Looking for a taste of the West in the Southeast? Prestonsburg is the perfect mountain destination for those that desire fresh tours that deliver big experiences. While Kentucky is often associated with bourbon and horses, head east and discover a world of mountains, moonshine, music, and magical creatures. Eastern Kentucky is home to the second largest elk population in America. From October to March, groups are escorted to the private lands for prime elk viewing and even learn their calls. Did you know elk often weigh around 700 pounds! These amazing sightings are at their peak during fall foliage.
“We believe every client should receive an experience completely unique to their motorcoach and one that guests couldn’t have any other way than with a bus tour. That’s what separates curated group travel from every other type of travel planning,” says Prestonsburg Tourism’s Executive Director, Samantha Johnson.
While Nashville is often referred to as the birthplace of country music, Eastern Kentucky is the birthplace of country music legends. With iconic names like Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, The Judds, and more all hailing from the hills and hollers along U.S. 23, the corridor was fittingly named the Country Music Highway. Here, groups tour Loretta Lynn’s famous Butcher Holler homeplace. The cabin and coal company built country store is still owned and operated today by the Webb family. Later, guests will be mesmerized by a private tour and performance at the Mountain Arts Center, where Loretta performed to many sold-out crowds. In Prestonsburg, it’s about seeing, feeling, being, and understanding.
While rich in music and history, some may be surprised to learn that Prestonsburg is home to one of the World’s most technologically advanced planetariums. Unique laser and planetarium shows capture the minds of all ages. We don’t skip the all-natural skygazing, though. The Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers a wide variety of outdoor explorations, including elk viewing tours, nature hikes, and guided pontoon rides around Dewey Lake with Park Naturalists. The beauty of Prestonsburg can be explored from all angles and perspectives.
Prestonsburg attractions are truly remarkable, but it is the locals that have guests falling in love and ready to return again and again. Well, that and the food! A free, local step-on guide will remain with your group from arrival to departure. Re-enactors, historians, and entertainers bring every stop to life. Just ask Uncle Shine during Prestonsburg’s staple Moonshine Tour!
Make plans now to visit the Star City of Eastern Kentucky, where they’ll take that curiosity of yours and raise you some Southern hospitality and loads of small-town charm.
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♦ FREE TAKE HOME SWAG BAGS FOR ENTIRE MOTORCOACH
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♦ COMPLIMENTARY ROOMS FOR DRIVER & GUIDE
♦ COMPLIMENTARY FAM TOUR
Call 1-800-844-4704 or 606-886-1341 to start planning. Don’t forget to ask about group pricing options.