Get moving and make your way though Madisonville! Take a selfie at each iconic location below. Adventure out on your own or use the activities suggested. Post your photos on social media using #ReadyAimFun and #movingthroughmadisonville, once all 9 stops have been completed, visit the tourism office to claim your prize!
Get Artsy at Glema Mahr Center for the Arts
Tour the Anne P. Baker Gallery or purchase tickets for a show!
The Anne P. Baker Gallery is housed in the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, the gallery regularly features regional and national art exhibits of textiles, sculpture, photography, oil paintings, and more. Admission is free.
The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts features classical and popular music acts, award-winning plays, and top-name entertainers grace the stage of this state-of-the-art theater every season.
Enjoy the Outdoors at Mahr Park Arboretum
Enjoy a walk through the park, play a round of disc golf, or kayak/canoe on Lake Pee Wee!
Enjoy the quiet beauty of nature at the 265-acre farm of the late Dr. Merle and Mrs. Glema Mahr. With its rolling hills, mature trees, ponds, and a shoreline on Lake Pee Wee, the park maintains and preserves a natural environment for native birds, fish, wildlife, plants and wildflowers. Explore the park on paved trails or go off the beaten path and hike the soft trails through 40 acres of wooded landscape. Find your perfect fishing spot at one of the numerous ponds or paddle out onto 420-acre Lake Pee Wee on your canoe or kayak. Other features of the park include a 18-hole championship disc golf course and a 9-hole recreational disc golf course, handicap accessible kayak/canoe launch, community gardens, dog parks for small and large dogs, picnic pavilions, restroom facilities and handicap accessible parking.
Mahr Park Nature Playground offers plenty of fun for little ones with one of a kind, Douglas Fir wooden playground equipment, native plants, and ample opportunities to encourage a child’s development in a safe, interactive and stimulating environment.
“Strike” a pose at Melody Lanes
Dine in at the Snack Bar, bowl a Cosmo game, or play games at the arcade!
A family tradition for more than 50 years! With 20 lanes, special programs and promotions, and terrific food at the diner, Melody Lanes is a great place to spend the day.
Honor those who have served at The Veterans Memorial
Walk the Patriot’s Path, attend the 9/11 Heroes’ Run in September, or donate a Brick/Hometown Hero Banner!
Veterans Memorial, located on North Main Street, honors those who have served in the armed forces. Walk the “Patriot’s Path,” a ribbon shaped, brick path which leads past the city, state and American flags to the granite rock monument displaying plaques and flags recognizing every branch of the military — the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Grab a bite at Ferrell’s Snappy Service
Dine in at the counter and take a picture by their historical landmark sign!
A local favorite, Ferrell’s Snappy Service has been flipping burgers and frying potatoes since 1929.
Shop around on Sugg Street
Sit a spell in the Big Blue Chair, sip on a coffee, shop unique boutiques, and satisfy your hunger with a bite to eat!
Sugg Street is lined with unique and one-of-a-kind small businesses! Grab some coffee and shop till you drop! Take a break and rest your feet at the Big Blue Chair.
Discover the past at The Ruby Laffoon Cabin
Tour the Cabin and visit the Historical Society!
Tour the cabin where Kentucky’s 43rd governor – the man who initiated the state sales tax and made Harland Sanders a Colonel – was born. Originally constructed in the mid-1800s, this relocated and restored cabin is furnished with period pieces.
Get lost in a good book at Madisonville Public Library
Attend an event, visit the mural, and check out a book!
Choose a good book and read! The library offers numerous resources, there is truly something for everyone. Check out their mural or their calendar of events for upcoming dates!
Catch a game at Elmer Kelley Stadium
Catch a Madisonville Miners Game during the summer, or play a game of Madisonville Mini Golf!
Elmer Kelley Stadium is located in the Madisonville City Park. With more than 250 acres of trails, playgrounds, lakes, and golf courses, at the City Park, families can have hours of fun! The park’s amenities include a 9-hole golf course, an 18-hole disc golf course, a 9-hole footgolf course, two stocked lakes for fishing, a swimming pool, a 1.25-mile walking trail, volleyball and tennis courts, a clubhouse with meeting room, shaded picnic areas, miniature golf course, and an amphitheater.
Moving through Madisonville was designed by a team within the 2019 Leadership Hopkins County class, in hopes for people to get out and explore Madisonville.