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The ASPIRE Center
The Aspire Center is a community facility that is jointly managed by the City of Monticello and the Wayne County Fiscal Court.    It is a unique facility that has multiple components including a public swimming pool, gymnasium, and a multi-purpose room for community activities.  The Aspire Center is located on Airport Road, just off Hwy 1275 behind the Kroger Shopping Center.

Pool Hours- Monday through Saturday 12:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m; Sundays 1:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m

For more information about pool times and the free swimming lessons offered during the summer, please call the Aspire Center directly at the number listed below.

The Aspire Center
90 Airport Rd.
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 340-9362

Contented Heart Quilt Guild Shop
The Contented Heart Quilt Guild was organized in 1989.  The organizers recognized the need to teach others their skills and also saw the opportunity to help those in need by using their rare talent.  The Guild manages a Quilt Shop in historic downtown Monticello.  The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Stop in for a visit to see the members working in the shop.  They are always ready to share their knowledge with visitors.  Classes are available for adults and children.

Contented Heart Quilt Guild Shop
24 N Main St
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 340-0015
www.contentedheartquiltguild.org

Lake Cumberland Winery
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Cumberland near Monticello, Lake Cumberland Winery now offers a tasting room with samples by the glass and full bottles of Kentucky wine for sale.  The winery is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. EST.
 
Lake Cumberland Winery
122 Cedar Lane Farm
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 348-5253
www.lakecumberlandwinery.com
 

Mill Springs Mill
Mill Springs Mill was originally constructed in 1877.  The three story building, along with one of the largest “over shot waterwheels” in the world, underwent a major restoration almost 100 years later in 1976.  The Mill is currently owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  The Corps operates the Mill on certain weekends throughout the year.  Stop by the historic Mill to see it in operation and to observe the breathtaking beauty that surrounds the site.  Once you visit, you will understand why early settlers called this home.

Gift Shop- The Monticello Woman’s Club offers souvenirs, corn meal (ground from the mill), crafts, and more.  The gift shop is open seasonally, Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT and Sunday from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.  The annual Cornbread Festival, sponsored by the Monticello Woman’s Club, is held on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.  The Festival features hometown crafts, demonstrations, and a pinto bean and cornbread lunch.

Directions- the park is located on Hwy 1275 just off Hwy 90 in Wayne County.  The Mill is only 9 miles from the city of Monticello and only 4 miles from Conley Bottom Resort.

For more information call: (606) 679-6337
Or Visit:  www.lrn.usace.army.mil/history/mill_springs_park.htm

Brown-Lanier House
The Brown-Lanier House sits adjacent to Mill Springs Mill.  The house was home to the miller operating the mill just below the house in what is now Mill Springs Park.  The house also served as a home, headquarters and hospital before and after the Battle of Mill Springs.  The battle was the first Union victory of the Civil War.  Three Generals occupied the house, General Felix K. Zollicoffer C.S.A., General Manson Malone U.S.A., and General George H. Thomas, U.S.A.  Guided tours are offered Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The house is also available for special events and overnight accommodations.

Brown-Lanier House
9183 Hwy 1275 N
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 636-4045
www.millsprings.net/historic-brown-lanier

West-Metcalfe House
Isaac West built the first brick house in Wayne County in 1800.  General Felix Zollicoffer used it as his headquarters before the Battle of Mill Springs on January 19th, 1863.  After the battle, it was used as a hospital for many of the wounded soldiers.  Allen R. West buried over a dozen soldiers in the family cemetery on the West farm.  The house is now known as the West-Metcalfe House.  A few days before the battle of Mill Springs, General Zollicoffer moved his headquarters to what is now known as the Brown-Lanier House.  General Zollicoffer died in the battle.  The site is on the National Historical Register and is currently being restored.  The house is located at 720 Old Mill Springs Road, just a short distance from Mill Springs Park.

Monticello Country Club
Monticello Country Club has a challenging 9-hole golf course with all the beauty expected in the foothills of Kentucky.    The Club also offers a clubhouse that is available for your next reception, reunion, or banquet meeting.  The club is located just off the Hwy 90 By pass in Monticello at 384 Country Club Drive.

For more information call:   (606) 348-7321

Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park
The 86 acre Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park offers everything you need for an enjoyable day outdoors including walking trails, six shelters, a gazebo, two playgrounds, three basketball courts, three lighted tennis courts, volleyball, badminton, horseshoe pits, croquet, four softball fields, one baseball field, and a show arena.  The park is home to the Wayne County Fair and Horse Show during the 4th of July week as well as numerous other community events throughout the year.  The park is located just off Michigan Avenue in Monticello, only minutes from Lake Cumberland.

For more information:
Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park
256 Clint Collins Drive
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 348-9551

Wayne County Museum
The Wayne County Museum is located in historic downtown Monticello and is open every Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.  The Museum is home to many artifacts and historical pieces relating to the history of Wayne County.  Guided tours are available.  The Museum also houses the Elizabeth Duncan Library that contains genealogical records and written histories of Wayne County and its’ people.

Within walking distance of the museum are the 3 R’s School House and the “Raccoon” John Smith Cabin.

For more information call:  (606) 340-2300

3 R’s School House
The 3 R’s School house is the original Oak Grove one room school house and has been fully restored by the Wayne County Retired Teachers Association.  The schoolhouse sits behind the Wayne County Museum.  Tours are available upon request.

For more information call:  (606) 340-2300

“Raccoon” John Smith Cabin
The “Raccoon” John Smith Cabin was built prior to 1820 and was originally located in Horse Hollow (Parmleysville), Kentucky.  The cabin was moved to its current location beside the First Christian Church on Michigan Avenue in Monticello in 1972.  “Raccoon” John Smith was the organizer of the Monticello Church.  Tours are available upon request.

For more information call or visit:
(606) 340-2300
(606) 348-5131
junebaldwinbork.com/Smith/raccoon1.htm

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