: Paducah, KY
: Interstate 24
: The Oasis Southwest Grill
: Mineral Mounds Golf Course
: Echo Charlie's Restaurant
The best of both worlds exists at Medicine Man Lodge where one can enjoy the quiet solitude of the woods and Lake Barkley or be at a number of local attractions within minutes. The view from the two story great room and wrap-around deck looks out over the lake and to The Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area. This 175,000 acre park is home to a planetarium, elk and bison herd, and Homeplace 1850, a living, working historical farm. Miles of biking and hiking trails traverse this recreational facility, which also has stables for the riding enthusiast.
Mineral Mounds and Barkley State Lodge are home to two of the region's best golf courses, and a small regional airport is located on the state lodge grounds. Local towns of interest include Cadiz, KY with its antique stores and local theatre, and Princeton, KY, home to Adsmore Museum and Eddy Grove Vineyard. Eddy Grove Vineyard is the producer of Medicine Man Wines, from which the lodge derives its name. Their tasting room and gift shop is open for wine tasting Tues.-Sat. noon - 6pm May through Dec. Opened weekends only during the winter. Events are held throughout the year and can be found on their fb page or website. Private tastings and tours may be arranged with prior notice.
The Adsmore Museum is a real gem. This 1857 antebellum mansion was home to the Smith-Garrett family who donated the home with all of its contents to the city of Princeton. Rotating exhibits invite visitors to be a part of Katharine's birthday, Selina's engagement and wedding, the Black Patch War, and a Victorian Christmas. This is a must-see for any history buff. Open Tues. - Sat. 11-4.
Venture River Water Park is a popular family, summertime destination. Check its website for hours, as it did sustain some storm damage in Sept. 2012.
For a great outing without the kids, Green Turtle Bay Spa is a full service spa in Grand Rivers, KY which is also home to Patti's 1880's Restaurant. This iconic eatery has a unique gift shop, miniature golf, and wedding venue. It was voted #1 Best Small Town Restaurant in the Southeast US by Southern Living Magazine. Check out their 2' pork chop, gardens and new rock climbing wall.
Hunting and fishing opportunities are limitless. Bass, crappie, bluegill, red ear, and catfish abound in Lake Barkley. Hunting in the area will require permission by private land owners or a special permit to the hunt the Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area.