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Western Kentucky Area Attractions

Family members of all ages will delight in the many attractions and places of interest to tourists and visitors to be found in Western Kentucky and in the Kentucky and Barkley Lakes Areas. Jump back in time with a visit to one of our museums or speed it up with a trip to the races. Whatever your taste, you will find it here! Even more information on area attractions is available in our visitors guide and though local tourism offices in the area. Follow the links to download or view our visitor's guide online or to receive free visitor's guides by mail.

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Kentucky Lake Area

Kenlake State Resort Park   Aurora 542 Kenlake Rd 270-474-2211 Gracious hospitality and family fun are the tradition. From camping to boating, hotel to cottages, indoor tennis to radiant garden walks, to stunning lake vistas. this park has all one needs to enjoy a truly relaxing vacation.
Moonshine Museum and Silver Trail Distillery Welcome Center   Aurora Old CFSB Bank Building 270-354-9657 Original moonshine stills on display and information showing the entire moonshine making process. On the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Trail.
Twilight Theatre Productions Visit Website Aurora Kenlake State Resort Park, KY 80 270-436-2399 Professional Theatres featuring Dueling Chefs in April; Summer Comedy in June and July; Holiday Dinner Experience in December. Call for specific dates and times.
Bluegrass Board Sports   Benton   270-906-5043 Stand-up paddle board rentals, board sales and basic instruction. Call and the board will be delivered to you. Boards are available 7 days a week from 1 hour to a week, or more.
Forgotten Past   Benton 3390 US 68 E 270-527-9244 Go-carts, bumper cars, mini golf, steam engine, museum and arcade
Apple Valley, Hillbilly Garden & Toyland   Calvert City 9351 HWY 68 W (Located in the Sharpe Community) 270-366-2301 A sprawling eclectic art tribute to bygone tacky roadside attractions. Toyland is over 3,000 toys and trains in an operating fantasy toy diorama. Open daily 8 am - dusk.
Calvert City Drive In Visit Website Calvert City 111 Drive In Lane 270-395-4660 Over 60 years of double-feature outdoor family movies & good food! Open daily May-September and Tuesday-Saturday in October-March. Age 12 & older $7; under $12 free. Call or visit the website for movies and times.
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway Visit Website Calvert City 957 Truck Plaza Lane 270-395-4660 3/8 mile oval clay track. Reopening in March 2014. Races mostly on Saturdays through October. Check website for schedule and latest news.
Ky Opry Show Visit Website Draffenville US Highway 641 270-527-3869 This country music & comedy show presents some of the finest talent in Ky. It's wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Talent contest from January through May. Open every Saturday Also, open Friday in June - August & in December.
Kentucky Dam & Visitor's Center   Gilbertsville US Hwy 62 270-362-4221 This hydroelectric dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. A self-guided tour of information, photographs, and models in the Center provides the visitor with a power plane experience. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm.
Kentucky Dam Scenic Drive Walking & Biking Trail   Gilbertsville US 62 on top of Kentucky Dam 270-362-4221 Walking & biking trail across the top of Kentucky Dam. Enjoy great views of Kentucky Lake. Reach it from US 62/US 641 on the west side of the dam using the access road toward the dam or from the beach area of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.
Ky Dam Village Riding Stables   Gilbertsville US Hwy 641 270-362-2370 Stable is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Enjoy the trails near Ky Lake.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park   Gilbertsville US Hwy 641 270-362-4276 Exciting destination with lodge, cottages, and camping. Fully equipped conference center. Enjoy fishing and boating on Kentucky Lake as well as horseback riding, hiking, birding, sand beach and swimming pool, golfing on a beautiful course, and "southern-style" dining overlooking Kentucky Lake.
Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center Visit Website Gilbertsville US 641 N 270-362-4774 Over 2300 feet of zipping fun in 8 ziplines and 2 skybridges. Twenty minute outdoor laser tag session played on 3 acres, 1/2 mile long go kart track, Island mini golf, bumper cars & boats, climbing wall, water wars, arcade & More. Experience a free fall from 100 feet' at speeds in excess of 60 mph on our all new Hurricane or enjoy a relaxing ride with the entire family on the new Great Balloon Race ride. Pizza, drinks, and ice cream. Combo passes available. Check website for schedule. 

