401 West River Road Louisville, KY 40202 +1 502 574 2992/+1 866 832 0011(Toll Free)
The historic steamboat - Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating steam boat credited with maximum number of places visited and miles covered, ever since it was put into service on the Allegheny River in 1914. The boat is made of steel except the main deck, which is of asphalt. Since 1931, the boat has served the ports along the Ohio river, and was also operational during the World War II. It was listed in the National Register Historic Places in 1972 and was also awarded with National Historic Landmark in 1989. Besides, it was also one of the famous steamboats to participate in the Great Steamboat Race event of the Kentucky Derby Festival during the 1960s. Today, the boat can easily be chartered for family events and tour to its historic route along the Ohio river is also conducted from time to time. Refer to their website for more information.
501 West Main Street The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Louisville, KY 40202 +1 502 562 0100
Whitney Hall or the Robert S. Whitney Hall is a nifty theater that revives music, dance, theatricals and events in performing arts. With comfortable seating, good view and great acoustics, your experience here will be memorable. The decor of the theater is very eclectic and is designed with a Neo-Renaissance approach. The theater, which is part of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, can accommodate 2,406 people and offers multi-purpose facilities. From Broadway shows, ballet performances to orchestra, opera, plays, you will find it all here. So come here for some great entertainment.
704 Central Avenue Louisville, KY 40208 +1 502 637 7097 /+1 502 637 1111
The Kentucky Derby, held annually in Churchill Downs for thoroughbred horses, is often said to be 'The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports'. Kentucky Derby Museum, which is located just outside the race-course, elaborately presents the history of this racing tradition through more than 20,000 items collected over time. Collections include trophies, sculptures, photographs and paintings along with Derby souvenirs and private collection of former horse trainers - Jimmy Jones and Woodford Stephens. The Jim Bolus's collection of documents, articles, hand-written notes and audio interviews are important as these tell you the journey of the derby ever since its initiation in 1875 to the year 1995. Copies of the documents and cassettes can easily be ordered to be made by the museum and these are permitted to be used for research and public display. For more information, contact the museum.
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.
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.
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.
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).
1340 South 4th Street Louisville, KY 40208 +1 502 574 5000
Old Louisville just might be one of the grandest old neighborhoods in the South -- if not the world. Ancient mansions and ancient oaks line ancient boulevards and avenues, and they all lead to one place: Central Park. It's a square block shrouded in shade and filled with neighbors enjoying their sunny afternoons. Kids play in the fountain, adults hone their backhand on the tennis court. All enjoy the pathways and shaded picnic spots. During the summer months, an amphitheater draws crowds, and they're kept safe by the on-site branch of the Louisville PD.
Iroquois Park is a veritable outdoorsman's playground, located within minutes
of Downtown Louisville. It's home to something of a mountain, from the top of which visitors get a panoramic look at the whole region. Why, on a clear day, ...
Louisville Extreme Park is one of the foremost action sports
facilities in the country. Pro athletes from around the world travel from far and wide to show off their skills at this expertly designed concrete mecca. While many skate ...
Way out Broadway, across from an empty warehouse and in
the shadow of a weathered railroad bridge, sits Skull Alley, a beacon of fun for a community of ripped jeans wearing Louisville youth. Concerts and other events are held ...