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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Tour 4 - Restoration Rides

CLOSED - Tour is Full

Cane Run Watershed Restoration Project
Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any other state, except Alaska. Thirteen major river basins, containing more than 90,000 miles of stream, make up Kentucky’s beautiful waterways.  The Cane Run Watershed is 28,000 acres, runs through Lexington’s beautiful Horse Park and flows through the Royal Springs Aquifer which supplies drinking water for Georgetown, KY.  We will take you through the Horse Park’s portion of the restoration.  To improve water quality while keeping the beautification standards of the Horse Park, the University of Kentucky and their partners developed a plan which included a bioretention pond, storm water diversions, riparian planting and stream restoration.
As the oldest, continuously operating distillery, Buffalo Trace has made its mark in the bourbon world.  Discover what makes Buffalo Trace the most award winning distillery in the world.  The Buffalo Trace tour offers a unique look at the bourbon making process.  Walk through the different stages of bourbon making, discover what makes a whiskey a bourbon, experience the century old aging warehouses and end each tour with a little taste.  You will find that many have tried to make a long lasting, successful bourbon but there is a science behind the brilliance.
Travel through time at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History during lunch.  Locally owned Gibby’s, will cater delicious boxed lunches to the history museum.  After enjoying your tasty lunch, feel free to walk through 12,000 years of the Commonwealth’s history, including the Hall of Governors, Military Treasures and Decorative Arts.

The largest vehicle manufacturing plant in North America is located in Georgetown, KY.  With nearly 10 million vehicles rolling off the assembly line since it’s first American-made Camry in 1988. In addition to the Camry, Toyota Kentucky manufactures the Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Venza and recently began production of the first U.S. assembled Lexus in 2015.  This hour long tram-driven tour takes you into the innovative depths of manufacturing.
 - Toyota requires that we send them the names of everyone going on the plant tour 10 days prior to the tour date.
 - No carry-on is permitted in the Visitor Center, including purses, backpacks, briefcases, or bags of any kind.
 - A valid photo ID will be required for each adult scheduled for the tour.
 - Cameras and cell phones are allowed in the Visitor Center, but must be checked before entering the plant.
 - Children with individual families must be in 1st grade or above to take the tour. 
Located in a historic 100-year old bakery, locally known as the Bread Box, West Sixth Brewery has made its mark in the community.  With a wide variety of beers, this craft microbrewery prides itself on giving back.  West Sixth is one of three businesses that work together in this closed-looped process to minimize waste.  The spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, are used by FoodChain as a primary element in their fish feed.  The waste produced by the 500 tilapia at FoodChain is then converted into plant food for the hydroponics farm that supplies fresh greens to Smithtown Seafood.  Experience this hour-long guided tour with a beer in hand, walk through the brewing process, hear the pay-it-forward approach, get a glimpse at the aquaponics system and prepare to be inspired.