History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for two admissions (a $16 value)
- $16 for four admissions (a $32 value)
- $32 for six admissions (a $48 value)
A boer goat stares at you. A donkey stares at the goat. And a baby tennessee walking horse reads its first Dr. Seuss book. No matter where you point your eyes, you’ll be treated to sights of charming animals at Jane’s Saddlebag’s petting zoo. It’s one of many delightful fixtures at the rural getaway—a hands-on historical education experience at a restored saddlebag home, which sprawls across more than 35 acres near Big Bone Lick State Park. A historic smokehouse adjacent to the home offers insight to the days before refrigeration, when Kentucky farmers would preserve their cured meat by hanging it above a smoldering fire. And behind the saddlebag home lies a replica of a 1700s flatboat, a low-cost form of transportation used by settlers to take one-way trips down the Ohio River and achieve ankle tans.
From April to October, these rustic outposts bathe in the sound waves of live music, and the cook-in-residence slakes the hunger built up from exploring both the refreshing nature of the grounds and the historical splendor it offers. When it’s in season, the cook uses freshly grown vegetables and puts flames to a new york strip steak until it’s almost as tender as the mashed potatoes with which it’s served. There’s even a wine and gift shop, where regional wines—some from Kentucky—vie with antiques and gift baskets for the attention of gift givers.
76% of 17 customers recommend
“There is not a ton to do there, but my kids did enjoy the petting zoo. The groupon saved us money on that. We did not eat there because I have heard the food is not...”
“There is not a ton to do there, but my kids did enjoy the petting zoo. The groupon saved us money on that. We did not eat there because I have heard the food is not good. ”
“Basically the Groupon is to cover the cost of the petting zoo. I feel it's a bit overpriced. However, the grounds are entertaining for a younger crowd (my 5 year...”
“Basically the Groupon is to cover the cost of the petting zoo. I feel it's a bit overpriced. However, the grounds are entertaining for a younger crowd (my 5 year old loved the flat boat replica). One Saturday we just decided to stop by and they had several inflatables for kids all free of charge. That was a nice touch.”
“This was fun for all ages. The owners are very friendly. Just really good people. You must try the wine slushy. I wish we would have known of this place sooner.”
13989 Ryle Rd
Union, Kentucky 41091Get Directions