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Top Ten Things to see and do in Kentucky for English fist timers.

Top Ten Things to see and do in Kentucky for English fist timers.

Old Apr 15th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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Top Ten Things to see and do in Kentucky for English fist timers.

We are headed to Louisville via Indiana and hope to spend a couple of days touring before heading back to Chicago. We have had a lot of great ideas and advice about what to see on our way through Indiana. We'd love some help with Kentucky. We are happier away from large cities and off the Interstate
What are your 10 favorite places to go or things to see?
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Mammoth Cave National Park http://www.nps.gov/maca/index.htm
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Shaker Village is interesting.
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In Louisville, Churchill Downs, Phillip Morris, Louisville Slugger baseball bat factory.

In Lerxington, the Kentucky Horse Park.
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Not far from Mammoth Cave is
Corvette Museum and Corvette Factory
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Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, Hodgenville
My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown
Boone Tavern and the town of Berea
Cassius Marcellus Clay home, Richmond
Fort Harrod, Harrodsburg
Boonesborough Fort
Locust Grove and Farmington houses, Louisville
A ride on the Belle of Louisville steamboat

The drive from Harrodsburg to Shaker Village and on to Lexington is a designated scenic highway. It has dry stone fences (maybe not a treat for the English) and horse farms along the way. Berea is at the beginning of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.
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In Lexington, Keeneland racetrack is beautiful to visit any time. Their spring meet runs through April 27, if you're coming soon.
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I don't know if you're traveling with any children but we enjoyed this place when our kids were young:

http://www.kdu.com/
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Frankfort, the state capital, is charming and well worth a day's visit. Attractions include the current and old state capitol buildings, the Flower Clock behind the current capitol building, the governor's mansion, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Orlando Brown House and Liberty Hall Historic Site (the area where this house is located is a pleasant little historic district with several old homes), and Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory.

Rick's White Light Diner is a great casual place to eat.

You'll need a car (or taxi ride) to get to Frankfort, though, as this is the only US state capitol that can't be reached via any form of public transportation. Fortunately, most of the town's attractions are near each other and can be reached on foot once you're downtown.
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Berea, Kentucky is a lovely town full of artisan's, their workshops and their stores. They have an Artisan's university there. it is quite unique. Very amazing shops and nice little eateries. Give yourself more time than you expect.

Columbus Indiana has amazing architecture for such a small town. Its mayor at one point proposed that all public buildings be designed by world renown architects.

Metamora is like turning the clocks back. They have a canal there and horses/mules still pull the barge.
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