Welcome to Ashland, Kentucky!
Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, where Kentucky meets its neighbors Ohio and West Virginia, you’ll find Ashland. Whether you want to engage in outdoor recreational activities, attend a festival, take in a concert, travel the Country Music Highway, visit a museum or just enjoy the scenic beauty; Ashland offers many choices for how to spend your time.
Being on the shore of the Ohio, it’s no surprise that many outdoor activities in our area revolve around the water. What you may not realize is that in addition to the river, Carter Caves State Park , Greenbo Lake State Park, Yatesville Lake State Park and Ohio’s Lake Vesuvius Recreational Area are all only minutes away! Whether your pleasure is boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, camping or hiking; you’re sure to find just what you enjoy at one of these great locations.
If you’d rather stay dry, maybe you’re up for some golf or tennis. The area has numerous 18-hole golf courses and one of the best tennis centers in all of Kentucky!
After a full day, spend the evening dining at one of Ashland’s fine restaurants or attending a performance at the downtown Paramount Arts Center. Resplendent in its Art Deco style, the Paramount offers a wide performing arts venue from music to ballet.
While you’re in the area, take a leisurely stroll through historic downtown. A map, available through the Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, will guide you past one site after another that played an important role in Ashland’s development. Don’t miss this opportunity to stop by the riverfront area, to see the beautiful floodwall murals.