Hopkinsville has a long list of attractions and activities to lure visitors to Christian County. To begin with, the town benefits from year-round mild weather which is perfectly conducive to outdoor recreation. You can enjoy walking and hiking along the Hopkinsville Greenway System or at Jeffers Bend Recreation area, or tee off for a round of golf at the Hopkinsville Country Club. There are various play areas for children and plenty of unique shopping opportunities. You can taste some pure Kentucky moonshine at the Casey Jones Distillery, find your perfect craft beer at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company and feast on northern Italian cuisine at Da Vinci’s Little Italian.


We recommend that you call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.

1.Jeffers Bend Environmental Center and Botanical Gardens

Jeffers Bend Environmental Center and Botanical Gardens
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Located in the Hopkinsville Water Treatment Plant, the Jeffers Bend Environmental Center and Botanical Gardens offers so many different opportunities and experiences to its visitors. Students, teachers, and any other guests who are interested in learning about the importance and impact of the environment can find a very informative, hands-on opportunity to do so in the center. The center— together with its 41 acres of woodlands— can give visitors a great insight into topics such as water quality, soil science, soil conservation, agriculture, wildlife, and recycling. For more recreational activities, the grounds also include a beautiful botanical garden originally planted in 2002 in partnership with the Christian County Jail. There are also scenic gravel walking trails, a wildlife observatory, butterfly garden, woodland amphitheater, and lake that hosts a number of community events.

1170 Metcalfe Lane, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241, Phone: 270-885-5600


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2.Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, Hopkinsville, KY

Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, Hopkinsville, KY
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Described as an act of genocide by many sources, the Trail of Tears was the forced removal and relocation of Native Americans from the south east of America to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Many thousands died along the route. The Trail of Tears Park was established to honor the memory of these Native Americans who suffered remarkable hardships along the trail. Visitors to the park can join a guided tour of the Heritage Center (from March to October) and join the annual Pow Wow in September, a deeply moving educational experience which demonstrates Native American Indian culture through music, drumming, dance and traditional food.

Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, 100 Trail of Tears Dr, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Phone: 270-886-8033


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3.Things to Do in Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Hopkinsville Brewing Company

Things to Do in Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Hopkinsville Brewing Company
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Although Bourbon is by far the most famous Kentucky beverage, beer is pretty popular too. Especially when it is an artisanal craft beer from the Hopkinsville Brewing Company. The brewing company was established by two veterans with the community in mind and now serves as a popular meeting place for Hopkinsville locals – it also attracts craft-beer enthusiasts from further afield. The tap room offers a selection of at least 8 freshly brewed beers ranging from stout and IPL’s to ales to IPA’s. On most nights you will find a food truck parked outside where you can buy some tasty food to accompany your choice of craft brew.

Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 102 E. 5th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Phone: 270-987-3115



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4.Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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There has been some form of public library available to the Hopkinsville community since 1874. In the early days the library was located on the 2nd floor of the local bookstore. After several improvements and relocations the current library opened to the public in December 1976. Apart from offering the community a wide variety of reading matter, the library also hosts many activities for all ages including story time for younger children and a variety of craft workshops for older children and adults. Interestingly, this library also offers Book-a-Bike bike rentals and “seed rentals” to encourage the community to plant flowers and vegetables.

Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Phone: 270-887-4262


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5.Things to Do in Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Da Vinci’s Little Italian

Things to Do in Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Da Vinci’s Little Italian
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Chef Pavil Skorpil has always had a passion for the flavors of traditional Northern Italian cuisine. When the opportunity arose to open his own restaurant in Hopkinsville in 2009, there was no doubt in his mind about what kind of food he would serve. The restaurant has gone from strength to strength since then and is one of Hopkinsville’s most popular eateries today. The menu features all your Italian favorites, perfectly prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Because Chef Pavil believes that Italian food is meant to be served with wine you will also find a great selection of wines served by the glass or the bottle - food and wine pairing is available.

