Hawks View Gallery & Café, I-65 at Brooks Rd., Exit 121. 955-1010. Distinctive hand-blown art glass items are made while you watch. Each piece is carefully crafted from raw materials and fired at over 2,000 degrees F. Items are featured in fine gift shops around the world. Gallery and showroom tours are self-guided, free daily tours, Tu-Sa, 10AM to 6PM. Free admission.
Heartland of Kentucky Decanters & Steins, 1413 Pine Tavern Rd, Lebanon Junction, 833-2827, . Featured are America's largest selection of collector decanters and unusual steins from around the world. Among the memorabilia is a collection of Jim Beam bottles. Free self-guided tours. Hours: M-Sa, 10AM-5PM; Sundays by appointment; Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Call for appointment after hours. Free admission.
Junction Jamboree, 777 KY 434, Lebanon Junction, (270) 618-6779 or (800) 518-6779, . Country music every Saturday night. Showtime is at 7:30PM. No smoking, no alcohol. Concessions available. Admission: $8.00 for adults & senior citizens; $3 for children 7-12; free for children 6 and under.
Shepherdsville Country Music Show, I-65 at KY 44, Exit 117, 239-8004 (Fridays) or 543-6551 (Saturdays), . Family atmosphere, no smoking or alcohol. Country Music on Saturdays at 7:30PM (all year round). Bluegrass Music on Fridays at 8PM (October thru last Friday in April).
Jim Beam American Outpost & Homestead, KY 245, east of I-65, Exit 112, Clermont, 543-9877, . The film presentation about the Beam Family and the early history of bourbon production is a great way to learn about a fascinating Kentucky tradition. A self-guided tour through the distilling process, an 1800's cooperage display, and a walk around the grounds gives one the feeling of going back in time over 200 years. The Homestead, adjacent to the Outpost, offers a glimpse of the Beam family history. Free tours M-Sa, 9AM-4:30PM; Su, 1-4PM.
Bullitt County History Museum, 300 S. Buckman St., 921-0161. The Bullitt County History Museum was opened in 2004 as part of a rejuvenation of the old county courthouse. Besides two display rooms, the museum boasts a salt kettle display, unique genealogical and historical research material with a room for your research. Open 8am-4pm weekdays, closed holidays. Free admission.
Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, KY 245 west of I-65 exit 112, 955-8512, . The Official State Arboretum features 14,000 acres of wildlife sanctuary, a landscaped arboretum and a new visitor center. It also features an open, airy design combining the latest "green" construction techniques, making it unlike any building in the region. Inside are new exhibits for learning about Bernheim, a gift shop, and a seasonal food service (March through October), many new outdoor exhibits including a canopy tree walk, scent and sound mazes and hand-held computer field guides. New trails and walkways provide visitors with many opportunities to enjoy and learn about nature. Picnic facilities and interpretive programs are also available. Open daily, 8am to 1 hr before sunset. Free during week, $5.00 per vehicle on weekends & holidays.
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr. (off KY 44 West of I-65), 955-7009, . Paroquet Springs has 40,000 square feet of banquet, meeting and exhibit space. Flexible facilities within the Centre can accommodate groups up to 1500. Break-out rooms provied the atmosphere for small meetings. There are 12,000 square feet of exhibition space for larger events. Also, there are complete audio-visual capabilities throughout the Centre. The Banquet Room comfortably seats 200-300.
Kart Kountry Go-Cart & Miniature Golf, Off KY 44 at I-65, exit 117, 543-9588, . Family entertainment at the largest & longest go-cart track in the country. There is something for everyone from go-cart riding, to baseball & softball batting cages, bumper boats, arcade games and mini-golf. M-Su, 10AM-10PM.
Slow Poke Farm, 8910 Cedar Grove (off I-65 at KY 480, exit 116, 921-9632, . Slow Poke Farm offers a variety of programs that can interest all ages, from an open car cruise, scrapbooking, candlelight dinners on the patio and to the artist within offering various classes weekly. Reservations are required so call early to get a spot on your favorite program.
Sycamore Ridge Farm, 725 Wade Rd., Mt. Washington, 538-2823. Come see the Alpacas and feel one of the softest fleeces of any animal, canoe the Salt River, ride on a hay wagon, or just sit by the river as it gently rolls by. There is always something to do no matter the season.
Jefferson Gun Club, Waterford Road off KY 1020, 957-4661. 85 acres of shotgun heaven! Skeet, sporting clays, trap shooting. Instructions, monthly tournaments, and camping facilities available. Tu,Th 4PM-8PM, W 1PM-8PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM.
Knob Creek Gun Range, 690 Ritchey Ln, West Point (KY 44 West of Shepherdsville), 922-4457, . Come visit Knob Creek Gun Range and test your skills to any degree. This facility can accommodate the Marksman you want to be.
The Most Awesome Flea Market, I-65 at KY 480, exit 116, 877-4A-SPOTT or 543-7899. Open Sa,Su 9AM-5PM year around; 350 booths indoor & outdoor. Activities feature a baby crawl race every Sunday at 2:30pm, winner receive cash prize.
Best Western, 211 S. Lakeview Dr. (I-65 Exit 117), 543-7097 or (800) 528-1234, . 85 rooms, Three Diamond, AAA Rated; Lounge/Bar; Live Entertainment; Seasonal Pool; Spas & Suites; Full Breakfast Free at Denny's Classic Diner; Deluxe Fitness Center; Coffee Maker; Iron/Board; Hairdryer; Microwave; Refigerator Available Upon Request; Free HBO/Cable; Meeting Room (100); Data Ports: Available in all Rooms, free wireless high-speed internet. Free Shuttle to and From Airport.
