Eastern Kentucky Tourism

Supporting local tourism, exploration, and activities

With breathtaking views and state parks numbering in the double digits, Eastern Kentucky is an essential destination for adventure seekers. SOAR works with our region’s chambers, parks, tourism boards, and nonprofits to draw residents and visitors alike to enjoy everything we have to offer.

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Explore Eastern Kentucky

There’s so much to do and see in the 14,000-square-mile region locals call Daniel Boone country. Whether you prefer to spend time in nature’s playground or enjoy the finer things in life, there are adventures to be had in Eastern Kentucky. It’s a destination worth adding to your travel itinerary.

Get out on the water

You can get your fill of boating, fishing, kayaking, and even wildlife watching on the half a dozen lakes that call Eastern Kentucky home. There’s no better way to enjoy the water than on one of our region’s vast lakes.

Walk the sites

Stroll in famous Kentuckians’ footsteps by following the Country Music Highway, visiting Loretta Lynn’s birthplace, and seeing the notorious Hatfield and McCoy feud sites in Eastern Kentucky.

Hike and camp

Get a taste of unspoiled wilderness, breathtaking views, and the best that hiking has to offer when you visit any one of our region’s state parks. With plenty of spots to camp or bunk, it’s adventure tourism at its finest.

Access attractions

Experience fine dining, shopping, golf courses, spas, and festivals throughout the region. Music, theater, and art are close to home, too, with exceptional venues and talent scattered throughout the region.

EKY Remote & Golf Package

Attention, golf enthusiasts!

Take a swing atop the pristine mountaintops and ridges at three of the most unique golf courses in Eastern Kentucky…

Introducing the first-ever Eastern Kentucky Golf Package.

The Essential Guide to Destination Tourism in EKY

The Essential Guide to Destination Tourism in Eastern Kentucky

Tourism brings $60 million to Appalachia every year.

And Eastern Kentucky is in a prime position to grab a bigger piece of that pie. From outdoor adventures, to unique retail and dining, to entertainment — we’ve got it all.

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