We spent the last week+ moving around northern Kentucky. We started out at Riverfront Park in Bradenberg. A nice city park right on the Ohio River. Simple and peaceful with a nice walks. The park has a confederate monument that was moved from Louisville when they no longer wanted it and were going to relocate it. We enjoyed pizza at Jailhouse Pizza which was just outside the park. We drove to Fort Knox but there is not much to see or do. No tours and they were very strict on pictures. The depository is surprisingly small.
We then traveled to Cave City, to see Mammoth Cave National Park. We took the Extended Historical Tour. This was a 2 mile walk through the main cave. Although huge, not an impressive hike. We would recommend taking one of the other hikes.
The second day, we rode the Mammoth Cave Railway Bike Trail on our Blix eBikes. This was a 20-mile round trip ride. What a great bike ride in the fall. Calm and beautiful.
Next we travelled to Bardstown, Kentucky. But on the way, we stopped to visit Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. A small and simple national park but worth a 1 hour stop to visit.
Bardstown is known as the Bourbon Captial of the World and named America’s “Most Beautiful Small Town” by Rand McNally. It is a very nice town to walk around. We had lunch at the old Talbott Tavern. We went to Scout and Scholar Brewery for a local beer. Stopped at Hurst Discount Drug to have a shake at the old-fashioned counter.
We visited Heaven Hill Distillery where they make many of the top bourbons in the world. Although we are in no way bourbon connoisseurs, we did their “Whiskey Connoisseur Experience” where we learned about and sampled 5 of their top whiskeys and bourbons. From 90 proof up to 133 proof – Wowzah that is strong stuff.