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CONTENTS WESTERN REGION

Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Things To Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Places To Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

NORTH CENTRAL REGION Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Things To Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Places To Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . 39

EASTERN REGION

Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Things To Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Places To Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Things To Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Places To Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . 60

MAPS

Welcome Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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State of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 KY Golf Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

KY Ferries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 KY Marinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

FEATURED

Conley Bottom Resort . . . . . . . . . 6

Louisville Mega Cavern . . . . . . . . . 7 The Louisville Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Kentucky State Parks . . . . . . . . . 40 Cliffview Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

DISCOUNTS

North Central Region . . . . . . . . . 35

FUN ACTIVITIES

KY Word Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tic Tac Toe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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Conley Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Kart Kountry . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Lawrence County Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Louisville Mega Cavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Louisville Slugger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Louisville Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Muhammad Ali Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Red River Gorge Zipline . . . . . . . . . Back Cover

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WELCOME CENTERS

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Franklin Welcome Center

Louisville Louisville

Grayson Grayson

Shelbyville Shelbyville Lexington Lexington

Shepherdsville Shepherdsville Elizabethtown Elizabethtown Berea Berea

Bowling Green Green Bowling Paducah Paducah

Hopkinsville Hopkinsville Franklin Franklin

Williamsburg Williamsburg

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I-65 Southbound - Mile Marker 114 Shepherdsville, Kentucky (502) 543-5900 I-75 Southbound - 957 Walnut Meadow Rd Berea, Kentucky (859) 985-5548 I-24 Westbound - Mile Marker 92 Hopkinsville, Kentucky (270) 439-7505 I-64 Westbound - Mile Marker 173 Grayson, Kentucky (606) 474-4333

I-65 Northbound - Mile Marker 0 Franklin, Kentucky (270) 586-62920 I-75 Northbound - Mile Marker 1.5 Williamsburg, Kentucky (606) 786-4474 I-24 Eastbound - Mile Marker 7 Paducah, Kentucky (270) 554-2077 I-64 Eastbound - Mile Marker 28 Shelbyville, Kentucky (502) 722-9383

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270 Conley Bottom Rd Monticello, KY 42633

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Located in south central Kentucky, Conley Bottom Resort is Lake Cumberland’s family fun destination. Our marina is Lake Cumberland’s most accessible marina complex. Climb aboard and get away in a luxurious houseboat. With several different sizes to choose from you will be sure to find one that’s perfect for your family and budget. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, our marvelous waterfront lodging offers many amenities to make us your home away from home all while enjoying spectacular views of scenic Lake Cumberland. Each unit is equipped with all you need to enjoy your time away from home. Bringing a boat? We also provide you with a covered boat slip to keep your boat in the water for your time here. Located outside our units we have a playground, picnic tables, and fire rings for your family to enjoy. If you prefer sleeping under the stars, bring your camper or pitch a tent and stay just a few feet from the water’s edge in our lakeshore campground. We offer full hook-up campsites or tent/camper sites with water and electric only. You can fish from Fisherman’s Warf, do some lakeshore swimming, shoot hoops at the basketball court, or ride your bicycle around the campground. We even have a playground for your little ones to enjoy! Each site has a charcoal grill, a picnic table, and a fire ring. The Marina offers all types of boat and small gear rentals to make your vacation packed with adventure and fun in the sun. You can rent a pontoon, deck boat, PWC or a fishing boat for a day well spent on Lake Cumberland. For a little different adventure, stop in and rent a paddle board to enjoy.

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WORLD’S ONLY FULLY UNDERGROUND ZIP LINE COURSE

The only place on Planet Earth where you can zip line underground is inside the Louisville MEGA Cavern. The MEGA ZIPS experience is unlike anything you have ever done before. Hold on to your helmet! You’re in for the ride of your life with MEGA ZIPS!

WORLD’S ONLY UNDERGROUND AERIAL ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE

There are aerial ropes challenge courses all over the world but there is nothing like MEGA QUEST! Test your strength and agility as you prepare to take on 76 challenging elements while suspended in the air. This place will take your family bonding and corporate team building to a whole new level. MEGA QUEST is a blast for ages 5+. So, come check it out!

UNDERGROUND BIKE PARK

Are you ready to experience a one-of-a-kind underground bike park? The MEGA BIKE PARK is over 320,000 square feet and it includes more than 30 trails. All of this is found inside the former limestone cavern. Now, you can enjoy the comfort of our 60 degree underground temperature all year round. Come experience the MEGA BIKE PARK! You simply won’t believe it until you see it.

HISTORIC TRAM TOUR FOR ALL AGES

The Louisville MEGA Cavern has something for everyone! On the MEGA TRAM tour, you’ll ride through the heart of the cavern where you will learn about history, geology, mining, recycling and green building technology. Heck, some people may just want to see how a giant man-made cavern this size was ever made. The Louisville MEGA Cavern is four million square feet. It’s called “MEGA” for a reason. This place is HUGE!

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PLACES TO GO CADIZ

| If you took a step back in time and walked downtown Main Street before the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, you would find the same buildings dominating the city. After all these years the important elements of the city and county landscape still remain. The present day courthouse, completed in 1922 stands today, both serving as a center of county government and a witness to times past. Buildings built before we were born are reminiscent of days gone by, and yet they remain the basic building blocks of the city and its landscape.

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CENTRAL CITY

| Are you looking to relocate or vacation in a peaceful, friendly, “just the right size town?” If so, visit Central City, Kentucky, where small town hospitality abounds, a rich musical heritage originates, and an eclectic environment supplies your every need!

COLUMBUS

| Columbus is a Hickman County town on the Mississippi River. It was established in 1804 as Iron Banks, named for the towering river banks, and incorporated as Columbus, for the explorer, in 1820. Columbus is the site of Columbus-Belmont State Park, with 2.5 miles of self-guided interpretive trails. There is an outdoor experience that will satisfy everyone!

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WESTERN REGION

| Fulton is located in the Jackson Purchase region of Western Kentucky. The city is situated on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Fulton is served by the Purchase Parkway, which connects to Interstate 24. Reelfoot Lake and National Wildlife Refuge, Kentucky Lake and State Park, Lake Barkley State Park, Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area and Columbus-Belmont Battlefield State Park are all within an hour’s drive.

HENDERSON

| Home of John James Audubon State Park, the W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Bluegrass in the Park & Folklife Festival, one of the largest bluegrass festivals in the country and still free! And the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area, with nearly 10,000 acres of absolute paradise for the sportsman and the nature lover.

HOPKINSVILLE

| The city of Hopkinsville, the seat of Christian County, is located a short drive from Land Between the Lakes; Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park; Nashville, TN; Fort Campbell, KY; Paducah, KY; and Evansville, IN, Hopkinsville has tremendous access to the arts, cultural and sporting events, shopping, and recreational opportunities while maintaining a strong sense of local community.

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KENTUCKY / BARKLEY LAKES AREA

In the heart of Western Kentucky is the grandeur of two dams, only two miles apart, which create two of the largest man made lakes in the nation: Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Sailors and anglers alike will find their haven on these lakes. Land Between the Lakes was naturally formed between the two lakes to create an outdoor playground. Try renting a houseboat or pontoon at one of the many marinas for a great vacation. Come see the splendor of Western Kentucky for yourself.

shoppes for gifts, good restaurants, and places to stay overnight. For outdoor fun go fishing or camping at a nearby lake or park, or just take a short day trip through our scenic countryside.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area Mauzy Lake Moffitt Lake Recreation Area

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Kentucky Lake Lake Barkley Land Between The Lakes Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Lake Barkley State Resort Park Kenlake State Resort Park

MADISONVILLE

| Scenic Downtown Madisonville boasts brick sidewalks and lamp-lighted streets that lead to many quaint shops and inviting eateries. This beautiful downtown area is the product of a community revitalization effort. Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College presents works of national and international acclaim. In addition, this facility includes the Anne P. Baker Gallery with exhibits throughout the year.

MAYFIELD

| In Mayfield, you’ll find the kind of Western Kentucky charm indicative of the entire region. It is here you can take a journey into the past through a canopy of treelined country lanes, over one-lane bridges, past wandering creeks and lush pastures in the countryside. You’ll be captivated by the abundance of antique gallerias as well as homespun haunts and restaurants to be found in the barns and backdoors of people all around the Purchase. Nature trails, vast sparkling lakes and lush forests set the stage for your Purchase excursion adding an outdoor alternative for the adventuresome.

MORGANFIELD

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the time to relax and enjoy a stay in beautiful Murray, Kentucky. This western Kentucky town has much to offer to both visitors and new residents. In Murray and the surrounding areas, you will find a variety of recreational activities and entertaining events to keep you occupied year round. We invite you to partake in everything from concerts and fabulous theatre productions to antique shopping and sporting events. Murray also offers a friendly atmosphere filled with comfortable accommodations, a wide variety of restaurants, unique shops, and stunning scenery. Come enjoy the friendly faces and a warm Kentucky welcome on a fun and relaxing adventure to Murray!

OAK GROVE

| Oak Grove is located off I-24 on the boundaries of Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee and is noted to be one of the fastest growing cities in Kentucky.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

War Memorial Park Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum Jefferson Davis Monument Wings of Liberty Military Museum

OWENSBORO

| RiverPark Center, a performing arts and civic center, boasts a 1,500 seat multi-purpose auditorium, and experimental theatre, a riverfront plaza, and the International Bluegrass Museum. Each year the RiverPark Center hosts over 150 performance events and 900 civic events. Carpenter and Kingfisher lakes offer a fine arena for the fisherman, and other water sports may be enjoyed on the Ohio River.


WESTERN REGION

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Edge Ice Center International Bluegrass Music Museum Owensboro Area Museum of Science & History

the Cherokee Trail of Tears and a downtown commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Districts.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

PADUCAH

| Feel the movement in this vibrant river town, located off Interstate 24 in Western Kentucky. Visit the Lower Town studios/galleries and discover objects d’art you’ll treasure and meet the artists who created them. The elegant displays in the Museum of the American Quilter’s society highlight the vigorous rebirth of quiltmaking that began in the 1970’s. The River Heritage Museum, a “Save America’s Treasures” project, features interactive exhibits that tell the stories of the four rivers region. Just around the corner, the Carson Center boasts a year-round performance schedule featuring big name entertainers and professional traveling productions. Explore the heart of historic downtown while strolling along treelined streets and brick sidewalks that take you past 19th-century buildings filled with antiques, boutiques, coffee and specialty shops, one-of-a-kind eateries and more.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Lower Town Arts District Quilt Museum River Heritage Museum 1905 Market House (Museum,Art Center & Theatre) “Wall to Wall” Murals

PRINCETON

| Our community is centrally located less than a half hour’s drive from a wildlife refuge and recreation area operated by the USDA Forest Service and from two state resorts built around lakes accessible for boating, swimming, fishing and other recreational opportunities. The community is home to numerous historic sites and viewing opportunities, including Adsmore Museum, the Amoss House Museum (a circa 1857 antebellum mansion), Newsom’s Old Mill Store (home of the nationally renowned Col. Newsom’s Aged Kentucky Country Ham), the Caldwell County Railroad Museum, Civil War traces, SUMMER 2017

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THINGS TO DO CADIZ

July 4 4th of July Fireworks Display Celebrate Independence Day with us! Lake Barkley State Resort Park will present a free fireworks show on July 4th at the beach, sponsored by the Friends of Lake Barkley SRP, Inc. Enjoy a day at the beach, participate in exciting activities offered by our recreation staff, and stick around for one of the best fireworks shows around! Vendors will be on-site selling food, as well as glow in the dark items. Donations to the Friends of Lake Barkley SRP, Inc. will be accepted. www.parks.ky.gov July 8 2nd Saturday Hike - Insects Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on July 8th for the next hike in our monthly hiking series. The focus of July’s hike will be insects. Participants will learn about the insects of Lake Barkley State Resort Park and will go in search of our favorite creepy crawlies! The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. Please dress for the weather. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested. It’s free to participate and no registration is necessary! www.parks.ky.gov August 21 Total Eclipse 2017 Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the ultimate destination for viewing the 2017 total eclipse of the sun! Our Recreation Department will have tons of activities for guests as we prepare for one of the longest viewing times for the eclipse in the United States! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! www.parks.ky.gov July 8 2nd Saturday Hike - Mycology Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on September 9th for the next hike in our monthly hiking series. Join us as we discuss mycology, the study of fungi. Participants will 12 |

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hit the trails in pursuit of fungi and will learn about these very interesting and important organisms. The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. Please dress for the weather. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Hikes will be canceled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/ driving conditions. It’s free to participate and no registration is necessary! www.parks.ky.gov

DAWSON SPRINGS

July 1 / August 5 / September 2 First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of each month in 2017 beginning in February! All hikes will meet in the lodge lobby. Hike times and trails will vary per month. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas.  Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately two hours. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/driving conditions. For more information about the hike contact the park naturalist at rebeccae. clark@ky.gov or 1-800-325-1711. www.parks.ky.gov

FAIRVIEW

August 18 2017 Solar Eclipse Come, let’s play in the Shade! Join us for the 2017 Solar Eclipse and experience a great wonder. www.parks.ky.gov

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WESTERN REGION African Americans played a vital role in the War Between the States. Come out and learn how and why blacks served and fought!

and drum competitions Saturday and Sunday.

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July 4 Muhlenberg Miners & Music Festival Come celebrate Muhlenberg County’s coal and music heritage in Paradise Park this Independence Day! This unique festival will feature guided tours of the UMWA Miners Hall Museum, the Thumbpicking Hall of Fame and Merle Travis Birthhouse. The festival including the Thom Bresh concert is completely FREE and everyone is invited to attend. Concessions will be available on site from Brothers Bar-B-Q!

HOPKINSVILLE

August 18 - 20 2nd Annual Summer Salute Join us for 2nd Annual Summer Salute Festival, highlight of our Solar Eclipse weekend. 3-day music festival with national headliners will attract guests and locals to vendor and food booths in downtown Hopkinsville! Eclipse experts project 50,000-plus visitors. On August 21, 2017, Hopkinsville will be the world’s Point of Greatest Eclipse for this North American internationally publicized phenomenon that will shine a light on Christian County and provide a backdrop for the greatest 2 minutes and 40 seconds in astronomy! We hope you will join us for this exciting astronomical event and welcome guests from near and far to #Eclipseville for this monumental occasion. www.eclipseville.com www.hoptownrec.com September 9 Wow

Trail of Tears Intertribal Pow

This historically important event features tribal dancing, Native American storytelling, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy wood carving, bow making, flint knapping, open fire cooking in pottery, bead work, Indian flute playing demonstration and more Native American activities. Great food choices and Native American made treasures like beadwork, jewelry, clothing and moccasins, soaps, herbs, tee shirts, dream catchers, art, music and more! Native American Dance Competitions

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September 9 Historic Island Wooden Bridge Festival One of the most scenic festivals in McLean County. The Wooden Bridge Park is a must see especially in the fall with the changing colors and falling leaves. Come listen to live music, enjoy the car show, games, vendors, nature and so much more.... h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / historicislandwoodenbridge

MADISONVILLE

July 21 / August 18 / September 15 MadCity Street Market Visit Madisonville and shop this open air market featuring regional produce, canned goods, flowers, music, and more! MadCity Street Market will be held on the third Friday of the month, May-October.

