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ShelbyKY

Your Bourbon Destination

For an authentic grain-to-glass bourbon experience, head to Shelbyville, Kentucky. This vibrant community, located about an hour north of the state’s geographic center, has strong ties to bourbon history as well as modern distilleries throughout the state thanks to its agricultural roots.

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Red Orchard Park

In March 2007, Clarence Miller officially donated his 131-acre farm, now known as Red Orchard Park, to Shelby County’s Parks Department. Aquilla Whitaker planted the orchard on the land around 1792. Aquilla was a settler in the now Shelby County…

Red Fern Riding Center

Red Fern Riding Center offers an array of services from guided horseback rides to the general public to riding lessons, horse training, and full-care boarding. In addition, we host community-related events and provide volunteer opportunities for trail expansion…

Travel Itineraries

Discover captivating travel itineraries that unveil the hidden gems of Shelby, Kentucky, inviting you to explore its southern charm and indulge in unforgettable experiences.

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    Bike Trails Grand Kickoff

    May. 21, 2018
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    Shelby County Bike Trails Now Open for to the Public, Grand Kickoff on June 2 Ride the rural routes in Shelbyville and Simpsonville for stunning scenery and outdoor adventure. Pedal your way…

    Wellness Itinerary

    Jul. 12, 2021
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    Disconnect and recharge in ShelbyKY Whether you’re a devoted adventurer, nature fanatic, or healthy lifestyle enthusiast, Shelbyville & Simpsonville, Kentucky, has a wellness…

    Rainy Day Fun

    Aug. 26, 2021
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    Don’t let the rainy weather put a damper on your plans! There is an abundance of adventures to be had away from the sun and farms. Make your way indoors to a variety of museums and…

    Relax on the Patio

    Jul. 28, 2021
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    It’s time to embrace the warm weather and enjoy savory dishes with an even better view. With a variety of places to choose from, ShelbyKY provides many patio dining options for its…

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    Family Adventure Guide

    Sep. 25, 2017
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    Family Adventure Guide to Shelby County Farms and fresh fruit, petting zoos and canoes. Sound low- or no-tech? Yes, and that’s exactly the point. Shelby County has lots of fresh-air…

    Fall Family Fun in ShelbyKY

    Sep. 30, 2020
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    ShelbyKY welcomes families to head outside this fall for nonstop outdoor fun and activities. Find plenty of fresh-picked produce, an abundance of colorful decorations and lots of freshly…

    Family Vacation Itinerary

    Jul. 12, 2021
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    With miles of fenced pastureland, a naturally gorgeous park system, Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall, plenty of local dining options and lodging with lots of elbow room…

    Family Vacations:

    Oct. 29, 2018
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    If there is any time of year to go overboard a la Clark. W. Griswold, it’s Holiday Season: There simply can never be enough twinkling lights, candy, cookies, or photo ops with the Big…

    Plan a Family Reunion

    Oct. 08, 2018
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    With miles of fenced pastureland, a naturally gorgeous park system, Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall, plenty of local dining options and lodging with lots of elbow room, Shelby…

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    Three things to do in ShelbyKY in 2024

    Dec. 29, 2023
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    As we look forward to ringing in the new year with friends, family, and loved ones, thoughts might turn to the many fun things you’ll do over the next 12 months. As you’re…

    Wellness Itinerary

    Jul. 12, 2021
    2 Minute Read

    Disconnect and recharge in ShelbyKY Whether you’re a devoted adventurer, nature fanatic, or healthy lifestyle enthusiast, Shelbyville & Simpsonville, Kentucky, has a wellness…

    Girlfriends' Getaway Itinerary

    Jul. 12, 2021
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    Whether coming to Shelbyville for a bachelorette party, college roommate reunion, gathering of far-flung cousins or lifelong friends, we make it easy to plan a girlfriends’ getaway…

    Family Vacation Itinerary

    Jul. 12, 2021
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    With miles of fenced pastureland, a naturally gorgeous park system, Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall, plenty of local dining options and lodging with lots of elbow room…

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    Romantic Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Getaway

    Jan. 31, 2023
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    The perfect cure for cabin fever, Shelby County, Kentucky, is your gateway to bluegrass country, the legendary Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and the beauty of the American Saddlebred Capital of…

    Couples Guide

    Oct. 19, 2017
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    Horseback riding and riding lessons, live concerts and food truck dining at a distillery, an unhurried brunch, a dip in a pool or hot tub – Shelby County pairs well with couples…

    Romantic Hideaway

    Jul. 12, 2021
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    Unplug and Escape in ShelbyKY Take the time to retreat to the country side for an escape filled with beautiful scenery. ShelbyKY is known for its regal, remote yet stunning stretch of land…