2018 MiM KY 1 Lap (1) –
October 9 – 14, 2018
2018 will usher in the 9th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations will join to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TPR. Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director now using a newly painted marked silver Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. This year are discovering some of our main attractions that have made KY famous. Bourbon, Horses, and new to KY is the Ark Encounter – a life size Noah’s Ark.
Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 4 consecutive weeks in October.
- Tour 1 – Oct. 8 through Oct. 13
- Tour 2 – Oct. 15 through Oct. 20
- Tour 3 – Oct. 22 through Oct. 27
- Tour 4 – Oct. 29 through Nov. 2
** All tours the same except for Tour 4
** Tour 4 will be going to Buffalo Trace Distillery and the KY Horse Park instead of Taylormade Farms and Keeneland
As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce
- NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1100 / alternate driver $500
- NCM Non-Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1,140 / alternate driver $540
Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Becky at 270-467-8836
On-line registration closes at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 or until sold out!
** No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes **
Host Lodging for KY 1 Lap
General Butler State Park Resort
Carrollton, KY 41008
** NCM will handle all reservations at the State Park **
|2018 MiM – KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda|
|MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH|
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||Credential Pick-up
|5:15pm (CT)||Meet n’ Greet Pizza Party
|TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH|
|8:00am – 10:00am||Drive to Makers Mark Distillery
** Change to Eastern Time Zone **
|11:00am – 2:00pm
|Arrive Makers Mark Distillery – Tour, Taste, Shop & Lunch
Want to know a few of the secrets behind the making of Maker’s Mark? Looking for a fascinating trip back in time? Just want to take in some of Kentucky’s most breathtaking natural beauty? Makers Mark Distillery is the place to go! Lunch at the Star Hill Provisions restaurant – located at the renovated Distiller’s House on property.
|2:15pm – 4:15pm (EST)||Drive to General Butler State Park Resort
|4:15pm||Arrive General Butler State Park Resort
The hilltop Butler Lodge is an attraction within itself. Listen to the piano and admire the Ohio River valley view. Each of the rooms feature a private balcony or patio overlooking the pool or hillside. This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork.
|6:00pm||Buffet Dinner at Two Rivers Restaurant
The Two Rivers’ name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers, which meet in the local area. Serving the signature Kentucky favorites with locally grown produce.
|WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH|
|Breakfast Buffet Two Rivers Restaurant
|7:45am||Driver Meeting in Lodge Lobby|
|8:00am||Depart for Ark Encounter – Life Size Noah’s Ark
|9:00am – 3:30pm||Arrive Ark Encounter – Life Size Noah’s Ark
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky.
|3:30pm – 4:30pm||Travel to Mi Viejo Mexican Restaurant
|4:30pm – 5:30pm||Mi Viejo Mexican Restaurant
Highly regarded locally, this traditional Mexican restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and a reputation for EXCELLENT service.
|5:35pm||Arrive General Butler State Park Resort
|THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH|
|Breakfast Buffet Two Rivers Restaurant
|8:00am – 8:15am||Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby|
|8:30am – 10:30am||Depart to Taylormade Farms
Tours begin at our all-new visitors center located at Daddy Joe’s Bar & Grill! There, you’ll begin with some history of Taylor Made, have the opportunity to sip your favorite beverage, and even shop local artisans in our gift shop!
|10:30am – 12:00pm||Arrive Taylormade Farms
Taylor Made is an 1,100 acre Thoroughbred paradise located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Upon arrival, you will be treated like a part of the Taylor Family and get to see firsthand what it takes to make a Champion! As your experience begins, you and your farm host will visit a mare & foal division where you will see the foaling quarters, paddocks, and of course the future stars! You’ll then make you way to a yearling division where you’ll learn about the transition from weanlings to yearlings. Finally, you’ll visit the Stallion Complex. Please note: Tours at Taylor Made last about 1-1.5 hours and are a combination of walking and driving. The tour is suitable for all ages. Photos and videos are encouraged. Please keep in mind we are a working horse farm and we have to put the wellbeing of the horse first.
|12:30pm – 4:30pm||Arrive Keeneland Horse Racing
Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house. Founded in 1936, Keeneland’s mission is to continually invest in the industry and to preserve the tradition of Thoroughbred racing. Overlooking the Paddock, the Phoenix Room offers buffet dining in a business casual setting.
Leave on your own from Keeneland or drive back with the caravan. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore!
|4:30pm – 6:00pm||Depart for General Butler State Park Resort
|FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH|
|Breakfast Buffet Two Rivers Restaurant
|8:00am – 8:10am||Board Trooper Island Bus to Louisville, KY
Special THANKS to the generosity of KSP Trooper Island who are supplying the bus for transportation to and from the City of Louisville. As you know – it is sometimes very hard to stick together and find parking – so we are relieving that extra stress. Sit back and enjoy the ride and give Trooper Jonathan Biven and his bus driver an extra high five!
|9:10am – 11:10am||Arrive Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Take a guided tour through the factory where Louisville Slugger bats are crafted with the same pride that started in 1884. Watch the wood chips fly as you walk right through the heart of our production line. Every step of the way, you’ll encounter each step in the bat-making process. You’ll smell the wood, see the sizzling brand, hear great stories, and witness history-in-the-making. After the tour, everyone gets a FREE miniature Louisville Slugger bat.
|11:10am – 2:00pm||Board Bus and Arrive at Mary M. Miller Paddleboat
Lunch cruise on the Mary M. Miller – Louisville Belles little sister! She was named after Louisvillian Mary Millicent Miller, who also happened to be the first woman to ever attain her steamboat captain’s license way back in 1884. 95 gross tons / 90’ length / 30’ breadth / 6.1’ depth.
|2:15pm – 4:45pm||Board Bus and Arrive KY Derby Museum
The Kentucky Derby Museum takes visitors through every stage of a Thoroughbred’s life, from birth to the First Saturday in May. Learn about all the great history of the race dating back to the inaugural running in 1875 to our most recent Kentucky Derby champion and experience all the traditions that have transformed the race into what it is today.
|4:45pm||Board Bus back to General Butler State Park Resort|
|6:00pm||Goodbye Dinner – General Butler
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH|
|Breakfast at Lodge and Check Out|
|Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 1 Lap 2018|