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From Louisville, you will be driving south for about an hour and 1/2. (I have included the website for directions and other info). The drive is stunning, especially in the fall. There are miles of green pastures, hills, windy roads, horse stables, open land, old barns and modest housing. When you arrive, you will be at the visitor center, and you are a part of a tour that takes you through the actual building where the fermentation takes place. You will see how the whiskey is made, from corn to bottled, drinkable liquor. You will see the bottling conveyor belt accompanied by a short film. After seeing the barrels and understanding the aging process, you will be able to taste the whiskey at different cycles of it's fermentation. (They don't give you much, so don't look forward to getting a buzz). Finally, you have the opportunity (you pay for the bottle) to dip the Maker's Mark in their signature red wax. What fun! Well worth the drive and the money.
Written Oct 7, 2008
I made a pilgrimage to Sanders Cafe on my way to Louisville and was not disappointed. I don't normally do KFC much, but I would say the food here is no different than any other KFC. The real treat is seeing the building where it all began. The dining area is just as it was when it was Sanders' Cafe, and you also get to see the original kitchen, the Colonel's old office, old place settings from the cafe (when you would go there for their specialty: Country Ham) and some other fun, kitschy artifacts from over the years.
It is a good place to catch up on your history and have your photo with a life size statue of the Colonel. Missing from the museum is an exhibit on a major contribution introduced by KFC: the Spork.
There are some gift items to be picked up as a memento of your trip. It is surprisingly limited, but what else do you need other than a Colonel Sanders Bobblehead Doll.
Written Jun 10, 2008
The park offers camping, boating, fishing and skiing on approximately 325 acres with 27 miles of shoreline. The lake has bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Guist Creek Lake has good (large mouth) bass fishing and the two state records for mud cat and white catfish.
I've seen more great blue herons here than any where. The boat launch is well maintained as are the slips. Launch fee is only $5.00 with an honor box if the store is closed.
Updated Jun 1, 2008
The River of the 1800's was the main throughfare into the interior of North America. Today that has changed but the signs of the bygone era are everwhere to be found along the Kentucky shore. It took about an hour to drive along the river from Stephensport to Hawesville, including stops to take pictures and read the signs.
All of the pictures were taken in Breckinridge and Hancock counties.
Updated Dec 12, 2007
Phone: County Museum (270) 927-8672
Natural Bridge is an arch in the natural sandstone formation. The State Park is one of Kentucky's upgraded parks and includes a Lodge, Restaurant, Camp Ground, Hiking Trails, and a Sky Lift to the top of the bridge
NATURAL BRIDGE STATE RESORT PARK
2135 Natural Bridge Road,
Slade, KY 40376-9999
Updated Oct 21, 2007
Phone: (606) 663-2214
In the early 19th century areas of Western Kentucky was a major producer of pig iron. The forests supplied hardwood for fuel to smelt iron ore which was mined locally into ingots of pig iron which was then shipped away for additional refining. One of the interesting areas of the Land Between the Lakes is the ruins of the Great Western Iron Furnace.
Driving from the North side of the Park the road to the furance is on left side of the road about 6 miles from the entenance. Watch for the sign.
Land Between The Lakes
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211
Updated Oct 8, 2007
Phone: (270) 924-2000
Davis was born near Fairview, Kentucky, in Todd County. The Jefferson Davis monument was erected near his birthplace in the early 20th century by veterans of the Confederate Army. Today it is a Kentucky State Historic Site.
It is located in Fairview, Kentucky, in Todd County, nine miles east of Hopkinsville along U.S. Highway 68. The focal point of the site is a 351-foot tall concrete obelisk. During the 1990's the momument was shut down for repairs and to install an elevator.
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
Highway 68 E
Fairview, KY 42221-0157
Updated Oct 8, 2007
There are many small Amish communites in central Kentucky. In Casey County there are Amish owned furniture stores, high-quality crafts, produce and baked goods We enjoy shopping for fresh fruit and veggies in these stores which are grouped along Ky. 910, which extends between the small towns of Phil and Windsor.
Do not ignore the resorcefulness of these hard working folks, take a look at the horse powered ice cream freezer.
Updated Sep 9, 2007
On October 21, 1861, Confederate General Felix K. Zollicoffer moved his troops up the Wilderness road in eastern Kentucky toward Richmond and Lexington. Union troops under General Albin Schoepf were dug in in the mountians North of London blocking the route to the Bluegrass. The resulting battle became known as the Battle of Wildcat Mountain. The Battle site is about 9 miles North of London, Kentucky. From I-75 watch for the exit sign to Wildcat Mt Battlefiels.
A walking tour for the Battle of Wildcat Mountain is available from the National Forest Service (606) 878-6900 or the London Tourism Commission
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Updated Sep 9, 2007
Phone: (800) 348-0095
The Battle of Mill Springs, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek in Confederate terminology, and the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads in Union terminology, was fought in Wayne and Pulaski counties, near current Nancy, Kentucky, on January 19, 1862. From Somerset, Ky tke highway 80 West to Nancy, Ky. about 10 miles. In Nancy watch for the National Cementary and Visitors center and turn left, South, at the next intersection. Watch the road signs for guides to the battle field.
Confederate Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer’s was sent to guard Cumberland Gap but advanced west into Kentucky to strengthen control in the area around Somerset. The battle begin on a foggy morning when Confederate troops blundered into Union pickets along a small stream on the West side of the Cumberland river.
Battlefield Association PO Box 282 - Nancy, KY 42544
Updated Sep 9, 2007
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