PADUCAH

July 4 Independence Day Celebration Bring the entire family to the riverfront for a spectacular concert and fireworks display. Paducah Concert Band will perform at this free event and kick off the fireworks display. Over 8,000 people attend the celebration to see over 750 fireworks launched from seven different riverfront locations. Enjoy an evening of family fun with food, fireworks and free entertainment on Wilson stage. www.paducahky.gov August 2 Celeration

Eighth of August Emancipation

Join in the festivities of this long-standing annual celebration of African American heritage in Paducah. The event includes open houses, community meals, dance competitions, a family fun day and gospel music concerts. www.paducah.travel August 11 48 Hour Film Festival Experience a wild and sleepless weekend during The 48 Hour Film Project in which teams are challenged to make a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be SUMMER 2017

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completed in just 48 hours. On Friday night, you are assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre that must be included in your movie. A mere 48 hours later, you must submit your film. Next? Your masterpiece will be shown on the big screen at Maiden Alley Cinema. The Paducah 48 Hour Film Project is part of a larger international competition including more than 120 cities where over 60,000 people will make short films. The Project has truly spread to the four corners of the globe as filmmakers from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas will compete to see who can make the best short film in a weekend. www.48hourfilm.com August 21 Solar Eclipse 2017 Gather in Paducah, Kentucky to experience the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Paducah will experience the longest eclipse duration in the path of totality and will be in darkness for 2 minutes and 19 seconds. The path of totality spans a diagonal line of the contiguous United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Located halfway between Land Between the Lakes and Shawnee National Forest and with its own riverfront, Paducah offers prime geographical viewing of the eclipse. A variety of events are planned for the weekend preceding the eclipse, including events at the River Discovery Museum and Challenger Learning Center. In addition, the Corona II Solar Eclipse quilt will be on display at National Quilt Museum. This quilt is revolutionary in the quilting world, one of the 100 most important quilts of the 20th century. www.paducah.travel September 4 Labor Day Celebration

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Spring QuiltWeek in Paducah. Fall QuiltWeek will feature a contest decided by a public voting element, and international influence in quilting will be celebrated through special exhibitions. Speakers will make their first QuiltWeek appearances and new workshops will be offered in collaboration with the Paducah School of Art and Design. www.paducah.travel September 14 - 16 Tractor Show

Antique Gas Engine &

Bring the whole family to see antique engines, tractors, cars and trucks on display at The McCracken County FFA Alumni 40th annual Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show, Fall Festival and Fall on the Farm on September 14-16, 2017 at Carson Park. Past shows have featured a parade, flea market, arts and crafts, barbecue, music, horse and mule pulls, a petting zoo, antique fire trucks and more. September 22 Paducah Fall Fiber Festival Participate in the second annual Paducah Fiber Art Festival. Local businesses will partner with renowned artists to offer workshops and discussions. The Festival is a collaboration between MAKE studio, the Yeiser Art Center and the Paducah School of Art and Design. The weekend is centered on workshops in fiber arts including felting, needlework, weaving and more. Other special events include exhibitions and panel discussions. www.makepaducah.com September 23 Paducah Dragon Boat Festival Join over 7,000 visitors at Paducah’s annual Dragon Boat Festival and cheer on teams as they pilot colorful, elaborately designed dragon boats. 41-foot-long boats, each carrying up to 16 paddlers and a drummer in races along the Ohio River.

Celebrate Labor Day in Paducah with a morning parade followed by live entertainment and family activities at Carson Park. The parade attracts over 60 entries from marching bands to floats.

The Chinese history of dragon boats’ dates back more than 2,000 years, but this modern event is held as a fundraiser for Paducah’s River Discovery Center, which is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of America’s river systems.

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September 13 Fall AQS QuiltWeek

September 28 Barbecue on the River

Participate in the inaugural Fall AQS QuiltWeek that builds upon the 30 year long tradition of

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WESTERN REGION Barbecue on the River! Celebrating its 23rd year, this annual festival brings together competitive spirit, hunger for barbecue and desire to give back to the community. Over $400,000 is raised for charity, over 40,000 people are fed and more than 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken.

expert instruction from James Phillips, Curator at the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University. All materials provided, bring a sack lunch, limited to 10 people, suitable for ages 15 and above. Workshop time is 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Fee is $8 and includes museum admission. Participants must pre-register.

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WICKLIFFE

June 23 / July 7 Kids Day Camp: Mississippian Culture Experience a day in the life of a Mississippian and learn how the Mississippian Native People lived! Two camp sessions will provide a funfilled day camp for kids to experience what life was like for the People at Wickliffe in the 1200s. Kids will make Mississippian style pottery, learn about a Mississippian garden, see how the Mississippians played games, made art, hunted, fished, made tools and cordage, cooked, made clothing and many other fun activities. Lots of make and take home craft projects. Fee is $25.00, and includes a goody bag with certificate awarded at end of day. This day camp is for kids age 8-10. Registration is limited to 10 per session, so register early to save your spot. www.parks.ky.gov June 30 / July 14 Kids Day Camp: Archaeology An exciting and educational summer day camp will provide children hands on learning experiences about archaeology. Two camp sessions will provide interactive activities about the methods and practices of archaeology, a guided tour of the site, making clay pots, participating in a simulated archaeological dig, laboratory artifact analysis, playing Native American games and demonstrations of primitive technology at a kids level. Fee is $25.00, and includes a gift bag with certificate awarded at end of day. This day camp is for kids age 9-11. Registration is limited to 10 per session, so register early to save your spot.

www.parks.ky.gov July 29 Pottery Program This is a great make and take class for families and friends to do together! Participants will have instruction on basic pottery techniques used by the Mississippian Native American people, and make a pottery creation to take home. www.parks.ky.gov August 21 Mounds

Solar Eclipse: View from the

View this phenomenal event from atop the Ceremonial Mound or the Chief’s Mound at the Wickliffe Mounds archaeological site. Special presentation on the Upper World of the Mississippians’ will be inside the Welcome Center throughout the day. Visitors should begin gathering on the Mounds at 1:00 p.m. Museum admission fee of $5 adults, $4 kids and seniors, provides access to the mounds. Special viewing glasses will be available in the gift shop. For more information, please call the park office at 270-335-3681. September 23 Archaeology Day at Wickliffe Mounds September is Kentucky Archaeology Month and in recognition, Wickliffe Mounds will have special demonstrations and hands-on activites for learning about how archaeology happens, at a kid’s level. Featured activities include: a mock excavation for kids, artifact laboratory analysis, spear and atlatl throwing, bows and arrows, flintknapping, fingerweaving, make and take home a pottery craft and corn shuck dolls. 270-335-3681

www.parks.ky.gov July 22 Fingerweaving Workshop Learn the basics of weaving with your fingers, using an ancient technique. Participants will make and take home a fingerwoven sash with

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, all information is subject to change. Please call ahead to verify dates, times and schedules! SUMMER 2017

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PLACES TO STAY AURORA

Aurora’s Ken Oak Resort 16918 Us Hwy 68 E 270-474-8000

Early American Motel Hardin 16749 Us Hwy 68 E 270-474-2000 Fin N Feather Inn Hardin 16695 Us Hwy 68 E 270-474-2351 Lakeland Resort Hardin 16410 Us Hwy 68 E 270-474-2292

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Bee Spring Lodge 706 Bee Spring Rd. 270-354-6515

Big Bear Resort 30 Big Bear Resort Rd. 270-354-6414 Cedar Knob Resort 1434 Cedar Knob Rd. 270-354-6998

Comfort Inn & Suites 173 Carroll Rd. 270-527-5300

Cozy Cove Waterfront Resort 1917 Reed Rd. 270-354-8168 Dinner Bell Cottages 13444 US Hwy 68 E 270-354-6521

Hester’s Spot in the Sun 350 Hesters Rd. 270-354-8280 Hickory Hill Resort 90 Hickory Hill Ln. 270-354-8207 High Ridge Resort 40 Ridge Loop 270-354-8989

King Creek Resort & Marina 972 King Creek Rd. 270-354-8268 Malcolm Creek Resort 325 Guthrie Dr. 270-354-6496

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Shamrock Motel 806 Main St. 270-527-1341

Shawnee Bay Resort 1297 Shawnee Bay Rd. 270-354-8360

Southern Komfort Camp & Marina 460 Southern Komfort Rd. 270-354-6395

Sportsman’s Anchor Resort 12800 US Hwy 68 E 270-354-6569 Sportsman’s Lodge 12710 US Hwy 68 E 270-354-8333

Town & Country Resort 1425 Gardner Rd. 270-354-6587

Whispering Oaks Resort 267 Millers Rd. 270-354-6628

CALVERT CITY Days Inn 75 Campbell Dr. 270-395-7162

Kentucky Dam Motel 4020 US 62 270-395-5633 Super 8 Motel 86 Campbell Dr. 270-395-5566

GILBERTSVILLE Bel Air Motel 7428 US 62 270-362-4278

Cinderella Motel 65 Park St. 270-362-4427 Cloverleaf Motel 2237 US 62 270-362-4295 Inn By The Lake 2184 US 62 270-362-4278 Ken-Bar Lodge 7711 US 641 270-362-4990

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 166 Upper Village Dr. 270-362-4271 Kentucky Lake Resort 7511 US 641 270-362-8652 Magnolia Manor 422 Moors Rd. 270-362-8121

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Kenlake State Resort Park 542 Kenlake Rd. 270-474-2211

OAK GROVE Days Inn 212 Auburn St. 270-640-3888

Holiday Inn Express 12759 Ft. Campbell Blvd. 270-439-0022 Quality Inn 201 Auburn St. 270-439-3311


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VISITOR INFORMATION Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission P.O. Box 735 Cadiz, KY 42211 270-522-3892 www.gocadiz.com

Mayfield Tourism Commission 201 E. College St. Mayfield, KY 42066 270-247-6101 www.mayfieldtourism.com

Central City Tourism Commission 208 North First St. Central City, KY 42330 270-754-9603 www.centralcitykytourism.com

Murray CVB 201 South 4th St. Murray, KY 42071 800-651-1603 or 270-759-2199 www.tourmurray.com

Henderson County Tourist Commission 101 North Water St., Ste. B Henderson, KY 42420 800-468-3128 or 270-826-3128 www.hendersonky.org

Oak Grove Tourism Commission P.O. Box 756 Oak Grove, KY 42262 270-439-5677 www.visitoakgroveky.com

Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission 15 E. Center St. Madisonville, KY 42431 877-243-5280 or 270-821-4171 www.hopkinscountytourism.com

Ohio County Tourism Commission P.O. Box 22 Hartford, KY 42347 270-298-0036 www.visitohiocountyky.org

Hopkinsville-Christian County CVB 2800 Fort Campbell Blvd. Hopkinsville, KY 42240 270-885-9096 www.visithopkinsville.com Lake Barkley Tourist Commission 82 Days Inn Dr. Kuttawa, KY 42055 800-355-3885 or 270-388-5300 www.lakebarkley.org

Owensboro Daviess County CVB 215 E. Second St. Owensboro, KY 42303 800-489-1131 or 270-926-1100 www.visitowensboro.com Paducah CVB 128 Broadway Paducah, KY 270-443-8783 www.paducah.travel

Livingston County Tourist Commission 721 Complex Dr. Grand Rivers, KY 42045 800-448-1069 www.livingstonco.ky.gov Marion Tourist Commission P.O. Box 174 Marion, KY 42064 270-965-5015 www.marionkentucky.us Marshall County Tourist Commission 93 Carroll Rd. Benton, KY 42025 800-467-7145 www.kentuckylake.org SUMMER 2017

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PLACES TO GO BARDSTOWN

| Incorporated in 1788, Bardstown is the state’s second oldest city and is best known for “My Old Kentucky Home,” the antebellum mansion that inspired Stephen Foster to write the state’s official song. The historic home now graces the Kentucky quarter. From trains, bourbon, the civil war, historic homes and “Stephen Foster-The Musical,” Bardstown has numerous attractions to see.

POINTS OF INTEREST: My Old Kentucky Home Bluegrass Speedway The Civil War Museum

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BELLEVUE / NEWPORT | Founded in 1795,

Newport has an excellent mix of historic sites and contemporary developments. You can see the Cincinnati skyline as well as walk across the Ohio River on the Purple People Bridge. There is plenty to do for all ages.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

East Row Historic District Newport Aquarium Newport on the Levee NKU Museum of Anthropology Ride the Ducks

BEREA

| Known as the “Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky,” Berea is home to many of the State’s leading professional artists and craft people. Local artisans have working studios for such crafts as weaving, furniture making, quilting, pottery, jewelsmiths, photography, woodworking. Many encourage visitors to watch them as they work. Maysville

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Berea College - Berea College Crafts Resident Artists Mitchell Tolle Artist The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea KY Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Gallery

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| The first settlement at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers was established in 1794 and called Port William. The name was changed to Carrollton in honor of Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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POINTS OF INTEREST: General Butler State Resort Masterson House Historic Downtown Point Park on the Rivers

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COVINGTON

| The City of Covington offers some of the best entertainment venues in the region. Main Strasse Village offers a variety of restaurants, taverns, and retail shops. The City is home to the 704 acre Devou Park, numerous other parks, playgrounds, and pools, two public golf courses, and the Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex, which has four baseball fields and water park.

DANVILLE

| In the heart of Danville is Constitution Square Park where ten constitutional conventions took place. The park has a replica meetinghouse, courthouse and jail, as well as the original circa 1790s post office.

