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
November 29, 2014 - Small Business Saturday
What is Beattyville/Lee County doing to promote shopping locally...Giving away FIVE $100 gift cards to people who shops small on Small Business Saturday! Here is how to participate...
1) On Saturday, November 29th, 2014 go to one or many local participating businesses in Lee County and the City of Beattyville.
2) Fill out your information and drop it into the "SHOP SMALL DROP BOX", One drop per person per store..be sure to visit at all the stores for multiple chances to win.
While you are there, support local business by making a purchase at that store. Purchase is not necessary to enter the drawing, however think about what do you need done this month and if that task can be done locally. Oil change, hair cut, groceries, holiday shopping! Try shopping local first!
Follow our social media on Facebook for more info and to learn special one day discounts from participating businesses. Drawing will occur Monday, December 1st at 3:00pm in the Tourism Center Caboose
November 29, 2014 - Christmas Spirit
Starting at 6:00pm there will be a Christmas Parade though Main Street, tree lighting at the Lee County Courthouse. Photos with Santa and the Kiwanis treat giveaway.