Lake Barkley Area

Fairholme, John Street Home   Cadiz 59 Main St 270-522-6301 Restored Victorian home furnished with belongings of 3 generations of family. Friday - Saturday, May - October.
Janice Mason Art Museum   Cadiz 71 Main St 270-522-9056 Changing exhibits. A mix of local and regional artists is featured with mediums ranging from metal sculpture to watercolor. Admittance is free. Open daily except Monday from mid October through February.
Lake Barkley Cruises   Cadiz   270-522-1234 Yacht cruises for groups up to 70. Sunset, Full Moon, Corporate meetings, weddings, site seeing Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lakes. Also a water taxi service available - high speed luxury pontoon taxi service anywhere on Tennessee or Cumberland Rivers; Groups of 2-8. Handicap Accessible.
Lake Barkley Riding Stables   Cadiz Lake Barkley State Resort Park 270-924-1131 Enjoy a guided 45-minute scenic ride through the woods of Lake Barkley State Park. Trail rides depart every hour, on the hour (except for the noontime lunch break) from 9 am to 4pm through Labor Day. Rides are $18.00 per person, with pony rides available for ages 6 and under.).
Lake Barkley State Resort Park Visit Website Cadiz 3500 State Park Road 270-924-1131 Stay & play at this all inclusive state park. In addition to the boating and fishing fun on Lake Barkley, there is a sand beach with volley ball courts as well as a swimming pool, horseback riding, trap shooting, mountain biking, hiking, fitness center, 18-hole golf course, & game room.
Lake Barkley Trap Range   Cadiz Lake Barkley State Resort Park   Test your marksmanship at Lake Barkley's trap range. The lighted range provides 12-gauge shot guns. $15.00 per round including shotguns and clays; clays is $6.00 per round of 25. Supervised trapshooting is seasonal - Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours of operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 9 a.m. and Wednesday 6 p.m.
Lakeland Jamboree Facebook Page Cadiz 61 Jefferson St 270-924-0900 Live music venue.
Eddyville Mall Visit Website Eddyville 335 Outlet Ave (270) 388-7190 Enjoy delicious food, gift selections, sporting goods and a variety of interests.
Jimmy's Driving Range & Par 3 Course   Eddyville KY 93 South 270-703-6227 Golf driving range open year-round. 9-hole par 3 practice course. Call about free group lessons for children.
Rose Hill / Lyon County Museum   Eddyville 1-24 at Exit 45 270-388-1962 Working model of iron furnace. Local & regional history. Home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Wed-Sun, May 14-Oct 15.
Venture River Water Park Visit Website Eddyville Park Place off US 62 270-388-7999 Wave pool, 10 exciting slides, large kiddie pool with slide, lazy river and action waves. Open most days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Additional weekends in late spring and early fall when weather permits.
Broadbent's B&B Foods   Kuttawa 257 Mary Blue Rd 270-388-0609 Home of Ky's Grand Champion County Hams and many other Ky products. Free guided tour of entire facility available with advance reservations. Viewing windows to see the slicing and deboning processes, and packaging of products available any time the facility is open.

Between the Lakes

Classic Carriage Service   Grand Rivers     Horse-drawn carriage rides stage in front of Patti's 1880's Settlement Friday and Saturday nights, 4:00 - 10:00pm - weather permitting.
Grand Rivers Badgett Playhouse - Home of VARIETY! Music, Memories & More Visit Website Grand Rivers 1838 JH O'Bryan 888-362-4223 VARIETY! Music, Memories & More is a Branson-style musical revue, celebrating music from the past with singers, dancers and a live band. Friday - Sunday. When not is use by Variety, the playhouse will include other theatrical endeavors such as children’s theatre, movies and special one-night engagements by performers from around the region and nation
Grand Rivers Jetty & Walking Trail Visit Website Grand Rivers Located beside Lighthouse Landing Resort & Marina   Enjoy fishing or scenic view from the Grand Rivers Jetty extending into Kentucky Lake. Southern Living Magazine readers recently voted the jetty the 4th most scenic view in the South. Folly the 2-mile walking trail from the jetty, through downtown, & into Little Lake Park.
Ky Dam & Visitor's Center   Grand Rivers US 62 270-362-4221 This hydroelectric dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. A self-guided tour of information, photographs and models in the Center provides the visitor with a power plant experience. A project to build a new lock is under way, but US 62 and the railroad tracks will continue to be on top of the dam for many years. Center open weekdays.
Patti's 1880's Settlement Visit Website Grand Rivers 1793 JH O'Bryan Ave 270-362-8844 Visit this recreated historical log cabin village tucked into the natural beauty of western KY. Fantastic dining, beautiful gardens, unique gift shops, winding streams, miniature golf, arcade, remote controlled boats & the most fun animal park around. Open daily.
Vulcan Materials, Grand Rivers Quarry Visit Website Grand Rivers 947 US 62 270-362-4264 Limestone quarry where construction aggregate is produced. Ideally located for rail, barge and highway transportation, this quarry is favored because of its cheaper transportation costs. Because of safety concerns, tours of the facility must be arranged well in advance.
Land Between The Lakes Visit Website Golden Pond 100 Van Morgan Dr 270-924-2000 or 800-LBL-7077 Learn about wildlife in this 700-acre Elk & Bison Prairie or participate in hands-on nature programs at Woodlands Nature Station. Experience history up-close when you visit The Homeplace living history farm and see how people utilized the environment in the 1800’s or see the bigger picture at the Golden Pond Planetarium by viewing spectacular shows of space and the night sky on a 40-foot diameter dome. Open daily April - October. Call for other dates.
Barkley Dam & Visitor's Center   Lake City US 62 270-362-4236 The visitor’s center theme is "Steamboating on the Cumberland." Discover what life was like 100 years ago or what it was like to be a steamboat captain or a member of the crew. Open weekdays.

