music Highway Museum...........................100 WaterWorks Museum at Louisville Water Tower Park........ 15 Yeiser Art Center.................................................................. 88

Parks & Recreation

Barren River Lake State Resort Park.................................. 135 Beech Bend Park & Raceway.............................................. 138 Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area......... 124 Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.............................. 39 Breaks Interstate Park....................................................... 104 Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park...................................... 108 Carr Creek State Park......................................................... 109 Columbus-Belmont State Park............................................ 86 Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.................................. 114 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park........................ 111 Dawkins Line Rail Trail.......................................................100 E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park............................................... 15 Fort Boonesborough State Park.......................................... 47 General Burnside State Park............................................. 123 General Butler State Resort Park......................................... 53 Grayson Lake State Park...................................................... 97 Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.......................................... 97 Green River Lake State Park............................................... 129 Jenny Wiley State Resort Park........................................... 102 John James Audubon State Park......................................... 67 Kenlake State Resort Park.................................................... 83 Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park............................. 82 Kentucky Down Under/Mammoth Onyx Cave.................. 133 Kincaid Lake State Park....................................................... 60 Kingdom Come State Park................................................ 112 Lake Barkley State Resort Park............................................ 77 Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.................................. 125 Lake Malone State Park....................................................... 70 Levi Jackson State Park..................................................... 117 Lincoln Homestead State Park............................................ 26 Mammoth Cave National Park.......................................... 132 My Old Kentucky Home State Park..................................... 24 Natural Bridge State Resort Park...................................... 105 144 • www.kytravel.com

Nolin Lake State Park......................................................... 132 OLd Fort Harrod State Park.................................................. 49 Paintsville Lake State Park................................................100 Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park...................................... 73 Pine Mountain State Resort Park...................................... 112 Rough River Dam State Resort Park.................................... 33 Somersplash Waterpark.................................................... 122 Taylorsville Lake State Park................................................. 23 The Arena........................................................................... 114 Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure...................................... 106 Yatesville Lake State Park.................................................... 99

Points of Interest

Ark Encounter....................................................................... 59 GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant.................................. 138 Idlewild Butterfly Farm........................................................ 12 Jesse James Riding Stables/Kentucky Action Park.......... 134 Kart Kountry Family Entertainment Center........................ 19 Kentucky Horse Park............................................................ 40 Knob Creek Gun Range....................................................... 30 KY Great River Road National Scenic Byway....................... 86 Loretta Lynn's Homeplace "Butcher Holler".....................100 Lost River Cave/Underground Boat Tour........................... 138 Louisville Mega Cavern....................................................... 13 Mississippi River Trails of KY............................................... 89 Newport on the Levee.......................................................... 57 Red River Gorge Zipline..................................................... 106 South Union Shaker Village............................................... 141 The Louisville Zoo................................................................ 13 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens................................................. 20

Shopping & Entertainment

Boutique Shopping Trail...................................................... 89 Finish Line Gift Shop............................................................ 18 Jackson's Orchard & Nursery............................................. 139 Owensboro Antique Mall..................................................... 67 Ship Store at State Dock..................................................... 125 Sturgis Antique Mall............................................................ 74

Theaters & Performing Arts

Derby Dinner Playhouse...................................................... 15

Tours & Sightseeing

Kentucky Derby Museum Tours........................................... 15 Wheel Fun Rentals and Segway of Louisville...................... 15

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