So much to see, so much to do. That's the best way to describe Kentucky's attractions.

So, what exactly is there to do here? From natural attractions and outdoor adventure to exciting downtown nightlife, Kentucky offers plenty of sites to see and things to do, whether you're in search of some of the very best family vacation spots or a night out with friends or a romantic getaway for two.

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Shepherdsville, KY 40008

Location: I-65, Exit 112 on Hwy 245
Hours: Daily, 7:00am to sunset
Admission: Free during week, $5.00 per vehicle on weekends & holidays
Phone: 502-955-8512

"Where the forest tells the history of the flora and fauna of this region of Kentucky."
The Official State Arboretum features over 14,500 acres of wildlife sanctuary, a landscaped arboretum and a LEED Platinum Visitor Center which features an open, airy design combining the latest "green" construction techniques, making it unlike any building in the region. Inside are exhibits for learning about Bernheim, a gift shop, and the Isaac Café. Outdoor exhibits include a canopy tree walk, scent and sound mazes and a Children's Play Garden filled with many interesting opportunities for natural play, including a giant green dragon. New trails and walkways provide visitors with many opportunities to enjoy and learn about nature. Picnic facilities and interpretive programs are also available. Open year round except Christmas & New Years.

Brooks Hill Winery

Shepherdsville, KY 40008
Location: I-65, exit 121, take highway 1526 west for 2 miles
Hours: See website for hours of operation
Admission: Free
Phone: 502-957-7810

Brooks Hill Winery, the little winery up the hill, is a dream come true for Mike and Karen Hatzell. The winery has brought them the opportunity to pursue activities that they have long enjoyed.
It is their hope that you will come and visit them at Brooks Hill Winery, the little winery up the hill, meet their beautiful labradoodle, Lili, enjoy some Brooks Hill wine, walk in the woods, sit on the patio, under the pavilion or in front of the fireplace and just uncork and unwine!

Bullitt County History Museum

PO Box 206
Shepherdsville, KY 40008

Hours: 8am-4pm weekdays (closed holidays)
Admission: Free
Phone: 502-921-0161

The Bullitt County History Museum was opened in 2004 as part of a rejuvenation of the old county courthouse. Besides two display rooms, the museum boasts a salt kettle display, unique genealogical and historical research material with a room for your research. The Museum is located in the front portion of the century old courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

Bullitt Speedway

11554-B Blue Lick Road
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Hours: 5pm-9pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 2pm-9pm, Sunday
Phone: 502-955-5509

Bullitt Speedway is here to serve your slot car needs. We have three different tracks at our facility. Our largest track is a 155 foot Blue King road course with 8 lanes. Our tri-oval track has eight lanes and is 110 feet long. The drag strip is a 55 foot scale quarter-mile track with two lanes. All three tracks support the 1:24 and 1:32 scale slot cars. We also have a large inventory of parts and cars that are ready to race at our sales counter. We run series races and point races each week throughout the year. The track offers practice and tune-up time throughout the week.

Churchill Downs &

The Kentucky Derby Museum

Louisville, KY

Location: I-65, Exit I-264 (Louisville)
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30am-5:00pm
Phone: 502-637-1111

The Kentucky Derby, the 1st Sat in May, kicks off the 3-month Spring race meet. (Fall meet each Nov.) Experience the thrill of the Derby every day at the Museum through the one-of-a-kind multi image show. Featured too are hands-on exhibits, art displays, a guided walking tour of the race track, restaurants and gift shops.

Forest Edge Winery

1910 Clermont Road
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Contact: Brance Gould
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-6pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm; Closed Sunday
Phone: 502-531-9610

Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Tour

624 Lotus Road, Hwy 1604
Cox's Creek, KY 40013

Location: Just off Hwy 245 Minutes from I-65
Hours: Open Weekdays 9am-2pm; Closed Sat & Sun
Admission: Free
Phone: 502-543-2264

Enjoy a unique tour at Four Roses warehouse and bottling facility in Cox's Creek, KY. Their passion for quality and their pride in creating and producing an award winning Bourbon is evident in the smooth, mellow taste that has become the signature of the Four Roses Brand.

Hawks View Gallery & Café

Location: I-65, Exit 121 (Brooks)
Hours: Mon, 9:00AM-2:30PM
Tues-Thurs, 9AM-5PM (Dinner reservations until 6:30PM)
Fri-Sat, 9AM-9PM (Dinner reservation until 8:30PM)
Sun, Closed
Admission: Free
Phone: 502-955-1010

Distinctive hand-blown art glass items are made while you watch. Each piece is carefully crafted from raw materials and fired at over 2,000 F. Items are featured in fine gift shops around the world. Gallery and showroom tours are self-guided, free daily tours, Tue-Sat, 10am to 6pm.

