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About Kentucky River Tours
Catch the Bourbon Boat! THE ONLY DISTILLERY TOUR IN THE UNITED STATES OFFERED FROM THE WATER! A 5 STAR Trip Advisor Experience! We operate in Frankfort Kentucky, on the Kentucky River. We offer guided historical tours and take a different look at bourbon and how the river helped make it what it is. Tours run from 60 minutes to 4 hours, and are filled with history, river lore and FUN! Some tours are done in partnership with Buffalo Trace Distillery.
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tdm58 wrote a review Yesterday
Wrentham, Massachusetts135 contributions92 helpful votes
To be honest I was shut out of getting tickets to Buffalo Trace tour on Monday. So did some searching and found this tour which included tickets to the Taylor historical tour at buffalo trace. Jumped right on this and glad I did. The boat trip up the river was enjoyable and very interesting. Our captain Nathan is truly a historian and provided a history of Kentucky, Frankfort, the river, and bourbon including The origins of Buffalo Trace. Well worth the time and the Taylor tour was just as good. I would recommend going to Angel Envy to see how it’s made, Stitzler and wells to see how stored and take the Taylor history tour to get the history of bourbon and this distillery.
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Cyndi B wrote a review Yesterday
Springfield, Ohio2 contributions
Relaxing and informative tour. It was our first time going through a lock and it was fascinating. Thank you for a memorable trip.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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KimF53154 wrote a review Sep 23
Oak Creek, Wisconsin36 contributions7 helpful votes
Tour starts and ends at Buffalo Trace. Capt. Allison picked us up and drives down the road to the boat tour. Capt. Nathan provides and the history and commentary along the river. He keeps everything interesting and fun. Then the group is returned to Buffalo trace for a our own group tour. Very fun day, a little bourbon never hurts!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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826albertj wrote a review Sep 23
Dayton, Ohio175 contributions32 helpful votes
The presentation was excellent, choked full of interesting information especially about Buffalo Trace
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Date of experience: September 2022
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cowdog wrote a review Sep 22
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in addition to the enjoyable boat ride and the very interesting historical information that Captain Nathan shared, we saw a coyote on the banks of the river and a large number of turtles which was interesting. We have actually lived in Lexington for the past 2 years but this was the first time we went on the tour. We thought it was very enjoyable and afterwards we drove up to the cemetery where Daniel and Rebecca Boone are buried. We had a little bit of trouble finding the place where we should board the tour because Google maps was a little confused because we did not specify the boat dock. Just make sure to navigate to the River View Park Boat Dock and you will get there easily. We highly recommend the trip. Next time we will allow ourselves time afterwards to eat in one of the restaurants along the river.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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