DRY RIDGE / WILLIAMSTOWN / GRANT COUNTY | is centrally located in

Northern Kentucky. Hike the trails at Lloyd’s Wildlife Area in Crittenden. Fish in one of our seven lakes. Go boating on Lake Williamstown. Visit the world famous “Quilt Box” in Dry Ridge, or just kick back and enjoy Country and Bluegrass music at the Olde Star Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights in Williamstown. Grant County has something for everyone. We have several fine hotels. So, when traveling down I-75, stop at Dry Ridge, Williamstown, or Corinth and enjoy a good night’s rest and experience our “Southern Hospitality”.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Dry Ridge Outlet Center The Quilt Box Kentucky Cow Town Lake Williamstown The Olde Star Mall Theatre Hiking in Lloyd’s Woods

ELIZABETHTOWN

| Located on I-65 at the crossroads of the Western and Bluegrass Parkways, Elizabethtown is within easy driving distance to several of Kentucky’s most famous sites. The town is anchored with restaurants, shopping and plentiful lodging. Visit the Historic Downtown Walking Tour, the Schmidt’s Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia and recall memories at the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum.

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FRANKFORT

| Take a trip back in time and re-live Kentucky’s vibrant history, from the historic Old State Capital, the magnificent Thomas D. Clark Center for History, Kentucky’s only Frank Lloyd Wright home, Daniel Boone’s Gravesite, to scenic covered bridges. Located in the beautiful Kentucky River Valley, Frankfort, Kentucky’s state capital, offers tours of its historic downtown district, fine dining and shopping with unique antiques and crafts.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

KY State Capital Thomas D. Clark Kentucky History Center Buffalo Trace Distillery Historic Downtown

GRAYSON COUNTY / FALLS OF ROUGH | Rough River is one of the state’s most popular lakes for boating and fishing. Campers and hikers enjoy the endless nature trails and convenient beaches. Old mills, historic farms, outdoor theatre, go carts and golf make the Falls of Rough fun for the whole family.

HARRODSBURG

| Some people say Harrodsburg is where Kentucky began. It was the first permanent English settlement west of the Alleghenies and was established in 1774. Many of the homes and buildings around town reflect Harrodsburg’s more than 200 years of history and culture. Old Fort Harrod showcases the early frontier life with live craftspeople.

LAGRANGE

| With its historic architecture filling the downtown area, LaGrange offers guests the relaxed pace of a Kentucky small-town.

LEBANON | There hasn’t been an earthquake

in Lebanon, Kentucky for decades but things never stop moving in Marion County’s largest city. With its lively downtown chock full of eclectic dining and entertainment to its special events and festivals, the Lebanon National Cemetery, historic homes and landmarks, rich Civil War and religious heritage and a robust genealogy research facility, Lebanon keeps a steady beat.

LEXINGTON

| Originally called Masterson’s Station, the name changed to Lexington in 1775 when traveling hunters heard of


NORTH CENTR AL REGION the Revolutionary War battle in Lexington, Massachusetts. The city is home to Transylvania University, the first college west of the Alleghenies. Many of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful horse farms and antebellum architecture surround the city known as the “Heart of the Bluegrass”.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Kentucky Horse Park UK Basketball Museum Keeneland Race Track

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Louisville Mega Cavern The Louisville Zoo Belle of Louisville Kentucky Science Center Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Jefferson Memorial Forest Louisville Bats Waterfront Park

OWENTON / OWEN COUNTY

| Owen County, located in the center of I-71, I-75 & I-64, is an easy trip to be in a place that feels LOUISVILLE | Louisville is the largest city a million miles away. Beautiful countryside where you can spend time watching wildlife, in Kentucky and is the home of the world hiking or just listening to silence of nature. We famous Kentucky Derby. Built on the falls have 31 miles of KY River shore line, to boat, of the Ohio, Louisville offers visitors a wide fish or paddle. Home to KY largest Winery, range of sites and attractions. Some of the Elk Creek Vineyard, where you can enjoy wine many places to see are Churchill Downs, tasting & music. We have B&Bs & Inns with The Louisville Slugger Museum, home of the great views of our rounding wooded hills. You Louisville Slugger, museums, historic homes, can choose from converted family homes, or and the Louisville Zoo. Louisville has all the one built to be a luxurious place for you to stay sights, sounds and action of a big city with AC8422B WHERE TO GO PRINT AD.qxp_Layout 1 2 or a Historic home with view of the KY River the charm of a small town.

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with lots of river activities. Perry Park Golf Resort has a 27 holes of championship quality, while Fairway is a privately owned 18 holes with cottages for group fun. We have a Quilt Trail & Agricultural Heritage Trail to educate you on our agricultural history while enjoying a drive through Owen County Hills. Come stay & play with us, enjoy the friendly folks, good food & a chance to have a relaxing time to just get away.

PARIS / BOURBON COUNTY

| Located just 15 miles northeast of Lexington, Paris is a charming town worthy of a visit. “Horses, History and Hospitality” is our motto and is evident everywhere. Visit Hopewell Museum, Duncan Tavern, Bourbon County Courthouse, Colville Covered Bridge, Cane Ridge Shrine and Wallis House & Arboretum. Reed Valley Orchard is a popular attraction where one can pick their own berries, apples, pears and walk the nature trail. Reserve a tour of Claiborne Farm by calling 859-987-2330 to visit the famous breeding operation and the final resting place of the 1973 Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat. Our Mims Retirement Haven, located in rural Bourbon County, is now home to many retired brood mares. Call Jeanne Mirabito at 859-227-6304 for a tour. Donations are welcome. Paris also offers a variety of food and shopping experiences. So take time to visit Paris, Kentucky in beautiful Bourbon County. It is worth the trip!

RADCLIFF / FORT KNOX

| Radcliff / Fort Knox is known as the home of the nation’s gold depository. Take Exit 102 off I-65 for the 12-mile drive to the area. You can see the gold vault, but only from the road! Visit the General George Patton Museum for the finest collection of Patton artifacts in the world.

SHELBYVILLE | Shelby County is known as

the “Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World.” Acres and acres of rolling hills, black fences and horses of many breeds dot the landscape surrounding Shelbyville. For the equine enthusiast, Shelby County offers some of the most exciting competitions in the nation. The Shelbyville Horse Show held in early August at the Shelby County Fairgrounds and the Shelby County Fair Horse Show, as well as many other horse shows throughout the year, all make for a lot of “purebred” fun. 22 |

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SHEPHERDSVILLE

| Shepherdsville located in Bullitt County, 17 miles south of Louisville is the start of the Bourbon Trail. Jim Beam Distillery is just 2 minutes off I-65 at the Clermont exit, where you can have a weekend getaway or a week long adventure.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Bernheim Forest Kart Kountry Hawks View Gallery & Cafe Wight-Meyer & Brooks Hill Wineries

VERSAILLES / MILLVILLE / MIDWAY / NONESUCH | Nestled in the heart of the

Bluegrass thoroughbred tradition is Versailles in Woodford County. View magnificent horse farms as you drive on U.S. 60 or detour onto KY 1681 to enjoy one of Kentucky’s most beautiful scenic byways. Stroll along historic tree lined streets in Midway, Nonesuch and Versailles while you enjoy the antique shops, specialty shops and cozy cafe’s. Former President Bush and Queen Elizabeth II continue to visit these quaint towns and beautiful countryside.

WARSAW / SPARTA / GLENCOE

Gallatin County is the hub of motorsport racing in Kentucky. The Kentucky Speedway, a high speed tri-oval, is home to numerous auto racing events throughout the year. This sporting event will attract many who just love anything “racing”. Gallatin County attracts premium boaters and fishermen. Located on the Ohio River and having one of the most beautiful marinas in the state, it’s a fisherman’s dream destination. Warsaw is a quaint old river town with many scenic and historic home sites. Sparta is the home of Kentucky Speedway that lies just off I-71. Glencoe, our most northern city and home of our newest Gallatin County Park, offers walking trails, picnicking, fishing, or just a good time with nature. Located just minutes from Gallatin County are several casinos for those who love gambling, this is your dream come true.


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Eagle Creek Craig’s Creek Ohio River 127 Yard Sale Historic Homes Markland Locks & Dam Boating, Fishing & Camping

WINCHESTER

| Winchester and Clark County enjoy a special location advantage near the I-64 and Mountain Parkway interchange. The area’s strategic location at the major highway turnoff toward the Appalachia highlands renders this region a true “gateway” between the rolling hills of the Bluegrass (Thoroughbred Country) and the mountains of Daniel Boone Forest.

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THINGS TO DO AUGUSTA

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The Augusta Volunteer Fire Department hosts the Fireman’s Fourth every year at the Augusta Riverpark. The fireman fry up their famous fish for the crowds and of course there are other food choices as well. There are also children’s games and activities, Bingo and of course Fireworks! Witness the glorious lit sky over the Ohio River in Augusta, Kentucky.

Hey everyone, its Stephen’s Birthday! Join us on July 4th as we commemorate the 191st anniversary of Stephen Foster’s birth. Featuring a host of activities before the show, cupcakes at intermission, and a magical fireworks display to cap off the evening. 6:30 p.m. – 11p.m.

July 4 Fireman’s Fourth of July

July 4 Independence Day Fireworks Display, Presented by Newcomb Oil

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July 21 Riverfest Regatta

July 8 Bourbon City Street Concert

Come to Augusta, Kentucky and take a breathtaking scenic stroll down Historic Riverside Drive. You’ll be sure to be entertained by panoramic unobstructed Ohio River Valley views as well as the incredible Sternwheel boats docked for the festival.

A free event that opens up the first block of North Third Street... bring your chairs and enjoy live music throughout the streets of downtown Bardstown. 7-11:30 p.m., for more information 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877.

Let the smells of authentic carnival food entice your senses as you make your way down the artisan lined streets. Stop by authentic Main Street for dining and Antique shopping. There will be vendors, food booths, a beer garden, 5k and 10K run, a children’s activity area, big wheel and children’s tractor pull race, wine tasting, car show, corn hole tournament, baby show, beauty pageant and much more. www.augustaky.com September 1 Heritage Days Enjoy the Augusta Heritage Days over the Labor Day Weekend. Vendors, Food Booths, Petting Zoo, Children’s Activities, History Tours, Car Show and a Frog Derby are just a few of the things that you will enjoy! This event is hosted by the Augusta Rotary Club and is the longest running festival in town.

www.bardstownmainstreet.com August 24 Buttermilk Days Festival Bardstown’s best version of a community homecoming, full of good food, drink and fellowship. Homemade wine tasting, fantastic food vendors, arts and crafts and an old school street concert on Saturday evening. 400 block of South Third Street. www.buttermilkdaysfestival.com Spetember 11 Kentucky Bourbon Festival Celebrate the history and making of Kentucky’s signature product, Kentucky Bourbon. Enjoy distillery tours, education opportunities about bourbon, displays, music and entertainment. Some free events, some paid events. 502-348-3623

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September 9 Swingtime on the River

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Enjoy Swingtime on the River in Beautiful Augusta, Kentucky. The event hosts the Cincinnati Swingtime Big Band as they put on a memorable show along the banks of the Ohio River. Food and drinks are plentiful during the event and the night is finished off with a firework show. www.augustaky.com

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July 4 4th of July Spectacular Fireworks, children’s activities, live entertainment and more. Sponsored by Berea Parks and Recreation. September 22 Festival

63rd Annual Mountain Folk

A weekend of folk dance, music and song workshops, discussion and dance parties. Sponsored by The Fold Circle Association of


NORTH CENTR AL REGION Berea and hosted at the beautiful Russel Acton Folk Center. www.berea-folk-circle.org

CARLISLE

August 19 – 21 Commemoration

Point. Fireworks, Rolling Thunder Air Show, and an amateur BBQ contest will also be included this year! September 28 Carroll County Tobacco Festival

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Step back in time and witness the last battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Kentucky. Stroll through the pioneer encampment and see how pioneers lived over 200 years ago. History is brought to life through hands on demonstrations, live music, and other 18th century programs that take place throughout this very special weekend. Where else can you see Native Americans, Pioneers, and British Butler Rangers strolling about? There is something for everyone during this event from weapons to a Pioneer Fashion Show to Children’s Craft Activities. Browse the crafter’s corner to see the many wondrous hand crafted items for sale and refresh yourself at one of our many food vendors. www.parks.ky.gov

CARROLLTON July 4 Fireworks

Located in downtown Carrollton’s Point Park where the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers meet. Fireworks begin at dusk. FREE music and sun for the entire family! July 5 RaceFest 2017 Race car simulators, food vendors, car and motorcycle show, live music and fun for the whole family. July 11 KR225 Paddle Race A paddle race on the Kentucky River, ending in Carrollton, KY at Point Park. September 7 “The Moving Wall”- Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall” is the half-sized replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” www.parks.ky.gov September 15 Bands & BBQ at the Point Two day event located at Carrollton’s Point Park. Competitors will be competing for $9000 in prize money. KCBS sanctioned event. Concerts will be live in the park also. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy FREE music at the

Downtown Carrollton’s Courthouse Square is the venue for this festival which includes amusement rides, arts & crafts, flea market, games, parade, food vendors and much more for FREE!

COVINGTON

September 8 Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest Covington Great Food and Entertainment. Arts & Crafts. Children’s activities.

DANVILLE

July 1 Forkland Lincoln Museum The Museum will be open for the first time in 2017 on May 6th, and it will be open every Saturday through October, from noon to 4pm. Come see the new displays and search for your family’s genealogical information.

