Dueling Barrels in Coal Country – Sept. 15 – 17, 2020

Pike County, KY & Mingo County, WV


SEPTEMBER 15 – 17, 2020

Depart Lafayette at 6:30 AM, Lebanon at 7:00 AM and Indianapolis at 7:30 AM.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, luggage handling, admissions per itinerary,
5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners) and Imperial Escort.

Imperial Travel takes you to the hills and hollers of Appalachia.  Mingo County, WV and Pike County, KY where the mere mention of Hatfields and McCoys stirs up visions of lawlessness- fightin’, feudin’ and like a country music song, some crazier lovin’!   Re-enactors and interpreters bring to life the historic significance of the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s long feuds for land, livestock, loyalty and women. Was it the Civil War that started the fighting’?  Was it the prosperity of the coal and rail industry?  Join us to find out what ignited the famous feud which spanned generations.  Visits to the Matewan Museum, the Hog Trial Cabin, the Randall McCoy Well Site and more!

You will spend two nights at the May Lodge in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park with some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Kentucky. Dine on traditional Kentucky fare in the Music Highway Grill with two evenings of toe tapping entertainment. 

Dueling Barrel Distillery-Nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky, you’ll find Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, where handcrafted beverages are a toast to the proud spirit of the mountains and the passionate people who shape the region.  Stories that move mountains live here, the dawn of Bluegrass music and starry nights spent making moonshine along the Tug Fork stream. Not to be outdone by Dueling Barrels, you will enjoy a Dueling Pianos breakfast and a morning boat ride on Dewey Lake!

No tour of Kentucky is complete without a visit to US 23 Country Music Highway.  Memorabilia displaying the lives from the many US Highway 23 country music stars who call Eastern Kentucky home. Learn about the country crooners who sang about momma, trucks and broken hearts such as singer/songwriter Larry Cordle, who wrote the “Highway 40 Blues”, Tom T. Hall, “Harper Valley PTA”, Ricky Skaggs, “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You”, The Judds, “Momma He’s Crazy” and a host of others.

After two fun filled days, estimated return to Lafayette is 8 PM.