Recreation and Area Attractions
Berea’s scenic campus is surrounded by the working studios of some of the finest artists and craftspeople in Kentucky. Known as the Crafts Capital of Kentucky, the city of Berea holds annual crafts fairs and festivals, hosts the Kentucky Artisan Center and supports a vibrant artists’ community in the restored historic Old Town district.
The area is also close to the natural wonders of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, including the Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls. For guests who want to get a taste of horse country, a short drive to Lexington allows for visits to Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland’s Race Track and various horse farms.
For those visitors who prefer to find recreation on campus, the College offers the Seabury Center gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment and an indoor pool, a planetarium in the Hall Science Building, the Dmitrie Berea Art Gallery and other galleries, Hutchins Library, the Corner Pocket Game Room in the Alumni Building, and occasional plays, musical concerts and other special events either performed by Berea students or professional artists. Visit the links below to find out more about recreational opportunities in and around Berea.
On-Campus Recreational Opportunities
Don’t forget that participants can also enjoy watching the stars in the Hall Science Building’s planetarium, listening to music concerts and other special events, hiking in the College Forests, and playing pool or other games in the Alumni Building’s game room.
Arts and Crafts Attractions
- Fort Boonesborough State Park, Exit 95 off I-75
- White Hall Historic Site, Exit 95 off I-75
- Ashland, Henry Clay Estate, Lexington, KY
Natural Attractions and Parks
- Anglin Falls
- Cumberland Falls State Resort
- Indian Fort Theater and the Pinnacles
- Natural Bridge State Park
- Lake Reba and Gibson Bay Golf