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Prestonsburg, Kentucky Area Attractions
The Brookshire Inn of Prestonsburg, Kentucky has many areas of interest for the business or the leisure traveler.
Prestonsburg was the first town in the Big Sandy Valley and the first County Seat in all of Eastern Kentucky. Prestonsburg is the Star City of Eastern KY which symbolizes the gateway for hospitality.
The Mountain Arts Center, adjacent to hotel, is a 1050 seat music entertainment theater with state-of-the-art lights and sound. The MAC is open year round offering bluegrass, gospel, country performances and national headliners. The MAC is home of our Kentucky Opry. Tickets can be obtained by calling 606-886-2623 or 1-888-MAC-ARTS. www.macarts.com
Jenny Wiley State Park is approximately 5 miles from the hotel. The park offers picnic facilities, horseback riding, boating, camping, elk sighting tours, outdoor historical drama, and a host of other events. This Resort is known by its 1,100 acre Dewey Lake. Visit www.parks.ky.gov
Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival celebrates the heritage of frontier East Kentucky with live music, food, arts & crafts, turtle races, a parade and much more. The Festival is held the 2nd week in October in downtown Prestonsburg. 606-886-2335
Highland Folk Festival is traditional mountain folk music held the third weekend in September at the Mountain Arts Center. 606-886-1341
The East KY Fair is held at Thunder Ridge Race Way on the first weekend in August. This fair is combined of entertainment, carnivals, vendors, car and horse shows and is held to honor 5 surrounding counties, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin & Pike. 886-2734
StoneCrest Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course built on a breathtaking mountain top overlooking Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and the city of Prestonsburg. Golf packages available. 606-886-1006 or visit www.stonecrestky.com
Prestonsburg Sportspark and Equine Center includes baseball, softball, and soccer fields, and new facilities including a show ring, seating and 200 stables. These provisions help conduct multi-day events. 606-886-6390
Kentucky Apple Festival held in the first weekend of October located in downtown Paintsville. Crafters come from all over the United States to sell their hand made crafts at the Apple Festival. Hosted by Paintsville Tourism. 20 miles away - www.kyapplefest.org
Other Points of Interest:
Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 5 miles 606-886-3863 Serves a five county region with classes offered in 4 locations. 606-886-3863 www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu
East KY Science Center & Planetarium located on the campus of BSCTC.
Highlands Regional Medical Center consists of 100 physicians and medical specialists. HRMC just opened their Cancer Center and Center for Autism. 606-886-8511 or visit www.hrnc.org
Prestonsburg Conventions and Visitors Bureau is located on Main Street.
Pikeville, Kentucky Area Attractions
The Brookshire Inn of Pikeville, Kentucky has many areas of interest for the business or the leisure traveler.
The East Kentucky Exposition Center is the host to numerous stars, shows and specialty events. Tickets can be obtained from Ticket Master or the Expo Center: www.eastkyexpo.com Check with hotel (888-433-1107) for promotional event room rates.
The Breaks Interstate Park, located about 35 miles from the Brookshire, offers stunning views, hiking, paddle boats, water bikes, and guided horseback rides. Visit www.breakspark.com
for more information.
White Water Rafting, Breaks Interstate Park. Experience class five rapids on the Russell Fork River in a raft, kayak, or canoe. You can also contact www.Hatfield-McCoy Resort.com.for more information.
Hillbilly Days of Pikeville, Kentucky. A fantastic festival held each year in April that is the host to over 100,000 people. The festival is a joint effort of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Shriners. Monies raised support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, Kentucky.
Hatfield-McCoy Marathon. The event is scheduled as part of the infamous feuding Hatfields and McCoys Reunion Festival. The unique course attracts runners from all over America.
Jenny Wiley State Park is approximately 25 miles from the hotel. The park offers picnic facilities, horseback riding, boating, camping and a host of other events. Call 1-606-889-1790.
Fishtrap Lake and Wildlife Center. Located within 25 miles of Pikeville, the park offers picnic shelters, volleyball areas, hiking, biking and horseback trails. Check www.trailsrus.com
for the Levisa Fork Trail information.
Elkhorn City, host to Bushwhacking 2009. This is a 3 day civil-war reenactment and has become an annual event usually in May. Information can be obtained at elkhorncity.org
Raven Rock Golf Course, Jenkins, KY: call 606-832-2955 or golflink.com
Other Points of Interest:
Pikeville College, Pikeville, KY. Visit www.pc.edu
.or call 606-218-5250.
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, established in 1997. One of the top 20 medical schools in the nation in rural medicine according to US News and World Report 2009. Learn more about the college at www.pc.edu
. or call 606-218-5250
Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Pikeville Campus. Call 606-218-2060, 1-888-641-4132 or visit www.bigsandy.ketes.edu