Frankfort (Kentucky)

The Kentucky State Capitol

Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky. A small city of about 25,000 residents, it is in the Bluegrass Region about 50 miles (80 km) from the state's largest city of Louisville and 25 miles (40 km) from Lexington.

Understand

The historic core of Frankfort is hidden in the deep valley of the Kentucky River, completely invisible to travelers on Interstate 64. Author William Least Heat-Moon once wrote about the city, "If you're ever looking for the most hidden statehouse in America, look no farther than Frankfort." The river, whose main course runs from southeast to northwest, makes a rough S-curve through the city, dividing it into four major parts:

Get in

By car

I-64 connects Frankfort with Lexington to the east and Louisville to the west. US 60 (which connects to Versailles) parallels I-64 most of its route through Kentucky. US 127 South connects Frankfort with the Blue Grass Pkwy and Harrodsburg to the south. US 127 North, a winding road, is the shortest route to Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. US 460 offers a short route to Georgetown (the Toyota plant) and I-75.

By plane

By train

There is no Amtrak service to Frankfort.

Get around

Car Rental

Bus

Taxi

See

Cemeteries

Covered Bridge

Distillery

Government Buildings

Historic Homes

Movies

Scenic Views

Wildlife Viewing

Do

Art

Golf

Horseback Riding

Water Activities

Live Music

Learn

Buy

Eat

Downtown

South Frankfort

East Side

West Side

Drink

Coffeehouses

Pubs

Sleep

Bed & Breakfast

Hotels

Campgrounds

Go next

Routes through Frankfort

Louisville Shelbyville  W  E  Midway Lexington
Louisville Shelbyville  W  E  Jct W E LexingtonCharleston
Cincinnati Florence  N  S  Lawrenceburg Crossville
END  W  E  Jct Paris Mount Sterling


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