Bring your group to beautiful Mount Sterling!
Mount Sterling is the perfect destination for group tours in Kentucky, combining rich tradition and modern flair with friendly people and first-class attractions — all in a convenient location on I-64 between Lexington and West Virginia.
Motor Coach parking is available at all suggested locations.
Suggested itinerary for group travelers:
4 p.m.: Arrive at one of Mt. Sterling’s hotels for check in and relaxation before dinner.
5:30 p.m.: Meet in the Lobby for transportation to one of Mt. Sterling’s group friendly restaurants.
Cattlemen’s Roadhouse and Cracker Barrel are both located within easy walking distance from Comfort Inn and Ramada Inn. Local dining at Irish Hills Restaurant and Don Senor Mexican Bar y Grill, as well as several other smaller restaurants are within a short drive or walking distance from the Holiday Inn.
8 p.m.: Transportation back to the hotel
8 a.m.: Enjoy a free breakfast at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Comfort Inn and Ramada hotels
9 a.m.: Transportation to The Ruth Hunt Candy Factory and Store for a tour, sample and shopping! Opened in 1921 and a visitor favorite for Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls, The Blue Monday Cream Candy Bar and 70 other varieties of sweets, all made with the finest ingredients at this location. Free admission.
10 a.m.: Transportation to the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Downtown Mt. Sterling. Built in 1885, this facility has been beautifully renovated and is handicapped accessible. Tour the Arts Center, view the current art exhibit and shop from unique Kentucky handmade items. Free admission. Open Tuesday-Friday from 1pm-8pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
11 a.m.: Take a short walk from the Arts Center to discover all the local, unique shops and restaurants in downtown. Stop to see “Umbrella Alley” and take some pictures with the “Wings” murals. Main Street Park located in the center of town is a nice place to sit and relax with a treat or cup of coffee from the café on S. Maysville. The park was chosen as the winner of the “Beautify the Bluegrass” Award in 2018. Pick up the Mt. Sterling Arts Trail brochure to discover the locations of several murals and art throughout the downtown area.
Stop by the History Museum and learn more about the fascinating history of the area. The museum is also the start of the Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Founded in 1792, Mt. Sterling is a great place to take a leisurely stroll to learn more about the local history and impressive architecture. Free admission. Open Tuesday- Saturday 10am-2pm.
Noon: Let’s eat! Visitors have delicious choices to make for lunch on their own while downtown. Choose from wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, wraps and more! Restaurants are located in the center of town and easily accessible.
2 p.m.: We don’t want to say goodbye, but it’s time to go. Board transportation at the Gateway Regional Arts Center.
Call Tracy Pearce, Tourism Director in Mt. Sterling, to schedule tours and dinner reservations. All packages are customizable and personal. Many choices are available seasonally for additional tours. Contact Tracy at 859-498-8732 and email@example.com and let her help plan your trip!