Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center

The Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center is dedicated to the ongoing education of the heritage and natural environment of Elliott County, Kentucky.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have overnight lodging?
A: Yes, Big Sandy Lodge. Their phone number is (606) 738-5515​

Q: Is there a restaurant close by?
A: There are several:

  • Frosty Freeze
    Locally owned, featuring a hot lunch bar.
    Phone: (606) 738-5736
    Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Penny-Mart Restaurant
    Locally owned
    Phone: (606) 738-5976
  • Giovannis
    Phone: (606) 738-5153

Q: What resources are available for people working on genealogy?
A: Elliott County Historical Society, (606) 738–5001.

Q: What types of outdoor recreation are available?
A: Hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, birding, and hiking.

Q: Where do I get information on property for sale?
A: Little Sandy Realty, (606) 738–9442 or Manning Realty, (606) 738-5400.

Q: Can you give me directions to the Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center?
A: 30 miles on Route 7 West of I-64 exit 172 (Grayson/Vanceburg); 26 miles on Route 32 East of I-64 exit 137 (Morehead/Flemingsburg); 22 miles on Route 7 South from West Liberty, Kentucky; 42 miles on Route 32 West from Louisa, Kentucky. Watch for sign pointing you to the Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center and Hiking trail. Use Google Maps driving directions.​

Q: Where is the nearest camp ground?
A: Grayson Lake State Park Campground

Q: Is there a golf course nearby?
A: Yes, Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake State Park is about ten miles north of Sandy Hook.

Q: Where can I rent a boat?
A: Grayson Lake Marina.

Q: Where can I learn more about Keith Whitley?
A: At the Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center. You can call them at (606) 738-5543 or 5576​.​​​​​


Contact Information

Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center
Old Rt 7 and 32 Old Laurel Curves Road
Sandy Hook, KY 41171

Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center