Flooding in Eastern Kentucky has impacted our friends and neighbors in many areas of The Kentucky Wildlands. Some locations were affected, but not all. We are still welcoming visitors and encourage you to check with specific destinations and attractions to ensure that they are open and if they have any change in offerings or hours.

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Culture of The Kentucky Wildlands

There aren’t many places left in the world today that time seems to have forgotten. Yet, rich in beauty, folklore, human endeavor, dignity and grit, this part of Kentucky feels like another time and place. 

A cultural melting pot, The Kentucky Wildlands is home to a distinct blend and brand of history and people, rooted in centuries of strong family ties, pride and tradition. Here, the Appalachians’ past, folklore and legends are passed from generation to generation through the local crafts, food and stories of master artisans, musicians, chefs and writers. From the high lonesome sounds of mountain songs to intricate handcrafted quilts, from art deco theaters to Appalachian classics, such as apple stack cake and moonshine, many of these sounds, tastes and experiences can only be found here.

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Bear Wallow Farm

Create memories and traditions with some down-home fun on the farm. Visit a 1900...

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

This 7,000 acre Black Mountain Offroad Adventure area is every outdoor enthusiasts...

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center

History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country...

Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List


Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the historic downtown walking trail, a scenic bike ride on the Cave Run Loop (both bicycle and motorcycle), a rugged hike on 1,400-foot Limestone Knob, rock climbing one of 60 routes on the crag at...