MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky Tour (1)

September 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – October 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am
270-777-4506 or 270-467-8804

2020 MiM KY 1 Lap 

Week 1 September 28th – October 3rd

Week 2: October 12th – October 17th

Week 3: October 19th – October 24th

Week 4: October 26th – October 31st

After enjoying a Meet & Greet party at the Museum on Monday night we will be departing from the Corvette Museum Grass circle on Tuesday morning and staying in the beautiful Paintsville, KY at the Ramada By Wyndham for the entirety of our trip. While in Eastern, KY we will be visiting the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, Big Sandy Heritage Center Museum, Kingdom Come State Park, the Natural Bridge State Park, and a few neat local restaurants that you don’t want to miss.

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1,200 / alternate driver $450
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1,240 / alternate driver $490

 Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Bobbie Jo at 270-467-8833

On-line registration closes at 8:00am central time on Friday, August 28th, 2020 or until sold out!

** No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes **


 Host Lodging for KY 1 Lap

Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel & Conference Center

624 James S. Trimble Blvd

Paintsville, KY 41240

2020 MiM – KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM Blvd.
5:00pm NCM Close
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Party


  • Driver meeting
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not included in registration
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
8:00am – 10:30am Depart for Corbin, KY

** Change to Eastern Time Zone **

11:30am – 12:00pm


Tour of J. Spanky Bunch Art Gallery

Josh grew up in Williamsburg, KY, in a community known as “Slabtown”. He received the nickname, “Spanky” while participating in Little League Baseball, due to his strong resemblance to the character on “The Little Rascals”, and the nickname stuck. Much, of Josh’s artwork, expresses a deep seeded sentimentality, for having grown up in small town, KY. Consistent themes in his artwork, concern his spirituality, his interest in music, and his passionate interpretation of Eastern KY living.

  • Corbin, KY 40701
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch at Austin City Saloon

Birthed on a cold Kentucky December evening in 1981, Austin City Saloon quickly became a hot spot for country music fans far and wide! Their support of live and local music has spawned multiple artists that have gone on to sell millions of albums worldwide.  Like bourbon in an oak barrel, Austin City Saloon just gets better with time.  We feature live and local bands weekly with national touring acts sprinkled in!  These old walls have played host to artists ranging from Keith Whitley to Luke Bryan and a lot in between with a lot more to come!  There’s a lot of history to talk about and whether you wanna hear some stories, tell a few, or just listen to some fine music, we’re waitin for ya at THE CITY!


  • Included with registration
  • 302 Main Street, Corbin, KY 40701


1:30pm – (EST) Depart for Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel


  • 624 James S. Trimble Blvd Paintsville, KY 41240
4:00pm Arrive and Check-In Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel
6:00pm Dinner on your Own
Breakfast Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel


  • Included with Registration
  • Breakfast options:
  • Simple Platter
  • Cheese Omelet
  • Triple Stack Pancakes
  • Belgian Waffle
  • Beverage
9:20am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
Immediately Following Depart for Big Sandy Heritage Museum


  • 172 Division St, Pikeville, KY 41501
  • Tour included with registration


10:30am – 11:50am Arrive and Tour Big Sandy Heritage Museum  

The Big Sandy Heritage Center is a museum located in Pikeville, Kentucky that portrays the history and culture of Eastern Kentucky The Big Sandy Heritage Museum has the largest collection of authentic Hatfield and McCoy Feud and Big Sandy Valley Civil War Artifacts. Come and see our many exhibits!

  • Tour included
  • Admission included in registration
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch at Hilton Garden Inn Grill   


  • 849 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, KY 41501
  • Lunch included in registration


1:00pm – 1:45pm Tasting & Presentation with Pauley Hollow Distillery


  • Located at Hilton Garden Inn Grill
  • Presentation of Fuel of the Feud and Tasting included in registration


2:00pm Depart for Ramada By Wyndham

  • 624 James S. Trimble Blvd Paintsville, KY 41240
5:45pm Depart for Angie’s Cast Iron Grill

The finest in local flavor and great home-cooking! This family owned and operated restaurant features the best in southern dining.


  • 2811 KY-1107, Paintsville, KY 41240
  • Dinner included in registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm Arrive & Dinner at Angie’s Cast Iron Grill
Breakfast Buffet Ramada by Wyndham


  • Breakfast included in registration
7:45am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
Immediately Following Depart to Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

The Kentucky Coal Museum represent one of Kentucky’s most valuable assets in educating the public about coal mining. Located in the picturesque mining community of Benham and near the U.S. Steel coal camp of Lynch, both of which are unique reservoirs of coal mining history, the museum is fast becoming one of the states must-see destinations. In addition to national magazines like Journals and Southern Living, newspapers from around the country Ohio to California have run feature stories on the museum and its exhibits. When visitors leave, they often say they intend to come back and to tell others about this jewel in the mountains.


