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Old 05-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Leaving next Monday for a week in Kentucky.

We will be staying the entire time at the Kentucky Horse Park and doing our sightseeing from there. (The horse park of course, and Louisville Slugger and Churchill Downs in Louisville are in our plans.)

What else should we make sure we see and do while there?

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Old 05-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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You are only a couple hours away from Mammoth Caves. We were in Somerset a few years back and went to Mammoth Caves. Then on our way back home we spent the weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park. Wish we hadn't stayed so long in Somerset and spent more time at the horse park.

The caves were really neat to see, but they required a lot of walking and not for those afraid of tight spaces. It was a bit of a challenge carrying our then 1 year old through the hike.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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+1 on Mammoth but buy tickets in advance because the good tours sell out quickly. Of you have kids, the Trog tour is great and they go without you. We also did the Snowball tour where you eat in the cave which was fun as well for the kids.

If you are into firearm and weapon history, right across from the Slugger is the Frazier Arms Museum that is really cool.

If you are into Bourbon then take a few Distillery tours. Buffalo Trace is an excellent tour. Also Makers Mark and Limestone Branch (my relatives own) are both neat and close to each other.

Drive a little south to Cave City and check out Wigwam village. Even if you don't stay there, it is pretty cool to look at.

Enjoy your stay and report back!
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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We are back after 6 wonderful days in Kentucky. We stayed the whole time at the Kentucky Horse Park campground which is beautiful, quiet and very well taken care. Hundreds upon hundreds of trees for shade everywhere.

Day 1: Kentucky Horse Park--Great place if you love horses and we do.

Day 2: Toyoto Manufacturing plant in nearby Georgetown. 2300 hundred cars built per day. WOW! Olds Friends Farm where they take in Thoroughbreds no longer wanted. Can you believe no one wanted the winner of the 2002 Belmont?

Day 3: Woodford Reserve Distillery. Old, old, distillery on the National Register of Historic Places. (Great samples too) Next, just driving around looking at the horse farms, Keeneland, Calumet Farms, etc.

Day 4: Louisville Slugger plant in Louisville. What a great place and worth the 80 mi. drive to get there. And for the finale, we spent the afternoon at the races at Churchill Downs. This was a secret present to my wife for our 40th anniversary and she loved it.

Kentucky is a great state to visit and we plan to go again next year.

The other two days were for relaxing!!!!!!!
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