ELIZABETHTOWN

July 6 Historic Costumed Walking Tour Elizabethtown Historic Costumed Walking Tour, recurring weekly every Thursday, June 1 - September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., “on the square”. Hear recollections and witness reenactments from Elizabethtown’s most notorious characters. The tours are FREE and open to the public . . . don’t miss it!! Don’t forget to stop by the Cunningham Gardens behind the Brown-Pusey House to check out “Tavern in the Garden”, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., where we gather for a cash bar and live music . . . food vendors on site!! July 28 - 29 Cruisin’ the Heartland What do you get when you mix beautiful collector cars, sock hops, and a live music that embodies the essence of the 50’s and 60’s? The answer: Cruisin’ The Heartland! Your E-Town Tourism & Convention Bureau and City of Elizabethtown bring you a captivating event fun for the entire family. There is no better place to cruise and look at beautiful cars and motorcycles than Downtown Elizabethtown. Our Downtown District, with the cars all around, will take you back in time to enjoy a stroll down memory lane. Come on out to enjoy the food, activities, and dancing during Cruisin’! You won’t want to miss this. Make sure you put Cruisin’ the Heartland on your SUMMER 2017

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calendar July 28-29 in Elizabethtown! www.cruisintheheartland.com September 23 A Toast To Kentucky, Elizabethtown’s Premier Wine Festival A Toast to Kentucky, Elizabethtown’s Premier Wine Festival is going to be the event of the year! Although Kentucky was the home of the first commercial vineyard in the United States, there were no wineries here 25 years ago. Today Kentucky has over 70 wineries and the wines are growing in quality and quantity. This event will give you the perfect opportunity to sample our home state wines as we will host only Kentucky Wineries. 270-765-2175

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June 3 - July 9 Highland Renaissance Festival 12th Annual Highland Renaissance Festival. www.kyrenfaire.com

FALLS OF ROUGH

July 1 Rumble Over the Rough www.parks.ky.gov August 12 The Dam Triathlon Rough River Dam State Resort Park teams up with the US Army Corps of Engineers and major event sponsor The Friends of Rough River to hold the annual “The Dam Triathlon”. Starting at Rough River Beach, contestants paddle 7.2 miles, then bike 9.6 miles, and finish with 2.2 mile run/walk. Individual times kept and trophies awarded. www.friendsofroughriver.org September 8 EAA Sport Aviation Fly-In www.parks.ky.gov September 9 The Trash Bash www.parks.ky.gov September 21 Central States Association Fly-In www.parks.ky.gov

FALMOUTH

(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The Pendleton County Youth Fair Association’s purpose is to promote the development of youth through agriculture, cultural arts, education, industry and business to the general betterment of Pendleton County and its rural heritage through the facilitation of a county fair. www.pcyouthfair.com

FRANKFORT

July 4 The Great Buffalo Chase 5K It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 16th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 25. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online starting Apr. 1st. No pets allowed, aside from service animals.

GEORGETOWN

September 8 Annual Festival Of The Horse Celebrate the role of the horse to history of Scott County. Features exhibits, concessions, arts & crafts, carnival, and 5k run. Stage entertainment throughout the festival. Friday/ Colt & Filly Children’s Parade and Saturday/ Annual Toyota Grande Parade & Horse Show, will be downtown Georgetown at 5 p.m. and Horse Games/Experience the Horse will be at Brooking Park. Sunday/Horse Show will be at Brooking Park. www.festivalofthehorse.org September 16 Oxford Antique Market Approx 36 quality antique dealers from KY and surrounding states offering primitives, period furniture, old store advertisings, estate jewelry, Americana and much more! RAIN or SHINE! Food sold. Admission FREE!

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August 24 Festival

The Kenlake Hot August Blues

The Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival is back and better than ever! www.kenlakeblues.com

July 16 - 22 Pendleton County Youth Fair

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The Pendleton County Youth Fair Association is a non-profit corporation and operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (C)

As Mercer County hosts the longest running fair and horse show in the nation, it is only appropriate to celebrate this feat with art!

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July 10 Art of the Equine Exhibit


NORTH CENTR AL REGION Monday -Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. www.artscouncilofmercer.com July 22 Seven Years War, Inc New event held at Old Fort Harrod State Park. Attack at Fort Harrod 1754-1764. www.friendsofoldfortharrod.com July 25 - 29 190th Mercer County Fair & Horse Show The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show is the longest running fair and horse show in the United States. Throughout the year, the fairgrounds plays host to a variety of events, including truck pulls, horse shows, pageants, and demolition derbies. 859-734-5546 August 3 - 9 US Highway 127 Yard Sale 690 Mile Sale from Addison, MI to Gadsden, AL. All across US 127. From daylight to dark! www.harrodsburgky.com August 18 - 20 Pioneer Days Festival One of central Kentucky’s fastest growing festivals, we offer live music, great demonstrations, car show, great food, inflatables, animal corral and much more. With OVER 100 vendors last year and more expected this year, there will be plenty for everyone to see, do and even shop for. Great family environment under the shade trees of Old Fort Harrod State Park. www.parks.ky.gov September 16 - 17 Festival

Fort Harrod Jazz & Art

Come and enjoy world class Jazz and much more at this fast growing festival. Bring your lawn chair and spend the day, or two listing to great live music in the park. Food vendors are ready to supply you with great food so you can stay and listen all day. Event is free to the public.

hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with its business partners and volunteers. The festival welcomes over 40,000 visitors each year. The event began in 1969, and started with a mere six hams and a small number of volunteers. Today, Ham Days serves over 4,000 pounds of country ham at our famous Country Ham Breakfast and recruits over 500 of Marion County volunteers. The three-day festival includes a Country Music Concert on Friday night, Hot Air Balloon Glow on Saturday night, Balloon Flyover Sunday morning, Maker’s Mark area, Bourbon Barrel coopering, a carnival, juried Arts and Crafts Show, a huge parade, continuous on-stage entertainment 5K run and more. www.HamDays.com

LEXINGTON

August 26 MoonTower Music Festival MoonTower Music Festival is back for its fourth year and is going to be bigger and better than ever! Come jam out to the music of many local and national artists. The lineup (which is set to be released in March) is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! Enjoy a day filled with craft beer, local food trucks, artisans and incredible music! To top it all off dogs are welcome and children under 12 are FREE (with the purchase of an adult ticket). This event is brought to you by LexEffect. www.moontowermusicfestival.com September 9 - 10 Waveland Art Fair Waveland State Historic Site is holding the fourth annual Waveland Art Fair. Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky’s top artist and their work. Enjoy the tour of Waveland’s main home, former slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Have lunch and taste wine from local Kentucky food and wine vendors. Children’s activities will be offered throughout the event. Tickets are $5.00 for adults; children under 12 are free.

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September 29 Anderson Co. Burgoo Festival Family Fun. Burgoo Cookoff. Arts and Crafts.

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September 22 Marion County Country Ham Days Since 1969, we celebrate Marion County Country Ham Days, a Kentucky Top-Ten Event,

July 1 - 4 Kentucky Flea Market 4th of July Spectacular 2017 One of the nations finest flea markets with over 600 booths. Dealers from across the country featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, crafts, candles, bath and body, surplus and more. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6, Mon 10-6, Tues 10-5. SUMMER 2017

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July 28 / September 21 Heaven and Evan Exclusive Bourbon Experience

Free admission. 502-456-2244 www.stewartpromotions.com July 14 Forecastle Festival Join tens of thousands of fans from across the world for a three-day music, art, and environmental activism festival at Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park to enjoy some major musical talent along with local talent. www.forecastlefest.com July 21 Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Nothing goes better with blues music than some smokin’ hot barbecue! Catch the tunes of New Orleans and Memphis while you eat with your hands at Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. Indulge in a variety of barbecue styles from the best smokehouses in town, all cooking up their secret recipes for your pleasure! Relax as you let the sounds of blues take you away at Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. We’ve got plenty of napkins waiting for you. www.louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com

Bardstown to Downtown with Heaven Hill and Mint Julep Tours. Start with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky for appetizers, cocktails and a bourbon tasting inside a working rickhouse. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting that includes the rare opportunity to pull and taste straight from a barrel using a Whiskey Thief. Then you’ll head back to Louisville to the new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, where you’ll enjoy more appetizers, desserts and cocktails in the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge. Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a bourbon tasting before your guided tour. Guests will receive a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by both Master Distillers. www.mintjuleptours.com August 17 - 27 Kentucky State Fair www.kystatefair.org August 19 World’s Championship Horse Show he exciting and prestigious World’s Championship Horse Show is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair

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MAYSVILLE

July 15 / August 19 Pickers & Grinners OpenAir Market In a world filled with factory farms, pesticides, food additives, and GMOs, healthful eating needs to start at the community level. This vision inspired Maysville, Kentucky’s Pickers & Grinners Open-Air Markets. With so many farmers and so many visual and performing artists in Maysville, it’s a gift to bring them all together in an outdoor market for the community to enjoy. www.pickersgrinners.wixsite.com September 16 - 17 Simon Kenton Festival This annual festival was started in Old Washington to honor Simon Kenton, who through historical accounts has been named the “Father of Mason County”. www.cityofmaysville.com September 22 - 23 Pig Out in Maysville The Annual Pig Out in Maysville BBQ festival is held on a Friday and Saturday in mid to late September every year. It is a two day event starting at 5pm on Friday night. There will be a variety of food to eat on Friday and vendors will start serving at 5pm. www.cityofmaysville.com

NEW CASTLE

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September 9 Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival A celebration of Rolling Fork Valley traditions through train rides, parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities, 5K run, delicious foods, down home family fun, gospel, classical and other concert bands. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 502-549-3117 www.newhaven.ky.gov

NEWPORT

August 3 - 6 Glier’s Goettafest www.goettafest.com August 10 Great Inland Seafood Festival Local restaurants selling freshest seafood available. Includes raffles and entertainment. www.cincinnatiusa.com September 22 Newport Oktoberfest The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be in the Munich Oktoberfest style of large Fest Tent sponsored by German Beer Breweries. Each tent will have food, beer and music. There will be continuous live German entertainment.

OLIVE HILL

July 24 - 29 Pioneer Life Week A full week dedicated to the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and the settlement of lands around the Ohio River, re-enactors, musical entertainment and many historical programs bring this rich heritage back to life. Historical programs are scheduled daily throughout the week including tomahawk throwing, black powder rifle demonstrations, spinning and weaving demonstrations, 18th century poultry care, primitive fire making, atlatl demonstrations, pioneer clothing interpretation and other living history skill demonstrations. County Fair Day is on Saturday, which includes displays of flint knapping, old time machinery, woodcarving, 18th Century Naturalist and Pioneer food. We will also have a pie auction, pioneer games, and finish off with a homemade ice cream social. www.parks.ky.gov September 6 Music Traditional

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NORTH CENTR AL REGION the dulcimer, fiddle and guitar are used to tell stories about a life long ago along the foothills of Eastern Kentucky. The music at the Fraley Festival has not been confined to any one type. Folk, old-time, western, western swing, early country, and others are played on a regular basis at the festival. There are all sorts of musical configurations, from family bands or husband and wife duets, to people playing on stage who just met each other a few minutes ago in the parking lot.

The sale is advertised in local newspapers and the general public is invited to shop. For mor informaiton please call (859) 527-3454 or email jack.winburn@ky.gov July 20 Santa’s Holiday of Fun Weekend

Wednesday night is a free, jamming in the round, session. Concerts will be held in the Park Amphitheatre. Concert fees range from $4-$10. A $25 weekend pass is available.

Bring out those Holiday decorations and join in the fun of decorating in the summer sun instead of the cold of winter. We will have scheduled times to make Holiday crafts, have a campsite decoration contest a Holiday parade with a very special guest and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email jack.winburn@ky.gov

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September 8 Fall Camper’s Yard Sale

A exciting county fair, includes exhibits of art, crafts, food and garden produce. Horseshows include walking, mini saddle. Cattle, hogs and sheep shows. Motor sports: truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby. Variety of Canaveral rides and Carnival food.

Clean out your closets and let your junk or arts and crafts become a fellow camper’s treasure. Set up and sell right on your campsite. A $10 set up fee will be charged in addition to the regular camping fee. This event is for registered campers only to sell. The sale is advertised in local newspapers and the general public is invited to shop. For mor informaiton please call (859) 527-3454 or email jack.winburn@ky.gov

September 9 Sweet Owen Day

September 15 Autumn Weekend

OWENTON

July 18 Owen County 4-H Fair & Horseshow

A day of Music, Art, Crafts and Food. Free Children’s activities. Held around Courthouse Square is a reunion welcoming people who want to enjoy a day of fun. Variety of music, crafts and art, food varies from ribeyes to alligator. September 23 Northern KY Craft Show Crafters from all around Northern KY and beyond will be set up for shopping.

RICHMOND

June 30 Fourth of July Fest Come celebrate our nation’s birthday with over a week of patriotic activities. We’ll have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, crafts, free tours, hayrides, a parade, NASCAR on our satellite TV, and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email jack.winburn@ky.gov July 7 Summer Camper’s Yard Sale Clean out your closets and let your junk or arts and crafts become a fellow camper’s treasure. Set up and sell right on your campsite. A $10 set up fee will be charged in addition to the regular camping fee. This event is for registered campers only to sell.

Enjoy the cooler weather of fall with scheduled times for nature hikes, free putt-putt and tours, a bonfire and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email Jack. winburn@ky.gov September 23 - 24 Boonesborough

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Saturday and Sunday battle re-enactments. Come early and spend the day learning about 18th century life in Kentucky. See a Living History Event including militia and settlers’ camps, Native American Village, merchants, traders, food, music and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th century Transylvania Store. Free with regular fort admission. September 30 - October 1 “Touched by the Fire” - Blacksmith’s Weekend Join a group of blacksmiths as they demonstrate projects and techniques, trade ideas and information, swap tall tales of the forge, and also offer hand forged items for sale. The process of making charcoal in the 18th century will be interpreted all during the week. Blacksmiths are invited to bring along their portable forges, start up fire and join in! Maybe try your hand at a simple forging project. You can also go on a guided tour of SUMMER 2017

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SHELBYVILLE

August 2 Shelbyville Horse Show Experience one of the most fantastic times in Shelbyville, KY at the Shelbyville Horse Show! www.visitshelbyky.com

July 6 - 8 Kentucky Speedway Nascar Racing NCWTS Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Nascar Xfinity Series Alsco 300 Quaker State 400 By Advance Auto Parts www.kentuckyspeedway.com

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Revolutionary War-era costumed re-enactors. Meet Revolutionary War soldiers.Visit colonial tradespeople. Watch musket demonstrations. Spend time socializing with friends at a children’s tea party. Special children’s historic house tours, pony rides, and a petting zoo will also be available. Admission: Free.

