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

Historic Greensburg Courthouse

One of the oldest public buildings still standing in Kentucky, the courthouse was...

Harlan County Coal Miners Memorial Monument

Memorial honoring the coal miners in Harlan county who have lost there lives in the...

Lawrence County Park and Conference Center

Lawrence County Park offers a great day of leisure activities. The park also has...

Two Places Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Country Music Highway

Running through seven far eastern counties of The Kentucky Wildlands, the Country Music Highway is the 150-mile stretch along U.S. 23 that has produced more million-selling artists that any other region per capita in the world.