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Mural painted on the side of a dark blue painted brick building featuring the Cynthiana Courthouse, Old Log Cabin, Rohs Theatre, Tobacco leaves, Licking River and the words Cynthiana, Kentucky

Welcome to Cynthiana Tourism, the perfect place to plan your next getaway!


Cynthiana is a small Kentucky town where the past and present harmoniously intertwine. Our community is situated along the South Fork of the Licking River, in the heart of scenic Harrison County.  Cynthiana’s charming downtown, vibrant arts scene, and rich history offer something for every kind of traveler - whether you come from miles away or are neighbors just down the road. If you’re looking for outdoor recreation, a fun event, or a unique shopping experience, you’ll find it all here.


Cynthiana Tourism is committed to showcasing Cynthiana and all it has to offer. We're proud of our heritage and eager to share it with you. We invite you to explore our website to learn more, and make your plans to come visit soon.

...the small town escape for your soul



Country road with trees arching over it in fall colors


With our picturesque country roads, history of hauntings, long list of themed fall events, and townspeople who embrace the season wholeheartedly , there’s no wonder we were named one of the top fall destinations in Kentucky and a must-visit Halloween town by From fall festivals to decor and themed food tours,  Cynthiana  is the perfect fall getaway.

An old black lantern propping up a brochure for the Cynthiana Ghost Walk
Crowd of people in camp chairs enjoying a summer concert on Court Street in Cynthiana
Young child holding a frozen drink, face obscured by the book they are reading - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Cynthiana has seen an incredible resurgence in recent years, and our local businesses are at the heart and soul of our community. Boutiques, local eateries, an independent bookstore, popular brewery, summer concerts, history museum, walking tours, cruise-ins and, of course, friendly people await you in downtown Cynthiana

Lively Downtown

Four people in kayaks paddling down the Licking River


A pavilion and picnic tables with a playground in the background at Flat Run Veterans Park

With the Licking River meandering through town, wide swaths of parkland, and two nature preserves, Cynthiana and Harrison County offer you great opportunities to take in the fresh air, peaceful atmosphere and gorgeous views. Whether you enjoy kayaking, hiking, or a variety of family activities, there's always something to do around here.

Front view of a classic Plymouth car with a skeleton seated in the driver's seat

Every season brings new events and things to do in Cynthiana. Come and see 1000+ classic cars at the Cynthiana Rod Run, get your Hallmark vibes going at Christmas on the Farm, or if you're lucky to visit in March, join the St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl. These are just a few of the fun events on our calendar,. You really should sign up for our newsletter so you won't miss out!


Chalkboard sign placed in a grassy area with the words Welcome to Christmas on the Farm written on it
Interior view of the Rohs Theatre showing rows of seats, movie screen and art deco light fixtures and decor
Woman in a pink dress wearing a fancy Derby hat, looking at a mural of Kentucky Derby winner Authentic

Vibrant Arts

The arts are an integral part of Cynthiana, which has earned the name The Muraled City, boasting over 30 murals (so far!) by a variety of artists. The historic Rohs Opera House hosts first-run movies, live theater, comedy shows and concerts. Boyd's Station Art Gallery showcases local, regional and nationally-known artists. And as the home of Walking Dead creator and artist Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, Cynthiana has a great pop culture niche as well. Creativity is everywhere you look!

Get in Touch!

Need help planning your visit? Interested in learning more? We love talking about all Cynthiana has to offer, so get in touch today!

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