Tour SEKY News


May 30, 2014

Explore More than you would expect in  one of the commonwealth’s most authentic travel regions – Southern and Eastern Kentucky . Our verdant forests, pristine rivers and lakes, and mountain vistas have been welcoming travelers for centuries.

Enjoy rafting in the morning and antiquing in the afternoon with a bite of local cuisine in between.

The tabs at the top will take you on adventures you will remember for a lifetime. 


May 29, 2014

Whether you are seeking adventure on land or on the water, you can find it in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Thrill seekers have several options for off-road adventures, including the Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area in Harlan County and the Wilderness Trail Off Road Park in Bell County.

Adventurers can find heart-pounding rapids for rafting or kayaking across the region, or soak up the beauty along the hiking trails.

For more opportunities select the Outdoor Adventure tab at the top of this page.


May 28, 2014

Kentucky has always had a rich history of music and other stage enterainment.  We love our toe-tappin' country and bulegrass music!

Check out the Musical Adventure tab at the top of this page for more information.

"Trail Town USA"

December 18, 2012

TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted a special fall work study trip to Abingdon and Damascus Virginia August 29-31, 2012. Damascus is known as “Trail Town USA.” TOUR SEKY partnered with the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism to gear the trip toward communities working to become certified “Trail Towns” through the state’s new “Trail Town” program.

More than 30 people from communities throughout the state participated in the three day work shop.Participants included Judge Executives, Mayors, and tourism professionals from across the region. Read more »

TOUR SEKY Receives its 5th Organization of the Year Award

December 18, 2012

TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) was named
Organization of the Year out of 12 states during the Southeast Tourism Society’s(STS) Annual Shining Example Awards Banquet in Virginia Beach, Virginia on November 1, 2012. TOUR SEKY is the only organization to win the award five (5)times.  Read more »

TOUR SEKY Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the Region

December 18, 2012

TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) celebrated its 25th Anniversary September 26, 2012 with a celebration brunch and awards ceremony. The event was held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. Read more »

13th Annual Tourism Forum a Success

November 1, 2012

TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) held its 13th Annual Tourism Forum October 15, 2013 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. This year’s theme was “Unravel the Mystery of Tourism.”

The Annual Forum is the premier educational and networking event for tourism professionals, economic development representatives and elected officials in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. National speakers addressed important issues currently affecting the industry.  Read more »

Hatfield & McCoy Guided Tours Available

August 22, 2012

Pike County Tourism CVB is providing guided tours of the Hatfield-McCoy fues sites.  Some of the tours guides were featured on the History Channel Documentary "America's Feud:  Hatfield and McCoys."  The tours give visitors an opportunity to ask questions and learn abouth the feud while seeing many of the significant feud locations.  Read more »

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth...Southern and Eastern Kentucky

August 21, 2012

Make plans now to visit southern and eastern Kentucky to enjoy the picturesque fall foliage, mouth watering country cooking, and unforgettable southern hospitality. Drive the back roads to escape into a relaxing world of your own, ride the rails at Big South Fork Scenic Railway as you are powered by a real working steam engine, or hike some of the most amazing trails in the northern United States. Southern and eastern Kentucky is the most beautiful place on earth and is home to Cumberland Falls, Cumberland Gap, Portal 31 and many other unique destinations! Read more »


July 19, 2012

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and Big South Fork Scenic Railway have teamed up to bring you this exclusive offer!

Enjoy a historic train ride, museum tour, and lunch at Big South Fork Scenic Railway in Stearns then travel to Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Renfro Valley to relax with dinner and a show for only $49.99 per person.  For more information visit or  This offer is valid June - August 2012.