Moonshine, Mountains, and Music – July 7-9, 2017
Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9, 2017
$469.00 per person double
$449.00 per person triple
$429.00 per person quad
$569.00 per person single
Depart Lafayette at 6:00 A.M., Lebanon at 6:30 A.M. and Indianapolis at 7:00 A.M.
Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, admissions per itinerary, moonshine tasting, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners) and an Imperial Escort.
Today we travel to Prestonsburg, Kentucky nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and known as the “Star City of Eastern Kentucky”. Your two nights’ accommodations will be at the Jenny Wiley Lodge. Relax and enjoy a leisurely pontoon boat ride on beautiful Dewey Lake. Enter the “Moonshine Hideout” and watch “Uncle Shine” produce his famous elixir. Kick back to the favorite tunes of the “Moonshine Band” as you feast-out on a mountain style outdoor Bar-B-Q. A tasting of some corn squeezin’s included.
Visit the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum, dedicated to the country music entertainers who were born or lived near U.S. 23, including Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Ricky Skaggs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dwight Yoakam, and many more! Next stop Van Lear Coal Mining Museum with displays on coal mining tools, a restored “company” doctor’s office and a post office. A “miner’s lunch” is included. Stop at Webb’s Grocery, owned by Loretta Lynn’s brother, Herman. Listen to the story of Loretta and Crystal (her sister), as you travel aboard shuttles along the 2 mile narrow and winding road to Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Hollow Home Place. Experience the out-of-this-world activities at the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium. Dinner is included at Billy Ray’s Restaurant with all the fixins! Enjoy “Front Porch Pickin” at Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry. There’s never a shortage of things to do, see, and hear in this picturesque corner of America.