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Big Bear Resort is located within a short distance of some fantastic attractions that offer something for everyone!

Whether you desire to gaze at nature's splendor, do some shopping or go for a wild ride on a giant water slide, the Kentucky Lake area offers great fun for the entire family!

 


 
  • FORGOTTEN PAST
    Close to Big Bear Resort. Go-carts, 18 hole miniature golf, bumper cars, museum, arcade and gifts. Open daily at 1 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Open weekends in May and September.
    US 68, Draffenville, KY.
    (270) 527-9244

  
  • KENTUCKY SHORES
    Go-carts & miniature golf.  Open seasonally
    US 641, Gilbertsville, KY.  www.kentuckyshores.com
    (270) 362-4774
  • KENLAKE GO-CARTS/BATTING RANGE
    Go-carts & batting cages. Open seasonally.
    US 641, Gilbertsville, KY.
    (270) 362-8808

  • MAGGIE'S JUNGLE GOLF
    Putt-putt at its best. Enjoy shuffleboard, live animals, petting zoo, nature trail & picnic area. Take a ride in the safari car.
    US 641, Gilbertsville, KY.
    (270) 362-8933

 
  • VENTURE RIVER WATER PARK
    7 exciting water slides, Cyclone, Old Man River, kiddie/wave pools & more.
    US 62, Eddyville, KY.
    (270) 388-7999

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  • ANTIQUES ET CETERA & EMPORIUM
    Selection of antiques, jewelry, primitives, pottery and more.
    1026 Main Street, Benton, KY.
    (270) 527-7922
  • CADIZ ANTIQUES
    15 miles East of Aurora. Miles of aisles await in the antique malls and shops of Cadiz.
    Cadiz, KY.
    (270) 522-389

  • GRANNY'S ATTIC ANTIQUES
    Variety of antiques and furniture.
    2-1/2 miles west of Benton on KY 58W. Benton, KY.
    (270) 527-9367

  • HAZEL ANTIQUES
    7 miles South of Murray. More than 200 dealers in 13 stores.
    Main St., Hazel, KY.
    (270) 492-8796

  • HITCHING POST
    Old country store, antique mall. Large selection of t-shirts & sweatshirts, gifts, Hadley pottery & more.
    16747 US 68, Aurora, KY.
    (270) 474-2266

  • MAYFIELD ANTIQUES
    Antique malls located throughout historic city of Mayfield KY.
    (270) 247-6101
  • MERCANTILE ANTIQUE MALL
    This 3,500 square foot mall includes several dealers and a variety of antiques.
    US 68 Aurora, KY
    (270) 474-2333

  • PADUCAH ANTIQUES
    Stroll down brick side-walks past turn-of-the-century buildings filled with unique antique malls, quilts, restaurants, ice cream, candy & gift shops. There are 22 antique shops and malls in historic downtown.
    Located on Broadway & Market House Square, Paducah, KY.
    (800) PADUCAH

  • THE STRAWBERRY PATCH
    Victorian furniture, quilts (old & new) and collectibles. By appointment.
    US 68W, Palma, KY
    (270) 527-8186

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  • ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE
    14 Arrowhead Blvd. Cadiz, KY 42211 (270) 522-1999
    Golf Pro: N/A
    Par: 72/72/72 18 Holes / Semi-Private
    Yardage: 6,551/ 6,084/ 5,682/ 5,019
    Rating: 68.8/ 68.8/ 69.9
    Slope: 115/ 115/ 115
  • BENTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
    Golf Course Rd. Benton, KY 42025 (270) 527-9673
    Golf Pro: N/A
    Par: 71/71/71 18 Holes / Open-Private
    Yardage: 6,170/ 5,715/ 4,518
    Rating: 68.9/ 66.8/ 65.1
    Slope: 117/ 113/ 107

  • CALVERT CITY COUNTRY CLUB
    199 Country Club. Calvert City, KY 42029 (270)395-5831
    Golf Pro: N/A
    Par: 72/72/72 18 Holes / Semi-Private
    Yardage: 6,762/ 6,507/ 5,416
    Rating: 70.3/ 69.1/ 69.3
    Slope: 111/ 108/ 109