Our annual tribute to this other famous resident of the Jack Jouett House will include a talk by Jouett descendent Steven Ray Menefee. 400-500 paintings have been attributed to Matthew Harris Jouett during his career. Mr. Menefee will give a talk about these portraits, collectively known as The Women with the Shawl. Admission: Free. www.jouetthouse.org

Springs

Sorghum

The Seven Springs Sorghum Festival is an old time family friendly festival that includes Sorghum Making Demonstrations, Local Craft Vendors, Old Time Craft Demonstrations, Old Fashioned Fair Games, Live Music, Classic Car Cruise In, Antique Tractor Display, Corn hole Tournament, Hay Maze, Petting Zoo, Silent Auction, Food Vendors and Hit & Miss Engine. www.sevenspringssorghum.com

UNION

June 17 / July 15 Big Bone Lick Discovery Days Join us for two days of discovery at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site! There will be lots to explore including the Ice Age, Native American culture, pioneer life, birds of prey, atlatl and tomahawk throwing, and much more. The discovery area will be located just outside the Visitor Center/Museum. Please contact Amelia Hulth, for more information at 859-384-3522. August 6 - 7 FREE Kids Festival Free to the Public. All Children receive: Free Petting Zoo. Free Inflatables. Free Kid’s Play Land. Free Hay Rides

VINE GROVE

September 21 18th Annual Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival www.vinegrovebluegrass.com

WINCHESTER

September 1 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival The festival begins with a street dance on Friday evening and continues throughout the weekend with: Arts and Crafts, Talent Contest, 5K Run, and a Walk with Friends. The finale is the Sunday evening concert featuring nationally known country music entertainers. The Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival brings some 30,000 visitors to Winchester-Clark County. So come join us for a wonderful Labor Day Weekend in Winchester, Kentucky! www.danielboonepioneerfestival.com September 14 Sip-N-Stroll Join us for our annual wine tasting event “SipN-Stroll” featuring Kentucky Wineries hosted by our incredible downtown merchants. Visit participating businesses for tastings, specials and sales in our historic downtown! www.downtownwinchesterky.org

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VERSAILLES

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Butterflies n’ Blooms The Louisville Zoo has launched its summer season with a burst of color! Beautiful native butterflies and exotic birds will enhance guests Zoo trips this summer. The new Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit has opened. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting through September 24. Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in the new 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guest interpret what they are seeing. Inside the exhibit, guests can also learn about and witness the lifecycle of the butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalid to butterfly. Zoo guests will see a variety of butterfly species over the course of the summer starting with over 400 monarchs and painted ladies. Other species will appear throughout the summer reaching a population of over 700 butterflies featuring species such as American lady, mourning cloak, comma, question mark, pipevine swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail and giant swallowtail,

among others. The full butterfly species list with photos can be found on the Zoo’s butterfly website at louisvillezoo.org/butterfliesalong with frequently asked questions, dos and don’ts for butterfly encounters, tips on helping butterflies at home, the use of beneficial bugs, pollinators, fun butterfly merchandise at the gift shop and more. The Zoo is proud to announce it is now officially a certified Monarch Waystation. Monarch Waystations provide critical resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their long migration.

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Wings of the World Bird Show has also returned this summer to the Metazoo stage. This “free flight” presentation weaves conservation messages with behaviors and personal stories about the animals. Shows may include a bateleur eagle, black vulture, Andean condor, sarus crane, kookaburra or rose-breasted cockatoo. The show is written and created by Joe Krathwohl, aka The Birdman® and produced by Birds n Beasts Inc. Shows are daily and free with Zoo admission or membership.

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PLACES TO STAY BELLEVUE / NEWPORT Comfort Suites Newport 420 Riverboat Row 859-291-6700 Holiday Inn Bellevue 110 Landmark Dr. 888-405-4329

Riverfront Travelodge 222 York St. 859-291-4434

BROOKS

Econolodge 1901 E. Blue Lick Rd. 502-955-1501 Hampton Inn 180 Willabrook Dr. 502-957-5050

Quality Inn & Suites 716 Brooks Hill Rd. 502-955-6272

CARROLLTON

Best Western Executive Inn 10 Slumber Ln. 502-732-8444 Carrollton Inn 218 Main St. 502-732-6905 Comfort Inn 141 Inn Rd. 502-732-6661

Days Inn Old Hwy 227 502-732-9301

General Butler SRP 1608 Old Hwy 227 502-732-4384 Hampton Inn 7 Slumber Ln. 502-732-0700

Holiday Inn Express 147 Hospitality Way 502-732-6770 Super 8 130 Slumber Ln. 502-732-0252

DRY RIDGE

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Holiday Inn Express 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. 859-824-7121 Microtel Inn & Suites 79 Blackburn Ln. 859-824-2000 Super 8 Motel 88 Blackburn Ln. 859-824-3700

LEBANON

Country View RV Park 690 E. Main St. 270-692-0408

Hampton Inn of Lebanon 1125 Loretto Rd. 270-699-4000 Hollyhill Inn 459 W. Main St. 270-692-2175

Lebanon Suites 255 W. Main St. 270-692-6663

LOUISVILLE

Best Western Dixie 1735 Stewarts Ave. 502-449-7376

Best Western jameson Inn 1301 Kentucky Mills Dr. 502-261-8100 Breckinridge Inn 2800 Breckenridge Ln. 502-456-5050 Candlewood Suites 1367 Gardiner Ln. 502-357-3577

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport 653 Phillips Ln. 502-375-2233 Courtyard by Marriott 100 S. Second St. 502-562-0200 Days Inn Airport 3357 Fern Valley Rd. 502-968-8124

LEXINGTON

Hilton Garden Inn East 1530 Alliant Ave. 502-297-8066

Courtyard by Marriott 775 Newtown Court 859-253-4646

Holiday Inn Express 3711 Chamberlain Ln. 502-814-0004

Comfort Suites 3060 Fieldstone Way 859-296-4446

Courtyard by Marriott 1951 Pleasant Ridge Dr. 859-263-9090 Days Inn 1987 N. Broadway 859-299-1202

Econo lodge 5527 Athens-Boonesboro Rd. 859-263-5101

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 1800 Newtown Pike 859-231-5100 Hilton Garden Inn 1973 Plaudit Pl. 859-757-3621

Holiday Inn 1950 Newtown Pike 859-233-0512

University Inn 1229 S. Limestone St. 859-278-6625

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. 502-426-2600

La Quinta Inn & Suites Airport 4215 Preston Hwy. 502-368-0007 Quality Inn & Suites Airport 311 E. Gaulbert Ave. 502-638-6100 Ramada Inn Downtown 1041 Zorn Ave. 502-456-4411

Residence Inn Downtown 33 E. Market St. 502-589-8998

Residence Inn Springhurst 3500 Springhurst Commons Dr. 502-412-1311 Sleep Inn Airport 3330 Preston Hwy. 502-368-9597

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VISITOR INFORMATION Bardstown-Nelson County Tourism One Court Square Bardstown, KY 40004 800-638-4877 www.visitbardstown.com Berea Tourist Commission 3 Artist Circle • Berea, KY 40403 800-598-5263 www.berea.com Carrollton-Carroll County Tourism 515 Highland Ave. • Carrollton, KY 41008 800-325-4290 or 502-732-7036 www.visitcarrolltonky.com Danville-Boyle County CVB 105 E. Walnut St. Danville, KY 40422 859-236-7794 www.danvillekentucky.com Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau 1030 North Mulberry St. Elizabethtown, KY 42701 270-765-2175 www.touretown.com Frankfort-Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission 100 Capital Ave. Frankfort, KY 40601 800-960-7200 www.visitfrankfort.com Georgetown-Scott County Tourism Commission P.O. Box 825 Georgetown, KY 40324 888-863-8600 or 502-863-2547 www.georgetownky.com Grant County Tourism Commission 1116 Fashion Ridge Rd. Dry Ridge, KY 41035 800-382-7117 or 859-824-3451 www.grantcokytourism.com Grayson County Tourism Commission 425 South Main Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-2735 www.graysoncountytourism.com

Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission 488 Price Ave. Harrodsburg, KY 40330 800-335-9192 or 859-734-2364 www.harrodsburgky.com Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission 239 N. Spalding Ave., Ste 200 Lebanon, KY 40033 270-692-0021 www.visitlebanonky.com www.HeartOfKentucky.com Lexington CVB 301 E. Vine St.Lexington, KY 40507 859-244-7706 www.visitlex.com Greater Louisville CVB 401 W. Main St., Ste. 2300 Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-2121 www.gotolouisville.com Maysville-Mason County CVB 216 Bridge St. Maysville, KY 41056 606-564-9419 www.cityofmaysville.com/tourism Northern Kentucky CVB 50 E. River Center Blvd., Ste. 200 Covington, KY 41011 859-261-4677 www.nkycvb.com Oldham County Tourism Commission P.O. Box 529 Pewee Valley, KY 40056 502-222-0056 www.touroldhamcounty.com Radcliff-Ft. Knox Tourism Commission P.O. Box 845 Radcliff, KY 40159 800-334-7540 www.radclifftourism.org Richmond Tourism Commission 345 Lancaster Ave. Richmond, KY 40475 800-866-3705 www.richmondkytourism.com SUMMER 2017

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Shelbyville-Shelby County Visitors Bureau 316 Main St. Shelbyville, KY 40065 502-633-6388 www.shelbyvilleky.com

Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission 2 South Maple St. Winchester, KY 40391 800-298-9105 www.tourwinchester.com

Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission 395 Paroquet Springs Dr. Shepherdsville, KY 40165 502-543-8687 www.travelbullitt.org

Paris-Bourbon County Tourism 720 High St. Paris, KY 40361 859-987-8744 www.parisky.com

Springfield Tourism Commission 127 W. Main St. Springfield, KY 40069 859-336-5440 www.springfieldky.org

Summer

KENTUCKY STATE PARKS

Summer in Kentucky is a great time for family vacations and trips and the Kentucky State Parks provide the perfect location. Park pools and beaches, campgrounds, marinas, horse trails, summer concerts and plenty of other recreational activities are all open and ready for a family adventure. The hardest part will be deciding which park to visit! The lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has re-opened following repair work from a fire, so you may want to check out the new digs at this beautiful park on a lake in northeastern Kentucky. The parks also have 12 golf courses across the state that offer excellent play to golfers of all skill levels. Here are a few Kentucky State Park events for the summer. 40 |

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Make plans to visit a Kentucky State Park this year. They offer lodging, camping, restaurants, outdoor recreational activities, golf and history. For details, visit

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July July starts out with the 4th and several state parks will be offering free fireworks shows. They include Rough River Dam, Lake Cumberland, Lake Barkley and My Old Kentucky Home. Camping is popular during July – we recommend you make a reservation to be sure you have a camping spot. The Kentucky State Parks have 30 campgrounds across the state and include sites with electric and water hookups as well as primitive sites. Several parks offer summer outdoor dramas. They include Jenny Wiley, My Old Kentucky Home and Old Fort Harrod. Summer also means outdoor concerts and musical entertainment at many parks including Rough River Dam, General Butler, Fort Harrod, Greenbo Lake, Natural Bridge and Pine Mountain. White Hall State Historic Site near Richmond will hold its “Scandals and Ghost Stories” program July 21 and 28. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

August The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will be seen in western Kentucky. Several Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging, camping and science programs related to the eclipse. Check the park website or call the park for details. Some may charge fees. Large crowds are expected, so plan ahead! The annual Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Resort Park will be Aug. 24-26. Thousands gather on the water and land to listen to great music!

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Ashland

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Grayson Lake

Morehead

Yatesville Lake

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Stanton

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Wood Creek Lake

Hazard Carr fork Lake

London

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PLACES TO GO ASHLAND

| 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! Ashland is minutes from I-64 and a direct link on the colorful US 23-Country Music Highway. This accessibility makes Ashland a perfect stop for your travels.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Poage Landing Central Park The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center Pendleton Art Center

BARBOURVILLE | Whether your stay is for

an hour, a day, or a lifetime—Barbourville is great place to be anytime of the year! Enjoy our charming downtown, arts and heritage events, a water park, RV camping, walking trails, the Redbud Quilters Garden, the historical museum and a variety of festivals other activities held throughout each season!

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Dr. Thomas Walker State Park Civil War Interpretive Park Redbud Festival & Heritage Living Event Appalachian Fire Muster Battle of Barbourville Daniel Boone Festival Knox Historical Museum Kentucky Communities Crafts Village Brickyard Waves Park Union College

CORBIN

| The Corbin exits off I-75 are the closest access points to 5,600-acre Laurel River Lake. Corbin sits on the shores of this beautiful lake. Within an hour’s drive are six state and national parks, countless attractions, and high adventures such as hiking, camping or golf.

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Fishtrap Lake

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Harland Sanders Museum and Café Corbin Railroad Museum

CUMBERLAND / BENHAM / LYNCH

We would like to welcome you to visit our beautiful scenic area in the majes tic mountains of Southea s t Kentuck y. You will enjoy Kingdom Come State Par k, the highes t par k in the s tate at 2 ,70 0 f t . w hich hos t s some of the mos t ex tr aordinar y natur al rock for mations in the s tate. Cumberl and is the “Bl ack Bear Capital of Kentuck y ” and we do hos t the A nnual Kentuck y Bl ack Bear Fes tival the second weekend in May, the annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ the fir s t full weekend SUMMER 2017

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in Oc tober at the Southea s t Kentuck y Communit y & Technical College.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Black Mountain - Highest point in Kentucky Kingdom Come State Park Little Shepherd Trail Godbey Appalachian Center Sleepy Hollow Golf Course Black Mountain Recreational Trailhead Kentucky Coal Mining Museum Benham School House Inn Lynch Depot

MOREHEAD

| Morehead is a great area for outdoor recreation. It is best known for Cave Run Lake with 8270 acres and 166 miles of shoreline. Some call it Kentucky’s “best kept secret”. This scenic lake is outstanding for sailing and fishing. Cave Run is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. While visiting Morehead, don’t miss the fascinating collection at the Kentucky Folk Art Center on 1st Street which is home to artwork constructed from found objects made by renowned Kentucky Folk artists.

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HAZARD

| Come Home to the Mountains! If You Can’t Stop, Smile as You Go By. Hazard is the home of the Black Gold Festival and the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series. All trails in Hazard and Perry County lead to adventure and excitement. Trails for your personal adventure include walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, ATV/dirt bikes, quiltblock tours and specialty shopping.

HARLAN | Harlan is one of Kentucky’s most ruggedly beautiful mountain areas. It’s paradise for hikers and campers. The most spectacular scenery is along the Little Shepherd Trail, winding for 38 miles along the crest of the 2,800 foot-high Pine Mountain.

LONDON | Walk over the famous “Wilderness Road” (in Levi Jackson State Park) where over 200,000 pioneers traveled to Kentucky during the twenty years from 1775 to 1796. McHarque’s Mill, a restored water-powered grist mill, features a world class collection of millstones. The Mountain Life Museum, with its pioneer settlement, and Indian artifacts and camping, offer London’s visitors an abundance of things to do.

LOUISA

| Louisa/Lawrence County is home to the scenic Yatesville Lake State Park. The lake, known as the “Bass Capitol of Eastern Kentucky” also offers family activities at our beach and marina. Rentals are available for kayaks, standboards and pedal boats. The cabins and campgrounds in the county are some of the best around! Our Eagle Ridge Golf Course which is located at the lake was designated by Golf Digest as a top ten “Best Courses you can Play”. 44 |

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Cave Run Lake Kentucky Folk Art Center Morehead State University Daniel Boone National Forest Eagle Trace Golf Course

MT. STERLING

| Nestled between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Kentucky Bluegrass Region, our charming downtown is unique with an art gallery, gift shops, and restaurants. Play a round of golf at Old Silo, one of Kentucky’s Best Public Golf Courses or take a tour at the official candy of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby factory, Ruth Hunt Candy.

