The portion of
the Appalachian Mountains that stretches through the greater part of northern and eastern Kentucky
is easily one of the most scenic areas 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 Appalachian region.
Enjoy your stay or drop by for the day at one of
our scenic mountain and mountain/lake state parks including the popular 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
and other amazing natural places. Tour a cave or enjoy world-class golf
on one of the remarkably scenic mountaintop courses at Carter Caves State
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 and an actual Civil war
era working farm as it was in
the 19th century, roughly from 1850-1875.
Enjoy live performances at the historic
Paramount Arts Center and
other regional entertainment spots. Listen to the music of Appalachia and explore its
contribution to American
culture 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.