• Paintsville Lake State Resort Park - located in a beautiful cliff setting, park has a 12,404 acre wildlife management area, full service marina, launch ramp and convenience store. Boating, skiing, fishing, biking, picnicking, swimming and hiking. Dining available at the marina. Campground here has primitive and developed sites. Anglers will find walleye, bass, trout and crappie. (606) 297-8486
  • Kiwanis Walking Trail at Paintsville Lake - enjoy the beautiful scenery on this 1.5 - 2.5 mile walking trail around Paintsville Lake. Open sunrise - sunset. Well graveled paths. (606) 297-8486
  • Paintsville Lake Marina - offers complete docking, launch, slips and plenty of parking. Houseboat, pontoon and fishing boat rental available. Offers some of the finest fishing in the area including walleye to redbreast sunfish. Stock up on supplies at the convenience store. Floaters Restaurant & Grill serves lunch and dinner. (606) 297-5253
  • Paintsville Lake Public Wildlife Area - 12,404 acres which provides shelter for deer, squirrel, turkey, grouse, quail and fur-bearing mammals. (606) 297-1469
  • Little Mud Lick Falls - remote location, the falls is made up of a 30-foot, 20-foot and 15 foot falls, dumping into the Big Mud Lick Creek. During the dry season, little water can be found but flows beautifully during the rainy season. Frozen over during the winter months - it is an awe-inspiring sight. (606) 297-1469
  • Forest & Maxie Preston Memorial Bridge - Swinging bridge is the largest plastic man-made bridge in the world. It is constructed of glass fiber-reinforced polymer, extremely durable. Bridge crossed Big Sandy River connecting two communiities. (606) 297-1469
  • Paintsville Golf Course - 18 hole golf course. Known for the famous swinging bridge that is crossed after driving the ball across the Big Sandy River. (606) 789-4234
  • 201 Raceway, Sitka - only red clay dirt track of its size in eastern Kentucky. Open March - October. (606) 789-1111


  • Johnson County Farmers Market, Staffordsville - Pick up fresh produce at this open-air market. June - early October. (606) 789-8108
  • Mountain Homeplace, Staffordsville - replica of an 1850-1875 working farm where old skills and crafts are demonstrated, part of a historical learning experience. Family cabin, barn, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, original church structure and farm grounds. Welcome Center contains a Museum of Appalachian History and gift shop with treasures featuring arts and crafts from this region. Tour includes video narrated by Richard Thomas (The Waltons). (606) 297-1850
  • Little Mud Lick Falls Historical Marker, Staffordsville - small roadside marker, where Jenny Wiley escaped form the Cherokee Indians to Harmon Station in Southern Johnson County. (606) 297-1469
  • Oil Springs Cultural Arts & Recreation Center - OSCAR's Kentucky Heritage Collection features unique Kentucky products and the Heritage House has spinning and weaving. Recycle shop and Ye Olde Country Workshop are also located here along with Past Time Antiques. The Medina Cafe provides catered meals only. All located in the old elementary school. (606) 297-5083 or (606) 789-8108
  • Johnson County Public Library Genealogy Collection - local history collections room is designed to help genealogist and historians with Johnson County, eastern Kentucky and area research. (606) 789-4355
  • U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum - features exhibits that will be of interest to any country music fan. The struggles the musicians faced, their successes and the strength they have drawn from the place where they grew up serve as inspiration for music lovers everywhere. (606) 297-1469
  • Jenny Wiley Gravesite - Jenny was captured by Cherokee Indians in 1789 at Walker's Creek in Virginia. She finally escaped after witnessing most of her family murdered. After many months, she made it to Floyd (now Johnson) County and was reunited with her husband. The Wiley's returned to and settled permanently in Johnson County. (606) 297-1469
  • Mayo Mansion - the 43 room mansion was built betwwen 1905-1912 by the first coal baron of eastern Kentucky. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful grounds, classic revivial styling of the exterior and fabulous architecture of the interior. (606) 297-1469.
  • Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church - This gothic designed church was built by John C. Mayo, who brought 100 masons from Italy to build it. The first workshop service was held in 1909. Church has beautiful stained glass windows and a Pilcher Pipe Organ which was donated by Andrew Carnegie. (606) 789-3296
  • Butcher Holler - childhood home of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. Sit on the porch, enjoy the view and take in the history and culture of the area. Memorabilia, souvenirs can be purchased at the nearby No. 5 General Store (now owned by Loretta's brother). (606) 789-3397
  • Coal Miner's Museum - Visitors will get an in-depth look at the history of this coal mining area. Located in a former coal company office of the 1910s-1950s. There are lots of pictures and displays even a model of the company coal town as it was in the 1920s-1930s. (606) 789-8540
  • Kentucky Apple Festival - first Saturday in October. Fun events for everyone includes gospel and country music, classic car shows, arts & crafts, "apple run," political campaigning, spelling bee, musicians galore, parade, food and contests. It's a great weekend of old-fashioned fun, wonderful food and friendly folks with the intoxicating smell of delicious, slow cooking, apple laden treats permeating the entire outdoors.
  • Love Lites Candles & Gifts - candles, room sprays, lotions, gift baskets, homemade fudge and much more all made locally and sold nationwide. (606) 789-3169
  • Country Cottage Gifts & Decorating - beautiful cottage has walls that are 15 inches thick, nine fireplaces, original woodwork, trim and shutters. The brick the cottage was made on site. Local artisans showcase photography, candles, quilts, handmade baskets, honey, apple butter, bird houses, handmade trunks, gourds & wooden items ranging from quilt holders, trash containers or take special orders. Also a complete design store with drapery, curtains, bedding and blinds. (606) 297-6520


  • Carriage House Restaurant - 624 James Trimble Blvd., Paintsville. (606) 789-4242
  • Cheryl & Nick's Place - 123 College Street, Paintsville. (606) 788-0045
  • Country Dream Kitchen - 241 Main Street, Paintsville. (606) 789-5511
  • East End Pizza - Broadway Plaza, Paintsville. (606) 789-3420
  • Fiesta Place - 461 North Mayo Trail, Paintsville. (606) 789-4444
  • Mandarin House - 507 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville. (606) 789-5313
  • TJ's Fun Center & Cafe - 400 Euclid Ave., Paintsville. (606) 789-6555
  • Wilma's Restaurant - 212 Court, Paintsville. (606) 789-5911
  • Plus (16) Fast Food Restaurants


Enchanted Mountain Mansion B & B - a 14,000 square foot estate located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The mansion is built to function formally for entertaining while retaining the ambiance of beauty and elegance. (606) 789-5547.

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