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Cave City, Kentucky: Guntown Mountain (Closed)

Guntown Mountain, a classic 1960s Wild West attraction, was reinvented in June 2015 as "Funtown Mountain" with a post-ironic sense of fun. The attraction closed after only a couple of months. It reopened as Guntown Mountain in 2021, then closed again in 2023.

I-65 exit 53, on the northwest side.
Cave City, Kentucky - Building the Roadside Capital of the World
Funtown Mountain:

Cave City, Kentucky, is the Roadside Capital of the World. The world doesn't know that yet, but Will Russell does.

[04/05/2015] Complete Story...

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Stopped in Cave City to see a few things, and some very nice locals told us that Guntown Mountain is closed and is being sold. From the road we could see old signs and buildings for the attractions, but they looked pretty broken down.

[Jesse Walker-McGraw, 06/08/2023]

Guntown Mountain was hopeful about its chances this time last year, but the property appears to have been be hexed ever since its failed "Funtown Mountain" experiment of 2015.

Guntown Mountain

Guntown Mountain is back -- as Guntown Mountain. The classic 1960s Wild West attraction was, for one brief summer in 2015, reinvented as "Funtown Mountain," an ambitious post-ironic bizarro project by Louisville entrepreneur Will Russell. The Funtown Mountain concept failed spectacularly, and it took three years to clean up the mess and reopen the attraction as Guntown Mountain. The Haunted Hotel at the base of the hill is an old standby, and vans now shuttle visitors up the mountain to see the Wild West town and its staged shootouts (The old chairlift is still out of commission).

We're just happy that the gunfights are back.

[ Team, 08/20/2018]

Funtown Mountain.

Funtown Mountain

The same owners of Why Louisville also own Funtown Mountain. This place is filled with crazy, unique and unusual stuff! The staff are so fun. We played Glow Golf and also did the tour of the Haunted House, which is one of the oldest haunted attractions in the world.

[ShutterGirl, 08/08/2015]

Funtown Mountain is a creative work-in-progress, with some attractions open at the bottom of the hill. They hope to get the mountaintop opened in 2016.

Guntown Mountain.

Funtown Mountain

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.

[ Team, 01/04/2015]

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