21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Owsley County may not have amusements parks, a bowling alley, or be a hopping big city…. but we do have things to do here! And the awesome thing is this post discusses all the FREE things to do. Here is a list of 21 FREE things you can do in Owsley County…..free is always good!

  • Visit the Abe Lincoln Relief Sculpture (this will hopefully be accessible soon!)
    • Learn more about the sculpture here.
  • Take a scenic walk (we have some of the most beautiful scenery!)
  • Visit the grave site of Daniel Boone’s granddaughter Leah (there are other family members buried here as well)
  • Go fishing in the South Fork River (It runs right through Booneville!)
    • You can put in at either the Wolf Creek Bridge/Boat Ramp (closed until August 2015 for repairs) or at the Fish Creek Boat Ramp
  • Visit the various waterfalls in the county
  • Take a scenic drive (make sure you don’t get lost–cell service in limited in some areas)
  • Visit the Veterans Wall and War Memorial at the Owsley County Courthouse
    21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

               Owsley County War Memorial

    21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

    Owsley County Veterans Wall

  • Go ATV riding (be sure you are not riding on private property…always get permission.
  • Visit Buffalo (a part of the county that has beautiful scenery that is great for riding! It is an area of the county that is secluded but very peaceful.)
  • Go canoeing/kayaking down the South Fork River (it starts in Clay County and runs through Owsley and into Lee County)
    • Again you can put in at either the Wolf Creek Bridge/Boat Ramp (closed until August 2015 for repairs) or at the Fish Creek Boat Ramp
  • Visit the Earl Combs marker in Pebworth
  • Take your kids to the Owsley County Park
  • Visit the Owsley County Courthouse and admire the photos on the building (these are from various locations around the county)
21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Owsley County Courthouse

  • Visit the various cemeteries (believe it or not people come here every year to view our cemeteries)
  • Visit the annual Daniel Boone Days or what most people refer to as the Street Dance (in the Owsley County Action Team parking lot)
    • This is our annual festival hosted near the 4th of July. This year it falls on Friday, July 3
      • Free live music, vendors, cake walks, socializing, and FIREWORKS!
21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Daniel Boone Days (Street Dance)

21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Daniel Boone Days (Street Dance)

  • Visit the Historical Jail (built during the WPA era)
    • Located right in town on Jockey Street (right behind the Owsley County Board of Education). It has the original cells in the upstairs
21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Owsley County Historical Jail

  • Visit the Owsley County Historical Society and learn all about Owsley County’s heritage
  • Go on a scenic drive and see the beautiful Quilt Barn Squares
  • The Booneville Cruise-In
    • Every 1st and 3rd weekend of the month at the Senior Citizen’s/Spencer’s parking lot (psst…FYI they have restroom access)
      • Cars, motorcycles, and whatever else you’ve got is welcome!
21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Booneville Cruise-In

21 Free Things To Do In Owsley County

Booneville Cruise-In

  • Visit the Owsley County Public Library’s Genealogy Room
    • Take to kiddos with you and check out a book/movie or get on the computer
  • Occasional community plays

Wow what a list! I bet my fellow Owsley Countians/Boonevillians didn’t think we had this much free stuff to do. You’re welcome ;)!

I challenge someone to do every single one of these! Be sure to tell me how much fun you had doing them :).

If you have any questions about any of these activities feel free to email me at kirstiepthompson@yahoo.com. I am the Chair of tourism in Owsley County and I would love to help!

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