Family Fun at Kentucky Lake

Families will love Kentucky Lake...

You can spend the week reconnecting with your family and helping your kids discover something new.  From mini-golf, arcades and go-karts to all the fun outdoor activities like hiking and fishing, you and your family can enjoy a fun-filled week at Kentucky Lake!

Bring the Kiddos to Kentucky Lake!

Here are some ideas for you and your family to check out and experience.

Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden

9351 US Hwy 68
Calvert City, KY 42029

A “sprawling eclectic art tribute to old by-gone tacky roadside attractions” with tons of toys.

Hitching Post Old Country Store

16474 US Hwy 68
Hardin, KY 42048

Located in Aurora, just a mile from Kentucky Lake.  Featuring antiques, ice cream, a large variety of hard-to-find sodas, and more.

Kentucky Opry

88 Chilton Ln
Benton, KY 42025

Famous for gospel, country and Bluegrass music – hosting stars from the Grand Opry and nationally known comedians.

Kentucky Shores Family Fun Ctr.

6215 US Hwy 641 N
Gilbertsville, KY 42044

A great place for the kids! Zip lines, miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, and a bunch of other fun attractions.

Forgotten Past

3390 US Hwy 68 E
Benton, KY 42025

Go-karts, 18 hole miniature golf, bumper cars, museum, arcade and gifts.  Located three miles east of Draffenville.

Maggie's Jungle Golf

7301 US Hwy 641 N
Gilbertsville, KY 42044

Miniature golf course and a nature trail with a petting zoo! Fun for everyone in the family as you enjoy mingling with the animals.

Family Fun Throughout the Region

The Kentucky Lake region offers a slew of awesome family fun, located just outside Marshall County!  Some of the more popular attractions include Venture River Water Park in Eddyville, Ky.  Patti’s 1880’s Settlement is another famous spot fabulous meals and kid-friendly activities.

Discovery Park (pictured), located less than an hour down I-69 in Union City, Tenn., is a place to learn, engage, play, explore, and discover through hands-on, interactive experiences.  Downtown Paducah is also a popular destination, too!  And for sports fans, you can watch Division I college athletics just down the road at Murray State University. Get more ideas and attractions in the Western Waterlands region of Kentucky.

Land Between The Lakes Family Experiences

This 170,000-acre National Recreation Area is a must-see for families.  Enjoy animal and nature exhibits at the Woodlands Nature Station.  Take a step back in time at the Homeplace 1850s Living History Farm.  Or take a drive through the Elk & Bison Prairie.  And there’s always an awesome feature showing at the Golden Pond Planetarium

LBL should definitely be on your gotta-go list!

Family-Friendly Guided Fishing Trips

Take the whole family for a fishing adventure out on the Kentucky Lake. Some of our guided services offer plenty of space with fishing pontoons and will filet your catches. 

That way you’ve got lots of space for the kids and a delicious dinner that night! Find a license and insured fishing guide here.


Furry family members welcome, too!

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