  • 231 Main St, Benham, KY 40807


10:00am – 11:15am Arrive at Kentucky Coal Mining Museum  


  • Tour admission included in registration



11:15am– 11:45 Depart for Pine Mountain Grill  

After more than 20 years of service, Pine Mountain Grill & Gifts has perfected our recipes, redeveloped and invested in our space and have brought together some of the best foodservice operators in the business. We look forward to serving you soon, because without you, our customers, we would not be here.


  • 45 US-119, Whitesburg, KY 41858
  • Lunch included in registration


11:45am-1:00pm Arrive and Lunch at Pine Mountain Grill  


1:00pm–1:35pm Depart for Kingdom Come State Park


  • 502 Park Rd, Cumberland, KY 40823


1:35pm – 2:35pm Arrive & Explore at Kingdom Come State Park

Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain near Cumberland, Kentucky. Admire the beautiful views from one of eight overlooks or hike a trail. Named after the popular Civil War novel, “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,” by Kentucky author John Fox Jr., the Kingdom Come State Park preserves 1,283 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Some of the most extraordinary rock formations in the state are featured at this park, including Log Rock, a natural sandstone bridge, and Raven Rock, a giant rock exposure that soars 290 feet into the air at a 45-degree angle! 



  • 502 Park Rd, Cumberland, KY 40823
  • Gift Shop located at the Park
  • Self-guided tour
  • Free time to Explore on Your Own or Sight See


2:35pm Depart for Ramada by Wyndham
5:45pm Depart for Smokin’ Butts BBQ

You will not want to miss out on this delicious, local BBQ restaurant right in the middle of Eastern, KY in Paintsville.

  • 3000 KY-1107, Paintsville, KY 41240
  • Dinner included in registration


6:00pm Arrive & Dinner at Smokin’ Butts BBQ
Breakfast Buffet Ramada by Wyndham  

  •  Breakfast included in registration
8:00am Driver’s Meeting in Hotel Lobby
Immediately Following Depart for Bluegrass Heritage Museum  

The Bluegrass Heritage Museum seeks to bring the history of Central Kentucky to life by collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the material culture of the region known as the Bluegrass.

Located in a signature Romanesque Revival building on South Main Street in Winchester, the museum examines the history of the Bluegrass from European contact with Native Americans to the present.


  • Tour included in registration
  • 217 S Main St, Winchester, KY 40391



10:00am – 11:10am Arrive at Bluegrass Heritage Museum


  • Guided tour
  • Tour included in your registration
11:10am – 11:45pm Depart for Miguel’s Pizza

Miguel Ventura was born in Portugal into a family of bakers. They moved to Connecticut in the 1960’s. As a teenager, Miguel was accepted at the Rhode Island School of Design, but he declined for financial reasons. Being a self-taught artist, he instead opened an art studio in California, where he would endure the triumphs and failures of the creative world. After losing direction as an artist, he returned to Connecticut to start a family with his wife, Susan. Over a thirty-two-year period, the Ventura family has managed to build their own house, develop a farm, raise three children, take care of Miguel’s parents and keep their business thriving. As rock climbing and tourism have exploded in the last ten years, Miguel’s Pizza has made its name all around the world as a friendly and dependable place to find tasty, fresh and reasonably priced food with a great atmosphere in a world class location.


  • Lunch included with registration
  • 1890 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, Kentucky 40376
11:45am-1:00pm Arrive at Miguel’s Pizza


  • Lunch included with registration
1:00pm Depart for Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Kentucky was established as a KY State Park in 1926 but was a tourist destination long before then. Originally founded as a tourist attraction by the Lexington and Eastern Railroad in 1895. Visitors to the area have gotten a thrill walking across the landmark 30-foot wide natural sandstone arch for well over a century. Currently, the park contains about 2,300 acres and is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. The natural sandstone arch that is the key point of this KY state park spans an impressive 78 feet and is over 65 feet high. If you don’t want to hike the 0.75-mile trail to the top of the arch, you can always take the Sky Lift (it’s like a ski lift).

  • Free time to Explore on your Own
  • 2135 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376


1:05pm – 2:00pm Arrive & Explore Natural Bridge State Park  

  • Option to Ride Lift for Sight Seeing and Pictures
  • Sky Lift Fee Included in Registration


2:00pm Depart for Ramada by Wyndham  


  • 624 James S. Trimble Blvd Paintsville, KY 41240
6:00pm-7:00pm Farewell Dinner at Carriage House Restaurant

  • Dinner included in registration
  • Located in Ramada by Wyndham Conference Center
Breakfast at Ramada by Wyndham and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 1 Lap 2020