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Kentucky--Journeying Through the State in Your Wheelchair

We all know Kentucky for its bourbon and Derby, but what most don't know is the state is filled with fun,
fascinating wheelchair accessible attractions!

Kentucky Bourbon Trail, KY

KY bourbon accessible

Did you know that 95% of all bourbon is distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky? The only distilled spirits the
US is known for producing is bourbon--also known as "America's Native Spirit." Take a trip on the Kentucky Bourbon
Trail and stop at six of Kentucky's distilleries, including Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey,
and Evan Williams. Learn how bourbon is produced, view the facilities, see magnificent views from some of the
facilities, and enjoy bourbon samples.

Kentucky Distillers' Association members make every effort to comply with building code requirements. Most of the
distilleries are wheelchair accessible, but it's best to contact the facilities you plan on visiting beforehand to
inquire about specific accessibility questions.

Churchill Downs, Louisville

KY Derby wheelchair

Churchill Downs is home to the Kentucky Derby and is one of the world's most legendary thoroughbred racetracks.
Since the track was founded in 1874, some of the nation's top thoroughbreds have competed there for some of the
largest purses in the horseracing world. Visit the track to get in on the excitement!

There is accessible seating and wheelchair assistance available. Visit here for more information.

International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro

KY bluegrass handicap

The International Blugrass Music Museum is the only museum in the world that is dedicated solely to bluegrass--
packed with bluegrass artifacts, history, recordings, history, culture, and art. Explore memory-filled exhibits,
experience interactive tours, music lessons, jam sessions, and educational programs. One thing is for sure--you'll
leave knowing all there is to know about bluegrass!

The museum is wheelchair accessible.

Belle Steamboat, Louisville

KY Belle riverboat mobility

Take a ride on Belle, the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world. Built in 1914, she
began her career as a ferry and packet vessel (for freight work), and she later became an excursion boat. Her
paddlewheel with a steel hull draws only 5' of water, which makes her capable of traveling virtually every inland
waterway. Because of this, she is known as one of the most widely traveled river steamboats in the nation.

The Belle is wheelchair accessible on the dining level (lower level). If you aren't making reservations for lunch
or dinner, you must let the reservationist known that you are using a wheelchair so they can reserve a spot for you
to see the magnificent views of Louisville.

Kentucky Speedway, Sparta

KY Speedway wheelchair

Go see action-packed races like NASCAR Busch, Craftsman Truck, All Pro Series, ARCA, and IRL races at the 1,000-
acre raceway--featuring a 1.5 mile tri-oval asphalt track. Not only can you watch thrilling races--you can also camp,
dine at Outback Steakhouse, check out private Kentucky and Bluegrass Clubs, and purchase some souvenirs at the gift

The Kentucky Speedway has handicap accessible parking for your wheelchair accessible
. Accessible seating can be purchased at the Kentucky Speedway Ticket Office at 859-578-2300 or at www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Danville

KY accessible dollhouses

The Great American Dollhouse Museum is home to more than 200 unique dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room
boxes, complete with tiny dolls. The museum tells American social history through the miniature doll world. You'll
make your way through a timeline of US History from Native American to Colonial Old West, Southwest and modern eras,
and a fantasy land!

The Great American Dollhouse Museum is completely wheelchair accessible.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, Hodgenville

KY handicap Lincoln birthplace

Come visit the first Lincoln Memorial where he was born and his character was shaped to lead the nation through
the Civil War. The memorial preserves a remake of the cabin of Lincoln's birth. Begin your adventure at the visitor
center, which houses many Lincoln family artifacts and a 15-minute film describing Lincoln's early years in Kentucky.
Follow the trail to Knob Creek, the creek that nearly took Lincoln's life.

Take the accessible "Pathway of a President" boardwalk to the Memorial building, where the symbolic cabin resides.
Most of Lincoln's birthplace is accessible with concrete paved sidewalks. Stop by the visitor center or the website for information.

Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville

KY Slugger handicap

Take a tour of the Slugger Museum and Factory to see the world's largest baseball bat made of steel! You'll learn
and see how Louisville Slugger bats are made. Watch a film that touches base on the heart of the game of baseball,
hold bats that were actually used by some of the greatest hitters of all time, and view thousands of other nostalgic
baseball memorabilia. Guided tours last about 30 minutes, and at the end of the tour you'll receive a miniature
souvenir bat!

The museum and factory are handicap accessible.

Fourth Street, Louisville

KY Fourth St. wheelchairs

Located in the heart of historic downtown is Louisville's Fourth Street--Kentucky's premier dining, entertainment,
and retail destination. Top attractions include the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, the world's first Maker's Mark
Bourbon House and Lounge, Howl at the Moon, and lots of other nightclubs and restaurants. Visit Fourth Street for a
family afternoon or a night out on the town.

There is wheelchair accessibility.

The National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green

KY Corvette museum accessibility

Check out the National Corvette Museum to see where every corvette is made. The 115,000 sq. ft facility houses
more than 70 Corvette models, thousands of relevant photos, movies, videos, advertisements, scale models, and rare
Corvette memorabilia. You'll see a variety of Corvettes, from classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes, and racetrack
champions to modern-day wonders! Stop by the Corvette Store to browse apparel, collectibles, home and gift items. If
you're a Corvette fan, you'll love the National Corvette Museum!

The museum is completely wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available at the admissions counter.

You'll have to visit "The Bluegrass State" to find out for yourself if the grass is really blue and just
how many wheelchair accessible attractions Kentucky has to explore!

