Southerners love to celebrate their favorite foods, their favorite pastimes and their favorite celebrations. And nowhere do folks like food and celebrations more than in Trigg County Kentucky.
As you drive Highway 68 from the east, you will see rolling farmland, family cemeteries dating back to the earliest settlers in Kentucky, stone walls and rows of trees dotting the landscapes. On your left, at B & B Foods, is the only remaining building in western Kentucky, constructed by German Prisoners of War during World War II, still in use.
Drive Business 68 pass the business section into the heart of Renaissance on Main Historic District where a person can be born (hospital), educated (school) and buried (cemetery) just by crossing the street. Just past this are numerous historic homes and two historic churches. Cadiz Baptist Chapel dates back to 1903. Cadiz Christian Church was built in 1840 and both have been lovingly cared for.
Stroll through historic downtown's arts and antiques district. Shop in the numerous antique and specialty shops. Tour historic Fairholme, the c. 1890 Victorian home to industrialist and entrepreneur, John L. Street.
Love fine art? Visit the Janice Mason Art Museum and spend the afternoon enjoying one of their world class exhibits. Listen to real Bluegrass music at Jim's Music Store or Lakeland Jamboree.
Savor the best food the south has to offer or simply find a bench and spend the day watching people.
Continue your drive west and visit Lake Barkley State Resort Par. Fish, hunt, boat, water ski, hike, golf or simply relax in a family friendly environment. Tour our national recreation area, Land Between the Lakes. Don't forget your camera. You will want to snap that unforgettable shot at the Bison & Elk Prairie.
If you visit in the spring, you will wonder at the thousands of buttercups in bloom (Daffodils for you Yankees). FYI - the buttercups were left behind when the resident moved from "Tween the Rivers" and it became Land Between the Lakes in the early 1960's.
Enjoy the rest of your drive west through Trigg County . . . and remember fondly the time spent
in the South's best kept secret.