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Glasgow

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Glasgow [1] is a town in the Caves and Lakes tourism region of South Central Kentucky, and the county seat of Barren County. Founded in 1799 by a group of Revolutionary War veterans, it boasts historic homes and buildings, museums, a downtown walking/driving tour, and a Civil War fort.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

Glasgow is accessible to Interstate 65 Northbound by exiting the Cumberland Pkwy (Exit 43 Glasgow-Somerset) and using Exit 11 (US 31E) or Exit 14 (KY 90). From Southbound Interstate 65 traffic can exit at KY 70-90 (Exit 53 Cave City-Glasgow).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Events[edit]

FEBRUARY

  • Valentine Getaway Barren River Lake State Resort Park 646-2151.

MARCH

  • Glasgow-Barren County Home & Garden Show

APRIL

  • Glasgow Recreation Dept. Annual Easter Egg Hunt Beaver Trail Park +1 270 651-3811.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Barren River State Park +1 270 646-2151.
  • Camper's Appreciation Weekend Barren River Lake State Resort Park +1 270 646-2151.

MAY

  • Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament First Friday in May.
  • Relay for Life Glasgow High School Second weekend in May, May 11-12, 2007.
  • Barren River 5K Classic Barren River Lake State Resort Park
  • Glasgow Highland Games. Barren River Lake State Resort Park Weekend following Memorial Day, May 31-June 3, 2007.

JUNE

  • Glasgow Highland Games, +1 270 651-3141. Barren River Lake State Resort Park Weekend following Memorial Day.
  • US 68-80 Yard Sale Glasgow, Edmonton, Russellville, Bowling Green Annually the first weekend in June, June 1-3, 2007. +1 270 651-3161.

JULY

  • Fourth of July Concert on the Square with the Louisville Orchestra Downtown Glasgow +1 270 651-3161.
  • Third Annual Lucas Community Antique Tractor Gathering
  • Fireworks Extravaganza Barren River Lake State Resort Park July 4, 2007. +1 270 646-2151.
  • Barren County Fair Temple Hill, KY July 25-29, 2007. +1 270 678-5088.

SEPTEMBER

  • Global Fest Downtown Glasgow 1st Saturday in September. +1 270 651-7905.
  • Industry Appreciation Week Mid-September.
  • Industry Appreciation Breakfast Glasgow Golf & Country Club +1 270 651-3161.
  • 31-W Treasure Hunt Sale +1 270 670-3741.
  • Industry Appreciation Luncheon and Golf Outing Barren River Lake State Resort Park +1 270 651-3161.
  • Community Health & Safety Fair WKU-Glasgow Campus +1 270 651-4745.
  • Glasgow B&PW Arts, Crafts & Gifts Fair Downtown Glasgow +1 270 651-3161.
  • A Taste of Barren County Cave City Convention Center +1 270 651-3161

OCTOBER

  • Roller Coaster Fair Glasgow, Temple Hill, Tompkinsville, Edmonton First weekend in October. +1 270 678-5088 or +1 270 651-3161.
  • Cruise In on the Square Downtown Glasgow Second Saturday in October. +1 270 651-3338 or +1-800-370-7819.
  • Bluegrass In The Barrens Beaver Trail Park, Glasgow 651-3811.
  • Glasgow Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Barren County High School +1 270 651-3161 or +1 270 678-5955.

NOVEMBER

  • Great American Heart Walk Southgate Plaza Shopping Center +1-800-242-8721.
  • Light-Up Glasgow Downtown Glasgow +1 270 651-3161.

DECEMBER

  • Nighttime Christmas Parade First Saturday in December. +1 270 651-3161.

