Enjoy “Trains on Main” in La Grange, Kentucky

Just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville on I-71 at Oldham County exits 14-22, you’ll find one of the most unforgettable and unique shopping and dining experience in Kentucky. An experience creating memories that can be made in only one town in America – La Grange, Kentucky.

La Grange Train

Downtown La Grange

Oldham County LaGrange TrainThis 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 in La Grange!

For a truly unique experience, reserve an overnight stay at The Brakeman’s Cottage or the new Loft Victorienne in historic downtown La Grange within walking distance of shops and restaurants, such as popular Ernestos. You’ll peruse unique home decor at Mercantile on MainPB & J Stuff and Blooms Boutique, while sipping a handcrafted latte from La Grange Coffee Roasters. Or comb the racks at the Rainy Day Resale consignment shop before heading to Spotz Gelato, La Grange’s newest dessert destination!

Shopping & Dining

Shopping in La Grange

Who knows, you just might find that missing piece for your grandmother’s collection at Copper Awning or discover the best rueben wontons and Bacon Pie (yes, the one featured on the Cooking Channel!) at One Nineteen West Main restaurant. There’s also awesome outdoor seating by the tracks at Main Street Bourbon & Ale House or the view from atop the Train Observation Tower.

A great small-town Main Street is not without great art galleries – and you’ll find those here, too. Visits to Gallery 104, private artist studios and Friends & Fiber yarn shop 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 from your escape to Kentucky’s best kept secret in Oldham County.

New Attractions & Experiences

The historic city of La Grange was chosen as the only Kentucky town to be featured in the HGTV spin-off show, "Hometown Kick Start." A stop in the alley to see the "Kindness Capital of Kentucky" mural is worth a photo during your visit to downtown shops and restaurants.

Train passing down Main Street in Oldham County, Kentucky, is just minutes from such regional attractions as the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, Belle of Louisville and Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Don’t forget to book your Oldham Farm Tours or Bourbon Tour beforehand and check out the freebies that await. Play your trip today at www.TourOldham.com or call 800-813-9953 for free travel-planning information and assistance. 

PLEASE NOTE: Most Main Street shops are closed on Sundays and Mondays.