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Motorsports Capital
of Kentucky

Kentucky Speedway

I-71 exits 57 and 55; 888-652-7223
All NASCAR, all the time.
A 106,000-capacity facility featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Truck and Indy Car series events. Watch for Kentucky Speedway's race weekend and events this year .

A race day at Kentucky Speedway is much more than just a great race at a great facility. Come early and take part in the interactive displays, stroll down our merchandise mall, get a Fan Zone pass to get up close to the cars and driver introductions, enjoy the concert and make sure you don’t miss the pre race festivities.

The speedway offers guests several camping options. Visitors can relax outside the track on spacious reserved campsites, many featuring electrical service, or enjoy a traditional experience on one of the speedway's ample general campsites. Those who wish to enjoy events from the heart of the action are able to camp on the Kentucky Speedway infield!

Yearly events include

September 25,
ARCA Racing Series 150
One hundred fifty miles of ARCA Racing Series action opens our September weekend!

September 26, 7:30pm
NASCAR XFINITY Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300

NASCAR XFINITY Series stars take the spotlight battling for valuable championship ground during the season's closing stretch.

Get an up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends by scheduling a track tour! Tours are available year round for $7.00 per person, $6.00 for seniors and children age 6 and younger are admitted free. Bus groups welcomed. Full facility tours are not conducted during the weeks of our events.

Learn more about the full 2015 schedule, season ticket plans, single-race tickets, upscale club seating, driving schools and all Kentucky's fastest attraction has to offer by visiting www.kentuckyspeedway.com or calling 888-652-7223. Fans also can find Kentucky Speedway on Facebook and follow @KySpeedway on twitter.

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Gallatin County Events 2015

August 15 & 16
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at Kentucky Speedway
The Rusty Wallace Racing Exprience offers stock car driving experiences throughout the spring and summer at Kentucky Speedway. Drive or ride along on one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR schedule!


September 11 - 13
Richard Petty Driving Experience at Kentucky Speedway
The heart-pounding, white-knuckle entertainment of a ride or drive behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car with the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Kentucky Speedway is the fastest thing you can do in the Bluegrass State. There is no better memory of Kentucky than roaring around one of the toughest NASCAR tracks to master at speeds as high as 160 mph while friends and family cheer you on from pit road!


September 12 & 13
Warsaw Bicentennial

Warsaw Bicentennial Schedule
Saturday, September 12, 2015
• Opening Ceremony – City Park Gazebo 10 am
• Information Booth / Courthouse Lawn 9am 7pm
– Event Schedule/Program & Location Map
– City History Handouts & Walking Tour Brochures + GCHS website info
• 5K Walk/Run – T-Shirts – City Park 9am
• Flu Shots – City Park Hours TBD
• Carriage Rides – High Street – Free 1pm – 5pm
• River Boat Rides – $ 5.00 at City Park 1
• Parade – Main Street 1pm
• GCPL Films & Historic Photo Displays 9am – 3pm
• Historic Plays at GC Public Library 11am & 2 pm
• Scavenger Hunt – Gallatin County Public Library
9am – 3pm
• Tyler Mullins Concert – City Park Gazebo 3pm – 5pm
• Blue Belles Concert – City Park Gazebo 5pm – 7 pm
• Square Dancing – City Park 7pm – End TBD
• City Park – Food & Inflatables 10 – End TBD
• Main Cross Street Birthday Party (after parade) Hours TBD

Sunday, September 13, 2015
• Information Booth / Courthouse Lawn 12pm – 3 pm
– Event Schedule/Program & Location Map
– City History Handout & Walking Tour Brochures + GCHS website info
• Library Films and possible Historic Photo Displays – GCPL 12pm – 3pm
• Scavenger Hunt – GCPL 12pm – 3pm
• Gallatin County Choir Concert 1pm – WCChurch
• Church Tours / Open House 1:30pm – 3pm
• GCHS Open House & Log House Dedication 3:30 pm
– Displays & Sales
– Re-enactments – Library play actors in costume
– Music – Blue Belles
– Stephen Brown ‘Pioneer Life in Kentucky’ & log splitting demonstration 4pm

September 12
Riverfront Summer concerts series
Sat 5pm
Location: Warsaw City Park
Hosted by Gallatin County Tourism Commission

October 10
3:00pm - 9:00pm
Lantern Fest at Kentucky Speedway

October 10 - 18
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at Kentucky Speedway
The Rusty Wallace Racing Exprience offers stock car driving experiences throughout the spring and summer at Kentucky Speedway. Drive or ride along on one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR schedule!

November 7
Drive the Track Sale
9:30am - 4pm
Our final of Drive the Track Sales gives you the opportunity to get a jump on holiday season shopping with excellent deals on our logo and NASCAR driver apparel along with turning laps in YOUR vehicle on one of the toughest tracks on the circuit. Simply spend $40 on any combination of race tickets and/or merchandise in our gift shop and you'll see our track just as your favorite driver does!


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Welcome to Gallatin County, Ky

Nestled on the fertile banks of the Ohio River in the "Golden Triangle," of Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington, this rural gem boasts scenic waterways, picturesque country roads, quaint communities, and lots of friendly folks. Gallatin County has been proclaimed the Motorsports Capital of Kentucky, with the attraction of the Kentucky Speedway. Along with racing, enjoy the water sports offered by the Ohio River and use of two of our river marinas for your boating pleasure.

Gallatin County is small in size but large in hospitality. It has transformed from quiet rural farmland to a vibrant growing community. Come and visit to experience while we are "little, but in the middle of it all"

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Sugar Bay Golf Course LLC
975 Dry Creek Road, Warsaw; 859-567-2601
Sugar Bay was built in 1988. Designed by Roy Ladrigan, it is a 18-hole, par 71, public course. Mature trees throughout the course lend to short but tight holes. Several lakes and streams also come into play.

