Fort Knox

This US Army fort, located an hour south of Louisville, is world-famous as the home of America's largest stockpile of gold bullion; however, the repository is closed to visitors. A popular attraction though, is the General George Patton Museum of Leadership, which has exhibitions of US Army artefacts going back to 1775. Adjacent to the museum is Keyes Park, offering pleasant picnic areas and a playground for children to run around in.

Address: 4554 Fayette Avenue, Fort Knox

Website: www.knox.army.mil

Telephone: (502) 624-3812

Opening times: Museum: Tuesday to Friday 9am-4:30pm; Saturday 10am-5:30pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

Admission: Free