Kentucky’s capital city might be smaller than many in the U.S., but it’s full of big surprises. Nestled between Lexington and Louisville and split by the Kentucky River, Frankfort is home to history, adventure and a diverse community. In downtown Frankfort, you’ll find historic sites, homes and museums intermingling with dozens of diverse and locally owned restaurants. Just down the street is Kentucky State University, historic and diverse in and of itself as Kentucky’s second oldest state university and only historically black university. Beyond Main Street, you can find the Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery and adventures on the Kentucky River, including boat tours and canoeing at Elkhorn Creek. As the state capital, some residents are obligated to live here, but after one visit, you’ll want to too.