Things to Do in KY

Bardstown Motor Lodge is nestled in the heart of Bardstown, KY, affectionately known as the Bourbon Capital of the World®. Within moments of our hotel, you'll find a diverse array of things to do. Watch pure-bred racehorses thunder around the track at a multi-million-dollar horse farm, savor local flavor on a bourbon distillery tour or catch an outdoor banjo concert. Explore caves, climb rocks and hike the rolling limestone hills, or just soak up the quiet, laid-back scene.

When planning your adventure in Bardstown, KY, our staff will be happy to recommend fun things to do and help plan distillery tours, recreational outings, and more.


Log Still Distillery

J.W. “Wally” Dant is paying tribute to his family with the creation of Log Still Distillery and Dant Crossing.
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Four Roses Bourbon

Visit the historic Spanish mission style distillery to discover what makes Four Roses truly unique!

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Preservation Distillery + Farms

Preservation Distillery + Farm is the first and only 100% pot-distilled producer in Nelson County.

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Old Steelhouse Distillery

Legendary T.W. Samuels Distillery in Deatsville is being resurrected. The revived property will be called Old SteelHouse Distillery and will be built as an all-encompassing experience.

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Willett

Willett Distillery was founded in 1936 by Thompson Willett. In recent years, great efforts have been made to restore the main distillery building, cistern room, and aging warehouses.

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Are you looking to connect with nature? Bernheim is the place to do it.

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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History houses an extensive collection of the liquor memorabilia of Oscar Getz and other distillers from the 1700s to today.

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Abby of Gethsemani

The Abbey of Gethsemani is a school of the Lord’s service, a training ground for brotherly love. Following Christ under a rule and an abbot, the Trappist monks lead lives of prayer, work and sacred reading, steeped in the heart and mystery of the Church.

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Maker's Mark

Where Maker’s® is made. They’re still doing things just like they did them in 1953.

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Lux Row Distillers

Lux Row Distillers, opened in Spring 2018, is located in the heart of bourbon country in Bardstown, Kentucky.

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James B. Beam Distilling Co.

Walk the grounds of bourbon history and the home of Jim Beam.

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Heaven Hill Distillery

Nestled in the heart of Historic Bardstown, there's something for every Bourbon fan at the all-new Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience™.

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Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is the older fully-operating distillery in Bardstown, KY.

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Bardstown Bourbon Company

They operate one of the most sophisticated distilleries in the country, with a focus on transparency — all open spaces and clear glass — putting the science and craft of whiskey-making front and center for all to see.

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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Explore the 200 year old mansion and plantation of the Rowan family. Stories of deadly duels, horse racing, fortune, fame, demise, all alongside original fine antiques, & significant architectural spaces.

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