Located right outside of Fort Knox’s main gate, Radcliff is known for its welcoming spirit and is home to one of the largest concentrations of military veterans in the state. From the natural beauty of Saunders Spring Nature Preserve to the southern hospitality of Boundary Oak Bourbon Distillery, to the rich history of General George Patton, Radcliff has something for everyone.
Mere minutes from the main gate of Fort Knox is the charming small town of Vine Grove where you can grab lunch at Smittys General Store & Corner Cafè or relax under a shade tree at Optimist Park. Savor the day as the kids play at the park’s splash pad and your canine companions go for a run in the neighboring dog park. As a community that prides itself on honoring those who serve and its longstanding ties to Fort Knox, you’re sure to experience true southern hospitality during your visit to Vine Grove.
Located on the northwest boundary of Fort Knox where the Ohio and Salt Rivers meet, West Point is one of the oldest cities in the commonwealth. With most of its downtown area on the National Register of Historic Places, the small town is a history lover’s dream that also includes Fort Duffield – built by the Union during the Civil War.
Stunning views of the Ohio River, idyllic country settings and warm, welcoming neighbors make Meade County, Kentucky, a great place to visit. From world-class hiking trails to eclectic restaurants and concerts under the stars, Meade County welcomes visitors to explore a variety of entertainment options and more.
As the county seat of Hardin County, Elizabethtown is the regional hub for dining and shopping. There, you will find plenty of family-friendly activities, historical attractions, beautiful natural scenery, unique retailers, restaurants, and bars and so much more.
On Fort Knox’s Northeastern boundary you’ll find Bullitt County. Located on I-65, and only 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville, here you’ll find various attractions, affordable lodging and dining options, and Bernheim Forest – boasting more than 16,000 acres of wildlife sanctuary and landscaped gardens.
Fort Knox is home to a museum honoring the legacy and leadership of one of the U.S. military’s most distinguished heroes. The General George Patton Museum includes the largest collection of General George Patton material in the world, along with an array of military artifacts. Outside the museum, you’ll even find an authentic World War II barracks exhibit to explore.