Western Region Experiences
MB Roland Distillery, 137 Barkers Mill Rd., Pembroke
Backwoods BBQ, I-24 exit 4.Paducah
AQS Quiltweek FALL, Paducah, Kentucky, Sept. 13-16. Hundreds of Beautiful Quilts. World Renowned Quiltmaking Instructors. Aisles of Fabrics, Machines, and Quilting Supplies. For more information, visit quiltweek.com or call 270.898.7903.
Kenlake State Resort Park, US 68/KY 80; 1,800 acres; www.parks.ky.gov; 270.474.2211; 800.325.0143. Park Features: pool, picnic shelters, playgrounds, trails, marina, open and covered slips, ramp, rental pontoons, fishing and ski boats, shuffleboard, planned recreation, handicapped facilities, 3D archery range. Some facilities are seasonal. Lodging: Lodge: 48 rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms, recreation room, gift shop. Cottages, 34 cottages from one bedroom to three-bedroom. Open year-round. Camping: 90 sites with utilities, tent camping, service building, snacks; seasonal (reservations available). Golf & Tennis: indoor tennis center and outdoor courts,
Nov. 1–Mar.15, 9–10 pm.
Special Park Events:
•Brunch with the Eagles River Cruise, Jan.
•Lunch with the Eagles River Cruise, Jan.
•Eagle Watch Weekend, Feb.
•Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt, Easter.
•Campers Appreciation, Apr.
•Mother’s Day Buffet, Mother’s Day.
•August 5K, Aug.
•Hot August Blues Festival, Aug.
•Spooky Spooks, Oct.
•Thanksgiving Buffet, Thanksgiving Day.
•New Year’s Party, Dec. 31
River Discovery Center, 117 S Water St., Paducah, 42001; Interactive exhibits tell the story of the Four
Rivers Region, 15-minute film, pilothouse simulator. Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5, Apr.–Nov. Sun. 1–5. Admission $8, seniors $7, ages 3–12 $5. Gift shop. www.riverdiscoverycenter.org; 270.575.9958.
Patti’s 1880’s Restaurant, Hotel B&B, & Shops, I-24 exit 31.
AQS Quiltweek Spring, Paducah, Kentucky, Apr. 26-29. Hundreds of Beautiful Quilts. World Renowned Quiltmaking Instructors. Aisles of Fabrics, Machines, and Quilting Supplies. For more information, visit quiltweek.com or call 270.898.7903.
King Creek Resort and Marina 972 King Creek Rd. I-24 exit 25., Benton, 42025. Family owned & operated lakeside resort hotel with all cottages lakefront or rear deck lakeview with calm water off the main lake; your private escape from crowds. Quiet & secluded family/fishing atmosphere with 8 cottages – 4 3-bedroom 2-bath, 3 2-bedroom, and 1 1-bedroom – all lakefront or lakeview. Sandy beach with 2 lakefront sundecks. 50 campsites, camp store, shower house, playground, 1 free paddle boat & row boat. Full service marina – dock & boat rentals
including bass tracker brand fishing boat, fishing & leisure pontoons, 1 speedboat & 1 deck boat with 150 hp optimax. Feb. 10- Nov. 25. Rates range $100-$260.
The National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson St., Paducah, 42001. Over 13,000 square feet of
rotating exhibits featuring quilts and fiber art. Stained glass art, wooden quilt, award-winning gift shop and more! Open year-round Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Mar.–Nov. Sun.1–5; admission $11. www.quiltmuseum.org; 270.442.8856
Kirchhoff’s Bakery and Deli, 118 Market House Sq.Paducah, 42001
A Chocolate Affair, Janice Mason Art Museum; Feb., Cadiz
Aurora’s Kentucky Lake Cottages, 16918 US Hwy. 68 E, Aurora, 42048. ½ mile from Kentucky Lake, LBL. Large fully furnished 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages, motel rooms and mobile homes. Excellent for groups and reunions. Pool, games, pavilion, grills. Rates range from $52-$160. Mon.-Sat. 9-8, Sun. 3-5. www.kylakecottages.com; reservations 270.474.8000.
Venture River Water Park, 280 Park Pl., Eddyville, 42038; I-24 exit 40. Mantanascar, a multi-lane speed racer, 360,000-gallon wave pool, Action River, 5 body slides, 4 tubes slides, family slides, Cliffhanger, two kiddie
pools, sand volleyball, concessions. FREE tubes. FREE parking. www.ventureriver.com; 270.388.7999.
Doe’s Eat Place, 136 Broadway.Paducah
National Eclipse viewing in Hopkinsville. NationalEclipse.com
Sportsmans Lodge, Campgrounds &Marina I-24 exit 25, 12710 US Hwy. 68 E, Benton, 42025. At Jonathan Creek Bridge. Open late Mar.-Oct., Motel open year-round. Rates range $57-$265. Motel rooms, cottages, fishing cabins, improved campsites (overnight, seasonal & yearly), primitive tent sites, bath/shower house, full service marina with slip & boat rentals. www.sportsmans-lodge.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 800.733.6716; 270.354.8333.