Welcome to "The Heart of the Kentucky River" located in Beattyville/Lee County, KY. We are just 20 minutes south of the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. Our small river community has a large heart and great southern hospitality. We have a number of attractions and activities. You can enjoy outdoor adventures, cabin rentals, historical sites, festivals and local events.
The Beattyville/Lee County Tourism Commission was established in November 2011 by a joint ordinance between the City of Beattyville and the Lee County Fiscal Court. Our funding comes from a 3% transient room tax on the rental properties in Lee County. The commission uses these funds for promotions and recreational development.
Tour our site for information on lodging, events, attractions and more. Also contact our tourism office at
(606) 464-5038 and we will help you plan a visit to "The Heart of the Kentucky River"!
"This small river town is a great place to visit. It is full of history, adventure, and breathtaking views!" - Pat Banks, Kentucky Riverkeeper
December 12, 2014 - Lee County High School Homecoming vs. Owsley Co.
Events start with the Bobcats playing at 6:00pm at LCHS gym followed by the homecoming ceremony and Ladycats game at 8:00pm.
December 13, 2014 - A Down Home Appalachian Christmas at Natural Bridge State Park
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8am-10:30am Down Home Christmas Breakfast
8:30am-noon Photos with Santa
9am-2pm Toy Building Workshop
9:30am-1pm Story Telling and Treats
10am- 6pm Artisan Fair with Live Local Music
11am-8pm Christmas Dinner Buffet
7:30pm-10:30pm Barn Dance
December 13, 2014 - Breakfast with Santa
10am-1pm at Happy Top Community Center for $5 you can have a pancake breakfast and for $3 have a photo made with Santa or the Grinch. All proceeds go to Lee County Helping Hands Food Pantry.
December 17, 2014 - People's Exchange Bank Open House
11am-1pm Enjoy refreshments and register for prize giveaway. Highway 11 South in Beattyville.
December 20, 2014 - Cliffview Christmas Party
Starting at 2pm for the children and families of Lee and Wolfe Counties is a Dr. Suss themed Christmas Party in the Activity Center of Cliffview Resort.
December 23, 2014 - Blood Drive at City Hall
Give the gift of live by stopping by Beattyville City Hall between 10am-2pm and giving blood. You could win a gift certificate to Walmart.
December 31, 2014 - New Year's Teen Lock In at Lee Co. Rec. Center
Teen Lock in for grades 7-12.