City of Central City

Welcome to Central City!

A Great Place to Visit

Located in Western Kentucky – midway between Louisville and Nashville – Central City offers easy access to visitors traveling by way of I-65, I-69, I-24 and a number of toll free parkway connections. Once you arrive, you’ll find a friendly community anxious to show you what makes our city a very special place.

The city The Everly Brothers call home, the county (Muhlenberg) made famous by John Prine’s “Paradise”, the site of the annual International Thumbpickers Contest, the area that claims the boyhood home of Merle Travis, and the community that produced world renowned flutist Jim Walker are celebrated in the Muhlenberg County Music Museum located in Central City Tourism Commission office.

An annual Labor Day “Cruise In” weekend, an outdoor “Gospel Fest”, June’s “Rods & Ribs” festival, and a Christmas Parade with a long tradition are more reasons to make it a point to come and visit with us. Add to that the hunting, fishing, and golfing opportunities that abound and you won’t run out of things to do. With over 200 hotel rooms and over 20 restaurants in our city, we are more then prepared to show you the hospitality that makes the south famous.