Grand Rivers, Kentucky, Visitor's Guide.
The Grand Rivers Tourism Commission would like to thank and recognize the following contributors: Layout & Design Lydia Schnitzer www.lsmediadesign.com Photography Marty Colburn www.martycolburn.com Lydia Schnitzer facebook.com/ThroughLydisLens Mary Smithers Vida Gary Travel Writers Kim Kraemer Kate DeMay Adam Testa R. Brian McDonald Joi Sigers Corey Ramsey Contents Welcome 5 Destination discovery 6 Map of Grand Rivers 8 Getting here 9 On the water 10 Water attractions 12 Where to stay 14 Dining out 19 Fun for all Ages 22 Things to do 24 Special events 26 Recurring events 30 Group venues 31 Shopping 32 Outdoors 34 Services 36 Oh the wonders of nature 38 This visitor’s guide is published by Grand Rivers Tourism in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Travel. It serves as a great starting point for planning your Grand Rivers vacation. Here, you will find things to do, places to visit, places to stay, dining and shopping information and more. To the best of our knowledge, all the information in this guide was accurate when it was printed in April 2018. Please call for confirmation prior to planning a trip around a specific attraction or event at 888-493-0152. Grand Rivers Tourism is not responsible for changes, errors or omissions that may occur. You will also find detailed information on our website at www.grandrivers. org including links to area businesses, our complete calendar of events and information on specials and packages. Stop by our visitor services office when you are in Grand Rivers to pick up maps and area brochures. We hope to see you soon in Grand Rivers! Visit us on our social sites: Facebook.com/grandrivers Twitter.com/grandriversky Instagram.com/grandrivers Grand Rivers Official Visitor’s Guide | 4
Welcome to Grand Rivers, Ky The Northern Gateway to the Land Between the Lakes picture: Mayor Tom Moodie Iam proud to call Grand Rivers my home. I was born and raised here, married my wife here, and raised our son here. I am also proud to share with you our new visitor guide. We didn’t write any smooth advertising copy or purchase stock pictures of people. No sir. We are real small town America, a thing that seems to be slipping away in many places. We went to travel writers and bloggers and ask them to share with you their perspective of Grand Rivers. We went to local nature photographers, businesses and our visitors and ask them to share real pictures of our natural beautiful area. You won’t find slick, make believe here in this book or in our town. You will find genuine old fashion small town culture with friendly locals, comfortable lodging, a respite from everyday life, wholesome entertainment, good food, and plenty of water and nature to share. It is the perfect place to make good memories with friends and family. I know because I’ve made a lifetimes worth of them right here. Come see us! Mayor Tom Moodie