Georgetown, KY Attractions
History; Arts & Culture; Downtown; Sports; Barn Quilt Trail; Scott County Gems; Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Inc.; Japanese Sister City; Free Things to Do
Free Things To Do
BUFFALO GAL'S BARN QUILT TRAIL - Colorful wooden quilts located on the sides of barns and businesses throughout Scott County. For locations (maps & directions) of these quilts contact the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism office at 502-863-2547 or visit www.georgetownky.com
ELKHORN CREEK - One of Kentucky's loveliest and longest creeks. Ideal for mild white water canoeing, kayaking, and excellent bass fishing. Elkhorn Corridor Trail System, several segments open, more in progress; Western Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail, Cardome Trail (Cardome Centre, US 25 N) offers 2 easy miles and links to the 3/4 mile Peninsula Trail. Portions of each trail are handicapped-accessible. For information on renting a canoe contact Canoe Kentucky at 800-522-6631
GEORGETOWN CEMETERY - Established in 1850, this is the final resting place for governors, congressmen, judges, artists, educators, and physicians, as well as veterans of nine wars.
GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - The oldest Baptist College west of the Alleghenies features large art galleries as well as antebellum buildings on its grounds. For additional information, call 502-863-8009
GEORGETOWN/SCOTT COUNTY MUSEUM - Area history comes alive with collections of local artifacts and exhibits. Located at 229 East Main Street. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum was formerly the U.S. Post Office for Georgetown from 1915 to 1998. For information call 502-863-6201
HISTORIC SCOTT COUNTY JAIL - SCOTT COUNTY ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER - Romanesque Revival structure dating back to 1892; currently the home of the Scott County Arts and Cultural Center. Located at 117 North Water Street. For additional information call 502-570-8366
ROYAL SPRINGS PARK - The "birthplace of bourbon" and Kentucky's largest spring. It is believed that Baptist Minister Elijah Craig made the first batch of Kentucky bourbon here in 1789. The park also includes McClellan's Fort built in 1776, the site of the first paper mill in the West (1793), site of the first fulling mill in Kentucky (1789) as well as an 1874 cabin built by former slave Milton Leach. In 2010 the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission built the Royal Spring Pavilion as a gift to the Community. The Park is located at Water and West Main Street. For additional information call 502-863-6201
SKATEBOARD PARK - Located at Pavilion Recreation Center, 140 Pavilion Way. Open during daylight hours, Monday through Sunday. For additional information call 502-863-7865
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES MISSION - Built in 1820, it is the second oldest Roman Catholic Church in Kentucky. Located on US 460 about seven miles of Georgetown.
TOYOTA MANUFACTURING -
TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, KENTUCKY
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky is Toyota's largest plant in North America, measuring at an astounding 7.5 million sq. ft. 6,600+ Kentucky team members produce as many as two cars per minute, or about 2,000 per day, including the best-selling Camry, Avalon and Venza.
Combining the time-tested Toyota Production System with the hands-on efforts of a dedicated American work force, Toyota has crafted the standards for a new generation of American-made vehicles, popular the world over for their beauty, reliability and performance. Located at I-75, exit 126, 1001 Cherry Blossom Way. Guided plant tours available Monday through Friday; Reservations strongly suggested. For information: 502-868-3027 or 1-800-866-4485
VETERANS MEMORIAL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - Located on Rogers Gap Road, This 2500 acres of undeveloped land acquired by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is a central location for public hunting, fishing, and wildlife recreation in Central Kentucky. The property has a variety of important habitat types for game species and declining migratory birds, reptiles and amphibians, including hardwood forests, shrub lands, grasslands and pond.
WALK THROUGH TIME - A self-guided, two-mile walking tour of Historic Georgetown. This walking tour will showcase historic homes, specialty shop and restaurants. To receive the Historic Walking Tour brochure contact Georgetown/Scott County Tourism at 502-863-2547
YUKO-EN ON THE ELKHORN - The official Kentucky-Japanese Friendship Garden containing primarily native plants blended with Japanese garden principles. Open seven days a week, dawn to dusk. For information call 502-316-4554
Attractions To See For A Nominal Fee
OLD FRIENDS FARM FOR RETIRED THOROUGHBREDS - Horse Racing's Living History Museum. A 92 acre farm that is home to over 65 former racehorses. Visit champions Ogygian, Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, Sunshine Forever and Gulch. Meet Popcorn Deelites who played Seabiscuit in the movie! Guided walking tours daily. By reservation only. Call 502-863-1775
Location: 1841 Paynes Depot Rd. Adults $10; 12 and under free.
WARD HALL - is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. Ward Hall's center hallway is dominated by a copy of George Peter Alexander Healey's 1860 portrait of Sallie Ward, a celebrated Kentucky Belle of her day. Her family completed the Greek Revival mansion outside Georgetown in 1857. Open the first weekend of each month, April through November. Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Located at 1782 Frankfort Road.
Georgetown offers two (2) Family Friendly Farms:
BI-WATER FARM AND GREENHOUSE - Opened in 1995, in addition to selling fresh fruits and vegetables, there is also a Spooky Farmhouse, Enchanted Barnyard, Pirates Cove, Trike Track, Barnyard Babies, Lost Pumpkin Mine, Li'l Pumpkin Play Patch, The Bird House, Bunnyville, Cowboy Corral, Billy Goat Mountain, 5 Acre Corn Maze, Hayrides, AutumnFest Express, Sky High Slide Climb, People Spinners, Bi-Water Ball Park, petting zoo, miniature golf, paint ball and more. Open seven (7) days a week. Located at 877 Cincinnati Road.
EVANS ORCHARD AND CIDER MILL - Established in 2001 offering fresh fruits and vegetables from May to December. Also featured is an Orchard Play area, Animal Land, a Petting Zoo, as well as the Apple Orchard Café serving sandwiches, snacks, and homemade fried pies, soft serve ice cream and over forty (40) varieties of homemade fudge. Located at 180 Stone Road. For information call 502- 863-2255