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Welcome to Bourbon City Here, Bourbon is more than just a spirit in a glass. It’s a spirit that lives in our minds and hearts, and shapes our way of life, every day. Bourbon was born and perfected in these parts centuries ago by some of the most spirited entrepreneurs to ever walk the Earth. It all started with George Rogers Clark, a surveyor, soldier and militia officer from Virginia. Clark founded Louisville in 1778 and named it for France’s King Louis XVI, in appreciation of his assistance during the Revolutionary War. At first, growth of the city was slow. Then two major factors contributed to several years of rapid growth—the invention of the steamboat and, of course, Bourbon distilleries. The first of these distilleries was built in 1783 by Evan Williams, a Wales native. By the mid 1800s, Louisville had become the Bourbon center of the world. In fact, Main Street became known as Whiskey Row because of the number of whiskey-related businesses centered there. By the late 1800s, Louisville was home to an office or warehouse for 75 Bourbon distilleries, making it the “Wall Street of Whiskey.” Today Bourbon is booming once again with new distilleries opening across the city, world-renowned cocktail destinations pouring divine creations and a
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one-of-a-kind, award-winning culinary scene that has warmly embraced and infused this distinct spirit into countless dishes. Bourbon has shaped Louisville and created a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, quirkiness with friendliness in a way that’s completely unique. It’s responsible for crafting Louisville’s own brand of Southern-ness and hospitality that’s unlike anyplace else. And you can see this spirit across Louisville. It’s the reason hundreds of thousands of people flock here every year to celebrate the one-and-only Kentucky Derby. It’s why nearly every weekend you can find a unique music, art or cultural festival unlike any other in the world. It’s why we’re consistently voted one of the friendliest cities in America. And it’s why there’s no other place in the world quite like Louisville. Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also a spirit that defines our culture and compassion, our creative energy and everything we do. Thank you for coming and enjoy your visit to Bourbon City. Cheers!
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About the Cover Louisville’s been recognized as a “World Festival and Event City” by the International Festivals & Events Association. So when it came time to decide on where to shoot the cover of the 2018-19 Official Visitor Guide, we wanted to highlight exactly why the city has gained a reputation as an authentic, go-to festival destination.
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Almost every single weekend you can find a festival taking place in Louisville, whether you’re into music, arts or culinary. A favorite for locals is the WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series that spotlight local, regional and national musicians. They typically take place on the last Wednesday of the month – April through September – on the Big Four Lawn at the city’s acclaimed Waterfront Park. A handful of our favorite locals packed a picnic basket (filled with local foodie favorites like fried chicken and Pimento cheese, of course) and headed to enjoy the outdoor show. And since Louisville is Festival City, they also shared their favorite annual festivals: Amber Squires (Louder Than Life), Jenny Carraway (Cherokee Triangle Art Fair), Corey Washburn (Forecastle, especially the late-night shows on the Belle of Louisville), Sarah Height (Mag Bar Crawfish Boil) and Bradley Howard (Bourbon & Beyond). For more on Louisville’s Festival scene, check out the article starting on Page 27.
Welcome to Bourbon City! Mayor Greg Fischer and Karen Williams, President & CEO of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES
Southern Eats Zagat has named Louisville “One of the Top Eight ‘Awesome Foodie Getaways in the World.’” Local chefs dish top picks on the places to dine on Southern local foodie favorites
Muhammad Ali’s Louisville Louisville’s the proud hometown of “The Greatest.” And you can walk in Ali’s footsteps by taking a self-guided tour highlighting Louisville landmarks that are the backdrops shaping his legendary career as a boxer and global humanitarian
Louisville is Festival City Check out why Louisville has been recognized as one of the best cities in the world for festivals and events
Urban Bourbon Experience America’s native spirit is flowing in Louisville – aka Bourbon City. Tour one of the distilleries, visit some stops on the Urban Bourbon Trail® and be sure and order up an Old Fashioned, Louisville’s Official Cocktail
Neighborhoods of the ‘Ville From hip to historic, Louisville’s eclectic neighborhoods have something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, history buff, adventurer or art connoisseur, go exploring in some of our trendy neighborhoods
Breeders’ Cup Louisville’s the host city of the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup. The all-star thoroughbred line-up will race at Churchill Downs, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby
Attractions & Entertainment
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EXPERIENCE THE BOURBON CAPITAL’S
A day along the bourbon trail isn’t complete without a visit to Bardstown’s only downtown distillery, established in 1879.
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Explore pristine grounds, featuring 29 warehouses, a towering column still, and the legendary Tom Moore Spring Receive a complimentary tasting of our famous 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Convenient location in the heart of “The Bourbon Capital of the World”
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Selfie Spots It’s no secret that Louisville’s historic Main Street – also known as Whiskey Row and Museum Row – is home to some of the city’s most iconic attractions, museums and Bourbon distilleries. The downtown street has even been named “One of the Best Main Streets in America.” What you may not know is that also along Main Street, you’ll find six larger-than-life attractions. The best part? Not only are they all within walking distance of one another and are free to see, but they also make the perfect backdrop for some selfie snapping.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat 8th & Main streets Supersized stats: 120-feet tall, weighing 68,000 pounds
Fun facts: The “World’s Largest Baseball Bat,” at the entrance of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, has been towering over Louisville’s skyline since 1996. Made of steel, it’s an exact-scale replica of the 34-inch Louisville Slugger bat that baseball legend Babe Ruth batted with in the 1920s.
Angel’s Envy Mural 500 E. Main St. Supersized stats: 8-feet wide, 30-feet tall Fun facts: Get in the Louisville spirit and stop by the Main Street distillery to take a selfie in front of this Bourbon mural created by Louisville artist Bryan Patrick Todd.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Rocks Glass 6th & Main streets Supersized stats: 6-by-6-foot cylinder, 1,264 gallons
Caufield’s Vampire Bat 10th & Main streets Supersized stats: 30-feet tall, 15-feet wide, 1,500 pounds
Fun facts: In the front window of its lobby, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features a giant Bourbon bottle pouring into an oversized rocks glass. If the glass were actually filled with Bourbon, it would hold 1,264 gallons – aka – 23 full barrels of Bourbon. That’s more than 6,000 750ml bottles and more than 100,000 Bourbon shots. Let the good times pour! If you really want to sample some Bourbon, be sure and pop into the distillery to take the tour, which includes a Bourbon tasting.
Fun facts: With the world’s longest-known cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky (less than 100 miles away), it makes sense that a larger-thanlife vampire bat made its way to Louisville’s Caufield’s. The novelty shop has been a local favorite since the 1920s for folks looking for a unique Halloween costume or festive New Year’s Eve party favors. Built in-house in 2004, it’s the second giant bat to make its way to Louisville’s Main Street (The Louisville Slugger baseball bat is the first).
21c Museum Hotel David Statue 7th & Main streets Supersized stats: 30-feet tall
Jennifer Lawrence Hometown Hero Banner 6th & Main streets (Kentucky Center for the Arts building) Supersized stats: 30-feet wide, 40-feet tall
Fun facts: Inspired by Michelangelo’s 16th century marble statue of David, artist Serkan Ozkaya created three double-sized, golden replicas of the world-famous sculpture, one of which landed on Louisville’s Main Street in 2012. Its journey from Istanbul, Turkey, included a stop in New York City before it found its final resting place in front of the 21c Museum Hotel.
Fun facts: As part of Louisville’s Hometown Hero series, which recognizes famous Louisvillians, the Academy Award-winning Louisville native joins Muhammad Ali and Diane Sawyer, who also have larger-than-life banners on buildings throughout the city.
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Here’s a look at some of our best-loved Kodak moments from around the city this past year that were snapped by locals and visitors.
While you’re here, we hope you’ll share your love (and photos) of Louisville and tag them #LouisvilleLove. And, who knows, we just might feature your pic in the 2019-20 Louisville Visitor Guide. Be sure and follow us on Instagram: @GoToLouisville.
@ontosomewherenew: Lots of room to roam at Louisville’s acclaimed Waterfront Park
@louisvillefromabove: A birds-eye view of Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery
Louisville By the Numbers Louisville welcomes
16.4 million visitors every year 750,000 residents call Louisville home
More than attend the Kentucky Derby annually
attend Thunder Over Louisville (the largest
annual fireworks display in North America and kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival)
120,000 Mint Juleps
are sold at Churchill Downs on Derby weekend @louisville_ball_: Pedaling down Fourth Street for a Bourbon adventure aboard the Thirsty Pedaler
@mike.moeller: All fired up in Bourbon City!
