Elizabethtown, known by locals as Etown, is at the heart of Kentucky culture. The birthplace of not only the state’s most famous beverage, bourbon, but also the state’s most famous citizen, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabethtown, Kentucky is full of exciting exploration whether you’re in town for a day, a week or even a month.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, you’ll arrive at the Addington Field Airport. Also known as the Elizabethtown Regional Airport, this small public airport sits only four miles outside of town, making it the perfect place to start your stay in Kentucky.
Despite having a population of only 29,000, Elizabethtown, Kentucky is the regional hub for employment, shopping, dining and entertainment. The population of Elizabeth town swells to nearly double its size during the week as commuters make their way into town from across the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Metropolitan Area.
With a history reaching back to 1793, and officially established in 1797, Elizabethtown, Kentucky is full of rich history sure to entice American history buffs. After your wheels touch the tarmac in Elizabethtown, visit the Elizabethtown Nature Park to explore the Veteran’s Memorial and Vietnam Wall. This 104-acre park features incredible walking trails and the meandering Freeman Creek, making it the perfect place for an afternoon picnic.
But, for history buffs, the real draw of Elizabethtown Nature Park is the Hardin County Veterans Tribute. The park also features a replica of Washington’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, built over 40 days to 80 percent scale.