Kentucky Tourism

Valentine's Weekends

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park in 2018 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. 

Below is a listing of Valentine events during February:

Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Honeymooner’s Weekend, Feb. 9-10
Barren River Lake State Resort Park invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Bring your special someone for a fun, romantic weekend getaway. Friday night is costume karaoke night! Saturday afternoon will feature the “Not-so-Newly Wed Game” to see how well you know each other. Saturday night, sit down at the Driftwood Restaurant and enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, then dance to your favorite songs provided by a DJ from 8 p.m. – midnight. Registration required; prices vary according to package. Call 270-646-2151.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet
Murder Mystery, Feb. 17
The ever so popular group, Murder and Merriment, will make their first appearance at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park with a mind-bending and entertaining murder mystery performance.  Guests will enjoy a great buffet-style meal and then become sleuths as they collect clues to find out who committed the murder! Tickets are $39.95 per person and include the dinner and show. An overnight package that includes a lodge room, dinner, breakfast and show for two is $149.90. Seating starts at 5:45 p.m. Call 859-289-5507.

Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill
Red Skelton Remembered, Feb. 9-10
Carter Caves will host "Red Skelton: Remembered" for the 2018 Valentine’s Dinner Theater. Enjoy a  buffet from Tierney's Cavern and then sit back and enjoy as Jennings B. Barnett brings to life the jokes and pantomimes of Red Skelton. Skelton began in radio and later was known in television for the “The Red Skelton Show” that ran for 20 years. Skelton appeared in 48 motion pictures, performed before the Queen of England, eight U.S. presidents, and in three private showings for Popes. 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 $39.99 (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, Corbin
Valentine Murder Mystery, Feb. 9-10
Cumberland Falls has been a romantic getaway for decades.  Bring your sweetie to the park for a night of entertainment and relaxation. On Friday and Saturday evening, Murder and Merriment will entertain with an interactive mystery dinner theater! The lodge package includes dinner, show and breakfast for two for $199.95. Dinner and show only is $39.95/person. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Call 606-528-4121. 

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
Valentine’s Celebration, Feb. 10-11
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park wants you to have a memorable Valentine's Weekend with your sweetheart! Saturday night, sit down and have a romantic dinner in the Island View Restaurant before dancing the night away to live music performed by Starr Mountain Band. Packages are $174.96 and include dinner, dance, overnight lodging and breakfast for two. For more information, call 270-433-7431.

General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton
Perfect Harmony Dinner Theater, Feb. 10
Celebrate Valentine's with General Butler State Resort Park with Elvis! Todd Bodenheimer from LaGrange, Ky., will bring his “Love Me Tender” show to General Butler. The package includes a lodge room for one night, dinner buffet, the Elvis show, and breakfast on Sunday morning. The package for two is $185.95 plus tax. Dinner and show tickets are available for $50 plus tax a person. Call 502-732-4384. 

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup
Mystery Dinner Show, Feb. 3
Remember the hit daytime TV game show, "Match Game"?  Step back in time with “Murderous Match Game” featuring the celebrities you loved back in the early 1970's. It's murder with side splitting laughs! Spend the evening dining and playing detective as you try to solve a "murder" by gathering clues and mingling with "suspects." There are two packages offered. Package #1 includes one night lodging and dinner and show for two for $140 or single for $105. Package #2 includes dinner and show only for $40 per person. Reservations are required. Call 606-472-7324 for reservations. 

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg
Valentine’s Day Dinner, Feb. 14
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will host its annual Valentine's Day Dinner on Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. The dinner for two is $30 plus tax. Guests will get their choice of one of the following: 6-ounce sirloin, all-you –can-eat catfish, 2-piece grilled chicken breast, or Porterhouse pork chop. Served with soup and salad bar, and one side item. Beverage not included. Music provided by Jodi Conley. Call 606-889-1790.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Calvert City
Valentine’s Eagle Cruise Weekend, Feb. 10-11
Treat your sweetheart to a unique experience in nature with a touch of luxury this Valentine's Day! Enjoy an overnight stay at Kentucky Dam Village featuring a Valentine's-themed eagle-viewing cruise on Kentucky Lake. This weekend getaway includes a romantic dinner for two, a 1-night stay at our lodge, breakfast for two, and a two-and-a-half-hour eagle viewing and dessert tasting cruise on the 96-foot, fully enclosed and heated luxury yacht CQ Princess. Reservations are required. Please call 270-362-4271.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Sweetheart Dance, Feb. 10
Lake Barkley is hosting a weekend in honor of Valentine’s Day. 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 live 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 and dance only is $50. For more information, call 1-800-325-1708 

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown
That’s Amore Weekend, Feb. 17
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is the perfect place for a romantic getaway! Lodge rooms start at just $49.95 per night and cottages at $69.95 per night. On Saturday, Feb. 17, the park will offer a delicious dinner buffet from 5-8 p.m. followed by the always entertaining "Not-So-Newly Wed Game!" where you could win some fantastic prizes! Registration is required. For more information, call: 270-343-3111.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Valentine’s Getaway, Feb. 17-18
Bring your sweetie to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for a relaxing Valentine’s Getaway. The package will include: one night’s lodging in one of our cozy lodge rooms, Valentine’s entertainment provided by Instant Zeal, and dinner for two. So come on out and sweep your lady off her feet on the dance floor! Call 270-797-3421.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Sweetheart Weekend, Feb. 10-11
Plan to visit Rough River Dam State Resort Park for the annual Sweetheart Weekend! Our romantic getaway package includes a one night stay in a lodge room, Saturday evening prime rib buffet, a Saturday night Sweetheart dance with the band Lindsey Lane with a cash bar, and Sunday morning breakfast. The package is $189 per couple plus tax and fees. Dinner and dance only tickets are $109 per couple. Call 270-257-2311.

Waveland State Historic Site, Lexington
Valentine’s Day Teas, Feb. 13-14
Looking for something fun and unique to do with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.!  All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed 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. All tea Prices:  $30 per person.  A credit card is needed to secure your reservation.  Any changes will need to be made by the Friday before your scheduled event.  Call 859-272-3611. If there is no answer, please leave your name and number and someone will call you back.