Quality of Life

entertainmentARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The One East Kentucky region is home to dozens of country music legends like Chris Stapleton, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yokum and many more.  It is only fitting that we have an abundant amount of entertainment options.  Whether you are interested in local festivals, arts & crafts, nationally known music performers or an off-Broadway show, you will find it here.  And if History is your forte, we are home to the classic feud between the Hatfields & McCoys, as seen on the popular History Channel mini-series.


outdoor recreationOUTDOOR RECREATION

The Great Outdoors!  East Kentucky has an abundance of outdoor recreation and activities.  The Breaks Interstate Park boasts the nations deepest gorge east of the Grand Canyon; Natural Bridge State Park is home to a wonder of nature and invites rock climbers from around the country; Mountain rivers encourage kayaking and even class 5 whitewater rafting in the fall; Jenny Wiley State Park is home to East Kentucky’s largest lake; Golf enthusiasts will love our courses, especially the mountaintop course at StoneCrest; and of course, all other manner of outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and a growing culture ofcompetitive running.


retail and diningRETAIL & DINING

Two of our cities have the highest retail sales per capita in the state of Kentucky (2007).  From local shops to national big-box stores, much of what you need is close-by.  Of course, you can always take a short drive to Lexington, KY, Charleston, WV, or Kingsport, TN for even more retail options.  We are also blessed to have local restaurateurs serving up delectable dishes around the region.  From seasonal favorites at the Blue Raven in Pikeville, dining at the Brickhouse in Prestonsburg or taking in Hawaiian flavors at Lizzie B’s restaurant and microbrewery, we are sure to be able to satisfy your cravings!


educationEDUCATION

Educational opportunities are plentiful in the mountains, with focus on the healthcare industry.  The University of Pikeville boasts the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Elliot School of Nursing and the latest $60 Million addition, the Kentucky School of Optometry.  The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has three colleges with a total of 9 campuses in the region: Big Sandy, Hazard and Southeast Community & Technical Colleges.  These schools focus on workforce ready training and certificates.  Add to that the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, and you can see why our workforce is considered the most highly skilled and readily available in the state!  Additionally, Alice Lloyd College, Morehead State University and Sullivan University have campuses within the region.  MSU’s main campus is just an hour from the area.


neighborhoodsNEIGHBORHOODS

Living in the One East Kentucky region is a delightful experience.  Each community has a uniqueness of it’s own.  From annual festivals to highly ranked local schools and public parks to subdivisions with breathtaking views, you can find a community that fits your personal taste.  These communities are proud of their history and friendly to those who join their neighborhood.



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Appalachian Artisan Center

30 W Main Street
Hindman, KY 41822
United States
(P) (606) 785-9855

Artists Collaborative Theatre

207 N. Patty Loveless Dr.
Elkhorn City, KY 41522
United States
(P) (606) 754-4228

Blue Raven

211 Main St
Pikeville, KY 41501
United States
(P) 606-509-BLUE (2

Breaks Interstate Park

627 Commission Circle
Breaks, VA 24607
United States
(P) (276) 865-4413

Buckhorn Lake State Park

4441 Ky Hwy. 1833
Buckhorn, KY 41721
United States
(P) (606) 398-7510

Carr Creek State Park

2086 Smithboro Rd., HWY 15
Sassafras, KY 41759
United States
(P) (606) 642-4050

Country Music Highway Museum

100 Stave Branch
Staffordsville, KY 41256
United States
(P) (800) 542-5790

Cumberland Gap

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965
United States
(P) (606) 248-2817

Daniel Boone National Forest

1700 Bypass Rd
Winchester, KY 40391
United States
(P) (859) 745-3100

Eagle Ridge Golf Course

1410 Golf Course Road
Louisa, KY 41230
United States
(P) (866) 906-7888

East Kentucky Expo Center

126 MAIN STREET
PIKEVILLE, KY 41501
United States
(P) 606-444-5500

Elk Viewing Tours

75 Theatre Ct
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States

Fishtrap Lake State Park

2204 Fishtrap Rd.
Shelbiana, KY 41562
United States
(P) (502) 564-2172

Hatfield & McCoy Feud Tour

831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY
United States
(P) (800) 844-7453

Hatfield McCoy Adventures

243 Main St.
Pikeville, KY 41501
United States
(P) 606-424-0321

Jenny Wiley State Park

75 Theatre Ct.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
(P) (606) 889-1790

Jenny Wiley Theatre

121 Theatre Ct
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
(P) 606-886-9274

Kentucky Mist Moonshine Distillery

128 East Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858
United States
(P) (606) 633-8886

Kingdom Come State Park

502 Park Rd.
Cumberland, KY 40823
United States
(P) (606) 589-2478

Knott County Sportsplex

450 Kenny Champion
Loop Leburn, KY 41831
United States
(P) 1-606-785-5932

Knott County Trail Ride: Horseback Riding

450 Kenny Champion
Loop Leburn, KY 41831
United States
(P) 1-606-785-5932

Lizzy B’s Café & Bakery

2010 Ky Route 321
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
(P) (606) 886-2844

McGuire’s Brickhouse

358 South Central Ave
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
(P) 606-886-0909

Mountain Arts Center

50 Hal Rogers Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
(P) (606) 886-2623

Mountain Homeplace

Kentucky Rte 2275
Staffordsville, KY 41256
United States
(P) (606) 297-1850

Natural Bridge State Park

2135 Natural Bridge Rd.
Slade, KY 40376
United States
(P) 606-663-2214

Paintsville Lake State Park

1551 KY 2275
Staffordsville, KY 41256
United States
(P) (606) 297-8486

Paintsville Tourism

100 Stave Branch
Staffordsville, KY 41256
United States
(P) (800) 542-5790

Pikeville Tourism

243 Main St.
Pikeville, KY 41501
United States
(P) (606) 606-2824

Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail

US 23 to US 119
Whitesburg, KY 41858
United States
(P) (606) 589-2479

Raven Rock Golf Course

586 Cs-2072
Jenkins, KY 41537
United States
(P) (606) 832-2955

StoneCrest Golf Course

918 Clubhouse Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
(P) (606) 886-1006

White Lightening Zip Line

243 Main St.
Pikeville, KY 41501
United States
(P) 606-424-0321

Whitewater Rafting Elkhorn City

831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
United States
(P) (800) 844-7453

Yatesville Lake State Park

2667 Pleasant Ridge Road
Louisa, KY 41230
United States
(P) (606) 673-1492