The 10 Best Things to Do in Hopkinsville, United States

February 27, 2018 Deane Carmody

Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 31,577.
Restaurants in Hopkinsville

1. Casey Jones Distillery

2815 Witty Ln, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-8162 +1 270-839-9987
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5 based on 110 reviews

Casey Jones Distillery

Crafting true corn whisky in the tradition of Golden Pond, KY using an authentic Casey Jones Still at Casey Jones Distillery, Hopkinsville, KY. Join us Fridays & Saturdays for tours and tastings, shop awhile in Casey's Corner, relax out back on the porch, or bring your fishing pole and try your luck in the lake. Fun for all ages, our tastings and spirits are only available for those 21+.

Reviewed By chiefchuck102 - Indianapolis, Indiana

This place is a feather in the cap of Hopkinsville. From the moment we pulled up, we were greeted with a warm welcome and an invitation into the shop/tasting room to try about 7 varieties of moonshine and moonaritas. The peach/apple/grape flavored moonshine samples were more my style... the brown moonshine was smooth and the clear moonshine had me sweating :-)

After the tasting, we joined up with some other couples and the grandson of the original Casey Jones distiller, AJ, showed us around the operation, including a look at THE still, the barrels, and the very hands-on bottling process. Very cool tour, especially coming from the distillery family namesake. The grounds are gorgeous, too. Would love to come back on a cool summer day and listen to some music on the back porch.

We also ordered some drinks from the bar. Nice and strong. Definitely add a shot of moonshine on top of the moonarita.

For as fun and relaxing as the afternoon at Casey Jones was, my favorite part was all the smells :-)

If you’re in hoptown, you should definitely make sure you make a visit to the distillery. Nice people, gorgeous area, and the booze puts it over the top.


2. Griffin's Studio

100 E 6th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3402 +1 270-874-2028
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5 based on 50 reviews

Griffin's Studio

Griffin's Studio is a shop and studio located in the heart of downtown Hopkinsville. At Griffin's Studio you will find a unique shop filled with art and crafts created by over fifty local artisans, jewelry, gifts, home decor, accessories, furniture, children's arts and crafts and more! There is also a studio space where art classes, workshops, birthdays, etc. are offered to people of all ages.

Reviewed By bobkatky - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The owner griffin is a very talented artist and teacher. She hosts public and private painting parties for all ages. Great local gifts as well as unique furniture and original artwork. Jewelry in all price ranges. Her partners have a unique eye for home decor that is sure to make anyone happy. They maintain a wonderful gift registry and have creative children's toys, art supplies and baby items. A must visit. Highly recommend!

3. Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort

602 Christian Quarry Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3138
Excellent
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5 based on 39 reviews

Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort

Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort is a diver exclusive destination for dive training and adventure diving. With a breathtaking 22 acre former limestone quarry and unusually clear spring feed water, Blue Springs offers divers a wide range of adventure. From open water divers to technical diving Blue Springs is the Primer Diving Destination in Kentucky and one of the top sites in the Mid West.

Reviewed By nobodyhomenow

Delightful people, great space. Obviously a labor of love. The owners/operators were super great, super engaged, and very friendly. Reasonable cost, excellent conditions. Get there early, go deep, stay all day. A little murky on the weekends, but beginner divers do that (you did, don't...MoreThanks for your review, we love hearing from our guest on their experience. We look forward to serving you again. Happy Bubbles!!!! Kris Tapp, Co-Owner PSC Blue Springs

4. Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center

U.S. 41 South, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 70-885-9096
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4 based on 50 reviews

Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center

Reviewed By BradandStacy41 - Evansville, Indiana

While making a visit to the famed PowWow in that area, we took a few moments to visit the park, the burial site of Cherokee Chiefs Fly Smith and Whitepath, and stepped inside the Heritage Center to learn more about the history of this difficult relocation. Lucky for us, the burial site gate had been unlocked for visitation (as is done during the PowWow weekend) and we were able to spend a few sacred moments in this peaceful setting. Following the path to the Heritage center, occasional info boards were present to offer up details as the journey continued. Unfortunately, the visit to the Heritage Center was less than comfortable. On the porch, a large family had taken over (presumably visiting for the PowWow festivities), smoking cigarettes and being generally loud and boisterous. The building is perfectly acceptable with its rustic materials and smaller doors, however, it appears to need a lot of cleaning and general maintenance. There were stacks of boxes that may have needed to go into storage, more boxes of to-go restaurant food lying around in the room on the right side, as though several people had eaten their lunch in the room and hadn’t finished, but just left everything out and open. The area was cluttered, musty, and dirty, and although someone was working that day, we didn’t feel welcome or comfortable to browse and read the info and see the artifacts, giving them the proper reverence and respect we feel they should have. Sadly, this was our final taste of the place, as we walked out with no one even acknowledging we were there, and made our way through the smoky cigarette porch again. We are glad we came once, to have that quiet time at the burial site. However, it’s not on our list to make the trip again. We hope that someone who can make some positive changes is able to read this and look deeper with an objective eye and heart. If they did, I’m sure they would see what we did… that this is a sacred history, and can be shared in a much more effective way.

5. Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

19590 Linville Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-8478 +1 270-269-2434
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5 based on 10 reviews

Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

Sit under a big shade tree and enjoy a picnic or relax in the swing on the front porch. Feed a goat, calf or pig. Play mini-golf. Hold a baby chick. Plant a seed or pick a pumpkin. Climb on the hay or play in the corn. Take a walk around the farm or ride the wagon behind the tractor. Shop the country store in the old tobacco barn. Look at antique farm equipment.There are so many things you can do!