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

2019 Handicap Van for Sale - 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C4RDGCG8KR656761

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
AMS Vans Legend II D Conversion

$41,499 $41,999

  • Stock #: 21030127
  • Mileage: 72,557 Miles
  • Color: Black
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Features: N/A
2019 Handicap Van for Sale - 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C4RDGCG8KR761767

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
AMS Vans Legend II D Conversion

$42,999 $43,499

  • Stock #: 21030311
  • Mileage: 48,897 Miles
  • Color: Gray
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Features: N/A
2019 Handicap Van for Sale - 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C7WDGCG0KR796213

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
AMS Vans Galaxy Conversion

$52,999 $54,999

  • Stock #: D1915237
  • Mileage: 17 Miles
  • Color: Gray
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry In-Floor Pwr
  • Location: Call For Details
  • Features: Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Leather, 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Navigation System, Remote Start, Driver Pwr. Seat Base, Kneeling, Lowered Floor

Wheelchair van exterior and interior quality inspection

Vehicle Exterior

Exterior Appearance Inspection

  • Panel alignment/fit
  • Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
  • Windshield/glass condition
  • Paint chips and scratches
  • Body damage/dents/dings
  • Trim and moldings

Vehicle Identification

  • In place and matching
  • Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
  • Check VIN label to paperwork
  • Check for non-completed recalls

Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed

  • Headlights hi/low (including aim)
  • Parking lights/fog lights
  • License plate lights
  • Side marker lights
  • Tail lights / backup lights
  • Turn signal and cornering lights
  • Brake and high-mount stoplights
  • Emergency Flashers


  • Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
  • Programmed to immobilizer

Door Lock System

  • Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
  • Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
  • 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
  • Remote entry system operates properly
  • Theft-deterrent system functions properly
  • Child safety locks
  • Wireless door lock operation

Vehicle Interior

Interior Appearance Inspection

  • Seats: front/rear
  • Steering wheel/airbags
  • Armrests/door handles
  • Lower door and sill plates
  • Gearshift selection handle
  • Radio/AC control markings
  • Headliners/sun visors

Seat Belts

  • Extend/retract smoothly
  • Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
  • Buckles lock securely

Seat Operation

  • Lumbar support operation
  • Memory control operates properly*
  • Headrest functions properly
  • Heaters function properly*
  • Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
  • Seatback angle adjustment

Power Windows / Locks

  • Function Properly

Trunk/Fuel Lid Release

  • Functions Properly (interior)

Glove Compartment

  • Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement

Steering Wheel

  • Tilt/telescopic functionability
  • Horn functions properly
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Steering wheel locks
  • Warning chime (key in -- door open)

Windshield Wiper

  • Functions in hi/low/intermittent
  • Wiper blades clean properly
  • Rain sensing wipers*

Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed

  • Turn signal: left/right
  • High beam indicator
  • Emergency flashers
  • Instrument panel control knob
  • Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
  • Check operation of guages

Rear Defogger

  • Functions properly

Air Conditioner / Heater

  • Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling

Interior Lights

  • Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly

Audio/Navigation System

  • Power/volume switch functions properly
  • Preset station indicator
  • Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
  • Navigation system operates properly*
  • Speakers sound clear
  • CD cartridge (if applicable)


  • Tilt/slide operates properly

Clock/Cigarette Lighters/Ashtray/Cupholders

  • Function properly

Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors

  • Power controls function properly

Luggage Compartment

Luggage Compartment

  • Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
  • Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
  • Manual fuel lid release operates

Under The Hood

Engine Hood Release

  • Interior release operates properly

The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard

  • Engine oil replaced and proper level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Engine coolant fluid level
  • Washer fluid level

Engine Mechanical

  • Excessive fuel pump noise
  • Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
  • Water pump (noise/leaks)
  • Air filter (replace as necessary)
  • Inspect oil for contaminants
  • Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
  • Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
  • Belts (wear or damage)
  • Check engine diagnostics


  • No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
  • Tests to standards

Engine Fans

  • Function properly

Under the Vehicle

Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")

  • FL: _______/32"
  • RL: _______/32"
  • FR: _______/32"
  • RR: _______/32"
  • Sidewall condition
  • Proper size, type and match
  • Tire pressure


  • Condition/size/fit
  • Check wheel lug-nut torque

Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)

  • FL: _______mm
  • RL: _______mm
  • FR: _______mm
  • RR: _______mm
  • Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
  • Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
  • Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage

Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)

  • Frame rails and floor pan
  • Subframe
  • Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
  • Brake lines and couplings
  • Transmission case/pan for leaks
  • Drive shaft boots and CV joints
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
  • Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
  • Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
  • Exhaust system (including leakage)
  • Transmission mounts
  • Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
  • Catalytic converter
  • Struts/shocks for operation/leaks

Under Vehicle Fluid Levels

  • Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants

Road Test (Vehicle Operation)


  • Start-up
  • Idles normally
  • While driving, engine performs normally
  • Starter system operates normally
  • Shift Lock


  • Brake and parking brake function normally
  • Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.

Indicator Lights

  • No warning lights illuminate during road test


  • T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
  • TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly


  • Steering operation is normal
  • Off-center psecifications meet standards
  • Handling, straight-line operations

Cruise Control

  • Functions properly

Noise or Vibration

  • None present

Squeaks or Rattles

  • None present

* -- If Applicable

Service Guarantee

AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.

With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!

Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.

AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.

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AMS Vans is an automotive dealership for people who need an affordable accessible vehicle and financing options. If you have bad credit, low credit, no credit or have been turned down in the past due to bankruptcy, we can help you get a car loan through a special finance lender.

We advise calling first for details at 1-800-775-8267. Otherwise, click the link below to start the credit application.

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