Bardstown, KY – Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail [Stop 4: Road Trip 2015]

Since we left Stone Mountain, GA our plan was to head to Wisconsin to visit family. So we researched what would be good stops along the way. We are big fans of the blog Gone with the Wynns and after reading their post on Bardstown, KY and seeing that it was on our route we couldn’t help but check it out ourselves.

Bardstown was one of our favorite stops on the trip for so many reasons. It’s a cute, friendly small town that just happens to be on the Bourbon Trail.

On this stop we stayed at our first state park campgrounds and loved it. It had full hookups and was located right next to a golf course. It was very well maintained, clean bathrooms (dated, but clean), a small playground and was very peaceful.

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We stayed here two nights and had such a good time. We would love to come back here again sometime.
While we were there we had to check out a few stops on the Bourbon Trail. We visited Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam. We took a tour at Maker’s Mark and had lunch at Jim Beam.
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as part of the tour you will walk thru a barrel room that houses Chihuly’s “The Spirit of the Maker” installation which was created in celebration of Maker’s Mark’s 60th Anniversary. It was awesome!
We had lunch at Fred’s Smokehouse on the Jim Beam property.
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Next we headed over to a real gem of the area the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, this place is amazing (another recommendation from the Wynns) and I think we just scratched the surface there. We mostly focused on the playground they had but we did check the canopy walk which was incredible.
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 We would definitely like to head back to Kentucky some day.

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