Wildlife & Sightseeing

Eastern Kentucky Natural Beauty

Wildlife Viewing Area
A newly erected wildlife viewing area on Jewel Ridge (Route 463) in southern Perry County is a great place to view elk as well as bears, deer, and turkey. Fall is the best time to view the elk and hear their bugling. The wildlife viewing area is open year-round.

Bobby Davis Memorial Park & Museum
606-439-4325
Mr. Lawrence O. Davis created a “living memorial” for his son, Bobby Davis, and the other young men from Perry County who lost their lives in World War II. Thus, the Bobby Davis Memorial Park was deeded to the City of Hazard on July 1, 1946. A library also operated on the museum’s grounds from 1947 until 1967. In 1983, Mr. Davis began work to establish a museum on the park’s site, which was dedicated one year later during the Black Gold Festival. The museum, established in 1983, houses local history exhibits, library and archives containing photographs, historical documents, oral history tapes, artifact collections and a gift shop. A peaceful waterfall, constructed by the City of Hazard, graces the plaza in front of the building. The county 4H council maintains an herb garden in the park, which along with benches and tables contribute to the park’s serene atmosphere. The park is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral
606-398-7328
Built in 1928, this majestic Cathedral was constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains. It is one of only three remaining buildings of the Witherspoon College campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cathedral features a Hook & Hasting pipe organ as well. Free tours are available by request 9:00am-5:00pm daily.

Mother Goose HouseMother Goose Inn
The Mother Goose Building in Hazard is a monument to the imagination and creative genius of George Stacy. Stacy started working on the house in 1935 using a goose skeleton to build the home to scale. The house was completed in 1940 and contains rocks from many US states and Canada. To this day the Goose continues to attract attention worldwide. It’s been featured in the New York Times, on the Oprah Winfrey Show and on Home and Garden Television’s “Extreme Homes.”

Jewel Ridge Mountain Elk Viewing Station
Take Hwy. 15 S., Exit right on ramp to Hwy. 7, 11.37 miles on 7, turn right onto 699, 7.6 miles, turn left onto 463, travel 5 miles, station on left going up hill.

Wildlife Viewing Area
A newly erected wildlife viewing area on Jewel Ridge (Route 463) in southern Perry County is a great place to view elk as well as bears, deer, and turkey. Fall is the best time to view the elk and hear their bugling. The wildlife viewing area is open year-round.

All Terrain Elk Tours
606-436-2635 or 606-233-7470
Provided by Danny Combs, 18354 KY Hwy 476, Hazard, Ky. 41701
Elk tours at their finest. Each tour personalized just for you. Get closer to the elk than you ever thought possible! Website: allterrainelktours.com

Saddle Up Elk Tours
606-642-3656 or 606-634-3504
Provided by William and Bernice Amburgey, these exciting elk tours include horses and equipment for two people. Tours will last approximately 2 1/2 hours and are held in Knott County off of Highway 80. Dates are flexible. The cost is $70.00 per person, with a maximum number of four people per tour. This is definitely an experience you will never forget. We also offer customized weekend adventures - with horses and camping equipment all included. Visit www.trailsrus.com/saddleuptours for more information.

Perry County Quilt Trail
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* Hazard Perry County Tourism does not endorse hunting and fishing guide services. Listings are provided as resource only. To be listed, please contact Hazard Perry County Tourism.