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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Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum - 6th Annual POW WOW

August 30, 2014


August 30 - Saturday gates open at 10 am                                                  

August 31 - Sunday gates open at 12 noon

4116 Cumberland Falls Hwy in Corbin, KY

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Pulaski County Judge Executive Receives Governmental Tourism Impact Award

October 24, 2013
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) awarded the Governmental Tourism Impact Award to Pulaski County Judge Executive Barty Bullock. Bullock received the award during TOUR SEKY’s 13th Annual Tourism Forum.

The Governmental Tourism Impact Award goes to an individual who is either an elected official or government employee who recognizes the importance of the tourism industry not only for their county but the economic benefit it is to the region as a whole. Read more »

Pennington Named TOUR SEKY 2013 Rookie of the Year

October 24, 2013
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) named Brandon Pennington, City of Harlan Tourist and Convention Commission Executive Director, as its 2013 Rookie of the Year. Pennington received the award October 15th during TOUR SEKY’s 13th Annual Tourism Forum.

“We wanted to recognize the outstanding involvement and dedication of an individual who is new to the TOUR SEKY Program and has hit the ground running,” said Maggie Bill, TOUR SEKY Programs Director. "Brandon exemplifies what the Rookie of the Year award is all about. Read more »

Southeastern Kentucky's Byway Bites Now Available

February 21, 2013

Southern and Eastern Kentucky is known for its down home cooking and warm southern hospitality. The region is home to four scenic byways with unique restaurants, dishes and treats the locals consider must eat “Byway Bites.” Read more »

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.