Cave City, Kentucky: Guntown MountainTake a ski lift to the Wild West in the heart of Kentucky cave country. Confused?
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Guntown Mountain was a big hit with my wife and grandkids. We had an enjoyable ride up on the chair lift (the view is great), and then were entertained by some talented folks! The music show was very good, the gun fights were great and the magic show was good as well. I was impressed by how friendly and versatile the cast and crew were! Everyone we asked posed for pictures with us and answered questions about the old west. We especially liked Richard and Kenny, two of the cowboys who travel from Indiana to perform there. Kenny and Richard do gun tricks, tell jokes and love kids as well as the old west. Great fun and great value![Doyle Valentine, 01/12/2010]
I had not visited Guntown since 1997. In 1998 there was a fire that destroyed much of Guntown. Apparently they decided to open up minus most of their attractions, charge more and keep going.
My 2009 visit was a huge disappointment. The admission fee had gone up, the rides were gone, the train was gone. The can-can show was very short, the less than entertaining gunfight was short, the country music show was good but short also (about 6 songs). There were beggars everywhere, selling garters from the can-can girls, selling CD's from the country music show -- the same people did everything. Tip jars were everywhere too. The Old Time Photography was no good either, run by an unfriendly person, very delayed, way too pricey for poor quality picture. There was a petting farm with a few worn out animals. They begged for money to feed the animals. In short, pay more money for less. Don't bother with this place.[Connie, 07/25/2009]
Guntown Mountain was a great hit with us! I took my 8 yr old son and we had a blast.
Tip -- keep your wristbands on, you can go back the next day for free. The trip up the lift was relaxing and the view was great. Everyone was VERY polite and helpful. Tip -- after the gunfights, the kids can scramble to get the spent blanks. The Can Can Show was great. Truthfully, my son fell in love (first crush 'aint it grand) with the singer. If you need a gift to bring back to someone...get a "Local Newspaper" with your name in the headline -- only $2.[tdupree, 07/25/2009]
Cute, but run down. All the same employees could be seen in all of the "shows." The shoot-out and country music show were probably the best. The can cans really need to learn to dance better. Not much of a petting zoo. I wouldn't spend more than 1-2 hours there. You will find the cheapest gift shops in town there, though.[Laura, 08/24/2008]
Of course when looking for world class can-can performances, we always head to Cave City....
My husband and I took our daughter and 3 grandchildren to Gun Town Mountain as a side trip on our way to Tennessee. We all had a wonderful time! The shoot-out was great, and we all enjoyed the can-can show with the comic "drunk." The country western music performance was also very good. All in all, I would highly recommend a stop at Guntown Mountain if you find yourself in this area.[Mary Jo, 07/25/2008]