Area Attractions and Self-guided Opportunities

 There are many area attractions in Frankfort, Kentucky and surrounding area.

Places to Visit:


The Kentucky History Center

Liberty Hall (1796) Historic Site

The Orlando Brown House (1835)

Old State Capitol and History Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright's Zeigler-Brockman House (tours not available)

Kentucky State Capitol

Kentucky Military History Museum

Daniel Boone's Grave at Frankfort Cemetery

Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Salato Wildlife Education Center & Game Farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery

Rebecca-Ruth Candy Inc. world famous as the "Originators of Bourbon Candy,"

Completely Kentucky

Poor Richard's Bookstore

Franklin County Farmers Market

Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birth Place National Historic Site near Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Shaker Village, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Natural Bridge State Park Resort

Ohio Pawpaw Festival, September 16-18, 2011 in Athens, Ohio



Unique Places to Eat:


Rick's White Light Diner (Featured on the Food Network)

The Meeting House Cafe

The Kentucky Coffee Tree

Capital Cellars Wine And Spirits Cafe' Market

Thai Smile


Buddy's Pizza

Panera (OK, not that unique, but good)

Holly Hill Inn, Midway Kentucky.

Shaker Village, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Visit wild pawpaw patches in parks in Frankfort, Kentucky:

Photos below of a large pawpaw patch on end of trail near the spring at Cove Spring Park, Frankfort, KY.


Photos below of pawpaw patches on the Pea Ridge trail at the Salato Wildlife Education Center & Game Farm in Frankfort, KY.  

Photos by Kirk Pomper, 2007.