Country Inn & Suites, 400 Paroquet Springs (Next Door To Paroquet Springs Conference Centre), 543-8400 or (800) 456-4000, . 68 rooms, Free Deluxe Plus Continental Breakfast; Indoor Pool; Whirlpool; Exercise Room; Free YMCA Use to Guests; Meeting Room; Guest Laundry; Coffee Maker; Hairdryer; Ironing Board & Microfridge in all rooms; Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites; Data Ports available in all Rooms; free wireless high-speed internet.
Days Inn, 130 Lakeview Dr. (I-65 Exit 117), 543-3011 or (800) 325-2525, . 120 Rooms; AAA, AARP and Military Discounts; Two On-Site Restaurants; Satellite TV; Seasonal Pool; Hairdryers, Iron/Board; Microwave and Refrigerator Available Upon Request; Non-Smoking Rooms Available; free wireless high-speed internet.
Fairfield Inn, 362 Brenton Way (I-65 Exit 121), 955-5533 or (800) 228-2800, . 66 rooms, Free Cable; Pay-per-view Movies/Video Games; Coffee Makers, Hairdryers, Iron/Board; Seasonal Pool and Whirlpool; Jacuzzi Suites Available; Guest Laundry; Free Continental Breakfast; Meeting Room (25); Data Ports available in all Rooms, free wireless high-speed internet, Free Shuttle to and From Airport.
Hearthstone Inn & Suites, 191 Brenton Way (I-65 Exit 121), 955-9550 or (800) 301-0200, . 81 rooms; Pay-Per-View Movies; LodgeNet TV; Coffee Makers, Iron/Board; Hairdryer; Refrigerator Available Upon Request; Free Continental Breakfast; Free wireless High-Speed Internet & Data Ports; Pirate's Bay Indoor Waterpark Adventure; Business First Rooms Only.
Motel 6, 144 Paroquet Springs Dr. (I-65 Exit 117), 543-4400 or (800) 466-8356, . 98 rooms; Three Star; AARP Discount; Seasonal Pool; King-Size Rooms Available; Guest Laundry; Microwave and Refrigerator Available Upon Request; Free Cable TV, HBO and ESPN; Free Coffee Served Between 7:00 am and 10:00 am; Data Ports: Available in all Rooms.
Super 8, 275 Keystone Crossroad Dr. (I-65 Exit 117), 543-8870 or (800) 800-8000, . 59 rooms; Indoor Pool and use of YMCA Facility; Free Continental Breakfast; Free Local Calls; In-Room Microwaves, Refrigerators & Ironing Boards; Executive Suites Available; Data Ports Available in all Rooms; free wireless high-speed internet.
Baymont Inn, 149 Willabrook Dr. (I-65 Exit 121), 957-6900 or (800) 228-5150, . 66 rooms; AAA, AARP, Corporate and Military Discounts; Coffee Maker, Hairdryer; Safe; Microwave and Refrigerator Available Upon Request; Free Cable, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi; Meeting Room (25), Free Shuttle to and From Airport, Data Ports available in all Rooms, free wireless high-speed internet.
Econolodge, I-65 Exit 121, 955-1501 or (800) 465-4329, . 52 rooms; Three Star, AAA Rated; Free Cable and HBO; Seasonal Pool; Coffee Makers; Iron/Board; Hairdryer; Jacuzzi Suites Available; Free Continental Breakfast; Data Ports available in all Rooms, free wireless high-speed internet, Free Shuttle to & from Airport.
Hampton Inn, 180 Willabrook Dr. (I-65 Exit 121), 957-5050 or (800) 426-7866, . 64 rooms; AAA, AARP, Corporate and Military Discounts; Seasonal Pool; Whirlpool Rooms Available; Coffee Maker; Hairdryer, Iron/Board; Microwave; Refrigerator; Direct TV; Exercise Facility; Free Continental Breakfast; High-Speed Internet Access Available; Meeting Room (10); Data Ports available in all Rooms, free wireless high-speed internet, Free Shuttle to & from Airport.
Holiday Inn Express, 365 Brenton Way, Hillview (I-65 Exit 121), 955-4985 or (800) 465-4329, . 67 rooms; 3-star property; Free cable TV with HBO, indoor pool, coffee makers, micro fridge in all rooms, iron & iron board, hair dryer, 32 inch plasma TVs, jacuzzis available, continental breakfast, fitness center, guest laundry, wired & wireless internet.
Quality Inn & Suites, 716 Brooks Hill Rd. (I-65 Exit 121), 955-6272 or (800) 228-5151, . 75 rooms; Whirlpool and Jacuzzi Suites; Free HBO in all Rooms; Indoor Swimming Pool; King Size Rooms include Coffee Maker, Refrigerator and Microwave; Free Continental Breakfast; Data Ports available in all Rooms; free wireless high-speed internet; Free Shuttle to and From Airport.
Grandma's RV & Campground, 270 Dawson Dr. (I-65 Exit 116), 543-7023, . Full Hook-ups 20-30-50 amps, 30 pull-thru sites available. Overnight Camping, weekend, weekly or monthly.
KOA - Louisville South, 2433 KY 44E, 543-2041 or (800) 562-1880, . Primitive campsites and cabins. Spa, seasonal pool, playground, mini-golf, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, nature walk, game room, laundromat, gift shop and grocery. Full hook-ups 20-30-50 amps, water and sewer hook-ups, dump station. Adjacent to the Salt River.
Old Kentucky Home Scout Reservation, I-65, Exit 112, Clermont, 361-2624, . Available for retreats & meetings.
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