Econo Lodge Fort Knox
261 N. Dixie Hwy.
Radcliff, KY 40160-1013
Phone: (270) 351-4488
Fax: (270) 352-4833
Fort Duffield was built in 1861 and was named in the honor of Rev. George Duffield of Detroit. Even during the Civil War this fort was mostly unused and no wars were fought here. Given its lack of use, Fort Duffield was eventually abandoned, Currently, Fort Duffield is managed and maintained by a voluntary group called 'Friends of Fort Duffield. Living History Program, Ghost Walks and similar other events are hosted here on a regular basis.
Built in 1825, this was the town's first safe haven for travelers. It hosted General Custer's and Jenny Lind in the 1870's. This Georgian mansion houses The Pusey Room Museum, a genealogical library, is located in this Georgian manor. Meeting rooms for private and public functions are also available. There is a beautiful garden adjacent to the House. Guided tours are available.
Established in 1929 by Isaac W. Bernheim, this renowned arboretum and 14,000 acre forest is the perfect place to spend the day. Visit the Nature Center, or enjoy the 30 miles of hiking trails, the picnic area, and lakes. There is also a cafe with a lunch menu, and a gift shop that offers a variety of unique items, including one-of-a-kind handcrafted Kentucky arts and crafts.
Learn about the heritage and production of fine Bourbon at this 200 year old distillery. View the Beam family home, which is listed as a National Historic Site, and sample Jim Beam bourbons.
Jim Beam is one of the most cherished American whiskeys, and thus its unique history is one worth celebrating, and the Jim Beam American Outpost is the place to do it. Your visit begins with a screening of a short film telling the Beam story. Then you tour past some historic buildings and machinery. Then you make it to the tasting room where somebody pours you a couple tastes of bourbon. Then it's over to the gift shop for a souvenir Jim Beam sweatshirt.
Introduced in the 18th century, Jim Beam is one of the oldest and most popular brands of bourbon in the country. Trace the brand's journey, of more than 200 years and global acclaim, at this delightful facility in Clermont. Guided tours of the facility take you through a fascinating journey through Jim Beam's history, as well as the complex process of distilling their world-famous bourbon from start to end. Lasting an hour and fifteen minutes, the tour includes tastings as well as a display of exhibits from the company's history. The Beam Bar at the facility serves up a selection of spirits from the company. Check website for more.
The Farnsley-Moremen House stands as a testament to the rich history of agriculture along the Ohio River. Built by Gabriel Farnsley, this red brick Kentucky "I-House" boasts a two-story Greek Revival portico and an incredible river view. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
This wooded refuge just south of downtown Louisville is located near the village of Fairdale and if you want to see the Kentucky back-country, the 20-min. trip required to get here is worth it. The area is designated as an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and within it, the park contains streams, creeks, trails and many other topographical features that allow for tons of activities. The welcome center provides hiking maps, books, souvenirs and other information about Jefferson; don't forget to pick one up.
Come visit this distillery where the bottling is done by hand and the Bourbon ages in white oak barrels. The distillery is housed in a 1911 Spanish Mission-syle building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Tours are available and a gift shop is on site.
Visit the beautiful campus of this most prestigious and historic small private college. Notables including Nathaniel Hawthorne, President Franklin Pierce, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow have graduated from here.
The Abraham Lincoln Statue commemorates the country's 16th President. This historic site was built in 1909 by Adolph Alexander Weinman on Lincoln's 100th birth anniversary. It is a 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall statue featuring a seated Lincoln, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mount Broderick Pullman Car is one of the prime rail cars on display at the Kentucky Railway Museum. The train, originally named Mt. Broderick, was created in 1926 by Pullman Company. It comprised of ten compartments and could accommodate a maximum of 52 passengers. 'Four star hotel on rails' is a common phrase used to describe this locomotive. It featured concrete flooring, lounge and buffet sections, and contemporary air conditioning system. Since 1958, the Kentucky Railway Museum are the proud owners of Mount Broderick Pullman Car.