200 Dawahare Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: (606) 436-0743
Fax: (606) 436-9708
200 Dawahare Drive, Hazard, KY, US, 41701
- Phone: (606) 436-0743
- Fax: (606) 436-9708
The Letcher County Tourism Building, which was once used as the city's post office, sits along with other government buildings on the Main Street. As the name suggests, the building primarily holds the offices of the tourism council, which includes a tourist information center. Apart from visiting the building for tourism related inquiries and grievances, one can enjoy the rock and metal concerts that are held here regularly. In the past, artists and bands like JT Woodruff, Admonish and Carridale have entertained the crowd at Letcher County Tourism Building.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, to experience oneness with nature at Red River Gorge. Recognized as a National Archaeological District and a National Natural Landmark, the Red River Gorge encompasses 13,379 acres (5414.28 hectares) of pristine beauty. Portions of this attractions are located within Daniel Boone National Forest. Rock climbing, scenic hikes, fishing, horse riding, bird watching and fun camps, are some of the many enthralling activities at the Red River Gorge.
The monumental church structure on College Street, Paintsville in Kentucky was constructed in 1907. It is fondly referred to as the First Baptist Church and was located at the corner of Fourth and College Street. The Sunday School is held at 9:45a followed by the morning worship at 11:00a. A distinct evening worship is offered on Sunday evenings and the Bible study is organized on Wednesdays. The ministry arranges for special events and activities for the well-being of the community. The building follows the renowned Late Gothic style of architecture, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1989.
Built on the banks of the Little Laurel River and featuring the country's largest display of millstones, this working reproduction mill dates back to the era of the original McHargue family mills. The mill was built in 1812 and was reconstructed on its present site in 1939.
The Pine Mountain State Resort Park enjoys the distinction of being Kentucky's very first state park in 1924. Definitely one of the nicest, this one spreads over acres of undulating greens, nestled amid craggy mountains and hills. A number of charming cottages and lodges with amenities for cooking, drinking and showering are available, whereas conferences and events can also be held here. A good idea would be to enjoy a romantic meal at the on-site restaurant which offers diners sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.
Natural Tunnel State Park, as the name implies, is home to the large Natural Tunnel, a cave over 850 ft (259 m) long and as tall as a 10-story building. This tunnel was carved into the rock by natural forces over thousands of years, and was called the "eighth wonder of the world" by William Jennings Bryan. In addition to the park's namesake, there are also camping facilities, picnic areas, a gift shop, visitors center and much more. You can explore all of this after paying just the low parking fee of $3 on weekdays and $4 on weekends.
The Wilderness Road is a famous path cut by Daniel Boone in 1775 that stretches over 200 miles from Virginia to Tennessee to Kentucky and which served as the primary route for early American settlers for fifty years. Although the original road no longer exists, visitors can trace the route along modern highways and visit the beautiful Wilderness Road State Park and many of the historic towns that lie along the way.