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“Nice place although small. ”

Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum
Ranked #10 of 42 things to do in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum offers a guided tour and includes antique candy making equipment as well as new equipment. It continues as family confectionery operation that was founded in the year 1919. They are noted for the invention of Bourbon Balls. Tours and retail are open year round. Tour price includes a chocolate, free chocolate aroma therapy and lots of Southern Hospitality.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small family owned business with lots of history. I found the history fascinating and some of the mementos worth looking at. There was a signed Robin Williams photo that I really enjoyed. The owner is a big Star Wars fan to boot. Yeah, the bourbon balls are good, too. The one minor critique of the tour($5 per person) was that our guide was relatively new and had to pause to remember information about the tour. When we finally got back to the museum area another more knowledgeable employee shared some information with us. That was much appreciated. There is no photography allowed while in the factory where the candy is manufactured. You can take as many photos of the museum as you wish though. They do have a small parking lot plus there is some street parking. You are not very far from the Kentucky State Capital also.

Thank jgbtravels
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"bourbon balls"
in 68 reviews
"chocolate candies"
in 3 reviews
"free samples"
in 7 reviews
"no photography allowed"
in 2 reviews
"original equipment"
in 2 reviews
"chocolate tour"
in 3 reviews
"small operation"
in 4 reviews
"bought several"
in 2 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 2 reviews
"nice tour"
in 6 reviews
"boo boo"
in 2 reviews
"assembly line"
in 4 reviews
"buffalo trace distillery"
in 4 reviews
"whole process"
in 2 reviews
"nice stop"
in 2 reviews
"factory tour"
in 6 reviews

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We didn’t come on a candy making day but still enjoyed checking this place out. The staff were all so super friendly and helpful - I mean really nice folks. We all sampled some chocolates( we were a group of 8 ages 6-18 kids and adults ) and left with our favorites ;) If Im ever in the area again, I will go back and hopefully make it to see the candy making live - best times are tues-Thur I think they said to see that.

Thank TravelingSportsMom03
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Tour is only $5, watch video then watch how the candy is made! Then free samples! They invented the Bourbon Ball! Must stop in if you have an extra hour walking distance from the capital

Thank Weekend20854
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A touch of history and an active business which makes some of Kentuckys favorites. Stop by and take the tour followed by some sampling.

Thank James G
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We have a visitor from Europe with us for a week and so, planned day trips to show him Kentucky specialties. The staff at Rebecca Ruth did not disappoint.

Tours are very inexpensive and fairly short (the entire facility is housed in a large, old house). There is a museum room with antique candy making equipment, Rebecca Ruth artifacts, family photos and memorabilia.

You will receive a short lesson on the cacao tree (and how the name changed to today's cocoa), a history lesson on the company, and a trip down the assembly line which does include several manual steps. If you've ever seen the episode of 'I Love Lucy' where she and Ethel are making candy, you won't be able to avoid a smile when you enter the room.

Top off your tour with a free bourbon ball ... the founder of the company created these gems ... and a quick stop in the shop to buy some candy for later. Everyone is very friendly and the candy is terrific.

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