We say, “Load up the coach and come visit Prestonsburg” We have set the Stage for Music Entertainment and heritage tours. Our Mountain Arts Center is the home of Billie Jeans’ Kentucky Opry, the best show this side of Branson. Other shows are the Front Porch Pickin’, national recording stars, talent searches, and regular country, bluegrass and gospel performances.
The Jenny Wiley Theatre located at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is nationally acclaimed for rotating drama and musicals during the Summer. Spend an enchanted evening under the stars.
Music is just a way of life here in Prestonsburg. Local restaurants host the best- of- the- best local singing and pickin’ during the week days throughout the year, including Tuesday Nights Song Writers Night. Some of these talented folks have formed bands or combos and are available anytime for custom made performances for tour groups. The “Moon Shine Band” and the “ Big Sandy River Boat Band” combine old fashion country and Dixie land sounds.
The daytime heritage attractions are highlighted by a visit to, Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Hollow Home, the 100 year old Mayo Methodist Church, the Mountain Homeplace, the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum which highlights the famous country music stars who grew up here; Billy Ray Cyrus, The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall, the late Keith Whitley and Gary Stewart, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Dwight Yoakam, and Patti Loveless.
Also included on the daytime tours are; the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, the Middle Creek National battle Field site, The Samuel May House, once a recruiting station during the Civil War.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park features rustic lodging facilities and full service restaurant availability. See the art of “moon shinning”, take a boat ride, have a Bar-B-Q Dinner, and kick back to the sounds of the Moon Shine Band. Do not miss the elk viewing tours.
During the day, special meals are prepared at the lunchtime attractions. The evening meals are at four suburb restaurants. There are four other modern hotels to choose your lodging. The Tourism Staff will help devise an itinerary and provide free step-on guide service. Explore our Web site at www.prestonsburgky.org. Phone (800) 844-4704.
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