Ultimate Summer Bucket List ☀️

Whether you want to kick up your heels, or head to the trails, find your fun in Hopkins County! From outdoor adventure to live music, firework-filled festivals, to mouth-watering meals, Hopkins County is the perfect place for fun in the sun! Squash summer boredom and take on our Summer Bucket List challenge. These activities are…

Great BIG KY Adventure

There’s nothing wrong with a little screen time. The Great Big Kentucky Adventure takes you from staring at a screen to starring on it. From the second you jump into the action, you’ll experience some of Kentucky’s biggest and most over-the-top attractions, front and center. From the world’s largest bat to a whole different kind…

West Kentucky BBQ Belt

Dotted along backroads and rolling hills that snake throughout Western Kentucky is a little-known culinary passage known as the BBQ Belt. It’s here where dozens of blink-and-you-might-miss-’em gems of the meat and molasses variety hide in plain sight.‍Our BBQ joints are locally owned by families and friends that have been perfecting and protecting their craft…

Pizza Trail

A Slice of Hopkins County! Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, this self-guided tour will take you on a delicious journey through the county, highlighting some of the best pizza joints around. A Slice of Hopkins County Pizza Trail features 18 pizza shops across Hopkin County where you can indulge…

West Kentucky Disc Golf Trail

A unique trail through western Kentucky representing the area’s best disc golf courses! Play the trail and win prizes! Check-in by scanning the QR code at each course. This trail also includes a tour series with events hosted at each course! Madisonville is home to 3 disc golf courses, each with unique features and neat…

West Kentucky Brewery Hop

From Owensboro to Paducah, this trail includes the best breweries in Western Kentucky! Madisonville, home of Tradewater Brewing Company, is proud to be a stop on the Brewery Hop trail! Download your digital pass & accumulate points for each brewery you visit. Each check-in will earn you redeemable points, making your brewery visits even more…

Top 11 Hiking Trails in Hopkins County!

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping… it’s finally springtime! After a cold harsh winter, we invite you to step outdoors and explore Hopkins County by foot! Our area is home to the most diverse outdoor adventure in the region, including Kentucky’s first certified Trail Town, Dawson Springs! Travel through native…

Moving Through Madisonville!

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…

10 Tips for a Successful Girlfriends Weekend GETaway!

Life was made for good friends and great adventures!  When you’re ready to make some fabulous new memories with your besties, Madisonville is here with all the makings of a fun-filled girls’ trip – exciting outdoor adventures, spa treatments, shopping and delicious eateries, just to name a few. These expert tips will help you plan…

Your Guide to Al Fresco Dining in Madisonville & Hopkins County!

Eat OUT….side! Al fresco simply means “in the fresh air.” Luckily for you, Madisonville & Hopkins County is home to several local restaurants that offer outdoor seating! Whether you are social distancing or enjoying the fresh air, patio seating has became increasingly popular.

Bites & Brews

Explore the local beer scene with Bites & Brews of Madisonville-Hopkins County! This is a curated collection of the best restaurants & bars in Hopkins County where you can sit down and enjoy a beer (or other spirits) with your meal! So, grab your friends and head to Madisonville for good times, good food, and…

The BEST Brunch in Madisonville, KY!

We’re exploring the top brunch spots in town, from cozy cafes to trendy restaurants, and everything in between. Whether you’re a fan of classic eggs benedict or looking to try something new, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and let us take you on a culinary journey through the best brunch places in…

24 Outdoor Adventures in 2024!

The outdoors are calling! Relax and unwind or explore your adventurous side. Madisonville offers the largest variety of outdoor recreation & adventure in Kentucky. Pack your gear and see for yourself what awaits you in Madisonville and Hopkins County in 2024! 1. Geocaching Geocaching is a real-world, treasure-hunting game. Participants navigate to a specific set…

The Local Sip: A Guide to Madisonville’s Best Coffee Spots

Warm up with coffee from a coffee shop in Madisonville & Hopkins County. Try something new, or get your tried and true!  With the numerous benefits of drinking coffee, it’s time to make it a staple in your daily routine. Not only does it help improve focus and productivity, but it’s also a great way…

Best Places to Practice Self-Care in Madisonville, KY

Take some time for yourself – you deserve it! Unwind with a massage, facial, or nail treatment. Madisonville offers numerous ways to pamper yourself, such as visiting one of the local spas and salons for a relaxing beauty treatment. No matter how you choose to unwind, Madisonville has plenty of options to help you relax…

Family Fun in Madisonville, KY!

Spending quality time with family is important, and Madisonville offers a plethora of family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors or have a fun day indoors, there are plenty of options to choose from. Spending more time with family in Madisonville is a great way to create lasting…

Unleashing Your Creativity: Top Hobbies to Try in Madisonville, KY

Madisonville is a great place to discover new hobbies. From outdoor activities like hiking and fishing to creative pursuits like painting, candlemaking, or woodworking there is something for everyone. Join a local bowling league or learn how to play a new sport! Whether you’re looking for a new adventure or a creative outlet, Madisonville is…

Get Moving: Fun Ways to Stay Active in Madisonville!

Madisonville is a great place to get active and stay healthy. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as disc golf, biking, kayaking, and pickleball. The city has several parks and trails that are perfect for these activities. Join a local sports league or take a fitness class! Madisonville also hosts several community…