When you visit Grand Rivers bring your suitcase 'cause you'll need more than a few hours to enjoy all there is to do in and around our village. You'll find lodging, restaurants and shopping, history and lots of friendly people.
Grand Rivers is the gateway to the northern entrance to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL), and Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, the largest bodies of fresh water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf. Go hiking, biking, boating, fishing, sailing, or shopping. Finish the day with a great meal or sit on the beach and watch the sunset.
The Village of Grand Rivers, the only community in western Kentucky's lakes area that fronts on both Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, is situated on KY 453 just three miles south of exit 31 from I-24. Nestled in a small valley at the widest points of these superb lakes, Grand Rivers bills itself as Kentucky's Premier Resort Village - a claim that is hard to argue with considering what this quaint little town has to offer.
With two of the region's finest marina/resorts, Lighthouse Landing and Green Turtle Bay, one on each lake - Grand Rivers provides unlimited water recreation. The Village also lies at the northern entrance to the 170,000 acre Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. This proximity gives active folks the opportunity for outdoor recreation of all kinds - boating, hiking, biking, swimming, hunting and fishing, camping, and wildlife encounters galore. In addition, visitors will find a variety of comfortable lodgings, shopping from antiques to boutiques, and a great selection of restaurants with menus ranging from fast food to fine dining - including the world famous Patti's 1880's Settlement, a fixture in Grand Rivers for almost a quarter century.
If entertainment is what you want Grand Rivers has it, starting with the Spring Festival and Quilt Show in late April, a Mid-Summer Festival the first weekend in August, and a free street dance with live music every Saturday night between Memorial Weekend and the Hunter's Moon Festival in mid-October. There is also a dance at the Community building every Friday night except during the Quilt Show or on holidays. And there are plenty of other entertainment opportunities both in Grand Rivers and in other communities just a few minutes away. When you add in a large number of public golf courses around the area, not to mention a half dozen terrific museums, water craft and bicycle rentals, and easy travel to other nearby attractions, Grand Rivers' central location makes it just the right place to recharge your batteries.
Whether you are seeking active recreation or just want to kick back and enjoy the scenery, from sunrise to spectacular sunset and late into the evening Grand Rivers is the perfect spot for a family outing-- or that romantic getaway.
The Village Playhouse (shown at left) is the host location for a new Variety! show.
In addition to the theatrical, it is used for conventions, private rentals for weddings and receptions, and seminars for both business and educational applications.
The Playhouse is a 6,000 square foot facility located on JH O’Bryan in Grand Rivers behind the existing Welcome Center. It has a state of the art sound and lighting system (including moving light fixtures).
The 285 seat Playhouse is designed as a multi-use facility. The auditorium structure is designed with seven ten-foot plateaus with three rows of seating on each. The seating is designed with comfortable three inch foam pads and is the same movable style as that used by NBA teams and arenas around the country.