Hopkinsville/Oak Grove

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park   Dawson Springs 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd 270-797-3421 Stay in the lodge or a cottage or enjoy the 2 campgrounds-- one for equine camping with horse trails through Pennyrile Forest. Large sand beach and rentals available for pedal boat, canoe, or row boat with or without a trolling motor for a peaceful day since larer motorboats are banned from Pennyrile Lake. Challenging 18-hole golf course or mini golf course. "Hiking, birding, & photography go together."
Pennyrile Park Miniature Golf   Dawson Springs Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park   To "par"fect your putting, play a round of miniature golf on an 18-hole course. Rate: $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site   Fairview US 68 270-886-1765 A 351-foot obelisk marks the birth site of Jefferson Davis, June 3, 1808. Visitor Center & elevator tour to top daily May - October. Civil War Festival the first weekend in June includes a battle re-enactment.
Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum   Ft. Campbell 5702 Tennessee Ave 270-798-4986 History of the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, the “Screaming Eagles." The museum covers Fort Campbell and the Eagles from the Division’s activation in August 1942 to the present. Open Monday - Saturday.
Fort Campbell Riding Stables   Ft. Campbell 6603 11th Airborne Division & 101st Airborne Division Ave (Just outside Gate 10) 270-798-412-4015 Scheduled trail or pony rides on Sat & Sun, March-Nov.  Call for reservations.
Fort Campbell Skeet Range   Ft. Campbell 6645 101st Airborne Division Ave 270-412-4015 New clubhouse, skeet house, & trap house. Open 12 pm-8 pm Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun.
Guthrie Railroad Museum   Guthrie 3rd St at Kendall St 270-483-2683 Renovated caboose containing historic railroad displays featuring the L&N Railroad. Call for appointment.
Robert Penn Warren Home
  Guthrie 3rd & Cherry St 270-483-2683 Home of the nation’s first poet laureate & three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Exhibits on the life & works of Warren are featured. Replace with "Open Tuesday thru Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alhambra Theatre   Hopkinsville 507 S Main St 270-887-4295 From music to repertory theatre, you'll find some of the best entertainment in the region here.
Amazing Acres   Hopkinsville 3445 Deason Road 270-881-2445 An opportunity to experience educational tours with Ky wildlife and heritage experiences. Some examples of the hands on experiences include churning butter, milking a cow, feeding the fish, pumping water at the well, and of course a hay ride on the farm. Open seasonally and by appointment.
Bravard Vineyard & Winery   Hopkinsville 15000 Overton Rd 270-269-2583 Established 1992, a family- owned and operated winery offering free tasting, vineyard tours, private vineyard celebrations. Open Saturdays. Weekdays by appointment only.
Charles Jackson Circus Museum, an extension of the Pennyroyal Area Musuem   Hopkinsville 314 East 9th St 270-887-4270 A large collection of circus memorabilia $5 entry fee also includes entry to the associated Pennyroyal Area Museum and the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.
Carmike Cinemas   Hopkinsville 4000 Ft. Campbell Blvd 270-886-4449 Call for showtimes.
Christian Way Farm   Hopkinsville 19590 Linville Road 270-269-2434 See farm animals, ride a wagon, work the soil, enter a corn maze or straw castle. In October, open Monday - Saturday, otherwise, by appointment only.
Copper Canyon Ranch   Hopkinsville 14750 Ovil Road 270-269-2416 Replicated 1800’s mining town. Live gunfights, comedy and music, games, magic and ventriloquism. Call for appointment.
Copperhead Supercross   Hopkinsville 8690 Shurdan Creek Rd 270-885-4957 ATV and motorcycle racing primarily on certain Saturday nights. Track was built with all rider levels in mind--from beginners to the experienced.
Disc Golf   Hopkinsville 2600 Thomas St 270-887-4290 The 9-hole course is sloped, with trees, a creek, a pond, and tall grass areas, providing players with a variety of distances and challenges.
Edgar Cayce Cell Phone Tour   Hopkinsville Downtown Hopkinsville 270-854-3056 Either pick up a brochure showing the address for the stops or visit here to download a copy of the brochure. Once you are downtown, call the number for information about downtown Hopkinsville.
Fort Campbell Memorial Park   Hopkinsville US 41 A and Pennyrile Parkway 800-842-9959 Commemorates the 248 soldiers who died in a plane crash in Newfoundland. Larger than life sculpture of soldier, waterfall and memorial markers.
Hoptown Hoppers Visit Website Hopkinsville Hopkinsville High School Field 270-881-7780 Part of the Ohio Valley collegiate wooden bat league. Baseball games scheduled in June and July.
Indian Hills Bowling Alley   Hopkinsville 3001 Canton Pike 270-885-3936 Bowling fun for the entire family. Open year-round.
Ky Veteran's Cemetery - West   Hopkinsville 5817 Ft. Campbell Blvd 270-889-6106 A 25-foot eagle and a 65-foot pole for the American flag mark the entrance to the Ky Veterans Cemetery-West. On-grave sites marked with white crosses, Veterans of all wars and ranks are buried side by side. A computer terminal in a brick entry building with a heated foyer helps visitors find the graves or stored ashes of loved ones.
Lone Oak House Museum   Hopkinsville 317 E 16th St 270-707-7026 Built in 1834-35, Lone Oak architecture represents the transition between the Federal and Greek Revival period, with evident elements of both styles. Its original owner, Joseph B. Crockett later became Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. Call for appointment.
Lovell's Orchard   Hopkinsville 22850 Coal Creek Road 270-269-2242 Pick-your-own apples and peaches from 5,000 trees, and catch a weekend hayride to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Fall festivals with live music, horse drawn wagon rides, Kiddie Corral, straw maze and petting barnyard. Open daily Labor Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend.
Pennyroyal Area Museum   Hopkinsville 217 E 9th St 270-887-4270 This museum portrays the development of southwestern Ky. This area was shaped by the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the tobacco wars and clairvoyant Edgar Cayce. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The $5 admission covers the Charles Jackson Circus Museum, the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum and the Pennyroyal Area Museum.
Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Spring   Hopkinsville 602 Christian Quarry Road 270-887-2585 With water ranging from 5 to 130 feet depths, Pennyroyal Scuba offers a full-range of diving experiences from beginner to advanced. With some of the clearest waters in the state and 40+ underwater attractions, Blue Springs is a must-dive destination.
Rollerdome Fun Plex   Hopkinsville 1230 Skyline Dr 270-885-3663 Roller skating for the entire family. Open year-round.
