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Kentuky Fun
Apr 27, 2007 - 9:42:46 PM

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Kentucky’s bourbon is as famous as their horses.   The bourbon from the state has been used in everything from mint juleps at the Kentucky derby to chocolate Candy.   In Central Kentucky you will find famous distilleries including Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, and Four Roses.   Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon is created right here.   You will find distilleries in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort and Bardstown.   Most distilleries are within a couple hours from each other.   If you want to learn more about the history of bourbon, be sure to check out the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History in Bardstown or the Bourbon Heritage Center on the grounds of Heaven Hill Distilleries in Bardstown.  


If you love music and barbeque then head to Rosine for the Rosine Barn Jamboree.   Every Friday night you can enjoy bluegrass, gospel and country music in the historic barn of Bill Monroe’s hometown.   Guests are also allowed to perform or just dance.   The music starts at 7 and ends whenever it ends.


In Georgetown you will find the Annual Frosty and Friends Snowman Exhibit.   This is an annual exhibition of outdoor snowmen that are crafted by local artists.


In Grand Rivers you can experience a Branson-style two-hour musical revue.   The event is a variety show with a professional cast of singers, dancers and live bands.   The show is held every weekend at the Badgett Playhouse.


In Louisville you will want to visit the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.   These are held on the first Saturday of each month.   They will take you on an in-depth exploration of the stars, constellations and planets.


Louisville Science Center is a great experience for children of all ages.   There are a variety of activities and different exhibits that promote hands on learning for children.   The World We Create features creative thinking that has made scientific advancements possible.   The World Within Us teaches children about their body and life.   The World Around Us shows us our natural and earth sciences with galleries featuring the atmosphere, terrasphere and aquasphere.   The KidZone is a special play area for children that are under age 7.   There are also several temporary exhibits that allow children to learn about a variety of new topics such as Animal Grossology.


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