Explore More than you would expect in  one of the commonwealth’s most authentic travel regions – Southern and Eastern Kentucky . Our verdant forests, pristine rivers and lakes, and mountain vistas have been welcoming travelers for centuries.

Enjoy rafting in the morning and antiquing in the afternoon with a bite of local cuisine in between.

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Whether you are seeking adventure on land or on the water, you can find it in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Thrill seekers have several options for off-road adventures, including the Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area in Harlan County and the Wilderness Trail Off Road Park in Bell County.

Adventurers can find heart-pounding rapids for rafting or...

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Kentucky has always had a rich history of music and other stage enterainment.  We love our toe-tappin' country and bulegrass music!

Check out the Musical Adventure tab at the top of this page for more information.

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Mill Springs Cornbread Festival

May 23, 2015

Sponsored by the Monticello Woman’s Club

The main event of the Cornbread Festival is the luncheon consisting of mill ground cornmeal “hoecakes”, pinto beans (onions & relish provided), dessert and a drink for $6.00. An alternate lunch is also available for $6.00, consisting of a hot dog (fixings), chips, dessert & drink.  Read more »

The Story Patch Open Call

January 5, 2015

The Story Patch is hosting an OPEN CALL for a Play Director
and Marketing Director for its 2015 season! Interested parties should submit
resumes and cover letters to Emily Baldridge at emily.baldridge@uky.edu or by mail to
The Story Patch c/o Johnson County Extension Office at 826 F.M. Stafford Ave.,
Paintsville, KY 41240-1252. We are also currently taking submissions for local
stories for our 2015 play until the end of January. For more information, call Read more »

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Attraction Reviews

Renfro Valley Lodge Restaurant

I was fortuntate enough to be invited to have lunch at the famous Lodge Restaurant in Renfro Valley yesterday by a friend.   The atmosphere is charming.  Greeted at the front door by friendly, smiling young ladies who made our group feel right at home.  Service was fast and the food was excellent.   The chef made a special effort to come to our table and welcome each of us and shake our hands.  He was delightful. 

Did I mention the prices were great for me.  Stop by off exit 62 off I-75.  You will not be disappointed.