614 West Main Street Suite 1500 Louisville, Kentucky 40202 +1 502 584 0020
Cobalt Artworks is a gallery in downtown Louisville featuring artwork from a shifting series of artists, along with gift and souvenir items for sale. Their first exhibit was a year-long retrospective on artist LeRoy Neiman - known for his brightly-colored work featuring golf and horse-racing.
433 South Fifth Street Louisville, KY 40202 +1 502 582 2971
The Cathedral of the Assumption was founded in 1811 and gave rise to an infirmary and orphanage. One of the oldest United States cathedrals still in use, today the church continues to aid those in need. It is comprised of over 54 separate ministries, and sponsors community outreach programs - including feeding the hungry and caring for the homeless.
432B South Fourth Street Louisville, KY 40202 +1 502 540 1461
With live music every Thursday night, special deals for women (like free Friday night admission), and a full bar, Angel's Rock Bar is a trendy place to be seen on a weekend night. Extravagant touches, like a 130-foot bar, a 20-foot high video wall, and their aim of having the glitz of a nightclub with "none of the pretense," give Angel's Rock Bar a unique edge on the nightclub scene.
700 Central Avenue Louisville, KY 40208 +1 502 636 4400
Want to place bets on your favorite breed of horses? Head to the Churchill Downs. Home to the ever popular Kentucky Derby, this is an ideal place to catch a horse race or two while in the city. Watch the adrenaline pumping action unfold in front of you even as you mingle with the "in" crowd and make new friends. Head to the food court for a fabulous meal at the course. For die-hard fans of equestrian sports, the Kentucky Derby is the culmination of a season of anticipation and excitement. For gamblers, it is like Christmas and New Year's rolled into one. Held annually at this historic race course, the Derby is an American institution not to be missed. Host private events or corporate dos at this venue or simply arrange a heart luncheon, either way your event is bound to be a huge success. Check website for more details.
3005 River Road Louisville, KY 40207 +1 502 896 2146
Built in Greek Revival style in 1856, and designated as a National Historical Landmark, the Water Tower has the distinction of being one of the oldest water towers in the world which still stands proudly by the Ohio River. Having served the people of Louisville since the 17th Century, it was damaged several times over the centuries. Since 1977, the tower and its surrounding confines have been managed by the Louisville Visual Arts Association which organizes art-related, cultural and community events here.
The Kaviar Forge and Gallery showcases award-winning sculptor Craig Kaviar's work - along with a variety of other artists and mediums. Mr. Kaviar has revitalized what was once an abandoned piece of land for his studio, gallery, and sculpture garden, and today visitors come from all over to admire the array of forged metalwork, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, glass, and woodwork. If they are lucky, from the gallery they may observe the metal being forged on the vegetable oil-fueled forge in the studio below. Special group tours are available.
1960 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205 +1 502 456 6394
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a prominent church in the Catholic community of the city. The Gothic-styled structure lies on the popular Bardstown Road, in southern Louisville, and was designed by architects Walter Wagner and Joesph Potts. The compound of the church comprises the St. Francis of Assisi school and the famed statue of St. Francis. Besides providing spiritual solace, the church is also the venue for many community events. See the website for more information.
1576 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205 +1 502 458 8727
On one of the most bustling blocks of the always-bustling Bardstown Road corridor, Cumberland Brews serves up tall pours of craft-brewed beer and healthy helpings of Southern-fried comfort food. Brews range from traditional English-style classics to decidedly experimental stuff like a pale ale spiced up with a hit of Yerba Mate. To eat, fried fish sandwiches and cheeseburgers go great with a side of fried green tomatoes. Enjoyment of all of the above is amplified by the fast-paced street scene out front viewable through big picture windows (or through your own two eyes if you grab a table out on the sidewalk).
745 Cochran Hill Road Louisville, KY 40206 +1 502 574 5000
Though it's located within mere blocks of one of Louisville's most thriving urban centers, Cherokee Park remains a bastion of rugged tranquility. With miles of trails, a range of exciting geography, and room for every sport or outdoor activity, CP is without a doubt a true Kentucky destination. In addition to its renowned golf course, there are facilities for archers, ball players, climbers, dog owners, fishermen, grill masters, horseshoe sharks, mountain bikers, birders, footballers, swimmers, and tennis enthusiasts.
2035 South 3rd Street Louisville, KY 40208 +1 502 634 2700
The Speed Art Museum is home to one of the most revered art collections in the South. At 12,000 pieces strong, there is no shortage of stuff to display, so visitors are continually treated to glimpse after glimpse into over 6,000 years worth of fine, fine art. Housed in a stately building of Kentucky limestone, the place oozes history and grandeur. Special attention is paid to American -- and particularly Kentuckian -- art, but the whole world is well represented, with whole collections dedicated to Europe, Africa, the Ancient World and more. See website for exhibition schedule and complete visitor details.
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Way out Broadway, across from an empty warehouse and in
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