Da Vinci’s Little Italian, 304 N. Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Phone: 270-874-2853


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6.Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf
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Experience the rural charm of Hopkinsville at the Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf. Here you will find a unique countryside farming experience combined with all the fun that can be expected from a classic theme park. Families can go on rides like a hayride or lawn mower train, or take part in some friendly competition through a game of miniature golf, giant scrabble, and more. The farm is also filled with animals that visitors may feed and pet, as well as loads of wide open spaces to run, play, and lounge about. There’s also a cafe which offers delicious meals including pizza and chicken wings. Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf is open Monday to Saturday.

19590 Linville Road, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240, Phone: 270-269-2434


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7.Alhambra Theater

Alhambra Theater
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A true gem in Hopkinsville, the Alhambra Theatre is a treasured historical landmark that continues to showcase the performing arts to and for its community. The 650-seat theatre was originally created in 1928 and still carries many of its original architectural features including its archway entrance, tile floor and chandelier. The building’s main lobby, theatre auditorium, and second floor lobby also find its beginnings early on in the theatre’s history. Alhambra Theatre has hosted several noteworthy acts such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Marty Stuart, and many more. Currently managed by the Pennyroyal Art Council, the theatre is an adorned and celebrated entertainment venue, and is open Tuesdays to Thursdays.

507 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240, Phone: 270-887-4295



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8.Southern Lanes Bowling Alley

Southern Lanes Bowling Alley
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Whether you’re looking for some fun with friends or an opportunity for the entire family to bond, Southern Lanes Bowling Alley is sure to offer a memorable experience for every visitor. Challenge each other to a competitively enjoyable game of bowling in their massive 16-lane alley. If you play in the evening, you’ll be able to catch the alley’s nightly Cosmic Bowling where you’ll feel like you’re in a disco at the same time. If bowling isn’t your game, you can goof around in their bumper cars, test your swing in their miniature golf course, or try out any of the games in their redemption arcade. After playing your game of choice, you can lounge and grab a bite to eat in their full service snack bar. Party packages, group rates, and special deals are also available.

3001 Canton Pie, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240, Phone: 270-874-2265


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9.Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center
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Splash around with the whole family in Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center. The giant waterpark is a favorite amongst locals with its numerous water rides and ample lounging spaces. Grab a float and hop into the Ripple River which will gently carry you along an easy stream around the park. For a bit more excitement, twist and turn your way through Hurricane Alley or jump aboard an inflatable tube and speed down the Riptide Express. And if you prefer to stay dry while your family swims around, sit back and relax in your pick of any of the park’s hundreds of lounge chairs. For snacks, stop by their pool-side cafe named Snack Attack and enjoy a number of deliciously filling snacks and beverages.

9503 Eagle Way Bypass, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240, Phone: 270-890-0730


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10.Casey Jones Distillery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Casey Jones Distillery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Named in honor of the Prohibition-era master still-maker Casey Jones, the Casey Jones Distillery continues a family tradition. Arlon Casey Jones is the grandson of the legendary Casey and has faithfully copied the brilliant copper stills made by his grandfather to build his own moonshine and bourbon distillery right in the heart of The Land between the Lakes. Today visitors are invited to visit the distillery for a tour and/or a tasting and to spend some time enjoying a stroll through their 73-acre country property. There is a lounge area where guests can enjoy a drink and a shop where you can buy some gifts to take back home with you. The distillery produces straight KY Bourbon, small-batch Bourbon and Moonshine.

Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Whitty Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Phone: 270-839-9987


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11.Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort

Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort
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It may be unexpected, but Hopkinsville is actually home to one of the coolest dive resorts you’ll have the pleasure of visiting. Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort is the only full service diving facility in Kentucky and boasts of its clear waters. Experience classic southern hospitality and great service as the resort provides a safe (and fun) space for every kind of diver to learn, practice, and gain certification. There are a number of unique underwater attractions to make every lesson all the more interesting. As you dive, you’ll be able to see firetrucks, forests, a bath rub, dinosaurs, shipwrecks, and even a UFO! Be sure to check their schedule prior to visiting as they have different hours of operation depending on the season.

602 Christian Quarry Road, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240, Phone: 270-887-2585


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