Explore the many things to do in and around Elizabethtown, KY

The location of the Country Inn & Suites in Elizabethtown just off I-65 places you close to the city’s best things to do and see. You can explore the boutiques, eateries, and historical sites downtown before taking your family to Funtopia Community Playground at American Legion Park. History buffs will love the vintage vehicles at Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum and the exhibits at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Need a break after on-site meetings? Pack a picnic and head to Freeman Lake Park, or treat clients to a round at Heartland Golf Club. Day trip options include Mammoth Cave National Park, 50 minutes south, or Louisville attractions like the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.

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Elizabethtown Nature Park

2.6 mi / 4.19 km from the hotel
Visit the replica of Washington, DC’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then head out for a stroll along the walking trails that twine through this park’s 104 acres. Facilities also include a pavilion perfect for picnics.

Freeman Lake Park

2.19 mi / 3.53 km from the hotel
Just minutes from downtown Elizabethtown, this park incorporates a 170-acre lake. Attractions include boat rentals and fishing along with sand volleyball, a disc golf course, and playgrounds. Pack a picnic and enjoy a morning of fun.

Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum

2.5 mi / 4.03 km from the hotel
This beautiful collection of vintage and antique cars offers museum-quality specimens from the 1910s to the 1960s. Cameras are allowed, and admission is free.

American Legion Park

1.31 mi / 2.11 km from the hotel
Bring the whole family for an exciting adventure at this park offering something for everyone. You can head to Funtopia Community Playground, try the nine-hole golf course, or cool off at the water park.

Hardin County History Museum

2.04 mi / 3.29 km from the hotel
Visit this regional museum to browse a variety of exhibits on the history of Hardin County, from Native American life to the present. Before you leave, pick up the museum’s driving tour brochure to explore Elizabethtown’s historical sites on your own.

Heartland Golf Club & Sports Pub

3.87 mi / 6.23 km from the hotel
Tee up for a relaxing game on the club’s beautiful 18-hole course, or enjoy some practice on the driving range. Afterward, celebrate with a meal and drinks at the on-site pub.

Towne Mall

3.23 mi / 5.19 km from the hotel
Anchored by Belk and JCPenney, this mall also includes stores like Sephora, American Eagle Outfitters, and Rue21. After shopping, you can sit down for a meal at LongHorn Steakhouse.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

13.68 mi / 22.01 km from the hotel
You can learn more about the 16th president at this park preserving his family’s farmstead. Explore exhibits about Lincoln and his family, visit special locations like the Sinking Spring and the original Lincoln Memorial, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Elizabethtown Sports Park

4.2 mi / 6.76 km from the hotel
You can catch a tournament game or book one of the athletic venues for your own event at this family-friendly sports complex. The facilities include baseball and softball fields, three large pavilions, and turf fields for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey.

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum

33.96 mi / 54.65 km from the hotel
Churchill Downs opened its gates in 1875 and has been home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby horse race ever since. Visit the on-site Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more.

Mammoth Cave National Park

43.96 mi / 70.75 km from the hotel
With more than 400 miles of spectacular caverns, Mammoth Cave is thought to be the longest cave system in the world. Don’t miss the waterfall-like formations of the Frozen Niagara section or the visitors’ signatures on the ceiling at Gothic Avenue.