Patton Museum - The Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor is listed as one of the most visited sites in Kentucky. The facility derives its name from the famed World War II general, George S. Patton, Jr., and houses a tremendous amount of his personal effects. The evolution of Armor and history of the Cavalry are also major displays in the facility, which includes exhibits from every America-involved conflict, including armored vehicles captured during Desert Storm.
Gold Vault - Fort Knox is perhaps best-known for the United States Bullion Depository, or "Gold Vault", as it is affectionately called by millions around the world. The facility, with its security systems shrouded in secrecy, houses the largest portion of the United States' gold reserve. Ironically, although it is synonymous with Fort Knox, the depository is located adjacent to the military installation, with US Treasury Department guards and employees.
Armor Unit Memorial Park - This unique memorial park, strategically located on the grounds of the Patton Museum, pays tribute to the many armor units which served the nation, and is dedicated to the soldiers who served with the Armored Force during wars of the 20th century. The Memorial Park was dedicated on July 10, 1990, the 50th anniversary of armor, and since that time scores of veterans, soldiers, and visitors have made their way through the gates to pay tribute to those who served.
Bridges To The Past - 150-year-old stone bridges predating the Civil War along a stretch of the historic "L&N" Turnpike are located in Fort Knox, and are part of a Heritage Walking Tour available during specific times. The three bridges can be viewed from atop the roadway, as well as from underneath, where visitors can get a first-hand look at the condition of the structures.
Fort Duffield - Fort Duffield, ordered built by General Sherman in 1861 to protect a Union supply route, is Kentucky's oldest, largest, and best-preserved Civil War Fort. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Civil War Trust's Civil War Discovery Trail. Wheelchair accessible, the Fort allows visitors to explore a site where Union Soldiers defended the Ohio River against the Confederate Army.
Saunders Springs - The Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is located on the edge of the Karst Plateau in the Highland Rim physiographic region of Kentucky. The area is characterized by many sinkholes, caves and springs which drain a network of underground caverns.
Tioga Falls - This self-guided trail was developed to display an area with a unique combination of natural beauty and nineteenth century history. The trail lies in an area of Fort Knox used for military training and as a result is sometimes closed to hikers. The trail may also be closed to hikers during some hunting seasons. Visitors using the Tioga Trail are required to strictly follow the regulations outlined on the back of this trail guide. Signs are conspicuously posted during times the trail is closed.
Tribute To The Armored Soldier - In May of 1992, the Tribute to the Armored Soldier was dedicated in front of Radcliff City Hall. The massive, gold-toned and marble monument pays tribute to the men and women of the Armored Force who have trained, lived, and traveled through the Radcliff/Fort Knox area over the years.
Kentucky State Fair - The Kentucky State Fair offers a variety of entertainment for the young and the young at heart! Whether you are nine or 99, fairgoers of all ages are sure to enjoy all the excitement that awaits them inside the State Fair gates. Daily attractions offer visitors a chance to peruse a wide range of activities and exhibits, while the food and music tents guarantee great food and a toe-tapping good time.
Lindsey Golf Course - An 18-hole Championship Course located on Fort Knox and open to the public. Lindsey has a golf pro shop and a Divot Snack Bar. Call 502-624-2717.
Colvin Community Center - A premier recreational facility offering 12,000 square feet of multi-purpose use. Catering to both the recreational and social needs of the community. The center offers an Olympic junior size pool, a wading pool, a walking course, two lighted tennis courts, half-court basketball, shuffleboard courts and playground equipment. Two meeting rooms and one fully equipped kitchen. Call 270-351-4079.
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Approximately 50 Antique and Classic cars on display. These wonderful machines are sure to bring back pleasant memories of days when life was less hectic.
Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola
The largest privately owned Coca-Cola Collection in the world. Special exhibits are added and rotated daily.
Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace
"Sinking Spring" farm, where Abe Lincoln was born. Includes massive granite shrine, which houses a replica log cabin.
My Old Kentucky Home
Historic Federal Hill Mansion, where Stephen Foster penned the State song open and available for tours.
The Stephen Foster Story
"America's favorite outdoor musical" a living musical tribute to the composer, performed in an open air ampitheater on the grounds of "My Old Kentucky Home."
Kentucky Railway Museum
Museum of railroad antiquities, and memorabilia. Also historic train rides aboard steam locomotive driven trains.
Mammoth Cave National Park
World's largest underground cavern system: several tours ranging from one hour to a full day available.
Churchill Downs and Museum
Historic Churchill Downs, site of "Kentucky Derby" also seasonal racing schedules. Museum contains many Derby artifacts, horse racing memorabilia, mulit-media presentation on "First Saturday in May."
Other Regional Attractions Nearby:
Six Flags "Kentucky Kingdom" Amusement Park
Maker's Mark Distillery
Thomas Edison Home
Jim Beam Distillery
Kentucky Dinner Train
Derby Dinner Playhouse
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Video Walkthrough of a 1-Bedroom Furnished Apartment