Welcome to Cadiz, the friendliest little town in all of Kentucky. We’re glad you decided to stop by.
We know you’ll love what we love about Cadiz—the charm of main street, the slower pace of life, the safe kid-friendly great outdoors—but we hope that during your visit you find something that speaks to you and keeps you coming back season after season.
Our back yard is an angler’s paradise. Cadiz sits on the shores of Lake Barkley, and all year long you’ll overhear the story of the one that got away or see a photo of the one that didn’t.
The lake is literally our region’s natural beacon, not just for hunters and fisherman, but conference attendees and families looking for a fun, affordable and safe place to give kids a memorable vacation experience.
Nearby, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area keeps the outdoor fun going strong with hundreds of miles of trails tailor-made for hiking, mountain biking, or ATVing. If you say the word, “educational” within ear’s shot of the kids, they might do that ungrateful grunt noise they sometimes make, but when you take them to the Woodlands Nature Station, it’s a whole different story.
They’ll learn about the critters that inhabit our forests – even get to pet a hummingbird or witness a vulture chow on some raw poultry if you land here in the right season. Also, give them the chance to step back in time and take a peek at life here in the 1850s at the Homeplace, a living-history farm.
Pay a visit to our Farmers’ Market and taste for yourself the bounty of farms small and large; buy Amish-made jams, jellies, and baked goods; and go home with a bag full of the freshest produce you can find.
And every October we celebrate our hog history with the Trigg County Country Ham Festival, a two-day affair for all ages that’s keeping the tradition of curing hams alive and well.
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Take a peek in the shops and galleries along Main Street Cadiz. We think you’ll be pleasantly impressed with the eclectic reserve of all sorts of treasures and finds—may it be a who-ever-woulda-guessed-that-was-here collectible or something handcrafted, like wooden toys, metal figurines or soaps, perfect for gifts.
And if you can’t find what you’re looking for in our award-winning antique stores, then you’ll just have to time your visit around the 400-mile Yard Sale, an epic yard sale that line Kentucky’s scenic Highway 68 for four days each June, passing right through Cadiz.
Whether you’re coming up to fish in Lake Barkley or fish for a nostalgic antique in one of the downtown antique shops, you’ll find Cadiz easy to reach. Highway 68 runs right by downtown, and we’re only a few miles off I-24. Hopkinsville is 20 miles east; Fort Campbell is only 31 miles southeast; and Music City, Nashville, Tenn., is less than 90 minutes away via I-24.
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Cadiz itself is easy to navigate and the restaurants, shops, and hotels are adjacent to Main Street and convenient to the interstate. If you’d like a little more solitude, on the outskirts of town and on the shore of Lake Barkley you’ll find Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Lodge and Prizer Point Marina.
Staying at Lake Barkley or Prizer Point means plenty for the kids to do—hiking, arcades, biking, fishing, boating, you name it—and plenty of opportunities to unwind and slow yourself to that Cadiz pace that makes this place so comfortable.
Come experience Cadiz for yourself and see why folks return year after year. You may even find you like it here enough to move in. If that’s the case, we’re always looking for new neighbors and we’d be glad to have you.
So, welcome to Cadiz. Look around, make yourself at home, and if you need anything, just ask.