Dueling Barrels Heritage Group Tour

Interested in something different for your motorcoach attendees? Eastern Kentucky’s newest joint brewery/distillery, Dueling Barrels, is a must-see attraction for group tour travelers. We are now offering a special Dueling Barrels Heritage Group Tour, which includes tours of the Historic Hatfield McCoy Feud Sites, Ms. Loretta Lynn’s homeplace, Butcher Hollow, country music and Appalachian heritage museums, scenic parks featuring Appalachian mountains and more. Of course this tour culminates with a special tasting at our one-of-a-kind unique brewery/distillery, Dueling Barrels of Pikeville. Allow us to help you tailor your Dueling Barrels Heritage Group tour to fit your attendees. With our great lodging options such as the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express, we believe our hospitality will surprise you. Check out our sample itinerary below to see what we have to offer.

Tours of Eastern Kentucky

Plan your meal at one of our banquet facilities, and Pike County Tourism CVB will pay for live entertainment for no cost (and no hidden cost)!

1St day in Eastern Kentucky

2:30 p.m. Arrive in Pikeville – Pikeville Cut Through Project – Second largest earth removal process in the world – beautiful overlook of the city – No Admission For Coaches

3:15 p.m. Dils Cemetery – Resting place of the McCoys – No Admission For Coaches

4:15 p.m. Pikeville Hotel for check in

5:00 p.m. Rest time or walking tour of historic district around the beautiful Pikeville streets and city park, one block from hotel

6:15 p.m. Catered dinner at Hotel – we can give you several options to choose from

7:00 p.m. Live local country and bluegrass music in the banquet facility of the Hilton Garden Inn

8:00 p.m., Hit the elevator button and to their room for a wonderful night of rest


2nd Day in Pikeville- Pike County, Kentucky

7:00 a.m. till 8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn

8:15 a.m. Leave for Butcher Holler – Home Place of Loretta Lynn

9:00 a.m. Arrive at the Coal Mining General Store #5 in Butcher Holler – No Admission For Coaches

9:30 a.m. Butcher Holler – Home Place of Mrs. Loretta Lynn – $5 each

11:00 a.m. Lunch – Ponderosa Steak House – buffet $11.50 each (or on their own, your choice)

12:15 p.m. Leave for The Mountain Home Place – 1850’s working farm two miles from Ponderosa

12:30 p.m. Arrive at the Mountain Home Place – $5 each (1850’s working farm, one room school house, 1830’s church, blacksmith, pin cabin, gardens, animals and farm life demonstrations.

2:00 p.m. Leave for Pikeville

3:00 p.m. Shopping – Rustic Roots Art, Mickey’s, and antiques and more – No Admission For Coaches

4:30 p.m. Arrive at Pikeville Hilton Garden Inn Hotel for down time or a historic walk in the city

6:00 p.m. Dinner in town or a special evening with music or theatre or in-house at hotel, your choice

8:00 p.m. Hit the elevator button to go to their room or enjoy an evening walk in Pikeville


3rd Day in Pikeville-Pike County Kentucky

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

8:30 a.m. Leave for the Breaks Interstate Park – The Grand Canyon of the South

9:15 a.m. Tour the Breaks Interstate Park – Park Ranger Carl Mullins gives you the history of the Breaks Interstate Park, beautiful landscape of the valleys and mountains, canyon overlook, anytime of the year – No Admission For Coaches

10:00 a.m. The Breaks Moonshine Distillery – The original distillery from the early 1900s of the Breaks – No Admission For Coaches

10:30 a.m. The Grist Mill of the Breaks – Life as it used to be, demonstration by Carl Mullins, naturalist of the Breaks – No Admission For Coaches

11:00 a.m. Lunch – Breaks Rhododendron Restaurant – Buffet

12:30 p.m. Leave for Pikeville

1:15 p.m. Arrive in Pikeville

1:30 p.m. Dueling Barrels Distillery – See moonshine, bourbon and beer being crafted in the heart of Hatfield McCoy Feud Country

2:15 p.m. Leave for the McCoy Well Site

2:45 p.m. Arrive at the McCoy Well Site – Feud reenactor tells the story of the Hatfields & McCoys – McCoy Well water tasting (the original Well the family used) – No Admission For Coaches

3:15 p.m. Leave for Hog Trial Cabin Site

3:30 p.m. Hog Trial Cabin – Reenactor present to tell the story – No Admission For Coaches

4:00 p.m. Leave for Pikeville, Kentucky

4:30 p.m. Hotel in Pikeville – Down time before supper

6:15p.m. Supper with live music or theatre monologues with the Hatfield and McCoy actors

8:00 p.m. Hit the button at the elevator and head to your hotel room

Departure Day

7:00 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

8:00 a.m. Depart hotel


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Allow us to speak with you more on what we can offer your guests. We are motor coach ready, and we want the opportunity to amaze you with our unique culture, heritage and entertainment.


Tony K. Tackett
Executive Director
Pike County Tourism CVB
(606) 432-5063 – Office
(606) 616-8672 – Cell

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