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Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory

PO Box 64, Frankfort, KY 40602-0064
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Ranked #4 of 5 Activities in Frankfort
Type: Factory Tours
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Machesney Park, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The term 'factory' is a bit misleading-but don't let that prevent you from making a sweet stop. It is located in a small converted house that is filled with antique candy making equipment, some still in use. The candy line only runs 3 days a week, so if seeing a running production line is important, call ahead. The history and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This "factory" is not a large, corporate business. It is a family owned and operated piece of history. The tour is short but informative. Fun to do if you are in the area. Candy is VERY sweet. It actually hurt my teeth. Glad we went out of our way to visit this historic landmark.

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Bloomington, IN
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you've ever eaten a chocolate bourbon ball, you have the Rebecca Ruth Candy Company to thank! This is where the tasty treat was invented. The shop/factory is off of Interstate 64 in Frankfort, but be forewarned...it's not RIGHT off of the highway as the signs may lead you to believe. You need to drive into downtown Frankfort to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Ignore the bad reviews. This is a home town, family business. They make great bourbon filled chocolates that will leave you wanting more. What more do you need? I've never been on the tour but the proof is in the bourbon balls and cordials. We love them. The staff is very friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I must first say that I have never toured the factory, so this review is strictly from a visit to the store. The store itself has actually grown a little since I was there last. The store looks like it is settled into an older house. This kind of adds to the allure of the attraction. You will not be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The originator of the bourbon balls and still going strong. They were DELICIOUS!!! Free samples and we bought some to take home.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My kids are a big fan of candy so we had to stop at the Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory. This was a great place for the kids to learn a little history about prohibition and equal rights for woman in the time that the two school teachers decided to open up shop. Before you go into the factory you can... More

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Cincinnati, oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Best bourbon balls in the world. If you take the trolley, you one half off the price of the tour, which is worthwhile. Lots of antique candy making equipment.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I don't leave a lot of bad reviews, but I had to for this one. My husband and I were visiting from NC and we were staying with some friends who lived in Louisville. We made a couple stops on the bourbon tour and since I was pregnant and couldn't drink we thought it would be fun to end the... More

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Los Angeles
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Definitely worth a stop on your tour of Frankfort and the surrounding area. It's great to see a business that has lasted so long and still maintains quality and pride in their product. It's small town America with friendly employees. The bourbon balls were fantastic! The tour was $3 and interesting to see the various candy making equipment I also... More

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