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Landmark in Central Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is a faux Greek temple constructed around an old log cabin. Ten minutes away is Honest Abe's boyhood home at Knob Creek, with access to hiking trails, though the latter is closed throu…
Museum in Central Kentucky

Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Thirty minutes southwest of Lexington is Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, home to a community of the Shaker religious sect until the early 1900s. Tour 14 impeccably restored buildings, set amid buttercup meadows and…
Caverns in Central Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park

With the longest cave system on earth, Mammoth Cave National Park has some 400 miles of surveyed passageways. Mammoth is at least three times bigger than any other known cave, with vast interior cathedrals, bottomle…
Museum in Central Kentucky

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, in Bardstown, tells the bourbon story with old moonshine stills and other artifacts. Donations appreciated.
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Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center has a large variety of handcrafts and food.
Food in Central Kentucky

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Historic downtown Bardstown, the 'Bourbon Capital of the World', comes alive for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, held every September.
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Gift Shop

Pizza in Daniel Boone National Forest

Miguel's Pizza

Climbers and hikers (only) can also pay $2 to camp out behind Miguel's Pizza in the hamlet of Slade