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My Old Kentucky Home State Park Campground: "A nice quite campground" My Old Kentucky Home State Park Hotel Tip by Phlebas2

A great stop on the way south... A really nice DOG friendly campground, right "downtown" in the middle of a golf course..
Im not much of a golfer.. but sort of a Stephen Foster fan.. and I got to say that for a good nights rest, camp on a golf course! Well maintained, and the staff is very friendly (even to the point of overly friendly and helpful) But after all, gey they dont get a lot of campers it appears.. But that meant a GREAT time for me and my camping Rottweiller..
And if youre a Stepen Foster Fan, get out that harmonica and break out into a hearty rendition of "Nelly was a Lady" and check out the Old Kentucky Home Museum/Visitors center. They even have a "Musical tribute" to him.. Im not really sure if he really ever was that crazy about Bardstown, ( he NEVER LIVED THERE) and after all in 1829 On a visit to relatives in Bardstown, Kentucky, his sister Charlotte Foster contracts a fever, probably malaria. and dies on October 20 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her death, at age nineteen, devastates the Foster family. But what the hey...he wrote them a nice tune that is the Kentucky state song now.. and atleast Bardstown has a tribute to him.. note.. in 1864 Stephen Foster dies at New York's Bellevue Hospital. He dies in poverty, with 38 cents in his pocket and a scrap of paper on which is written "dear friends and gentle hearts."

Unique Qualities: I can honestly recommend that anyone heading south from Louisville oughta Gather up those golf clubs and head to Bardstown for some good camping.. ( or if youre heading thru stop just a nice quiet evening of camping.) And best of all its a WET area.. so stock up on your favorite beverages before you head south (When you see the "last chance" liquor store, they mean it.. skip the HWY and Take 31E (NOT 31 W, dont get confused) and head south and see some REAL PRETTY, interesing scenery( including a distillery and the anit Bellum Whisky Barrel Works on this recently improved "Dixie Hwy"... Its a great scenic drive all the way from Bardstown to Glasgow, its a quick scenic trip that really makes it worth the detour. (Oh and dont forget to stop and take a look at "Horse Cave, KY" on the way

Address: off 31 W, on Stephen Foster Drive
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: right across from the "City Hall" shopping center
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Campground

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  • Written Jun 26, 2005
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