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    Car Museum

    by Sarah_Bellum Written Oct 25, 2008

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    One of over 60 antique cars

    The best thing about this museum....it's free. It does have some interesting array of antique vehicles and a car enthusiast would likely take several hours here drooling over their Model A or old Thunderbird. It was interesting as a side trip on the way back to our hotel.

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    Brown Pusey House

    by Sarah_Bellum Written Oct 25, 2008

    Not necessarily a remarkable historic home but the people working there were not only very accomodating they took a remarkable amount of time answering questions from my second grader which was very unusual to find people so patient with younger children. This home has different events housed in it and isn't really setup for tours so I wouldn't put this on a list of must see places in Elizabethtown however the people here are to be commended on the amount of history and hospitality displayed.

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    Historic Park

    by Sarah_Bellum Written Oct 25, 2008

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    Built by Abraham Lincolns Father
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    This was a nice park with a lake, swingset, sand volleyball courts and some history. The sign says it all but included is a small grave site of the family that lived in this log cabin and a small school house that was the sole school in the area. A nice break from all the museums.

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    Patton Museum

    by Sarah_Bellum Written Oct 25, 2008

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    If you are a history buff you are going to love this place. If it wasn't for having small children I could have spent the entire day going through this museum. The shear number of tanks and aircraft from world war 2 outside was amazing and inside most of it did focus on world war 2 however there was a an exhibit about the wars that followed including full sized aircraft and equipment representing those wars (including a patriot missel of course). There were very knowledgable people there to ask questions many of which fought in world war 2 and piloted the aircraft or one of the tanks.

    This place is one of the best places to visit while in Elizabethtown.

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    Coca Cola Memorabilia Museum

    by Sarah_Bellum Written Oct 25, 2008
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    This was an interesting place. The next best thing to the actual Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta. The exhibits were interesting and kept the kids occupied looking at all the shiny bottles and things from years past. If you are in the area it is worth the extra few hours to stop in and catch up on the history of coca cola.

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    Lincoln Birthplace

    by kakou226 Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Lincoln Birthplace

    I actually went here twice because I really liked the forest paths and I was looking for a nice place to walk for the afternoons.

    The monument is intriguing: a tiny log cabin inside a large granite hall. There's a video about Licoln's early years and a neet little gift shop.

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    Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln Memorial

    by kakou226 Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Lincoln Heritage Home

    Although outside appearances this is a lame place to go I enjoyed it because there was a women working on the gardens who was thoroughly facinated by the topic and I ended up talking with her for an hour all about Lincoln and his relation to Kentucky. So if you go, just say hi to the gardner and you'll learn more than you'd expect :)

    PS: the photo is of the Lincoln heritage home - the president's papa did the woodwork in the interior and apparantly people were living there until the 1970s when the town bought it for a museum.

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    Swope's Car Museum

    by kakou226 Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Classic Hood Ornament

    If you love antique cars this is the place to go! There is an entire warehouse packed full of beautifully restored cars from all eras.

    All the cars were refinished by the Swope family and put on display for all to see free of charge.

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    Coke Museum

    by kakou226 Written Nov 2, 2003

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    I visited the new Coke Museum located in the tourist center. Not only do you get to see neat coke memorabilia you'll learn about Coca-Cola's history (it was once sold as a medicine!) When you are done visiting the museum stop by the toursit center and pick up pamphlets on the next place to go!

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    Schmidt's Coca-Cola Museum

    by sambarnett Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Elizabethown is home the Schmidt's Coca-Cola Museum, a display of the world's largest privately owned collection of Coca-Cola related material. I'm not a big fan of cola or corporate advertising and ephemera, but the museum is actually quite interesting and well laid out. The items are organized chronologically, so the visitor gets a good sense of the evolution of Coke advertising over the decades.
    There's also a small bottling facility, and at the end of the tour you can help yourself to free Coca-Cola, made from the 'original' recipe. Well, not quite. Those in the know will recall that the original Coca-Cola actually contained a trace amount of cocaine, good for a quick pick-up! I drank five glasses of the stuff of the museum and didn't feel a thing. What was I thinking? Elizabethtown is in a dry county, you won't find anything stronger than (non cocaine) Coke here!

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