- Our list of the best things to do in Frankfort, Kentucky, features the top 106 nearby activities — including 48 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Frankfort, KY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Frankfort, KY , followed by 82 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lexington, Versailles, Georgetown, Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg, Midway, Lawrenceburg, Harrodsburg, Taylorsville and Nicholasville
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96% 1236 votes
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY MoreLess Info
The oldest continuously operated distillery in the United States is the Buffalo Trace Distillery. A large variety of tours are offered to visitors to learn more about the distilling processes behind Kentucky bourbon whiskey.
99% 102 votes
1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 MoreLess Info
Inside the Salato Wildlife Education Center are exhibited live snakes and turtles, while if the visitor takes the trails he can also see bison, elks, bobcats and other local wildlife species.
95% 65 votes
The 125,000 Kentuckians who served the United States during the Vietnam era are honored at the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The monument overlooks the state Capitol with stunning views of the area, and special ceremonies are held at the memorial throughout the year.
91% 64 votes
100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY MoreLess Info
A museum and research facility at the same time, Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History displays 3,000 exhibits pertaining to Kentucky's history.
95% 134 votes
At the Frankfort Cemetery are buried plenty of famous people. One of them is the 18th century explorer and pioneer Daniel Boone. This is the second incorporated cemetery in America, and covers approximately 100 acres.
90% 21 votes
308 St. Clair St., Frankfort, KY 40601 MoreLess Info
The Grand Theater offers entertainment that remains family friendly and inspiring. Visitors enjoy the rustic feel of ages past when they hear performances such as Nellie McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet.
90% 61 votes
Learning about the history of Kentucky politics can easily be achieved at the Old State Capitol. There is plenty of the past woven within the beautiful architecture of the building where eighty years of the state's political history was enacted.
68% 413 votes
PO Box 64, Frankfort, KY 40602 MoreLess Info
The original creator of the bourbon balls, Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory also offers tours on the premises, with sweets on the house.
88% 8 votes
Historic to Frankfort, Leslie Morris Park offers visitors a variety of family-oriented activities to enjoy including hiking and picnicking. With great views of downtown Frankfort, visitors can also tour sites relative to the Civil War.
88% 16 votes
off Highway 1262, Frankfort, KY MoreLess Info
The serene, forked Elkhorn Creek is home to some of Kentucky's best small mouth bass fishing. Visitors can rent canoes or kayaks to navigate the creek or fish on the banks of the beautiful waterside.