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Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum

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116 E 2nd St, Frankfort, KY 40601-2902
+1 502-223-7475
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Best candy store!

After 2 bourbon Distillery tours the kids wanted to do something for them! As it turned out we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cartee05
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Quaint Little Store and Slice of History

Rebecca Gooch and Ruth Hanly founded the Rebecca Ruth candy company. Their claim to fame? The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bucky D
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Springfield, Missouri
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Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum offers a guided tour and includes antique candy making equipment as well as new equipment. It continues as family confectionery operation that was founded in the year 1919. They are noted for the invention of Bourbon Balls. Tours and retail are open year round. Tour price includes a chocolate, free chocolate aroma therapy and lots of Southern Hospitality.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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116 E 2nd St, Frankfort, KY 40601-2902
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+1 502-223-7475
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"bourbon balls"
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"free samples"
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"chocolate candies"
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"original equipment"
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"no photography allowed"
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"chocolate tour"
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"small operation"
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"a small gift shop"
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"sweet stop"
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"fascinating history"
in 2 reviews
"nice tour"
in 6 reviews
"boo boo"
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"assembly line"
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"buffalo trace distillery"
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"whole process"
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"minute tour"
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"factory tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After 2 bourbon Distillery tours the kids wanted to do something for them! As it turned out we left with more than $60 in candy and sampled a ton! The staff was AMAZING and so helpful. The kids include this hour long visit as a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rebecca Gooch and Ruth Hanly founded the Rebecca Ruth candy company. Their claim to fame? The Bourbon Ball, made from Kentucky bourbon, of course. I wish I had checked for the tour times, so here they are: Mon - Sun 10 am - 12 pm...More

Thank Bucky D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped here to buy candy for family and friends. There was a huge variety to choose from but they will give you samples of any of them to help decide. I bought a couple of boxes of good candy. Also I got a bottle...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know if it was because we were the only ones there or not, but our tour was very good. Best part was trying the samples at the end. I must say visiting small candy and chocolate makers is much more personal and informative than...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They still sell the tour, but they don't make candy on Sunday. Also, they only actually make candy in the morning time. Unless you are there on a week day and at morning, I wouldn't take the tour. The candy is good, but pricey.

Thank mysticshore
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Stopped here solely based on highway signs. What a great surprise. Wonderful little family business producing an amazing product. Tour took us into the actual factory. Tour guide, Jillian (sp?) did an excellent job for our group of about six people.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Saw the sign for this candy shop and tour on our way to buffalo trace. Decided to check it out on our way back. Pleasant surprise! The chocolate is incredible. We took the 30 minute tour - Toree was our tour guide - very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank jamiej86
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We had some time to burn in Frankfort so we decided to check out this factory tour. We went on a weekend, and though we still received a tour, we found out they only actually make the candy Mon-Thurs. So that was a bit of...More

Thank stellaropal
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

The chocolate is great. The marshmallow candy is great. The gummy bears were very favorable. The bourbon balls are good as well as the Carmel’s.

Thank 1,771
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We arrived here late morning and tours were done till after 1:00 pm. One of the employees volunteered to give us a tour which we thought was very nice. The tour shows you how they hand make the candy and also gives some history of...More

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Barbara B
December 31, 2016|
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Retail Open Year Round Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm Sun 12:00pm
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Barb F
November 3, 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
FREE BOURBON DISTILLERY TOURS & tastings. Frankfort KY, Buffalo Trace Distillery (can look up on trip advisor) For a beautiful drive, go down Old Frankfort Pike between Lexington and Frankfort. Bunch of wineries too... More
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