King Arthur's Round Table.

King Arthur's Round Table - Literary Park

Field review by the editors.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

This curious place, designed to inspire, is on the north side of town, adjacent to University of Kentucky Community College. Created in 1965, Round Table Literary Park is a nicely shaded strip of woodland interspersed with monuments drawn from the world of Literature. No monkey bars here.

There's King Arthur's Round Table, natch -- with stone seating for 24. But you'll also discover a Sword in the Stone for the obvious photo op (though it's jammed back in the hedges). A Greek/Roman amphitheater and the Delphian Tholos Temple provide venues for annual literary events, quiet contemplation, or a place to walk the dog.

Sword in the Stone.

We were in town to seek out Psychic Edgar Cayce's bible and grave, so the park was a nice surprise.

King Arthur's Round Table - Literary Park

University of Kentucky Community College

Address:
N. Elm St., Hopkinsville, KY
Directions:
In Round Table Literary Park at University of Kentucky Community College. North of town on US Hwy 41, left at Talbert Drive, left on Elm St. The Park is on the right.
RA Rates:
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