Road Information

Interstate 65 in Kentucky Total Mileage in State: 137 miles
Northern End: At Indiana state line
Southern End: At Tennessee state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 137 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Simpson, Warren, Barren, Hart, LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt, Jefferson
Major Junctions in Photos: Bluegrass Pkwy, in Elizabethtown
Western KY Pkwy, in Elizabethtown
I-265, near Louisville
I-264, in Louisville
I-64, in Louisville
I-71, in Louisville
Control Cities in Photos: Franklin, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Louisville

Northbound

   

Kentucky welcome sign as Interstate 65 North enters the Bluegrass State from Tennessee.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at the Welcome Center / Rest Area just after entering Kentucky.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 65 North, near mile marker 1. The standard speed limit on most rural Interstates in Kentucky is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 2: US 31W - Franklin  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North shield located near mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 3.5.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 6: KY 100 - Franklin / Scottsville  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Another Interstate 65 North assurance shield near mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 6. It's 15 miles to Bowling Green and 125 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 8.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North entering Warren County.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 14.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exits 20A-B: William H. Natcher Parkway - Scottsville / Owensboro  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 22 to Sloan Convention Center and Lost River Cave.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 22: US 231 - Bowling Green  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 22. It's 69 miles to Elizabethtown and 109 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 26 to Western Kentucky University and Historic Downtown Bowling Green.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 26 to Historic Railpark & Train Museum.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 26: KY 234 - Bowling Green  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 28 to the National Corvette Museum and Beech Bend Park.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 28: To US 31W / KY 446 - Bowling Green  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 30.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 32.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

It's 15 miles to Mammoth Cave National Park.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 36: US 68 / KY 80 - Oakland  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 38: KY 101 - Smiths Grove  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 39.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 40. It's 6 miles to Park City, 8 miles to Mammoth Cave, and 96 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 41.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 43 to Barren River Lake State Resort Park.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North approaching Exit 43 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 43: Cumberland Parkway - Glasgow / Somerset  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North entering Barren County.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 48 to Mammoth Cave National Park and Diamond Caverns.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 48: KY 255 - Brownsville / Park City  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North assurance shield near mile marker 49.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 53 to Mammoth Cave National Park.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 53 to Dinosaur World and South Central Kentucky Cultural Center.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 53: KY 70 / KY 90 - Cave City / Glasgow  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 53. It's 7 miles to Horse Cave and 82 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North as it enters Hart County.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 54.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 58 to Kentucky Down Under and the American Cave Museum.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 58 to Hidden River Cave and Kentucky Repertory Theater.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 58: KY 218 / To KY 335 - Horse Cave  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 59.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 60.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 64.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 65: US 31W - Munfordville  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 67.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 71: KY 728 - Bonnieville  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 72.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North entering LaRue County and the Eastern Time Zone.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 76: KY 224 - Upton  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 76. It's 5 miles to Sonora and 58 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 81 to Kentucky Railway Museum.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 81 to Abraham Lincoln Birth Place National Historic Site.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 81: KY 84 - Sonora  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 83.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 86 to Historic Downtown Glendale.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 86: KY 222 - Glendale  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 86. It's 5 miles to Elizabethtown and 50 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Sign listing the routes and exit numbers for the two upcoming exits to Elizabethtown.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North approaching Exit 91 - 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 91 to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 91 to Fort Knox and Hodgenville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 91: Western Kentucky Parkway / US 31W / KY 61 - Elizabethtown / Paducah  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 93 to Heaven Hill Distilleries.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 93 to My Old Kentucky Home State Park and Maker's Mark Distillery.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North approaching Exit 93 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 93: Bluegrass Parkway - Bardstown / Lexington  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 94: US 62 / KY 61 - Elizabethtown  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 96.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 97.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

View on Interstate 65 North, as you continue to drop down a grade from Elizabethtown.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 98.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 100.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 102 to Fort Knox and Patton Museum.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 102: KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) - Radcliff / Vine Grove  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North entering Bullitt County.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 105: KY 61 - Lebanon Junction / Boston  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 105. It's 11 miles to Shepherdsville and 31 miles to Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 110.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 112 to Bernheim Forest.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also take Exit 112 to Jim Beam Distillery.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at mile marker 111.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 112: KY 245 - Clermont / Bardstown  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 114.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 116: KY 480 / To KY 61  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 117: KY 44 - Shepherdsville / Mt. Washington  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Speed limit sign near mile marker 117. As a refresher, the speed limit on most rural Interstates in Kentucky is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 121 to Hillview and Pioneer Village.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 121: KY 1526 - Brooks Road  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

We're now just 12 miles south of downtown Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North approaching Exits 125A-B - 1 1/4 miles.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 125B to South Points Scenic Area.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 125A: Interstate 265 East / KY 841 East - Gene Snyder Freeway  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 125B: KY 841 West - Gene Snyder Freeway  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 127: KY 1065 Outer Loop - Okolona / Fairdale  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 128: KY 1747 - Fern Valley Rd  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Follow Interstate 264 West to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Also, the speed limit drops to 55 mph at this point as you near downtown Louisville.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North approaching Exit 131 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Also follow Interstate 264 West to Kentucky Kingdom and Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 130: KY 61 - Preston Hwy / Grade Lane  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 131: Interstate 264 - Watterson Expressway / Airport  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 131B: Fair/Expo Center  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North: Road view from mile marker 131.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 133 to University of Louisville and J.B. Speed Art Museum.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 132: US 60 Alt East - Eastern Parkway  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 133: To US 60 Alt - Warnock St  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 134A: KY 61 North - Jackson St  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 134B: Woodbine St  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 135: St Catherine West  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Take Exit 136A to Louisville Visitors Center and Kentucky INTL Convention Center.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 136A: Broadway / Chestnut St  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 136B: Brook St  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 136C: Muhammad Ali Blvd  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North approaching Exit 137 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).

Interstate 65 North at Exit 137: Interstate 64 / Interstate 71 North - St. Louis / Lexington / Cincinnati. Just ahead, I-65 crosses the Ohio River into Indiana.  (Photo taken 5/24/15).