Western Kentucky Tour

Trails in Kentucky

Trails are being added regularly, Please keep visiting.. Antique Trail - the Antique Trail section is expanding into numerous trails covering West Kentucky. Take a look at the different trails and stroll down a wide array of antique stores, shops and malls. Find hidden treasures! The Great Rail Trail All Aboard!!!! Experience the heritage, legend and grandeur of the railroad...

Annual Festivals and Events in Hopkins County

March Hanson Village Arts Festival April Show ‘n Go Car Club Show – monthly through October Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Taster’s Choice Luncheon Madisonville Rotary Club Auction Hopkins County Home Builder’s Association Home Expo Western Kentucky Speedway – racing through October May Hanson Mule Days Mortons Gap Coal Field Festival Tradewater Pirates...

Hopkins County: Start here to Tour Western Kentucky

Hopkins County is Western Kentucky’s easiest weekend escape. Spend a couple of relaxing days with us exploring your adventurous side. Grab your gear, get out of town, and lose yourself. We’re just 49 miles south of Evansville, Ind., 104 miles northwest of Nashville, Tenn., and 153 miles southwest of Louisville. Let us point you to the best trails, hunting spots, streams and...

KENTUCKY #1 and KENTUCKY #2

Kentucky #1: My Old Kentucky Home Depart Lexington to the south on Rte. 68 and drive to Harrodsburg over some of the best rolling roads lined with field-stone fences in the heart of the Bluegrass part of Kentucky. Short trips on side roads can put the best of roller coasters to shame. There's a wealth of American history to take in during the 115-mile drive, including the...

Heritage Corridor

The Hwy 68/80 Heritage Corridor Initiative has been started across the state of Kentucky. This wonderful highway goes from Aurora, near Land Between the Lakes, to Edmonton - known for the musical group Kentucky Headhunters. The road then splits heading (in the West) to Paducah and Arlington and (in the East) to Pikeville and Maysville. Hwy 68/80 has something for everyone, so...

Smiths Grove

Smiths Grove sits just off 31w and is an antiquing paradise. The charming shops offer a selection of country primitive glassware and fine antique furniture. Once you park you’ll be able to leisurely stroll from shop to shop. The Grove as the locals call it is a quaint community of historic homes picturesque churches wide streets unique bed and breakfasts and a cemetery that is...

Barren River Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Barren River Lake is situated in Allen and Barren counties in South Central Kentucky. Barren River Lake was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1938. The Louisville District of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers designed, built and operates the project for flood control and recreation. Barren River Lake was impounded in 1964 and the dam is about 10 miles east of Scottsville...

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK - 31W / 31E Heritage Corridor

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK When Was the Last Time You Came To Mammoth Cave? Well, Then …It’s About Time! From the fossils of an ancient sea to prehistoric Native American miners to the wonders of geology, Mammoth Cave is a trove of natural and historical wonders. The world's longest network of cavern corridors, the Cave boasts over 350 miles in Length. Tours first began here...

U.S. ARMY ARMOR CENTER FORT KNOX

U.S. ARMY ARMOR CENTER FORT KNOX Fort Knox, a certified Kentucky city, covers 109,054 areas. In area it is the seventh commonwealth with a daytime population of about 36000. Except in time of a national emergency it is open to the public. The (Gen. George) Patton Museum of Cavalry draws over 350,000 visitors annually, it is free but donations are accepted. Equipment, diorama,...

Westmoreland

A visit to Westmoreland is a visit to What is best about Small Town America ... good people, good food and great scenery! Some of that scenery continues, down 31E south along the "ridge" lo Gallatin. (615) 644-41144. In addition to a great Tennessee "town square", Gallatin boasts some of middle Tennessee's finest preserved homes and sites from the late 1700-early 1800 period...

Shaker Museum

South union’s Shaker Village is more than just a memory. It is a place to visit and learn first hand about the Shaker way of life. Several of the original building have been restored and now house a museum of Shaker folklife and culture. The 1824 centre house is filled with exhibits featuring original artifacts that exemplify fine Shaker craftsmanship. The museum also houses...

Scottsville

On Hwy 100 East about 5 blocks from Old 31E, look for the Tabernacle, the seat of early revivals and gospel singing held in Allen County since 1897- Scottsville is the home of the Kentucky Stale Singing Convention held in October each year. The Tabernacle is open to all denominations for religious purposes only. Located on North 1st Street two blocks off (Old 31E) you will...

Riverview

Riverview, Bowling Green’s 1872 Italianate style historic Victorian house museum, is open for guided tours from February until the Saturday before Christmas. Call for information on seasonal programs, special events, group rates and reservations. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday Ho 4 pm closed Mondays and holidays Admission: Adults $3.50, Students $1.50,...

Fort Duffield

The patten Museum of Cavalry and Armor is dedicated to the memory of one of America's greatest military heroes. General George &. Patton, Jr. The museum features a variety of armored equipment vehicles, weapons and many personal items used by General Patton. The United Slates Bullion Depository is located within the Fort Knox Military reservation. Built in 1936, the "Gold...

31W/31E Heritage Corridor - Otter Creek Park

Otter Creek Park is located 30 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky off Hwy. 1638. The park consists of 2,600 forested acres with recreational choices that include mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, inner tube, kayak and canoe rentals on Otter Creek and cave tours. The resort includes a Conference Center that can be rented for parties, business meetings,...
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