Craigs Creek Boating
Located on US 42, 1.5 miles west of Warsaw.
1,000-acre lake formed by the Markland Dam, Craigs Creek offers a convenient stopping-off point between Louisville and Cincinnati when approached by water. Two marinas offer a restaurant, two launch ramps and boat slips. Call either marina listed for more information.


Pier 99
379 Knox Lillard Road at Craigs Creek - 859-567-8811
Boat launch ramp and water access.

Smuggler's Cove
1147 US Hwy 42W. at Craigs Creek - 859-567-7601
Boat launch ramp and water access.



127 Hotel
3050 US 127 - 859-643-4144

Ramada Inn
Exit 57 on I-71 - 859-567-7223

Smugglers Cove
US 42 at Craigs Creek - 859-567-7601
Smugglers Cove Marina and Riverfront Campground is located on beautiful Craig’s Creek Lake just off the Ohio River in Warsaw, Ky. We offer a family oriented atmosphere and a safe and secure place to enjoy boating and camping. We invite you to come and enjoy all the marina, its campground and Sunset Grille restaurant have to offer.
The property offers comfortable overnight and weekend accommodations. Pontoon boat rentals, camper rentals, a spacious RV campground area and the area’s finest casual dining restaurant. Smugglers Cove Marina and Riverfront Campground also sells used broker boats and has boating accessories available in the Ship Store on property.
Nearby, just north of the marina on the Indiana side of the Ohio River, is Belterra Casino Resort and Spa and its live entertainment, restaurants and championship golf course. The casino offers shuttle bus service from the marina. Only 10 minutes away from the marina is the new Kentucky Speedway. Just 30 river miles away by boat is beautiful Madison, Ind., the “Gem of the Ohio” that features historic buildings and unique shops.
Smugglers Cove Marina and Riverfront Campground is centrally located between Cincinnati and Louisville. Visitors can enjoy a vast array of nearby entertainment options for day-long and weekend excursions throughout the tri-state area, including casinos and entertainment venues, fine dining, shopping and major and minor league sports action.

Speedway Motel
125 KY Highway 465 - 859-643-3600

Backwood Acres Bed & Breakfast
450 Days Lane
Sparta, Kentucky 41086
(859) 643-3118
Email: contact@backwoodacres.com

Backwood Acres B&B is a lovely "Cabin in the Woods" decorated as a hunting & fishing hideaway. This one bedroom cabin has a queen-size bed. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub and shower. The kitchen area is furnished with a microwave and refrigerator. We offer a 2 acre pond for fishing and 80 acres of secluded woodlands for walks through the woods.

Magnolia Inn
1519 Sparta Pike
Sparta Ky. 41086,
859-567-1124 & 859-743-0058
Magnolia Inn is a family-owned and operated bed and breakfast located in Sparta along the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky just minutes from The Kentucky Speedway on Interstate - 71 in Gallatin County. Magnolia Inn has been in business since 2006 and takes great pride in ensuring every guest has a wonderful stay. Magnolia Inn is an affordable and timeless bed and breakfast perfect for special occasions or just a relaxing weekend away from it all.

Riverside Inn B & B
85 US Highway 42 East
Warsaw, KY 41095
e-mail: riversideinn@zoomtown.com
Escape to Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast located in Warsaw, Kentucky... Where casual elegance and historic tradition meet. Built in 1869, a million plus dollar renovation and expansion was completed in the Spring of 2011, making Riverside Inn Kentucky’s newest and most luxurious bed and breakfast. No expense has been spared in providing an oasis of relaxation and pampered comfort with all of the modern conveniences discriminating travelers expect. High count linens on premium mattresses, spacious new bathrooms, luxurious robes, Sony LCD tv’s and Blu-ray DVD players, and wi-fi are just a few of the amenities that our guest suites feature. With five king sized suites, one queen room with private bath across the hall (with optional second bedroom), library, billiards room, piano parlor, conference room, screened gazebo and expansive grounds….. the Riverside Inn B & B gives you plenty of room to find your private hideaway or to host your group retreat. Located directly on the Ohio River, the Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast is about half way between the larger cities of Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Local attractions such as the Kentucky Speedway, Belterra Casino, and the Elk Creek and Ridge Wineries, are just a few examples of why our B & B is just moments away from all that our region has to offer. Experience a bed and breakfast beyond your expectations!


127 Restaurant
3050 US 127 - 859-643-2151

Dairy Queen
805 E. Main Street - 859-567-4263

Deaton's Market - Metro Chili
E. Main Street - 859-567-8800

Hometown Pizza
205 Roberta Drive - 859-567-4451

Jewell's On Main
100 E. Main Street - 859-567-1793

Ming Moon
103 W. Main Street - 859-567-6999

Sunset Grill On The River
US 42 at Smugglers Cove - 859-567-8044



Edge of Speedway
Hwy 1130 - 859-567-2161

Sparta Campgrounds
Hwy 467 - 859-356-9859

Smugglers Cove Marina Campground
Located south of Warsaw, Ky - 859- 567-7601
Smugglers Cove Marina Campground located south of Warsaw, Ky
8 Drive on Slots with electric, water and sewer included overlooking Ohio River.
Boat slips, launching ramp, and rentals on site
5 Camper rentals on Ohio River.
Beautiful Sunsets over Markland Dam. Across river from Belterra Casino.
Location has Sunset Grill restaurant, bar and and hotel on premises.


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