Roundtable Literary Park   Hopkinsville 720 North Drive 270-707-3700 Features King Arthur's Sword in the Stone, a 22,000 pound replica of King Arthur's Round Table, the Muse of Tragedy, a Greco-Roman amphitheater, a Medieval Wall, and a replica of Tholos, a Greek amphitheater.
Tie-Breaker Park
Family Aquatic Center
  Hopkinsville 9503 Eagle Way Bypass 270-890-0730 Western Ky's newest water park! Open daily until school starts, then weekends only through Labor Day.
Trail of Tears
Commemorative Park
  Hopkinsville US 41 S 270-886-8033 Part of the campground used by the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Includes grave sites of Chiefs White Path & Fly Smith. Park facilities available year-round. The park heritage center is open Thursday - Saturday year-round and Tuesday - Saturday during the summer.. The Pow Wow is held the weekend after Labor Day.
Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum   Hopkinsville E 9th St adjacent to Pennyroyal Area Museum 270-887-4270 Once Hopkinsville's downtown fire station, the Museum includes fire trucks, automobiles, wagons, buggies, a sleigh, benchs from Hopkinsville's railroad station, historic photos from the fire department and a large collection of Christian County license plates. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon - Sat. The $5 admission covers the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, the Charles Jackson Circus Museum and the Pennyroyal Area Museum.
Fort Campbell Riding Stables   Oak Grove 6603 11th Airborne Division Road 270-798-2629 Located at Fort Campbell Gate 10, the stables offer pony rides for children age 9 and under, and guided trail rides for ages 10 and up. The guided trails let you experience the beauty and tranquility of Southern Ky as you traverse through the area in and around the Fort Campbell Military Reservation. The guided trail rides depart on the hour.
Oak Grove School House   Oak Grove 103 War Memorial Walking Trail 270-439-5675 One-room school dating to the early 20th century. Call for appointment.
Oak Grove War Memorial Walking Trail Visit Website Oak Grove 1-24 Exit 86 270-436-5675 Located just off 1-24’s exit 86, this mile-long trail features markers honoring all U.S. wars and conflicts. Special monuments are on site for Vietnam War Veterans and a poem for Soldiers. Casually stroll along the well-lit trail featuring plants natural to this area. Picnic tables are available to enjoy a special meal at the park.
Hillbilly RaceWay   Olmsted 699 Pete Wheeler Rd 270-847-9601 1/10 mile oval, red clay race track sanctioned by the World Karting Association.
MB Roland Distillery   Pembroke Located 1 mile off I-24 at exit 89 270-640-7740 A stop on the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Trail. A small-scale, farm distillery using local grains to produce quality, handmade distilled spirits to include whiskies, liqueurs, and whatever else we get an itch to try out. Stop by for tours, tastings & sales. Hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Amish Community Visit Website Marion   270-965-5015 This 600-resident Amish community has six schools and four church districts. Many homes have shops which sell bentwood furniture, woven rugs, quilts, greenhouse plants and baked goods. Maps are available at the tourism office, 213 S Main St. Amish Brochure & Trail Map
Cave-In Rock Ferry   Marion KY 91 N 270-965-5015 The free riverboat ferry crosses the Ohio River at Cave-In Rock. The cave was a headquarters for river pirates. Scenic views - unusual mode of transportation. Free. Open daily 6 AM -9:30 PM, weather permitting.
Clement Mineral Museum   Marion 205 N Walker St 270-965-4263 The largest and most spectacular display of fluorite crystal in the world. Other minerals, photographs, records, letters and mining equipment on display. Open Saturday or call for appointment.
Crittenden County
Historical Museum
  Marion 124 E Bellville S 270-965-9257 Marion’s oldest church built in 1881, includes displays of local items, collection of military uniforms and service-related articles, dating back to the Civil War. Tues – Sat, April - Oct.
Mantle Rock   Marion/Princeton Just off KY 133 near Joy   Mantle Rock is a natural rock formation spanning 188 feet in width and 30 feet in heights under or near which the Cherokees sought shelter and yet hundreds perished during the winter of 1838-1839 when the United State relocated the Cherokee Nation from their homeland in the Smokey Mountains to Oklahoma. Today this sacred site, owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy, is a Native American Historical Landmark and lies along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail across Western Kentucky. Visit the site to hike a portion of the Trail of Tears and to explore Mantle Rock.
Adsmore House and Gardens Visit Website Princeton 304 N Jefferson St 270-365-3114 Built in 1857 and realistically restored. Visitors step back in time to the turn-of-the-century to relive the legacy and lifestyle of a western Ky family. Decorations change during the year. Open Tuesday-Saturday, March-December.
Amoss House Museum   Princeton 116 Edwards St 270-365-7801 The Museum is located at Cobb, close to Princeton. Dr. Amoss, who was a champion of the farmer in the face of the Duke family tobacco trust that sought to control and drive down prices."The museum is also the starting point for the annual Black Patch Night Rider Tour. Call for information.
Capitol Cinemas   Princeton 203 West Main St 270-365-7500 Call for showtimes
Eddy Grove Winery, Home of Medicine Man Wines (formerly Black Oak Vineyard of Kentucky)   Princeton 300 Martin Rd, KY 293 270-365-WINE Black Oak offers tastings, sales, tours, as well as a gift shop carrying a variety of wine-related products. They also offer a selection of gourmet Kentucky cheeses, teas, & coffees. They have Friday evening "coffee house" get-togethers with local artists and outdoor summer concerts and festivals. Open Tues-Sat, noon - 6 p.m. April - December and Friday and Saturday during January - March.
Knott House Museum   Princeton 302 Nichols St. 270-365-5223 This Museum is a traditional and performing arts studio, library and gallery. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the home of Sarah Gertrude Knott, founder of the National Folk Festival (1934-71). The gallery showcases photos, furniture, jewelry, folk art, folk musical instruments. Continuing tours are free by appointment.
Newsom's Old Mill Store Visit Website Princeton 208 E Main St 270-365-2482 Western KY Parkway Exit 13: Housed in an 1850’s era building. Tour includes educational and historical background on the curing of country hams and demonstrations. Open Monday-Friday 9 am-4:30 p, and Saturday 9 am-3 pm.
Princeton Bowling Center   Princeton 451 Marion Rd 270-365-5376 Full-service bowling alley open all year
Ratliff Gun Shop
Located at Adsmore Museum
  Princeton 304 N Jefferson St 270-365-3114 Located on the grounds at Adsmore is the Ratliff Gun Shop, a circa 1844 log building that has been restored and equipped as a gunsmith’s shop. Tours here take approximately 20 minutes. Admission is $5 for each person.


