10 Things to Do in Prestonsburg That You Shouldn't Miss

November 17, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Prestonsburg is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,255 at the time of the 2010 census, down from 3,612 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Prestonsburg

1. Mountain Arts Center

50 Hal Rogers Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653-2117 +1 606-889-9125
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5 based on 33 reviews

Mountain Arts Center

Reviewed By Petersgirltpe - Elliott Co., KY

We have been to multiple concerts here. It has great acoustics and is small enough that there really isn't a bad seat.

2. Loretta Lynn's Home

Millers Creek Rd, Butcher Hollow, Van Lear, KY 41265 +1 606-789-3397
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Loretta Lynn's Home

The four-room cabin where country music divas Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle grew up is open to visitors.

Reviewed By Love2TravelUS - Winchester, Kentucky

This was a very worthwhile stop. We arrived in Van Lear and stopped at the Webb Country Store to inquire about a tour, and was given directions to get to the house. Roads are paved, except for the driveway. The roads are very very narrow in places, so use caution traveling to Butcher Hollow. Once we reached the house, parking was very close to the porch steps. The home sets on the side of a hill, it takes you back to another era. As I approached the porch, there was an older gentlemen who welcomed me, he was Loretta's brother Herman. The tour costs $5 per person and was given by Herman, we couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. The home is very small, a front room, bedroom, and kitchen. Most of the furniture that is in the home is original, the few pieces that aren't Herman told us where they came from. If you are a Loretta Lynn fan, then this is a must stop location. We walked through the home with Herman and then I went back through again to take pictures. It was a very good visit!

3. Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow

Millers Creek Road, Off Millers Creek Road, Paintsville, KY 41265 +1 606-297-1469
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow

Birthplace of Loretta Lynn. When Loretta Lynn belted, "Well, I was born a coal miner's daughter/In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Hollow," it not only skyrockted "The Queen of Country Music" to additional fame outside the realm of country music fans, but it merited her the everlasting respect of every person connected directly or indirectly with coal mining or mountain life. Visit Butcher Hollow, located in scenic Johnson County. Loretta's brother, Herman Webb, is curator of the Butcher Hollow Home.

Reviewed By mommajude74 - Beattyville, Kentucky

Seeing Loretta's home place brought back memories of my own childhood. Being from Johnson County, I had never visited Butcher Hollow. So glad I did. After seeing her home, I realized that she was so much better off than my own family were. We didn't live in a company house. I love the smell of the place, the beauty and serenity of sitting on the front porch. A true image of life at that time. A must see! And I met a couple from "Up North" as we from Eastern KY say...

4. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

75 Theatre Ct, Prestonsburg, KY 41653-7714 +1 606-886-2711
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4 based on 111 reviews

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Reviewed By Sailor W - Lenore, West Virginia

Nice campground, plenty to do. The theater / plays are nice. Very pretty lake. Seasonal elk viewing.

5. Van Lear Historical Society Miners' Museum

78 Millers Crk, Van Lear, KY 41265-8436 +1 606-789-8540
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4 based on 2 reviews

Van Lear Historical Society Miners' Museum

"Eastern Kentucky's Premier Coal-Mining Community of the 1920's and 1930's"

Reviewed By medic803 - Allen, Kentucky

Its a pretty good exhibit, it was just getting ran down. I was suprised to find that there was a soda "jerk-bar" that had been saved from a local phamacmy and moved there. The display and exhibits were nice, but lice a lot in the area. One visit will do it.

6. East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium

1 Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653-1815 +1 606-889-8260
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5 based on 12 reviews

East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium

The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, located on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College has a 3000 square foot exhibit space, a 40 seat classroom, a gift shop, and a 40 foot domed planetarium, seating 85, that is one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States. The Science Center, owned and operated by Big Sandy Community and Technical College, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, with planetarium shows at 2:00 and laser shows at 3:15. On Saturday there is an added planetarium show at 12:30.

Reviewed By Nicoleta D - Berea, Kentucky

As a part of a summer program, my team and I had a wonderful opportunity of visiting the East Kentucky Science Center. We watched a wonderful 30 minutes laser show and the night sky in the Planetarium. My favorite part was looking at the stars and learning about different constellations. Ideal place for learning about stars, technology, and the universe.

7. Jenny Wiley Theatre

121 Theatre Ct, Prestonsburg, KY 41653-7717 +1 877-225-5598
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Jenny Wiley Theatre

Jenny Wiley Theatre is a year-round professional theatre offering Broadway style musicals, comedies, historical dramas and children's theatre at both JWT's Prestonsburg and Pikeville, KY locations. Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre is located off US 23, The Country Music Highway, in Prestonsburg in the picturesque Jenny Wiley State Resort Park during the summer months of June through August, and the new indoor Mainstage Theatre located in the heart of downtown Pikeville, KY.

Reviewed By thebossladytravels - Pikeville, Kentucky

Nice outdoor venue. The staff overall was very nice. (With the exception of the sound engineer). Visited for a Dance under the Stars event and it was very nice. I was impressed enough to come back for an actual play.We hope that you will come back and see us again this year!

8. Middle Creek National Battlefield

Intersection KY 114 & KY 404 / Mountain Parkway, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 +1 606-886-1341
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Middle Creek National Battlefield

Reviewed By EOMoby - South fork TX

I occasionally stop here when in the area. Ky Route 114 goes through the battlefield just off US 23 near Prestonsburg. You turn right off the highway into the property and find yourself in the middle of the historical displays. There are several sign displays to describe the battle between Union & CSA forces in January 1862 and how the outcome lead to Union control of the Big Sandy Valley.

9. Daffodils Boutique

165 W Court St, Prestonsburg, KY 41653-1360 +1 606-886-0007
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5 based on 4 reviews

Daffodils Boutique

Friendly atmosphere and wonderful shopping at Daffodils Boutique! We have lots of gift ideas and great clothing lines. We also carry Brighton, Vera Bradley and Alex and Ani!

Reviewed By Kickin A

Daffodil's is a jewel in the heart of Prestonsburg. Their inventory is constantly changing and they carry lots of accessories, jewelry and even things for pets! If need something cute for a night out or a gift while you're in town, stop in and visit Daffodils.

10. Wildfire Designs KY

202 Irene St, Ste 103, Prestonsburg, KY 41653-8080 +1 606-791-3914
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5 based on 4 reviews

Wildfire Designs KY

Reviewed By Misha C

I love to see what new things they come up with. It's my goto place for gifts for any occasion and especially if I am looking for something unique. Never fails to please and impress!!

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