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@thehalocline: Batter up at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
@originalgangsta: Cheers and claps at a Louisville City FC game
@phish.face: Shades of Fall at Waverly Park
2nd Largest collection
of cast-iron facades is on Louisville’s historic West Main Street (Only NYC’s SoHo district has more) More than
1,000 locally-owned restaurants call Louisville home Almost all of the nation’s disco balls are made in Louisville
1.8 million Louisville Slugger
baseball bats are produced here every year More than
1/3 of the world’s Bourbon supply is produced here
@neetu.reddy: Snap a selfie with KFC founder Col. Sanders at the Louisville Visitor Center
@hillaryroseee: Yoga with a view at Dog Hill at Cherokee Park
@stevegrider: A rainbow of festive fun at the Louisville Color Run
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#LouisvilleLove from Locals
Photo courtesy of Karmen Kazzi and Jade Jolie
Clay Simpson & Tyler Jury are the owners of Clayton & Crume (makers of handcrafted leather goods, belts and accessories, all proudly produced in Kentucky). Southern Living recently dubbed the duo two of the “50 Most Stylish Southerners.” EAT & DRINK: Migo in Douglass Loop for some of the best tacos in the city and a low-key, neighborhood ambiance. Proof on Main for an upscale experience and access to the awesome contemporary art museum at the attached 21c Museum Hotel. SHOP: There’s no shortage of fun shops on Market Street in NuLu. We love poking around Scout and Revelry after a big brunch down the street at Toast on Market. EXPERIENCE: Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon! Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, Angel’s Envy and Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. are all downtown, among others, and make for a great afternoon activity for the uninitiated. ATTEND: The St. James Court Art Show is one of the best in the country, and is well worth the trip every October, even if it’s just to ogle the architecture of the St James Court neighborhood. FAVE THING ABOUT LOUISVILLE: Living in Louisville and owning a business on East Main Street, it’s been amazing to see the constant emergence of quirky, local shops. Not to mention the world-class restaurants and fun neighborhood festivals that celebrate the life and culture of the city. Louisville will always be home.
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As a cast member of Play Louisville, Jade Jolie sparkles, glitters and shines on the big stage at the Butchertown nightclub. But you might also recognize the international Taylor Swift illusionist from her days starring on the fifth season of the reality television series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” EAT & DRINK: One of the best Italian and new restaurants that’s a must try is Bar Vetti. Awesome food and adorable head chef! Favorite dish is the Cacio e Pepe. The best place for drinks is Play Louisville. You can catch a one-of-a-kind drag show in the theater or enjoy beverages in the dance area or lounge for more of an intimate setting. SHOP: I love LouABull and have enjoyed working with them over the past few years. It’s owned by Travis & Ren, two of the sweetest guys you’ll ever meet. It’s LGBT friendly with hilarious and adorable t-shirts and gifts for anyone. EXPERIENCE: Main Event Entertainment is always a great time for all ages. Laser tag, bowling, games and great drinks… it’s definitely one of my favorite places to visit. ATTEND: The Kentuckiana Pride Festival and the Louisville Pride Festival are yearly separate events that always bring the LGBT community together for an awesome outdoor festival. FAVE THING ABOUT LOUISVILLE: I love the LGBT community in Louisville. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of an amazing city that is very close to my heart. It’s definitely a place worth visiting or making a home.
Jecorey – aka “1200” – Arthur has been lighting up Louisville’s arts and music scene. The rapper, composer, performer and curator has performed at the popular Forecastle music festival and recently played the title role in the Louisville Orchestra’s world premier of “The Greatest: Muhammad Ali.” EAT & DRINK: Southern Hospitality on West Broadway has the best breakfast. You can order any dish because they are all delicious. It’s local, quality and one of very few sit-down restaurants in West Louisville. SHOP: Carmichael’s Bookstore (in the Highlands neighborhood) is a magical place. The store feels like a scene in Hogwarts. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day books actually started flying from the shelves. EXPERIENCE: Everyone visiting Louisville needs to visit the Muhammad Ali Center. The introduction film alone is enough to make you feel overwhelmingly grateful to be in this city. Ali was the definition of compassion. ATTEND: Every winter MAGIC (Making Art Grow in Children) puts on “Nutcracker in a Nutshell” with Gillman’s Dance Academy. It is a children’s version of the popular ballet, but definitely doesn’t lack in performance skill or artistic value. These young dancers are more impressive than any I’ve seen. FAVE THING ABOUT LOUISVILLE: As I grow older, my favorite thing about Louisville is seeing its growth. Our city is constantly evolving. I can’t wait to look back one day as an old man to reflect on the people and moments that helped make it a gold mine for art, food and life.
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Dawne Gee’s enthusiasm for her hometown is contagious. She’s considered a local celebrity and is one of Louisville’s biggest ambassadors. Whether she’s anchoring the evening news on NBC affiliate WAVE-TV or hosting one of the hundreds of charity events she does each year, Dawne spreads the #LouisvilleLove loud and proud. EAT & DRINK: The shaved Brussels sprouts, gnocchi, charred broccolini and beignets at Butchertown Grocery, and the Amaretto Stone Sour (with orange juice and cherries). Also, the Kentucky Kale Salad and wild mushroom taco at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen. SHOP: It is a shopper’s wonderland in Work the Metal. There are so many crazy, unique things. I can not only find something great for myself, family or friends, but I can afford it, too. Most of my jewelry for work comes from there. EXPERIENCE: My favorite experience certainly depends on my mood. When I’m stressed at work and I want to remember to appreciate the world we are in and the human spirit, I go to the Speed Art Museum. I am a member. It’s zip lining at Louisville Mega Cavern when my crazy side takes over. Waterfront Park and Big Four Bridge if I’m just looking for the breeze to brush against my face and a chance to celebrate the river town I was born in. We also have the best parks system in the world. ATTEND: You must attend any and all theater in the city. It is the best. When my sister and I experienced “The Tens” at Actors Theatre, I thought to myself, ‘How in the world can you do theater in ten minutes? But it was so very awesome. We cried, we laughed, we were silent, all in 10 minutes.’ My kids and I never miss “Dracula” and we never miss “A Christmas Story.” The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings plays to town that rival any city in our country, but we are generally able to get a ticket and the prices aren’t astronomical. FAVE THING ABOUT LOUISVILLE: My favorite thing about Louisville is that it’s my hometown. The people in Louisville put their heart into everything. I am truly grateful for that trait because I call on this city a lot and it responds.
Kaitlyn Soligan and Nicole Stipp believe there is a Bourbon for everyone and their job is to help you find it. The duo’s Louisville company, Matson & Gilman, which was recently highlighted in a Forbes Travel Guide, specializes in personalized trips and concierge services for people who want to experience Bourbon Country. EAT & DRINK: The Silver Dollar for fried pickles or fried okra and literally any cocktail ever. Try their private selection Bourbons or some of their new vintage pulls. Nouvelle – Let Aaron, the head sommelier and co-owner, lead you on an amazing wine flight and tasting experience. Be sure to get some of the meat selections from our faves at Commonwealth Cure. Garage Bar – Pizzas are brilliant here, but they also secretly have one of the best selections of Bourbon in Louisville. SHOP: Work the Metal - Home to some of the best and most fun little keepsakes, and its sassy collection of magnets, candles and mugs make the perfect gifts. Wild Dog Rose - Nothing like crystals, feminist literature and custom tea blends. This little shop is LGBT and woman owned and has one of the best local collections of items that will help you center your energy and take home some calm. Forage - Owned by a Bourbon-industry expat, this little spot on Frankfort Avenue is our go-to when we need some green in our homes. The owner, Jamie, has curated a wonderful collection of body products (there’s a clay mask there that we swear by!). EXPERIENCE: Churchill Downs Backside Tour - Get there at the crack of dawn on a cool Spring morning and see the horses warm up, ride through the backside and eat lunch where the trainers and staff eat. Cocktail making class and tour at Copper & Kings - Copper & Kings is a brandy distillery owned by an immigrant and combines everything we love: Rock ‘n roll, sass and fine spirits. Chateau Bourbon - Stop by for some of the best desserts and cocktails in the entire city, or spend a few nights to experience comprehensive Southern hospitality, complete with one-of-a-kind interior design, woodworking and an ever-changing delicious menu. ATTEND: A race at Churchill Downs - You don’t have to wait for the madness of Derby to enjoy the ponies! Bourbon & Beyond - Music, food and Bourbon near downtown Louisville. The first year featured Stevie Nicks and a Bourbon lodge spotlighting some of the leaders of the industry. NuLu Bock Fest - The street festival features tons of local food purveyors, lots of beer stands and goat races… yes, really goat races! FAVE THING ABOUT LOUISVILLE: We’ve been welcomed into this community and built things we never dreamed possible because people want to take an idea and level it up. It’s like a constant competition to see who can make the most awesome things and everyone who plays is winning.
