BARDSTOWN; Kentucky Bourbon Festival Time
September 12-16, 2001
A celebration of America's Authentic Spirit
Join us here in Bardstown, Kentucky for lots of good bourbon country fun. There will be arts & crafts, bourbon-related cooking and contests, not to mention plenty of good music for everyone. Don't miss this event! Contact us for a schedule of events. for more information click here
BARDSTOWN: The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
A 50-year collection of rare whiskey artifacts dating from pre-colonial days to post-Prohibition days. The museum features rare antique bottles, a moonshine still, advertising art, novelty whiskey containers, and Abraham Lincoln's liquor license. A definite stop for bourbon enthusiasts.
Spalding Hall (circa 1826) is the home of two museums
114 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
May 1 - Oct. 31
Monday - Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov. 1 - Apr. 30
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THIS is what I want to write about...Bardstown, KY -- about 30 minutes from Louisville
EAT: Old Talbott Tavern, one of the first eating and lodging places in Kentucky, great food, sample some bourbon
STAY: anywhere you want but for walking distance either stay at the Old Talbott Tavern, the Jailer's Inn, or if you like a clean motel use The General Nelson Best Western
EAT: Dagwoods, best bourbon steaks I've EVER had anywhere!
BOURBON: visit us (that means I'll be there, and NO I don't live in Ky.) Sept. 12 - 16 at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, for info check out... http://www.kybourbonfestival.com/
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Take a cruise on a steamer/paddleboat up and down the Ohio River. The Belle of Louisville has daily rides, or you can rent the whole boat for a party or event.
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Drive River Road from start to finish (downtown to Prospect). It's a very nice, relaxing, scenic drive along the Ohio River. Just drive with your windows down and enjoy yourself.