Grand Rivers, KY Attractions

Grand Rivers offers shops from antiques to boutiques, a Music Theater, Patti's 1880's Settlement and all kinds of special events. Scroll down for a  list of attractions and events to help you plan your vacation activities. We've also included a section for Kentucky Lake area attractions.  Check out our shopping page and our calendar of events for more fun things to do.

Badgett Playhouse

1838 J H O'Bryan Ave  Grand Rivers  42045

Located on JH O'Bryan in Downtown Grand Rivers. The Badgett Playhouse is Home to the Variety! Show and special performances and events. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes areas newest music show. Year-round entertainment. Visit the website at the link above to view the schedule of events. This multi-use facility is also available for meetings and events. Contact the Badgett Playhouse for rental rates and availability.

Grand Rivers Jetty at Sunset

320 W Commerce Ave  Grand Rivers  42045
(270) 362-8201   (800) 491-7245

The Grand Rivers Walking Trail can be reached by walking from your cottage or driving to the parking area located near the Jetty. The trail takes you from the Jetty at Lighthouse Landing through downtown Grand Rivers, ending at Little Lake Park, making it easy to go from Lighthouse Landing to dining, shopping, events and entertainment. The walking trail passes by Patti's, the Badgett Playhouse,Village Market and Cafe, and the Senior Community Center where you can go to the Annual Grand Rivers Spring Festival & Quilt Show or dance the night away, Friday nights with the music of Stanley Walker, a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Grand Rivers Walking Trail

Near Lighthouse Landing  Grand Rivers  42045

This two-mile walking trail takes you from the Jetty on Kentucky Lake at Lighthouse Landing through Downtown into Little Lake Park. You will find jetties on both Kentucky Lake and Little Lake. Enjoy the sunset over Kentucky Lake or take in a little fishing.

Green Turtle Bay Marina

263 Turtle Bay Drive  Grand Rivers  42045
270-362-8364   800-498-0428

Located on Lake Barkley and at the canal that connects to Kentucky Lake. Rent a boat and get out on the water. Boat rentals including jet ski rentals, fishing boats, pontoons and houseboat rentals.

Hunting and Fishing Information

 Grand Rivers  42045

Check out our fishing page for fishing guides and tips. For Kentucky Hunting and Fishing information, click on the link above to visit the website of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Kentucky Lake Regional Golf Locations

 Grand Rivers  42045

The Kentucky and Barkley Lakes area offers plenty of opportunities to test your skills on the golf course. Close to Grand Rivers, you will find Mineral Mounds Golf Course in Lyon County and Drake Creek in Livingston County. For a list of Western Kentucky area golf courses, just click on the Regional golf link above.

Land Between the Lakes

238 Visitor Center Dr  Golden Pond  42211

Have you ever stood before a Bald Eagle? Have you danced a reel at an 1850's wedding celebration or seen the great American bison rolling in a buffalo wallow? The family attractions at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area (LBL), bring the region's history, science and environment to life. Attractions include Woodlands Nature Station, The Homeplace working farm, the Elk and Bison Prairie and the Golden Pond Planetarium. Land Between the Lakes national recreation area is located between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and features 170,000 acres of wildlife, history and outdoor recreational opportunities including 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline and 200 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Lighthouse Landing Marina

320 W Commerce Ave  Grand Rivers  42045
270-362-8201   800-491-7245

Located on Kentucky Lake, Lighthouse Landing Marina Sailing School was named an American Sailing Association outstanding sailing school 2010. Also, instructor Chip Riddle was named an American Sailing Association outstanding sailing instructor 2010. Offering Sailing School and Sailboat Rentals.

Little Lake Park

 Grand Rivers  42045

Located on Commerce Street behind the Badgett Playhouse. Little Lake Park is home to the June kids fishing event, the Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival, and Hunters Moon Fall Festival. Park includes Picnic areas, Picnic Pavilion, Bandstand and Dance area, basketball court, green space, sand volleyball court, Little Lake with small fishing jetty, playground, and parking.

Patti's 1880's Settlement

1793 J H O'Bryan Ave  Grand Rivers  42045
270-362-8844   888-736-2515

Tempt your taste buds at Patti’s 1880’s Restaurant and while you’re with us, enjoy our beautiful gardens, unique gift shops, winding streams, miniature golf course, gold mining, and animal park. To top off your adventures, take in a show at the Badgett Playhouse, located across from Patti’s Settlement. Need Lodging? We’ve got that covered as well! Within minutes of Patti’s a room awaits you at Patti’s Inns and Suites or Rose of the Lake B&B.

Senior / Community Center

 Grand Rivers  42045

Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Stanley Walker and his Band plays every Friday Night at the Senior/ Community Center Dance. Located on Cumberland Ave in the heart of Grand Rivers.

Sunset Sails


Sailing Excursions on Kentucky Lake. Captain John Brazell offers a variety of excursions on Kentucky Lake aboard the Spaniard, out of Lighthouse Landing in Grand Rivers KY. Feel the wind on your face, watch the sunset on beautiful Kentucky Lake, or just relax....and enjoy the ride on the Island Packet.Visit the website for rates and details.

Variety! Music, Memories & More

At the Badgett Playhouse  Grand Rivers  42045

Located on JH O'Bryan - Celebrate American Music with the energy and music of this live variety show. Variety is a two-hour Branson-style musical revue with a professional cast of singers, dancers, and a live band. Kentucky Lake area's newest attraction.

Kentucky Lake Area Attractions

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Riding Stables

 Grand Rivers  42045

Located on US 62 only 10 minutes from Grand Rivers, this stable is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.

Kentucky Department of Tourism


For information on Kentucky attractions, fun things to do and to order Kentucky State maps and the Kentucky Visitor Guide, visit the Kentucky Tourism website.

Kentucky Lake Regional Golf Locations

 Grand Rivers  42045

The Kentucky and Barkley Lakes area offers plenty of opportunities to test your skills on the golf course. Close to Grand Rivers, you will find Mineral Mounds Golf Course in Lyon County and Drake Creek in Livingston County. For a list of Western Kentucky area golf courses, just click on the Regional golf link above.

Kentucky's Western Waterlands


For information on all of Western Kentucky, including Paducah, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley and Land Between the Lakes, visit Kentucky's Western Waterlands website. Site also includes information on Kentucky Lake area golf courses, and fishing and hunting information.

Venture River Water Park


Family Waterpark including wave pool, seven slides, kiddie's pool and a lazy river with action waves and sand volleyball. Located approximately 15 miles from Grand Rivers in Lyon County.

Wrangler's Riding Stables at Land Between the Lakes

(270) 924-2201 - Campground   (270) 924-2211 - Riding Stable

Offers seasonal guided trail rides on 100-plus miles of trails in LBL. Camping and shelters are available. Call (270) 924-2201 for campground information and (270) 924-2211 for Riding Stable information.

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Grand Rivers

Grand Rivers is West Kentucky’s premier waterfront resort community and the heart of the lakes area. With two of Kentucky Lake region's finest resort marinas – Grand Rivers resorts offer waterfront cottages and condos and unlimited access to water recreation. Visit our lodging page to discover a collection of Kentucky Lakes lodging from waterfront resorts to quaint lodging in the heart of town.

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PO Box 181 Grand Rivers, KY 42045
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