The Kentucky Derby Region

From weekend getaways to week long adventures, Shepherdsville and Bullitt County has you covered.

In Bullitt County alone, we have the Jim Beam American Outpost, museum house and distillery. This 200 year old landmark features the fascinating art of bourbon making as well as the Beam family history. From moonshine to modern manufacturing, you will get a new appreciation for our nation’s only native spirit. Hey! You can even try a sip.

Bullitt County is also the home to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. While at Bernheim, check out the Legends and Lore Trail. On this trail you will hear many stories about different trees including the Serviceberry Tree. It was so named because it is the first tree to bloom in Kentucky. These blooms would let the preachers know they could get about the hills and hollows to perform services that the winter freeze had kept them from. Their new 6000 square foot Visitor Center is an A.I.A. award winning sustainable green building. It is known to be one of the greenest in the central U.S. You can now walk among the tree branches on their new for 2006 Canopy Tree Walk, which is handicap accessible and senior friendly.

Hawks View Gallery offers visitors a tour to see how artisans make hand blown glass artwork on a large scale. Just off I-65 at exit 121 you can tour the shop and enjoy a light lunch at the newly opened café.

You can also get your motor running at Kart Kountry. Chronological age makes no difference on the nation’s longest go cart track. Add their newly remodeled putt putt course and you have the makings for an evening you won’t soon forget.

Take your pick, history, culture, sports or amusement. That is what you will find just 15 minutes north in Louisville. From the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory to the Frasier Historical Arms Museum or the Muhammad Ali Center to the Kentucky Derby Museum at the world famous Churchill Downs, there is something for everyone. And don’t forget the thrills of Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. The affordable lodging and convenient location, just off I-65, of Shepherdsville and Bullitt County KOA makes it your one stop lodging spot for all of the attractions in the Kentucky Derby Region.

For more information, contact Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission at 1-800-526-2068 or visit them online at

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