Versailles is a city located in Kentucky, near Lexington, with an estimate population of 8568 residents, according to the 2010 census. The name of the city is pronounced differently from the French city of the same name. Versailles was founded on June 23, 1792, on 80 acres of land owned by Hezekiah Briscoe, when he was just a child. His guardian, Major Marquis Calmes, named the town after Versailles, France, in honour of General Lafayette, a family friend. Versailles is famous for being the setting for two movies Elizabethtown and Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story. Although it is a small town, Versailles has many attractions, accommodations, and venues, where you can spend you time.
Woodford reserve Distillery in Versailles is unique, since it is one of the first bourbons in Kentucky, and the history is there to match. You can take guided tours of the distillery and see how the process of making bourbon. The surroundings are very pastoral and the original buildings are nice to see, the tour is interesting and informative. Tourists can walk right up and touch the very vats, apparatus. In the end, you can even taste a sample.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum is a great museum in Versailles, that displays the railroad heritage of the town. The Railroad museum offers six miles of round excursions through the horse farms of Kentucky. The railroad uses diesel locomotives, of which it has seven. It also has about 40 pieces of rolling stock. It is a wonderful place, that will provide interesting information about the railroad history and culture of Versailles.
Wallace Station is a great restaurant in Versailles that offers unique and original dishes, such as guy fieri, hot brown and other specialities. The menu is very varied and offers food from around the world, as well as a wide range of beverages. The restaurant has also got a special menu for the children, that comes in smaller portions, and it includes fries, hamburgers, pancakes and soda.