You must register for the convention to attend the side trips.
The ALA Convention 2019 is pleased to offer an exciting two-part side trip.
Part 1: Kentucky Derby Museum
Part 2: Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery Tour
The bus departs the hotel at 8:00 to go to the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The bus departs the Kentucky Derby Museum at 10:30 and arrives in Frankfort around 11:30, where it will park in close proximity to a restaurant or two for lunch, which is on your own.
The bus will then transport you to Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery for a tour and tasting from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
The bus returns at 4:00 PM.
The cost of this exciting combination side trip is $65.
The admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum includes an hourly 30-minute historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack • “The Greatest Race,” a 360° 18-minute media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar • Two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits • Access to the Gift Shop & Kentucky fare in the Derby Café • And much more!
The Trace Tour begins with an engaging video of the history of Buffalo Trace Distillery. You will then walk amidst the path of rolling bourbon barrels. You will be captivated by the alluring smell and atmosphere of bourbon sleeping inside the aging warehouses. Then you will go inside the renowned Blanton’s Bottling Hall where you will see signature bourbons being filled, sealed, labeled, and packaged—all by hand. Families of all ages welcome.