125 Village Ln
Hazard, KY 41701
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Attractions

So much to see, so much to do. That's the best way to describe Hazard Perry County attractions. So, what exactly is there to do here? From natural attractions and outdoor adventure to exciting downtown nightlife, Kentucky offers plenty of sites to see and things to do, whether you're in search of some of the very best family vacation spots, a night out with friends or a romantic getaway for two.

Arts, Cultural & Historical

Appalachian Artisan Center
www.artisancenter.net

Art of the Mountains is a regional arts council made up of artisans and crafters from eastern Kentucky. Art of the Mountains meets each month on the second Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Perry County Extension Office. Any artist or crafter is welcome to attend and to join. Dues are $5.00 per member annually. In order to participate in Art of the Mountains sponsored sales events, one must be an active member of Art of the Mountains.

Art of the Mountains sponsors Springtime at the Cabin usually held in late April or early May and Christmas at the Cabin in November. These events allow Art of the Mountains members to sell their items. Art of the Mountains also supports Summer in the Park (Hazard) and the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair held each year in Somerset the last weekend in June. Members also have art shows throughout the year at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman and at the Perry County Public Library.

A major project that Art of the Mountains is working on now - and planning to finalize - is the Quilt Project. We have approximately 40 4' x 4'quilt blocks that have been painted and are up throughout the region.

Perry County Quilt Trail - Download details and map...

Forum/Hal Rogers Center
101 Bulldog Lane, Hazard, KY 41701
800 seat auditorium, building also home to the Rural Law Enforcement Technology
Center. schedule

Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series
800-246-7521 FREE , exts. 73067 or 73070 | 606-487-3067 | 606-487-3070
Performing Arts productions including: Plays, Concerts, Dance and Poetry
www.hazardperformingarts.com

Cultural & Heritage

MAMMOTH ONYX CAVE

3700 L & N Turnpike Rd.
Horse Cave, KY 42765

The leisurely 45 minute Cave Tour features stalactites, stalagmites, and other formations created by water and time to effect an incredibly beautiful underworld scene. Although the cave contains some steps it is among Kentucky's easiest guided cave tours. Kentucky Caverns is open for tours year round. Also located on site is Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, the interactive, fun and educational Animal Park.

Bobby Davis Memorial Park & Museum
606-439-4325
Mr. Lawrence O. Davis created a “living memorial” for his son, Bobby Davis, and the other young men from Perry County who lost their lives in World War II. Thus, the Bobby Davis Memorial Park was deeded to the City of Hazard on July 1, 1946. A library also operated on the museum's grounds from 1947 until 1967. In 1983, Mr. Davis began work to establish a museum on the park's site, which was dedicated one year later during the Black Gold Festival. The museum, established in 1983, houses local history exhibits, library and archives containing photographs, historical documents, oral history tapes, artifact collections and a gift shop. A peaceful waterfall, constructed by the City of Hazard, graces the plaza in front of the building. The county 4H council maintains an herb garden in the park, which along with benches and tables contribute to the park's serene atmosphere. The park is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral
606-398-7382
300 Buckhorn Lane, Buckhorn, KY 41721
Built in 1928, this majestic Cathedral was constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains. It is one of only three remaining buildings of the Witherspoon College campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cathedral features a Hook & Hasting pipe organ as well. Free tours are available by request 9:00am-5:00pm daily.

Homeplace Clinic
606-378-2131
238 Willie Fay Dr., Hazard, KY 41701
Large two-story log cabin built in 1930, community center and scenic grounds.

Leatherwood Memorial Park and Recreation Area and Brashearville/Battle of Leatherwood Site
606-675-6741
526 Blue Goose Hollow Rd., Cornettsville, KY 41731
Civil War re-enactment held in October, includes a reconstructed community.

Peace Garden
North Main St., Hazard, KY 41701

Events

Annual Crockettsville Charity Trail Ride and Concert
Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride started in 2008 by Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, formerly known as Halfway to Hazard. The event features a local talent, an all-star concert and an ATV trail ride through Kentucky terrain while raising money and awareness for the Buckhorn Children & Family Services Charity. It is a wonderful, family oriented event that benefits a great cause.

586 Hwy 315
Booneville, Ky. 41314
General Info: 606-438-2180
Camping: 606-216-4862
http://www.crockettsville.com/
http://www.chadwarrix.com/

Summer in the Park at Bobby Davis Park

Independence Day Fish Fry and Fireworks

Battle of Leatherwood Re-Enactment
(606) 675-6741
This annual reenactment of the Civil War battle fought over the Brashear Salt works on October 19, 1862. Reenactment takes place annually the fourth weekend in October at the field beside the Cornettsville Fire Department.

For a Calendar of Events click here

Wildlife & Sightseeing

Wildlife Viewing Area
A newly erected wildlife viewing area on Jewel Ridge (Route 463) in southern Perry County is a great place to view elk as well as bears, deer, and turkey. Fall is the best time to view the elk and hear their bugling. The wildlife viewing area is open year-round.

