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Georgetown, Kentucky Travel Guide

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Just north of Lexington's big city bustle lies Georgetown, a truly quaint small town with its brick-lined downtown sidewalks and over 300 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Antique shoppers know Georgetown; there are five malls within walking distance of the courthouse. Surrounding this north central Kentucky town are horse farms, Irish fieldstone fences and quietly winding creeks.

History overflows in Georgetown in places such as Royal Spring Park, where bourbon was first produced according to legend. Try a downtown walking tour to see Georgetown College, founded in 1829; Scott County Native Plants Arboretum; 1877 Scott County Courthouse and 1899 Georgetown City Hall.

Many farms surrounding town are open for touring including Amerson Farm Orchard & Winery, Doublestink Hog Farm and Quest Farm, where visitors enjoy hayrides, horseback riding and music. Stop at Toyota Motor Manufacturing and take an electric tram tour of the facility.

Much of the outdoor recreation centers on Elkhorn Creek, in particular boating and canoeing. The north fork is a popular fishing spot, especially for smallmouth bass. Elkhorn Creek Nature Trail is an easy 1.5 mile creek side/countryside hike.

Dining includes 1910 Fava's Restaurant in the downtown area, an old style diner, or try Jessie Pearl's Country Kitchen for fried catfish. Nightlife options include cultural events and concerts through Georgetown College.

Located in central Kentucky 10 miles north of Lexington, KY just off I-75.


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