2020 MiM KY 1 Lap (3)
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.
- NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1,200 / alternate driver $450
- NCM Non-Members – Primary 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|
|MONDAY OCTOBER 19th|
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||Credential Pick-up
|5:15pm (CT)||Meet n’ Greet Party
|TUESDAY OCTOBER 20th|
|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.
|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!
|1:30pm – (EST)||Depart for Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel
|4:00pm||Arrive and Check-In Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel|
|6:00pm||Dinner on your Own|
|WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21st|
|Breakfast Ramada by Wyndham Paintsville Hotel
|9:20am||Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby|
|Immediately Following||Depart for Big Sandy Heritage Museum
|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!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch at Hilton Garden Inn Grill
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||Tasting & Presentation with Pauley Hollow Distillery
|2:00pm||Depart for Ramada By Wyndham
|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.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||Arrive & Dinner at Angie’s Cast Iron Grill|
|THURSDAY OCTOBER 22nd|
|Breakfast Buffet Ramada by Wyndham
|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.
|10:00am – 11:15am||Arrive at Kentucky Coal Mining Museum
|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.
|11:45am-1:00pm||Arrive and Lunch at Pine Mountain Grill
|1:00pm–1:35pm||Depart for Kingdom Come State Park
|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!
|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.
|6:00pm||Arrive & Dinner at Smokin’ Butts BBQ|
|FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd|
|Breakfast Buffet Ramada by Wyndham
|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.
|10:00am – 11:10am||Arrive at Bluegrass Heritage Museum
|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.
|11:45am-1:00pm||Arrive at Miguel’s Pizza
|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).
|1:05pm – 2:00pm||Arrive & Explore Natural Bridge State Park
|2:00pm||Depart for Ramada by Wyndham
|6:00pm-7:00pm||Farewell Dinner at Carriage House Restaurant
|SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th|
|Breakfast at Ramada by Wyndham and Check Out|
|Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 1 Lap 2020|