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10 Things to Do for $10 You don’t have to break the bank to have an authentic Louisville experience. Here are 10 ways to eat, drink and explore Louisville for 10 bucks or less.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of Louisville Cream. The small-batch gourmet ice cream shop pays homage to its Bourbon City roots with tasty flavors like Bourbon Smoked Pecan. About $4 per scoop
3 Cave Hill Cemetery
Visit the final resting place of Louisville’s most famous native son, Muhammad Ali. Cave Hill Cemetery is a scenic 296-acre Victorian-era National Cemetery and arboretum. The boxing legend and global humanitarian joins other Kentucky icons, including KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders and Louisville founder George Rogers Clark. Free
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Kick back at The Pearl in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood, where you can spin the wheel for a drink deal. Land on everything from a small-batch Bourbon pour ($5), the Beer of the Day ($3) or the “Dolla Dolla Beer Y’all.” (any beer for $1)
4 Big Four® Bridge
Get some fresh air during a stroll or bike ride on the Big Four Bridge. The bicycle and pedestrian bridge spans the Ohio River and connects Louisville to Jeffersonville, Ind. The two-mile, round-trip journey offers breathtaking views of the city, river and Waterfront Park. Be sure to take in the bridge’s light show that starts every evening at sunset. Free
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21c Museum Hotel
7 Goodwood Brewing Co.
Try a Bourbon Ball
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Take a free tour on Sunday of the Speed Art Museum, the oldest, largest and foremost museum of art in Kentucky. The Speed houses ancient, classical and modern art from around the world. The 220,000-square-foot museum also features an outdoor art park and piazza, a café and cinema. Free on Sundays, thanks to Brown-Forman
In Kentucky, we love our Bluegrass music. Head over to Goodwood Brewing Co. every Saturday night for a weekly Bluegrass Jam with 502 Stringband, while kicking back with a Kentucky brew. Free
Get your heart rate up during an afternoon of hiking, biking and paddling at the Parklands of Floyds Fork, home of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan park projects. Park entry is free
Pop into the 21c Museum Hotel (Conde Nast Traveler has voted it among the top hotels in the world) on historic Main Street in the Museum Row district. Browse the world-class contemporary art on display by artists from all over the globe and snap a selfie with David (inspired by Michelangelo’s 16th century statue). Free
It’s no secret that in Bourbon City, the state’s signature spirit is a favorite ingredient in a slew of recipes, but perhaps none is more popular or sweeter than the Bourbon Ball. You can find the bourbon-spiked chocolates at a variety of local chocolatiers, including Art Eatables, Muth’s and Cellar Door Chocolates. (prices vary)
Louisville Visitor Center
Looking for a great selfie spot? The Louisville Visitor Center in downtown Louisville is just the place. You can snap a photo of the neon sign outside featuring several pronunciations of Louisville. Or, head indoors to get a pic with a life-size replica of Louisville icons, KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders or boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Free
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Local Foodie Favorites By Steve Coomes Louisville’s growing food reputation has put the city on the culinary map. Southern Living named us one of the “Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South” and Zagat says we’re “One of the Top Eight ‘Awesome Foodie Getaways in the World.’” If you fancy a taste of tradition and history on your plate, savory standards like the Hot Brown, fried chicken and Benedictine are firmly entrenched in Louisville’s eating culture because, well, they’re really good and arguably some of the best versions of each to be found. We leaned on five local culinarians to spill the beans on their favorite places to dine on these local foodie favorites. And because the city’s award-winning restaurant scene is so eclectic, innovative and meant for exploring, these Louisville food authorities also revealed some other must-try Louisville restaurants and dishes (and we also recommend considering eating at the places they work).
Queen of Sheba
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Henry Wesley Executive Chef The Village Anchor I’m from Washington, D.C., and not a big cucumber fan, so Benedictine wasn’t something I’d had until I came here. But I like Le Moo’s because it’s fresh and light, and O’Shea’s Irish Pub has a Benedictine bacon and lettuce sandwich that’s good, too. My favorite fried chicken in town has to be the spicy-style version at Chicken King on Broadway. The chicken we have here at The Village Anchor is outstanding though, and I think I’ve gained 30 pounds eating it. The Village Anchor’s Hotter Brown is great. We use fresh pulled chicken instead of turkey; it gives it more depth than turkey. We also use roasted grape tomatoes, a base made of stuffing instead of crisp bread, and we top it with candied bacon. I’m pretty sure I’m eating too many of those, too. What I crave when I’m not cooking, oh that’s easy… foods from other cultures. I’m going for noodles at Café Thuy Van or Mirin; to Queen of Sheba (for African); and Safir Deli (for Mediterranean).
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Jacob Coronado Executive Chef, Partner Red Herring Lounge I’m from Houston, so I’ve not eaten a lot of Benedictine, but I am a fan of Lotsa Pasta’s. It’s light, clean, good and delicious. I’ve heard great things about Cheddar Box’s, too. I love the fried chicken we do here, but we don’t keep it on the menu all the time. So, props are due to Royals Hot Chicken and Chik’n & Mi. I’ve tried Gonzo (heat level) at Royals, and, well, let’s just say I don’t want to do that to my body again. When I came here, I had to know what the Hot Brown hype was about. I love everybody’s versions of it, but how can the best version not be the Brown Hotel’s? You don’t know how good it is until you’ve had it, and then your eyes close, and it’s so good. I crave … street food like tacos and banh mi. For tacos, I tend to go to Migo, and for banh mi, I go to Pho Ba Luu. I have to have two; one isn’t enough.
Jaclyn Joseph Executive Pastry Chef The Brown Hotel
Stevens & Stevens Deli
When I want Benedictine, I get it at Stevens & Stevens Deli. I love going to that deli. It tastes really fresh and there’s a little bit of citrus in it that makes it unique. Fried chicken and hot water cornbread is coming from Shirley Mae’s in Smoketown. I grew up in Prestonsburg, in the Eastern Kentucky mountains, and hers is like the food I ate growing up. Of course, my Hot Brown choice has to be ours at the Brown (the Original). We’re adamant about keeping it as original as possible because, well, that’s the best way to have it. I crave Mediterranean food, and thankfully, Safir Deli is right near the hotel. Royals Hot Chicken
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Patricia Kelly Executive Pastry Chef Wiltshire Bakery Since I didn’t grow up eating Benedictine in St. Louis, where I’m from, I had to learn about it here. The Benedictine they served at Proof On Main, when chef Levon Wallace was there — which was when I was there — was fantastic. My boyfriend, Rory O’Connell, who’s the executive chef at Wiltshire On Market, makes that same version. Believe me, it puts Benedictine in a different flavor category. The fried chicken at Wiltshire On Market… The fried chicken at The Eagle is excellent, too. It’s flavorful, crispy, juicy — exactly what I want. When I’m craving something … how many places can I say? Monnik for beers and burgers, Vietnam Kitchen, Mayan Café for anything fish, Kashmir and Dakshin for Indian. And Bar Vetti, too. OK, I’ll stop there!
