Attractions

East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium
  1 Bert Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: (606) 889-8260
Fax: (606) 889-8261
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Looking for an educational adventure that is out of this world? Visit the East Kentucky Science Center on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg and we can take you to the stars or even the edge of space and time with one of our many exciting planetarium shows. For teachers, a variety of educational programs are available. We also have a learning experience for the entire family in our exhibit hall. Enjoy rock music? Check out our awesome laser light shows. With weekday and Saturday hours, get family and friends together to come visit. Call 606-889-8260 for more information. We’ll see you under the stars.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Friday

  • Open From: 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Planetarium Show 2:00 pm
  • Laser Show 3:15 pm

Saturday

  • Open From: 12:00-4:00 pm
  • Planetarium Shows 12:30 & 2:00 pm
  • Laser Show 3:15 pm

 

 


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Court
Prestonsburg, KY 41653-9799
Telephone: 606-889-1790
Toll Free: 800-325-0142
JennyWiley@ky.gov

Experience the beauty of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park surrounded by the towering pines and peaceful mountains of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

Learn more about year-round lodge rooms, private cottages, dining, fishing, hiking, disc golf, and special events by calling 606-889-1790 or visiting their Website.

 






Middle Creek National Battlefield
Route 114
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-886-1312
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The Battle of Middle Creek took place in Floyd County, Kentucky, January 10, 1862. Though the land was once stained with blood and blackened by the smoke of two thousand muskets, the hay fields which welcome today’s visitor to the Fitzpatrick Farm on Middle Creek look no different than those found on other Eastern Kentucky farms. Compared to the Battle of Antietam Creek, the Battle of Middle Creek was only a skirmish. Nevertheless, it had a significant impact on the course of the Civil War. It ended Confederate supremacy in the region, and it launched the career of the man who became our twentieth president. With good reason it has been called the battle that launched a presidency. On January 10th, 1862, James A. Garfield, an obscure Ohio college professor and newly-minted colonel of a regiment of Ohio volunteers, launched an attack on a brigade of Confederate soldiers holding a position on the ridges overlooking the Forks of Middle Creek, located two miles west of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The Confederates were commanded by Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall, a seasoned veteran famous for his exploits during the Mexican War. We invite you to read the history of this nationally significant battlefield, learn about its participants, and become acquainted with the Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation and its plans to develop the battlefield as a historic site. For more information visit their Website.

 


StoneCrest Golf Course
918 Clubhouse Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-886-1006
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StoneCrest is a unique facility owned by the City of Prestonsburg in Southeastern Kentucky. The course is on 700 acres of land. Offers amenities such as a pro shop, club repairs, practice green, driving range, clubhouse and lounge.

Built on a reclaimed strip mine, the course offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The championship layout plays to a Par 72, and is over 7,000 yards long from the back tees. However, with four other sets of tee boxes the course is playable for all skill levels. Opened for play in 2001, the course is already recognized as one of the finest in Kentucky and has played host to both the Men's and Women's State Amateur Championships in its' brief history. For more information, call the StoneCrest Golf Shop at (606) 886-1006. The friendly staff will be glad to answer any questions you have regarding the course, and to help you book a tee.

 

 

 

Paul Hunt Thompson Golf Course 
More information coming soon! 

 

 


Ranier Racing Museum
Prestonsburg, KY
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Led by the family patriarch, Harry Ranier, Ranier Racing fielded cars in the NASCAR Winston Cup series for drivers such as Lennie Pond, Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, and Davey Allison. The Ranier Racing Museum offers a wide variety of memorabilia such as trophies, pictures, and uniforms.

Located inside Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. Call 606-886-1341 for more information.

 

 

 

 


Thunder Ridge Racing & Entertainment Complex
701 KY Rt. 3
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-886-7223
Thunder Ridge Racing and Entertainment Complex offers horse racing at its best. Home of "Thunder Ridge 100", harness racing. Intertrack wagering is available year round. Thunder Ridge Clubhouse seats 350 with a full service bar and restaurant, outdoor lounge, on site catering, and outdoor grilling and campground facilities. Barn facilities are equipped to handle rodeos, horse shows and dog shows. All facilities can be available for private use. Thunder Ridge is designed with a family atmosphere in mind. For information, call 606-886-RACE.