Hey, y'all! It's no secret that I love exploring all that there is to do in Madisonville and all of Hopkins County. While they are a relatively small community in Western Kentucky, they boast great food, adventure, and some of the kindest people you'll ever meet! If you're booking your trip to Madisonville (and if you aren't, you should be!), look no further than these 13 Must-Do Activities in Madisonville and Hopkins County, KY.
13 Must-Do Activities in Madisonville and Hopkins County, KY
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PS: many of these are food-based; thus, come hungry!
Address: 26 W Center St, Madisonville, KY 42431
The Crowded House is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Madisonville. Do yourself a favor and order the fish and chips; for your appetizer, try their pretzel (warning: it's huge!).
Tradewater Brewing Company
Address: 111 W. Arch St, Madisonville, KY 42431
Unwind with a refreshing craft beer at Tradewater Brewing Company. Their diverse selection of handcrafted brews, combined with a relaxed ambiance, makes it the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy the local flavors.
Stay Overnight in a Kentucky Train Car
There's so much to do in Madisonville that you simply cannot do it in a single day. While they have great hotel options, my favorite accommodation that I have stayed in is a remodeled train car that is located on a family farm. It's the perfect getaway - and one you will remember! Read more about my experience here.
Ferrell's Snappy Service
Address: 112 N. Main St, Madisonville, KY 42431
Treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering burger at Ferrell's Snappy Service. With its old-school charm and delicious bites, Ferrell's is certainly a favorite of the locals. Watch your food be cooked right in front of you... and come hungry!
Big City Market and Coffee Bar
Address: 25 Sugg St, Madisonville, KY 42431
For a cozy morning or afternoon, head to Big City Market and Coffee Bar. You'll love both their drinks and their food; I'm a huge fan of their biscuits, croissants, and danishes!
Swaggy P's BBQ
Address: 45 Veterans Dr, Hanson, KY 42413
Savor the smoky goodness of BBQ at Swaggy P's. From tender ribs to flavorful pulled pork, this hidden gem in Hanson is a must-visit for barbecue aficionados. If they are serving ribs, be sure to get there early -- they will sell out!
MadCity Wicks & Wine
Address: 37 S Main St, Madisonville, KY 42431
Tap into your creative side and design custom candles at MadCity Wicks & Wine. Located in Downtown Madisonville, this is the perfect outing with a group, as a date night, or as a way to treat yourself. If you've always wanted to create a candle that was perfectly aligned to your preferences, this is the place for you.
Mahr Park Arboretum
Address: 55 Mahr Park Rd, Madisonville, KY 42431
Immerse yourself in nature's beauty at Mahr Park Arboretum. You'll have the opportunity to stroll through well-maintained gardens and serene walking paths. This is a gem of Hopkins County!
Historical Society Museum of Hopkins County
Address: 107 Union St, Madisonville, KY 42431
Dive into the rich history of the region at the Historical Society Museum. You'll discover artifacts, exhibits, and stories that offer a glimpse into the past of Hopkins County.
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts
Address: 2000 College Dr, Madisonville, KY 42431
Located on the campus of Madisonville Community College, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is host to a plethora of shows throughout the year - from theatre, to comedy, to music performances... there's something for everyone!
Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant
Address: 538 Island Ford Rd, Madisonville, KY 42431
Indulge in the art of hibachi dining at Mt. Fuji. You'll have the opportunity to watch skilled chefs prepare your meal with flair as you enjoy the flavors of Japanese cuisine. The portions are huge!
Address: 502 Hall St, Madisonville, KY 42431
If you like shopping for antiques, look no further than Kesterson's Antiques! At Kesterson's, you'll find quality pieces at great prices. Save some trunk room!
Maggie's Cakes and More
Address: 39 S Main St, Madisonville, KY 42431
Complete your journey with a sweet treat from Maggie's Cakes and More. From cupcakes, to cake pops, to nearly any sweat treat you can imagine -- Maggie's the place to be if you have a sweet tooth!
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