Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.
State parks provide a great place for a getaway weekend along with excellent food, entertainment, natural beauty and scenery. Listed below are the parks with Valentine’s packages and programs and the park phone number.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Valentine Weekend, Feb. 10-12
Barren River State Resort Park invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Bring your special someone for a fun, romantic weekend getaway. Friday night is Famous Couples karaoke -- dress as your favorite couple, real or fictional. Saturday will feature the “Not –so Newly Wed Game” to see how well you know your sweetheart. Saturday night, sit down in the Driftwood Restaurant and enjoy a dinner buffet featuring prime rib. Then dance to your favorite songs provided by Aces Entertainment. Dinner, Dance and lodging packages are available. For more information call 270-646-2151.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Sweetheart’s Dinner, Feb. 11
Bring your special someone for a fun-filled evening of live music by Piano Doctor & Company – Dave Stahl will be performing live 5-8 p.m. The dinner buffet will have your favorites -- sliced roast beef, golden fried catfish with hush puppies and herb roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli spears, honey glazed carrots and buttered corn, salad and various desserts. The price is $16 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 6-12 years and free 5 and under. The price includes a drink. Call 606-398-7510.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
, Olive Hill
Valentine’s Dinner Theater, Feb. 11-12
Carter Caves will explode with laughter with our Valentine Murder Mystery. You and your partner will enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, featuring several of our chef’s specialties. Then, test your sleuth skills as you help solve the fiendishly funny live performance by the company Murder and Merriment. Join us for a night of romance – and terror! Show times are Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Seating will begin at 6:45 p.m. The cost for the dinner and show is $34.95 (plus tax) per person. The park is also offering a package that includes the dinner, show and an overnight stay in Lewis Caveland Lodge for just $131.95 + tax for two people. Call 606-286-4411.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Valentine Getaway, Feb. 11-12
Cumberland Falls has been a romantic getaway for decades. Bring your special someone for a night of entertainment and relaxation. Murder and Merriment production company will entertain you with an interactive mystery theater on Saturday night. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. The Saturday night package, which includes lodge room, dinner and show for two and breakfast on the Sunday for two for only $176.50. Dinner & Mystery Theater only is $39.50 per person. The show is called Silent Night Deadly Night. Eight guests are staying at a luxury ski resort when a blizzard hits and an avalanche closes down the only road leading down the mountain. The power goes out and when lights are restored, it is discovered that the resort owner is found stabbed to death! It's a night of terror! Detective Jennifer Fletcher is on hand to solve the mystery. For information and reservations call 606-528-4121.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Sweetheart Night, Feb. 11-12
Dale Hollow Lake State Park is hosting a Sweetheart Night on Saturday, Feb. 11. Enjoy a romantic evening getaway with us with a prime rib dinner for two in the Island View Restaurant followed by live entertainment, dancing and light hors d'oeuvres in our Ray Mullinix Convention Center. The package, including one night in a lodge room, is only $139.95. Entertainment will be provided by the Tin Sleep Band. The dinner buffet includes smoke roasted prime rib beef, chicken jubilee, shrimp penne pasta, apple bleu stuffed pork cutlet, chef's choice of side items such as whipped potatoes and gravy, asparagus casserole, baked apples, green beans, and bow tie pasta alfredo. We also have a Chocolate Medley Dessert Bar with a variety of desserts and a soup and salad bar. Menu selection will be limited on this special occasion. A cash bar will be available during our Sweetheart night event. Dinner and dance only is $90 per couple. For more information or to make reservations, please call 270-433-7431.
General Butler State Resort Park
Perfect Harmony Dinner, Dance, Feb. 11-12
Celebrate Valentine's with General Butler State Resort Park! Packages and individual tickets will be sold at the front desk. Our dinner theatres are the best in the park system. The band Green River is a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band that will get you dancing! The Butler Lodge overnight packages for $185.95 plus tax includes a lodge room for one night, dinner for two, and entertainment at the General Butler Conference Center, along with a good morning Sunday breakfast buffet located inside Butler Lodge- Two Rivers Restaurant. Cottage packages are also available. Tickets for the dinner theater only are $50 a person. Call 502-732-4384.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Valentine’s Day Dinner, Feb. 14
Bring your sweetheart out to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park's Valentine's Day Dinner Buffet. Enjoy delicious prime rib and other favorites. Open 5-9 p.m. The price is $30 a person. Call 606-889-1790.
