Bardstown, Kentucky

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

The Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown is a Kentucky landmark and quintessentially hospitable. Kick off your visit in downtown’s Courthouse Square where distinct small town storefronts lead to the picturesque, distinguished Courthouse. From here a walking tour, carriage ride or trolley trip will transport you through history and traditions.

The first stop on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, this town’s tastings are most visitor’s first stop upon arrival. From small, family-owned distilleries to world-famous Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, bourbon is an art form here and a part of Bardstown’s identity. For this spirit’s biggest connoisseurs, come for the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival in September or add the Museum of Whiskey History to your itinerary.

My Old Kentucky Home is another must-stop, the state park where Stephen Foster wrote the song locals still hold dear. For a feel of that time ride the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, which offers a first-class meal through beautiful Bluegrass Country. The town’s history is further commemorated at the Civil War Museum and Kentucky Railway Museum, where visitors can ride a locomotive and view model trains and artifacts.

In addition to charming shopping, varied dining and Southern bed and breakfasts, enjoy outdoor recreation, wineries, even more museums and an array of local festivals. With 30 annual events, there’s always something happening here, with food, music, history and spirits bringing the community together. See why locals love living here in their reviews.

great every year, but this year the early spring weather makes us look like "The Masters"---you know, blooming flowers and manicured fairways!!!
Reviewed by roth2728
on June 1, 2012
It's a great place to visit AND be from!
Reviewed by Moviemaan
on June 1, 2012
Bardstown is one of the most friendly, beautiful towns I have ever had the privilege of being in. I have traveled all over the country and I PROUDLY vote Bardstown!
Reviewed by stefne0110
on June 1, 2012
Beautiful town with friendly people.
Reviewed by PamelaBrady
on June 1, 2012
Bardstown has to be the friendliest town that I have lived in! When you walk by someone they say hello. It doesnt matter if they know you or not!
Reviewed by seaypro
on June 1, 2012
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Population

11,700

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