Fancy Farm Vineyard
  Fancy Farm 177 Hayden St. 270-623-8412 Family-owned vineyard producing award-winning grape & blackberry wines. Call for appointment.
Wooldridge Monuments
  Mayfield Lockridge St 270-247-6101 In the Maplewood Cemetery a large group of sandstone and Italian marble monuments: "The Strange Procession That Never Moves." Henry G. Wooldridge, chose to commemorate his family, pets and himself with life-sized statues around his tomb.
Edana Locus House   Mayfield 201 E College St 270-247-6101 14-room mansion on 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Houses the Mayfield-Graves County Tourist Commission. Tours by appointment.
Icehouse Art Gallery Western KY Museum   Mayfield 120 N 8th St 270-247-6971 Gallery exhibits a variety of media. Museum displays early area industries. The gift shop has unique hand-crafted items & artwork by regional artists. Open Tues - Sat.
Performing Arts Center Purchase Players   Mayfield 304 West Water St. 270-247-9035 Home to the outstanding Purchase Players who perform several stage productions each year.
Princess Theatre   Mayfield 1102 Paris Rd 270-251-3583 Call for showtimes
Strike Zone   Mayfield 921 Red Bird Lane 270-247-0052 Full service bowling alley open year-round.
Calloway County Quilt Trail   Murray     Over 40 barn quilts are currently displayed on the Calloway County Quilt Trail.
Cherie Theater   Murray 1008 Chestnut St 270-753-3314 Call for showtimes
Circus Skate Roller Skating Rink   Murray N US Hwy 641 270-753-9952 Roller skating fun for the whole family. Open year-round.
Clara M. Eagle Gallery   Murray 15th and Olive St 270-762-3052 Display of different media from art classics to contemporary. Open daily. Closed holidays.
Corvette Lanes   Murray 1415 Main St 270-753-2202 Full service bowling alley open year-round.
Murray Art Guild Exhibitions   Murray 103 N 6th St 270-753-4059 Workshops and demonstrations throughout the year. Linn House is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tue -- Thurs
Playhouse in the Park   Murray 701 Gil Hopson Dr, Murray-Calloway County Park 270-759-1752 Playhouse in the Park is a 142-seat theatre housed in a 1907 train depot. It offers six excellent shows per year. Each show runs 2 weekends.
Wrather West Ky Museum   Murray North 16th Street and University Drive 270-762-4771 Located in Murray State University's first building. A historical museum promoting understanding of the social, cultural and economic development of western Ky. Open Monday - Saturday.
Thomas Fish Farm   New Concord 14562 St. Rt. 1215 270-436-2002 Enjoy fishing at the private lake and buy your fresh fish at one spot. Open daily.
Henson Broom Shop & General Store   Symsonia 348 East, Symsonia 270-851-8510 Henson Broom Shop & General Store is located at the village of Symsonia, Ky just outside of Paducah, Ky, just minutes from anywhere in the Jackson Purchase. At Henson Broom Shop & General Store you will still find high quality handmade brooms at the areas only fourth generation family broom making business, but much more as well.

