Discover More "To Do"Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Shop Until You Drop
Grand Rivers offers a shopping experience like no other. The quaint village shops are filled with everything from antiques to one-of-kind boutique clothing and more.
Looking for antiques, knives or firearms? Visit Grand Rivers Antique Mall for Case™ knives, specialty items and more. Have custom canvas needs? Creative Canvas will design and custom craft exactly what you are want.
For the fashionistas, “The Village Between The Lakes” will make you the envy of all your friends. Shop for lake and other great apparel at Patti’s 1880’s Settlement, The Chandlery Ship’s Store, or athletic wear at Wood-N-Wave.
When it’s time to redecorate your home or just spruce it up a little, Grand Rivers has get home and housewares shops. Visit the Grand Rivers Linen and Towel Outlet for bedding, towels and more. Find unique and custom made furniture and decorations at the Home Place, everything from lamps to rugs at Patti’s Settlement, and wall-hangings and home accessories at the Chandlery Ship’s Store. The one-of-a-kind photo art that can be found at the Lobby Gallery makes a great focal point in any home.
Love the outdoors? Need biking, kayaking and hiking gear and supplies? Wood-N-Wave Bicycles and Watersports has everything for the beginner to the pro to set you on your next adventure.
The necessities, the must haves no matter if you are camping, vacationing, fishing or just visiting for the day can be found at the Village Market & Cafe and at Village Liquors. From snacks and groceries to toiletries and wine, it’s a must to stop for your must haves.
Two of Grand Rivers most unique attractions to visitors are the man-made lakes, two of the largest in the United States, and the golf cart legal streets. When staying in Grand Rivers you must take advantage of enjoying both! Golf Cart and Boat rentals are available to complete your Village Between The Lakes experience.
Boat Rentals are available at Green Turtle Bay Resort. Not only are Avalon luxury pontoon boats and Alumacraft fishing boats available for you to enjoy on the waters of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, but a variety of paddle watercraft and tow toys are available as well. Rentals are available for full or half days and reservations can be made online.
Golf Cart Rentals are available to guests of Green Turtle Bay Resort and Grand Rivers Inn, and Rose of the Lakes B & B offers a complimentary cart for guests. Those that are staying at one of the other great accommodations offered in Grand Rivers, camping or visiting for the day can rent a golf cart from Mid-America Customs. Located just minutes from Grand Rivers, Mid-America Rentals will deliver a cart to you for the day, weekend or week and come pick it up when your done. It’s a great way to experience the village and a fun one too!
Explore The Lakes
Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake
Together, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley form the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. With over 210,000 acres of water, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley provide plenty of room for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreation.
Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley offers the best freshwater fishing in the country. Western Kentucky’s Rivers and lakes offer an abundance of sport fish including catfish, sauger, bass, crappie, and bluegill.
Grand Rivers is the only location with access to both Kentucky and Barkley Lakes within one mile of each other, the canal that connects both lakes, and access to the tailwaters of Kentucky and Barkley Dams. Discove more about lake recreation in Grand Rivers.
nDiscover The Relaxing Nature Of Grand Rivers
Hiking, Biking & Spa Days
Discover your serenity and peace in Grand Rivers.
No matter if your idea of relaxing involves a day at the Spa being pampered while doing nothing or getting out in the woods with nature, Grand Rivers has something to relax the stress away from everyday life.
Jade & Earth Spa, located at Green Turtle Bay Resort, offers a variety of massages, manicures, pedicures, cosmetic services and saunas. Enjoy being pampered in a professional tranquil atmosphere.
Nothing is more calming than Mother Earth as you hike or bike the trails of Land Between The Lakes. Your stress will melt away as the sounds and sights of nature take you to a peaceful state of mind.
Come, Relax and get away from it all in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
Always Something “To Do”
Movies, Bands, Festivals & Events
There is almost always something happening in Grand Rivers for families to enjoy. Whether it’s a special festival or a regular monthly event, one thing that you will never be is bored when visiting the Village Between The Lakes.
During the Spring and Summer months main street is blocked off in the center of town for a street dance on the second Saturday. A live band plays all your favorites while you show off your moves in the middle of the street. On the fourth Saturday, enjoy a new release movie in Little Lake Park on the large 17 foot screen. Both events are family-friendly and free to enjoy.
In addition to the regular events Grand Rivers is host to several festivals each year, include one the regions largest Christmas light displays during the Festival of Lights. Over 1.5 million lights adorn Patti’s Settlement, the park, and store fronts November through January each year. Visit the calendar of events for a current schedule.
LBL Spring Ultra Run
March 14, 2020
One of the largest runs in Western Kentucky. Runners can choose to participate in a 50 mile, 60 km, Marthon, or 23 km run.
Spring Quilt Show
April 22 – 25, 2020
View quilts up close at the Grand Rivers Quilt Show. Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets online at a discounted rate.
Golf Cart Poker Run
August 14, 2020
The Annual Grand Rivers Golf Cart Poker Run is a fun event that benefits Special Olympics. Cash, prizes and a chance to win big!
King Kat Tournament Trail
September 26, 2020
Fish the Cabela’s Bass Pro Shops King Kat Trail in Grand Rivers!
The Badgett Playhouse
Variety! Shows at the Badgett Theatre in Grand Rivers rival anything you can find in Branson or Nashville. High-calibre talent, music and performances right here in West Kentucky!
The Playhouse is a 6,000-square-foot facility located on JH O’Bryan in Grand Rivers behind the Welcome Center. It features state-of-the-art sound and lighting (including moving light fixtures), and 15 exciting shows per year! The auditorium is acoustically designed for the highest in sound and show quality. The facility is outfitted with curtains and stage rigging from Rose Brand, a leader in the industry.
See why hundreds of thousands people visit the Badgett Playhouse each year.