Calvert City, Kentucky: Hillbilly Garden

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Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

Address:
9351 US Hwy 68 W., Calvert City, KY
Directions:
Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland. I-24 exit 16, then south 1.5 miles on US Hwy 68. On the right.
Hours:
Daily 10 am-dusk (Call to verify)
Phone:
270-366-2301
Admission:
Donation.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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HIllbilly Garden. Hillbilly Garden
Roadside attraction draws its inspiration from other roadside attractions. Hee Haw-inspired folk art, and a crazy mini-world with 3,000 toys and six running trains. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/12/2012]

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Hillbilly Garden -- It seems to be a constant work-in-progress! Pretty entertaining, and Keith is just plain fabulous! Go now!

[Ambertastic, 06/08/2014]
The Holy Rollers. Hillbilly Garden

Pretty awesome, out-of-the-ordinary place to visit. Friendly tour guide during our Sept 1 trip. Unique items, such as "The Holy Rollers." Definitely worth a visit.

[Chris Young, 09/03/2012]
Lawnmower Cadillac Ranch. Historic Apple Valley and ToyLAND

Owner/Artist Keith Holt is a devotee of all things Roadside Attraction -- historic route 66, folk art, nostalgia and kitsch. In addition to a very interesting history of the old Gulf gas station cum general store cum lunch counter cum barber shop, you'll see folk art creations of a variety and scale that I've never witnessed before. And if that wasn't enough, the personal guided tour is capped off with a visit to Toyland -- a magical display of mechanized toys, trains and collectibles that brings out the child in everyone.

The attraction is closer to Hwy 24 than RA map indicates. Just keep your eyes peeled. It's on the right as you go south on 68. You can't miss it! Pull in the drive. It may looked closed but the minute we pulled in, Keith and his son, Ian, came out to give us a guided tour.

[J Nichols, 11/19/2010]
Toyland. Apple Valley, Hillbilly Gardens & Toyland

A sprawling eclectic art tribute to old bygone, tacky roadside attractions. A historical Gulf gas station/diner/store has been in the family since 1928 and is now a museum. Toyland is over 3,000 toys and six running trains in an operating, fantasy toy diorama.

[Dianne Karnes, 10/12/2010]

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