Paducah Area

DC's Skate and Amusement Palace   Ledbetter 1476 US Highway 60 W 270-898-0775  
Beacon Dragway
  Paducah 4460 Shemwell Lane 270-898-8100 Adrenaline-filled racing and entertainment for drag racing enthusiasts. The drag strip features a 36-foot-wide and 170-foot-long concrete burnout and launch pad and a state -of-the-art timing system, scoreboards, and illuminated towers.
Bluegrass Downs   Paducah 150 Downs Drive 270-444-7117 Featuring harness and quarter horse racing. Simulcasting year-round and live racing April 28 thru June 3, 2006.
Cardinal Lanes   Paducah 816 Joe Clifton Dr 270-443-6441 32-lane bowling alley with lounge, snack bar and arcade. Open year round.
Carson Four Rivers Center Visti Website Paducah 100 KY Ave 270-450-4444 An 1860-seat performing arts facility, featuring a variety of big name entertainment and traveling productions throughout the year.
Chief Paduke Gun Club   Paducah 10425 Ogden Landing Rd
in West Paducah
270-488-3248 Four regulation skeet fields and one trap field are available to the public Wednesday, 5 pm until dark (April-September) and Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 pm, March-October.
Chief Paduke Statue   Paducah North 19th St at Jefferson St   Legend has it that General William Clark named Paducah in honor of the "Poduca" Indians, a subtribe of the Chickasaw who lived & hunted in the area until Andrew Jackson purchased the lands between the Mississippi & Tennessee Rivers in 1818.
Cinemark   Paducah 5159 Hinkleville Rd 270-444-6828 Call for showtimes
The Clay Chameleon   Paducah 4793 Village Square Drive Ste AA 270-442-1112 No experience needed. Hundreds of unpainted ceramic, bisque pieces, vibrant glaze colors, stencils, stamps, design idea books and all the tools to help you create your very own masterpiece are available! You never need a reservation. However, we do recommend that groups of 8 or more phone ahead.
Four Rivers Sport Horse Center   Paducah 4982 Lovelaceville Rd 270-554-3774 Four Rivers Sport Horse is a great facility for horseback riding. They have a 20x40 meter indoor riding arena, an outdoor arena, and riding trails. Lessons are available with instructors. They have about 30 horses on site. They are the host to the United States Pony Club and host a show each November and have various clinics throughout the year.
Glisson Winery Tasting Room   Paducah 126 Market House Square 270-495-9463 Daily tasting of the handcrafted, locally-grown dry to semi-sweet wines. Select from a variety of cheese, chocolates, and unique dishes from the menu to pair with handcrafted Glisson wines.
Jefferson Street Whiskey Company   Paducah 407 Jefferson St 270-414-5368 Discover Western Kentucky's moonshine legacy as you tour the whiskey stills. Sample local flavors including peach, watermelon, and apple pie. Open Monday-Saturday. Seasonal hours.
John's Pass Carriage Service
  Paducah 2nd & Broadway 618-410-6996 Step back in time! Enjoy an old-fashioned leisurely ride along the Ohio River past the PADUCAH Wall to Wall floodwall murals, brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets of Market House Square. Open April - Sept.
Lowertown Fine Arts District Visit Website Paducah Jefferson-Park Ave - 3rd-9th 270-444-8690 Home of the award-winning Artist Relocation Program, features studios and galleries of resident artists. Visit potters, painters, jewelry makers, printmakers, bookbinders and more in this historic neighborhood.
Hotel Metropolitan   Paducah 724 Oscar Cross Drive 270-443-7918 African-American Heritage Museum open by appointment only. 1908 hotel housed famous African-American entertainers & sports figures during segregation. The hotel consists of a number of exhibits, pictures of the hotel's famous visitors, the under-ground railroad room, the US Colored 8th Heavy Artillery, and the Martin Luther King Room.
Kingsway Skateland Roller Skating Rink   Paducah 3430 Wayne Sullivan Dr 270-443-1646 Roller skating fun for the whole family. Open year-round.
Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum   Paducah 631 Ky Ave 270-575-5477 The museum is housed in the 1852 home of Civil War General Lloyd Tilghman, CSA. The museum highlights the role of Western Kentucky during the Civil War. Open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 pm April-November or call for appointment.
Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery   Paducah 112 Maiden Alley 270-441-7007 Viewings of the best independent, foreign, documentary, classic & short films. Thursday - Sunday. Rotating art exhibits in lobby gallery.
Market House Museum   Paducah 121 S Second St 270-443-7759 Visitors to the museum get a glimpse of Paducah's past. Articles displayed from Paducah's history in the 1905 Market House include the century-old interior of a drug store. Open Monday - Saturday, March - December.
Market House Theatre Visit Website Paducah 132 Market House Sq 270-444-6828 The theatre is an award-winning, nationally-recognized community theatre producing live plays and musicals in the historic 1905 Market House.
