Small Market Meetings

JUN 2017

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June 2017 23 Courtesy Kentucky Dept. of Parks Two guests survey the lake from Lake Barkley's pool deck. Lake Barkley State Resort Park Kentucky Lake Barkley Resort State Park overlooks a lush 134-mile-long lake, where visitors can swim, fish and hike to their heart's content. Lake Barkley is one of two lakes that surround the national recreation area known as Land Between the Lakes, a strip of undeveloped landscape that features hiking, camping, an elk and bison prairie, and an 1850s living-history farm called Homeplace. Across from Land Between the Lakes, Lake Barkley's 120-room lodge was designed with a beautiful combination of Western red cedar, Douglas fir timber and towering glass windows. Groups will find plenty of opportunities to unwind in this little slice of paradise, which includes an 18-hole golf course, a racquetball court, trap shooting, a glass-covered indoor pool and an outdoor pool overlooking the lake. "The atmosphere and scenery make this park special," said Gil Lawson, information officer at Kentucky State Parks. "The lake is simply beautiful and enticing. It's a place to retreat, refresh and rewind." The recently renovated convention center at Lake Barkley accommo- dates up to 900 guests, in addition to two smaller reception rooms that seat 150 apiece. Meeting attendees can enjoy a buffet of traditional Kentucky fare in the Windows on the Water restaurant, which prides itself on serving locally sourced favorites like fried catfish, hot brown casserole and country vegetables. Alcoholic beverages are available as well. "If ordering from the menu, you'll find everything from a delicious steak to fried green tomatoes and a healthy chicken wrap," said Lawson. With over 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space under one roof and a globally celebrated creative culture, Paducah's amenities make it an inspiring destination for meetings and your next convention or trade show. Become one of our coming attractions. Book Paducah today! 1-800-PADUCAH Inspiration. Creativity. Heritage.

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