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Augusta, Kentucky

Corey McConnell Corey McConnell
The ferry to Augusta The ferry to Augusta

(AUGUSTA, KY) -- If you're looking for somewhere quiet, where time moves more slowly, and the scenery is picturesque, Augusta, Kentucky might just be the place.

[cg :idann=bechtold osemary clooney museum ] Drive an hour, 44 miles, less than a quarter tank of gas.

Or take the ferry across the river, and turn back the clock a few decades.  In Augusta, Kentucky, time stands still.

"A lot of people come from the city just to get away from the hustle and bustle," says Dorothy Selby.  "It's quiet it's just wonderful."

Take a stroll on the riverfront.

Stop in a few of the shops.

And don't miss the Rosemary Clooney Musuem.

Curator Ann Bechtold says, "Costumes real ones mock ups when they were producing shows memories from her movies her house in california this house."

In the museum there are rooms full of Rosemary's clothing, pictures, even her original bedroom furniture and linens.

"I used to say when my generation was extinct there'd be no more use for this but I've changed my mind."

And right across the hall from Rosemary's bedroom you can check out Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000's, crown and gown.

Heather is from Augusta and she and her husband Steve bought Rosemary's house and turned it into a museum to honor her.

It's all nestled right in the heart of Augusta.

"It's the most wonderful place in the world."

Less than one tank away.

FOX19: Corey McConnell

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