Bobby Davis Memorial Park & Museum
606-439-4325
Mr. Lawrence O. Davis created a “living memorial” for his son, Bobby Davis, and the other young men from Perry County who lost their lives in World War II. Thus, the Bobby Davis Memorial Park was deeded to the City of Hazard on July 1, 1946. A library also operated on the museum's grounds from 1947 until 1967. In 1983, Mr. Davis began work to establish a museum on the park's site, which was dedicated one year later during the Black Gold Festival. The museum, established in 1983, houses local history exhibits, library and archives containing photographs, historical documents, oral history tapes, artifact collections and a gift shop. A peaceful waterfall, constructed by the City of Hazard, graces the plaza in front of the building. The county 4H council maintains an herb garden in the park, which along with benches and tables contribute to the park's serene atmosphere. The park is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral
606-398-7328
Built in 1928, this majestic Cathedral was constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains. It is one of only three remaining buildings of the Witherspoon College campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cathedral features a Hook & Hasting pipe organ as well. Free tours are available by request 9:00am-5:00pm daily.

Mother Goose House
The Mother Goose Building in Hazard is a monument to the imagination and creative genius of George Stacy. Stacy started working on the house in 1935 using a goose skeleton to build the home to scale. The house was completed in 1940 and contains rocks from many US states and Canada. To this day the Goose continues to attract attention worldwide. It's been featured in the New York Times, on the Oprah Winfrey Show and on Home and Garden Television's “Extreme Homes.”

Jewel Ridge Mountain Elk Viewing Station
Take Hwy. 15 S., Exit right on ramp to Hwy. 7, 11.37 miles on 7, turn right onto 699, 7.6 miles, turn left onto 463, travel 5 miles, station on left going up hill.

Wildlife Viewing Area
A newly erected wildlife viewing area on Jewel Ridge (Route 463) in southern Perry County is a great place to view elk as well as bears, deer, and turkey. Fall is the best time to view the elk and hear their bugling. The wildlife viewing area is open year-round.

All Terrain Elk Tours
606-436-2635 or 606-233-7470
Provided by Danny Combs, 18354 KY Hwy 476, Hazard, Ky. 41701
Elk tours at their finest. Each tour personalized just for you. Get closer to the elk than you ever thought possible! Website: allterrainelktours.com

Saddle Up Elk Tours
606-642-3656 or 606-634-3504
Provided by William and Bernice Amburgey, these exciting elk tours include horses and equipment for two people. Tours will last approximately 2 1/2 hours and are held in Knott County off of Highway 80. Dates are flexible. The cost is $70.00 per person, with a maximum number of four people per tour. This is definitely an experience you will never forget. We also offer customized weekend adventures - with horses and camping equipment all included. Visit www.trailsrus.com/saddleuptours for more information.

Perry County Quilt Trail
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Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech version of hide-and-seek where you explore the outdoors in search of hidden treasure and adventure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.

You pronounce it Geo-cashing, like cashing a check. To learn more about geo-cahcing check out this site: http://www.geocaching.com/

Geocaching is deceptively easy. It is one thing to know where a location is shown on a map; it is another to actually try to arrive at that location. Sometimes you cannot navigate directly to a cache by going straight in the direction your GPS receiver points - there might be a river or other obstacle in the way. It is up to you to find the best route to the cache, remembering to respect the environment.

What are the rules in Geocaching?

1. If you take something from the cache, leave something of equal or greater value.

2. Write about your find in the cache logbook.

3. Log your experience at www.geocaching.com.

What is usually in a cache?

In its simplest form, a cache always contains a logbook. The logbook contains information from the owner of the cache, notes from visitors and can contain much valuable, rewarding, and entertaining information. In smaller caches, a logsheet may be used. Larger caches may contain a logbook and any number of more or less valuable items. These items turn the cache into a true treasure hunt. You never know what the owner or other visitors of the cache may have left there for you to enjoy. Remember, if you take something, it is only fair for you to leave something in return.

What should not be placed in a cache?

People of all ages hide and seek caches, so think carefully before placing an item into a cache. Explosives, ammunition, knives, drugs and alcohol should not be placed in a cache. Respect the local laws. Food items are always a bad idea. Animals have better noses than humans, and in some cases caches have been chewed through and destroyed because of food items in a cache.

