Benton is a city in the Kentucky Lake region in Kentucky's Western Waterlands. Unless noted, the area code for all listings is 270.

Get inEdit

The main routes into Benton are:

  • Interstate 69 – A controlled-access highway built as the Purchase Parkway, part of the state's "parkway" system of toll roads, but now a freeway. The highway, which runs in a general northeast-southwest direction, funnels in traffic from Interstate 24 to the north. It's now signed as I-69 between Calvert City and Mayfield, with the rest (south to Fulton) to become part of I-69 in the near future. The main exit to Benton is Exit 43 (Kentucky Route 348). A second Benton exit, Exit 41 (US 641), is less useful for traffic heading into town, as it mainly serves to direct traffic heading to Murray.
  • US 68 – A two-lane east-west highway whose western end is near Paducah, it provides access to Land Between the Lakes and the southern tier of Kentucky.
  • US 641 – North of the city, it is a two-lane road running parallel to the Purchase Parkway. South of the city, it becomes a four-lane divided highway running to Murray.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • Kentucky Opry Country Music Show, 88 Chilton Rd, +1 270 527-3869. A good, clean wholesome family show. The Kentucky Opry will entertain you with Gospel, Country, 50s and some great impersonations of your favorite Grand Ole Opry stars.

DoEdit

Family FunEdit

  • Forgotten Past, 3390 US Hwy 68 E, +1 270 527-9244. 42025. Go-carts, 18 hole miniature golf, bumper cars, museum, arcade and gifts. Open daily at 1PM, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekends in May and September. Located on US 68, 3 miles east of Draffenville.

GolfEdit

  • Benton Golf and Country Club, Golf Course Rd., +1 270 527-9673. 18 Holes / Open-Private.
  • Birmingham Pointe Golf Club, Golf Course Rd., +1 270 354-5050. 18 Holes / Open-Private.
  • The Marvel Golf Course, 55 Cross Rd, +1 270 354-9050. 42025. 18 Holes / Semi-Private.

BuyEdit

  • Antiques Et Cetera & The Emporium, 1026 Main St, +1 270 527-7922.
  • Brenda's Antiques, 7776 US 68W, +1 270 898-6536.
  • Floy's Antiques, 4397 US Hwy 68 W, +1 270 527-8287.
  • Lazy Ridge Country Store, 17 Cascade Hills Ln, +1 270 527-0427.
  • Martin's Country Store, 287 Cascade Hills Ln, +1 270 527-2245.
  • Odds & Ends, 95 N Main St, +1 270 527-2487.
  • Shop-O-Rama, US 68E, +1 270 527-8361.
  • Treasured Memories, 1207 Main St, +1 270 527-0039.

EatEdit

In addition to many chain restaurants, there are some local establishments in Benton:

DrinkEdit

All of Marshall County, including Benton, is now "wet", allowing full package alcohol sales.

SleepEdit

CampingEdit

  • Bee Spring Lodge, 626 Bee Spring Rd, 42025, +1-800-732-0088. 12 sites.
  • Big Bear Resort, 30 Big Bear Rd, 42025 +1-800-922-BEAR. 75 sites.
  • Birmingham Point RV Park, 5295 Barge Island Rd, +1 270 354-8482. 15 sites.
  • Lakeside Campground & Marina, 12363 US 68 E, +1-800-842-9018. On Kentucky Lake. 110 sites.
  • Malcolm Creek Resort, 325 Guthrie Dr, +1-800-733-6713. On Kentucky Lake. 42 sites.
  • Sportsman's Anchor Resort, 12888 US 68 E, +1-800-326-3625. On Kentucky Lake. 55 sites.
  • Southern Komfort Resort, 460 Southern Komfort Rd, +1-800-526-4946. On Kentucky Lake. 200 sites.
  • Town & Country Resort, 1425 Gardner Rd, +1-800-347-1470. 31 sites.

ConnectEdit

By phoneEdit

Most telephone numbers in Benton consist of +1 270 plus a seven-digit number, but the area is now served by an overlay complex of two area codes, with +1 364 being the second. A local or in-state telephone call now requires all 10 digits of the local number be dialed (omitting just the leading +1 from a local landline call).

Signage on many established businesses may still display the original seven-digit numbers; dial 270 before these if no area code is indicated.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Benton
HendersonGilbertsville  N   S  Mayfield
MarionGilbertsville  N   S  MurrayClifton



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