Best Things To Do in Brooks,
El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. 1.0 mi
El Maguey Mexican Restaurant opened in Brooks in September 2021. It is conveniently located at 150 Brooks Way #4/5 just 1 minute drive from junction 121 on i65 Kentucky Turnpike. The trendy restaurant offers group-friendly, kid-friendly, authentic Mexican cuisine with late night and take out services. They offer a delicious range of quick bites, banquet lunch and dinner menus.
The first El Maguey location opened in Salem Indiana in 1999 by owner Raquel Moran and is votes in the top 10 Mexica restaurants in Indiana.
The second location opened in Bowling Green Ky in 2016 and enjoys a thriving reputation for locals and travelers alike.
El Maguey is proud to welcome customers to it's new location here in Brooks
Louisville Mega Cavern. 9.9 mi.
The Louisville Mega Cavern is a 100 acre limestone cavern capable of shrugging off a 260-mph tornado and boasts a constant 58-degree temperature. The cavern under the Louisville Zoo has remained virtually dormant since the last load of limestone was mined nearly 20 years ago to build bridges and roads across the Midwest. We offer adventure for the whole family; Mega Zips, Mega Quest, Mega Tram, our Underground Bike Park, and our all new Electric Fat-Tire Bicycle Tours! Dogs are welcome on our Mega Tram tours!
Established in 2009.
The mine was founded by Ralph Rogers back in the 1930's. He was a great visionary who saw the need for highways in this country especially to the south. He was said to be able to look at a site and tell you just how much rock that he could get out of it. His business did very well; especially back during the Depression of the 1930's when the government put people back to work by supporting the construction of new roads and bridges.
Kentucky Derby Museum. 10.4 mi.
Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby. When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!
Established in 1985.
The Kentucky Derby Museum opened in April 1985. The Museum sits adjacent to historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, and operates as a separate 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, generating its own revenue. The Museum's property was donated by Churchill Downs Racetrack and the construction of the facility and seed money for its endowment fund was provided by the J. Graham Brown Foundation and other community organizations. In 2010, the Kentucky Derby Museum's 25th Anniversary was marked with a $5.5 million renovation which dramatically transformed the Museum's interior from top to bottom. The Museum embraced the renovation project after a severe flash flood devastated the main floor exhibits and lower level offices in August of 2009. During the nine months of closure, the Museum created all new exhibits and themes, and embraced the mission to engage, educate and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby.
Lighter Than Air Balloon Adventures. 3.6 mi
Romantic Private Flights, Tether Rides, Balloon Glows, Education Programs, Commercial Advertising, Parades, Special Events and Lighter Than Air Pilot Training. Services: Sunrise and Sunset Tours, Hot Air Balloon Photo Basket and Education, Local Fundraisers, Church Events, Static Glow Presentations, Independent, Local Contractors. History: My name is Billy Green I will be your commercial hot air balloon pilot. I have been working with balloons for over 17 years. As a child, I remember the amazing balloons at the Kentucky Derby Balloon Festival, the colors and shapes. Then many years later a balloon showed up at a small church that I volunteered at for our fall festival. He needed some help to set up his balloon so he could offer tethered rides. After crewing for this pilot for almost 12 years I decided to pursue my pilot certificate. Now I have had the opportunity of owning several different balloons and offering my expertise to my community and surrounding areas. I have been involved with the Albuquerque New Mexico Balloon Festival, one of the largest consecutively running balloon events in the world. I work for the Board of Education for the last five years working with all ages and abilities. I am a former president and current member of our local Balloon society of Kentucky (BSOK), and also a member of the Balloon Federation of America (BFA). Associations: Balloon Federation of America (BFA) Member, Balloon Society of Kentucky (BSOK) Member and Previous President.
Brooks Hill Winery. 1.0 mi.
My friends and I originally came here because of a great Groupon that many people seem to have taken advantage of (tasting for 4 with 2 cheese plates) and I'll definitely continue to buy their wine.
The staff was super accommodating. We didn't make a reservation because we totally forgot before going there and they were kind enough to squeeze us in!!!
The highlights from the tasting for me were the old bullit red which has become a staple in my home, the black and blue, and the sweet Martyne.
My partner who hates wine ending up loving a few and we ended up drinking a bottle while we enjoyed our cheese plate and then took 3 more home.
During COVID 19 they are still doing curbside orders and you can also usually find their wine in liquor stores around town (I usually go to total wine and more)
Once quarantine is over though, I urge you to go here for a tasting!