Your Guide to Fun in Central Kentucky

Historical and Cultural Experiences

First home of our 16th President, with the nation's first memorial to Abraham Lincoln and many places to experience scenic beauty.
Hours of operation and any fees listed on website.
2995 Lincoln Farm Road, HodgenvilleKY 42748 | (270) 358-3137

First distillery to return to Hardin County since the end of prohibition with self-guided tours and film.
Free to those under 21 or those who do not wish to taste, and tasting tours $8 per person, hours of 12pm-6pm Monday-Saturday and 1pm-6pm Sunday.
2000 Boundary Oak Drive, Radcliff, KY 40160 | 270-351-2013

Historical home of local cultural significance and event venue.
Free with encouraged donations, Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm.
128 North Main Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | (270) 765-2515

Revitalized, historic downtown area with cafés, boutiques, historic walking trails and period buildings with a blossoming nighttime scene.
Hours and prices vary depending on choice of activity.
1030 North Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | 1-800-437-0092

Civil War earthen fort held by the Union overlooking the Salt and Ohio Rivers in West Point, and home to many events, trails, and picnic areas.
Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week, and free, save for special events.
Off of US-31W in West Point, KY, GPS Coordinates: N37.99183°, W085.94529° (Format: Decimal Degrees) | (502) 922-4574

Home to Kentucky and Louisville History and illustrating the important connections in the area, and also hosts several special exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Hours 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sunday, cost of admission varies.
829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 | (502) 753-5663

Showcase of the life, leadership, and legacy of General George S. Patton. Click here for information on accessing Fort Knox.
Recently renovated and reopened. Free admission, and hours of 10am-4:30pm Tuesday-Friday, and 10am-5:30pm Saturdays and Federal Holidays.
4554 Fayette Avenue, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121 | (502) 624-3391

Home to artifacts which tell the story of Hardin County from its earliest inhabitants to the present day, with rotating exhibits, tours, and promotions.
Free admission, open Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 2pm.
201 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | (270) 763-8339

Community theatre organization who has been in Hardin County for many decades, giving performances of old and new favorites.
Costs and hours dependent on performance, see website.
Currently searching for new location, 209 West Dixie Ave. Suite 100, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | (270) 351-0577

Venue for local and touring performances by amateur and professional groups with music and theatre for a wide variety of interests.
Admission and hours vary by performance, see calendar online.
384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown, KY | 270-769-8837

Arts and entertainment venue, featuring national touring acts, local theatrical performances, movie showings, and more.
Admission and hours vary by performance, see website.
209 W. Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | 270-234-8258

Indoor Activities

Family activity center off of Joe Prather Highway with inflatables, laser tag, roller skating, bouldering, arcade games, and more, with food available on-site.
Rates and hours of operation available online.
1500 Sam Steward Drive, Radcliff, KY 40160 | (270) 272-1001

Bowling alley off of US-31W between Radcliff and Elizabethtown.
Rates and hours of operation available online.
4547 North Dixie Hwy., ElizabethtownKy 42701 | (270) 737-7171

Roller rink with group party space available.
Rates and hours of operation available online.
1355 South Dixie Hwy, Radcliff, KY 40160 | (270) 351-3430

Movie theatre to catch new movies in a convenient local setting.
Costs vary per movie, hours dependent on films.
1231 Woodland Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | 270- 769-1505

Movie theatre to catch new movies in a convenient local setting.
Costs vary per movie, hours dependent on films.
895 N. Dixie in the Radcliff Plaza, Radcliff, KY 40160 | (270) 351-1519

Nature Opportunities

Over 40 miles of available trails of various lengths and difficulties to experience and appreciate nature, as well as rotating programs and events.
Hours vary per attraction, free admission Monday-Friday, on weekends $5 per car and $10 per van/RV.
2075 Clermond Road, Clermont, KY 40110 | (502) 955-8512

Paved trail along the historic Louisville-Nashville Turnpike to see areas of both natural beauty and historical interest.
Open during daylight hours and free, sometimes closed due to Fort Knox training.
Approximately 1 mile south of West Point, KY or 8 miles north of Fort Knox Main Gate on Louisville Nashville Turnpike, from US-31W | (270) 352-1204

104 acres of former pasture dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the area, with paths and creeks.
Free, open daylight till dark.
1900 Ring Road East, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | (270) 769-3916

Preserving Elizabethtown's natural beauty, a system of trails and parks following area streams, with diverse hiking options. For more information on the trail system, click here and here.
Free, likely open dawn till dusk.
Addresses Vary | (270) 765-6121

System of 18 parks and 6 parkways designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape design and creator of Central Park in New York City.
Free, and typically open from 6am to 11pm or dawn to dusk, park dependent.
1299 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 | (502) 456-8125

Recreation Area with fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, disc golf, archery and rifle areas, and more.
Fees for different levels of use, open dawn to dusk unless camping.
37°55'28.9"N 86°02'17.2"W (Old Mill Road [Highway 1638] to Otter Creek Road [Highway 3241]) | (502) 942-9171

Wooded nature preserve with trails, streams, gathering places, and fishing opportunities.
Free, and typically open during daylight hours.
100 Saunders Spring Ln, Radcliff, KY 40160 | (270) 351-4079

Rough and steep 2-mile hiking trail to experience natural beauty and nineteenth-century local history.
Free, and typically open daylight hours, with some exceptions.
~1 mile south of West Point, KY or 8 miles north of Fort Knox Main Gate on Louisville Nashville Turnpike, from HWY 31W | (270) 352-1204

Outdoor Fun

Walking track, sports facilities, and outdoor pool.
Hours and price not specified online.
230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff, KY 40160 | (270) 351-4079

Fully-equipped youth sports venue with state-of-the-art facilities at the local, regional, and national scales, with several multi-sport fields, playgrounds, and a 3-mile walking trail. To see a detailed overview of the park, click here.
Hours and costs dependent on event.
200 West Dixie Avenue, ElizabethtownKY 42702 | (270) 737-5362

City park with lake, fishing, boating, hiking, sports, and more.
Some activities have costs, open 7am until dark everyday.
Blue Heron Way, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 | (270) 769-3916

Entertainment complex with bumper boats, batting cages, the world's longest go-kart track, indoor arcade, and more.
Hours and prices listed on website.
315 Joe B Hall Avenue, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 | (502) 543-9588

15-acre park by the Ohio River with playground, picnic and gathering areas, trails--such as Buttermilk Falls--and more, located close to Jailhouse Pizza.
Free (with the possibilities of event exceptions), hours vary.
The foot of Main Street, Brandenburg, KY 40108 | (270) 422-3967

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