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Kentucky Attractions

Here are just a few of the many Kentucky attractions you can explore in the Bluegrass region. Whether you're interested in horses, history, bourbon, or the arts, there are always things to do nearby Louisville and Lexington Kentucky.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

A US historic park preserving two separate farm sites where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. Home to the first memorial built for Lincoln.

(270) 358-3137
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Purchased in 1929 by German immigrant Isaac W. Bernheim, the land was dedicated as a gift to the people of his new homeland. Today, more than 500,000 people visit Bernheim’s 16,137 acres each year.  It is now home to the famous Bernheim Forest Giants, created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo.

(502) 955-8512
Fort Knox

An installation of the United States Army, adjacent to the Buillon Depository. Named for Henry Knox, Chief of Artillery in the American Revolutionary War. It stored the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights during World War II, among other valuable items.

(502) 624-1000
Kentucky Castle

Enjoy lunch or dinner at Castle Farm at The Kentucky Castle.  A true farm-to-table experience in the heart of the Bluegrass, 90% of all produce served comes from the Castle’s on-site garden.

(859) 256-0322
Kentucky State Capitol

Featuring 70 iconic columns, sculptures of Kentucky dignitaries and decorative murals, this impressive building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is noted as one of the most impressive Capitols in the nation.

(502) 564-3449
Louisville Zoo

This award winning zoo spans 130 acres of natural settings, exhibiting more than 1,100 animals. Recognized for excellence in innovation and many unique, interactive exhibits.

(502) 459-2181
Mammoth Cave

The world’s longest cave system created by the Mississippi river, with over 405 miles mapped to date. As one of the oldest tour attractions in North America, the history paired with the natural beauty make it a must visit.

(270) 758-2180
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Enjoy the elegance of railcar dining as you travel through beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky. Experience a gourmet meal with true Southern hospitality. Reservations recommended.

(502) 348-7300
My Old Kentucky Home

Built in 1812, this large mansion is adorned with beautiful antiques, fine paintings, and has been restored to its mid-19th century appearance. You can tour the historic Rowan plantation home that provided the inspiration for the song, "My Old Kentucky Home," written by America's first composer Stephen Foster.

(502) 348-3502
Perryville Battlefield

One of the most unaltered sites from the Civil War in the nation. Take a self-guided walking tour through the battlefield to view vistas looking virtually the same as how the soldiers saw them. Complete with a museum and interpretations.

(859) 332-8631
Red River Gorge

A unique canyon system in Eastern Kentucky with spectacular rock features, a natural bridge, sandstone arches, and endless opportunities for hiking, climbing, camping and picnicking.

Shaker Village

A landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. Shaker Village manages the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky.  It was home to the third largest Shaker community in the country between 1805 and 1910.

(859) 734-5411