MT. VERNON / RENFRO VALLEY

| Renfro Valley is Kentucky’s Country Music Capital. For over 50 years, Renfro Valley has offered the very best in good wholesome family fun. It all began here in 1939 with John Lair’s radio broadcasts. Stage shows feature a wide range of country music and concerts by country’s brightest stars. You will be clapping your hands, stomping your feet or holding your sides with laughter.

PAINTSVILLE | The Paintsville area is known

as the birth place of country music queen Loretta Lynn, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” You will find directions to her childhood home, Butcher Hollow, at the Paintsville visitor center. Beautiful Paintsville Lake, with its steep, rocky cliffs and wooded coves, is perfect for boating, skiing, and fishing. Don’t miss the nearby Mountain Home Place, a living history village depicting the rugged


EA STERN REGION way of life on the Appalachian plateau in the mid-1800’s. Costumed interpreters go about their day-to-day chores.

PIKEVILLE

| Travel back in time and visit six restored sites of the most famous feud of all time! The Hatfields and McCoys began their feud in 1865 and continued for twenty years! We celebrate our Appalachian heritage in the spring with the Hillbilly Days Festival in downtown Pikeville. Historic Pike County is home to various museums, such as the Railroad Museum, Heritage Museum, various historical homes, and Dils Cemetery, where members of the McCoy family are buried. Come experience our Highlands hospitality and take home a treasure trove of memories.

PRESTONSBURG | Prestonsburg, the “Star

City of Kentucky,” has set the stage with star performances at the Mountain Arts Center, Jenny Wiley Theatre, the East Kentucky Fair and the Kentucky Highland Folk Festival. Enjoy star lodging, dining, hospitality and specialty shopping.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium Jenny Wiley Festival Ranier Racing Museum Samuel May House Thunder Ridge Racing & Entertainment Complex US 23 Country Music Highway Yard Sale

RED RIVER GORGE AREA

| The U. S. Forest Service has designated 13,000 acres of the Daniel Boone National Forest as a National geologic area in recognition of its unique natural features. Vacationing families enjoy canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing and picnicking in the Red River Gorge. See the splendor of the forest by taking a hike on one of the many trails.

WILLIAMSBURG

| Williamsburg is located 11 miles north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border at Exit 11 on I-75. The city is a great access point for both Cumberland Falls and The Big South Fork Recreation Areas. New to Williamsburg is the Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center, complete with a water park. When arriving from the north or south, stop at their large tourism center for all your local attractions information.

GetAway!

WITHOUT THE TRAVEL TIME AND EXPENSE

Cliffview Resort offers rustic luxury in the Red River Gorge. Enjoy the scenic two hour drive from Louisville. As the buildings get smaller and the trees get larger, you will be reinvigorated by the energy of the forest. The Red River Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in America. With stone arches, breathtaking cliff lines, and bountiful waterfalls, you will find yourself immersed in the awe-inspiring grace of nature. The Red is full of outdoor adventure. Explore the river on a canoe or kayak, see Natural Bridge using the Sky Lift, rock climb, or, if you want a real thrill, join us on the zipline! If you prefer relaxation, just pop in the hot tub, grab a cool drink, and enjoy the view.

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THINGS TO DO ARGILLITE

July 8 Greenup Co. Music Heritage Festival First of the Greenbo Summer Music Series sponsored by Greenup Extension Arts Council. Event will take place at Greenbo Lake’s Amphitheater 606-473-7324 www.parks.ky.gov

CORBIN

August 10 Annual NIBROC Festival This annual event brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine. www.corbinkytourism.com September 23 Campout at the Fire Tower The Pinnacle Knob Tower is open for scheduled Tours throughout the year. Here is an opportunity to spend part of the night in an fire tower, while enjoying the night sky and breathtaking views of the Cumberland Plateau. Cost is $35.00 per person and includes, camping equipment, evening snack, and breakfast buffet in the River View Restaurant at the DuPont Lodge. Pre-Registration is required a week prior. 606-528-4121 www.parks.ky.gov

the place to see some of the hottest upcoming stars of music. Enjoy unique arts and crafts, antiques, a parade, music, a carnival and delicious food. www.blackgoldfestival.com

JACKSON

September 1 36th Annual Breathitt County Honey festival Crafts, Food, parade, live music and Kid’s Fest.

LONDON

June 30 July 4th Celebration This is our annual July 4th Celebration for our campers! There will be recreation activities and performances planned, including a Campers Only Pool Party. Camping reservations are recommended. (606) 330-2130 August 4 Summer Campers Yard Sale www.parks.ky.gov September 1 Labor Day Celebration This is our annual Labor Day Celebration for our campers. Recreation activities wll be planned. Camping reservations are recommended. Please observe holiday weekend camping rates. Minimum 3 night stay. (606) 330-2130

GREENUP

September 23 Festival

606-473-7324

This festival has it all. Worlds largest skillet. parade, games, music, lots of food and crafts.

September 9 Col. Bill Williams Music Festival

800-348-0095

The third of the Greenbo Summer Music Series.

www.chickenfestival.com

August 12 Greenbo Grass Bluegrass Festival

606-473-7324 www.parks.ky.gov

HAZARD

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27th Annual World Chicken

LOUISA

July 1 4th of July Celebration 4th of July celebration starts with parade and music downtown at 4:30 and spectacular fireworks at 10 pm. July 28 - 30 Lawrence County Fair The highlight of any kid growing up in rural


EA STERN REGION America is the local County Fair. Lawrence County’s fair will not only have farm animals but they are bringing in a rodeo this year! 606-673-9495 September 8 - 9 Septemberfest Septemberfest is an old-fashioned street festival with parades, arts and crafts, food booths, carnival rides and FREE concerts all weekend! www.septemberfestlouisa.com September 23 Appalachian Bike Tour The Appalachian Bike Tour is a favorite bike tour for enthusiastic cyclists. The 30 or 60 mile tour takes cyclists through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Kentucky. The tour starts and ends at Yatesville Lake and travels through the rural communities of Fallsburg, Webbville and Blaine. www.appalachianbiketour.org September 23 Crafters in the Park Crafters in the park at Yatesville lake state park Campground. 9:00 A.M. To 5:00 p.M Open to the public! Crafter set-up fee: $20.00/$25.00 with electric Free crafter set-up for registered campers at YLSP. Interested crafters please contact Missy at 606-673-1492 Or missy.Kennedy@ky.Gov September 30 - October 1 Heritage Harvest Driving Tour The Heritage Harvest Driving Tour is a selfguided tour that allows visitors to observe and participate in Appalachian culture and heritage. You may see corn mazes, pumpkin carving, hayrides, antiques, handcrafted items, local homemade foods and “dinner on the grounds”. 606-673-9495 www.heritageharvesttour.com

MOREHEAD

September 8 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival www.poppymountainbluegrass.com September 16 Morehead Arts & Eats Taste Morehead. Shop Morehead. Experience Morehead. 606-783-9857 www.rowancountyartscenter.com

September 29 Cave Run Storytelling Festival Join America’s most beloved storytellers in a beautiful mountain lakeside setting. Let these talented artists take you to other times and places through the art of storytelling. Stories from a variety of regions and cultures are told in large tents on the shore of Cave Run Lake at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest, eight miles west of Morehead, Kentucky. www.caverunstoryfest.org

PAINTSVILLE

June 21 Awaken KY Awaken is an annual two-day, Christian music and teaching conference held in Paintsville, KY. Free admission! Performers include Jeremy Camp, Zach Williams, and more! For more info, please visit our facebook page at Awaken Ky Ministries or our website at www.awakenky.com June 22 / July 26 / September 23 Levisa Fork Paddle Fest The 8 or 16 mile paddle event will be held on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River! Bring your kayak/canoe with you and launch in the river behind Billy Ray’s Restaurant in Prestonsburg. Watercraft or rentals are also availabl from Legends Outfitters 606-471-5269, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park 606-889-1709, or Pro Fitness 606-886-8604. Embark up to the old water plant in Paintsville for a level 1 paddle (4-6 hours) for lunch. We offer shuttle transportation back for you and your watercraft to Prestonsburg. www.VisitPaintsvilleKy.com September 15–16 Conference

Eastern Ky Genealogy

Held annually the 3rd weekend in September, the 2017 Conference will be September 15th & 16th at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville, KY. For more info, please visit ekygc.org

PIKEVILLE

September 22 Hatfield-McCoy Heritage Days The feud is over, let the fun begin! Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days is coming to Pikeville and Pike County, Kentucky. Expect plenty of friends, food, and fun during this highly anticipated event. Live Music on Main Street Friday Night, Farmer’s Market Pig Roast Event SUMMER 2017

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Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and Drag Racing in the Riverfill Arena beginning at 6:00 p.m. Event concludes with a special service at the McCoy Well in Hardy, KY, lead by feud descendant William Keith Hatfield, great grandson of “Devil Anse” Hatfield. 606-432-5063 www.tourpikecounty.com

PINEVILLE

July 22 / August 26 / September 16 Hike-AThon 2017 Just over 31 miles will be covered on guided hikes taking place once a month, March through September, on both Kentucky State Park, Kentucky State Nature Preserve, EKU research property, and National Park land. All hikes will be within 70 miles of Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Lunch option available for longer hikes. Transportation available for first 10 people registered per hike. $35 for registration for all hikes and a t-shirt $25 for 3 hikes and t-shirt $10 for 1 hike www.parks.ky.gov August 4 Bluesgrass Summer Concert Series Music and Food for only $12! www.parks.ky.gov

project of the Natural Bridge Park Association who is dedicated to attracting visitors into the area where they can enjoy the beautiful scenery, experience mountain traditions, and learn about mountain heritage. www.parks.ky.gov September 9 The Great Caterpillar Count www.parks.ky.gov September 30 Natural Bridge Trail Trek Series This trek series is comprised of individual guided treks that range in distance from 4-8 miles. On each date, a unique route through Natural Bridge State Resort Park will be hiked. All treks depart at 9am from the Hemlock Lodge lobby. This is a great way to experience all the trails at Natural Bridge throughout the year! Pre-registration is required. The cost is $8/person/trek. Children 10-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

STAFFORDSVILLE

September 14 Appalachian Craft Days Appalachian Craft Days will be held on September 14-15. View demonstrations ranging from the 1850’s including wood working, sorghum making, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, leather work, and more. Admission $5. For more info, please call (606) 297-1850.

September 9 The Narrows Fall Encampment and Battle

VAN LEAR

Join us for the first annual battle and encampment near the narrows. Civil war reenactors will be onsite portraying life in this narrow gateway north and south. There will even be a battle! Check out our flyer below for more details.

Van Lear Days is always held the first Saturday weekend in August and is held in and around the Coal Miners’ Museum. Enjoy two days of food, music, corn hole tournaments, car show, turkey shoot, kid games, parade, ghost tours, and just old fashion fun! For more info, please call (606) 789-8540.

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August 4 Van Lear Days

SANDY HOOK

July 15 Minnie Adkins Day 606-738 5129

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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, all information is subject to change. Please call ahead to verify dates, times and schedules!


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PLACES TO STAY ASHLAND

Ashland Inn 3020 Winchester Ave. 606-325-0776 Ashland Plaza Hotel 1441 Winchester Ave. 606-329-0055

Colonial Inn 1835 Winchester Ave. 606-325-4747 Days Inn Ashland 12700 KY 180 606-928-3600 Fairfield Inn 10945 US 60 606-928-1222

Four Season Motel 2317 Winchester Ave. 606-324-0330

Hampton Inn 1321 Cannonsburg Rd. 606-928-2888 Holiday Inn Express 13131 Slone Ct. 606-929-1720 Knights Inn 7216 US 60 West 606-928-9501

Quality Inn 4708 Winchester Ave. 606-325-8989

Ramada Inn Catlettsburg US 23 South 606-739-5700 Winchester Inn 2280 Winchester Ave. 606-329-2868

BUCKHORN

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park 4441 State Hwy 1833 606-398-7510

CORBIN

Baymont Inn & Suites 174 Adams Rd. 606-523-9040

Comfort Suites 47 Adams Rd. 606-526-6646

Quality Inn 400 GOP St. 606-877-4466

Hampton Inn 125 Adams Rd. 606-523-5696

Red Roof Inn 110 Melcon Ln. 606-862-8844

Fairfield Inn 857 E. Cumberland Park Hwy. 606-528-7020

Knights Inn 39 Hwy 770 606-523-1500

GREENUP

Greenbo Lake State resort Park 965 Lodge Rd. 606-473-7324

LONDON

Budget Host Westgate Inn 254 Russell Dyche Memorial Hwy. 606-878-7330 Comfort Suites 1918 W. Hwy 192 606-877-7848

Country Inn & Suites 2035 W. Hwy 192 606-878-9900 Ramada Limited 115 Stone Trace Dr. 859-497-9400 Days Inn 207 State Hwy 80 606-864-2222 Economy Inn 1232 N. Main St. 606-864-8867

Hampton Inn - North 200 Alamo Dr. 606-864-0011

Hampton Inn - South 2075 State Hwy 192 606-877-1000 Holiday Inn Express 506 Minton Dr. 606-862-0077

Ramada Limited 1895 State Hwy 192 606-877-3400

Sleep Inn 105 Melcon Ln. 606-877-9700

Super 8 285 State Hwy 80 606-878-9800

LOUISA

Best Western Plus 18199 US 23 606-638-3418

Budget Inn Express 117 E. Madison Street 606-638-0229

Creekside Cabins & RV Park 5461 N Highway 3 606-686-2915 Lawrence Co Campground and Cabins 77 Wilderness Road 606-826-2961 Super 8 Motel 191 Falls Creek Drive 606-638-7888

The Falls Campground 606-826-0212

Yatesville Lake State Park Campground 2667 Pleasant Ridge Road 606-673-1490

MT. STERLING Budget Inn 191 Evans Dr. 859-498-9600

Days Inn 705 Maysville Rd. 859-498-4680

Fairfield Inn 105 Stone Trace Dr. 859-498-4050 SUMMER 2017

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PAINTSVILLE

Budget Inn Express 709 South Mayo Trail 606-789-5341 Days Inn Old US Hwy 23 606-789-3551

Ramada Inn 624 James S. Trimble Blvd. 606-789-4242

PIKEVILLE

Brook Shire Inn & Suites 123 Alexandra Dr. 606-433-0888 Hampton Inn 831 Hambley Blvd. 606-432-8181

Holiday Inn Express 476 South Mayo Trail US 23 S 606-433-1800

SLADE

Cabins of Birch Hollow 777 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-0005

Chop Chestnut Cabin Rentals 1685 Chop Chestnut Rd. 606-424-2935 Hemlock Trail Cabins 415 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-7625

Lil’ Abner’s Motel 1000 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-5384 Natural Bridge Cabin Company 1231 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-0283

Natural Bridge Cabin Country 3435 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-0283

Natural Bridge 5 Star Cabin 12064 Campton Rd. 606-663-8858

Natural Bridge State Resort Park 2135 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-7680 Red River Gorgeous 415 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-7625

STANTON

Abner’s Motel 87 E. College Ave. 606-663-4379

Cabins of Birch Hollow 777 Natural Bridge Rd. 606-663-0005

Chop Chestnut Cabin Rentals 1685 Chop Chestnut Rd. 606-424-2935

Landmark Inn 146 South Mayo Trail 606-432-2545

One Stop Motel 38269 State Hwy 2062 Phelps, KY 606-456-9151

PINEVILLE

Pine Mountain State Resort Park 1050 State Park Rd. 606-337-3066

PRESTONBURG Brookshire Inn 85 Hal Rogers Dr. 606-889-0331

Comfort Suites 51 Hal Rogers Blvd. 606-886-2555

Heritage House Hotel 1887 US 23 606-886-0001

Lawrence County is home to the scenic Yatesville Lake, a favorite of bass fishermen and kayakers alike. Camping, hiking, water sports, golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking or just relaxing...

