Traditions of The South

Day 1: You’ll arrive at Kenlake State Park in Aurora, Kentucky this evening, and once you’ve unpacked you’ll head out for dinner at an award winning restaurant. You’ll get off the bus in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, where you’ll have some time to shop at the stores or take a walk before dinner. Then, it’s dinner at Patti’s, which has been featured in Southern Living magazine. Try the porkchops! After you eat your fill, you’ll head back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Enjoy a continental breakfast at the hotel, then get ready for a trip to the past! At the 1850s Homeplace, you’ll take a self-guided tour around a working 1800s style farm. See how life was lived over 150 years ago! Feel free to lend a hand in the field, or help the ladies with their needle work. From there, you’ll head to Fort Donelson for a tour of the Surrender House and the National Cemetery. You’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant, then it’s off to Paris, Tennessee. You’ll enjoy downtown shopping in Paris, as well as a great photo opportunity in front of the scale replica Eiffel Tower, then your tour will take you to the local Paris Winery. Take a tour, walk the grounds, enjoy a tasting, and don’t forget to stop in the gift shop! You’ll then enjoy dinner at the winery’s bistro, an experience you won’t forget! Then, you’ll head back to the hotel; sleep well!

Day 3: After breakfast, you’ll head to Cadiz, Kentucky for a trip through the local Janice Mason Art Museum for a look at some of Kentucky’s local talent. Then, take some time and shop downtown. Then it’s back on the bus for a trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky. You’ll go through the Woody Winfree Fire Museum, then, after a break for lunch, you’ll head to the Jefferson Davis Monument. Get some photos, visit the gift shop, and even ride to the top of the 300 foot tall obelisk. Next, you’ll head to the 101st Airborne Museum, and then it’s dinner at the Brass Lantern. Be sure to try a Bison Burger! You’ll head back to the hotel, and pack up for the trip home.

Day 4: Last chance for breakfast, and then have a safe trip home. Be sure to come on back and see us!