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Funtown Mountain ready to open on June 19th

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For now, a tram will take guests up to Guntown USA at the top, which has everything from a saloon, an outdoor amphitheater and even the old jail. For now, a tram will take guests up to Guntown USA at the top, which has everything from a saloon, an outdoor amphitheater and even the old jail.

CAVE CITY, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was known as Guntown Mountain for many years, and while the name may be different now, the owner hopes it will once again be a popular roadside attractions.

Off I-65 in Cave City the old name is still hanging over the busy interstate, but it will soon be the only remaining evidence of Funtown Mountain's past life.

"We're taking something that's very old and preserving it and gonna add new layers to it," owner Will Russell said.

Will Russell, owner of the WHY Louisville stores, is the man who decided to reopen the roadside attraction as Funtown Mountain in the hopes of bringing new life to area.

"That's our whole goal, is to promote Kentucky, promote Cave City, and just get as many people to find out about Cave City as possible, cause we love it here and want it to be successful," he said.

Russell gave us a tour of the old country store that will soon be a souvenir shack. It still even has old Guntown Mountain memorabilia hanging around.

There's the Haunted hotel, black light putt-putt golf and a chairlift that takes you to the mountain, which is still being worked on. For now, a tram will take guests up to Guntown USA at the top, which has everything from a saloon, an outdoor amphitheater and even the old jail.

"What they used to do is charge one dollar to go in the jail," Russell said.

He says the new Funtown Mountain experience doesn't mean paying a pricey ticket up front. It will be five dollars for the haunted hotel, five for the golf, and five for the chairlift. All other attractions are free.

"We're kinda basing our business model on a traditional roadside attraction, which is something I've always wanted to do is own a roadside attraction since I was 17," Russell explained.

Even as we were taking the tour, people kept stopping by to get a glimpse of Funtown Mountain.

"I'm glad that it's reopening, definitely," passerby Caitlin Overstreet said. "I feel like it's a monument here."

Russell says 30 to 40 cars a day have already been stopping by and he's hoping the excitement continues when it opens.

Funtown Mountain is set to open to the public on June 19.

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