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Prestonsburg, KY Area Guide

The Brookshire Inn & Suites 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.

Entertainment/Events/Recreation:

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 or www.jwtheatre.com

Paddle Fest is an Adventurous paddle down the Levisa Fork. A 16.4 mile journey! Bring your own kayak or conoe with you and launch in the river behind Billy Ray's. Watercraft rentals are available. Lunch and shuttle transportation provided with $10 fee. 2017 Dates: May 27, June, 24, July 22, August 26, September 23

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

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

Elk Tours were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997-2003 approximately 1,513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is sponsoring seasonal elk tours in the Spring and Fall at a cost of $30/person or $15/children 12 and under. This fee includes your transportation via van to the viewing sites and continental breakfast.


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

Attractions

Big Sandy Community and Techincal College
Carl D. Perkins Job Core Training Center
David Appalachian Arts and Crafts
Dewy Lake
East KY Expo Center - Pikeville
East KY Science Center & Planetarium
Elk Tours
Jenny Wiley State Park
Jenny Wiley Theater
May House
Mountain Arts Center
Pin Zone Bowling Alley & Inflatables
Rainer Racing Museum
Stone Crest Golf Course

Dining

Arbys
Billy Rays
Charley's Subs
Dairy Cheer
Dairy Queen
El Aluze Grande (Mexican)
El Rodeo Grande (Mexican)
Giovannis Pizza
Hardees
Hoberts Pizzeria
KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
Little Ceasers
Lizzie B's Cafe & Bakery
Long John Silvers
McDonalds
McGuires BrickHouse
Papap John's
Peking
Pin N Poke (BBQ)
Pizza Hut
Roma Italiano Cucina
Sandys Resturant  & Catering
Subway
Taco Bell
Wendys

Shopping

Big Lots
Cato's
Daffodill's
​Earl Castle Jewelry
​Factory Connection
Game Stop
Harley Davidson Motorcycle Shop
Lad N Lassie
Little Rascals
Ky Mountain Bride
Ritchie Hallmark
Shoe Show
Shoe Sensation
Southern Hospitality Antiques and Gifts
Village Boutique
Wal-Mart

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 – bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Carl D. Perkins Job Core - Career Training Center, 7 Miles - 1-800-733-JOBS - A No - Cost Education & Career Technical Training Program, Administrated by the U. S. Dept of Labor for People of Ages 16-24. carldperkins.jobcorps.gov

East KY Science Center & Planetariumlocated on the campus of BSCTC.
606-889-0303 – www.wedoscience.org

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 Bureauis located on Main Street.
Visit - www.prestonsburgky.org 606-886-1341

  
 
 
Saturday September 23, 2017