Nov 13

Top 5 Things To Do in Hopkinsville

Best Places To Visit in Hopkinsville KY

Bored? Nothing to do? Well, we’ve got the top 10 things to do in Hopkinsville KY – at least one of which should stop that boredom and get you out…

The following is from Trip Advisor and is based upon the number of reviews (click here for full article)

  1. Casey Jones Distillery
    2815 Witty Ln, Hopkinsville, KY 42240″This is a must stop if you are in the Hopkinsville area. Very nice people give you a tour of the place. You learn how they make their “moonshine”. While we were there we were able to taste the product as it came out of the still. You can also go into the store and taste all their products. As noted on other reviews the land is beautiful. You can also get Casey Jones to sign your bottle if you buy one.”
  2. Griffin’s Studio
    100 E 6th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3402

    “I was in Hopkinsville for a car show. Noticed this store was open and went in to browse around. It was a very nice store and friendly people. I found a couple of things to buy which we’re reasonably priced. I was glad I stopped in.”

  3. Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort
    602 Christian Quarry Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3138

    “We had a great experience with the try scuba course. Mike was our guide and did and excellent job with the kids. Be ready to be exhausted if you try this. But it was well worth it. We had a very fun filled trip for 10 days and this is one of the first things the kids mention when they tell others. We didn’t go terribly deep and it was perfect for first timers. They have interesting things to look at under water. The owners/staff did an great job of answering questions and everyone was very accomdating. One of the young workers even ran to get us some water – was very hot as we were preparing. Mike was patient and helped out when one of us became little nervous. Was a wonderful experience.”

  4. Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center
    U.S. 41 South, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

    “My Mom and I took a road trip from St. Louis just to visit the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center – we are so glad that we did! It was a very memorable and humbling experience for both of us. The afternoon we arrived in Hopkinsville the center was just about to close, but the volunteer Kristina stayed open just so we could walk around the center and visit the two grave sites and see the exhibits in the center. Kristina was a wealth of information and shared a great deal of history of the site with my mom and I.Details about the site that we would have never known had she not taken the time to tell us the history. We even came back the next morning for a second trip and were fortunate enough to meet Alice Murphree one of the founding members of the center. She too was very nice, both ladies spent over an hour with us sharing even more stories of the trails history, both obviously extremely vehement about the center and it’s rich history. My Mom and I felt extremely blessed to have encountered these knowledgeable and passionate ladies. We are of Cherokee decent and this trip was a trip we’d longed to take. Both Kristina and Alice, made it a very special visit, and we are grateful for their time.

    This site is definitely a hidden gem in the western part of Kentucky. The only thing that really bothered us was how the city of Hopkinsville provided little acknowledgement that they have a sacred location in their town that is the resting place of two Indian chief’s who died during one of the darkest moments in our American history. As far as I’m concerned the city of Hopkinsville has completely missed the mark.

    Since 1987 when Ronald Reagan made the Trail of Tears a National Historical Trail the city could have taken the opportunity to educate thousands of tourists about the rich history which lie nestled deep in the heart of their city. Alternatively, we were told the city of Hopkinsville has plans to put a Frisbee golf course on the Trail of Tears site. How utterly disrespectful to Chief White Path and Chief Fly Smith and every other Native American that passed at this location. I don’t understand why they would think that was okay. Does Hopkinsville have Frisbee golf at their other cemeteries? I don’t get it and I hope it doesn’t happen. Regardless, I would encourage anyone who is passing through Kentucky to take the time to stop off in Hopkinsville to see hidden treasure.”

  5. Museums of Hopkinsville
    217 E 9th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

    “The museum is in a former post office and there is no real signage. Just look for the big gray building with stone columns and park in the back. I went to this museum because of an episode of Mysteries at the Museum that featured an alien encounter in the area and it seemed like an interesting place to visit. The alien exhibit is not very large but still interesting. I had forgotten about an exhibit on Edgar Cayce the famous 20th century prophet. they have a large exhibit on him including parts of his home and office. There are also exhibits on the Night Riders and other local history. Well worth the $2/person to visit. They are open most days 10-4 or 11-3.”

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