Our tours are a hands-on educational experience where you feed the alpacas, learn about their behavior and how we care for them. Then, we throw in a little history (about 5000 years or so) before we take you through the process of harvesting. We harvest nearly 200 pounds of fleece each year from our herd of 23, very friendly, huacaya alpacas. We then show you how the fleece is made into a finished product in our fiber mill. We end the tour in our Farm Store filled with alpaca products, KY Proud and handcrafted things too….even some repurposed collectibles you might not be able to resist!
If we’re home we’re open. But tours are by appointment only. Just call first for an appointment and plan about an hour for small groups, but up to two hours for lager groups for us to be able to answer all your questions.
We are located at:
1805 Booker Road
Springfield, KY 40069
Individual and Family – Free
Groups of 10 or more - $2 per person
(mileage indicated is from our Serano Alpacas & Yarns to the venue)
Maker’s Mark Distillery
6.5 mi via Smith Road or 12.5 via Ky Hwy 152
Want to know a few of the secrets behind the making of Maker’s Mark®. Looking for a fascinating trip back in time? Just want to take in some of Kentucky’s most breath-taking natural beauty? Well, you’ll discover all that and more at the legendary Maker’s Mark® Distillery. We can’t wait to have you over.
Jim Beam American Outpost
Secrets are for strangers; here at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, you’re family. So get an up close and intimate look at how our bourbon is made. Guided Jim Beam Distillery tours will take you through the entire process, starting with our natural limestone water well and all the way through the mashing, distilling, barreling, storing, and bottling.
Barton 1792 Distillery
The charming Barton 1792 Distillery is located in Bardstown, Kentucky, known as "The Bourbon Capital of the World". Tours are conducted on the hour, Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Visitors get a first hand look at the entire bourbon making process, from mash to barrel aging.
Limestone Branch Distillery
We offer tours of the grounds seven days a week, complete with tastings and demonstrations. We distill our products the old-fashion way, so stop by to see an American tradition firsthand, sample the various flavors of Sugar*Shine, and try our deliciously sweet Sugar*Shine Balls (think rum balls, but tastier!). We’re about seven miles southeast of Maker’s Mark Distillery, resting low on 11 acres just off the Veterans Memorial Highway.
Kentucky Cooperage Tours
Independent Stave Company is a family-owned, dynamic, global company reaching customers in over 40 countries and cooperages around the world. Every day, millions of people enjoy beverages in our wine and whiskey barrels. Tours are run daily, Monday through Friday, 9:30am - 1:00pm. We do not give tours on weekends and holidays.
One trip to our historic Distillery on the scenic Salt River in Lawrenceburg, or to our unique single-story rack Warehouse and Bottling Facility nestled in the quiet Kentucky countryside at Cox’s Creek, and you’ll begin to understand how our Bourbon has come to be so mellow. Of course, being able to sample a taste of our award-winning Bourbons at each location makes a trip to these very mellow places all that more rewarding.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is located in historic Frankfort, Kentucky. We provide tours Monday through Saturday, depending on the tour. There's a tour to fit every person; from a historical overview to our more in-depth Bourbon Barrel Tour. Come by and see us soon!
Lincoln Homestead State Park and Golf Course
Lincoln Homestead State Park features the original home of Lincoln’s mother, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father was reared and learned his trade. You'll also find the home of Mordecai Lincoln, the favorite uncle of the President, along with split-rail fences and pioneer furniture that portray the rugged pioneer life.
Lincoln Legacy Museum
The “Lincoln Legacy Museum” is about making connections. One is to bring to our citizens the connection of this locality to historic America events. The other connection is of one of the most beloved and well known presidents of the United States to Washington County.
Civil War Museum of the Western Theater
The Civil War Museum, located in what used to be the town's water works and icehouse, the 8500 sq. ft. building has been completely renovated with $450,000 from the state government. It is the fourth-largest Civil War Museum in the United States. In 1999 we added the only museum dedicated to the women of the Civil War, featuring exhibits of period clothing, paintings, and personal artifacts.
Perryville Civil War Battlefield
The battlefield is one of the most unaltered Civil War sites in the nation; vistas visible today are virtually those soldiers saw on that fateful day in 1862. A self-guided walking tour on the battlefield interprets battle events. This is one of the stops along Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail.
Women of the Civil War Museum
The WOMEN’S CIVIL WAR MUSEUM depicts the role women played during the Civil War. Many were nurses, some were even spies and soldiers, while many, of course, sustained the home life while their husbands fought at the battlefront. There are many original dresses on display, numerous other artifacts and countless stories that are told.
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards & Stonery Café
The wines that we have developed are heavily influenced by European styles. All of the styles are dry and meant to be paired with food. Enjoy dining the way it was meant to be. Out in the openness of nature, quiet, secluded, above and beyond romantic, tasty and delicious. Dinners tend to begin between 7 and 8 with a mixed set of international cheeses and a meet and greet.
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train operates year-round, on varied schedules. The traditional tables of four are perfect for conversation, yet cozy enough for privacy.
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Meet the men, women and children who called this place home for more than 100 years. These every day Kentuckians designed architectural marvels, harvested the fruits of the earth, and built a village grounded in the principles of community, ingenuity and sustainability. The lessons learned upon this land have resonated through generations.
My Old Kentucky Home
The house that came to symbolize Kentucky’s gracious hospitality and according to legend inspired Stephen Collins Foster to write his immortal song, “My Old Kentucky Home” is one of the most cherished historical sites in the commonwealth. Built between 1795 and 1818, Federal Hill, the home of Judge John Rowan, became a part of the Kentucky State Parks System on February 26, 1936.