Area Attractions Area Attractions & Favorites

Having trouble finding things to do or places to see? We have a list of the area's favorite local attractions, events and activities. Click Area Attractions above to select other attractions and favorites in the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge Kentucky area.

Whisper Valley Trails (Horseback Riding)

New attraction to the area as of 2016! Guided horseback trail riding through the southern tip of the Red River Gorge adds a whole new experience to the area.  Scenic views include riding past multiple waterfalls, cliff faces, overhangs and a lake.  Come and enjoy a new experience!  

Located at 5695 Hwy 52 West, Beattyville, KY  41311

Reservation required. Call or text Andrea at  407-496-4505




La Cabana Tex-Mex Restaurant

La Cabana Tex Mex Restaurant opened summer of 2016.  Locally owned and operated.  Variety of Mexican dishes and cuisine. 

Located at 1289 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY  40376

Contact them at 606-663-0093

Seasonally operated.  Please call prior to ensure hours of operation.



Thrillsville Adventure Park is the newest attraction in Red River Gorge, offering three of the most THRILLING adventures the outdoors has to offer! Join us 50 feet in the air on our Aerial Adventure; get off the beaten path in our OFFROAD Adventure; then beat the heat as we EXPLORE the Underground! BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE TOADY!!


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Red River Gorge Zipline Tours

Life is short – Have More Fun! Red River Gorge Zipline is the area’s #1 attraction and is just 50 minutes from Lexington in the beautiful Red River Gorge Area. Professionally guided 2-3 tours take you across 5 separate ziplines 300’ above the Gorge at speeds up to 55 MPH. As part of your tour you will get to experience and walk across 4 unique canopy bridges. You will quickly see why we are Kentucky’s most exhilarating Zipline Tour and part of Kentucky’s Zipline Trail “Zip The Bluegrass.”  Call us today for more info or to make your reservations 606-668-6222

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Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure

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Red River Rockhouse

Located near the Natural Bridge State Park area, Red River Rockhouse is a new and popular addition to the area restaurants.  They provide a variety of local product.  In addition, their beef, pork, and chicken are all free of antibiotics, added hormones, and steriods.  They have great burritos, tacos, hamburgers.  Don't forget the chips and salsa!  Breakfast meals also provided.  Seasonal hours of operation.   606-668-6656


Miguel's Pizza

Excellent Food! This has been a favorite stop for many rock climbers from all over the world.  They have perfected their all natural homestyle pizzas by using a wide variety of toppings.. tomatoes, pineapples, broccoli, pasta, artichokes,  chicken, etc. They even put sweet potatoes on there if desired!   Unfortunately, they are seasonal. 

Open 7 days a week between March 1st - Nov. 30th only.  

 Daily (seasonal) hours of operation: 7AM - 10pm.   

 Phone 606-663-1975.


Hill Top Pizza in Beattyville

"Fresh Pizza Made Daily with Hand Tossed Dough!"

Located at:

2034 KY-11

Beattyville, KY  41311



Red River Gorge

The Red River Gorge Geological Area consists of approximately 26,000 acres located within the Daniel Boone National Forest. There are scenic drives with overlooks, trails to hike, historic sites to see, picnic areas, and camping open all year. It offers many unique varieties of vegetation and natural rock formations. The Red River Gorge Guide contains information about the most natural rock formations in one concentrated area east of the Rocky Mountains. The Red River Gorge is also a very popular place for rock climbers with many unique routes for the beginner to the most experienced climber are available.

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Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to the great natural sandstone arch that stands like a sentinel over this mountain hideaway. Located in the midst of the Daniel Boone National Forest, near the Red River Gorge Geological Area, the arch spans 78 feet in length and 65 feet in height. Visitors will find this park a kaleidoscope of spectacular natural beauty with each passing season. Activities here include riding the skylift, hiking the trails, swimming, camping, picnicking, shopping at the many shops, and dancing at Hoedown Island.

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Hemlock Lodge Dining Room

Located at the state park. Casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch stops at 4:00 P.M. and dinner starts at 5:00 P.M. Seating up until 8:30 P.M. Reservations not taken. Buffets on Saturdays and Sundays.


Sky Lift at Natural Bridge State Park

Open daily. Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM weather permitting. First week-end in April through the month of October. This is a 22-minute round trip ride up to the famous "Natural Bridge". Be sure and walk across and go down underneath through "Fat Man's Misery".

round trip prices adult $$, seniors $,
military $, children $ and a one-way is $.


Hoe Down Island

 Hours: 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday is the "BIG" night). Seasonal with weather.  Concession stand nearby.  Contact #: 606-663-2214


Swimming Pool

At state park: $4.00 Adults, $3.00 Children. Open Memorial Day Weekend (Seasonal). Hours: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.


Ducks at Middlefork Creek

Have a crumb to spare? These ducks are very friendly and very hungry. This creek runs through the campground and park.


MillCreek Lake

Bass fishing. Trout stocked.


Reptile Zoo

$7.00 Adults, $5.00 Children, Under 3 Free. AAA and Seniors 10% Off. Open daily Hours: 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Open Friday-Sunday, March till Memorial Day and Labor Day till end of October. Show times are at 1:00 P.M. (may have venom extractions at various times), 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. Snakes & reptiles from all over the world. Prices and operating hours are subject to change.


Snake Pit

. Open daily. A screened-in pit full of rattlesnakes and copperheads. Located at Daniel Boone Trading Post.


Antique Museum

Full of interesting items of yesteryear. Deli and groceries. Seasonal.


Horse Museum

Located at "Golden Arrow".


Blue Grass Music at Meadow Green Park in Clay City

About a 20 minute drive. Blue Grass music at it's best! Weekends. Call 606-663-4787 for show times.


Mountain Parkway Drive-In Theater

Drive on in for some good ole fashion fun at the drive-in. Located in Stanton (Take Mountain Parkway to Stanton exit, turn right, go to 2nd light and turn right. Call 606-663-9988 for information. Seasonal.


Meadows Golf Course

About 20 minutes away in Clay City. Call 606-663-4000 for information.


Beech Fork Golf Club

About 20 minutes away in Clay City. Call 606-663-9479 for information.


Middlefork Creek

Trout stocked. Fun for the kids to play in. This creek runs through the campground and the state park.


Ledford's Bait & Tackle

Fishing licenses.


Buffet Pizza, Deli and Groceries

Located at the Chevron gas station.


Country Boy Auto Repair

Tire Repair. Firewood.



Here is the website for one of the local towns with lots of family fun things to do and see!

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