10 Things to Do in Burlington That You Shouldn't Miss

July 28, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 15,926 at the 2010 census. Despite its size and status as county seat, Burlington remains unincorporated.
Restaurants in Burlington

1. Creation Museum

2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080-9364 +1 888-582-4253
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Creation Museum

Reviewed By Amy L

Nice leisurely walk through exhibits confirming our views. Was refreshing to see dinosaurs and not have to read the billions of years ago garbage that you are so used to seeing in books. Liked the biblical perspective of the true creation and explanation for how it could happen for all those who doubt.

2. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

3380 Beaver Rd, Union, KY 41091-8433 +1 859-384-3522
Excellent
43%
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4 based on 135 reviews

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for it's significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over. The park has been named a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The park is famous for its combination of salt springs and late Pleistocene bone beds. Ancient creatures like the mammoth, mastodon, and ground sloth prehistorically visited the mineral springs, swamps, and bogs that are now grassy plains covered with trees and shrubs.

Reviewed By Nancy V - Northern, Kentucky, United States

Attended Big Bone Lick State Park with my daughter and grandchildren. The Bison Trail was well worth going, and the kids really enjoyed seeing the Bison up close while they were grazing. We also went to the museum and gift shop and it was delightful.

3. Rising Star Casino

777 Rising Star Dr, Rising Sun, IN 47040-9513 +1 800-472-6311
Excellent
33%
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39%
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7%
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4 based on 134 reviews

Rising Star Casino

Reviewed By John C

Rising Star Casino is modest compared with some of the other casino resorts on the Ohio River, but it's a nice, quiet place for a weekend getaway. The room was clean and comfortable, the restaurants are open late, and the staff was friendly. Only spent...MoreDear John C We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your feedback and we will look forward to having you as our guest in the future. Sincerely Laura W

4. England idlewild park

5550 Idlewild Rd, Burlington, KY 41005-9797
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

England idlewild park

Reviewed By kamagreene - Edgewood, Kentucky

Multiple covered shelters, paved walking trails, mountain bike trails, playground equipment, a lake, ball fields, soccer fields, dirt bike mounds, a dog park, and a Frisbee golf course without a lot of overlapping baskets... It is a beautiful and fun park!

5. Kenton County Public Library

401 Kenton Lands Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018-1861 +1 859-962-4000
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5 based on 16 reviews

Highest circulating library in Kentucky with outstanding popular collection, plus numerous educational and entertaining programs. Admission is free. Visitors can access computers with valid out of state license. Enjoy newspaper & magazine collections in pleasant indoor reading spaces or outdoor garden. Genealogy buffs will find major area local databases & records to update family histories.

Reviewed By NKyAdventurer - Cincinnati Ohio

I've been a library kinda guy since I was a little kid. This branch of the Kenton County Public Library is superb. There's tons of free parking, an abundance of staff, copy services, computer access and a plethora of books, videos, and music. I recommend this for doing research online or just plain escaping from the outside world into a book.

6. Sherlock's Escape Rooms

7916 Connector Dr, Florence, KY 41042-1471 +1 859-533-3618
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5 based on 148 reviews

Sherlock's Escape Rooms

Looking for something fun and exciting to do? Our escape rooms are challenging, engaging, and fun for all ages! Find clues. Solve puzzles. Crack codes. One hour to escape! Our room themes include: The Wild West, The Shipwreck, Cabin in the Woods, The Assassin's Code, the Graveyard Escape, and our 30-minute kids only game, Jr. Sherlock! Book online or give us a call to schedule your next adventure!

Reviewed By jenppt - Navarre, Ohio

We were newbies at escape rooms. I never even heard of it until I saw it on Trip Advisor the same morning we booked. The staff member was patient with us even though we had no clue what we were doing. The room design was very well done, and the puzzles were very challenging. We didn’t escape successfully, but it was a fun experience. Good way to spend quality time with your teenagers.

7. Boone County Distilling Company

10601 Toebben Dr, Independence, KY 41051-5101 +1 859-282-6545
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5 based on 71 reviews

Boone County Distilling Company

Boone County Distilling is a small craft bourbon distillery, in Boone County Kentucky. Join us on a one hour tour where you will discover our rich history and have a behind-the-scenes look at our spirits production and 800-barrel rick house. We conclude our tour in the tasting room/gift shop with a complimentary tasting of our products. Tours run at 12:30pm, 2:00pm, & 3:30pm Wednesday-Sunday.

Reviewed By bassbum - cincinnati, ohio

The Ky. Bourbon Trail(promotional organization) has added a B-line or secondary tour of micro or boutique distilleries to their line-up - this is one(as is New Riff in Newport). True, as the one "poor" comment indicated, it is a warehouse(new building) with a still and...MoreThanks for coming to see us bassbum! We appreciate your review and kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

8. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

777 Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025-2503 +1 888-274-6797
Excellent
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Poor
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3.5 based on 351 reviews

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Dockside riverboat casino offers up more than 74,000 square feet of casino gaming including 2,000 slots and 97 table games.

Reviewed By Goofy173 - Harrodsburg, Kentucky

It's just a normal Indiana casino, but the boats to the west are much better. Since Jack and Rising Star are nearby, you'd think they'd do better. But the only $5 bj table required another $5 side bet, which the dealer informed me of when I sat down. Obviously he knows what's going on, cause only 3 seats were taken here, whereas at Jack's and Rising Star, the $5 tables were full. So they didn't get a shot at me and my gf's $400.

Not sure why casinos do this. We just left finding this out. I think they lose money doing this, but I guess not.

9. Florence Antique Mall

8145 Mall Rd, Florence, KY 41042-1469 +1 859-371-0600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Florence Antique Mall

Award winning Antique Mall offering an amazing selection of antiques, collectables, furniture, and home decor items, all displayed in a comfortable 50,000 square foot showroom.

Reviewed By Deb r

This antique mall is quite large and always has interesting hard-to-find items tucked in here and there. All merchandise is in good shape, and most prices are reasonable. It's one of the best antique malls in the Greater Cincinnati area. Plus easy parking!

10. Dinsmore Homestead

5656 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005-8668 +1 859-586-6117
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5 based on 8 reviews

Dinsmore Homestead

Reviewed By BineQuilts

a wonderful collection of antiques! Beautiful furniture, period clothing, toys, large collection of old books and letters. Most of the items are left by the family who owned the home for many years. A must see! Family cemetery accessible behind the house (not accessible when it rains or during darkness).

Small gift shop with restroom.

Barn swallows are part of the homestead for many years. They are even painted in one of the rooms.

Some parking. Hiking nearby.

I gave it a very good because it has all the original items in the home.

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