7 Things to Do in Mount Vernon That You Shouldn't Miss

December 30, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Mount Vernon is a home rule-class city at the intersection of U.S. Routes 25 and 150 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 2,477 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census. Mount Vernon is part of the Richmond-Berea micropolitan area.
Restaurants in Mount Vernon

1. Lake Linville

Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Excellent
21%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
14%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 14 reviews

Lake Linville

Largemouth, crappie, catfish, and bream abound. Recently, a lucky fisherman caught a 44-pound catfish here.

Reviewed By thomasw3928 - London, Kentucky

I had to write a follow up to my first review. I can no longer recomend anyone stay at this campground it apperenty has fallen under bad management and disrepair. The last time I went it was like camping in a swamp that hadnt been mowed. They have also turned the campground into a homeless shelter There are people living there in veh
icles tents and pull along campers that look like they should be taken to the junkyard. I pulled in that evening with my camper in tow only stayed one night due to the condition and shady characters living there. it is sad they let this place
get in the shape its in. My recomendation is if you want to stay in this area stay at koa or renfro valley both are still close to lake linville.

2. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

62 U.s. 25, Renfro Valley, KY 40473 +1 606-256-2664
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Reviewed By Wade C - Knoxville, Tennessee

Great place to see a concert. Parking was plenty and was a close walk to the theater. The entertainers bus was parked right out back so you could see as you walked in. Friendly folks at every turn. Highly recommend this place. Hope to come back soon.

3. Livingston Trail Town Visitor Center

Main Street, Livingston, KY 40445 +1 606-453-2710
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Livingston Trail Town Visitor Center

Reviewed By Ishwar A - Berea, Kentucky

This place is hub for all outdoor adventure like kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, tubing, etc. As the second certified Trail Town in Kentucky Livingston has come a long way. The Welcome Center is currently using the a school building. It might not be the most beautiful architecture you are looking for, however this town has a rich history. The fact that the community of only 300 people is sustaining itself of "adventure tourism industry", as the mayor calls is very fascinating. The welcome center is equipped with all the information you would need to start your adventure tour, starting from renting gear to learning about the hike, bike, and water trails. I had a thrilling experience kayaking 6.5 miles of Rockcastle river. I would recommend anyone to stop by before you begin your adventure.

4. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

2590 Richmond St, Post Office Box 85, Renfro Valley, KY 40473-9700 +1 606-256-1000
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Reviewed By LuAnn J - Cincinnati, Ohio

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is a wonderful place to go to find out about all of the musicians that have come out of Kentucky. It has all sorts of exhibits, from entertainers outfits, musical instruments, music they make have wrote and other great information. You will come away with a great understanding about all of the famous musicians that have come from the state of Kentucky.

5. Rockcastle River Trading Company

13855 S Wilderness Rd, Livingston, KY 40445-8438 +1 606-843-0854
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Rockcastle River Trading Company

Reviewed By bluegrassmom3 - Owensboro, KY

This shop is a little slice of heaven right off of the Interstate. My daughter and I stopped here while en route elsewhere and were so pleasantly surprised. Jon Carloftis was loading merchandise into someone's car as we arrived. He was as friendly as you can imagine. His mother is a lovely soul, as well. The new garden path is gorgeous. I highly recommend this serendipitous spot!

6. Brush Arbor Appalachian Pioneer Homestead

Renfro Valley, KY +1 888-268-4967
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

A living history museum dedicated to the Appalachian pioneers.

Reviewed By Heather J - Ohio

We stopped here after dinner at the Refro Valley Lodge Restaurant. We were on our way to the Smokey Mountains and this was our entertainment for the night before heading the rest of the way. The village was full of old resorted buildings from the time period. They had lots of information and it was easily navigated.

7. Just Kik-N-It Ranch Outfitters

6033 Red Hill Rd, Livingston, KY 40445-8812
Excellent
63%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Just Kik-N-It Ranch Outfitters

Reviewed By Minashsha Zaree... L

Kristen Harper is all you need to enjoy outdoor recreation in Livingston. She not only provides all the services - kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, caving and horseback riding - but also has incredible knowledge about each and everyone of the activities. She is hardworking and empathetic to all her customers. I highly recommend you to include her in your next trip to Livingston. You will not regret it!

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