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3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037, USA
This is a solid distillery tour. I'm always disappointed when brewery or distillery tours take you through a museum rather than an actual working operation. Maker's Mark gives you the best of both worlds. All of the buildings onsite have been...
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800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
There seem to be two types of people in America; those who love baseball and those who don’t. Both types, however, can enjoy the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory while in Louisville. Welcoming you to the museum is the world’s biggest baseball...
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745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Cherokee Park is a favorite among locals, and there are no questions why. The park turns beautiful colors in the fall, and features a 2.4 mile scenic loop through the rolling hills, meadows and woodlands, with lanes for both vehicle and...
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
Unless you've experienced it, it’s hard to know the true culture of Louisville’s most famous event, the Kentucky Derby, but the Kentucky Derby Museum does a good job of recreating it. Located at Gate 1 of Churchill Downs (where the race is held...
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526 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110, USA
In the small town of Clermont, KY, 30 minutes outside of Louisville, is home to one of the oldest bourbon brands in the U.S., Jim Beam. A tour of the recently renovated stillhouse and distillery puts a period on Louisville's claim as "Bourbon...
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6274 Steele Rd, Versailles, KY 40383, USA
This vista of Diamond A Thoroughbred Farm is along one of my favorite cycling routes in Woodford County. The scenic stretch of Steele Road is part of the Horsey Hundred route, an annual 100-mile cycling century that cyclists nationwide attend...
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
My family has been flexible on Thanksgiving traditions for the past few years--the gatherings move from state to state, and sometimes I make chili instead of turkey, for instance. So when I dragged everyone to Churchill Downs on Black Friday to...
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1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
This old Unitarian Church turned bar is a great place to enjoy a good beer and good company in Louisville. A local favorite, Holy Grale offers a selection of 26 (ever changing) beers on tap, with additional bottled selections, and delicious food....
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921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall location defer you from trying this amazing eatery. This Dive Bar/ Restaurant does not disappoint. Locals and visitors rave that this is one of the best places to eat in Louisville, despite the dark basement location...
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113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Buffalo Trace offers a distillery tour that winds through various old buildings, including one stacked high with aging bourbon barrels and another (shown) filled with bottling equipment. The grounds are scenic and good for a walk or a seat on the...
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Old Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
This neighborhood was declared a historic preservation district in the 1970s ensuring the beautiful architecture remains the same. Architecturally, Old Louisville is one of the most diverse in the country, and includes homes built between 1880 and...
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144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Museum Row has something for everyone: The Frazier History Museum: Home of the Royal Armouries USA. Top highlight: the live interpretive history presentations. Glassworks: This museum is dedicated to – you guessed it – glass! Tour studios, learn...
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144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Louisville-born boxing legend and philanthropist Muhammad Ali founded a cultural center that features a replica of his Pennsylvania training gym. Visitors can practice their jabs or watch a high-tech video about Ali’s life. 144 N. Sixth St., (502)...
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113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Buffalo Trace, which works with the Van Winkle family to make its renowned whiskies, offers complimentary tours every hour at its Frankfort, Kentucky distillery. Hard hat tours offer a more detailed behind the scenes look at the distilling process...
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411 S 4th St STE 180, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
If you're looking for entertainment and nightlife in the heart of downtown Louisville, Fourth Street Live is the place to go. Free concerts and other special events take place outside under the 10-story glass canopy. Indoor options include food,...
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Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Before attending a cousin's wedding in Louisville back in September, I took a morning stroll through downtown along Main Street and came across these buildings, formerly occupied by bourbon-related businesses and distilleries dating back between...
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800 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Two Indianapolis transplants opened this cafe in the NuLu neighborhood in 2011. Customers can sip local coffee while they play records on self-service turntables. The chewy cookies studded with oversize chocolate chunks have earned a loyal...
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Loretto, KY, USA
For true whiskey lovers, there is nothing better than taking in the Bourbon Trail and all its 'high-spirited' watering holes. If you want to visit one of the mainstays, Maker's Mark, located in Loretto, Kentucky, is a fine place to start. They...
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Pleasant Green Hill, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
To get to many of these places highlighted by AFAR, one needs to fly. I'm never sure whether to take the aisle seat or the window seat, but here is a reminder on why to take the latter
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401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
Sometimes you don't have a four-hour window to drive across the Bluegrass countryside, take a distillery tour, wander the gift shop a bit, and return home. Rather, you have a finite window for catching local flavor before a University of Kentucky...