What Can Tourists See in Berea, Kentucky?


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In Berea, Kentucky, visitors can see the College Square District, Kentucky Artisan Center and Chestnut Street Antique District. They can also visit the historic Boone Gap or Daniel Boone's Trace, a pioneer trail forged in 1775.

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While in Berea, visitors can view local art at the Kentucky Artisan Center. The art encompasses a range of mediums from oil paintings and photographs to crafted glass, forged steel and pottery. Tourists can also watch artists at work providing demonstrations of their crafts. For instance, potters demonstrate how to work a pottery wheel. Many of the crafts are also available for purchase.

Tourists interested in crafts can visit a range of studios from the Weston Glass Studio and Hot Flash Beads to Tater Knob Pottery and Farm. They can then quench their chocolate craving at the Old Town Candy Kitchen and Fudge Factory where chocolatiers create truffles, caramels, toffee and gourmet fudge.

This town also offers several historic sites such as the College Square District, Historic Boone Tavern and L&N Depot. The campus's Ladies Hall was the first brick building in the town, built as a one-room school in 1855. The college was established in 1858 and continued to grow. Residents built Boone Tavern Hotel in 1909 in College Square.

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