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Downtown

Take a step back in time
with an historic downtown walking
tour beginning at our history
museum next to the courthouse.

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Old Silo Golf Course and Restaurant

Voted the #1 public golf course in
KY by Golf Digest, featuring live
music every Friday April-October.

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Welcome to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky - A small town full of rich history and charm and home to first class attractions.
 
Ruth Hunt Candy Factory

Aromatherapy at it's best! Be sure to take a tour of the Ruth Hunt Candy factory-the official candy of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby®. Absolutely no trip would be complete without their very famous "Blue Monday" candy bar or even their unforgettable bourbon balls.

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Dining & Shopping

Mt. Sterling offers unique shopping options including Dede's, Etc. Etc., Oopsie Daisies and Robert's Antiques. When visiting Mt. Sterling, be sure to bring an appetite! Stroll the historic downtown and dine at a local favorite or sample the offerings at the many nationally recognized restaurants around town.

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Arts

The Gateway Center for the Arts was originally built in 1885 now home to daily art exhibits, drama, musical performances, and the Art Shop on Main Street in downtown.

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Historical Attractions

Mt. Sterling was founded in 1792 and has many renovated buildings that date back over 200 years. We welcome you to experience our historical attractions.Read More

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Quilt Trail

Beautiful country roads featuring artistic displays abound throughout our area. Take a drive and discover our quilt trail. Read More

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Small Town America Festival

Voted one of the top summer festivals in Kentucky in 2009, the Small Town America Festival is held on the 3rd Saturday of August and has activities for everyone! Arts & Crafts show, talent show, car show, cornhole tournament and 5K run/walk.
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Court Day

Court Day is one of Kentucky's oldest traditional festivals held in downtown Mount Sterling. Every year, you can count on vendors from all over the country traveling here to buy, sell, or trade anything and everything on the 3rd Monday and the weekend prior in October.Read More

 

Explore Our Hotels

Ramada

Ramada Limited and Convention Center of Mt. Sterling, KY located off I-64 exit 110 adjacent to Old Silo Golf Course. Minutes to Cooper Tire, Summit Polymers, Nestle, and Kyosan Denso Manufacturing. Conveniently located between Lexington and Ashland/Huntington. Cracker Barrel restaurant within walking distance, theaters, shopping, additional restaurants within 3 miles. This hotel features a beautiful 5000 square foot convention center capable of serving up to 300 people, 69 well appointed guest rooms, efficiencies, and suites...

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Fairfield

Get FREE high-speed Internet access at this Fairfield Inn. The Fairfield Inn Mt. Sterling-Lexington is located only 4 miles from Historic Downtown Mt. Sterling. The hotel offers an indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, meeting room facility, and guest laundry facilities. Free HBO, ESPN, and CNN. Free local calls, free high speed wireless internet, fax and copy services. Smoke-free rooms, microwave and refrigerators, AT&T in-room long-distance service, and coffee and tea service 24 hours a day.

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Days Inn

The Days Inn Mt. Sterling, located off I-64, offers 94 tastefully decorated rooms with satellite cable television, in room coffee, hairdryers, free USA Today, alarm clock radios, City King Buffet (Chinese/American food) on property serving Lunch and Dinner. Numerous shopping areas located nearby and ample free parking. Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance of the property. With access off Interstate Highway 64, enchanting lakes, mystical caves and the Keeneland Race Track are only a short ride away...

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