Golf[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Arts & Antique Gallery, 207 West Main St.
  • Awards Inc., East Public Square.
  • Back Door Primitives, 115 East Front St, +1 270 659-3182.
  • D & M Quilting Shop, 20 Flint Knob Rd (Just past airport on KY 90), +1 270 678-2568. Quilting supplies and fabric, collectable knives.
  • Green Leaf Nursery, 2918 Scottsville Rd, +1 270 678-4662. M-Sa 8:00-4:30; Su 1-4:30..
  • Hidden Attic Antiques & More, 509 Columbia Ave, +1 270 651-8829. M-Sa 9-5.
  • Hunt's Antiques & Collectibles, 1 East Main St.
  • J & J Collectibles, 119 Adairland Ct, +1 270 651-3630. M and W from 10AM-4PM.
  • Jewelry Barn & Pawn Shop, 211 North L. Rogers Well Blvd., +1 270 781-1194
  • Mary Anne's Hallmark, Barren River Plaza, 651-6004. M-Sa 9:30AM-8PM; Su 1PM-5PM.
  • PMC Jewelers, Reynolds Rd.
  • Terri's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, 111 West Public Square, 659-0284.
  • The Baby Boutique, 110 Rogers Rd, +1 270 629-5085. Baby and children's clothing-up to size 5.
  • The Lollipop Tree, 103 Rogers Rd, +1 270 670-9378. Baby and children's clothing-up to size 5.
  • Tick-Tock Shop, 109 West Public Square, +1 270 629-2562.
  • Unique Gifts, Inc., 1101 Cleveland Ave, +1 270 651-6882. M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM; Sa 9AM-4PM.
  • Wilson's Antiques & Collectibles, 221 North Race St.

Eat[edit]

Chinese[edit]

  • China King Buffet, 106 Shane Dr, +1 270 659-9888.
  • Evergreen Chinese Restaurant, 803 Happy Valley Rd, +1 270 651-9299.
  • New Century Buffet, 936 Happy Valley Rd, +1 270 629-6888.
  • Tray II 224 L. Rogers Wells Blvd. +1 270 651-1060.

Deli[edit]

  • Food Lion #492 Highland Commons Shopping Center, US 31E Bypass +1 270 651-1718.
  • Houchens #1 619 South L. Rogers Well Blvd. +1 270 651-7577.
  • Rascal Deli & Food Mart, 1113 Cleveland Ave, +1 270 651-9865.
  • Sweetheart Bakery, 228 Shane Dr, +1 270 659-2172.
  • Wal-Mart Deli, 3456 Happy Valley Rd, +1 270 678-1003.

Full Service[edit]

  • BBQ Hut, 594 Reynolds Rd Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 659-2933.
  • Big Moose's BBQ Smokehouse, 525 W. Main St. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 261-5002. Excellent BBQ, but only open for lunch Monday through Wednesday. Open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday.
  • Bully's Country House Restaurant, 5604 Scottsville Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 646-2203.
  • Cheyenne's Old Fort Restaurant, 131 E. Main St. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 629-2829.
  • Gale 'n' Dales, 405 Happy Valley Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 651-2489.
  • The Music Room Cafe at George J's, 144 E. Public Square Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 651-2161.
  • Grace Hall's, 128 S. Public Square Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 650-0077.
  • Holy Smokes BBQ, 4363 Scottsville Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 678-1770.
  • Honey's BBQ, 6641 Scottsville Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 646-4906.
  • Mancino's, 302 Rogers Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 651-6500.
  • Pedigo's Country Buffet, 5947 Scottsville Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 646-2505.
  • Pedigo's Drive-In, 628 E. Main St. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 651-5019.
  • Scotty's BBQ & Diner, 313 Main St. Fountain Run, KY 42133 (22 miles from Glasgow), +1 270 434-2200.
  • Southern Restaurant & Deli, 1201 W. Main St. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 651-8537.
  • The Bar-B-Q-Place, 1499 Burkesville Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1-270-651-6266.
  • Theodosia's Tea Room, 313 S. Green St. Glasgow, KY 42141, +1 270 651-3176.

Mexican[edit]

Drink[edit]

Glasgow is dry, but allows sales of alcohol by the drink in larger restaurants (seating at least 100). Cave City, in northern Barren County, is wet, allowing full retail alcohol sales. The rest of Barren County is completely dry. Apart from Cave City, the nearest fully wet community is the city of Bowling Green.

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By phone[edit]

Most telephone numbers in Glasgow consist of +1 270 plus a seven-digit number, but the city and its surrounding region are 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 next[edit]

Routes through Glasgow
END ← Jct N I-65.svg S  W Cumberland Parkway E  SomersetEND
LouisvilleHodgenville  N US 31E.svg S  ScottsvilleNashville
PaducahBowling Green  W US 68.svg E  CampbellsvilleLexington
ColumbusBowling Green  W Elongated circle 80.svg E  SomersetLondon
ENDCave City  W Elongated circle 90.svg E  BurkesvilleMonticello


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