Welcome to Powell County, Kentucky!
|Nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Bluegrass, we are located in one of the most scenic areas of Kentucky. Outdoor Adventure abounds here with over 80 miles of hiking trail voted the Best Places to Hike in Kentucky in the Red River Gorge, the Natural Bridge State Park and the Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve. We are also home to hundreds of miles of
breathtaking Cycling Routes, one of the world's premier Sport and Traditional Climbing destinations and miles of Canoeing or Kayaking on Kentucky's only Wild and Scenic RiverWild & Scenic Rivers. You can also fly through the trees on two area Zip Lines.
But Powell County is much more than outdoor adventure. Listen to world class Bluegrass Music, try your hand at Clogging, or step back in time at one of the few remaining original Drive In Theaters in the country. Educate yourself by touring through the Red River Historical Museum. Explore all there is to see at the Gladie Cultural & Environmental Learning Center, or learn about our reptile friends in one of the world's largest collections of venomous snakes at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Exciting Motorsports are also found here with a family owned IHRA sanctioned Drag Strip, ATV park, and a top notch KDKA sanctioned Go Kart Speedway.
After you have recharged, you'll need to eat. We have you taken care of there as well. From world class pizza, ethnic fare and quick bites to down home country cookin', we are serving up what's hot and tasty. Before you leave though, check out some of the many shops here. With so much to do and see you just may not want to ever leave!