Reviewed By Josh-Laura S - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

This place is sort of "hidden away" in the middle of farm country KY, but that is part of its appeal. Quiet, peaceful... beautiful! The mini golf is a fairly recent addition and it is a VERY nice one. The most popular and fun time to go is sometime in October for pumpkin picking. They have pumpkin patches as far as the eye can see, hayrides to take you there, and corn mazes to get lost in along the way. There are also hay bale castles and a playground for the little ones to play on. The gift shop is also full of quaint and beautifully simple crafts, many with Christian themes. The best time to go is one weekday evening when there are less crowds and you can have the whole place practically to yourself!

6. Museums of Hopkinsville

217 E 9th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3448 +1 270-887-4270
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4 based on 17 reviews

Museums of Hopkinsville

Visit Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County in Hopkinsville, KY and discover the rich – and sometimes bizarre – history of southwestern Kentucky. From the early works of American psychic Edgar Cayce to tales of the Black Patch Tobacco Wars and the vigilante Night Riders, the past is present at this Kentucky museum. Whether you’re intrigued by the unusual or are drawn to the history of a place and its people, you’ll agree that a visit to Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County should be on every list of what to do in Kentucky. Enjoy both of our unique museums: The Pennyroyal Area Museum, featuring local and regional history, and the Woody Winfree Fire and Transportation Museum, focusing on firefighting and transportation history.

Reviewed By Royzee

We were in Hopkinsville as a layover/rest between Paducah and Lexington. We decided to visit this museum which is located in a old Post Office. While we were primarily interested in the Edgar Cayce exhibit (consists of a setup of his office with various things...MoreRoyzee, Thank you for your endorsement! We are glad that you added us to your visit from Paducah to Lexington-- I hope that the rest of your journey was delightful and that you venture our way again soon. Hillary

7. Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

9503 Eagle Way ByPass, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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4 based on 22 reviews

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

Opening again on May 23, 2015. Admission Prices: 48 inches tall and over - $8 Under 48 inches - $6 Seniors (age 60+) - $6 Adult "Land Lover" - $4 Special Needs - $6 24 months and under: FREE Active Duty Military or Dependent (Military ID Required) 48 inches tall and over - $6* Under 48 inches - $4* *military discount cannot be combined with other specials or promotions.

Reviewed By Carolinas704 - Clarksville, Tennessee

We had company in town and we're looking for something fun and cool. We drove from Clarksville. Which is about thirty minutes away.
When we arrived there was a long line. We waited awhile due to park having to clean up an accident in one of the pools.
After waiting awhile they came over the intercom and announced they were closing for the day due to two bathroom issues in the pools.
I appreciate their effort to keep families safe and clean, but was pretty disappointed to have brought company and wasted the drive.
The next time we try to go I will probably call first to ensure I don't waste the drive or have disappointed children.

8. Hopkinsville Brewing Company

102 E 5th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3306 +1 270-987-3115
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Hopkinsville Brewing Company

Hopkinsville Brewing Company is the first and only craft beer brewery in Hopkinsville and Christian County. We make and serve a variety of craft beers by the pint, flight, growler, or keg. We feature a festive and family friendly downtown location which offers a variety of cat beers on tap, local food vendors, live local music, boardgames, and in indoor, outdoor, and upstairs taproom. Our private taproom is perfect for private parties, business, or organizational meetings.

Reviewed By Barbara n - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

This is a local microbrewery recently opened. The beers are currently unfiltered which may dissuade some potential customers. They have a way to go before competing with major brewery (think Budweiser) bottled beer. If you go, go for the ambience, the local flavor, and the uniqueness, not for great microbrewery beer.

9. Historic Sixth Street

108 E 6th St, Historic Downtown, Across from Old Courthouse, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3402 +1 270-962-7307
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5 based on 4 reviews

Historic Sixth Street

Sixth Street is a historic area with antique brick buildings that are home to two boutiques, an antique store, an art gallery and art store and a nice little restaurant. The street is directly across from the old courthouse.

Reviewed By Denise M - Hamel

Lovely, historic buildings. You can spend hours walking around downtown and enjoying the buildings in the whole area! Several unique Victorian buildings with Queen Anne windows, leaded glass and beveled leaded glass, decorative barge board, etc. Many shops on this street and the whole area. We were in town for the Total Solar Eclipse! :D Thoroughly enjoyed the sights and the friendly, polite people! :D

108 E 6th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3402 +1 270-962-7307
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5 based on 5 reviews

Hopkinsville Art Gallery

Reviewed By AngelaNorfleet

In addition to beautiful oil, watercolors, etc. there was beautiful local photography. I loved the wooden cutting boards that were too pretty to cut on. Lots of inexpensive, nice jewelry by Tanya Ezell, gorgeous pottery by Trisha Ferrell. Linda Pierce and Jeannie White were some of my favorite artists..postcards (hard to find these days). Photography of local historic buildings, the lakes and the state parks. The Bozards wooden pieces were so cute and very affordable. There were glass lamps and etched glass. Just lots of variety. There's a great place to eat next door, an old hardware store with EVERYTHING! and Griffins with upscale and unusual gifts and art. I could spend the whole day on that street.

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