The Top Places To Visit in Prestonburg

Are you visiting Prestonburg for the first time? Take a look at a few of these places recommended by our Prestonburg chiropractor.


Big name acts perform at the Mountain Arts Center, including Dwight Yoakam and Chris Stapleton, among others. The facility contains an art gallery, the Ranier Racing Museum and the Coal Miner's Exhibit. There is also space for music lessons and public and private events, as well as a state-of-the-art recording studio.

50 Hal Rogers Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-2623


Billie Jean Osborne's Kentucky Opry will keep your feet tapping and hands clapping on Saturday nights during the summer and the Christmas season at the Mountain Arts Center. For almost 30 years, audiences have enjoyed a musical variety show featuring familiar bluegrass, country, and gospel songs, and homespun, mountain-style comedy from a rotating cast of rising stars, all of whom hail from the mountains of eastern Kentucky. A retired music teacher, Billie Jean Osborne was known as a champion of mountain music. When the Opry formed in 1990, she made good on a promise of support to her former students and up-and-coming musicians of the area.

Middle Creek National Battlefield

The Battle of Middle Creek, fought on January 10, 1862, was technically a skirmish but effectively weakened the Confederacy's hold on Kentucky. It also launched the political career of the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. The Battle of Middle Creek re-enactment takes place here every second weekend in September. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the battle unfold, experience what life was like 150 years ago in this part of Kentucky, and explore both the Confederate and Union interpretative trails. There is also a 4-mile automobile trail, which includes a stop at the infamous Graveyard Point.

Middle Creek National Battlefield
Route 114
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-1312

Ivy Mountain Battlefield

Captain Andrew Jackson May trained his Confederate infantry, staging military drills on the family's meadow racetrack. The skirmish lasted approximately an hour and a half. Union Commander William "Bull" Nelson was at the helm and drove the rebel troops out of the Big Sandy Valley. Captain May secured a prime vantage point at the top of Ivy Mountain, but with less manpower and dwindling supplies, the Union troops surrounded them.

Ivy Mountain Battlefield
U.S. 23


An outdoor community theatre. During each summer season from May to August, Jenny Wiley Amphitheater features some of the most popular Broadway shows, including "The Legend of Jenny Wiley" and music festivals of all genres.

121 Theatre Court
P.O. Box 22
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-9274


Located inside Big Sandy Community and Technical College. With its huge, interactive exhibit hall, planetarium and traveling NASA exhibits, space pioneers young and old can explore galaxies beyond the Milky Way at the East Kentucky Science Center. The mind-bending 40-foot star dome plus projection system is only one of two dozen existing on planet Earth. A regular schedule of laser light shows set to popular music like Pink Floyd and The Beatles is out of this world.

7 Bert Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 889-8260


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has more than 9,000 acres of awe-inspiring wilderness to explore. Hit the trails, bait your hook, take in an elk tour, stoke the campfire, or sit down to enjoy a Broadway-style show - there is plenty to do! Looking for a room with a view? Depending on your idea of "roughing it," lodge rooms, cabins and cottages are available for rent, as well as campsites. Another noteworthy stop is The Josie Harkins School, where children learned their ABCs and 123s in the last one-room schoolhouse left in the state.

419 Jenny Wiley Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 889-1790


Star City Park was officially born after Prestonsburg became recognized as a Tree City. This recognition comes to American cities determined to preserve and promote greenery and nature to their communities. Star City Park includes multiple fruit trees, walking course through a shaded area and pond, a shelter, and basketball course. Grab a frisbee and enjoy this wonderful park tucked between the mountains and downtown Prestonsburg.

Intersection of E. Friend St. and N. Highland Ave.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653


Stonecrest Golf Course is a championship level layout that plays to a par 72 and is easily accessible for all skill levels. Located on 700 acres of reclaimed strip mine, its one-of-a-kind location sports breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range. On-site there is a practice green and driving range, a pro shop for any game-time necessities, and a clubhouse and lounge for a little post-game rest and relaxation.

918 Clubhouse Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-1006