  • KENLAKE GOLF COURSE
    542 Kenlake Rd. Aurora, KY 42048 (270) 474-2211
    Golf Pro: N/A
    Par: 30/34 9 Holes / Public
    Yardage: 1,919/ 1,919
    Rating: N/A
    Slope: 135/131/124
  • KENTUCKY DAM GOLF COURSE
    US Hwy 641 N. Gilbertsville, KY 42044 (270) 362-4261
    Golf Pro: N/A
    Par: 72/72/72/72 18 Holes / Public
    Yardage: 6,704/ 6,307/ 5,839/ 5,094
    Rating: 73/ 71/ 70.1
    Slope: 135/ 131/ 124
  • LAKE BARKLEY GOLF COURSE
    US 68W. Cadiz, KY 42211 (270) 924-1131
    Golf Pro: Bill Love
    Par: 72/72/72 18 Holes / Public
    Yardage: 6,771/ 6,548/ 5,191
    Rating: 72.7/ 70.6/ 70.2
    Slope: 135/ 131/ 124

  • MAYFIELD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
    1301 W. Broadway Mayfield, KY 42066 (270) 247-1862
    Golf Pro: Tim Harkleroad
    Par: 70/71 18 Holes / Open-Private
    Yardage: 6,169/ 5,016
    Rating:70.2/ 69.4
    Slope: 125/119

  • FRANCES E. MILLER MEMORIAL
    KY 280 Murray, KY 42071 (270) 762-2238
    Golf Pro: Billy R. Waggoner
    Par: 71/71/71 18 Holes / Public
    Yardage: 6,403/ 6,081/ 5,133
    Rating: 71.6/ 69.9/ 68.9
    Slope: 125/ 122/ 117                                                        
  • MURRAY COUNTRY CLUB
    College Farm Rd. Murray, KY 42071 (270) 753-9430
    Golf Pro: Mike Noland
    Par: 72/72/72/72 18 Holes / Semi-Private
    Yardage: 6,551/ 6,084/ 5,682/ 5,019
    Rating: 68.8/ 68.8/ 69.9
    Slope: 115/ 115/ 115

  • OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
    Oaks Country Club Rd. Murray, KY 42071 (270) 753-6454
    Golf Pro: Wanda Brown
    Par: 72/72/72 18 Holes / Open-Private
    Yardage: 6,403/6,081/ 5,133
    Rating: 70/ 69.5/ 69.5
    Slope: 119/ 118/ 116

  • EDWIN J. PAXTON PARK
    841 Berger Rd. Paducah, KY 42002 (270) 444-9514
    Golf Pro: Daniel "Kayo" Mullen
    Par: 71/76 18 Holes / Public
    Yardage: 6,581/ 5,799
    Rating: 70/70.6
    Slope: 117/116

  • SOUTH HIGHLAND COUNTRY CLUB
    3313 KY 303 Mayfield, KY 42066 (270) 247-2918
    Golf Pro: Jimmy Hazelwood
    Par: 72/72/72 18 Holes / Semi-Private
    Yardage: 6,452/ 5,258/ 5,154
    Rating: 70.4/ 69/ 68
    Slope: 118/ 113/ 113

PAR 3 COURSES

  • RAMADA INN RESORT GOLF COURSE
    US HWY 62 Gilbertsville, KY 42044
    (270) 362-4278
  • SULLIVAN'S PAR 3 GOLF CENTER
    1647 N. 16th St. Murray, KY 42071
    (270) 753-1152

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  • DOUBLE "J" STABLES
    LBL- Wranglers Campground
    (270) 924-2200

  • KENTUCKY DAM VILLAGE STATE PARK STABLES
    US 641, Gilbertsville, KY
    (270) 362-8386

  • PEBBLE CREEK STABLES
    KY 93 South Eddyville, KY
    (270) 388-4747

  • PLAYERS BLUEGRASS DOWNS
    Exciting live thoroughbred racing on our track Set. 27- Oct. 28, with pari-mutual wagering. Also featuring racing from all major KY tracks and select tracks from around the U.S.
    Exit 4 off I-24, Paducah, KY
    (270) 444-7117

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  • ADSMORE
    Relive the legacy and lifestyle of this prominent Kentucky family in their spacious home. Decor changes with the seasons of the year. Closed Monday.
    304 N. Jefferson, Princeton, KY.
    (270) 365-3114
  • FORGOTTEN PAST MUSEUM
    A collection of antique farm equipment, buggies, sleighs, fire trucks & many nostalgic items. Open 1pm. daily: Memorial Day - Labor Day. Weekends only in May & September.
    US 68, 4 miles from Big Bear Resort. Draffenville, KY.
    (270) 527-9244

     

  • MARKET HOUSE SQUARE
    Located in historic downtown Paducah on the Riverfront, the area features a museum, art gallery and theater.
    Paducah, KY.
    (270) 443-7759

  • MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN QUILTERS SOCIETY
    "One of its kind" in the US. This 30,000 sq. ft. museum houses 3 galleries with 200 quilts displayed. View themes from antique to contemporary. Book and Gift shop. Open Tuesday-Saturday year-round.
    215 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY.
    (270) 442-8856
  • ROSE HILL MUSEUM
    An early 19th century house overlooking Lake Barkley. Rose Hill stands in the shadow of "The Castle on the Cumberland", the KY State Penitentiary. Guided tours.
    Hwy 93 South to KY Hwy 730, Eddyville, KY.
    (270) 388-7322
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY MUSEUM
    This area was the site of one of the largest tobacco markets in the state of Kentucky. Browse through memorabilia relating to the past industry and the tobacco grown in this area.
    Mayfield KY.
    (270) 247-6101

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  • HARRAH'S CASINO
    Unlimited stakes, unlimited action, unlimited fun aboard a 1,650 passenger riverboat. Las Vegas style gambling on the Ohio River.
    Merv Griffin's landing, Metropolis, IL
    (800) 929-5905

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  • BARKLEY DAM AND VISITORS CENTER
    The Visitor's Center depicts river life in the steamboat era with audiovisual exhibits and artifacts. Mon-Fri 8 am.-4pm.; Weekends seasonally. Free admission.
    Grand Rivers, KY
    (270)362-4236

 

 

  • KENTUCKY DAM AND VISITORS CENTER
    Completed in 1945, the dam stands 206 ft. high overlooking Kentucky Lake. The observation deck provides a close-up view of the steady flow of barges. The power house is open daily for self-tours through parts of the power production area. Daily, 9am.-5pm., June 1-September 30. Free Admission.
    Gilbertsville, KY
    (270)362-4221

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  • CALVERT DRIVE-IN
    Call for movies and schedules
    Located on KY 95, Calvert City, KY.  www. calvert drive in.com
    (270) 395-4660

  • CHERI 5
    1008 Chestnut St., Murray, KY.
    (270) 753-3314, (800) 223-7593

  • KENTUCKY OAKS CINEMARK
    12 screen theater, Ky Oaks Mall, I-24 exit 4, Paducah, KY.
    (270) 444-9770

  • KENTUCKY OPRY
    Branson-Missouri-style family music show. Admission charge. Shows 8pm Friday and Saturday in June, July and August. Saturday only during the off-season. Reservations recommended.
    US 641, Draffenville, KY.
    (270) 527-3869, (888) 459-8704

  • MARKET HOUSE THEATER
    Broadway musicals, comedies, drama & children's shows are presented by this award-winning community theater located in historic downtown Paducah. Call for schedule and ticket information.
    141 KY Ave., Paducah, KY.
    (270) 444-6828

  • PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK
    Located in the city of Murray. P.O. Box 952, Murray, KY 42071.
    (270) 759-1752

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  • BUFFALO RANGE
    Across from The Homeplace you will find about 50 American Bison, which are native to this area.
    Located at Land Between the Lakes.
    (800)LBL-7077
  • ELK & BISON PRAIRIE
    A 750 acre drive-through wildlife viewing area featuring elk, bison & deer grazing on native prairie grasses.
    Located at Land Between the Lakes.
    (800)LBL-7077

  • GOLDEN POND PLANETARIUM
    Open 7 days a week, the planetarium features astronomy programs on its 40-foot domed screen.
    Located at Land Between the Lakes.
    (800)LBL-7077

  • THE HOMEPLACE 1850
    Step back in time at this living history farm where interpreters in period clothing re-create the chores and pastimes of a mid-19th century rural farm family. Special events, programs and festivals throughout the season.
    Located at Land Between the Lakes.
    (800)LBL-7077

  • THE NATURE STATION
    A nature museum that features a theater, plant and animal exhibits, self-guided tours and various types of wildlife. See red wolves, golden eagles, bald eagles and more. Canoe and bike rentals available.
    Located at Land Between the Lakes.
    (800)LBL-7077

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  • CIRCUS SKATE
    US HWY 641 N.
    Murray, KY
    (270) 753-9622
  • KINGSWAY SKATELAND
    3430 Wayne Sullivan Drive
    Paducah, KY
    (270) 443-1646

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Big Bear Resort's 2006

  July 4TH Celebration:
some of the fun captured in a few pictures

 
Lloyd Lipp as Uncle Sam with his wife, Carole and friends. Uncle Sam greets guests.
Norah and her friend, Kelli Watson, with Uncle Sam.
Carole Lipp, Janet Caldemeyer & LLoyd Lipp. The show organizers.
Relaxing during the Holiday.
Golf cart parade. Kids catching candy and necklaces that parade carts are throwing.
   

 

 

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