Sightseeing in Bardstown

Winery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 8 at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery

Willisburg

Tour a small winery and sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere and Pimpin Penguins Riesling

$25 $13

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Winery Tour Package for Four or Eight at Huber's Orchard & Winery (Up to 70% Off)

Huber's Orchard & Winery

Borden

Winery with roots that stretch back to 1843 features a blend of modern equipment and old-world techniques

$99 $30

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Distillery Tour, Spirits Tasting, and Pizza: Starlight Distillery at Huber's Orchard & Winery (50% Off)

Starlight Distillery

Borden

Learn about the still and fermentation process during a distillery tour, then sample different spirits along with an artisanal pizza

$50 $25

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$19 for Mulled Wine and S'Mores Platter for Two at Chrisman Mill Vineyards ($42.99 Value)

Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Multiple Locations

Couples sip mulled wine and nibble gourmet s’mores before taking a bottle of additional wine home

$42.99 $19

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Children’s Museum Visit for Two or Four at Explorium of Lexington (Up to 50% Off)

Explorium of Lexington

Downtown Lexington

Kids can enclose themselves in giant bubbles, build an adobe wall, and watch wild birds from an observation window at the interactive museum

$16 $9

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Two Adult Passes or a Family Day Pass for Up to Four People to The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (59% Off)

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette

20,000 sq. ft. facility traces the science and history of flight with restored aircraft, memorabilia, and interactive education stations

$16 $6.50

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One Adult or Child Ticket or Family Pack of Four Tickets to Dinosaur World (Up to 51% Off)

Dinosaur World

Cave City

Guests uncover fossils and gems in interactive exhibits or wander amidst 150 life-size dinosaurs in a sprawling park

$12.75 $7.50

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Family Membership for Up to Eight or Admission for Two or Four to Historic Railpark & Train Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Bowling Green

Self-guided or guided tours take you through railroad history with stops at restored train cars, exhibits, and a model train set

$75 $35

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Chat with an Elf on The North Pole Network for One, Two, Four, or Six at Santa's Candy Castle (Up to 60% Off)

Santa's Candy Castle

Santa Claus

Inside candy and Christmas emporium, an interactive computer lab lets kids chat with an elf in the North Pole and tell Santa their wish list

$9.99 $5

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$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Aurora

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

$75 $25

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A loud whistle sounds off in the distance, signaling the arrival of a diesel locomotive. The train pulls past dozens of trees and into the station. It?s just another day at the Kentucky Railway Museum, where new and restored trains take visitors on nostalgic journeys through the New Haven countryside. The stationary exhibit hall?a replica of the original New Haven depot?houses a collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia ranging from rail carts and dining cars to steam whistles and the discarded mustaches of malevolent railroad barons.

136 South Main Street
New Haven,
KY
US

With more than 8,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 80,000 artifacts, some of which date back to 1886, the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola hoists a glass of reminiscence to the iconic soda and its fizzy culture. Take a tour through Schmidt's sea of red-swathed relics, including a plethora of vintage delivery trucks, stylized serving trays and signage, and a recently expanded collection of Coca-Cola's signature Santa Clauses. Visitors can peek at bygone refreshments with Schmidt’s soda fountain from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago or pay respect to the Diet Coke can that ran for president in 1968.

109 Buffalo Creek Dr
Elizabethtown,
KY
US

As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment?and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle.

But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume."

The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.

561 Blankenbaker Ln.
Louisville,
KY
US

In 1909, a group of local art enthusiasts banded together to foster a community appreciation for art and further the practice of creating art. More than three decades later, they moved from their home at the old Water Tower, and now fill their new space with workshops, classes, and exhibits. Louisville Visual Art Association remains dedicated to promoting local artists, artistic styles, and contemporary culture.

A team of instructors instills painting and sculpting skills in children of all ages with the Children's Fine Art Classes program, which lets kids hone their understanding of color and technique during nearly 40 classes and camps. They also teach adult art classes, and help economically and socially disadvantaged students exhibit their artwork through Open Doors. Six to eight annual exhibitions often showcase work from these programs, but may also display fabric and knit pieces from local artists, or house events such as custom plates, cups, and utensils fashioned by 16 national ceramics artists to recreate Salvador Dali’s themed dinner parties. Each year, staff also fill two galleries with up to 800 works from its children’s programs, and celebrate local restaurants and music at the annual Bacon Ball.

609 W. Main St.\
Louisville,
KY
US

On the First Friday of every month, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites the community to peruse its wares for free. The museum, along with many of its neighbors on Louisville's Museum Row, participates in the First Friday Trolley Hop, a tour of the vibrant local art scene. It's one of many ways the museum team opens their 27,000 square feet of rotating art exhibits, which highlight styles from American folk art to taxidermy. The displays emphasize the importance of materials and process, rather than focusing exclusively on the final product. This philosophy extends to the museum's art workshops, in which kids make finger puppets, bracelets, and even mini-greenhouses well suited for pet hamsters who've always dreamed of gardening.

715 W Main St.
Louisville,
KY
US

Breitenstein Frame Shoppe offers a large selection of pre-framed art, gifts, and custom framing options in its cozy gallery. The walls are gracefully plastered with framed photos and paintings, and a long display of multicolored frame options lurks just behind the shop’s counter. With extensive experience framing everything from broken boat oars to whole boat oars, framing experts Carl and Kathleen Breitenstein can custom frame almost anything, including boat oars, be they broken or whole. Framing prices can range from as little as $40 to around $200; however, a 16"x20" frame will typically cost about $80 without a mat and about $100 matted. Customers can also choose to direct their Groupon’s value toward the shop’s stock of limited edition prints, contemporary photos, or sinus-soothing Candleberry candles.

9870 Linn Station Rd
Louisville,
KY
US