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“Great History Museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Loretto
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Owner description: This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from pre-Colonial days through the 1960s.
Pewaukee
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100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great History Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Nice historical perspective on how Bourbon came to be ......what it takes to make bourbon, why bourbon is unique as a whisky vs a whiskey

Visited November 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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246 reviews
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“Lots of artifacts!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

The museum is free, first of all, so why not stop in? Tons of history, whether bourbon is your thing or not. Glass cases and shelves full of old bottles, tools, labels, and facts about whiskey and bourbon throughout the small museum. 45 minutes will get you through the entire hall. A special focus on prohibition and repeal in one of the hallways was quite interesting. Neat old building and cool little museum. Check it out if you are in Bardstown!

Visited September 2012
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Kentucky
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Stroll around Bardstown and venture over for a piece of whiskey history.

Visited May 2012
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Greenville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice and Free museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Great museum on the lovely campus of the former St. Joseph College and Seminary. The grounds are lovely and the museum has some great displays and is full of information about bourbon. If you are on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail this is a must see to get a little history about Bourbon in Kentucky. There is also a small section for the Bardstown History Museum which has some interesting exhibits. Definitely worth a look!

Visited January 2012
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