Heartland of Kentucky Decanters & Steins

1413 Pine Tavern Road
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150

Location: I-65, Exit 105 (Lebanon Junction)
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sundays by appointment; Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Call for appointment after hours
Admission: Free
Phone: 502-833-2827

Featured are America's largest selection of collector decanters and unusual steins from around the world. Among the memorabilia is a collection of Jim Beam bottles. Free self-guided tours.

Jim Beam American Stillhouse

Location: I-65, Exit 112 (Clermont)
Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:00am-5:30pm; Guided tours last approx. 1 hour and start at 9:30am, last tour at 3:30pm; Sun, 12:30pm-4:30pm, last tour at 3:30pm
Admission: Guided Tours $8.00 (can be purchased online)
Free Self-Guided Tours include tastings
Phone: 502-543-9877

The Beam Family invites you to come and see the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Also for the 1st time ever, we are opening our distillery for tours. See hands on the process for producing the # 1 selling bourbon in the whole world. A film presentation about the Beam Family and the early history of bourbon production is a great way to learn about a fascinating Kentucky tradition. A stroll through the 1800's cooperage and antique pot still display also give a glimpse of an era of bourbon history. A walk around the grounds gives one the feeling of going back in time over 200 years. The Beam homestead, adjacent to the Stillhouse offers a glimpse into the history of the First Family of Bourbon. Complimentary tastings and a great place to start the Bullitt County Wine and Bourbon Passport Tour. (Free Souvenir Glass) Ask your tour guide, for more information.

Kentucys Railway Museum

Location: I-65, Exit 105 (Boston)
Phone: 800-272-0152

All aboard! Vintage steam-powered passenger train No. 152 travels 22 miles roundtrip through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley from Boston to New Haven. Visit the rail museum or the Sherwood Inn on the brief layover.

Knob State Forest

Contact: Eric Gracey
Phone: 502-564-4496

Operated by the KY Division of Forestry, this 1500 acre forest is open to foot traffic only. There are hiking trails and small game gun hunting. Deer hunting is open to bow and cross bow only. All hunting follows KY Fish & Wildlife seasons.

MillaNova Winery

Contact: John & Donna Miller
Location: I-65, Highway 44 (Bethel Church Rd. to Gentry Lane)
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 12pm-6pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-8pm (extended hours for special events; Sun, 1pm-6pm
Phone: 502-664-8304

John & Donna Miller invite you to MillaNova Winery. The Winery is located in Mt. Washington, KY just off Highway 44 at Bethel Church Rd. to Gentry Lane. We are a child and pet friendly facility with a large tasting room, open daily for wine tastings. We sell wines by the glass, bottle, or case.

Most Awesome Flea Market

Location: I-65, exit 116
Hours: Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm
Admission: Free
Phone: 877-4A-SPOTT

Open every Saturday & Sunday (9am to 5pm) year around; 350 booths indoor & outdoor. Activities feature a baby crawl race every Sunday at 2:30pm, winner receive cash prize.

My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Location: I-65, Exit 112 (Bardstown)
Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Sun
Phone: 800-323-7803

This plantation typifies the antebellum South and was the inspiration for Stephen Foster's world famous ballad. Interesting guides in period costume tell the story of the Rowan family who lived here. During the summer, see America's favorite outdoor drama, The Stephen Foster Story. Hear over 50 songs sung by elaborately costumed professionals among beautiful sets.

Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor

Location: I-65, Exit 102 (Fort Knox)
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-4:30pm
Phone: 502-624-1811

Military museum features American and foreign war memorabilia, a section of the Berlin Wall and a collection of General Patton's personal belongings. Site of the Bullion Depository where the US gold reserve is stored.

Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor

Location: I-65, Exit 102 (Fort Knox)
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-4:30pm
Phone: 502-624-1811

Military museum features American and foreign war memorabilia, a section of the Berlin Wall and a collection of General Patton's personal belongings. Site of the Bullion Depository where the US gold reserve is stored.

Slow Poke Farm

Location: 8910 Cedar Grove Farm, Exit 116
Phone: 502-921-9632

Slow Poke Farm offers a variety of programs that can interest all ages, from an open car cruise, scrapbooking, candlelight dinners on the patio and to the artist within offering various classes weekly. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stop and enjoy the great things that Slowpoke Farm has to offer. Reservations are required so call early to get a spot on your favorite program.

Wight-Meyer Winery

Location: I-65, exit 116 (east 4.5 miles)
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-6pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm
Phone: 502-921-0267

The Wight-Meyer Winery has it all! From vineyard to tasting room and covered patio, you can enjoy a relaxing day in beauty and ambiance, all while sampling award-winning wines.



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