About The Greater
Fort Knox Region
Welcome to The Greater Fort Knox Region
While you are here, there are plenty of attractions to be found both inside and outside the gates of this premier military installation. Whether you’re looking to explore stunning natural beauty, or savor some world-renowned Kentucky bourbon, there are many opportunities to make your stay here even more unforgettable. With a variety of intriguing attractions just a stone’s throw away, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Greater Fort Knox Region.
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.
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.
Mere minutes from the main gate is the charming small town of Vine Grove, you can grab lunch at an old fashioned general store, relax at Optimist Park, or enjoy one of the longest running Veterans Day parades in the state. And on the very same weekend of the Raider Challenge, you can also celebrate Veterans Day in a community that prides itself on honoring those who serve.
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.
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.
The General George Patton Museum
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.