Fun things to do in Kentucky

Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center Bardstown, KY March-December, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., January-February, Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Last tour offered one hou...
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Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Berea, KY The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features a wide range of Kentucky's outstanding artisan works in its galleries, exhibition and shopping areas. Whether on display in... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Kentucky Derby Museum Louisville, KY There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. Located at Gate 1 of historic Churchill Downs, the Museum presents the traditions and excitement of the "greatest two minutes in spo...
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Lost River Cave Bowling Green, KY There's Only One...Lost River Cave. Lost River Cave offers Kentucky's Only Underground Boat Tour • Butterfly Habitat (Seasonal) • Scenic Nature Trails • K... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Louisville MEGA Cavern & MEGA Zips Louisville, KY You'll hop on a SUV-pulled tram and be joined by a MEGA Cavern expert who will guide your adventure. It's a 60-70 minute tour, strategically lit to enjoy highlights such as: E... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Mark Payton Glass Center Louisville, KY Formerly known as Glassworks, the Mark Payton Glass Center offers guided and self-guided tours, hands-on “walk-in” classes and workshops, a gorgeous gallery of fla... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Moors Resort and Marina Gilbertsville, KY Resting on the northern shores of Kentucky Lake, Moors Resort & Marina offers 37 lakefront and lakeside cottages, duplexes and 4-plexes, all with a view of the lake and wi... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, KY There's Only One...National Corvette Museum. A sinkhole can't stop the National Corvette Museum! Step inside to see over 70 Corvettes in periodic settings including m...
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Art Eatables Louisville, KY You've found the home of Art Eatables®, creator of the Small-batch Bourbon Truffle™ Whether you've come here with intent, or stumbled upon us by happy ac... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Big South Fork Scenic Railway Stearns, KY Take a train ride through the scenic mountains of Southern Kentucky and stop at the historic Blue Heron Mining Camp. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway takes a 14 mi...
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Blue Grass Horse Farm Tours Lexington, KY Horse Farm Tour Enjoy Bluegrass hospitality at its best as you walk behind the gates of a Thoroughbred Horse Farm. Your Certified Tour Guide will escort you through the beau... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Blue Grass Tours and Charters Lexington, KY Blue Grass Tours & Charters in Central Kentucky's oldest tour and travel company. The extensive fleet includes 55 and 47 passenger motorcoaches, executive custom coa... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Cave City Tourism and Convention Commission Cave City, KY Kentucky's Cave Capital is Kentucky's Zipline Capital! Where else can you play underground and above ground too? Eight caves within 45 miles ... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Louisville, KY Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience combines two of America's favorite things, history and Bourbon. Whether you&rsq...
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Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina Grand Rivers, KY Green Turtle Bay is the premier marina resort on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes in Western Kentucky. Our marina resort overlooks beautiful Lake Barkley at the eastern edge of the ... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Habegger's Amish Market Scottsville, KY Habegger's Amish Market is located in the heart of Amish Country in Allen County, surrounded by the community's heart and charm. The market has a wide array of local product... ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

The Hadley Pottery Co. Louisville, KY Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Mary Alice Hadley...Handcrafted American Pottery. Historic Butchertown factory located offers sales & weekday tours. WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Haggard's Flower House Winchester, KY Flower House Florist, Inc. has been proudly serving Winchester since 1975. We are family owned, 3rd generation and operated with 1 location serving the Clark County area. Our ... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Halifax Square Owensboro, KY Local shopping center including Camillus Urgent Care, Chef's kitchen, and Cookie Cutters Hair Salon.

Haney's Appledale Farm Nancy, KY Located in the small community of Nancy, Haney's Appledale Farm has become a staple of South-Central Kentucky. Whether it be a family's tradition of going into the orchards to... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Happy Top Park Beattyville , KY Happy Top park is a beautiful setting for multiple uses. Catch a concert or plan a wedding in the amphitheater overlooking the Birthplace of the Kentucky River. Bring the kids... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Hardin Planetarium Bowling Green, KY Hardin Planetarium's mission is to inspire lifelong learning through interactive experiences that are both inspiring and factually accurate. The audience will be ... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Harlan Country Club Cawood, KY Picturesque mountain setting with native stone and plants. Nine hole golf course, par 34, scope rating 104. Accommodates visitors. WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Harlan County Ridge Runners Evarts, KY The City of Evarts, Ky is presenting a trail ride on November 30th at 10:am leaving from the North Evarts Campground for a 20-25 mile ride with ATV's it will be a guided ride ... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Harman's Antiques and Collectibles Bardstown, KY We carry tools, books, bottles, glassware, bookends, locks, etc. No furniture. Open Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Hart County Barn Quilt Trail Horse Cave, KY In the tradition of quilt trails throughout rural America, the artistry of the traditional quilts has been displayed on backdrops of historic barns and buildings in Hart... ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Hatfield & Mc Coy River Trails Pikeville, KY On weekends Cut-Thru Adventures offers canoeing, paddle boating, tubing, as well as a paintball field. They also offers a picnic area and full service kitchen f... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

Hatfield - McCoy Family Feud Driving Tour Pikeville, KY Are you fascinated by the bloody Hatfield-McCoy feud, a late 19th- century conflict between rival Kentucky and West Virginia families? A visit to Pike County, Ky. will uncover... WEBSITE ADD TO MY TRIP MAP & DETAILS

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