Our Top Picks for Planning your Trip to Berea

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and it’s time to get out and explore! It may have been a while since you’ve visited Berea. Berea offers a variety of exciting attractions and delicious eats to enjoy during your visit.

Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant

This award-winning hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Your stay is sure to be memorable with a hint of Kentuckian flare.

Berea College Visitors Center & Shoppe

This is the starting point for a 50 minute historic or craft walking tour that provides an overview of the College.

Kentucky Artisan Center

The center celebrates Kentucky’s artisans through sales, exhibits and displays, events, demonstrations and information about open studios in Berea and other Kentucky communities.

The Pinnacles

Berea Forest Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berea, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.


Quaint Italian eatery offering classic pizzas, pastas, salads, hot subs & other fare.

Berea College Farm Store

They offer a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, grains, beans, mushrooms, honey, pork, beef, chicken, and more – all produced by students. Lunch is served daily.

Noodle Nirvana

Noodle Nirvana is a socially conscious build-your-own Thai noodle bowl shop. Noodle Nirvana aims to make EPIC noodle bowls and also to better our communities.

Berea Coffee & Tea

Come experience coffees from around the world. All harvested and brokered through sustainable and fair trade practices. Choose from a full-service espresso menu, coffees, teas, shakes, juices and fruit smoothies. Grab breakfast, a sandwich, panini or delicious bakery item.

Berea Soaps & Gifts

A Bath and Body Emporium. Artisan Crafted soaps, body products, monogramming, and gift baskets. Ask about our Glam Nights great for small groups.

Log House Craft Gallery

We invite you to visit the Log House Craft Gallery, the premier showplace for Berea College and other fine regional crafts.

Tater Knob Pottery & Farm

Beautiful handcrafted, functional pottery created in the hills near Berea, Kentucky. Experience an up close and personal view of pottery being thrown.

Hands on Workshops

This is a part of Berea’s continued attempt to make education in artisan skills & crafts accessible to everyone. Learn about trade crafts such as Glass Blowing, Jewelry Making, Sculpting, Stained Glass and much more.

First Friday

A locally-focused community block party featuring national, regional, and local live music and performance art, handmade arts and crafts vendors, local foods, performance art, children’s activities, and family fun atmosphere.

Old Town Artist Village

See artists at work. Home to over 20 artist’s studios and galleries such as:

Kiln Time
Old Town Candy Kitchen and Fudge Factory
Herb & Willow
The Glass Studio