You can find it all in Lawrence County!

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park 75 Theatre Court 606-889-1790 Super 8 550 US 23 606-886-3355

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VISITOR INFORMATION Ashland Area CVB 1509 Winchester Ave. Ashland, KY 41101 800-377-6249 www.visitashlandky.com Barbourville Tourism 196 Daniel Boone Dr., Ste 205 Barbourville, KY 40906 606-545-9674 www.cityofbarbourville.com Bell County Tourism Commission 2215 Cumberland Ave. Middlesboro, KY 40965 606-248-2482 www.mountaingateway.com Corbin Tourism Commission 805 S. Main St. Corbin, KY 40701 606-528-8860 www.corbinkytourism.com Cumberland Tourism Commission 506 West Main Cumberland, KY 40823 606-589-5812 www.kingdomcome.com Harlan Tourist & Convention Commission P.O. Box 489 Harlan, KY 40831 606-573-4156 www.harlantourism.com Lawrence Co. Tourism Commission 315 Madison Street Louisa, KY 41230 606-638-0078 www.lawrencecokytourism.com

Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission P.O. Box 1467 Mount Vernon, KY 40456 800-252-6685 or 606-256-9814 www.mtvernontourism.com Paintsville Tourist Commission P.O. Box 809 Paintsville, KY 41240 606-297-1408 www.visitpaintsvilleky.com Pikeville-Pike County Tourism Commission P.O. Box 809 Pikeville, KY 41502 800-844-7453 or 606-432-5063 www.tourpikecounty.com Powell County Tourism Commission P.O. Box 1028 Stanton, KY 40380 606-663-1161 www.powellcountytourism.com Prestonsburg CVB 113 South Central Ave., Ste. 201 Prestonsburg, KY 41653 606-886-1341 www.prestonsburgky.org Williamsburg Tourism Commission P.O. Box 2 Williamsburg, KY 40769 800-552-0530 www.williamsburgky.com/tourism

London-Laurel County Tourist Commission 140 Faith Assembly Church Rd. London, KY 40741 800-348-0095 www.laurelkytourism.com Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Tourist & Convention Commission 126 West Main St. Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 859-498-8732 www.mtsterlingtourism.com SUMMER 2017

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PLACES TO GO BOWLING GREEN

| During the Civil War, Bowling Green was the Confederate Capital of Kentucky and now is known as the Corvette Capital of the world. Its historic downtown dates back to 1798. Some points of interest are The Corvette Museum and Kentucky Museum which showcases much of Kentucky’s history through photographs, manuscripts, and artifacts; as well as, an original log home decorated with authentic 1830’s furnishings.

BURNSIDE

| The community was originally settled at the juncture of the Cumberland River and the South Fork River. It was called Point Isabele, the town was renamed for General Ambrose Burnside who established a camp there during the war. A sign at the edge of town declares Burnside “Birthplace

of Boy Scouts of America”, and an official state historical society marker commemorates the troop. In 2005, Burnside became the only town in Pulaski County to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink in qualified establishments. Since then, Burnside annexed several miles of shoreline along Lake Cumberland in order to include Lee’s Ford Marina, allowing it to sell alcohol.

CAMPBELLSVILLE

| Campbellsville and Taylor County are located in the heart of Central Kentucky. One of the area’s greatest recreational attractions is Green River Lake, which offers some of the finest fishing and boating in the state. Campbellsville is host to one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the state. More than 25,000 people turn out for fireworks, country music concerts, and more. Historic downtown Campbellsville offers 190 businesses and services.

CAVE CITY

| Cave City is the gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park, a U.S. Biosphere reserve and a World Heritage Site. There are many above ground attractions including water sports, a Wild West show, horseback riding, miniature golf, go carts, water slide, several museums and a Downtown Antique and Collectable District. Cave City offers more activities than you can do in one day!

pbellsville

Green River Lake

Somerset Burnside

Lake erland

Monticello Whitley City Stearns Dale Hollow Lake

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky Action Park Jesse James Riding Stables Guntown Mountain Hillbilly Hound Fun Park Crystal Onyx Dinosaur World

FRANKLIN

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GLASGOW

| Your perfect weekend getaway awaits you in Glasgow, Kentucky. Twelve miles south of Glasgow is Barren River Lake State Resort Park. A beautiful 10,000-acre lake, perfect for houseboats and pontoons, surrounded by rolling hills and a 2,000-acre hardwood forest. The Glasgow Highland Games, a Scottish Heritage & Family Celebration, takes place at the end of May. Come enjoy Highland Dancing, Bagpipes, professional and amateur athletics.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Barren River State Park Ft. Williams Brigadoon Nature Preserve South Central KY Cultural Center Historic Plaza Theatre Mammoth Cave National Park Ralphie’s Fun Center

HORSE CAVE | From “down home” to “down

under” the city of Horse Cave is an intriguing area in Kentucky, featuring two major caves. Horse Cave is home to the Kentucky Repertory Theatre and unique downtown shops and restaurants. At Kentucky Down Under, visitors can explore Kentucky Caverns and experience a bit of the Australian Outback. The American Cave Museum, located in downtown Horse Cave, features state-of-the-art exhibits, complete with living exhibit, Hidden River Cave.

SOMERSET & LAKE CUMBERLAND AREA | Lake Cumberland, one of Kentucky’s

largest and most popular lakes, provides anglers and boating enthusiasts with recordbreaking fish and breathtaking scenery. With over 1,200 miles of shoreline nestled in the southern region of the state, opportunities abound both on and off the water. The heritage and history of the counties bordering the lake can be discovered at the Mill Springs Civil War Battlefield, the National Cemetery and Mill Springs Park, home of the world’s largest working waterwheel. Restaurants provide cuisine to satisfy all tastes, especially those seeking our “home-style cooking”. Many 54 |

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galleries and museums display artifacts and items distinctive to our region. Cultural interests include theatre productions, annual festivals, car and boat shows and concerts featuring all genres of music. Works of local artisans and craftsmen are readily available at many of the stores in our area. Overnight accommodations range from turn-of-thecentury bed and breakfasts to rustic cabins and cottages to state-of-the-art resorts, hotels and motels. Make your plans today to visit with us soon. We’re certain you’ll want to come back. We’re close to home…and not far from Heaven.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

General Burnside State Park Mill Springs Battlefield Mill Springs Mill Big South Fork Railway

MONROE COUNTY - TOMPKINSVILLE / GAMALIEL / FOUNTAIN RUN | Monroe

County is located in the Beautiful Pennyrile Region of Kentucky adjacent to the Tennessee border. The rural county offers great recreational opportunities, particularly along the Cumberland and Barren Rivers, as well as a sense of hospitality that can only be found in the slower-paced lifestyle of rural Kentucky. While in Monroe County, visit Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site, one of the oldest churches in the state (also the site of the Heritage Festival), and Mt. Vernon Church, built by freed slaves before the Civil War. You also may want to sample our famous barbecue, watch a game of “rolley-hole,” a marble game unique to the area, or go hunting of fishing in Monroe’s scenic woodlands and waterways.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Cumberland River Ferry Hunting Fishing Golfing Festivals Old Mulkey Meetinghouse Historic Landmarks Monroe County Marble Superdome


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MONTICELLO / WAYNE COUNTY

| Monticello / Wayne County, located on the Heart of Lake Cumberland, offers more ramp access than any other Lake bordering county and all the great recreational opportunities that comes with it. Take a day off the water and enjoy several unique attractions that include Mill Springs Park, which offers unmatched scenic beauty, picnic areas and an overshot waterwheel that is the world’s largest still in operation. Mill Springs Mill is on the National Register of Battlefields and is less than a mile of both the West-Metcalfe House and the Brown-Lanier place, as both served as Civil War headquarters and hospitals. Wayne County has two of the finest commercial marinas on the Lake in Beaver Creek and Conley Bottom; both are ready to serve the needs of water enthusiasts and their families. Come visit Wayne County where families come to stay, play and enjoy the day, or days.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Heart of Lake Cumberland Spring Fest Cornbread Festival Pittsburg Marine Fishing Tournament US 127 Yard Sale Lake Cumberland Poker Run

Bowling Green, KY, 50 miles north of Nashville, TN, and only 12 miles from beautiful Barren River Lake State Park. As you walk through the revitalized downtown Scottsville with brick sidewalks, park benches, and lamp posts, or drive throughout Allen County, you’ll enjoy the friendly hometown atmosphere, good food, great natural scenery and interesting shops and activities. We’re home of the original Dollar General Store, the newly built Center for Courageous Kids, Barefoot Republic, and Mennonite Community. Scottsville hosts many yearly festivals including the Spring Jacksonian and Grandest Ole Opry, Dumont Hill Civil War reenactment, downtown summer concerts, Invasion of the Scarecrows Festival, Hometown Christmas Festival and Parade.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Barren River Lake Hunting Fishing Antiques Historical Landmarks

STEARNS / WHITLEY CITY

| Scenic McCreary County is located in southern Kentucky within the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. This affords locals and visitors a unique opportunity to experience, explore and enjoy nature first hand! McCreary County shares Cumberland Falls, the “Niagara of the South”, with neighboring Whitley County. The Falls is the largest south of Niagara Falls and east of the Mississippi and features the only active moonbow in the western hemisphere. We also boast a scenic railway to take you deep into the heart of what once was coal country, two restored coal camps providing tours and cultural and historical programs, and vast offerings in outdoor recreation.

SCOTTSVILLE

| Scottsville, located in South Central Kentucky, is a convenient 20 minute drive off I-65, 20 miles south east of SUMMER 2017

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THINGS TO DO CAMPBELLSVILLE

July 7 / August 4 / September 1 Market Off Main Market Off Main features fresh, locally grown produce and handmade and homemade goods by local artisans in the quaint setting of historic Downtown Campbellsville. Market Off Main was created to showcase local farmers and artisans in the quaint setting of historic Downtown Campbellsville. Fresh, locally grown produce and handmade and homemade goods are featured at each Market Off Main. Market Off Main is held on the first Friday of each month from May through October on South Court Street, just off Main Street in Downtown Campbellsville. h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / DowntownCampbellsville/ September 9 Fall Heritage Festival The 2017 Fall Heritage Festival at Homeplace on Green River will be from 9:00 until 4:00 EDT. Historic Homeplace on Green River will be the site of good food, live music, arts and crafts, hay rides and a variety of other activities for the whole family. The Festival includes five miles of well-marked walking trails traversing the restored Blue Heron Wetlands, meandering streams, forest and prairie environments. Beaver, otter, deer and a number of other animals and birds may be seen along the trails. www.homeplacefarmky.org

FRANKLIN

July 13 - 15 Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales The Downtown Merchants Association will have sidewalk sales July 13th, 14th and 15th. Several business will open as early as 7:30am. Find some great deals in Historic Downtown Franklin. August 20 Pre-Eclipse Cocktails - Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Cocktails will be served at Dueling Grounds Distillery. Great event to attend the night before the Total Solar Eclipse. h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / solareclipsefranklinky2017/ 56 |

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August 20 Telescope Makers Workshop - Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Make your own telescope workshop. Cost $100, Pre-registration is required at least three weeks in advance. View the night time sky using your telescope from the workshop. Bring your new telescope to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st at the Franklin Drive In. h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / solareclipsefranklinky2017/ August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Franklin Drive-In - Admission $5 per car load Narration by Tom Mason, Telescope Operator of the 60� & 100� Historic Telescopes at Mt Wilson Observatory (MtWilson.edu) in the mountains above Pasadena, CA. Telescopes will be set up for close-up viewing and a projection of eclipse onto a large screen. Car Parking with concessions including burgers, drinks, ice cream and candy. Eclipse glasses for sale. September 15 - 16 55th Annual Franklin Car Show The 55th Annual Franklin Car Show festival will take place on Saturday, September 16th, 9am4pm. $15 Entry Fee. Registrations 8am-12pm and Trophies at 3pm. Dash plaques to first 200 entrants sponsored by Simpson County Tourism. Over 75 Trophies. The annual Cruise-In will take place on Friday, on the square to kick off the weekend festival. Registration starts at 5:15pm. Live Music. Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday. www.franklinsimpsonchamber.com

HORSE CAVE

September 15 Horse Cave Heritage Festival Horse Cave celebrates its rich heritage each September with a local festival. The event is particularly well known for its musical entertainment, from Bluegrass, rock & roll to gospel. More than 20 bands are scheduled for continuous free performances on 2 outdoor stages. Other activities include: antique cars


SOUTH CENTR AL REGION & farm machinery, local crafts, agricultural exhibits, food booths, kids arcade, historic walking tours, and more. h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / horsecaveheritagefestival/

JAMESTOWN

July 1 Lake Cumberland Independence Day Celebration Make plans now for State Dock’s Annual Fireworks Show!! The State Dock is located inside the very popular Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. For Lodging, call 270-343-3111 www.lakecumberlandvacation.com July 15 Kids Day at Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina Pack up the Kiddo’s and bring them to the Dock! It’s going to be an afternoon filled with Lots of Activities and Fun Times!! Make sure to bring your Fishing Poles!! Call 270-343-2525 for more information! www.lakecumberlandvacation.com

WELCOME to your

August 5 World’s Largest Raft Up - Lake Cumberland The World’s Largest Raft Up is on Lake Cumberland! Get ready to Anchor Down, Inflate the Floats, Pack your SunBlock, Bathing Suits on, Coolers Iced Down with your Favorite Drink for the 2017 Raft Up with County Wide! 270-343-3111 www.lakecumberlandvacation.com September 2 Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina Labor Day Celebration State Dock wants you to help Celebrate the Last Holiday of the Summer! So come join us for fun, food and Live Music! Stagger Lee will be back at State Dock to help Rock it! You won’t want to miss it! For lodging information, call the park at 270-343-3111. www.lakecumberlandvacation.com September 8 Lake Cumberland Poker Run This is THE Event of the Year on Lake Cumberland! Fast boats, Great Food, and Live Music...Dancing from Sun Up to Sun Down! Poker Run gets larger every year, We hope to

Vacation Destination!

