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Where to Play

So much to do, so little time!

What Is There To Do In Carrollton?

Adventure awaits. Seriously. Whether it's your first time experiencing small town America or here for Bands and BBQ - you'll have fun.

True Rural Beauty

“I never realized the true beauty of the rural countryside until his visit. The backdrop gave the historic attractions more ambiance and took us back in time…truly invigorating.”
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Points of Interest

While you’re here, be sure to visit these places we have curated for you!


Butler-Turpin House, State Historic House

This home is located in General Butler State Resort Park. Philip Turpin married Mary Ellen Butler. Philip purchased 126 acres of land from William O. Butler, Mary Ellen’s famous uncle (for whom the Park is named), in 1859. This land was a part of the original family farm, Butler’s Grove.

General Butler Resort Park & Conference Center

One of the Kentucky State Park System’s finest resort parks, General Butler State Resort Park is a diamond in a wooded setting. Paying tribute to one of Kentucky’s foremost military families, the Park is the perfect blend of modern comfort and rich historic atmosphere.

General Butler State Resort Park Overlook

This spot located at the tallest point in Carroll County is the ideal setting to watch the sun rise and set. From this beautifully and lovingly built stone structure, built by the CCC’s during the depression, locals and visitors alike are amazed at the wonder of the Ohio River Valley.

Kentucky Veterans Memorial

Located at the Highway 227 entrance to General Butler State Resort Park. The Kentucky Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all Kentucky Veterans, combat and non-combat; living or deceased. Mr. John Geisler, of Carroll County, and Mr. Jim Sutherland, of Trimble County, designed the Memorial.

The Masterson House

Richard and Sarah Masterson, two of the earlier settlers built this home in the fall of 1790. It is the first two-story brick house to be built between Louisville and Cincinnati. It is reported to be the oldest two-story brick house still standing on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cairo, Illinois. Slave labor built the house out of native bricks,.

The Old Stone Jail

This structure built in 1880 was used as the Carroll County Jail until 1969. The two story building houses a basement used for “solitary confinement”. The first floor originally housed men inmates, the second floor housed women and children. The two stories were identical in structure. Each floor had four cells and a “pot belly” stove for heat

Carroll County Courthouse

The present Courthouse was built in 1884. A brass plaque on the interior wall marks the high water level mark during the famous 1937 Flood. Coast Guard boats floated through the halls during the flood until the water became so high that they could not get their boats through the doors. In the mid 1970′s the courthouse added a third floor, an elevator and two additional wings.
Path along river

Point Park

The confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers. Point Park is owned and operated by the City of Carrollton. Amenities include: boat ramp (no fee), 200′ dock, splash park, sand volleyball, soccer goals, basketball court, skate park, and playground. Several shelters are available as are restrooms for guests. Stroll along the river walk with stunning views of both the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers.

Kentucky River Lock #1 and Dam

Construction of Carrollton’s Lock #1 began in the 1830s. Lying entirely within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Kentucky River is formed at the confluence of its North, Middle and South Forks and drains the timber and coal-rich western slopes of the Kentucky Appalachians.
brwon wood shed in forest setting


Owned and managed by Carroll County Fiscal Court, Camp Kysoc is a beautiful setting for walking, fishing and kayaking. Two event venues are located within the park. A rustic lodge and covered shelter.

(502) 732-7000

Baseball fields

Robert Westrick Memorial Park

The Robert Westrick Memorial Park offers tennis courts, fitness trail, basketball, swimming pool, baseball fields, and more.

(502) 732-7029