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Congratulations, you have arrived at authentic, original Springfield, Kentucky! Welcome to Washington County, the first county in the Commonwealth and the place where legends and icons found their beginning.

Springfield is the birthplace of Giants’ Super Bowl winning quarterback and CBS’s No. 1 NFL analyst, Phil Simms. You can explore an exhibit of Phil Simms memorabilia at the Springfield Opera House, or even spend the night at the estate he lived in, now home to historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast.

Legendary Ernie Brown Jr., a.k.a. Turtleman, known from Animal Planet’s Call of the Wildman, was born right here in Washington County, in the quiet town of Mackville. You won’t want to miss this stop on your Turtleman Trek along the filming locations of many of his episodes.

Legend has it that President Abraham Lincoln may have been born here too. Honest! Abe? Well, m-abe-y… The courthouse on Main Street holds the original marriage certificate of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. Across the street you will find the state-of-the-art Lincoln Legacy Museum. Then stop by Nancy Hanks’ cabin and museum at the Lincoln Homestead State Park.

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The very first Dollar General store opened in Springfield, Kentucky, on June 1, 1955, making 2015 the neighborhood dollar discount store’s 60th anniversary. You will still find a Dollar General here today, and many more unique small-town shopping treasures.

The elusive location of Matt Groening’s Simpsons may well be Springfield, Kentucky. With its iconic Main Street bustling with college life, shops, art, theatre and plenty of local dining options, you will feel like you landed smack-dab in the “Americana” of Simpsons’ Springfield. Stop and shop a while, then join the Simpsons family for a photo-op at the Opera House while you are downtown.

As Kentucky’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Capital at the Crossroads of Adventure, we are the site of the new Kentucky Fiber Trail, linking America’s farming past with today’s interactive visitor experiences and age-old handicrafts with hands-on yarn and needle classes held on the farm.

As for adventure . . . why not skydive over the Bluegrass, rent and pilot a plane yourself, or stay grounded and marvel at the world’s largest remote control jet show. Golf, fish and hunt or take the family and enjoy the award-winning Heart of Kentucky Holiday and Sorghum Festivals. Bring your bike and ride the crossroads of Bike the Bourbon Trail™ and the Trans America Bicycle Trail.

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Next stop at our gorgeous vineyard and winery, Horseshoe Bend. To find this place where the grapes grow, the winemakers have created a kind of scavenger hunt along gravel roads with little jesters pointing the way. Relax by the welcoming fire and sip some wine, or join us for a Dine in the Vines event with a special guest culinary chef.

If you are here for business, rest assured, our state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff will gladly accommodate your meeting and convention needs. Awaiting your visit, this friendly town has a 62-room hotel, a historic B&B, city camping, and many fast food and full service local dining options.

Looking forward to serving you soon!