Carter Caves State Resort Park, near Olive Hill, will host the Eastern Mining Collectors Association second annual Spring Meet at the park on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; this event is free and open to the public.
Billed as the largest mining show in the eastern United States, the mining show will feature vendors from across the country. The vendors will be selling, buying, and trading mining artifacts used in the mining of coal, gold, silver, and copper.
The artifacts include lamps, mine signs, photos, posters, and other items. Experts will also be available to give free and fair appraisals of mining related items brought to the show by the visitors to the show.
Carter Caves welcomes this opportunity to open a dialogue about coal and coal mining, the work that it takes to mine coal both years ago and today, and the role coal industry plays in the production of electricity.
For more information about this event or to make a reservation for lodging, call the park at (800) 325-0059.
As the name of the park suggests, caves are a big part of the park. Cave tours of X Cave and Cascade Cave are available year round.
Carter Caves State Resort Park is also home to the Lewis Caveland Lodge. Constructed with native fieldstone, the lodge has 28 rooms, each with a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. The lodge also has a dining room, Tierney’s Cavern Restaurant, with seating for 100.
Other facilities at the park include cottages, campground, picnic areas, golf course, miniature golf, and a large outdoor pool.
Carter Caves is less than 150 from Metro Louisville via I-64. From exit 161 near Olive Hill, follow the signs to the park. Detailed directions can be found using Google Maps.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Telephone: (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059