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Experience the Kentucky River


Located in the heart of downtown Frankfort, the Capital Plaza Hotel sits right on the river.  We're located across the street from the Riverview Marina.  If you make the 65 mile boat trip from the Ohio River to Frankfort you might consider spending the night at the Capital Plaza Hotel. It is located just a few blocks from the Frankfort Boat Club and an easy walk to the historic district.  We offer a special rate for our Boaters throughout the season.  From Rockin' Thunder all the way to Kentucky State's own educational boat tour. 

Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Tours


Rockin' Thunder Jet Boat Tours

 Rockin' Thunder offers the only boat tours on the lower 65 miles of the Kentucky River and Ohio River.  Cruise through the scenic forests, spot Bald Eagles and visit and 1850's plantation.  Along the way, pass through 4 dams/locks built in 1838.  The 155 mile 2 day Kentucky River Adventure takes you round trip from Madison, IN for an overnight stay in historic downtown Frankfort at the Capital Plaza Hotel.  Cruises are offered from June to October each year based on weather and river conditions.  



Kentucky State University - Thoroughbred Kentucky River Tours

The KSU Thorobred tours are free educational excursions offered to the public and are available  July-October.  Registration is required.  502-597-6421   
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Nancy Wilkinson-Kentucky River History Tour

Listen to the history of the area on this relaxing excursion on the Kentucky River.  The tour guide will share the story of the Kentucky River and show you sites that can only be seen from inside the boat.  Tours are free and are available Memorial Day - October 31.  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 10:30am.  Weather and River conditions permitting 
Registration is required.  Call 502-229-1887

Additional Kentucky River information


Kentucky river information 

For more information contact (502) 564-2866 or visit https://frankfortboatclub.org

Kentucky River Authority:  502-564-5866 for lock and river conditions