Welcome to the Glasgow-Barren County Tourism Website!

This site provides only a glimpse of what makes Glasgow Ky in Barren County special and a great place to experience relaxation, fun, arts & culture, history, above-ground and underground adventures, water recreation, events and more. We want you to experience Barren County because we are proud of our community!

You will experience our small town hospitality while visiting us, so come and see how nice the folks are around here.  A visitor once commented that her family “took home a feeling that you can’t get anywhere else”. We want you to take home that feeling as well (and come back for more).

A note of history: Barren County was founded in 1798 and shortly after in 1799, Glasgow was named the county seat. History tells us that a gentleman by the name of John Matthews was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an early trustee of our town and was given credit for naming our town after his birthplace.

Please explore our site and the sites of our businesses and see what Glasgow and Barren County Kentucky have to offer you! We have fun for the whole family, specialty events, and much more. Take a look at our events page and see what’s going on this month! Mammoth Cave National Park, Barren River Lake, The Plaza, and the Highland Games are just a taste of what you can do here. Kentucky Action Park, Dinosaur World, Cabin Rentals on the Lake, Yogi Bear Campground, you get the picture… plenty of things to do and great places to stay! We look forward to seeing you!

Following the end of the Revolutionary War, Scottish soldiers were given land grants in parts of Kentucky; therefore many of our early settelers were Scottish. Scots and the Presbyterian Church go hand-in-hand and in 1802, the First Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in Glasgow, was founded and had the largest body of members in town.


Glasgow - Barren County Tourist Commission
118 East Public Square, Glasgow KY 42141
Located at the Glasgow/Barren County
Chamber of Commerce Building.

Phone:  800-264-3161 / Phone:  270-651-3161 / Fax:  270-651-3122 / Email: [email protected]

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