Top 8 Things to do in Pikeville, United States

July 18, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Pikeville (/ˈpaɪkvəl/) is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. During the 2010 U.S. Census, the population within Pikeville's city limits was 6,903. In Kentucky's current city classification system, Pikeville is a home rule-class city, a category that includes all of the state's more than 400 cities except for the two largest, Louisville and Lexington.
Restaurants in Pikeville

1. Dils Cemetery

Chloe Road, Pikeville, KY
Excellent
50%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Dils Cemetery

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

This cemetery was the first integrated cemetery in Kentucky. Some of the Hatfields and McCoys are buried here. I love visiting old cemeteries but this one could really use some mowing and cleaning up in some of the areas. It's always sad to me when a cemetery is allowed to get overgrown. Of course they made sure the Hatfield and McCoy grave sites were cleared.

2. Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center

126 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501-1144
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center

Reviewed By UKisn1 - Blackey, KY

It is a small venue which allows for maximum viewing. It does a lousy job of getting people into the Center. Had to get an armband for alcoholic beverages. Concessions were slow. Freeparking around the facility is good.

3. Hatfield and McCoy Historic Sites

831 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, KY 41501-9115 +1 606-432-5063
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Hatfield and McCoy Historic Sites

Reviewed By John H - Portland, Oregon, United States

Visited the Hatfield homesite where the original well is still standing. The log home site is marked with stakes and there is a sign describing the area. It is the place where a nighttime raid resulted in the burning of the cabling and the dearth of several Hatfields and McCoys.

4. Epic Escape Game

225 2nd St, Suite 1, Pikeville, KY 41501-3843 +1 606-766-4040
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Epic Escape Game

The concept is simple: You and your team will be locked in a room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the room before your time is up. Play with your family, friends or co-workers and see if you have what it takes to make an Epic Escape.

Reviewed By pienyereye1

I'm so happy this place opened in downtown Pikeille! My friends and I had fun figuring out clues and working as a team. The time went by really fast as we were absorbed into the mysteries buried in the room. There was a family leaving and they seemed like they had fun too so I suspect you and your kids would enjoy themselves as well. Highly recommend!!

5. Bob Amos Park

Bob Amos Park, Pikeville, KY 41501 +1 606-437-5100
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Bob Amos Park

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

This park offers many things: walking trails, biking trails, horse trails and a stable that rents horses, athletic fields, paintball fields, zip line, etc. We didn't see those though. We went to see the Cut-Through overlook.

The Cut-Through in Pikeville (the city that moved a mountain) was started in 1973 and completed in 1987 to prevent flooding of Big Sandy River. It's called the eight wonder of the world - an engineering feat second only to the Panama Canal. It's a bit alarming to walk out onto the metal, open mesh cage and look down but it's worth it. You can read all about it by googling "pikeville cut through". Can you imagine moving 18 million cubic yards of mountain??

6. Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History

223 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501-3882 +1 606-422-5952
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History

Reviewed By Johnny J - Baltimore, Maryland

Excellent exhibit composed not only of artifacts from Associates for Biblical Research Khirbet el-Maqatir dig, but also period artifacts on loan from other repositories to fill out the exhibit. Arranged chronologically with examples of pottery, metal objects, stone objects, glassware, and coins. Panels and enclosures with lots of good history and explanation. Several hands-on stations. A small gift shop. Very friendly and engaging staff. A gem of a little museum.

7. Big Sandy Heritage Center

172 Division St, Hall of Justice, Pikeville, KY 41501-3788 +1 606-766-1025
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Big Sandy Heritage Center

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

The museum is located on the 4th floor of the Judicial Annex. You can learn about the history of Eastern Kentucky, it offers Civil War relics, and it also has (according to them) the largest collection of Hatfield and McCoy artifacts. The Hatfield and McCoy artifacts was my favorite part. Everything else has been seen before in other museums.

8. Pauley Bridge

831 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, KY 41501-9115 +1 800-844-7453
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Pauley Bridge

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

At one time the bridge ran from South Mayo Trail to a vacant area and and was in Ripley's Believe it or Not as "the bridge that went nowhere". It spans the Big Sandy River and is a popular spot for photographers. When we visited people were having their prom pictures taken on the bridge. It's closed to cars but makes a great scenic place to take a short walk and don't forget to bring your camera.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.