Bourbon, Horses and History Region
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Want to explore the lives of two great Americans? Abraham Lincoln hails from this region, and you can learn about his formative years at sites along the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail. Muhammad Ali was born less than 100 miles away in Louisville, and many of his "greatest" achievements are on display at the Muhammad Ali Center. Throughout Louisville, markers commemorate important Kentucky sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.
Louisville is the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, which rolls on through towns like Clermont (home to the James B. Beam Distilling Co. American Outpost) and historic Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World. Here you can sample award-winning spirits from nine legendary distilleries, including Willett, Preservation and Four Roses. While you’re in the area, browse antiques in Elizabethtown and discover a different kind of spirit on a Bardstown ghost tour. Cruising through Oldham County, the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky, an incredible meal at the new farm-to-table restaurant Barn8 & Bourbon Bar is a must. See the stables of Shelbyville, the American Saddlebred Capital of the World, and squeeze in a little retail therapy at the Outlet Shoppes of The Bluegrass.