How many years have you said, “Next Spring, I’m spending my vacation at the Kentucky Derby”? But you know, the Derby Day races are simply the conclusion to the two-week long Kentucky Derby Festival, showing the world just how much “Unbridled Spirit” the Bluegrass state has to offer, as the official state motto goes. For almost 150 years, millions have flocked to this Kentucky vacation spot in May to enjoy “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”

But a Kentucky getaway offers you so much more! Mammoth Cave National Park has the longest recorded cave system in the world. No matter the season, exploring this amazing cave system is a truly rich experience, for both the first-timer and the experienced spelunker. Tour over 400 miles of Mammoth cave attractions by foot, bike, or boat. Guided tours take you deep underground where the temperature is always a consistent 50 degrees, no matter the weather on the [...]

Prestonsburg, Kentucky has the origins of, yes, three genres of music! Come to the source of great sights and sounds! This summer The Jenny Wiley Theatre features Peter Pan and South Pacific (June 12 – Aug 2). The Mountain Arts Center will be featuring the Kentucky Opry and a new lively show Front Porch Pickin (June 27 – Aug 30). Prestonsburg is located along Kentucky’s Country Music Highway so stop at Loretta Lynn’s Home Place and other country music attractions!

Find spirited adventure on our NEW Moonshine Hideaway Tour! Learn all those secrets distilled into the original brew. How did something like NASCAR become an offshoot of the moonshine trade? See where the whole Kentucky bourbon mystique was born. Prestonsburg is home to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and Dewey Lake for water sports. Prestonsburg has over 10 miles of hiking trails and a mountain [...]

The perfect vacation  is the Kentucky Lake area – it is naturally perfect for you to create a unique vacation experience. Kentucky Lake draws in millions of visitors each year.

There is always something to do day or night with attractions such as mini golf, go-karts, live country music shows, a local drive-in and our state resort park. Whether it’s socializing around the campfire, laying out by the pool or tubing and skiing along 2,300 miles of shoreline, there is something that every member of the family will enjoy.

Fishing is what we are known for and that is our main draw. Every year, Kentucky Lake is one of the Top Ten Bass and Crappie lakes in the United States. It is also home to the largest tournament organization in the world, FLW Outdoors.

We also have hunting, mountain biking, road cycling, ATV riding, horseback [...]

Land Between The Lakes of Western Kentucky and Tennessee is a national recreation area that offers a variety of outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Enjoy 170,000 acres of forests and open lands, as well as 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline. You can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, sightseeing, hiking and biking.

Whether you look for wildlife at Elk & Bison Prairie, explore the universe at Golden Pond Planetarium, discover outdoor excursions at Woodlands Nature Station or tour The Homeplace living history farm – we offer an attraction for everyone! Hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, equestrian and off-highway vehicle trails wind through Land Between The Lakes. Nature Watch Areas let you get closer to wildlife and scenic shorelines. Water recreation, boating, fishing, camping and hunting opportunities abound.

Enjoy the conveniences of developed campgrounds – including special campgrounds for horse and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts – or [...]

With great sights and sounds, Prestonsburg, KY is a destination you don’t want to miss.

The city is home to The Mountain Arts Center, Kentucky Opry and Jenny Wiley Theatre and located along the Route 23 Country Music Highway. Tour Loretta Lynn’s Home Place in Van Lear to see where the country music icon started.  With a variety of talent, there are shows for everyone’s interests.

In addition, enjoy the serene beauty of the mountains year-round at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Picturesque Dewey Lake provides the perfect place for watersports and pontoon rentals, and you’ll enjoy its newest attraction, The Moonshine Hideaway Tour. Or take part in an Elk Watching adventure! For a science experience out of this world, visit the East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium.

Enjoy many fine places to lodge, eat and enjoy the great hospitality. Call us for detailed information at 800-844-4704 or visit www.prestonsburgky.org.

Plan your next adventure in beautiful south central Kentucky where you can zipline through the treetop canopy along Mammoth Cave National Park, an International Biosphere.

Get up close and personal with kangaroos, emus, wallabies and other Outback friends at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, an interactive Australian-themed animal park.

Discover underground wonders at our “show caves” Mammoth Onyx Cave, Cub Run Cave and Hidden River Cave. Choose a walking tour or get down and dirty on an off-trail Wild Cave Tour. Learn about cave history, geology and wildlife at the American Cave Museum.

Trace the pathway of a cave under your feet along Horse Cave’s streets and sidewalks in the National Register District, and listen to stories of the history, feuds and folklore of this colorful historic town on the award-winning Horse Cave Stories Cell Phone Tour.

Add a stop in historic Munfordville, where Civil [...]

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers a variety of outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities in western Kentucky and Tennessee. Enjoy 170,000 acres of forests and open lands, as well as 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline.

Whether you tour The Homeplace living history farm, see wildlife at the Elk & Bison Prairie, explore the universe at Golden Pond Planetarium or discover nature programs and outdoor excursions at Woodlands Nature Station, we offer an attraction for everyone.

Hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, equestrian and off-highway vehicle trails wind through LBL. Nature watch areas let you get closer to wildlife. Water recreation, boating, swimming, fishing and hunting opportunities abound. Enjoy the conveniences of developed campgrounds – including special campgrounds for horse and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts – or experience the solitude of lake shore backcountry camping.

Come outside and play at Land Between The Lakes! [...]

We invite you to experience the 24th Annual World Chicken Festival in beautiful downtown London, KY on September 26-29, 2013! All the “egg-citement” and entertainment of four fun-filled days makes this one of Kentucky’s largest festivals. The festival features top-notch entertainment on three stages that includes local talent on the Sanders Court Stage, uplifting, spiritual talent on the gospel stage, as well as regional and national talent on the Stage of Stars.

The World Chicken Festival has events and activities for the entire family such as thrilling amusement rides, outrageous contests and many crafts, arts and food vendors including the world’s largest stainless steel skillet that fries 7,000 pieces of chicken in two and a half days!

Come on out and join us this fall for an “egg-ceptionally” great time at the 24th Annual World Chicken Festival! Call 606-878-6900 for more information or visit our [...]

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