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KENTUCKY
FIVE THINGS NOT TO
MISS:

* Jenny Wiley State Resort Park,
Prestonsburg, features the
May Lodge plus a lake with
boat slips.
* Mountain Arts Center,
Prestonsburg, includes a
1,054-seat theater plus a
recording studio.
* East Kentucky Science Center
& Planetarium, Prestonsburg,
features educational facilities,
including an exhibit hall.
* Samuel May House
Living History Museum,
Prestonsburg, is centered by a
historic home built in 1817.
* Jenny Wiley Theatre, a
Prestonsburg destination that
stages musicals, comedies and
historical dramas.

ABOVE: The stone arch known as Natural Bridge in Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Kentucky allows
visitors to walk across the top of the Appalachian Mountain arch.

4. Floyd County (Prestonsburg, Allen
City)

5. Powell County (Slade, Bowen,
Clay City)

Peek into Appalachian living in Floyd
County, Kentucky, where heritage is
rooted with art, history and adventure.
From adventure trails and nature's grace
welcoming you in to country music legends to top technological science and entertainment centers, this isn't the eastern
Kentucky you've seen on TV.
"Floyd County is a place that will make
you feel the freedom of childhood," says
Samantha West, the executive director of
Prestonsburg Tourism. "We encourage you
to slow down, say yes to adventure and
enjoy the creation of new memories."

Powell County, Kentucky, is home to the
beautiful Slade, which houses the famed
Natural Bridge State Resort Park and the
legendary Red River Gorge. This area
boasts some scenic views, and outdoor
experiences are around every corner, making Powell County an adventure seeker's
dream as well as a fun-filled outdoor
weekend destination for families.
"This area is thriving thanks to social
media," says Miranda Fallen, executive director of the Powell County Tourism Commission. "New businesses and attractions
are opening, new cabins-even tree-houses-are being built. Slade welcomes you to
get away and get back to nature."

Jenny Wiley Marina is part of the lure of the Kentucky resort state park of the same name.
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FIVE THINGS NOT
TO MISS:
* Natural Bridge State
Resort Park, featuring
trails, restaurant and
lodging.

* Kentucky Reptile Zoo,
a destination in Slade
that specializes in
venomous reptiles.
* Scenic Byway drive
through Red River
Gorge Geological
Area, cutting through
the man-made Nada
Tunnel.
* Hiking/climbing in the
Red River Gorge/Daniel
Boone National Forest.
* Eating at one of
the locally owned
restaurants along KY
11, including Miguel's
Pizza, La Cabaña
Mexican Restaurant
and Red River
Smokehouse.


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