Jason McCollum Chef, Co-Owner Chik’n & Mi I’m from Texas, so I was a little confused by Benedictine when I came here. But now I think it’s cool because there’s lots of history behind it, and it’s a great party spread. Morris Deli’s is my favorite. They make you feel like family there. I have had the Hot Brown at the Brown Hotel, and if you’re going to be in Louisville, get the original. It’s a quintessential downtown Louisville experience. Could I eat the whole thing by myself? I’d have to prepare for it. For fried chicken, get it Southern-fried at Harvest. They kill it when it comes to Southern food. Our fried chicken is completely different, a lighter (Laotian version) with a different texture that comes from rice and tapioca flours. It’s gluten free, too, so it’s nice to hear people say they’ve not had fried chicken in years but can here. My wife and I have cravings for beef carpaccio that you can get traditional style at Volare, along with a half-priced bottle of wine on Sunday and Monday night, when we’re off. I also love the Korean food at Koreana, the short ribs in particular. 18 | GOTOLOUISVILLE.COM
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Make one of these Louisville foodie favorites yourself. Benedictine 8 ounces of cream cheese (softened or whipped) 3 tablespoons of cucumber juice 1 tablespoon of onion juice Pinch of Cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt Drops green food coloring (optional) Grate the cucumber into a bowl (seeds and all). Press through a fine mesh sieve with a spatula into a bowl until you have 3 tablespoons of cucumber juice. Repeat the process with the onion, or if you prefer to have some texture, just finely mince. Add the cucumber, onion juice, cayenne pepper and salt to the cream cheese and mix with a spatula. For a more festive spread, add a drop of green food coloring and thoroughly combine. Keep chilled until youâ€™re ready to serve. Serve on thinly sliced, crustless bread as finger sandwiches. The Legendary Hot Brown Recipe* (Yields 2) 1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus extra for garnish Pinch of ground nutmeg Salt and pepper 14 ounces roasted turkey, sliced thick 4 slices of Texas toast (crusts trimmed) 2 slices of bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika Parsley In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined to form a thick paste or roux. Continue to cook roux for 2 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk heavy cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2-3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino-Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven-safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomatoes and two toast points and set them alongside the base of the turkey and toast. Pour half of the sauce over the dish, completely covering it. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove and cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley and serve immediately. *Recipe courtesy of The Brown Hotel
Fried Chicken Fryer parts Flour (1 to 2 cups as needed) Buttermilk (1 pint as needed) Salt and Pepper (to taste) Crisco (as needed to fill skillet to 2 inches) In a cast iron skillet, bring shortening to 350-375 degrees (enough shortening to have a depth of 2 inches in your skillet). Combine flour with salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Coat chicken pieces first in buttermilk and then dredge in the flour mixture, evenly coating the chicken. Once the shortening is up to temperature, add the chicken in batches to the preheated shortening and maintain the temperature around 300-325 degrees for the duration of cooking. Cover the chicken with a lid for about 5 minutes on the first side, and then turn your chicken pieces until the coating reaches a deep golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
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Bourbon 101 Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon, producing 95% of the world’s supply
1/3 of the world’s Bourbon is made in Louisville
There are more resting Bourbon barrels in Kentucky than there are people
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn
On May 1, 1964 Congress recognized Bourbon as America’s only native spirit
Bourbon is an $8.5 billion signature industry in Kentucky, generating 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $800 million According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association
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Bourbon must be distilled at less than 160 proof or 80% alcohol
All Bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is Bourbon
It must be aged in new, charred oak barrels
It has to be aged at least 2 years to become a “straight” Bourbon whiskey
To date, thousands of people (hailing from all 50 states and more than 20 countries) have completed Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail®
The Old Fashioned In a city that loves to celebrate Bourbon, it’s only fitting that Louisville has an official cocktail made with America’s Native Spirit. In June 2015, the Old Fashioned was declared the Official Cocktail of Louisville by Mayor Greg Fischer, which makes us one of the few cities in the world to have its very own libation. Here are some spots around town where you can order one up, or you can take home one of these fun souvenirs celebrating the time-honored drink. Moss Hill Old Fashioned beauty products
Old Fashioned Candle, Bourbon Barrel Foods
Bitters and Cherries, Bourbon Barrel Foods
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AliLouisville 's Muhammad AliTM; Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: ABG Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC. ali.com. Photo by Ken Regan Â© 2015 Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC.
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Muhammad Ali Childhood Home – Ali lived in the West Born Cassius Clay on Jan. 17, 1942 in Louisville, Muhammad Louisville house during his childhood in the 1940s through Ali proclaimed his love for his hometown to a roaring the early 1960s. It was recently renovated returning the crowd here in 1978. home’s exterior to its original pink state. A bronze marker It was in Louisville that Ali honed his ability as a boxer, and is located in front of the pink house noting its historical it was here he returned to after winning Gold in the 1960 relevance (outside photo opportunities available – no Rome Olympics. Ali came home often after capturing the inside admittance). 3302 Grand Ave. title of Heavyweight Champion of the World, and following Columbia Gym – Ali first learned to box at the Columbia his retirement from boxing, he was involved with the vision Gym, located in the basement of the Columbia Auditorium, and direction of the Muhammad Ali Center. And it is here which is now part of Spalding University. He was invited by that “The Greatest” has his final resting place. Joe Martin, a police officer who also worked as a boxing A global icon was lost with the death of Ali on June 3, coach. Ali met Martin as a young teen when 2016. While loved and revered throughout he reported his red bicycle stolen. He never the world, Ali always considered Louisville recovered the bike, but his fate was sealed to be his home. A week-long tribute and with that encounter. The gym, where Ali memorial in Louisville saw residents line first practiced his cutting jabs and fast miles of a funeral procession through footwork, is still used by Spalding athletes city streets while showing throngs of today. 824 S. Fourth St. international visitors the city’s signature Cave Hill Cemetery – The scenic 296hospitality. acre Victorian-era National Cemetery and People are still coming to Louisville from arboretum is the final resting place of around the globe to pay their respects and Louisville’s native son. 701 Baxter Ave. celebrate the legacy of Ali. Having lived most of his young life in Louisville, the city OTHER ALI-RELATED LOUISVILLE is full of landmarks that are the backdrops LANDMARKS: of the events and experiences that molded Central High School – Ali graduated from Ali into a man who was both loved and the West Louisville high school in 1960. After respected as a legendary sports figure, as winning Gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics, well as a man of true principals. a celebration was held at the high school, Stop by the Louisville Visitor Center —Muhammad Ali which is still in operation today. 1130 W. in downtown Louisville to pick up the Chestnut St. “Footsteps of Greatness Brochure” to Second Street Bridge – Legend has it that this is where begin your self-guided tour of these local Ali spots: Ali stood and is thought to have thrown his Olympic Muhammad Ali Center – A vison of the Ali family, it Gold Medal into the Ohio River after he and a friend were opened in 2005 and celebrates the life and legacy of the denied service at a local restaurant. world-class boxer and global humanitarian. The six-story Muhammad Ali Boulevard – In 1978, Walnut Street in multicultural center and award-winning museum features Louisville was renamed to honor “The Greatest.” exhibits spotlighting the six core values Ali strived to live Smoketown Unity Monument – Created by local sculptor by throughout his life: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Ed Hamilton and the late artist Zephra May Miller. The Respect, Giving and Spirituality. Highlights include a mock 12-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture features two boxing boxing ring, Ali boxing memorabilia, a theater that screens gloves overlapping to form a heart in the middle and has a short film showcasing Ali’s life, and a full-sized boxing stood at the corner of Hancock and Lampton streets ring, where a large projector displays “The Greatest,” his since 1991. Hancock & Lampton streets signature fight. 144 N. Sixth St. Ali’s Louisville Exhibit – Images of local Ali landmarks Muhammad Ali Gravesite at Cave Hill Cemetery are in the spotlight at this permanent exhibit on display at the Louisville Visitor Center. One of the standouts is a life-sized photo of Ali in a boxing ring that makes a memorable way to capture a moment next to The Champ. Louisville Visitor Center, Fourth & Jefferson St.
“Wherever I go I tell ’em I’m from Louisville. I don’t want Chicago or New York or Texas to take the credit for all of what I’ve done. I want you to know … that we in Louisville are the greatest of all time.”
Muhammad Ali Center
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Louisville is home to several annual beer-centric festivals and events:
Credit: Emily Taylor This may be Bourbon City, but Louisville’s craft beer scene is hopping, too. The city is overflowing with craft breweries and is also home to several beer-themed festivals and events. VinePair has recognized Louisville as one of the “World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018.” Raise a pint to Lou’s Brews and sample our local libations at one of these breweries. Here’s 15 you can check off your list.
Tailspin Ale Fest | February Shamrock Beer Run | March NuLu Bock Beer Fest | March Kentucky Derby Festival BeerFest | May Highlands Beer Festival | May Kentucky Craft Bash | June Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival | July Brew at the Zoo | August Old Lou Brew | August Craft Louisville | October Louisville Craft Beer Week | October
3rd TURN BREWING
MONNIK BEER CO.
MILE WIDE BEER CO.
The beer: Classy Lady Type: Chocolate Marshmallow Porter Tasting Notes: Using the brewery’s Double Haze Porter as a base (hazelnut porter), it’s brewed with chocolate and marshmallows, making it the perfect dessert beer. ABV: 6%
The beer: Eagle Skull Saison Type: Saison Tasting notes: Classic lemon/pepper saison yeast character; herbal hops over a light crackery malt base. ABV: 6.6%
The beer: McPoyle Type: Milk Stout Tasting notes: This chocolatey, subtly sweet, roasty malted beer won third place in the “Sweet Milk Stout” category at the Great American Beer Festival. ABV: 6.5%
GRAVELY BREWING CO.
GREAT FLOOD BREWING
The beer: La Bamba Type: Mexican Lager Tasting notes: Meet Corona’s cooler craft cousin. Thirst quenching, light bodied, refreshing and garnished with a fresh lime. ABV: 5.1%
The beer: Nitro Porter Type: Porter Tasting notes: A dark, rich, chocolatey brew dispensed with nitrogen, which forms a thick head and imparts a creamy, smooth finish. ABV: 5.8%
The beer: Toasted Brown Ale Type: Brown Ale Tasting notes: A uniquely approachable take on an American Brown Ale. English brown malt provides this beer with rich milk chocolate and dry biscuit flavors complemented by toasted oats. ABV: 5.2%
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AKASHA BREWING CO.
GOODWOOD BREWING CO.
