Barren County’s Guntown Mountain revamps, Glasgow Summer concerts begin soon

GLASGOW, Ky. -Barren County’s famous tourism hotspot, Guntown Mountain in Cave City is completely getting a fresh makeover. Also, Glasgow will soon start its Summer concert series in the Glasgow square. 

Guntown Mountain will soon change its gift shop, update the haunted house, create a VR arena and install a horror escape room.

They will soon sell guns, incorporate an arcade next door, get the ski lift up and running, will create a full-service western style restaurant and saloon called the Gatlin Gun Grill and Saloon complete with can-can dancers and shows, will create a pool hall for billiards and create another building.

Next season, they will start building a new hotel with 14 rooms and a honeymoon suite. They will incorporate wagons for Airbnb style travel and leisure. They will also set up tipis for overnight stays. The main future attraction will be a huge oasis style pool surrounded by caves.

Executive Director of Glasgow-Barren County Tourism MacLean Lessenberry said she hopes Glasgow keeps picking up tourism now that the nation is coming out of COVID-19 restrictions.

“I think people are excited. There’s lots of change happening in Glasgow. We’re not trying to be Bowling Green. We’re not trying to be anything we’re not. But, we have that Hallmark feel here, that small town Mayberry feel,” said Lessenberry.

Her tourism organization is partnering with Entertain Glasgow for their concerts on the Square.

Coming up soon in July, Glasgow’s Summer Concert Series kicks off with music, vendors, food trucks and more. 

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 16, the Glasgow’s first concert will feature Tim Montana with special guest, The Josephines.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 from the concert will feature Sean Stemaly co-headlining with Lily Rose.

Admission is free for both concerts.