We want you to come take a hike on one of our trails! We also want to send you up a creek but we’ll rent you a paddle (and a canoe.) We really are a nice bunch and will be happy to share our rolling hills and bluegrass so you can enjoy a little peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Carrollton has a variety of music events through out the year, (not just fiddling, sorry to get all your Bluegrass hopes up). You don’t even have to be a millionaire to get front row seats either. Most music events are free! You can also find good food at these events….think tasty, slow cooked BBQ. Carrollton hosts several fishing tournaments during the year and we pay good prize money….which is a certain kind of FUN! Point Park is the perfect place to launch your own boat and enjoy the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers! There’s some kind of FUN for just about everyone in Carrollton!
Sleep on a blanket under the stars in one of our two campgrounds or snuggle into a cozy king sized bed in one of the 24 newly renovated cottages at General Butler State Resort Park. Carrollton has plenty of choices for lodging with the park, six other hotels, a B&B and 2 campgrounds. Two Rivers Campground is located within walking distance of the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers! We have plenty of ADA accessible rooms and all with the luxuries of home..yes, that includes free wifi! We want you to “check-in” (Facebook users you know what we’re talking about) after you check-in with us!
Three words. Kentucky. Hot. Brown. If you haven’t had this baked country ham, roasted turkey, smothered in cheese, topped with bacon and tomato, (you have to have your vegetables) dish, then you have to try one while you’re in Carrollton! You can also enjoy other Kentucky Country Fare like pinto beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, and great fried fish at more than one place in town! We can be healthy too! We like to grow our own produce and keep the cooking in the family here. The Farmers Market is a great place to find local produce May through October. Local stores carry Kentucky Proud items too!
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225
Thursday, July 9th
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series –
Rising talents and tough NASCAR Camping World Trucks take on the circuit’s roughest track!
LiftMaster Pole Day & NASCAR XFINITY Series 300 Race Day
Friday, July 10th
NASCAR XFINITY Series –
One value-packed ticket delivers two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practices sessions, NSCS Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Qualifying, NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) qualifying and the NXS Kentucky 300 race!
NSCS Quaker State 400 pres. by Advance Auto Parts
Saturday, July 11th
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series –
Our NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts returns for the fifth time in our history. Enjoy an energetic atmosphere filled with music, food and fun while watching the world’s best stock car drivers face one of the toughest challenges in all of racing!
NASCAR Racing Experience
Friday, July 24th – Saturday, July 25th
Race real NASCAR racecars by yourself with no on-board instructor and pass other students on Kentucky Speedway’s challenging 1.5-mile tri-oval! You bring the talent, we’ll provide a personal race instructor and radio communications.
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure
Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th
Race like a NASCAR champion at more than 170 mph on one of the toughest tracks on the circuit to master. You can ride along or select an experience in which you drive cars used in the Sprint Cup Series!
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Saturday, August 15th – Sunday, August 16th
The Rusty Wallace Racing Exprience offers stock car driving experiences throughout the spring and summer at Kentucky Speedway. Drive or ride along on one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR schedule!
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th
The heart-pounding, white-knuckle entertainment of a ride or drive behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car with the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Kentucky Speedway is the fastest thing you can do in the Bluegrass State. There is no better memory of Kentucky than roaring around one of the toughest NASCAR tracks to master at speeds as high as 160 mph while friends and family cheer you on from pit road!
ARCA Racing Series 150
Friday, September 25th
One hundred fifty miles of ARCA Racing Series action opens our September weekend!
NASCAR XFINITY Series 300
Saturday, September 26th
XFINITY Series stars return to close out the season with excitement!
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Carroll County Tourism Office
515 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008
Paid in part by the KY Department of Travel & Tourism.