The beer: Hefe Type: Hefeweizen Tasting notes: A traditional, unfiltered wheat beer. Full bodied and the yeast imparts notes of banana and clove overtones. ABV: 4.8%
The beer: Fehr’s Type: American Extra Lager Tasting notes: This pre-Prohibition style lager is Louisville’s 100-year-old recipe. ABV: 5.1%
The beer: Louisville Lager Type: Lager Tasting notes: A light-bodied perfectly balanced lager with a sweet finish delivered by 100 percent Kentuckygrown grains and enhanced by white ash – also commonly used in Louisville Slugger baseball bats. ABV: 4.2%
APOCALYPSE BREW WORKS
OLD LOUISVILLE BREWERY
The beer: Holsopple IPA Type: Indian Pale Ale Tasting notes: The Holsopple IPA is a Northwest IPA that has a hop forward dank and an earthy, citrus character. ABV: 7.2%
The beer: Fallout Dust Type: Specialty Spice Tasting notes: A sprinkling of peppercorns will pepper your palate. ABV: 4.6%
The beer: First Street Series Type: American Pale Ale Tasting notes: This rendition of Old Louisville’s First Street Series highlights Mandarina Bavaria hops. This pale ale is known as a SMASH since it uses a single malt and a single hop. ABV: 5.5%
AGAINST THE GRAIN BREWERY
BLUEGRASS BREWING CO.
FALLS CITY BREWING CO.
The beer: Sho’ Nuff Type: Low-Down Golden Ale Tasting notes: A smooth, malty body with hints of biscuit and rye. The hops are subdued and mostly present as a bittering agent. The yeast plays a prominent role in creating bready and light fruity notes. ABV: 4%
The beer: Bourbon Barrel Stout Type: Stout Tasting notes: BBC is Kentucky’s original Bourbon barrel-aged beer. Using an American stout base and aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels for a minimum of six weeks, the long aging time helps extract rich vanilla and caramel flavors from the charred oak barrels. ABV: 8%
The beer: Falls City Pale Ale Type: English-style Pale Ale Tasting notes: Falls City’s flagship and original pale ale is a malty Englishstyle brew. It’s based on the recipe from 1905 and embodies the spirit of its original owners. ABV: 5%
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The Louisville Visitor Center 301 S. 4th St. 502.379.6109 (at the corner of 4th & Jefferson streets) Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM EST Sunday, Noon – 5 PM EST Special extended hours during Daylight Saving Time Limited hours during some major holidays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Photo credit: Marty Pearl
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The Louisville Visitor Center is a one-stop shop for brochures, maps, experience itineraries, dining suggestions, coupons and shopping for Louisville and Bourbon-themed items. Also, attraction tickets are available for purchase and you can pick up and redeem Urban Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail® passports. The Louisville Visitor Center offers Free Downtown Walking Tours (reservations required).
Festival Louder Than Life Festival
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Photo credit: Danny Wimmer Presents
While there’s an abundance of sights and activities to explore in Louisville any time of year, the nationally acclaimed festival scene provides even more reason to visit. Nearly every weekend you can find a unique music, art or cultural festival that’s unlike any other in the world. Whatever your passion – whether it’s music, Bourbon, food, art, or maybe something more esoteric (Jane Austen anyone?) – you’re likely to find an event celebrating it at one of our dozens of festivals. We take inspiration everywhere from legends like Ali to film characters like Lebowski, making Louisville an authentic festival destination where you can immerse yourself in one aspect of our city, one neighborhood, and get to know this welcoming place on the Ohio. Our tradition of age-old festivals like the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival continues to evolve with the addition of newcomers like Bourbon & Beyond. Where should you start? How about world-class festivals like Forecastle and Louder Than Life or quirky, locally beloved events like goat racing at NuLu Bock Beer Fest? Or get to know the unique neighborhoods that make up Louisville – they’re home to many of our most celebrated festivals. Explore the treasures of historic Old Louisville with its St. James Court Art Show or Garvin Gate Blues Festival. Head to the happening East Market district for NuLu Fest, the South End for the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, and Jeffersontown for the Gaslight Festival. As a top “World Festival & Event City,” according to the International Festivals & Events Association, Louisville offers endless ways to celebrate. A few of our many events are listed here, but there are plenty more waiting. Turn to the calendar of events, pages 70-73, for more information on the thriving festival scene. 1 888 LOUISVILLE | 27
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Forecastle Festival The three-day, outdoor music festival draws tens of thousands for national acts and was named one of the “coolest festivals in America” by Rolling Stone. Dates: July 13-15, 2018 Location: Waterfront Park ForecastleFest.com Garvin Gate Blues Festival The free, two-day event celebrates the blues and the arts, with open air performances in historic Old Louisville, the largest Victorian preservation neighborhood in the country. Dates: October 12-13, 2018 Location: Oak St. and Garvin Place GarvinGateBluesFestival.com
Bourbon & Beyond Photo credit: Danny Wimmer Presents Launched in 2017, this two-day event celebrates the craftsmanship, soul and spirit of Louisville with Kentucky Bourbons getting equal billing with a roster of legendary musicians, including Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Dates: September 22-23, 2018 Location: Champions Park (2050 River Rd.) BourbonAndBeyond.com 28 | GOTOLOUISVILLE.COM
Gaslight Festival One of the top festivals in the Southeast, this festival began as a street party around Jeffersontown’s Gaslight Square and now features a motorcycle rally, car show, parade, balloon glow, live entertainment and more than 200 arts and crafts booths. Dates: September 14-16, 2018 Location: Jeffersontown JtownChamber.com/Gaslight-Festival
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Holiday in the City Kicked off with the Light Up Louisville day-afterThanksgiving tradition, this month-long celebration of winter features holiday-themed events and installations downtown, including ice skating at Holiday Square. Dates: Holiday season Location: Holiday Square (4th and Jefferson Streets) LouisvillesHolidayInTheCity.com Humana Festival of New American Plays Featuring groundbreaking new work by some of the most talented writers in the country, this acclaimed series of performances at Actors Theatre is a cultural highlight for theatre lovers across the country. Dates: February 28 - April 8, 2018 Location: 316 West Main St. ActorsTheatre.org
I am Ali Festival This celebration kicked off in 2017 on the oneyear anniversary of the passing of Louisville native Muhammad Ali. The legendary boxer and global humanitarian is honored through a variety of events in his hometown. Dates: Summer 2018 Locations: Various GoToLouisville.com/Ali
Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular A quarter-mile walking trail is illuminated daily beginning at dusk with thousands of glowing, carved pumpkins. Presented in themed scenes with music, this art show is for the whole family. Country Living Magazine named it the “No. 1 Halloween Event in the Country.” Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 4, 2018 Location: Iroquois Park, 2120 Rundill Rd. JackOLanternLouisville.com Jane Austen Festival Celebrating 10 years this summer, the largest Jane Austen event in the country features an Austen author, a Regency style show, a Regency Emporium, afternoon tea, workshops and a Grand Ball, all at a 1790’s Georgian farm. Dates: July 13-15, 2018 Location: Locust Grove (561 Blankenbaker Ln.) JasnaLouisville.com 1 888 LOUISVILLE | 29
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Jug Band Jubilee A celebration of the whiskey jug music pioneered in Louisville, this free, family-friendly event brings together the country’s best jug bands along with workshops and merchandise, local food and beer. Date: September 15, 2018 Location: The Brown Forman Amphitheater at Waterfront Park (1217 River Rd.) JugBandJubilee.com
Kentucky Reggae Festival This Memorial Day weekend event weaves live, authentic reggae music, a Caribbean Market, and Caribbeaninspired food into a two-day showcase of all things Caribbean. Dates: May 25-27, 2018 Location: Louisville Water Tower Park (3005 River Rd.) KentuckyReggaeFestival.com
Kentuckiana Pride Festival The LGBT community is celebrated at this longrunning weekend event, which kicks off with a community parade through downtown Louisville, and also features concerts, food and more. Dates: June 15-16, 2018 Location: The Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park KYPride.com Kentucky Bourbon Affair This fantasy camp for Bourbon lovers features behind-the-scenes access to iconic distilleries; receptions at the private homes of Bourbon barons; elite nightcap dinners with renowned chefs; fetes starring Louisville’s historic Bourbon culture; and much more. Dates: June 5-10, 2018 Location: Various Louisville and Bourbon Country sites KYBourbonAffair.com Rock the Water Tower This family-friendly Labor Day weekend event features Bourbon tastings, food and drink, live entertainment and more. Dates: September 1-2, 2018 Location: Louisville Water Tower Park (3005 River Rd.) RockTheWaterTower.com Kentucky Derby Festival Kicking off with a bang at Thunder Over Louisville (the largest annual fireworks extravaganza in the country), the two jam-packed weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby mark the largest annual event in Kentucky. Among the festivities are concerts, marathons, hot-air balloon events, the Pegasus Parade, WineFest, BeerFest, BourbonVille and the Chow Wagon. Two-thirds of the Festival events are free with a Pegasus Pin. Dates: Launches April 21, 2018 Location: Various Louisville sites KDF.org 30 | GOTOLOUISVILLE.COM
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival All summer, free Shakespeare performances take place outdoors at Central Park in historic Old Louisville. The oldest free, independently operated Shakespeare Festival in North America is produced by the non-profit, professional theater company Kentucky Shakespeare. Dates: May 30 – August 5, 2018 Location: Central Park (1340 S. 4th St.) KYShakespeare.com Lebowski Fest The traveling festival celebrating all things “The Big Lebowski” – the 1998 cult comedy by the Coen brothers – got its start in Louisville. Fans flock to the two-day party that includes live performances, a film screening and bowling party. Dates: July 20-21, 2018 Location: Various sites LebowskiFest.com
