The Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area has many attractions, events, activities and entertainment and fun for the whole family that are FREE!

Kentucky Lake is one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. It’s a fun place, with 160,000 surface acres and 2,300 miles of shoreline it’s free just to come see it.. Kentucky Lake accommodates water activities including fishing, boating, skiing, and also wildlife viewing. Western Kentucky has golfing, shopping, dining, antiques, crafts, hiking, biking, hunting, camping, and other attractions. Western Kentucky and Kentucky Lake is a great choice for your next vacation.

Stuff that is Free to do around here…

  • Stroll by beautiful Kentucky lake at Kentucky Dam Village
  • Bike ride the trails at Land Between the Lakes
  • Go Fishing!
  • See the Art Galleries in Paducah
  • Walk down by the flood wall and see the Beautiful Murals
  • Check out the all the antique stores. There are about 100.
  • Take a drive by the lakes and look around
  • Visit Kentucky Dam
  • See our list of Historic Sites many are free to visit
  • Attend the Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass for free concerts the first Friday night of each month at the Kentucky Opry.

Many area attractions and events festivals and the like are free. See our newsletter for a list

No trip here is complete without visiting Land Between the Lakes (LBL)with its 300 miles of shoreline, 170,000 acres of forest, and 200 miles of trails for biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, camping and OHV. There are water parks, horseback riding, camping and great golf courses!

Paducah, Kentucky is a quaint river town that offers an abundance of events, festivals, museums, antiques, quilts, shopping, art galleries, history, entertainment, nightlife and the famous Historic Riverfront and Floodwall Murals. Take a trip downtown and stroll along tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks past turn-of-the-century buildings filled with antiques andamp; quilt shops, boutiques, coffee and specialty shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants. Paducah is also home to the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society.

The Artist Relocation Program: Paducah has created an environment where the arts and artists flourish. Visit the studios and galleries of artists for free! renowned atists from around the world have moved to this historic neighborhood to be a part of a cutting edge arts program reminiscent of the European colonies of old.

Lowertown features specialty shops, exquisite cuisine and gourmet coffee and teas. (Which are not free).