Time passes in a beautifully blooming way on the grounds of the Kentucky State Capitol.
Sunday for Outdoors
After breakfast in the hotel restaurant, drive up to Frankfort Cemetery. The view overlooking the city and the river is terrific. You can also see the grave sites of Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca, here.
Now, grab an early lunch at the White Light Barbecue Company on Bridge Street. Go for the Pulled Pork Sandwich for $5.59. Have dessert at Rebecca-Ruth Candy Factory (known as the originator of delicious bourbon confections) on Second Street.
Head for the wild side of Frankfort at Salato Wildlife Education Center, a great free place to see native Kentucky plants and animals.
Out of time? You'll have to return to try your hand at canoeing on the Kentucky River. But that's no problem. After one visit, you'll want to come back to this political, fun center of the state. It's a capital idea.
For More information
Frankfort Tourist Commission: (502) 875-8687, 1-800-960-7200, or www.visitfrankfort.com.
This article is from the May 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.