Welcome Back!

From National Travel and Tourism week to Frankfort Heritage Week, the Capital city has a lot to celebrate this month.  The Visit Frankfort welcome center has seen a significant increase in visitors and we have welcomed back our first motor coach group since the pandemic. There is more to do and see in Frankfort Kentucky…

NTTW kicks off May 2, 2021

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the critical role that travel will play in driving economic recovery efforts and building the path forward through the theme Power of Travel. Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress…

Historic Tales of Bourbon Trails- a walking tour with the Colonel

Visit Frankfort has introduced a new walking tour to Downtown.  Local historian, Russ Kennedy, has spent most of April preparing to welcome tourists to the area with his wealth of information on all things E.H. Taylor. Welcome to Frankfort KY.  I’m Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr., and this is my town Bourbon aficionados and history buffs…

Spring is coming!

Everywhere you look lately, you are encouraged to get outside.  Now more than ever, it important for our mental health- and physical health to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.  Out door activities are also often allow for socializing while practicing physical distancing.  Frankfort Kentucky offers some beautiful places to enjoy the mild weather…

“America’s Byways are roads to the very heart and soul of America”

Old Frankfort Pike is among 34 new National Scenic Byways and 15 All-American Roads recently added to the Federal Highway Administration’s America’s Byways collection. America’s Byways are a distinctive collection of American roads, their stories, and treasured places. Under the National Scenic Byways Program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways…

Visit Frankfort, February 2021 edition- So Much to Love

Whether you are ready to travel now, or at the beginning stage of planning, we want you to know that your health and safety, your peace of mind, is our number one priority. Our Tourism partners are staying up-to-date with the ever-changing CDC guidelines as well as Kentucky’s Healthy at Work guidelines. We care about…

Frankfort’s Bridges Earn International Honors

Frankfort’s bridges earn international honors, article published by Frankfort’s State Journal, written by Austin Horn   As a city on the Kentucky River, Frankfort has always had to rely on bridges to connect people to different parts of the city. Now those bridges have gained some international acclaim, with Frankfort taking home three awards in…

Cabin Fever? We’ve Got Ya Covered!

Visit Frankfort offers suggestions for your cabin fever:  Get moving outdoors for fresh air and change of scenery. Explore downtown.     You must check out our latest additions,  Mortimer Bibb’s Public House and The Cooperage Bar It’s not just distilleries… who made the short list of “Must visit” Bourbon-themed locations when curating your next Frankfort…

Happy Holidays, 2020

The holidays have a way of making us look back on years passed, reminiscing on good times spent with family and friends. And of course, all that good food! This year, the Visit Frankfort team shared some of their favorite desserts, and memories of the holidays.  This is our way of thanking you for being…

A November to Remember

2020 has been a year that most of us probably do NOT want to remember.  But we cannot allow the pandemic to keep us down.  We need some Holiday magic!  Frankfort KY brings you an entire month of weekend festivities to get you in the spirit! Art walks, Bourbon auctions, specials in the downtown shops…