Visiting the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Staffordsville, Kentucky

by Crystal Carder

There’s no better place to learn about the history of country music than Kentucky. And, one of the best places to learn about country music is located right along the infamous Country Music Highway in Staffordsville, Kentucky. It’s called the U.S. 23 Country Highway Museum and it’s a stop you don’t want to miss. 

The museum showcases 14 country music exhibits dedicated to stars such as Chris Stapleton, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others.

VISITING THE U.S. COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY MUSEUM

While Michael was doing a seminar in Huntington, West Virginia, we took the hour’s drive and visited the museum on our way to Loretta Lynn’s homeplace in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. The U.S. 23 Country Highway Museum was such a memorable experience that I cannot wait to tell you all about it and what you need to know before you go. 


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U.S. 23 Country Highway Museum Prices 

Admission to the U.S. 23 Country Highway Museum is $5 per person. This small entry fee gives you access to the small tour-guided museum, and there’s no time limit for how long you can stay. 

U.S. 23 Country Highway Museum Review

Visiting the U.S. 23 Country Highway Museum was so much fun! While the museum featured a few newer artists like; Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, and Tyler Childers, many of the artists featured inside the museum are older country artists and most younger people may not even know who they are.

Fortunately for me, I grew up listening to older country music. My parents even named my sister and me after Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. Most of the artists inside the museum were ones I easily recognized while Michael and the kids only knew a few of the artists.

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The cool thing about this museum is the fact that everything featured at the exhibits was donated by the musicians or their families. 

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At the beginning, the tour is guided, but it transitions to a self-guided experience. Visitors have the freedom to take numerous photos, and there are also a couple of photo-worthy spots along the way.

The U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum is small. Your visit probably won’t take much longer than an hour but this stop is a fun and unique stop along the Country Music Highway.

If you are in town or visiting Loretta Lynn’s homeplace, I highly recommend stopping at the museum. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think about the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum? Have you been to the museum before? Did you think it was worth the $5? What was your favorite part? 

Last Updated on 4 months by Crystal Carder

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