6 Things to Do in Benton That You Shouldn't Miss

Benton is a U.S. home rule-class city in Marshall County, Kentucky. The current mayor of this city is Rita Dotson. The population was 4,349 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County. Benton was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a senator from Missouri.

1. Kentucky Opry

88 Chilton Ln, Benton, KY 42025-7153 Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Kentucky Opry

Kentucky Opry Theatre is a Country Music Venue. Hosting Grand Ole Opry stars, Bluegrass Music shows, 50's & 60's Oldies Rock & Roll Shows, Southern Gospel Music, and Comedy Shows, and is the meeting location for Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church on Sunday mornings. LIVE Bands playing weekends year Round. Seats 500. Concessions stand available.

Reviewed By sharonparks1 - Nashville, TennesseeNashville, Tennessee

Disappointing

After bidding and winning (for a good cause) on two VIP Ky Opry tickets, we called to make a reservation for a concert that is two months away. We were told we can only use those tickets on a show that "they don't pay a lot of money for, like stars." How

2. Mike Miller County Park

596 US Highway 68 W, Benton, KY 42025-7400 Nature & Parks
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5 based on 51 reviews

Reviewed By Sightseer476648

Playground

Fun for the grands, but go early, the equipment gets hot, with little shade. Then, eat your packed picnic lunch and and head to the tiny but fun sprayground!

3. Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

91 US Hwy-641 North, Benton, KY 42025 Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas More
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By BluegooseTraveler - New York Mills, MinnesotaNew York Mills, Minnesota

Come And See The Kentucky Warbler And The Indigo Buntings!

This May my wife and I were able to travel here and we enjoyed both the nice weather and the beauty of the refuge. This NWR is located in the western tip of Kentucky near the town of Benton. It was established as one of the largest remaining bottomland ha

4. Shop-O-Rama

US Hwy 68 East, 112 US Hwy 68 East, Benton, KY 42025 Shopping, Department Stores
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4 based on 8 reviews

Shop-O-Rama

Shop-O-Rama was founded in 1965 as primarily a hardware store but has since grown into an area shopping attraction with a reputation for having just about anything you would want. Departments include plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn&garden, sporting goods, marine, automotive, hardware, lawn furniture, giftware, housewares, clothing, boots, jewelry, & more. Locals and tourists like Shop-O-Rama!

Reviewed By Jack C - Benton, KYBenton, KY

A Little Bit of Everything

If you need anything but groceries there is a chance you can find it here. From household decorations to boots to clothes to household and kitchen supplies to hardware and tools. Heck you can even propane for your grill here.

5. Color of Light Shoppe

112 E 12th St, Benton, KY 42025-1522 Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Sis666 - Benton, KentuckyBenton, Kentucky

To buy some Fiesta Ware

Has a great selection of First and Second quality Fiesta Ware. I've visited and bought several items. Young couple own and operate it. Great little place to shop for gifts or add to your collection.

6. The Hodge Podge Gifts & More

94 Main St, Benton, KY 42025-1132 Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By utah h

JoJo from Fixer Upper could shop here

As a part-time KY Lake resident, I scope out all the good places for decorating with antiques, collectibles and unique items. Having recently discovered this gem, along with its friendly owner, Edwina, I keep coming back for more. Recently purchased a sma

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