Kenlake State Resort Park
Sweetheart of an Evening, Feb. 11-12
Enjoy dinner in Aurora Landing Restaurant and dance in a nearby meeting room with Adam and the H bombs. Wake up to the breakfast buffet in Aurora Landing Restaurant. The overnight package is $174.95 with a lodge room and $194.95 with a one-bedroom cottage. Call 270-474-2211.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
, Calvert City
Valentine’s Cruise Package, Feb. 11-12
Enjoy a nice, intimate dinner on Saturday evening with your sweetie at Harbor Lights Restaurant followed by overnight lodging and next morning breakfast. Then embark on the luxurious yacht CQ Princess for a mid-morning cruise along with hors d’oeuvres with a guided tour of the wildlife along the banks of Kentucky Lake. Cost for this package with limited availability is only $225 per couple. Book now by calling Kentucky Dam Village at 800-325-0146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Sweetheart Dance, Feb. 11-12
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is making it easy by designing a weekend dedicated to love. Check-in to a lakeview room and spend the day on Saturday on the park or just relaxing on your private balcony. On Saturday night, dance the night away at our Sweetheart Dance featuring music by a DJ. This year’s dance will also feature a cash bar. A one-night package with lodging Saturday night, dinner, and dance, is $149.99 per couple. Dinner and dance packages are also available for $90 a couple and dance only for $50 a couple. Call 800-325-1708 or email Nick.Edmonds@ky.gov
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Square Dance, Feb. 18
Bring your Valentine's sweetheart out to the famous Natural Bridge Square Dance, which has been a popular tradition at Natural Bridge for over 45 years! Natural Bridge State Resort Park and square dance caller, Jane Bolin, invite you on Saturday, Feb. 18, to the Woodland Center for some easy to learn Appalachian square dancing, line dancing, two-stepping, polka’s, waltzes and other couple and individual dances. The warm-up dance starts at 6:30 p.m. and the regular dance program begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 person (ages 12 & under are free). Call 606-663-2214.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
, Dawson Springs
Valentine’s Getaway, Feb. 11-12
Come to Pennyrile Forest for a romantic weekend! Festivities will begin with a romantic dinner in the Clifty Creek Restaurant, filled with music and dancing. The package will include: one nights lodging, dinner for two, breakfast for two, and Valentine's entertainment (live music and dance on Feb. 11) The package price is $150 plus tax. Dinner and dance ($60 per couple) or dance only tickets ($30 per couple) can also be purchased at the front desk. A prime rib dinner buffet will be served 4-8 p.m. A Valentine's Getaway dance featuring live classic rock band Instant Zeal will be in the dining room from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Ask about discounts for booking a second night with your Valentine’s Getaway package. Call 800-325-1711.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
, Dawson Springs
Valentine’s Day Dinner, Feb. 14
Pennyrile Forest will offer a plated dinner 4-8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. The menu will feature appetizers, pork chops and a choice of two side dishes, along with a dessert. The cost is $40 per couple (plus tax, tip and drink). Call 800-325-1711.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
, Falls of Rough
Sweethearts Weekend, Feb. 10-12
Get away for a romantic weekend at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. The weekend includes Friday night entertainment, Saturday couple fun events, a prime rib dinner and dance on Saturday night. Weekend Packages for lodging and all events are available. Dinner and dance tickets are also available for Saturday night. It is a special weekend for you and your special someone! Call 270-257-2311.
Waveland State Historic Site
Valentine’s Day Evening Tea, Feb. 14
Waveland State Historic Site will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Evening Tea on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The tea will include finger sandwiches, scones and finger desserts and will be served in the mansion on fine china by costumed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea, enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. Gluten free option is available but must be requested when placing your reservation. Call today to schedule your special Valentine’s Day Tea spot. Seats are limited! Tea cost: $30 per person. For reservations, call 859-272-3611. Please note to leave a message if no one answers.
White Hall State Historic Site
Tuesday Tea, Feb. 14
Step back in time as you experience a Low Tea and a tour inside the historic mansion. Tea is served at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Enjoy delectable refreshments with friends while learning a bit about the history and etiquette of the Victorian era. Reservations are required. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178. Reservation must be made by the Friday before the tea. $25 per person. Tea and refreshments are provided by Four Sisters Tea Emporium in Richmond.