Destination Guide: Louisville Area Points of Interest

Attractions and Sites of Interest featured on Fringe Benefits: Louisville


Bannon Woods Farm offers riding lessons for all ages and abilities, not far from downtown Louisville:

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a beautiful spot for a day hike, or check out their cafe and gift shop.  Also, an impressive sculpture and outdoor-art display is on property, and a learning center:

Locust Grove National Historic Site offers tours and information about the circa 1790 home and estate, including a great exhibit on slave life and the historic context of slavery on the Ohio River:

Corydon, Indiana is a charming small town whose main square features the original state capital building of Indiana. The most famous spot might be Butt Drugs – a pharmacy and more with a funny name:

Squire Boone Caverns contains an impressive collection of mineral and rock formations, and an underground creek and waterfalls:

Bardstown, Kentucky ranks as one of the best small towns in America, for its history, village shopping, and southern-style cooking. Bardstown is home to many distilleries, and Federal Hill – the historic home that inspired Steven Foster’s song “My Old Kentucky Home.”:

Willett Distillery is a family-operated and historic distillery open for tours and tastings. It’s a great place to get a behind-the-scenes look at Bourbon:

City of Louisville

Kentucky Bourbon Trail:



Mammy’s Kitchen is the place for a southern breakfast! Biscuits and gravy all around!:

Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace offers tastings and a gift shop full of bourbon-themed items, including some surprises like bourbon terrikayi sauce and bourbon-scented candles!:

Village Anchor in Anchorage, KY  surrounds you in a cozy, fireplace-warmed setting for everything from brunch to cocktails to a four-course dinner:

Lodging Options

Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown has been in continual operation since the late 1700s! The historic building, right on the main square, offers five guest rooms, a restaurant and tavern. The Inn’s famous guest list includes a young Abraham Lincoln!:

Hampton Inn Corydon, Indiana is a comfortable and convenient hotel to use as a base while exploring the surrounding caverns and small towns. The warm afternoon chocolate chip cookies are a nice touch!:


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