Frankfurt, A Beautiful Capital That Attracts More and More Tourists

The town first known as Frank’s Ford has changed over time. The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfurt is the oldest in the United States and has continued to operate continuously since its inception. It is also the first to have marketed single barrel bourbon. The distillery has been on the banks of the Kentucky River since 1792, where Indians and pioneers crossed long before the city existed. For the most beautiful view, you must go to Leslie Morris Park where two earthen buildings dating from the Civil War remain, Fort Boone and the New Redoubt which repelled a Confederate attack in 1864. It is easy to see the modesty of the city remained very rural which is in full forest. Indeed, the city is one of the smallest state capitals with less than 30,000 inhabitants including formerly. Johnny Depp would have even spent his early childhood there! And even if the city is not the capital of gambling like Las Vegas, playing the casino is still a popular activity for locals and tourists. For those who are less fond of traveling to a land-based casino, Casinorange will be within easy reach of those who wish to have fun while visiting the city.

The Sites not to be Missed in the City

The Kentucky State Capitol, which offers completely free tours, is located in the centre of an admirable park strewn with sculptures built in the Beaux-Arts style, inaugurated in 1910 and whose grand staircase is inspired by that of the Opéra Garnier. It should not be confused with the Old State Capitol, or Old Statehouse, in use from 1830 to 1910. There are also other notable historic sites, the Governor’s Residence, open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Thomas D Clark Centre for Kentucky History, the Kentucky Military History Museum, the Capital City Museum, the Liberty Hall Historic Site, and the grave of the legendary Daniel Boone. Completely Kentucky, Poor Richard’s Books or Broadway Clay are truly unique shops. Sweet lovers will shop at Rebecca Ruth Candy famous for its bourbon candies!

Have a nature picnic at Cove Spring Park or the Salato Wildlife Education Centre to observe Kentucky flora and fauna. You can even catch fish there! You can also have lunch on Broadway or Main Street, for example at Rick’s White Light Café and stroll at the Kentucky Coffeetree Café or dine at Jim’s Seafood on the banks of the Kentucky River, at River View Park an ideal site for a short digestive stroll, why not with a boat trip on the river, capital in the history of the city. The more adventurous among you will instead be tempted by a kayak trip on Elkhorn Creek organized by Canoe Kentucky at Peaks Mill, just to get to know the local environment better.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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