Although small, Wilmore has a history. In the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, just five miles from the campus, you can feel the spirit of Kentucky on a 3,000-acre farm with riverboat rides, history exhibitions, shops, and fresh food. For outdoor activities, make your way to High Bridge Park, where there are picnic areas, a historical bridge, and a pavilion.
Wilmore has a wealth of natural wonders. Visit Jessamine Creek and Sally Brown Nature Center for hiking, amazing sights, and plenty of outdoor recreation, or take a Dixie Belle riverboat tour to see the area's beautiful scenery from a different perspective.
Check out the Waveland State Historical Site just 10 miles outside the city center. Also known as the Joseph Bryan House, this plantation and Greek revival home is now a park maintained by the state. Martin Castle, also known as Kentucky Castle, has a restaurant, tours, and many events, and can be found in Versailles, 12 miles from Wilmore. You can also see the Aviation Museum of KY.