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Benton (Kentucky)

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Benton is a city in the Kentucky Lake region in Kentucky's Western Waterlands. Unless noted, the area code for all listings is 270.

Get in[edit]

The main routes into Benton are:

  • Purchase Parkway – A controlled-access highway built as part of the state's "parkway" system of toll roads, but now a freeway. The highway, which runs in a general northeast-southwest direction, funnels in traffic from Interstate 24 to the north. It will eventually become part of Interstate 69. The main exit to Benton is Exit 43 (Kentucky Route 348). A second Benton exit, Exit 41 (US 641), is less useful for traffic heading into town, as it mainly serves to direct traffic heading to Murray.
  • US 68 – A two-lane east-west highway whose western end is near Paducah, it provides access to Land Between the Lakes and the southern tier of Kentucky.
  • US 641 – North of the city, it is a two-lane road running parallel to the Purchase Parkway. South of the city, it becomes a four-lane divided highway running to Murray.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Kentucky Opry Country Music Show, 88 Chilton Rd, 527-3869, [1]. A good, clean wholesome family show. The Kentucky Opry will entertain you with Gospel, Country, 50's and some great impersonations of your favorite Grand Ole Opry stars.

Do[edit][add listing]

Family Fun[edit]

  • Forgotten Past, 3390 US Hwy 68 E, 42025, 527-9244, [2]. Go-carts, 18 hole miniature golf, bumper cars, museum, arcade and gifts. Open daily at 1PM, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekends in May and September. Located on US 68, 3 miles east of Draffenville.

Golf[edit]

  • Benton Golf and Country Club, Golf Course Rd., 527-9673. 18 Holes / Open-Private.
  • Birmingham Pointe Golf Club, Golf Course Rd., 354-5050. 18 Holes / Open-Private.
  • The Marvel Golf Course, 55 Cross Rd., 42025, 354-9050. 18 Holes / Semi-Private.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Antiques Et Cetera & The Emporium, 1026 Main St., 527-7922.
  • Brenda's Antiques, 7776 US 68W, 898-6536.
  • Floy's Antiques, 4397 US Hwy 68 W, 527-8287.
  • Lazy Ridge Country Store, 17 Cascade Hills Ln., 527-0427.
  • Martin's Country Store, 287 Cascade Hills Ln., 527-2245.
  • Odds & Ends, 95 N Main St., 527-2487.
  • Shop-O-Rama, US 68E, 527-8361.
  • Treasured Memories, 1207 Main St., 527-0039.

Eat[edit][add listing]

In addition to many chain restaurants, there are some local establishments in Benton:

  • 4 Little Pigs BBQ, 527-9471.
  • Bee Spring Lodge Restaurant, 573 Bee Spring Rd., (800) 732-0088. Enjoy breakfast or lunch inside the cozy restaurant or outside at the patio. Full breakfast and lunch menu made to order. Grill is open 6AM-2PM daily, closed on Thursday.
  • Benton Drive In 527-3484.
  • Big Bear Resort Restaurant, 30 Big Bear Rd., (800) 922-BEAR, [3]. Breakfast & lunch. Open for the fishermen.
  • El Costeno Grille, 527-2797.
  • Godfather's Pizza, 527-3099.
  • Hutchen's BBQ, 527-9424.
  • Lacey's Family Restaurant, 527-7275.
  • Main Street Java, 527-1811.
  • Majestic Pizza & Steakhouse, 527-1493.
  • Mr. Gatti's Pizza, 527-2727.
  • O'Deli's, 527-9130.
  • Parcell's Foods, 527-9300.
  • Peking Chinese Restaurant, 527-2399.

Drink[edit][add listing]

The city of Benton is dry—no alcohol sales are allowed. Calvert City, about 10 miles north at the end of the Purchase Parkway, allows sales of alcohol by the drink in larger restaurants (seating at least 100). Mayfield (about 15 miles west on the parkway) also allows sales by the drink. The nearest place that allows packaged sales is now Murray (about 20 miles south on 641).

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Aire Castle Bed & Breakfast, 435 Salem Chapel Rd. North, 42025 354-5004 or (866) 403-AIRE. or 270-354-5004, [4].
  • Azar Lodge, 272 Captains Ln., 442-4991, 443-4594 or 556-3515, [5].
  • Bee Spring Lodge, 626 Bee Spring Rd., 354-6515 or (800) 732-0088, [6].
  • Big Bear Resort, 30 Big Bear Resort Rd., 354-6414 or (800) 922-BEAR, [7].
  • Cedar Knob Resort, 1434 Cedar Knob Rd., 354-6998 or (800) 428-7986, [8].
  • Cozy Cove Waterfront Resort, 1917 Reed Rd., 354-8168 or (800) 467-8168, [9].
  • Dinner Bell Cottages 13444 US 68 E, 354-6521.
  • Hester's Spot In The Sun, 350 Hester Rd., 354-8280 or (800) 455-7481, [10].
  • High Ridge Resort, 40 Ridge Loop, 354-8989 or (800) 684-8989, [11].
  • Hickory Hill Resort, 90 Hickory Hill Ln., 354-8207 or (800) 280-HILL, [12].
  • Holiday Inn Express 173 Caroll Rd, 42025. 527-5300, [13].
  • King Creek Resort & Marina, 972 King Creek Rd., 354-8268 or (800) 733-6710, [14].
  • Malcolm Creek Resort, 325 Gutherie Dr., 42025 354-6496 or (800) 733-6713, [15].
  • Shamrock Motel 806 Main St., 527-1341.
  • Shawnee Bay Resort, 1297 Shawnee Bay Rd, 354-8360 or (800) 272-4413, [16].
  • Sportsman's Lodge, 12710 US 68 E, 354-8333 or (800) 733-6716, [17].
  • Sportsman's Anchor Resort, 12888 US 68 E, 354-8493 or (800) 326-3625, [18].
  • Southern Komfort Resort 460 Southern Komfort Rd, 354-6422 or (800) 526-4946.
  • Tall Oaks Bay Off US 68 near Jonathan Creek, (815) 436-4546. [19]
  • Town & Country Resort, 1425 Gardner Rd., 354-6587 or (800) 422-LAKE, [20].
  • Whispering Oaks Resort, 267 Millers Rd., 354-6628 or (800) 788-1061, [21].

Camping[edit]

  • Bee Spring Lodge, 626 Bee Spring Rd, 42025, (800) 732-0088. 12 sites.
  • Big Bear Resort, 30 Big Bear Rd, 42025 (800) 922-BEAR. 75 sites.
  • Birmingham Point RV Park, 5295 Barge Island Rd, 354-8482. 15 sites.
  • Lakeside Campground & Marina, 12363 US 68 E, (800) 842-9018. On Kentucky Lake. 110 sites.
  • Malcolm Creek Resort, 325 Guthrie Dr, (800) 733-6713. On Kentucky Lake. 42 sites.
  • Sportsman's Anchor Resort, 12888 US 68 E, (800) 326-3625. On Kentucky Lake. 55 sites.
  • Southern Komfort Resort, 460 Southern Komfort Rd, (800) 526-4946. On Kentucky Lake. 200 sites.
  • Town & Country Resort, 1425 Gardner Rd, (800) 347-1470. 31 sites.

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