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Kentucky's Western Waterland ... It's a phrase that describes a unique wonderland of natural splendor, manmade lakes, and cultural experiences. Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are connected by a canal in Grand Rivers, making this the largest body of manmade water east of the Mississippi River. The 170,000 acres between the 2 lakes is Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, an experience not to be missed. Enjoy our fun by viewing this video.

This website contains almost all of the information you need for a trip to Western Kentucky! Click on the buttons above for lodging, attractions, shopping, dinning and outdoor information. Note that the outdoors button has sub-buttons for boating, marinas, fishing, hunting, golf, camping, trails and more.


Festivals and other special events are held throughout the region all year. The Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival is the longest running and largest such festival in Western Kentucky. This year the Labor Day Weekend Festival will be held in Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers. There will be lots of signs to show you how to get to the park. Grand Rivers is located 3 miles south of the interchange between I-24/I-69 (Exit 31) and KY 453. Everyone is invited to attend this fun event with unusual and beautiful handmade crafts and lots of good food.

The vendors will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (August 30-31) and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Labor Day (September 1). Admission is $1 for walk-ins and $3 for a vehicle. For a vendor application click here. Call us at 270-928-4411 for more information.

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Download and enjoy our 64 page travel guide to everything in Western Kentucky. You'll find all area attractions, lodging, camping, fishing and hunting information, golf and so much more. You can view online or we will be happy to mail you one.
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Tourism Offices from the western Kentucky area help visitors find the truly spectacular signs of our surrounding area. From exciting attractions to comfy hidden lodges and from romantic dining excursions to the best spots to find antiques & so much MORE!

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