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Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

9351 US Highway 68 W, Calvert City, KY 42029-9178
+1 270-366-2301
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Weird, weird, weird

We visited on our way south at the advice of other reviews giving this attraction 5 stars. I am... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Champaign, Illinois
via mobile
Very neat experience - .

The owner was very helpful in explaining the art. Beware of the mosquitos! Unique experience. We... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Susan W
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“vintage toys” (4 reviews)
“yard art” (2 reviews)
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9351 US Highway 68 W, Calvert City, KY 42029-9178
+1 270-366-2301
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited on our way south at the advice of other reviews giving this attraction 5 stars. I am always up for weird and unusual but this was a bit over the top. The displays certainly are witty but it kinda gives you the willies...More

Thank Susan3181959
Reviewed August 22, 2017

The owner was very helpful in explaining the art. Beware of the mosquitos! Unique experience. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Very cool place. The old guy told lots of really funny puns. Glad we stopped. It was free but except tips. We were there about 1 1/2 hours. If we didn't have the tour we probably would have been done in 15 minutes.

Thank Lori L
Reviewed May 25, 2017

If you're looking for a good roadside attraction experience, this is definitely worth the stop, you won't find anything like this anywhere else. Plan at least a couple of hours for the full tour experience and all the puns. The attraction is free, but bring...More

Thank Liz3737
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time seeing some history of the area and hearing stories of the area from the past. The toy section was amazing. The hillbilly section of yard art made from pun on top of pun was very fun. Our host was energetic, polite,...More

Thank Jstinger
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is an eye sore to the community. Looks more like a junk yard when you drive down the road.

1  Thank allycat181
Keith H, Owner at Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Wow, this eye sore (folk art environment with puns, old country/gas station store museum and Toyland of over 3,500 toys) gets national news media, celebrities, vloggers and folks from around the world visiting Marshall County all year long.

Reviewed February 14, 2017

You may be tempted to drive on past. But, especially if you have kids, they will never see a better selection of vintage toys, trains and just too much to mention. For grown-ups, some nostalgia going on everywhere on the property

Thank kyloghome
Reviewed November 30, 2016

The owners are a very sweet couple who will be more than happy to fill you in on the local history. The back story is hysterical. Wonderful homage to local businesses and artists. Go with an open mind and ready for some good, quirky, roadside...More

Thank StaceyM27
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is someone's home- the history on how this began is very interesting. The couple and children that live there are very friendly! The cost is technically free, but they do have a donation can in the main entrance art piece. They have collector item...More

Thank Crzysun
Reviewed June 13, 2016

A few things: The owner, Keith, is a genuinely nice guy. And it all looks like a lot of fun from the road. But be prepared to get sucked in, and if offered a "full tour," know what you're getting into. My friend and I...More

5  Thank Roffelamo
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