Springhurst is a large, unincorporated area in the Greater Louisville KY area. With easy access to Louisville, several parks, the river, and more, the area offers a little bit of everything. It is famous as the home of one of the largest shopping plazas in the city, The Summit. Along with many diverse stores, there are also numerous restaurants, salons, spas, and places to have fun. Serviced are large residential areas that exist on either side.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
This National Historic Landmark shares the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. The 3,000 acres of conserved land contain 34 original 19th century Shaker structures, paddle trips up the river, and other special activities. The Historic Centre has tours, music, and hands-on programs; the Farm has organic workshops and sustainability talks; and the Preserve has hikes and recreational activities.
The Inn is a charming hideaway with 72 guest rooms, cottages and suites containing Shaker reproduction furniture and original hardwood floors. The Trustees’ Table features traditional Kentucky dishes made with fresh garden ingredients. In the Shops you will find Shaker gifts, brooms, oval boxes, children’s gifts, lotions and soaps, jellies and jams, reproductions, and other intriguing items.
Dixie Belle Riverboat
This 115-passenger riverboat is operated by the Shaker Village and is available May through October. The authentic sternwheeler leaves from Shaker Landing, and narrated excursions take you through the breathtaking Kentucky River, which cuts through 400-million-year-old rocks and cliffs that tower hundreds of feet above the water in a magnificent limestone canyon.
Old Fort Harrod State Park
The centerpiece of the park is a full-scale replica of the fort that was built by James Harrod in 1775. The blockhouses and cabins have handmade furniture, utensils, and crude tools and implements for agriculture that were used by the pioneers, and interpreters in costume demonstrate crafts of the pioneers. Also, there is a live animal corral, a home built in the Greek Revival style in 1812, and the Lincoln Marriage Temple with the cabin that saw Abraham Lincoln’s parents being married The Mansion Museum houses an outstanding collection of Native American and Civil War artifacts, a gun collection, and more.