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Photo credit: Ron Bath NuLu Bock Beer Fest Locally brewed bock beers and goat races star in this celebration in NuLu, a downtown neighborhood known for its art galleries, specialty shops and local, upscale restaurants. Dates: March 24, 2018 Location: East Market Street in the NuLu neighborhood NuluBockFest.com
NuLu Fest This free, family-friendly fall street party celebrates the Louisville’s East Market District with live music, regional micro-brewed beers, local food and retail booths. Dates: September 2018 Location: East Market Street in the NuLu neighborhood NuluFest.com St. James Court Art Show The nationally acclaimed, juried fine arts and contemporary crafts show featuring hundreds of talented artists is a 61-year-old tradition taking place every Fall among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes in historic Old Louisville. Dates: October 5-7, 2018 Location: St. James Court (and surrounding blocks) StJamesCourtArtShow.com
Photo credit: Danny Wimmer Presents Louder Than Life One of the biggest rock festivals in the country, this two-day outdoor event going into its fifth year stars the top names in hard rock, heavy metal and alternative, amped up with Bourbon and “gourmet man food.” Dates: September 29 & 30, 2018 Location: Champions Park (2050 River Rd.) LouderThanLifeFestival.com
Louisville Pride Festival Making its debut in Fall 2015, this street festival in the city’s hip Highlands neighborhood celebrates art, entertainment, food, the LGBT community and more. Date: September 2018 Location: Bardstown Rd. in the Highlands neighborhood LouisvillePride.com
The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series The free, family-friendly concert series at Louisville Waterfront Park showcases local and emerging national recording artists as heard on radio station 91.9 WFPK FM. Dates: Typically the last Wednesday of the month, April through September Location: The Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park WFPK.org WorldFest Celebrating Louisville’s cultural diversity, this free, family-friendly Labor Day weekend event celebrates the many faces of Louisville with world food, music, dance, culture and education, along with a parade and naturalization ceremony. Dates: August 31 - September 3, 2018 Location: The Belvedere (at 5th and Main Streets) WorldFestLouisville.com 1 888 LOUISVILLE | 31
Louisville On the Rise Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts
Walking around downtown Louisville, one can’t help but notice the abundance of development underway. From hotels to facilities to distilleries, downtown has been energized with new construction projects, renovations and openings. One of these projects is the Omni Louisville Hotel, which just opened in March 2018. This new high rise was designed to reflect the essence of Louisville. Visitors can enjoy Bourbon cocktails in the library bar, a game in the speakeasy bowling alley, dinner at Bob’s Steakhouse and local shopping at the Falls City Market. Guests will also have exclusive access to the rooftop pool and café in the warmer months. Louisville will also open the doors of the first hotel in the city’s hip and trendy NuLu neighborhood in the Spring of 2018. The AC Marriott will be steps away from some of the city’s most popular restaurants, hopping bars, unique shops and cutting-edge distilleries.
The Urban Bourbon Trail® stop at the Louisville Marriott Downtown has also received a recent makeover. Porch Kitchen & Bar brings the Southern charm with signature Bourbon cocktails and locallysourced food. In addition to the new restaurant, the Marriott is updating its lobby and bar, and the guest rooms will be contemporized with elements like modern showers and barn-style doors. In the center of it all will be the new Kentucky International Convention Center on Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. The sparkling glass enclosed design is a bright spot for convention attendees to convene in the heart of the city. LEED Silver Certification, advanced WIFI capabilities, beautiful ballrooms and more meeting space are a few of the new features that will be found at the convention center when the renovation and expansion is complete in August 2018.
Kentucky International Convention Center - photo courtesy of EOP Architects and HOK
Porch Kitchen & Bar - photo courtesy of HVS Design
KICC 200,000 sq. ft. contiguous meeting space 40,000 sq. ft. ballroom 52 meeting rooms 175-seat state-of-the-art conference theater
New & soon to open downtown hotels
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Home2Suites Vu Hotel Omni Hotel Homewood Suites (May 2018) AC Marriott (Spring 2018) Moxy Hotel (2020) Hotel Distil (2020)
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In Louisville, Bourbon is more than just a spirit that comes in a glass. It’s a spirit that lives in Louisvillians’ minds and hearts, and has shaped our way of life. While Bourbon may belong to all of Kentucky, it began here in these parts centuries ago by some of the most spirited entrepreneurs to ever walk the Earth. And since Bourbon began flowing again in downtown Louisville in 2013, nearly a century after Prohibition, “Bourbonism” (as coined by Mayor Greg Fischer) is booming. So much so, we’ve lovingly become known as Bourbon City. That’s why it holds such a special place in the heart of Louisville. Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery
Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse
And that’s where enthusiasts can dive in, beginning with a sip of Louisville’s Official Cocktail, the Old Fashioned—or with an entire trip built around events like the Bourbon Classic in March, the Kentucky Bourbon Affair in June, or Bourbon & Beyond in September. Or year round, there are urban distilleries open for tours and dozens of stops on the Urban Bourbon Trail®—a cocktail and culinary experience highlighting Louisville’s best Bourbon bars and restaurants— you can explore. In fact, if you pick up an Urban Bourbon Trail® passport and collect six stamps at destinations across town, you’ll become a Bourbon Country Citizen. In Louisville, we don’t just drink Bourbon, we experience it. And you can too.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
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Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience
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DAY ONE Choose your own Bourbon adventure—like the itinerary outlined here—or mix and match some Bourbon-centric tours. •
Mint Julep Experiences offers custom tours daily for any size group, and it’s the only tour that takes you to the Brown-Forman Cooperage to see Bourbon barrels being made. Sour Mash Tours leads walking tasting tours as well as Bourbon happy hour tastings in NuLu. Outings with The Thirsty Pedaler, a 16-passenger pedaling pubcrawler, include stops at two bars.
Fuel up with breakfast at Dish on Market, your first stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail®, where you must try the Presidential Breakfast; inspired by Harry Truman’s legendary breakfast, you’ll get a shot of Bourbon with your classic morning fare. Then it’s off to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in the heart of Whiskey Row. Here, you’ll discover the magic and alchemy of how Bourbon is made, plus get a Bourbon-steeped history lesson about this Ohio River city. New for this year is a lounge serving Bourbon flights, cocktails with a souvenir glass and tastings of signature Evan Williams Bourbon. Next experience the craft of family whiskey making from grain to glass at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., where a father and son have resurrected a historic company inside a carefully restored 100-plus-year-old building. Indulge in an inspired lunch at Proof on Main before immersing yourself in all things Kentucky Bourbon at the Frazier History Museum. Opening in summer 2018, an interactive, state-of-the-art experience here will illuminate why the Bluegrass has the perfect mix of water, climate, corn and natural conditions to make it the authentic home of America’s only native spirit as well as trace the history of Bourbon in Kentucky. And as of summer 2018, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center here will serve as the Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experiences.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Continue the history theme with a visit to the bar at Buck’s, an elegant Old Louisville tradition standing amidst the largest concentration of Victorian homes in the nation. You can dine here as well, or at another classic favorite, the Lobby Bar at the Brown Hotel downtown, home of the world famous Hot Brown. You’re now well on your way to earning the rank of official Bourbon Country Citizen. 1 888 LOUISVILLE | 35
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DAY TWO Today it’s on to Angel’s Envy (be sure to book ahead) where intimate tours give an up-close look at the entire operation, capped off with a tasting in The Finishing Room and your chance to enjoy a craft cocktail in the private bar. And starting in spring 2018, try out the hands-on bottling experience of labeling, filling and corking your own bottle of Angel’s Envy. Lunch options abound downtown, but a favorite weekend spot among locals is Garage Bar for wood-fired pizza and country ham tastings. After you’ve filled up at this former service station, it’s a quick hop down the street to your next stop. Old Forester has returned to its roots with a full-scale distillery at the site parent company Brown-Forman occupied on Whiskey Row in the early 20th century. Starting late spring 2018, they will showcase the craft of Bourbon making from barrels to bottling all under the same roof. Don’t miss a stop in the Jim Beam® Urban Stillhouse at Fourth Street Live! for a glimpse at the small working distillery and a tasting, or the build-your-own-bottle experience. For dinner, consider a Clifton/Crescent Hill neighborhood favorite like Bourbons Bistro, which features a seemingly endless Bourbon list and a Bourbon-inspired menu. It’s one of the founding members of the Urban Bourbon Trail and a dictionary definition of a whiskey bar.
