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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Music of the Mountains Itinerary

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Day 1:

See – Visit Kentucky’s Country Music Capital - Renfro Valley or see legends at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

Taste – Taste delicious BBQ at Backporch Smokehouse or perhaps some Fried Green maters and Limestone Bites at Limestone Grille

Stay Baldrock Cabin Rentals which is within walking distance to world class rock climbing or Bear Track Lake Adventures located 15 miles from Natural Bridge State Park and the Red River Gorge

Day 2:

SeeCountry Music Highway Museum in Paintsville; Loretta Lynn's Homeplace in Van Lear

Taste – Learn about the famous Kentucky moonshine at the Kentucky Mist Moonshine Distillery or try a prime example of down-home, southern comfort food at Bubba’s Drive-in.

Stay – See what Loretta Lynn was singing about and stay in a holler at Hills O’ Sharon Cabin in the Woods or one of the many vacation rental properties along our eastern side

Day 3:

See – Live music at either the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg or relive the glory days of an elegant theater in Ashland at the Paramount Art Center.

Taste – Sip handcrafted beverages and dine at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery or Callihan’s American Pub and Grill where you can enjoy ribs, onion rings or nachos.

Stay – Take in the beauty of the area at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and the amenities around it. If you’re headed towards Ashland, enjoy the comforts and stories of a historic home and one home to a Kentucky Governor at Governors Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Featured in this Itinerary

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