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1811 Augusta Jail

The 1811 Augusta Jail is located in the original town square (Appelman Park) and is the oldest jail in the state of Kentucky with it's original foundation. It housed prisoners into the 1970s and still has many original artifacts, including cells, cuffs and jailer's rifle.

To schedule your visit 

 contact the Augusta/Bracken Co Tourism Office at (606) 756-2183.

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Augusta Distillery

Buckner's Single Barrell.  A true Kentucky bourbon, this limited release whiskey unmistakably captures your attention and rewards you from nose-to-finish. Aged 13 years in new, charred oak barrels, Buckner’s offers an understated potency with exceptional balance, commemorating the distillery’s inaugural bottling.

Augusta Distillery 207 Seminary Ave. Augusta, KY 41002

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Augusta Welcome Center and Rotary Caboose

The Augusta Welcome Center and Rotary Caboose is located at the corner of Main Street and Riverside Drive in a historic red caboose. The center is open seasonally from April through November and is stocked with tourist information and train memorabilia. 

Open Friday's & Saturday's 11am-5pm 

For more information contact the Augusta/Bracken Co Tourism Office at (606) 756-2183.

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Baker-Bird Winery

As the Oldest Commercial Estate Winery in America, Baker-Bird Winery offers visitors the chance to step back into history. In addition to award-winning wines, Baker-Bird features many local and regional products, including Kentucky Proud items. Open Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM, the winery can be found at 4465 Augusta-Chatham Road (Route 19). (859)620-4965

www.bakerbirdwinery.com

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Bracken Creek Horse and Hiking Trails

The trails are located at 617 East Gillespie Road, Augusta, KY 41002 just off of Route 9 (AA Highway)! The trails are the first part of the creation of a county park area, as a recreation destination for a variety of visitors. Currently the trails wrap around rolling wooded hills, lakes and agricultural plots for 20 miles.There are also two fishing lakes known as Big Bass Lake (catch and release only) and Beaver Lake (abide by KY fishing regulations and you can keep Bass 15" or larger) that are open to the public. A valid Kentucky fishing license is required to fish there. It is FREE to hike and fish at the trail system, although there is a fee for horseback riding to offset the park upkeep. Annual and daily Horseback Riding passes are available. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on the trails as well as bicycles. Also, there is no alcohol permitted and pets must be kept on a leash. The park is open from April 1 through Oct. 31 during daylight hours. Make sure you get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

617 East Gillespie Road, Augusta, KY 41002

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EarthJOY Treehouse Adventures

Our mission is to bring families, friends and individuals closer to nature and themselves. EarthJoy village is a World of Adventure in one place. From guided tree climbs, to primitive skills, to hiking the heart and hobbit tree house trail to STAYING in one of our tree houses, you will surely connect! For more information, contact (859)635-0320 or email info@climbky.comwww.EarthJOYvillage.com

3400 Bridgeville Road, Germantown, KY 41044

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Haley House Museum

The Haley House Museum is keeping history alive in Bracken County. It is operated by the Bracken County Historical Society and houses a large array of military memorabilia, sports memorabilia and numerous other county artifacts. For more information or to arrange a visit...

 

Please call the Bracken Co Historical Society at (606) 735-3337.

http://brackencountyhistory.weebly.com

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New Rhineland Farm

New Rhineland Farm is a Revival of Local Foods & Sustainability in Kentucky's Edge of Appalachia. Nestled in the Mid-Ohio Valley, our farm is tucked in a holler between the Bluegrass and Appalachia.  It's the birthplace of members of the Wenz family whose ancestors immigrated from the Rhine Region in Germany.  This personal ancestory, and the history of Rhinelander immigration to the region, is the story behind our farm's name.  New Rhineland is as much as concept, as it is the heartbeat of our world. Offering a selection of chestnuts, wildcrafted mushrooms, Kentucky spicebush berries, Pawpaw purees and more. Call (515)520-7494 or visit our website for more information.

www.newrhinelandllc.com

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Potato Hill Farm

Hidden in the ‘holler’ and preserved in its essence of simplicity, Potato Hill Farm supports a mission of nurturing the spirit through the simple enjoyment of nature and community. Located just outside Augusta, "The Farm" is an ideal setting for Upcycled weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, wedding showers, reunions or just a porch- sitting afternoon. A respite in today’s hectic society, our family has created a haven for people to re-connect with themselves in an environment that is close to nature and the agrarian way of life. Come restore your spirit through a series of self-care offerings, fun workshops and programs, or even a donkey picnic. Sustain yourself by becoming a part of a sustainable environment: the farm!

www.potatohillfarm.com

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Lavender Hills of Kentucky

Lavender Hills of Kentucky is a family owned and operated farm and is located just off Hwy 10 in Bracken County. They have brought three generations of their families together to begin the states first commercial lavender farm. They currently have over 600 lavender plants and 22 varieties. Their on-farm gift shop opened in 2006, and carries a wide variety of lavender products for the kitchen, bedroom, and bath. They also carry cleaning products, culinary products, and beauty products. Fresh lavender is available during June and July, and dried bundles are available year round. Visitors are welcome during the growing season from the beginning of June till the end of October to see the fields and gift shop. For more information please contact the farm at 606-735-3355 or www.lavenderhillsofkentucky.com.

www.lavenderhillsofkentucky.com

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The Rosemary Clooney Museum

Welcome to The Rosemary Clooney Museum! Home of the largest collection of WHITE CHRISTMAS memorabilia in the world! Located on the banks of the Ohio River in historical Augusta, Rosemary made this home her retreat from the demands of her career. It is open to the public and features a collection that celebrates her life and career. To schedule appointment during the winter season please call 606-782-5521 /  (502)384-5346 or (502)376-1967 to schedule your visit

www.rosemaryclooney.org

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Walcott Covered Bridge

The Walcott Covered Bridge is located directly off of the AA Hwy at the corner of KY Hwy 1159. The bridge spans 74 feet across Locust Creek and was originally built in the 1880s. It is believed to be the only covered bridge ever erected in the county. The bridge is open year round to pedestrian traffic only. There are also picnic tables on site and great creek views.

 

For more information contact the Augusta/Bracken Co Tourism Office at (606) 756-2183.

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Wildfire Equestrian

Trail Riding, Lessons, and Training for all Breeds.

For more information, call (859) 391-3702 or email wildfirehorses11@gmail.com.

www.sabbathsongfarm.com

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Soli Tree Venue

Soli-Tree Farms was established in 2014 and opened for weddings in 2021. Our venue radiates beauty inside and out, but best of all gives couples the breathtaking backup of the Ohio river for their Special Day.  With Sunset views unmatched for miles around, it's no wonder this has become an instant hotspot not just for weddings, but also work parties, birthdays, anniversaries and more for local and out-of-town guests alike.  The scenic property makes for unlimited photo-ops and creates a magical atmosphere for any special occasion.  Please click the link below to see more information on Soli-Tree Farms or to schedule your tour of the property. 

www.solitreefarms.com