Exploring Frankfort's downtown by foot is a great way to experience its historic buildings and hidden charms.  The downtown is small enough to make covering a lot of ground in a short while feasible and visitors will discover many places of interest that they would miss traveling by car. 

If you are looking to travel by car, Frankfort is the starting point of one of the most scenic routes in the United States.  The Old Frankfort Pike, from Frankfort to Louisville, has been named a historic scenic byway by The National Scenic Byways program.   Maps are available for free at MilebyMile.com as is more information on attractions along the route.