There are many ways to customize your group visit.
Let us do the planning and book your group tours so that you can get the most out of your time in Prestonsburg. From indoor, educational exhibits to scenic mountain tours that show off some of the most beautiful wildlife in Appalachia, we will build an adventure that suits your group’s interests. Make plans now to visit the Star City of Eastern Kentucky, where we’ll take that curiosity of yours and raise you some Southern hospitality and loads of small-town charm.
♦ FREE STEP ON GUIDE SERVICE FOR DURATION OF TRIP
♦ FREE TAKE HOME SWAG BAGS FOR ENTIRE MOTORCOACH
♦ COMPLIMENTARY ITINERARY PLANNING to guarantee the perfect trip for your special group
♦ COMPLIMENTARY ROOMS FOR DRIVER & GUIDE
♦ COMPLIMENTARY FAM TOUR to let us introduce you to our attractions, lodging, and restaurants
Call us at 1-800-844-4704 to start planning, or click the button below to submit a request for proposal. Don’t forget to ask about group pricing options.
Moonshine, Music & Mountains Tour
Discover the secrets distilled from the hills of Kentucky. Learn about the history and culture of Appalachia through a fun interpretation involving music, storytelling, dinner and of course, a replica moonshine still. Your group of 25 or more will cross Dewey Lake on a pontoon, embarking on the hidden still site where our local storyteller will begin sharing the secrets of the mountains. Afterward, enjoy a cookout and entertainment from local musicians.
A Pig, a Feud & Moonshine Too Tour
The story of the Hatfields and McCoys is one for the ages, and you’ll live it on this tour. Your visit begins with a beautiful ride on Dewey Lake, a delicious meal and a tour of a moonshine still complete with tasting. On day two, you’ll be immersed in the historic feud between these families through reenactments and museum tours. Your visit will culminate with following the path of the elk through the mountain valleys, listening for their call and watching as these beautiful creatures roam our countryside.
Who says you have to go out west to see these magnificent creatures? They’re here in our backyard! Jenny Wiley State Resort Park hosts guided elk tours in the spring and fall. These powerful herbivores make their home in the scenic mountains that surround Prestonsburg. In addition to viewing these beautiful creatures, your stay includes a road trip down the Country Music Highway, a tour of Loretta Lynn’s Home Place, some downtown shopping and an out-of-this-world planetarium experience.
The Heart of an Appalachian Artisan Tour
Perfect for the musician, artisan or craftsman at heart, this tour marries all three for an exploration of creativity in our region. Visits to the Appalachian Artisan Center, Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace and the Country Music Highway Museum are complimented with make-and-take art and craft classes, so you can bring a piece of the mountains home with you. Outstanding cuisine and a pontoon tour of our beautiful Dewey Lake make this four-day excursion one you won’t soon forget.
GROUP TRAVEL FAQ
Do you assist with itinerary planning?
We sure do! One of our favorite incentives is being able to create completely unique experiences for each individual group. Whether you’re coming for a day trip or week long excursion, we can help you build each day to perfectly fit your group at no additional cost. Don’t forget to ask about suggestions for stops to make in route to Prestonsburg.
Can you help me find lodging for my group?
Absolutely! We are happy to be your point of contact and connect you with our lodging partners. Prestonsburg offers a variety of lodging options from corporate hotels to a state resort park, as well as a collection of wonderful, rustic cottages and cabins. We can help you connect with the accommodations that best fit your group’s size, purpose, and itinerary.
What can my group do in Prestonsburg?
Prestonsburg is the perfect group travel destination! Popular attractions include the Mountain Arts Center, especially for a performance of the Kentucky Opry, the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre, a variety of tours ranging from moonshine to elk to pontoon at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, East KY Science Center & Planetarium-the country’s most advanced planetarium, the historical Samuel May House, and Middle Creek National Battlefield. Since we’re located on the Country Music Highway, there’s no shortage of marks made by musical legends. We also love showing off neighboring attractions like Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace at Butcher Holler and the Hatfield & McCoy Feud sites. We have a number of sample group itineraries available: take a make, take, feel, tast tour that’s inspired by our rich Appalachia Artisan culture, learn the history and maybe take a sip or two during our Moonshine, Music, & Mountains tour, experience the wild like never before with our Elk tour, and live the story that created two of America’s most infamous feuds in the Pig, Feud, & Moonshine, Too experience. Contact us for a custom itinerary based on your groups interests and schedule.
Do you offer step-on tour guides?
We are happy to offer a free step-on guide for motorcoach tours during the full duration of your stay. Our friendly and experienced step-on guides provide an extra spark of first hand knowledge and storytelling that never fails to wow buses.
Is there a charge for step on guide service?
Nope! This is a complimentary service we offer to all groups.
Are you able to book attractions for my group?
Yes! We are able to book each attraction for your group so you can take that off your to-do list.
Is a deposit required for attractions?
While some hotels require a deposit, we work with area attractions to provide top notch service for incoming groups. Attractions do not require deposits. We do request that payment be sent 2 weeks prior to your group’s arrival if you would like for Prestonsburg Tourism to distribute payment to each attraction.
Is bus parking available in Prestonsburg?
Yes, Prestonsburg is a bus friendly town. Most attractions, hotels, and restaurants also have bus parking available on site. Please contact us if you have a question about bus parking for a particular attraction.
Can you recommend a restaurant for my group?
Prestonsburg is a small town with a big flare for food. When it comes to local cuisine, we promise to never let you leave hungry. Most of our restaurants can accommodate small to medium sized groups, and in addition we have compiled a list of restaurants that can accommodate larger groups. Contact us with specific questions on how we can help your group leave the happiest.