Cave City, Kentucky: Funtown MountainTake a ski lift to the Wild West in the heart of Kentucky cave country. The former Guntown Mountain was revived in June 2015 as "Funtown Mountain" with new attractions and a post-ironic sense of fun, and the hilltop Wild West town was preserved.
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Will Russell let us know the latest on his Guntown Mountain project. He's in the final negotiations purchasing the classic Cave City attraction, which includes a Wild West town, haunted hotel, ski lift, and other amusements. His plan is to turn it into "Funtown Mountain" and introduce some creative new elements. "I am the ringmaster of the Kentucky carnival that will be known as Funtown mountain," wrote Will.
Will and his cohorts are wandering the grounds and Cave City today.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 01/04/2015]
Keep an eye here for new developments: Funtown Mountain Website
Guntown Mountain is open, under new owner and management. Chairlift and the Smith's country store are open and operating. Haunted Hotel will be open later in the season. Coming soon: Silver Bullet Zipline![Margaret Zakrzewski, 06/03/2014]
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]