WELCOME TO SOUTHERN AND EASTERN KENTUCKY

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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MORE ADVENTURE AWAITS

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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LIFTING VOICES - MUSIC ECHOES ACROSS SOUTHERN & EASTERN KENTUCKY

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

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Bear Wallow Farms

September 20, 2014

Dates: Location: 1225 Piney Grove Road, Nancy, KY

Dates:  WEEKENDS ONLY!  September 20 - October 26, 2014

Times:  Saturdays - 10am - 10pm;  Sundays - 1pm - 6pm

Admission: $7 per person; under 2 years old - Free

Sixteenth Annual Storytelling Festival Promises to be Memorable

September 26, 2014

Professional
storytellers coming together to share personal stories, ghost stories, and tall
tales; sprinkled with just the right amount of music, all heard in a beautiful
natural setting--- THAT is the Cave Run Storytelling Festival. Nationally and
internationally known tellers paint pictures with words that take the audience along
on a memorable journey.

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Heritage Days at Paintsville's Mountain HomePlace

September 4, 2014

The fourteenth annual
Heritage Days at Paintsville’s Mountain HomePlace is set for September 4th
and 5th from 8 AM to 3 PM each day. This yearly celebration of our
history and culture is the only time that the Mountain HomePlace, a unique
1800’s replica venue, comes to life in such a full and exciting way. This event
covers many areas of the arts, food preparation and preservation, gardening,
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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.