• Bourbon, Horses & History
  • Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone
131 miles

The Bluegrass Parkway winds through the knobs of central Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born, and travels onward through Bourbon Country amid rolling hills of the bluegrass that give the roadway its name. 

Beginning in Elizabethtown, you’ll explore the humble beginnings of our 16th president, as well as visit historic sites that are older than the state itself. Portions of the Bluegrass Parkway follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and sample the local spirits.

Must-Stops on the Bluegrass Parkway

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum Photo

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

1100 N. Dixie Hwy.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Photo

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

My Old Ky Home State Park Campground Photo

My Old Ky Home State Park Campground

668 Loretto Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Lincoln Legacy Museum Photo

Lincoln Legacy Museum

111 Cross Main
Springfield, KY 40069

Lincoln Homestead State Park Photo

Lincoln Homestead State Park

Lincoln Homestead State Park
5079 Lincoln Park Rd.
Springfield, KY 40069

Old Fort Harrod State Park Photo

Old Fort Harrod State Park

100 S. College St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Photo

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3501 Lexington Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum Photo

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum

175 Beasley Rd.
Versailles, KY 40383

A road stretches past equestrian fencing and rolling bluegrass hills in Kentucky

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