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“Trains on Main” in La Grange, KY




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Just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville on I-71, you’ll find the most unforgettable and unique shopping and dining experience in Kentucky. Memories that can be made in only one town in America – La Grange, Kentucky!

This one-of-a-kind Kentucky experience starts with a rumble. Then, the bells. Next, vibrations. Most first-time visitors to historic downtown La Grange stand on the sidewalk spellbound as they watch a freight train roll through town. Yes, a train runs through it – right down the center of Main Street, where up to 30 trains a day grace this county seat of Oldham, Kentucky.

You’ll shop new and used books at Karen's Book Barn. You’ll find unique collections for your home at the 1887 Corner Store and Picked ‘n’ Painted. Designer boutique clothing will be the perfect fit at Absolutely Fabulous and the Couture Closet, then you’ll want to take home a life-sized giraffe from Treasured Child – all while sipping your handcrafted latte from La Grange Coffee Roasters.

Boutique Shopping & Unique Dining

Who knows? You just might find that missing piece for your grandmother’s collection or a hidden treasure at La Grange Antique Mall or Copper Awning. But only after you’ve enjoyed the best Reuben wontons and white chocolate cherry bread pudding at One Nineteen West Main. Did we mention the Guinness fish and chips at Main Street Bourbon and Ale House or their Train Observation Tower by the tracks?

A fabulous Main Street is not without great art galleries – and you’ll find those, too. Visits to Gallery 104, private artist studios and the yarn shop, Friends and Fiber, will leave you longing for the days of your youth when all you had was time to be creative. You’ll certainly find a unique masterpiece to take home as a souvenir of your escape to Kentucky’s Bourbon, Horses & Trains country!

Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky

“Come Touch the Memories” in the “Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky” by booking a horse farm tour at one of our 15 famous hands-on Oldham Farm Tours and learn the stories of Jefferson’s Bourbons, Whiskey Row and Highspire Rye Whiskey at Kentucky Artisan Distillery. Both are perfect one-of-a-kind experiences to accompany shopping and dining “on the tracks” along Main Street in La Grange.

Start planning your perfect three-day Kentucky getaway to Oldham, Kentucky, by reserving a luxurious stay to rest your head and hooves at our award-winning Bluegrass Country Estate or Pillow and Paddock B&Bs. Come lounge by the in-ground pool, enjoy the full theater room (complete with an old-fashioned popcorn machine) or lounge in the hot tub under the stars – surrounded by commercial race horse farms – in Kentucky’s horse country.

Oldham, Kentucky, is just minutes from such regional attractions as Creation Museum, the Ark Encounter, Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum, the Belle of Louisville and Louisville’s downtown Whiskey Row.

Start Planning Your Trip!

Before you go, visit www.TourOldham.com or call (800) 813-9953 for free travel planning information and assistance. And be sure to check out our new Bourbon, Horses & Trains video on www.KentuckyTourism.com!

*Please note: Most Main Street shops are closed on Sundays and Mondays.