Best Things to Do in Northern KY this Weekend

By:- Sahil Luthra

Florence Y’All Water Tower

Florence Y’All Water Tower

The story behind the city’s most famous landmark, next to the interstate, involves some cheeky ingenuity. The water tower was built in 1974 and was painted with the words Florence Mall to drum up publicity for the mall that was being built next door.

Florence Y’Alls

Florence Y’Alls

Y’Alls Ballpark, seating 4,500, is a real family destination during the season, with themed nights, fireworks on Fridays and tons of entertainment and activities between innings to keep younger kids on board.

Boone County Distilling Co.

Boone County Distilling Co.

To find out more about the old ways, you can take a tour of the distillery, which has a 500-gallon pot still, four fermenters and a bottling line, producing hundreds of barrels of small-batch bourbon a year.

Boone County Fair

Boone County Fair

There’s a profusion of 4-H exhibits and skills shows, for anything from livestock to fruits & vegetables. Also on the agenda are pageants, carnival rides, games, endless family activities and crowd-pleasing fair food.

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Merriwether Lewis visited this field of megafauna bones in 1803, and sent specimens to Thomas Jefferson, who later commissioned William Clark to conduct the first vertebrate paleontological dig in the United States at this very place.

Turfway Park

Turfway Park

As part of the project the old grandstand was torn down and replaced, and casino-style gaming was introduced, with 1,500 instant racing machines.

Florence Family Aquatic Center

Florence Family Aquatic Center

On the south side of the city’s Government Center complex, Florence has a public water park that would put some theme parks to shame. This attraction is open Memorial Day weekend through the school summer break and has a host of great features.

Sherlock’s Escape Rooms

Sherlock’s Escape Rooms

The other, hour-long rooms were Graveyard Escape, Cabin in the Woods, The Shipwreck and The Attic, which have horror themes, while in The Wild West you have to get out of town before Jesse James finds you.

World of Golf

World of Golf

This is loaded with Kentucky signatures, from slugger baseball bats to bourbon barrels and even a miniature version of the Florence Y’All Water Tower. Other highlights include golf simulators, an indoor range and a 9-hole footgolf course.

Florence Mall

A few of the stores here are Macy’s, JCPenney, Foot Locker, Hot Topic, GameStop, American Eagle, rue21, Victoria’s Secret, Claire’s and Kay Jewelers, while there’s a 14-screen Cinemark multiplex on the south side.

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