Coast-to-Coast Road Trip

Frankfort, Kentucky | Coast-to-Coast Road Trip | Roulez Magazine
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA town skyline on the Kentucky River at dusk.

Leg 3: Charleston to Evansville, IN

Pass Through

Lexington and Louisville, KY

Approximate Miles


About the Route

For this leg of your road trip, experience the best of bluegrass, horses, bourbon, America’s pastime, Muhammad Ali and more. Visit Lexington for a Horses, Hooch & History Tour. If you want to schedule a private horse farm visit, check out’s “What to Do” pages for horse farm tour listings.

In Louisville, go to the Louisville Slugger Museum for a comprehensive view of America’s pastime and to tour the factory responsible for the universally loved wooden bats. Order your own personalized Slugger while you’re there. As you will already be on Museum Row, stop by Muhammad Ali Center and experience exhibits about the legendary boxer.

If you have always wanted to explore a cave and walking tours are not enough to satisfy the spelunker in you, go to Marengo Cave in Marengo, IN. They offer several “down and dirty” options for adventurers to don a headlamp and get muddy as part of a small group. Of course, a selection of walking tours is also available.

Side Trips & Must Do

Horse farm tour, bourbon distillery visit, Louisville Slugger Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Marengo Cave exploration tour

Foods You Must Try

Derby Pie (bourbon, chocolate and nuts), Burgoo with mashed potatoes, biscuits with chocolate gravy, Kentucky Hot Brown (open-faced turkey sandwich), mint julep

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Marengo Cave | Marengo, IN
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About Author

Kimberly Toms is a freelance writer, filmmaker, habitual road tripper and lover of all things travel. Life as a digital marketing and eCommerce consultant has allowed for pursuit of these poorly paying arts and hobbies, while life beyond the office continually beckoned to "get yer ass back on the road and into the wilderness." The wilderness is most often where you can find her. Check out more of Kimberly's work: Roulez Media | Escaping Fed | A Documentary Film | Hero Film Festival & Awards | Find her on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | AdAge Amp | Pinterest

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