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Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

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Address: 9351 US HWY 68 W, Calvert City, KY 42029
Phone Number: 270-366-2301
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Apple Valley Hillbilly Gardens and Toyland is a throw back to old by-gone...

Apple Valley Hillbilly Gardens and Toyland is a throw back to old by-gone tacky roadside stops that existed in the 1940s -1960s. There is an old Gulf gas station and store (museum) and a toyland with over 3000 toys in a working diorama. Take a walk around the eclectic junk art and Hillbilly Gardens. We are located one mile east of I24 exit 16 on HWY 68 W.

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One of a kind.. truly unique

My kid and I have literally been all over the world - but we have never visited anywhere even remotely like our visit with Keith at Apple Valley - imagine visiting an old friend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Jeffrey W
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My kid and I have literally been all over the world - but we have never visited anywhere even remotely like our visit with Keith at Apple Valley - imagine visiting an old friend you had lost touch with when you had graduated high school (I don't think Keith even knows the word "stranger") - and you find out he... More 

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Thank Jeffrey W
Santee, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I came here with my grandparents a couple months ago and I keep meaning to write a review, but I've been procrastinating. First off, you definitely need to be a certain kind of person to appreciate this kind of art, being well traveled or at least aware is also important, have a liking for nice, quirky people, and to have... More 

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Thank comfortakabamf
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is a great way to kill some time. It's a fun, side of the road attraction. The old toy room is nostalgic.

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Thank Adam Frank L
Huntington, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The place was amusing . The owner gave us a tour and explained each piece perfectly. Wouldn't have missed it. This family has great talent. The story of the inspiration for the place is also interesting. Great place. Worth the stop.

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Thank Mary C
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place was great! Keith, the folk artist, was such a friendly and humble host and explained each piece along with the puns. I found the puns very clever and the folk art creative. If you're looking for something unique and light-hearted, this place is for you. The toyland had my husband and me reminiscing about the toys in our... More 

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Thank Kim W
Warwick, New York
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I don't know how anyone could leave this place a bad review. A friend recommended Apple Valley when my brother and I were visiting Paducah, and I am so glad he did! Keith took the time to show us around even though it was pretty freezing by the time we got there. I love the art, and it was fun... More 

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1 Thank Caelesto
Collinsville
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

it is a very different kind of attraction that i think everyone will enjoy . it was great hearing about the past and what most people call fun today . makes you think of what you're really missing in life .

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Thank Brenda C
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've heard about this place through various people & had a perfect time to check it out on New Year's Day. It was a chilly walk outside but it was well worth it if you enjoy odd ball attractions. You can tell the heart his family pours into all the art they make. That what makes it worth it, seeing... More 

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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Very unique place myself and my grandchildren visited this yesterday it is odd and actually Keith the owner makes it all really funny some the young kids didn't understand but they enjoyed running around worth a quick off road trip

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1 Thank Brenda P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We actually drove an hour and change just to check out this hillbilly garden! We were far from being disappointed. Both of the owners are so outgoing and people persons! Hearing about the history of the family and property was something else. If you want to do something fun and different this is the place to go. People who give... More 

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