Midtown Golf Course     12th & Adams St 270-448-8508 Par 3, nine-hole golf course
National Quilt Museum of the United States Visit Website Paducah 215 Jefferson St 270-442-8856 Paducah's #1 tourist attraction. Exhibits of 150 new & antique quilts. Largest quilt museum in the world. Open year round Monday-Saturday (also Sundays April-October). Closed major holidays. Group tours available.
Paducah Cell Phone Walking Tour   Paducah   270-854-3050 While in downtown Paducah, dial 270-854-3050 to experience Paducah's rich history through the many historic and architectural treasures of earlier times.
Paducah Disc Golf Course
Stuart Nelson Park
  Paducah 175 Stuart Nelson Park Rd 270-444-8508 Enjoy an inexpensive way to play golf. Use a small plastic disc or Frisbee on this course designed just for their use.
Paducah International Raceway   Paducah 4445 Shemwell Ln 270-898-7469 This 3/8 mile high-banked oval, owned by several NASCAR drivers, hosts high-profile events including NASCAR Nights, The USA World 50 & the Tri-Track Challenge. Regular races are held on Friday, March-September. Call or visit the website for schedule & details.
Paducah Shooters Paintball Field   Paducah 3919 Cairo Rd 270-443-3758 Open by appointment only. Paint guns and accessories available for rent.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra   Paducah 2101 Broadway 270-444-0065 The orchestra is made up of the finest professional musicians who play everything from classical to contemporary. Performances are at the Carson Four Rivers Center.
Paducah Railroad Museum   Paducah 2nd & Washington St 270-519-7377 or 270-442-4032 Displays of railroad equipment and memorabilia, tools, lanterns, signals, signs, train-dispatching controls, maps and photographs. New simulator gives the sensation of riding in a locomotive cab. Open Wednesday-Friday, 1pm - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 4pm or call for appointment.
Paducah “Wall to Wall" Murals   Paducah 100 Broadway 270-554-3589 Renowned artist Robert Dafford captures Paducah’s rich history in life-sized paintings on the river city’s floodwall. These panoramic“Portraits of Paducah’s Past" overlook the confluence of the Ohio & Tennessee Rivers.
Paducah Skatepark   Paducah Noble Park, Park Avenue   Lighted, Free concrete ramps and flat surfaces for skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles. Open daily. Helmets required.
PAPA Gallery (Purchase Area Painters’ Alliance)   Paducah 124 Broadway 270-575-3544 Represents 110 local artists featuring original work in most media. The Gallery offers complete new shows four times a year and partial changes monthly. Free.
Purple Toad Winery   Paducah   270-554-0010 Wall through the vines & visit the tasting room with selections from sweet to dry. They also have Kentucky-made cheeses & wines made from blackberries & strawberries. Open Monday-Saturday.
Quilt in a Day   Paducah 119 N. 4th St. 270-442-2155 Located in historic downtown Paducah, near the Quilt Museum. You will find Quilt In A Day books, rulers, fabric, notions, kits, gift items, and more! The store offers a variety of classes and is equipped with Babylock Quilter's Dream sewing machines. Come and find friendly helpful staff!
River Discovery Center Visit Website Paducah 117 S Water St 270-575-9958 State-of-the-art, interactive exhibits tell the story of the Four Rivers Region. Features a boat simulator, river functions, & wildlife habitats. It also includes water-filled exhibits displaying a working lock & dam model. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-5 pm (also Sunday 1 pm-5 pm April-November).
Steam Locomotive No. 1518   Paducah 1518 Ky & S Water St 270-443-8783 This Mikado steam engine was the last "Iron Horse" used by the Illinois Central Railroad.
Trolley Rides   Paducah     Hop on board the complimentary ride through Historic Downtown and the LowerTown Arts Districts. Operates Monday-Friday, 8 am-4pm and Saturday, 9 am-4pm, April-August.
Wacinton Indian Statue   Paducah 2915 Park Ave   View Wacinton, a handcarved wooden statue that stands near the entrance of Noble Park. The statue honors the Chickasaw who claimed the lands in Western Kentucky & Tennessee, part of the "Trail of the Whispering Giants."
Whitehaven Mansion / Welcome Center   Paducah 1845 Lone Oak Rd 270-554-2077 Whitehaven now serves as a Welcome Center for I-24 at Exit 7 in Paducah. A second floor room boasts memorabilia of Alben W. Barkley, Vice President under Harry Truman. Lobby open 24 hours. Free admission.
Yaya's Island   Paducah 451 Jordan Dr., Suite D (Behind the Mall) 270.408.YAYA Child Entertainment Center. Focused on ages 1-9, Yaya's Island offers a wide range of activities and a cafe.
Yeiser Art Center   Paducah 200 Broadway 270-442-2453 Changing exhibits of contemporary art by regional and national artists. Permanent collection features 19th and 20th century American and European art. The gift shop carries items of popular culture and art-inspired gifts. Free admission. Open Tuesday - Saturday.

