This day trip takes you from Tennessee into Kentucky and Indiana.

It’s a short 2-hour drive with several stops along the way that will leave you wanting to come back and explore more!

Our day trip begins in Clarksville, TN at Miss Lucille’s Marketplace; then has you strolling the historic streets of Madisonville, KY; discovering some of the tastiest food and wine in Robards, KY at Farmer and Frenchman Winery & Cafe; and then possibly winning a jackpot of huge proportions at Bally’s Casino in Evansville, IN.

Since this day trip calls for a stop in Robards, KY for Lunch, we suggest you start your day early in Clarksville to allocate for drive times and your stroll through Madisonville.

Hot Coffee and Great Memories!

Our day trip begins in Clarksville, TN at Miss Lucille’s Marketplace which is located at 2231-L Madison St, Clarksville, TN; open from 9-6 Mon-Sat and 11-5 on Sunday.

We’ve mentioned Miss Lucille’s before and right now the majority of booths are set up with Christmas displays and offering a lot of great Christmas gift ideas.

Grab a cup of hot fresh coffee when you enter and stroll down memory lane as you browse aisle after aisle of nostalgic items.

We’ve stopped at Miss Lucille’s multiple times and each time we make a new discovery.

Stretch Your Legs, Enjoy the Views, and Walk

The drive to Madisonville, KY is 1-hour. This provides a great stopping point to get out and stretch your legs to Walk Madisonville!

Walk Madisonville is a link to a brochure containing three walking tours in the downtown area.

Choose between the Art Walk, History Walk, or Patriotic Walk.

Each walk is approximately a 2-mile loop so you can begin and end at any point on the map. Plan at least 45-minutes to an hour to complete one walk.

Brochures are available at the Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission located at 28 Sugg St, Madisonville, KY or online.

Amazing Food Awaits!

The next stop is only 30-minutes away and after having walked the streets of Madisonville, KY you are sure to be hungry. Farmer and Frenchman Winery & Cafe is located at 12522 US Hwy 41, Robards, KY. They are open from 12-9 daily but closed on Sunday and Monday; So plan your trip accordingly.

A reservation is strongly recommended, which we did. We arrived at 12 noon and the cafe filled up quickly. The food is delicious, good portions, great service, and the wine was excellent.

Farmer and Frenchman Winery & Cafe has two completely different lunch and dinner menus. The food is so good, you may want to enjoy lunch, go on to the next stop (Bally’s Casino in Evansville) and return back to enjoy their dinner menu offerings.

Kentucky Wine Never Tasted So Good!

After lunch, we enjoyed a wine tasting featuring Kentucky wines founded on this 5th generation family farm. Each wine is unique and delicious.

We found it interesting that they rent guest cabins for those who want to stay the night. This is a great option if you want to circle back to sample their dinner menu and don’t feel like driving back home until morning.

If you are just looking a great meal, a day trip to Farmer and Frenchman Winery & Cafe is what you need.

Let the Good Times Roll

Bally’s Evansville Casino is a 30-minute drive north and located at 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN.

What’s nice about this casino is it offers all the table and slot game excitement of Vegas and it is so close

Whether you like Craps, Roulette, BlackJack, or other card games, Bally’s has it.

If you choose not to add your drive further north, head back towards Clarksville TN and stop at Oak Grove Racing, Gaming, & Hotel located at 777 Winners Way, Oak Grove, KY. While they don’t have the table games, there is plenty of excitement.

Let us hear from you!

To learn how we plan out our day trips, visit our Tips page to see how you can plan your own day trip in Tennessee and elsewhere.

We would love to hear about your day trip adventures. Please email us at or leave a comment below.

Thanks for day trippin’

One Response

  1. Great day trip. I appreciated the order, drive times, and suggestions. The food at Farmer & Frenchman was the best and I’m glad you suggested making reservations, because they did fill up fast. We did go to Bally’s and while I didn’t hit it big, I had a great time.

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