Western theme park in Cave City reopens
CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) — It’s a revival of what some say was one of Cave City’s key attractions — Guntown Mountain.
“I’ve got more than a lifetime full of memories,” said Michael Minor, whose father was a gunshow stuntman for the park for decades.
On a mountaintop off of I-65, sits the relic of a park, once closed but now, finally open to the public again.
“Just a lot of fun. I think that’s what it’s here for. A lot of history,” said co-owner Vikki Froggett, who acquired the property with her husband in 2016. “A lot of people getting back together that hadn’t seen each other for years.”
The park originally opened in the 1960’s, and experienced a lot since then; things like ownership changes, vandalism, and now further redevelopment and reconstruction over the last three months.
“You wouldn’t believe the amount of work,” said Froggett. “We’ve had family and friends that have just pitched into help, and it’s just been great.”
Some there on its reopening day were returning to the memories of their childhood. Along with being a part of the featured gun shows, Minor’s father helped build parts of the park, working alongside other family members as well.
“To me its phenomenal that what’s standing is still up,” Minor said. “But it’ll never be the same, but it’s always good that it’s still here.”
Neal Rayburn said his grandfather held co-ownership of the park in the past, during a time when Rayburn was a regular member of the stunt show team.
“They called me last week and asked me to help this weekend to get it started doing it again,” Rayburn said. “So I dusted off the old gear out of the closet and got my guns and hats and came running.”
Now more memories can be made as the park puts itself back on the map.
“I’ve kinda fell in love with the property. And it feels like home now,” said Froggett. “And I think a lot of people feel like it’s theirs as well. So we just want to share and enjoy it.”
The park features gun shows and petting zoos, live music and can-can shows. Froggett said they’re looking to explore possibilities as they move forward this summer.
To find more information and updates on the park, you can check out their Facebook page.
WELCOME BACK “GUNTOWN MOUNTAIN”!!!
Below are some youtube videos of Guntown Mountain – Enjoy!