One Of The Largest Collections Of Gold In The Country Is Safely Stored In A Fort In Kentucky

There are a lot of interesting things to learn about Kentucky, so much so that the Bluegrass State will continue to surprise you, even if you’ve always lived here. Our history is fascinating and our state shows up in those history books in the most peculiar ways. Surely – whether you’re from Kentucky or not – you’ve heard of Fort Knox. This Army base is south of Louisville and well known for many reasons. Most famously, Fort Knox in Kentucky is known to hold one of the largest collections of gold in our country and it’s all safely stored in a building that has been impenetrable for years.

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Most Americans have likely heard of Fort Knox, but many of them have no idea it’s actually in Kentucky. Of course, it’s much more than just a bullion depository, but the fascination is undeniable when you think about the amount of gold that is stored away in this incredibly secure building. Are you intrigued by what’s hidden in Fort Knox in Kentucky? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

For more information on Fort Knox itself, follow along on Facebook. Learn more about the bullion depository on the United States Mint website.

And you may be surprised to learn that there are beautiful hiking trails on the property of Fort Knox. Learn more about those in our previous article.

Address: Fort Knox, KY, USA