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"Candy, Museums and River Views"

Frankfort Tourism

The capital of Kentucky, Frankfort, lies on the banks of the Kentucky River and boasts some of the most beautiful buildings in the country. It is the birthplace of the famous Kentucky Bourbon Ball, a smooth and delicious candy and is home to important museums, cemeteries and mansions.

The Kentucky State Capitol is a building of a magnificent size. It is the house of the three branches of the government: the judiciary, executive and legislature. The State Capitol features on the National Register of Historic Places. Another building with immense history is the Kentucky History Center & Museums. The Kentucky History Center & Museums "collects, preserves, conserves, interprets and shares information, memories and materials from Kentucky's past to assist those interested in exploring and preserving that heritage". The Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort is a historic rural cemetery that has the graves of seventeen Kentucky governors and one of the Vice Presidents of the United States of America. Frankfort also offers an opportunity to view thousands of species of flora and fauna at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. With indoor and outdoor exhibits, hiking trails, fishing lakes and picnic shelters, it takes a holistic route to exploring nature. 

Frankfort offers a wide array of enjoyable activities ranging from historic sites, government bodies and natural parks. It has some of the most beautiful architecture and wildlife viewing opportunities in the entire country. 

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