Things to do in Frankfort

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Things to Do in Frankfort

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What travellers are saying

  • Tia G
    Fort Wayne, IN253 contributions
    We couldn't get a tour reservation at any of the distilleries but hoped if we got to Buffalo Trace early enough that we could still get one of their exclusive bourbons from the gift shop.

    We arrived to a huge line snaking through the parking lot and my heart sank a little. Once we made it to the welcome desk we were pleasantly surprised to hear they could get us in on a 12:30 tour! 

    We received our wristbands and powerwalked (as others were) up the hill to the gift shop. "Blanton's" was the bourbon of the day, My husband was able to secure two bottles. We also got bourbon chocolates that turned out to be phenomenal, a premixed old-fashioned bottle, and a regular Buffalo Trace bottle. It was so much that we needed a box to carry it back to the truck! 

    We still had time before our tour began so we had lunch at a BBQ shack on the distillery grounds among a party of like 40 people. Hubs had BBQ of course, and I had a chicken salad sandwich. Then we headed back to the main building to relax in a couple of rocking chairs until our tour began.

    The tour was great! Our guide was a younger guy who was high energy and really passionate about what he does. He showed us where a tornado had taken the top of one of their barrel buildings and it was rebuilt and walked us through the process of making bourbon, the care that goes into the barrels, and showed us some rare bottles. We explored a barrel room and it nearly takes your breath away because the bourbon is just in the air and in the wood.

    Back at the main building, we had a tasting of the Buffalo Trace products, including Bourbon cream. Our guide told us to mix it with the root beer sample and it was SO GOOD that we went back down to the gift shop to buy it! The tasting finished with a chocolate bourbon ball that was perfect!
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Travelpro G
    Richmond, VA661 contributions
    Great renovations and superior bourbon. They really did a great job with the grounds. Very welcoming place. Don’t miss it when in the area!!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • JoyfulWriter
    Chesapeake, VA645 contributions
    This is a beautiful capitol building - inside and outside. The interior is grand with marble everywhere and some nice murals tucked in corners of the vast rotunda. We spent about an hour exploring the grand building. Although it is a bit smaller than some, it makes up for it with the stunning beauty with all that marble! The officers at the entrance security were very nice and helpful as well.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • rdvance
    Greenville, IN118 contributions
    Very enjoyable trip. Welcome center had several displays both live and informative ones to see. Nice walking loop that had various native Kentucky animals and birds on display. Getting to watch the bobcats play was my favorite part.
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • Travelpro G
    Richmond, VA661 contributions
    Small personalized tour with informative interactions with owner. Tasting choices were explained completely. Highly recommend!!
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Karen D
    76 contributions
    The staff was very welcoming. You can get a variety of chocolates including original bourbon balls. You can also buy bourbon balls from local distilleries. The tour was $12 for two people which seemed like a lot for a place that should make their money selling their chocolates, so we skipped the tour.
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Porthos7
    West Chester, OH6 102 contributions
    Gorgeous park. Obviously the waterfall is the destination, but the rest of the trails are excellent as well. Some are paved, so parts of it ARE handicap accessible. Go and enjoy!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, KY2 582 contributions
    As a member of the Kentucky Historical Society free admission for you and one person/spouse is a bargain and good for a year. The staff have always been pleasant and helpful. It’s not a huge museum but it’s chock full of history and interesting information. As a member don’t forget about the research library upstairs. Even if you are not a member the $8 entrance fee also includes the Old Capitol Building and the Military History Museum. There is a free parking lot across the street. Don’t forget to take a peek at the free Capital City Museum right across the street from the Historical Center that shares the same parking lot.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Deana M
    Saint Louis, MO593 contributions
    What a lovely view over the river and city. Nice cemetery in a beautiful location overlooking the capitol.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Lisa D
    Clinton, Kentucky, United States121 contributions
    Had been in meetings at KSU and after a long day needed some fresh air and I love exploring cemeteries. spent a couple hours here and was blown away with the view at Daniel/Rebecca Boone monument. Also visited the chapel, and monument for the unborn
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • RollTide2014
    Cincinnati, OH47 contributions
    Fully enjoyed this informal tasting. Loved that you get to bottle your own from the barrel after tasting each of 5 barrels.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Rebecca D
    3 contributions
    We've gone on hundreds of historic home tours over the years, but this was one of the best. So much to enjoy and take in. Our docent was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great value for the $9/person entrance fee.
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • David D
    Wexford, PA2 139 contributions
    This facility is sort of tucked back-in behind the green rolling hills and winding driveways. Once you get to the winery buildings, there are also horse stables, a tasting room and a patio area that overlooks a pond. The wines are smooth and fragrant, and the service at the tasting room is friendly and efficient.

    A word of caution about the horses near the winery...the ones in-and-around the stables near the tasting room are very gentle and mellow. The ones near the parking areas, can be a little "bitey" (note the signs on the fences). We noticed another visitor was a little surprised at how quickly they got their fingers pinched, when they weren't paying attention.
    Written 23 December 2019
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  • Lisa D
    Clinton, Kentucky, United States121 contributions
    It's just amazing to see this in person and that this clock really works, you could see the hands move. I thought there would be fall flowers planted but it was still beautiful. enjoyed the plaque near by with all the information
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • ellenbee56
    Bechtelsville, PA491 contributions
    My husband & I recently spent a day in Frankfort in order to learn about KY’s settlement and general history, so we visited the Thomas D. Clark Center for KY History (reviewed separately). Our admission there included this site as well (and also a military museum, which we did not have time to tour), so we made the short walk from the main museum to this site. This handsome building, built in 1830, took us only 30 minutes to tour, but we enjoyed looking around (self-guided). There is a nice exhibit on Lincoln, who was born in KY, as well as other artifacts and displays.
    Written 2 May 2022
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