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    Bourbon County Courthouse
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    Duncan Tavern
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    Honoring a Kentucky Derby Winner
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    by Valhalla11 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    HOPEWELL CHURCH: This church, which is situated on US 68 on the way to Paris from Lexington, dates from 1789. It is a simple but well constructed building.

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    by Valhalla11 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    DUNCAN TAVERN: Major Joseph Duncan purchased the land in 1788, and built the tavern soon afterwards with limestone that was brought to Paris from Boonesborough, Ky. Duncan Tavern is the oldest building in Paris and the first building constructed of stone in Kentucky.

    The tavern is a good part of the history of Kentucky. Famous people, such as Daniel Boone, Henry Clay, Simon Kenton, and George Washington, have stayed the night here.

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  • Best Western Paris

    2011 ALVERSON DRIVE, Paris, KY 40361

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Country Charm Historic Farmhouse

    505 Hutchison Road, Paris, Kentucky, 40361, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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    by Xamayka Updated Apr 22, 2010

    We stopped in for dinner after a day at Keeneland. Our first choice was closed, so we ended up at Varden's Bistro ... it's our NEW first choice! The food is delicious and beautifully presented, and all areas of the restaurant are immaculate! The staff is friendly and attentive. I had the Tenderloin Carpaccio Caesar salad ($8), a perfect balance of seared beef sliced thin, romaine lettuce, red peppers and bacon, and a cup of Burgoo ($3), lots of meat, fresh veggies, and the right amount of spices. My companion had the seafood special ... a small mountain of breaded, fried oysters, drizzled with a cheddar sauce. Since we couldn't decide on which dessert to have, we split the Key Lime Pie ($4) a rich, tangy concoction topped with graham cracker crumbs, fresh whipped cream, and served in a Margarita glass. We also split the Bourbon Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Sampler ($4) ... six dense, rich, creamy, truffles could easily satisfy three chocoholics!

    ** the "per person" price indicated includes one glass of wine

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    by Valhalla11 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    VAN HOOSE'S: Not my favorite restaurant in Paris but most definately the local favorite. Van Hoose's is well known for their steaks. They have live entertainment on a regular basis and the prices were decent.

    Unfortunately, this is the only establishment in Paris where I had any trouble with the locals who resented the fact that an Englishman had 'invaded' their space.

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    by Valhalla11 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Nightlife in Paris is near-as-dammit non-existant. There are a couple of bars downtown and that is about it. If you are looking for a night out your best bet is to select a designated driver and drive the 20 or so miles to Lexington.

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    by KY_History Written Aug 25, 2002

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    DUNCAN TAVERN
    high Street, Paris, Kentucky.
    Historical Marker #93
    (If you would like to see a picture of Duncan Tavern, please visit my alter ego, Valhalla11)

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