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Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Fantastic Find!

Super nice owners are accommodating! Just pull in to the drive, avoiding the chickens, and one of... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Must See in Calvert City

Looking for an interesting experience? Visit Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden! As random as it may be... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Calvert City, Kentucky
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“folk art”(10 reviews)
“toy museum”(6 reviews)
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...more
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9351 US Highway 68 W, Calvert City, KY 42029-9178
+1 270-366-2301
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Super nice owners are accommodating! Just pull in to the drive, avoiding the chickens, and one of the family members will greet you. We opted not to go on a formal tour because of time constraints, but we enjoyed the aesthetics of the found art...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Looking for an interesting experience? Visit Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden! As random as it may be, I'm proud it is in Calvert City!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We had a great time. Didn’t take the tour but just sort of figured it out ourselves. So much creativity and imagination it was inspirational. The toy room was incredible. ALL of my childhood was there!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cassiecanuck
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

I have read reviews that if you have seen Rob zombie‘s house of 1000 corpses or Devils rejects this place is just like that, I disagree this place is better. Amazing roadside attraction. Anytime if you are passing exit 16, this place is a must...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank rick s
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 668loril
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

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