“never completed due to the onset of the Civil War”
Bell's Tavern Park City is home to Bell's Tavern Historical Park, 117 W. Dixie St. Bell's Tavern was constructed by slave labor, but was never completed due to the onset of the Civil War. Erected by Wm. Bell,1830. Stage stop for his lines that brought visitors to Mammoth Cave when first promoted. Famed in U.S. and Europe for elite patrons, cuisine and magic peach and honey brandy for "Joy before the journey's end," until it burned 1860. Civil War doomed completion of new tavern begun by grandson, Wm. F. Bell, and his stepfather, George M. Proctor. You can visit the tavern Monday through Sunday 7:00 AM-10:00 PM.
This place was really kind of neat!! I wasn't expecting it to be so beautiful. It was a a nice stop off the freeway instead of just stretching our legs at a gas station. Worth it!
The ruins of Bell’s Tavern are interesting! If you are interested in old architecture, seeing the way the stones were pieced together to form the tavern was informative and kind of cool. The ruins are behind a fence so you can’t get too close. There is a park adjacent to the ruins where a traveler can stretch her legs and a cafe next door.
This is a really nice park! The tavern ruins are cool to look at, but it’s all behind a fence, so you can’t really explore it. There is a great playground with multiple structures and everything is clean and well-maintained. There’s a big pavilion with picnic tables and lots of small gazebos perfect for picnics!
A neat little spot to stop and see. Great for photos.
Very cool quick stop if you like seeing ruins. Good photo opp.
Very scenic area. We stopped here to eat lunch along our long trip. Large pavilion with picnic tables. Had a small playground. Lots of grass to run around. This was a scenic spot
to stop for a picnic lunch. Not too far off I-65. The Bell's Tavern ruins are Not allowed to be played in, but they are neat to look at. There were bathrooms, but they were locked when we were there in early April.
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