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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33rd Annual Happenings Craft & Antique Show

November 7, 2014

November 7-8, 2014

Friday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ramada Inn - 624 James S. Trimble Blvd - Paintsville, KY

For more information call: Johnson County Extension Service at 606-789-8108

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

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.