Wouldn’t you rather VACATION in the CENTER of it all?
Lake Barkley is host to many attractions like our 22-acre water park, Mineral Mound State Park 18 hole Golf Course and the Rose Hill Museum. Lake Barkley’s convenient location, in the middle of western Kentucky, makes getting anywhere quick and easy. We’re loaded with fun and entertainment for the entire family and close to everything!

Adsmore House & Gardens
304 N Jefferson St
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.

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

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 “Steam boatingon the Cumberland.” Discover what life was like 100 years ago. Open weekdays.

Cave-In Rock Ferry
KY 91 North, Marion

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
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.
Floodwall Murals
Paducah Riverfront
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.
Eddy Grove Vineyard & Timberdoodle Restaurant
300 Martin Rd. (off KY 293)
Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-5 – Tasting Room & Timberdoodle Lunches: Wednesday – Friday 11 -4, Saturday 12 -4 Dinner by reservation only: Friday & Saturday 5-8pm
Kentucky Kayak Kountry
040 JH O’Bryan Ave
Grand Rivers
Paddle sports/recreation, sales & rental of canoes and kayaks. Guided trips on Saturday
KY Lake Motor Speedway
957 Truck Plaza Ln
Calvert City
Super late models, open wheel modified and limited sportsmen plus special events. Sprint cars as well. 3/8-mile, clay oval track. Most races scheduled for Friday or Saturday.

Kentucky Opry Show
US Highway 641

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.
Kentucky State Penitentiary
Standing high above Lake Barkley, the KY State Penitentiary looks more like a medieval castle than it does a prison, which prompted the nickname "The Castle on the Cumberland." The Castle is the only maximum security prison in KY and houses all death row inmates. Although tours are not permitted, the prison is worth the trip to see the facility. Rose Hill Museum is across the street and houses artifacts and history of the prison.
Kuttawa Nature Trail
The Trail starts on Lake Barkley Drive in old Kuttawa. Vacationers will find a peaceful setting with over 3 miles of hiking and biking trails. Located across from the new Kuttawa public boat ramp.
Land Between The Lakes
100 Van Morgan Dr
Golden Pond

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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
Mineral Mound
State Park Golf Course

48 Finch Lane, Eddyville
270-388-3673 or 866-904-7888
Enjoy our challenging 18-hole, par 72 golf course! The front 9 holes are situated in a wooded area. The back 9 offer beautiful lake views with several holes flanked by water. The No.11 plays over a beautiful lake inlet. The park also has a picnic area, a fishing pier and a boat ramp. The facility has a magnificent new pro shop that boasts scenic views from atop a hill overlooking Lake Barkley and offers rental carts, clubs, and merchandise.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St Paducah

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
7,000 sq. ft. facility, antiques, country primitives, one-of-a-kind decor. Open 7 days a week.
Rose Hill Museum
KY 730, Eddyville
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
Branson-style music show with a professional cast of singers, dancers and a live band
Venture River Water Park
Park Place off US 62
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!

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When you visit Lake Barkley stop by our Tourism offices at Exit 40 (82 Days Inn Drive) for your free gift.

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