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Hodgenville is a small town in the Kentucky Derby Region.


Get in[edit]

Interstate 65 cuts across LaRue County's western border. KY 61, also known as Lincoln Pkwy, leads to Hodgenville from Elizabethtown and I-65 and serves as a gateway to Kentucky's Cumberland Plateau. US 31E brings traffic from Bardstown and Glasgow and US 31W parallels I-65 in the western part of the county.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, ''+1 270'' 358-3137 (fax: ''+1 270'' 358-3874), [1]. Daily 8AM-4:45PM; until 6:45PM Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free.  edit
  • Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, Approx 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace site (From the Birthplace Unit: Take US 31E (KY 61) northeast for approximately 10 miles; entrance on left), ''+1 270'' 358-3137 (fax: ''+1 270'' 358-3874), [2]. Daily: daylight hours. Free.  edit
  • The Lincoln Museum, 66 Lincoln Square, ''+1 270'' 358-3163 (), [3]. M-Sa 8:30AM-4:30PM, Su 12:30PM-4:30PM. The main floor of this museum features dioramas of pivotal points of Abraham Lincoln's life. The second floor has a collection of Lincoln memorabilia including news clippings and campaign posters.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Joel Ray's Lincoln Jamboree [4] 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd. 358-3545. Every Saturday Night, 8:00 PM EST. All seats reserved at $8.00 each. Free weekend camp sites (with electricity) are available for customers. The campground opens At 11 AM on Fridays.

Events[edit]

  • Lincoln Days Celebration [5] Celebrated the first weekend in October, this year's Festival will be October 6 & 7.

Lincolns Loft Bookstore on the square

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • China King 800 S. Lincoln Blvd. 358-8808.
  • H & T Billiards 9 Lincoln Square 358-9505.
  • Hardee's 101 Lincoln Dr. 358-8881.
  • Hometown Pizza 105 Lincoln Dr. 358-8844.
  • Joel Ray's Restaurant 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd. 358-3545.
  • Laha's Red Castle Hamburgers 21 Public Square 358-9201.
  • Lee's Famous Recipe Fried Chicken 803 S. Lincoln Blvd. 358-9288.
  • Magnolia Market and Café 9357 New Jackson Hwy., Magnolia 324-9932.
  • Mama Sond's Café 110 N. Lincoln Blvd. 358-9783.
  • McDonalds [6] 932 S. Lincoln Blvd. 358-5751.
  • Miguel's Mexican Restaurant 328 S. Lincoln Blvd. 358-0244.
  • Paula's Hot Biscuit 311 W. Water St. 358-2237.
  • Pizza Hut [7] 715 N. Lincoln Blvd. 358-9545.
  • Pizza Zone 2507 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo, 42716 325-2252.
  • Royal Pizza II, Inc. 804 S. Lincoln Blvd. 358-0088.
  • Ruthie's Lincoln Freeze 700 S. Lincoln Blvd. 358-4987.
  • Subway/TCBY [8] 107 Lincoln Dr. 358-5959.
  • Wrolen Pin Cafe, 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748 (Take Rt 31E one mile south from town square. 1/4 mile from Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Birth Place entrance on 31E/61), 270-358-3463 (DINE), [9]. 7:00 - 2:00. Wrolen Pin Cafe offers country style home cooking, freshly made, hot lunch specials and breakfast. Ruth Astor, owner, serves various lunch favorites from smoked bar-b-que, roast beef, fried pork chops, and other favorite recipes for the main entree, along with a choice of 2 sides, for a reasonable price of $6.50 + Tax with drink included. Friendly, comfortable, quaint dining area allows for guests to enjoy a good dinner at an affordable price. $6.50 + Tax for Lunch special. $6.50 + Tax.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

LaRue County is dry, along with Elizabethtown. The nearest wet community is Bardstown.

  • Wrolen Pin Cafe, 2533 Lincoln Farm Road (Rt 31E & 61, 1/4 mile before Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site), 270-358-3463, [10]. 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Country home style cooking lunch specials served Tuesday - Saturday. Ruth Astor cooks fresh hot plate lunches at affordable price. Entree + 2 sides + drink for $6.50 + Tax. Breakfast served 7:00 AM and Lunch served at 11:00 - 2:00, Tuesday - Friday, Breakfast 8:00 AM on Saturdays. Daily special posted on restaurant web site daily at www.wrolenpincafe.com. Cafe named after Ruth's grandmother's last name who was a professional cook in the St. Louis area from the 1960-1990s. $6.50 + Tax.  edit
  • Wrolen Pin Cafe, 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748 (Located on Rt 31E and Rt 61, 1 mile south of town square, 1/4 mile before Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site), 270-358-3463 (DINE), [11]. 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Wrolen Pin Cafe offers country style home cooking, freshly made, hot lunch specials and breakfast. Ruth Astor, owner, serves various lunch favorites from smoked bar-b-que, roast beef, fried pork chops, and other favorite recipes for the main entree, along with a choice of 2 sides, for a reasonable price of $6.50 + Tax with drink included. Friendly, comfortable, quaint dining area allows for guests to enjoy a good dinner at an affordable price. $6.50 + Tax for Lunch special.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Cabin Fever #2, 3030 Old Elizabethtown Rd., (270) 358-4415, [12]. $60 + 6% tax, per couple, per night (includes breakfast). Located on KY 210 North, just 3 miles from Hodgenville. No smoking. Not wheelchair accessible. Swimming Pool available.
  • Nancy Lincoln Inn, 96 Nancy Lincoln Ln. (270) 358-3845, [13].

More lodging is available in nearby Elizabethtown and Bardstown.


Contact[edit]

  • LaRue County Chamber of Commerce [14]

Get out[edit]


Routes through Hodgenville
LouisvilleBardstown  N noframe S  GlasgowNashville




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