Kentucky Great River Road Area

Great River Road National Scenic Byway Visit Website       The Great River Road is a collection of state, federal, & local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through 10 states, including the 4 westernmost counties of Kentucky -- Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton & Hickman.  Through its charming river towns, historic sites & cultural artifacts, today's Great River Road links resources, people, & History.
Wright's Area 252 Riding Park   Arlington

378 County Road 1219


Discover over 12 miles of trails stretched across a 252 acre farm. Located along the banks of the Mississippi River between Bardwell and Columbus-Belmont State Park. The trails range in skill level from beginners to extreme riders, including a mud pit! A permit is required.
Cayce Junction Jamboree   Cayce Intersection KY 94 & KY 231 731-884-8934 Live music venue located in the transformed historical 1936 Cayce High School.
Barlow House Museum   Barlow 509 Broadway 270-334-3010 or 270-334-3691 Features displays of area history, Civil War heritage & genealogy. Open Monday & Friday and some Sundays
Kentucky's Smallest Jail   Barlow Next door to Barlow City Hall 270-334-3500 Contact Barlow City Hall for free tour.
Hillbilly Stills   Barlow 817 Broadway 270-334-3400 Tour a still-making operation and learn how to distill alcohol. Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm.
Hickman County Museum   Clinton 221 E Clay St 270-653-6948 1870’s home of captain in the Confederate Army. Local household, farm, medical & military items. Open Wednesday 1pm-4pm.
Columbus-Belmont Mini Golf   Columbus Columbus-Belmont State Park   The entire family will enjoy playing a round on the park's miniature golf course. Open daily May - Labor Day and weekends through September.
Columbus-Belmont Museum Visit Website Columbus 350 Park Rd 270-677-2327 Columbus-Belmont State Park offers new exhibits in a farmhouse identified locally as a Civil War infirmary. Four galleries interpret many of the stories of what happened here. Open daily April-October. By appointment only November-March.
West Ky Raceway   Cunningham US Hwy 62 E 270-642-2184 A 300' dirt track with monthly scheduled drag races. Drag, youth, & ATV racing.
Fulton Railroaders Baseball Club   Fulton Lohaus Field, 101 Thedford St 270-472-0843 Part of the Ohio Valley collegiate wooden bat league. Baseball games scheduled in June and July.
Fulton Railroaders Visit Website Fulton Lohaus Field 731-796-0068 Part of the Ohio Valley collegiate wooden bat league. Baseball games scheduled in June and July.
Jet Lanes   Fulton 104 East 4th St 270-472-1460 Full service bowling alley open year-round.
Carnegie Library Museum & Visitor Center   Hickman 808 Moscow St 270-236-2902 This restored 1906 Carnegie Library, currently housing the Hickman Chamber of Commerce, sits on the bluffs at the confluence of the Mississippi River and Bayou de Chien providing a spectacular scenic view of Missouri and Kentucky. There are significant resources available on the rich history of river and rail transportation, the American Civil War, and Mississippian Indian Era culture.
Ferry at Hickman Waterfront   Hickman   731-693-0210 The Dorena, Mo - Hickman, KY Ferry, is one of the few riverboat ferries in the US. Only ferry still crossing the Mississippi River between Ky and Missouri. Vehicles allowed on ferry. Open daily.

Warren Thomas Museum

  Hickman 603 Moulton St 270-236-2423 Museum, in old church, highlights the history of the area’s black community. Includes clothing and memorabilia. Call for appt.
Drake Lake Archery Range   Kevil 8225 Conway Rd 270-559-5385 Public archery range with practice archery course. They get you ready for the big hunt. Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Celebration Plaza    La Center 270 Broadway 270-665-5057 Events venue with hand-painted historical Wall of Murals on the exterior.
Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross   Wickliffe     A 95-foot lighted cross situated on Fort Jefferson Hill in Wickliffe, overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, can be seen from Ky, Illinois and Missouri. Truly impressive from the River.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site Visit Website Wickliffe 94 Green St 270-335-3681 Archaeological site of Native American village featuring mound, a museum with exhibits of American Indian Village live, Mississippian culture artifacts, a nature trail, picnic area, and gift shop. Open March 16 to November 15 (including Memorial Day and Labor Day) from 9 am-4:30 pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Open other times by appointment.
Ky Veterans and Patriots Museum   Wickliffe 635 Phillips Dr. 270-353-3128 Visit this museum because in order to have Heroes tomorrow we most honor the Heroes of yesterday and today. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm or call for appointment.

Tennessee Area

Discovery Park of America Visit Website Union City, TN 830 Everett Boulevard 731-885-5455 The Discovery Park of America is just 10 miles from Fulton, KY. The park offers visitors a world-class educational and entertainment experience with more than 70,000 SF of indoor exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art. Discovery Park’s areas outside Discovery Center offer many varied and interesting opportunities to visitors. Whether touring the historic areas representing life many years ago or pausing in a beautiful garden or alongside a waterfall, visitors have many opportunities to relax, learn, and enjoy. More than 40 acres of beautiful outside experiences await visitors. A magnificent water feature flowing north to south allows visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of flowing water. A hillside amphitheater and an expansive open lawn provide venues for concerts and outdoor events. Three different gardens are featured on the grounds: American, European, and Japanese. These beautiful settings invite visitors to enjoy a relaxing stroll among beautiful flowers, plants, and trees. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm & Tour Visit Website Camden, TN 255 Marina Rd 800-225-7469 Witness a remarkable iridescent product of nature as it emerges from the indigenous Washboard mussel. The freshwater pearl is rarely found naturally from these living animals, but grown at the only freshwater pearl-culturing farm operation in the North American continent. The organic gem stone-culturing operation is nestled in the pristine embayment of Birdsong Creek – just off the scenic Tennessee River's beautiful Ky Lake – in Camden, West Tennessee, 9 miles north of Interstate 40 at Exit 133/Birdsong Exit. The Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour and Jewelry Showroom is located at Birdsong Resort and Marina.

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