The portion of the Appalachian Mountains that
stretches through northern and eastern Kentucky is easily one of the most
scenic spots in the United States. With these stunning mountain ranges as a backdrop, you’ll find grand
adventure and a friendly welcome always waiting for you in the Kentucky
Enjoy your stay or drop by for the day at one of our scenic mountain and mountain/lake
state parks including Carter Caves State Resort Park. Fish, boat, hike, take an
RV ride or follow some of the finest
horse trails in Kentucky through lush forests. Tour a cave or enjoy world-class
golf on one of the remarkably scenic mountaintop courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park.
Experience Broke Leg Falls, a 60- foot natural water fall, and the wonder of the
renowned Red River Gorge.
Appalachian arts, history, crafts, music and culture are celebrated and honored
in our festivals, museums, arts centers and historic sites including the Highland
Museum and Discovery Center, national Kentucky Folk Arts Center, Coal Miners Museum,
Mountain HomePlace, an actual Civil war era working farm as it was from 1850-1875.
Enjoy live performances at the historic Paramount Arts Center. Explore Appalachia’s contribution to the music of America at the US 23 Country Music Highway
museum, enjoy our local cuisine and shop for unique gifts and Appalachian arts from
local Kentucky artists.
For a memory-making, affordable vacation in the heart of the U.S.A, make plans to
visit the friendly and welcoming Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky.