"Historic LaGrange" La Grange by Joseph69

La Grange Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 21 photos


LaGrange is a small town (population 5,500+) located in Oldham County about 30 minutes drive North East of Louisville. It is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Trains travel along the middle of the road along Main Street, which I found it to be so surreal!

LaGrange has a vast number of historic commercial buildings that are virtually intact, retaining practically all of their shopfronts.

The town was named after the country estate of Marquis de Lafayette, a French soldier who fought with the American colonists during the Revolutionary War.

Jackie and Anita were so nice to take the time to show me around this beautiful place.

There are many nice stores to buy gifts, or you may grab a book and read it or have a meal/coffee. It's really quaint, and a beautiful place to "hang out".

Choo-choooooo! Here's a train rumbling along Main Street!

Don't you worry, the traffic signals the vehicle traffic to not enter the road whilst the train is travellng along the street.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, quiet, nice stores
  • Cons:Don't know?
  • In a nutshell:Like the good 'ole times!
  • Last visit to La Grange: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2009 at 3:10 AM

    I just love those small, historic towns. Love the train down Main Street. Hope your birthday is full of friends and laughter.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2009 at 3:10 AM

    I like the idea of having a railroad track on the main street. Reminds car drivers that they don't have automatic priority over any other sort of transportation. And trains are fun to watch, too. (Just ask my two- and four-year-old grandsons.)

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2007 at 6:51 AM

    I'd never heard of La Grange before but it sounds like the kind of small town I'd like to visit. Nice tips!


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