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O F F I C I A L V I S I TO R G U I D E DAY THREE This morning head over to the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience in southwestern Louisville, site of the legendary, long-closed Stitzel Weller Distillery. Tours include a stop at the warehouse where rickhousing was invented; a time capsule look at a 1935 barrel cooperage; and a stop in Bourbon legend Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle’s former office before a tasting. For lunch, try the Derby Café at the Kentucky Derby Museum where special cocktails and flights celebrate Derby winners. Then it’s on to NuLu where Rabbit Hole Distilling (opening in spring 2018) embodies the creative vibe of the neighborhood in a modern urban distillery that showcases the process of making whiskey from the milling room to the tasting room. Then, if you’re here in late 2018, tour Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery in the historic Fort Nelson building for an education on American whiskey distilling, as well as a tasting. Whiskey will be made here with the historic pot still system and cypress wood fermenters built by Louisville’s still maker Vendome in 1976 for the Pennsylvania Michter’s Distiller. Tonight, visit a Louisville institution and have your farewell dinner at Lilly’s. Farm to table many years before it was cool, this intimate spot puts a sophisticated spin on seasonal fare—and Bourbon heritage runs in the veins of chef/owner Kathy Cary. Finally, toast a farewell to Bourbon City with an after-dinner cocktail. Naturally we suggest an Old Fashioned. This Bourbon drink made with sugar, bitters, a cherry and orange wedge was invented here in Louisville, where it’s been on the menu at the private Pendennis Club since 1881. You can enjoy one at any of the more than 35 stops along Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail®.
Cheers and enjoy your visit in Bourbon City.
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to enhance the public’s knowledge about the history, heritage, contributions and accomplishments of African Americans in Kentucky and the region. Other options for an afternoon of arts & cultural experiences include:
Photo Courtesy of The Louisville Orchestra
3 Days of Arts & Culture in Louisville DAY ONE Kick off the day with breakfast at Wagner’s Pharmacy where you can see the history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs written all over the walls. A photo collage features past Derby winners along with the famous figures who have passed through over the years. And, you just might even run into a famous horse trainer while you’re there. From Wagner’s, take a short walk over to the Kentucky Derby Museum to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” year-round. Learn about the tradition and spectacle of the legendary Kentucky Derby and see the famous track up close as you stand below the historic Twin Spires. Peruse through ancient, classical and modern art from around the world at the Speed Art Museum, the oldest, largest and foremost museum of art in Kentucky. Or, if architecture is more your thing, take a Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour where you can check out the largest collection of restored Victorian mansions in the United States. If you happen to be in the Old Louisville neighborhood during the summer, catch a Kentucky Shakespeare Festival performance in Central Park. It’s the oldest, free Shakespearean festival in the country. DAY TWO To the west of downtown Louisville lies the Portland Museum, which highlights the history of the Portland neighborhood and its role in the development of Louisville. Hear stories of life along the Ohio River about Mary M. Miller, the first female steamboat captain. You can also view original paintings by John James Audubon, famous for his bird illustrations. Through programs and exhibits, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage works
Stoneware Art Factory – For more than 200 years, it has been transforming clay into functional art forms for the home. Take a self-guided driving tour through the final resting place of many of Louisville’s famous citizens, including native son — Muhammad Ali. You’ll see firsthand why Cave Hill Cemetery is also an outdoor museum. It’s exquisite monumental artwork and more than 500 varieties of trees make it one of the finest arboretums in the U.S. The American Printing House for the Blind happens to be the world’s largest non-profit organization creating educational, workplace and independent living products and services for visually-impaired people. Take a trip to the past at Historic Locust Grove. This 1790’s mansion is a National Historic Landmark and a unique example of early Kentucky architecture. The story of its homeowners and a generation of luminaries who visited Louisville during America’s beginnings are highlighted. Enjoy a musical evening with the Louisville Orchestra, helmed by young musical director Teddy Abrams. LO has debuted more than 10 world premieres. Or see prima ballerinas float across the stage during a Louisville Ballet performance. If theater is more your style, enjoy a national touring production from Broadway Across America at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts or catch a performance at the acclaimed Actors Theatre of Louisville. DAY THREE You can spend several hours exploring Museum Row on Main, which is home to several arts & cultural attractions, all within four walkable blocks on historic Main Street in downtown Louisville. You’ll discover the Frazier History Museum (where 1,000 years of American and world history are brought to life before your eyes); KMAC Museum (explore Kentucky arts and crafts excellence surrounded by artwork from local, regional and national artists); and the Muhammad Ali Center (where you can see the red bike that launched his boxing career, the Olympic Torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and step in the ring to take on “The Greatest” himself). End your day with dinner and a show at Derby Dinner Playhouse in nearby Clarksville, Ind. It’s home to one of the longest continually operating professional dinner theaters in the country.
If you have 24, 48 or 72 hours to spend in Louisville, you can create your own unique and customized Arts & Culture trip. Check out this one-stop-shop to purchase discounted tickets to more than 30 attractions, and to reserve your hotel room. For more info, visit gotolouisville.com/myexperience.
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5 Ways You Can Do the Derby Year-Round The Kentucky Derby is truly the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Basketball legend Magic Johnson once referred to the Kentucky Derby Festival as “the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras rolled into one.” For many folks, attending the Kentucky Derby is on their bucket list. However, if you can’t join us for the Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May, here’s how you can still enjoy a Derby Experience all year long in Louisville.
Live Horse Racing
Horse racing isn’t just under way on the first Saturday in May. Churchill Downs plays host to the Spring, September and Fall Meets. Grab a seat on the swanky Millionaire’s Row, stroll through the Paddock to get an up-close view of horses or experience horse racing under the stars during one of the Downs After Dark events.
Tour the Kentucky Derby Museum
Located next to Churchill Downs, it’s open yearround. You’ll be planted in the middle of the Derby action while viewing the 360-degree film, “The Greatest Race.” You can also take a behind-thescenes tour of the racetrack on one of the museum’s various tours.
3 Drink a Mint Julep Photo credit: Ted Tarquinio
Churchill Downs may serve more than 120,000 Mint Juleps over Derby weekend, but the “Official Cocktail of the Kentucky Derby” isn’t just available on the first Saturday in May. Order one up at the track during other live racing days, or anytime at one of the more than 35 stops along Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail®.
all about the outfit 4 It’s (especially the hat!)
We like to refer to the Derby as Louisville’s version of the Oscars red carpet. And it’s definitely all about the hat. Pick out a chic chapeau or fashionable fascinator at one of the city’s locally-owned boutiques. And fellas, don’t forget your bowties and seersucker suits. Even if you can’t make it to Derby, you can still dress to the nines during the other live race meets at Churchill Downs.
5 Eat Derby-Pie®
Yes, we even have a dessert that celebrates the iconic event. The local Kern’s Kitchen family business has kept the recipe (featuring chocolate chips and premium walnuts) top secret for more than 60 years. Slices are available at a variety of local restaurants, including the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Derby Café. Or buy an entire pie to take home with you from A Taste of Kentucky.
2018 Churchill Downs Calendar KENTUCKY OAKS
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Louisville is home to more than 220 unique neighborhoods. Hereâ€™s a curated list of some that are getting a lot of buzz.
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HIGHLANDS BUTCHERTOWN GERMANTOWN CRESCENT HILL & CLIFTON NULU OLD LOUISVILLE SOUTH 4TH STREET WHISKEY ROW/ MUSEUM ROW WEST LOUISVILLE PORTLAND EAST LOUISVILLE SOUTHERN INDIANA
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Bardstown Road, known as Louisville’s original “Restaurant Row,” is situated in the city’s Highlands neighborhood. In addition to being a dining mecca, the area is also known for its eccentric collection of shops and is one of the most popular neighborhoods for local nightlife.
Anthony Lamas (a James Beard semifinalist) whipping up culinary delights at his Latin restaurant Seviche.
The area is as eclectic as it is charming. You’ll find Victorian homes and turn-of-the-century architecture along quiet streets, just off bustling Bardstown Road, which is truly a people-watching paradise.
Try modern American cuisine with Mediterranean and Southern influences at Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen & Bar. Joy Luck serves up Asian cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. It’s all about small plates and tacos with a Latin twist at Migo. For Southern-inspired dishes, there’s LouVino and The Eagle. And, locals swear by the Green Chili Wontons at the 40-year-old Bristol Bar & Grille.
Sit in a coffee shop or café along Bardstown Road and see businesspeople, creative types, families and skateboarders gliding past.
Cap off your culinary adventure with a sweet treat from “The Cookie Lady” (a local favorite) at Kizito Cookies.
