13 counties in Northern Kentucky resting along the tranquil Ohio River. The unbelievable attractions and scenery will have you hooked after the first visit!
Covington and Newport are at the center of the Northern Kentucky River Region, where you’ll find all the best aspects of metropolitan life – just with few of the big-city hassles. It’s home to the Newport Aquarium (which houses the largest collection of shark rays in the world, not to mention penguins, jellyfish and plenty of other exotic watery critters); eclectic shopping and entertainment at Newport on the Levee, dining for every taste and budget, and attractive lodging choices that include fine riverfront hotels offering panoramic views.
Famous for the Kentucky Horse Parks and farms and scenic drives past beautiful pasture land, the Kentucky Bluegrass Region is truly a horse-lover's paradise. And, for those in the know, it’s so much more.
Distance from Major Airports
SDF (Louisville International Airport) is 7 miles from Louisville
I-65, I-71, I-64-US-265
CODE: matthews 2397
TARC Bus System
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is a 366,750 square feet outlet mall located near Interstate 64 in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The mall opened on July 31, 2014.
Louisville Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Louisville, a place where possibilities come together. Looking for a place to kick off your visit to Louisville? Our Visitor Information specialists can provide you with the following: Brochures, Maps, Itineraries, Dining suggestions, Transportation assistance, Urban Bourbon Trail Passport (pick-up and redemption), Kentucky Bourbon Trail Passport (pick-up and redemption) and One-stop-shop for unique Louisville and bourbon-themed souvenirs.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is an American Thoroughbred horse racing museum located on the grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
Bourbon Barrel Foods
Bourbon Barrel Foods produces a collection of all-natural, award winning gourmet foods that embrace the history and mystique of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country.
Full Day Kentucky Bourbon Tour
Oct 5- Nov 10th, 2017
Distillery stops may include: Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, Limestone Branch, Barton 1792, Bulleit, Town Branch or Barrel House.Your Mint Julep Tours guide will lead the way sharing tons of bourbon knowledge not covered on distillery tours and filling in the blanks between each stop. He or she will take care of all the details – from timing to admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided day exploring Kentucky!
THE LOUISVILLE JACK'O LANTERN SPECTACULAR
NOV 1 - Nov 5, 2017
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is from October 12– November 5, will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday.
Bourbon Rocks & Ruins
Nov 02, 2017
3:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Mint Julep Tours has introduced its latest exclusive experience Bourbon Rocks & Ruins uncovering the history of O.F.C. Distillery. Bourbon enthusiasts and historians alike will enjoy this special tour digging into the excavated ruins of Col. E.H. Taylor’s late 1800s operation, nicknamed Bourbon Pompeii, on the grounds of the current Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. Bourbon Rocks & Ruins departs Thursday, Nov. 2 from the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville at 3:45 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. The cost is $175 per person.
Heaven & Evan Bourbon Exclusive Experience
Nov 9th, 2017
The cost is $185 per person
Departs at 4:00pm and returns at approx. 9:30pm
Start with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky for appetizers, cocktails and a bourbon tasting inside a working rickhouse. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting that includes the rare opportunity to pull and taste straight from a barrel using a Whiskey Thief.
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