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Fort Knox

Fort Knox © 48states
Fort Knox © 48states

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 is the General George Patton Museum of Leadership.

It 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. The museum store sells a whole array of gifts and mementos.

Address: 4554 Fayette Avenue, Fort Knox

Website: www.generalpatton.org

Telephone: 502 624 3391

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

Admission: Free