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Boyd County, KY, Expands Entertainment Options for Residents, Visitors

Boyd County's amenities appeal to kids and grown-ups alike.

By Livability on October 28, 2022

Boyd County, KY
Courtesy of Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau

Residents and visitors to Boyd County, Kentucky, have found plenty of ways to satisfy their craving for outdoor adventure and artistic inspiration, from the massive Rush Off-Road ATV park to galleries, museums and concert venues in downtown Ashland. Now, a wealth of new things to do is popping up in this attractive, affordable county. 

“Our goal is to keep our people here and attract some new people to our market,” says Andrew Steele, executive director of the Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau. “We’re trying to make this an all-encompassing location that gives families things to do and couples places to go on date night. We’re really just trying to hit every walk of life and give everyone something to do.” 

Transforming a once-rundown mall 2 miles from Interstate 64, Camp Landing Entertainment District has been a hit from the start. 

The centerpiece, Malibu Jack’s Indoor Theme Park, features 14 lanes of bowling, a full go-cart track, mini-golf course, indoor roller coasters and more, along with restaurants like the recently opened Backyard Pizza and Smokin’ J’s Rib and Brewhouse. 

A first-run cinema offers digital 3-D movies and stadium seating, while the Artsy Fartsy Walk spotlights more than 20 selfie-worthy exhibits in a fun, interactive art gallery. 

And this is just the beginning. 

Slated to open in 2023 is Cedar Knoll SportsPlex, a 125,000-square-foot indoor facility with 16 full-size basketball courts, concert space for 8,000 and a venue for cheer, dance and wrestling competitions. Also in the works is a bourbon distillery, a horse racing track and gaming emporium behind Camp Landing and more. 

The success of Camp Landing is undeniable. “They stay so busy that they’ve had to add additional vendors and entertainment to keep up with demand,” Steele concludes. 

Learn more about Boyd County at visitboydcounty.com

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