Area Attractions

Adsmore House & Gardens
304 N Jefferson St,
Princeton
, KY
270-365-3114

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(approx. 20 min)

Built in 1857. Visitors step back in time to the turn-of-the-century to relive the legacy and lifestyle of a prominent western Kentucky family. Decorations change during the year. Open Tues-Sun.

Amish Community
Marion
270-965-5015

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(approx. 20 min)

Only 20 minutes from Lake Barkley, you can spend the day touring Kentucky's largest community in Marion! This 500-resident Amish community has six schools and four church districts.


Barkley Dam /Visitor's Center
US 62,
Lake City, KY

270-362-4236

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Barkley Dam is 157 feet high and 10,180 feet wide. Commercial barges can be seen entering and departing Lake Barkley through the huge 1,200 foot locks. The visitor's center theme is "Steamboating on the Cumberland." Discover what life was like 100 years ago. Open weekdays.


Black Oak Vineyard & Winery
300 Martin Rd. (off KY 293)
Princeton, KY

270-365-WINE

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(approx. 20 min)

Family-owned. Tastings, tours and special events. Open Friday and Sat.

Cave-In Rock Ferry
KY 91 North, Marion

270-965-5015

(approx. 20 min)

The free riverboat ferry crosses the Ohio River at Cave-In Rock. The cave was a headquarters for river pirates. Scenic views - unusual mode of transportation. Free. Open daily 6 AM -9:30 PM, weather permitting.

Clement Mineral Museum
3205 N Walker St, Marion

270-965-5015

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(approx. 20 min)

The largest and most spectacular display of fluorite crystal in the world. Other minerals, photographs, records, letters and mining equipment on display. Open Saturday or call for appointment.


Paducah Riverfront
Floodwall Murals

(approx. 40 min)

Paducah's rich history is captured in life-sized paintings on the river city's floodwall. These panoramic portraits overlook the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.



Kentucky Opry Show
US Highway 641, Draffenville

270-527-3869
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(approx. 20 min)

This country music & comedy show presents some of the finest talent in Kentucky. It's wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Talent contest from January through May. Open every Saturday. Also, open Friday in June - August & in December.

Land Between The Lakes
100 Van Morgan Dr
Golden Pond

1-800-LBL-7077

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(approx. 15 min)

Learn about wildlife in this 700-acre Elk & Bison Prairie or participate in hands-on nature programs at Woodlands Nature Station. Experience history up-close when you visit The Homeplace living history farm and see how people utilized the environment in the 1800's or see the bigger picture at the Golden Pond Planetarium by viewing spectacular shows of space and the night sky on a 40-foot diameter dome. Open daily April - Oct. Call for other dates


National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St
Paducah

270-442-8856

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Changing exhibits of new and antique quilts. Largest quilt museum in world. Open Mon - Sat, Nov - March also Sundays April - Oct.


Red Door Antique Mall
US 641 N, Eddyville

270-388-1957

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7,000 sq. ft. facility, antiques, country primitives, one-of-a-kind decor. Open 7 days a week.

Rose Hill Museum
KY 730, Eddyville

270-388-2824

Enjoy guided tours and unique decor. You'll see a working model of an iron furnace. Home is on National Register of Historic Places. Open Wednesday -Sunday, May 15 - October 15.



VARIETY!
Music, Memories & More
Badgett Playhouse
Grand Rivers

1-888-362-4223

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(approx. 15 min)

Branson-style music show with a professional cast of singers, dancers and a live band


Venture River Water Park
Park Place off US 62

270-388-7999

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Your little ones can safely slide, splash and play at the Pleasure Island kiddie area. For family fun, nothing beats floating along Old Man River or riding the waves in the Hurricane Bay Wave Pool. 10 exciting slides, kiddie pool with slide and more. Open most days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. New for 2009, the FUMBI family thrill slide!