Travel Guides & Itineraries

Bourbon, horses, outdoor adventure, and more — waiting for you in ShelbyKY.

Between Louisville and Lexington, and conveniently located on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, you'll find lots of things to see, do, and taste. Step into a Saddlebred horse training arena and chat with a trainer. Tour two world-class distilleries, one famous for its high-rye bourbon and the other known for its spirits that use heirloom Bloody Butcher Corn. Trundle to the pumpkin patch on a hayride. Take in a theatre production. Sample the grape at local wineries. Savor one-of-a-kind dining experiences. And shop, shop, and shop some more at galleries, country stores, home interior shops and the only designer outlet mall in Kentucky.

With so much to see and do, you'll inevitably need a place to rest your head. ShelbyKY has dozens of bespoke and upscale lodging options for groups of any size, from quaint Bed and Breakfasts to luxurious lofts seemingly lifted from the world's largest cities to name-brand hotels, there's a place to stay for every traveler. 

Girlfriend Getaway

From incredible shopping opportunities to bourbon tastings, horse encounters to live musical entertainment, art experiences to enviable accommodations, Shelbyville has all the ingredients for a perfect girlfriends’ getaway. And with...

Family Vacation

Looking for quality family time away from home, yet someplace everyone will adore? Head to Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Bourbon Trail

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...

Road Trip Escape

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, perfect for a weekend full of memories.

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