Ark Encounter

  • address 1 Ark Encounter Dr, Williamstown, KY 4109738.6279329-84.58093029999999

Ark Encounter is a Christian young Earth creationist theme park that opened in Williamstown, Kentucky, United States in 2016. The centerpiece of the park is a large representation of Noah's Ark, based on the Genesis flood narrative contained in the Bible. It is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high

Big Sandy Heritage Center Museum

  • address 172 Division Street 4th Floor , Pikeville, KY 4150137.4786343-82.5166388

The Big Sandy Heritage Center Museum is located in Pikeville, Kentucky. The museum was housed in the old Chesapeake and Ohio Depot until 2015, when it moved to the 4th floor of the Judicial Annex in downtown Pikeville. The museum portrays the people, places, and events that makes the area unique.

Carter Caves State Resort Park

  • address 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 4116438.368373-83.1251603

Carter Caves State Resort Park offers 28 Lodge Rooms, 12 Cabins, Camping, Cave Tours, Hiking Trails, Mini Golf, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Fishing, and Recreational Activities.

Combs Overlook (Jenkins)

  • address US-23, Jenkins, KY 4153737.1882258-82.6345603

Combs Overlook (Jenkins) - Located off of Hwy US 23 N, immediately past the VA / KY line, Combs overlook offers guests a welcome respite with a gorgeous view of Jenkins KY. This is a picture-perfect place for family gatherings or meetings with a beautifully built covered shelter, several picnic tables and a concrete path leading to the observation deck encircled by custom railing. There is also a large parking area, allowing for multiple visitors at one time.

Combs Overlook(Jenkins), named for well-known Kentucky State Police Trooper Bennett David Combs, who died in August 2014 after a long illness. He was 55. The overlook gives views of Jenkins' beautiful mountains, Raven Rock Golf Course and one of the most beautiful place to watch a sunset in the Appalachian mountains.

East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium

  • address 1 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 4165337.6881946-82.7787845

Looking for an educational experience that is out of this world? Look no further than Big Sandy Community and Technical College. The East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium serves as a hub of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in eastern Kentucky. The facility is located on our Prestonsburg campus and offers an interactive exhibit hall, planetarium and popular laser light shows.

The Science Center features a 40-foot dome and the Spitz Sci-Dome projection system, one of only two dozen in the world, and the Varia Planetarium has the state's only GOTO Star Projector, which brings space exploration to life for visitors.606-

Golding-Yang Art Gallery

  • address 102 W 1st Street, Morehead, KY 4035138.18761-83.43356

The Kentucky Folk Art Center is a folk art museum administered by Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, United States. Its focus is not only to preserve and educate the public on visual folk art but also to promote traditional Appalachian traditional music, storytelling, literature, dance, and crafts.

Grayson Gallery & Art Center

Gallery & Art Center

  • address 301 E 3rd ST, Grayson, KY 41143

Established as a venue to showcase local artists and musicians, the Gallery was opened in May 2011 in the former Grayson Fire Station building.

Green Bank Observatory

  • address 155 Observatory Rd, Green Bank, WV 2494438.431507-79.81894989999999

Come enjoy the Green Bank Science Center, featuring hands-on exhibits and displays that introduce you to the science of radio astronomy while you play! Discover what radio waves are, how the Green Bank Telescope works, and what radio astronomers have learned about the universe.

Admission to the Science Center and the hands-on Exhibit Hall is free! The Green Bank Science Center is the starting point for your guided tour of the Green Bank Observatory site. Your personal guide will introduce you to the fascinating world of radio astronomy and feature science demonstrations and a short film about the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Your tour continues with a bus excursion through our gates into the RFI-restricted Zone for an up-close look at our telescopes, from the pioneering instruments of the 1950s to the world's largest fully-steerable telescope, the GBT. Enjoy a bite at our Starlight cafe featuring a full-service menu – from lattes to fresh salads and burgers, you'll find something for everyone!

Harmony Ridge Gallery

  • address 886 Washington Street West, Lewisburg, WV 2490137.8024519-80.4469812

Featuring the most unique in American Art and Craft in a 5,000 square foot gallery.  Fine and hip jewelry, whimsical garden art, wall sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, blown glass and contemporary furniture.  Recognized as a Top Retailer of American Craft in the country.  Don’t miss our in-house wine bar.


Harry W. Meador, Jr. Coal Museum

  • address 570 Shawnee Ave East, Big Stone Gap, VA 2421936.8670751-82.777205


Coal is to Big Stone Gap and the entire Appalachian region what automobiles are to Detroit, corn is to Kansas and oil is to Texas. Because coal mining, to a large extent, defines the area–how people live, where they work, and how they think and feel. The Coal Museum was put together, bit by bit and piece by piece, from the mini treasure troves and memorabilia of private homes and public buildings from Big Stone Gap and surrounding towns. For natives, the museum attempts to describe a personal heritage as well as provide a peek into the past. For others, it offers a rich educational experience concerning coal and its direct influence on the local lifestyle.

Heritage Farm

  • address 3300 Harvey Rd, Huntington, WV 2570438.3764274-82.4671947

Heritage Farm Museum & Village is a recreated 19th century Appalachian village that includes museums, animal exhibits, artisans, and an adventure park. Experience life for the region’s settlers from the 1850's onward, interact with animals in the petting zoo and nature center, see talented artisans work, and embrace adventure on the ziplines, high ropes courses, and mountain bike park. Our friendly staff and museum guides are ready at every turn to help create a memorable day for guests of all ages.

International Paranormal Museum and Research Center

  • address 107 North Main Street, Somerset, KY 4250337.0930124-84.6046951

A museum space and research center dedicate to Ghosts, Bigfoot, Aliens, Psychics, and anything that.....

Interstate 101 train car

  • address 155 E 1st Street North, Big Stone Gap, VA 2421936.864784-82.7807851

Step back in time…Visit the 101 Car in Big Stone Gap Virginia, now located at the Southwest Virginia Museum State Park. The car is an excellent example of typical passenger car construction for the late 19th century. As-built, it contained an observation room, two staterooms, a dining area, facilities for the porter, and a kitchen area. Most of the original fixtures are intact, including the lavatories, lighting fixtures, and even the speedometer in the rear observation area. It also serves as a scenic overlook with a commanding view of Bullitt Park, downtown, and the mountain ranges.

John Fox Jr. Museum

  • address 117 Shawnee Ave East, Big Stone Gap, VA 2421936.8660716-82.77823699999999

Tours for groups of 20 or more may be scheduled for any time during the year. To schedule a tour, call the number listed above and leave a message. Someone will return your call to confirm the reservation and to answer any questions that you may have.
Days and hours of operation:
Currently only taking scheduled appointments.
Closed on all Holidays
Adults $5
Seniors (60 and Over) $4
Children $3.00
The John Fox, Jr. house, a Virginia Historic Landmark serves as both a museum and a memorial to the Fox family. The house was built in 1888 and is filled with beautiful furnishings and mementos of the family. It was here that author, John Fox, Jr., wrote The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, and 14 other full- length novels, in addition to more than 500 short stories.

John Henry Museum and Gift Shop

  • address 21 Pat Ball Rd, Hinton, WV 2595137.6501103-80.7514289

The John Henry Museum is located in Talcott, West Virginia, and is dedicated to the legend of and real man John Henry himself.