Looking for some Summer fun? Come visit us at Conley Bottom Resort which is seated on beautiful Lake Cumberland. Climb aboard and get away on a luxurious houseboat or stay in our Lakeshore Lodging. Bring your camper or pitch a tent and sleep just a few feet from the water’s edge in our lakeshore campground. While your here, have a day of play on the water on a PWC, a pontoon, or a deck boat! Top off the day with a meal at the Lighthouse Cafe, a floating restaurant with excellent food, a great view and indoor or outdoor seating!

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continue to grow in 2017! So pack your bags and get your people ready...Party is at the State Dock and you will want to be here! Live Music From State Dock’s Favorites..... COUNTY WIDE with Special Guest! www.lakecumberlandvacation.com

LIBERTY

September 21 Casey County Apple Festival The Festival features some 200 vendors displaying Arts & Crafts, Food and Flea Market booths, plus various pageants. There’s also free live musical entertainment, children’s and youths, contest and foods, parade and a carnival. Come help us capture the spirit of a hometown, homecoming celebration that has something for the entire family. The show pieces of the festival are the 10 foot giants produced each year. IGA of Liberty will have a 10 foot giant chocolate chip cookie, followed by a 10 foot pizza sponsored by Pizza Hut of Liberty. Don’t forget the 10 ft. Giant Apple Pie baked from scratch and served free to the public on Saturday. www.caseycountyapplefestival.org

LUCAS

August 12 Succession

2nd Saturday Hike - Forest

Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on August 12th for another hike in our monthly hiking series. Join us as we discuss forest succession, the study of our changing ecosystem. By identifying plants and animals, as well as uncovering clues to our park’s past, participants will learn to read the forest around them. www.parks.ky.gov

MAMMOTH CAVE

September 23 Nolin Lake Cleanup Come out for the 8th annual Lakeshore Cleanup campaign! It is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to volunteer together, make a difference on Nolin Lake, and promote environmental stewardship in our community. www.friendsofnolinlake.org.

MUNFORDVILLE

July 3 Hart County Fair Six nights of excitement! Gate admission includes carnival rides, shows, displays, fireworks, and attractions. Contests include fried chicken, barbecue, white oak baskets and 58 |

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more! 270- 524-2892 September 8 Hart County Civil War Days Each year the second weekend in September is dedicated to Hart County’s Civil War heritage. Events include battle reenactments, living history camps, guided tours, ceremonies, games, historical presentations, food, music, booths, period dancing, and more. 270-524-4752 or 270-524-2892 www.visitmunfordville.com

RUSSELL SPRINGS

August 3 - 6 World’s Longest Yard Sale - Hwy 127 Sale The World’s Longest Yard Sale goes from Michigan to Alabama and Kentucky is a definite “must stop”! Highway 127 runs right through Jamestown and Russell Springs with many vendors all along the route. The Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is the perfect place to stay and is right on Highway 127. Be sure to get your reservations in advance though! www.lakecumberlandvacation.com

SOMERSET

July 7 - 8 Master Musicians Festival We’re going on 24 years strong and can’t wait to bring another round of amazing music to you in Somerset, Kentucky! Mark your calendar now for July 7-8, 2017. We’ll see you on Festival Field! The featured artists for 2017 are Dawes and Blackberry Smoke plus The Old 97s, Parker Millsap, The Local Honeys, Shannon McNally and more. www.mastermusiciansfestival.org

TOMPKINSVILLE

September 23 Civil War Living History Camp The 9th KY US Infantry (reenacting unit) is coming back! Their working Civil War camp is complete with soldiers and civilians. Unit drills, discussions of weapons, and a three round volley at the Tompkinsville National Cemetery (a.k.a. Old Soldiers Cemetery) are always part of their visit. www. parks.ky.gov

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, all information is subject to change. Please call ahead to verify dates, times and schedules!


SOUTH CENTR AL REGION

PLACES TO STAY BURNSIDE

Cumberland Cove Cottages 620 Coomer Rd. 606-561-4215 Sanders Motel 7892 US 27 606-561-4327

South Fork Cabins 56 Narrows Rd. 606-561-4704

BRONSTON

Acorn & Fox Inn 85 Noble Oaks Dr. 606-561-7755

Lake Cumberland Realty 814 Colyer Rd. 606-561-5335

Lake Cumberland Resort 500 Roberts Bend Rd. 606-561-5611 Woodson Bend Resort 14 Woodson Bend Resort 606-561-5300

CAVE CITY

Comfort Inn Cave City 801 Mammoth Cave St. 270-773-2030 Comfort Inn & Suites 819 Sanders St. 270-773-3335

PARK CITY

Diamond Caverns Resort & Golf Club 660 Doyle Rd. 270-749-2891 Park Mammoth Resort 22850 Louisville Rd. 270-749-4101

SOMERSET

Best Western Mid-town Inn & Suites 103 Jefferson Dr. 606-677-9000 Budget Inn 1564 US 27 606-679-1006 Comfort Inn 82 Jolin Dr. 606-677-1500

Country Inn & Suites 515 North Hwy 27 606-879-3711

Days Inn 1532 US 27 606-679-6407

Hampton Inn Somerset 4141 South Hwy 27 606-676-8855 Holiday Inn Express 240 North Hwy 27 606-425-4444 Knights Inn 1532 US 27 606-678-4195

Quality Inn & Suites 240 North Hwy 27 606-678-2023 Red Roof Inn 1201 South Hwy 27 606-678-8115 Regency Inn 60 South Hwy 27 606-678-8121

Super 8 601 South Hwy 27 606-679-9279

PLAY! TIC TAC TOE

Days Inn of Cave City 102 Gardner Ln. 270-773-3101

LUCAS

Barren River Lodge State Resort Park 1149 State Park Rd. 270-646-2151 The Narrow Way B & B 554 South Lucas Rd. 270-646-2957

MONTICELLO

Conely Bottom Resort 736 Hwy 1275 N 606-348-6351

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SOUTH CENTR AL REGION

VISITOR INFORMATION Bowling Green Area CVB 352 Three Springs Rd. Bowling Green, KY 42104 800-326-7465 www.visitbgky.com

Russell County Tourist Commission P.O. Box 64 Russell Springs, KY 42642 888-833-4220 www.lakecumberlandvacation.com

Burnside Tourism P.O. Box 8 Burnside, KY 42159 606-561-7117 www.burnsidetourism.com

Simpson County Tourism Commission P.O. Box 737 Franklin, KY 866-531-2040 www.franklinky.com

Cave City Tourism P.O. Box 518 Cave City, KY 42127 800-346-8908 www.cavecity.com

Somerset-Paluski County CVB 522 Ogden St. Somerset, KY 42501 800-642-6287 or 606-679-6394 www.lakecumberlandtourism.com

Edmonson County Tourist Commission P.O. Box 628 Brownsville, KY 42210 800-624-8687 www.cavesandlakes.com

Taylor County Tourist Commission P.O.Box 4021 Campbelsville, KY 42719 800-738-4719 or 270-465-3786 www.campbellsvilleky.com

Glasgow-Barren County Tourist & Convention Commission 118 East Public Square Glasgow, KY 42141 800-264-3161 or 270-651-3161 www.visitglasgowbarren.com Hart County Tourist Commission P.O. Box 478 Munfordville, KY 42765 270-218-0386 www.kygetaway.com McCreary County Tourist Commission P.O. Box 62 Whitley City, KY 42653 606-376-3008 www.kyvacations.com Munfordville Tourism Commission P.O. Box 604 Munfordville, KY 42765 888-686-3673 or 270-524-4752 www.visitmunfordville.com

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K Y GOLF TR AIL

KY

Covington Covington

GOLF TRAIL

General Butler

Kincaid Lake

Louisville Louisville

My Old Kentucky HOme

Owensboro Owensboro John James Audubon

Lexington Lexington

Ashland Ashland

Carter Caves Grayson Lake Yatesville Lake

Lincoln Homestead

Elizabethtown Elizabethtown

Mineral Mound

Kentucky Dam Village

Somerset Somerset

Bowling Green Green Bowling

Paducah Paducah

Pennyrile Forest Lake Barkley

General Burnside Island Barren River Lake

Williamsburg Williamsburg

Dale Hollow Lake Pine Mountain

BARREN RIVER LAKE

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME

CARTER CAVES

KENTUCKY DAM VILLAGE

PENNYRILE FOREST

DALE HOLLOW LAKE

KINCAID LAKE

PINE MOUNTAIN

GENERAL BUTLER

LAKE BARKLEY

YATESVILLE LAKE

GENERAL BURNSIDE ISLAND

LINCOLN HOMESTEAD

1149 State Park Road Lucas, KY 42156-9300 1-800-295-1876

344 Caveland Drive Olive Hill, KY 41164-9032 606-286-8881 5970 State Park Road Burkesville, KY 42717-9728 1-866-903-7888 1608 Highway 227 Carrollton, KY 41008-0325 502-732-4384

8801 South Highway 27 Burnside, KY 42519-0488 606-561-4104

GRAYSON LAKE

314 Grayson Lake Park Road Olive Hill, KY 41164-9213 866-905-7888

3100 US Highway 41 N Henderson, KY 42419-0576 270-826-5546

P.O. Box 69 Gilbertsville, KY 42044-0069 800-295-1877 565 Kincaid Park Road Falmouth, KY 41040-9203 859-654-8555

3500 State Park Road Hwy 68 Cadiz, KY 42211-0790 800-295-1878

668 Loretto Road Bardstown, KY 40004-0323 502-349-6542

20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road Dawson Springs, KY 42408-9212 866-427-7888 1050 State Park Road Pineville, KY 40977-9617 800-814-8002 1410 Golf Course Road Louisa, KY 41230-0767 866-906-7888

5079 Lincoln Park Road Springfield, KY 40069-9504 859-336-7461

MINERAL MOUND

48 Finch Lane Eddyville, KY 42038-0489 866-904-7888 SUMMER 2017

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KY

FERRIES

Anderson Ferry

Valley View Ferry Cave in Rock Ferry Reed’s Ferry

Houchin Ferry

Rochester Ferry

Green River Ferry Turkey Neck Bend Ferry

Dorena-Hickman Ferry

ANDERSON FERRY

GREEN RIVER FERRY

TURKEY NECK BEND FERRY

AUGUSTA FERRY

HOUCHIN FERRY

VALLEY VIEW FERRY

CAVE IN ROCK FERRY

REEDS FERRY

(Hebron) 859-586-5007 (Augusta) 606-756-3291

(Marion) 618-289-4599

DORENA-HICKMAN FERRY (Hickman) 713-693-0210

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(Mammoth Cave) 270-758-2166 (Mammoth Cave) 270-758-2166

(Cumberland River Ferry) 270-991-0543 (Nicholasville) 859-258-3611

(Morgantown) 270-526-4123

PRIVATELY OPERATED

ROCHESTER FERRY

STATE FUNDED

(Morgantown) 270-526-4123

FEDERALLY FUNDED


K Y FERRIES - K Y MARINAS

KY

MARINAS Ohio River Green River Cumberland River

Mississippi River

Tennessee River Kentucky Lake

Lake Barkley

GREEN RIVER LAKE

Emerald Isle Resort & Marina (Campbellsville) 270-465-3412 www.emeraldisleresort.com Holmes Bend Marina & Resort (Columbia) 270-384-4425 www.holmesbendresort.com

KENTUCKY LAKE

Ohio River

Taylorsville Kentucky Lake River Salt River

Licking Grayson River Lake Cave Run Lake Paintsville Lake

Yatesville Lake Big Sandy RIver

Dewey Lake Rough River Herrington Lake Fishtrap Lake Lake Nolin River Lake Green River Lake Carr Fork Lake Buckhorn Laurel Lake Lake River Lake Cumberland Barren Cumberland River Lake River Dale Hollow Lake

Prizer Point Marina & Resort (Cadiz) 270-522-3762 www.prizerpoint.com

BARREN RIVER

HERRINGTON LAKE

DALE HOLLOW LAKE

Chimney Rock Marina (Harrodsburg) 859-748-7625

TAYLORSVILLE LAKE

Peninsula Marina (Glasgow) 270-646-2223 Hendricks Creek Resort (Burkesville) 270-433-7172 www.hendrickscreekresort.com

Taylorsville Lake Marina (Taylorsville) 502-477-8766 www.taylorsvillelakedock.com

Sulphur Creek Resort (Burkesville) 270-433-7272 www.sulphurcreek.com

CAVE RUN LAKE

LAKE CUMBERLAND

Moors Resort & Marina (Gilbertsville) 270-362-8361 www.moorsresort.com

GRAYSON LAKE

Conley Bottom Resorts (Monticello) 606-387-0063

LAKE BARKLEY

LAUREL RIVER LAKE

Big Bear Resort (Benton) 270-354-6414 www.bigbearkentuckylake.com Lakeside Campground & Marina (Benton) 270-354-8157 www.lakesidecampground.net

Green Turtle Bay (Grand Rivers) 270-362-8364 www.greenturtlebay.com

Cave Run Marina (Morehead) 606-784-9666

Grayson Lake Marina (Grayson) 606-474-4513 Holly Bay Marina (London) 606-864-6542

Burnside Marina (Burnside) 606-561-4223

Waterway Adventures (Grand Rivers) 606-348-0588 www.waterway-adventures.com

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