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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Harrodsburg
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Owner description: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination rooted in the spirit of the Kentuckians that called this place home for more than a century. Discover inspiring legacies, fresh-air adventures and spirited hospitality throughout Shaker Village's 3,000 acres. Onsite amenities include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, historical exhibitions and tours, a farm and garden area, a nature preserve, multi-use trail system, riverboat rides, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Pricey and average or below service.. did not feel as though the servers were interested in us as customers

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

nice boat rides, village tours are good but lots of walking, great educational place. good visitors center and gift shop. beautiful scenic views, but hold onto your wallet. very expensive and it is veryl hard to locate the shaker village.

Thank Lori F
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Shaker Village is a leisurely 30minute drive southwest of Lexington and allows you to get off the beaten path and see some beautifual countryside. We found the Village interesting and learned about another part of the American story. The slef-guided tour allows you to make the stops you are interested in and spend as much time in any given area of the Village. If you have been to Colonial Williamsburg, the order of magnitude and amenities will seem smaller and less managed. The dining choices on site are limited as there is one restaurant which seems to get booked quickly and a shop which sells "so-so" sandwiches. We also took the carriage ride where what we learned was mostly a repetition of the 45 minute narration from the initial presentation. I will say, the craftsmanship of items in the gift shop gave you a very good appreciation of the skills of the Shakers. Overall a nice half-day day trip.

Thank Belikinbeer
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Shakers Village is a very interesting historic site. For the entrance fee of $15.00 per person, you are able to step back in time and relive the Shaker way of life. Plan to spend several hours going through the various buildings. It is a living history as retold by the period costumed people in the various areas of the village, who will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. You can stay in the hotel there on the property as well as eat in the restaurant. You are also able to ride in a riverboat for an additional fee. There is also a gift shop with snack items and drinks to buy along with souvenirs made at the village. You will leave with a real sense of the tranquility and peace the Shakers embodied in their daily lives. Highly recommended for all ages.

Thank kymgroadster
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I found Shaker Village to be very interesting when walking back through time to see how the Shakers once lived. You can even rent a house on the property for wedding receptions which is unique.
They, also, have rides available on the riverboat on the Kentucky River.
Animals graze on the picturesque fields and the scenery is very quaint and peaceful.
The restaurant is family style and everything is grown on the land there. You also may stay in the Inn which also dates back to the time of the Shakers.

Thank Cumberlandgal
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