Muhlenberg County Tourism

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Muhlenberg County Tourism The Kentucky state legislature approved the new county of Muhlenberg on December 14, 1798. Muhlenberg County was the thirty-second county addition to the state of Kentucky and was created from parts of the already existing Logan and Christian Counties. Muhlenberg County covered all the land that lay north of the new Christian-Logan County lines northward to the Green River, including at the time, land along the Green River which would become McLean County in 1854. Muhlenberg County is, for the most part, a rural area. Approximately 39 percent of all the land in Muhlenberg is taken up by farm land. However, Muhlenberg is also a place that contains a rich historical background with many different attractions for…show more content…
The town in which we now refer to as Central City was established in 1826. The great “Everly Brothers Monument and Museum” is located here and serves as a heavy tourist attraction for the county. The museum displays memorabilia of Phil and Don Everly, “the Everly Brothers”, and other Muhlenberg County Legends. The Music Complex includes an amphitheater and indoor theater. Central City also has a paved exercise trail that runs all the way to Greenville for walking, running, or bike riding for the whole family to enjoy. Probably the largest, most popular event of the year in Central City is the “Cruise In” which goes on all of Labor Day weekend. Families come from all over to show off their slick looking old or new model cars or trucks. The “Cruise In” also features the annual Everly Brothers Homecoming Concert. Another attraction that brings tourists from miles away is “Brewco Motorsports” which features several different Nascar Truck and Busch Series teams. Families are more than welcome to take a tour of the shop and talk to the race teams. Last but not least, Central City is home to the “Western Kentucky RV Park.” This campground features a relaxing atmosphere with no-limit electrical, water, sewer, phone and cable hookups as well as wireless internet and a large playground for the…show more content…
Muhlenberg County does have a great industrial image for the size of the county. Muhlenberg County has always been one of the largest coal producing counties in the state which has provided thousands and thousands of jobs over the years. Tennessee Valley Associate (TVA) is one of the biggest power plants in the state which has also provided many jobs for many people. Community relationships have also been a very big plus over the years for Muhlenberg County. There is a low rate of crime in the county and the people are very friendly. The area has always been known for its outgoingness and hospitality. However, regulatory practices such as airlines and travel agencies have not worked toward the benefit of the county. There is only one very small airport that is not able to hold large aircrafts, and the attractions are not quite big enough to get the attention of many travel agencies. Transportation access is also very slim in Muhlenberg County. There is not a bus system; neither is there very many taxis available therefore all the transportation is left up to the
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