HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & TOURS

Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Explore how transportation was transformed from horseless carriages to sporty automobiles. 270-763-6175.

CIVIL WAR & MILITARY ATTRACTIONS

The Cannonball

Fired by General John Hunt Morgan’s forces during the 1862 Christmas Raid, this Civil War artifact is still embedded in the wall of the Depp building. Pick up the “Civil War in Elizabethtown” brochure from the tourism office. 270-765-2175.

ARTS & CULTURE

Historic State Theater

The State Theater is still a movie house and theater, but is also now a beautiful 3,400 sq. ft. rental facility for weddings receptions, business meetings, and organizational events. For more information, call 270-234-8258.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CONNECTION

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace

Climb the 56 steps (one for each year of Lincoln’s life) leading to the Memorial Building which houses the symbolic cabin. See Lincoln family exhibits. Hodgenville 270-358-3137.

“BOURBON TRAIL” DISTILLERIES

Jim Beam

Learn how the barrel makers developed their craft and visit the tasting parlor in the Beam home. Don’t miss the one of a kind authentic moonshine still. Gift shop. Clermont 502-543-9877.

TRAILS & RECREATION

Saunders Springs Nature Preserve

Located between 31W and Fort Knox, this heavily-wooded park features steep terrain, mature hardwood forest surroundings and plenty of caves and springs. Despite its rustic setting, the preserve features a handicap-accessible trail. Open dawn to dusk year-round. Radcliff 270-351-1875.

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