EAT & DRINK The Highlands has been a foodie haven in Louisville for decades. Long-time staples on the scene, Jack Fry’s and Lilly’s, are a favorite for locals celebrating special occasions. You can also spy celebrity chef
The Highlands is also home to a bounty of local breweries and beer bars, including Great Flood, Cumberland Brews, Gravely and Mile Wide. The Holy Grale is the perfect place to find rare beers from around the world.
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
Louisville Zombie Walk
April 28 & 29
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For fans of Holy Grale, the adjacent Gralehaus is Louisville’s only “Bed and Beverage,” offering accommodations above the dining area for visitors 21 and up. On the menu, you’ll find Southern-style breakfast and lunch, like biscuits and duck gravy. Or enjoy a beer cocktail in the picturesque beer garden. The Highlands nightlife is legendary and neighborhood bars are a great place to play pool, hear live music or perform karaoke. Check out some of the neighborhood’s LGBT bars, all within walking distance of one another: Nowhere, Chill and Big Bar. The Highlands is also home to several Irish pubs, including Molly Malone’s, O’Shea’s, Flanagan’s and Shenanigans. LouVino
DISCOVER If you’re looking for a little adventure, there’s Louisville Mega Cavern, home to an underground zip line, ropes course and bike park. You won’t find another place like it in the world. For family fun, visit the Louisville Zoo. Hike, stroll, picnic, or just relax at Tyler Park and Cherokee Park. SHOP For fashionistas, several locally-owned boutiques pepper Bardstown Road, including Dot Fox, Mabel and Moss, Pitaya and General Eccentric. National retailer Urban Outfitters also calls the Highlands home. Louisville Mega Cavern
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Butchertown One of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods, Butchertown, just east of downtown, was the city’s original meatpacking district with butcher shops dominating the area in the 1800s. These days, though one large meatpacker still anchors the area, Butchertown is in the middle of a renaissance and has been spruced up with tasty restaurants, chic boutiques, the city’s first brandy distillery and more options for shopping, dining and entertainment. EAT & DRINK Start your morning with a doughnut topped with anything and everything from Hi-Five Doughnuts. Favorites include the Kentucky Fried Buttermilk Chicken and the Bourbon Caramel with Bacon. Get your caffeine fix with a cup of small batch, organic coffee from Red Hot Roasters. Love mural on Play Dance Bar Louisville
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Etched on the front windows of Butchertown Grocery is just an inkling of what’s in store for diners – gnocchi, rotisserie, burgers and beignets. The fine dining restaurant takes up residence in a historic 1800’s building that was the site of a grocery store and offers American cuisine with a twist. After dinner, head upstairs to the intimate lounge and performance venue, Lola. For handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza and craft cocktails, try Lupo. Butchertown Social is Louisville’s Public House and is home to New American food, cocktails, craft beer, art exhibitions, live music and pub trivia. Pho Ba Luu is known for its Vietnamese specialties and Saigon street food favorites like banh mi sandwiches. Apocalypse Brew Works has a passion for creating small-batch, fresh craft beer. Or whet your whistle at Sergio’s World of Beers with more than 1,000 options.
Butchertown Art Fair
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DISCOVER Butchertown is home to Bourbon City’s only brandy distillery, Copper & Kings. Take a tour and then enjoy a sampling of spirits in the rooftop tasting room, which boasts stunning views of downtown Louisville. Throw some axes and enjoy a cold brew, all at the same time at Flying Axes. The Louisville Extreme Park is the place to go for skateboarders. It features 40,000 square feet of outdoor, concrete skating surface, as well as a 24foot full pipe and a wooden vert ramp. Experience the area’s rich history at the Thomas Edison House, where you’ll be enlightened about the inventor’s time in Louisville. Play Dance Bar is the place to be for drag shows and dance parties. Flying Axes
SHOP Butchertown Market is a one-stop-shop for a little retail therapy. You’ll find clothing, jewelry, home décor and one-of-a-kind gifts at Work the Metal. Cellar Door Chocolates is a small-batch confectionary known for handmade truffles, buttercreams, sea salt caramels and other chocolates. Moss Hill makes handcrafted lotions, soaps and candles with specialty scents like Bourbon and Mint Julep. At Bourbon Barrel Foods, you can pick up bourbon barrel smoked spices, small-batch soy sauce aged in Bourbon barrels and specialty bitters. A row of shotgun houses and boarded up buildings is now home to the Butcher Block. Look for Stag + Doe (modern home furnishings) and LouABull (tongue-and-cheek Kentucky t-shirts). Hadley Pottery has been handcrafting American pottery since 1940 and features a whimsical collection of designs in everything from platters and plates to mugs and bowls. Hi-Five Doughnuts; Photo credit: @eatingNYC
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Germantown Mural at Monnik Beer Co.
Germantown was named after the influx of German immigrants who first settled into the neighborhood in the mid 1800s. The area is dotted by the largest collection of shotgun and camelback houses in the city. A popular local saying is that there’s a dive bar on every corner. Recently, the neighborhood has become a mix of the old and new, maintaining its history while welcoming hip eateries and bars.
Find beer, coffee, kombucha, sandwiches and toast with homemade jams, marmalades and specialty spreads at Lydia House. Speaking of coffee, at Bean, you can watch them roast your coffee beans while reading through your inbox. If you have a taste for Italian, there’s Sarino or Come Back Inn. Or order up a slice of New York-style pizza at The Post.
EAT & DRINK Hammerheads’ selection of house-smoked meats has attracted a following. Look for the stuffed hammerhead shark just above the entrance and you’ll know you’re in the right spot.
Dairy Kastle has been a Louisville summer tradition for more than 40 years. If you’re here during the warm weather months, pop by the walk-up counter for a soft serve ice cream and a chili dog.
Eiderdown is a hip gastropub serving locallysourced European-influenced Southern dishes and craft beers. Local favorite Check’s Café has been a Germantown neighborhood tradition for more than 60 years. It’s the kind of place where cold beer and inexpensive, tasty food (German and American dishes) go hand in hand. Rolled oyster or fried bologna anyone?
Looking for something out of the ordinary, but tastes extraordinary? Stop by Nord’s Bakery for one of its legendary maple bacon doughnuts, or Four Pegs for a chicken and waffle sandwich. Lovers of craft beer can add Monnik Beer Co. to their list. The brewery, taproom and restaurant offers locally-sourced pub fare.
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World Championship Dainty Contest
Seven Sense Festival
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For nightlife, Mr. Lee’s is a cocktail bar with an upscale, swanky vibe. Zanzabar has established a reputation among locals as one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhood gems. Known for being a go-to live music venue featuring both local and national acts, it’s also home to the city’s only vintage arcade. The Pearl is a new bar offering an old school feel in a nod to the Germantown neighborhood corner bars of decades past. Order up a spirited drink while listening to tunes on the jukebox. DISCOVER Schnitzelburg, Germantown’s sister neighborhood, is home to the annual World Championship Dainty Contest in July. Since 1971, this imported German game has drawn people to Hauck’s Handy Store. The game calls for a broomstick handle, the wood dainty (similar in size to sidewalk chalk, sharpened to a point at both ends) and an open street. Players hit the dainty like a baseball. The person who hits their stick the farthest wins. Tip: Ask to see a dainty at Hauck’s counter. SHOP At Fat Rabbit, you’ll find thrift and vintage clothing for men and women, accessories, electronics, art, books, home goods, antiques and more. YesterNook is a vendor mall selling antique and modern furniture, collectibles and home décor. Mural at Nord’s Bakery
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Crescent Hill & Clifton Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
Take a stroll along Frankfort Avenue, the main thoroughfare through the leafy and charming Crescent Hill and Clifton neighborhoods. You’ll find historic homes and buildings, tree-lined streets, alfresco dining and locally-owned shops peppering this railroad-lined avenue. EAT & DRINK Start your day with a pastry, coffee or brunch at Blue Dog Bakery, touted for its authentic artisan breads (Levain!) and delectable menu. Or, pick up an everything bagel and a cup of espresso at Nancy’s Bagel Grounds. Try the Huevos Rancheros at James Beard-nominated Con Huevos. The Hub is the place to catch the big game on TV and grab some pub food. El Mundo is marked by Mexican eats with local ingredients and margaritas. Chick’n & Mi specializes in Asian-inspired comfort food. And, for sushi, there’s Osaka.
Among other local favorites are Porcini (fine Northern Italian cuisine), Irish Rover (Irish pub grub), Bourbons Bistro (Bourbon-inspired dishes), North End Café (fine diner with vegetarian options), Volare (authentic Italian), Varanese (Mediterranean and American), DiFabio’s Casapela (Italian) and Joella’s Hot Chicken. For something unique, try Red Hog. Louisville’s first craft butcher shop that serves as both a restaurant with a varietal menu and retail space. Need a sugar fix? Head over to Please & Thank You, home of what’s touted as Kentucky’s best chocolate chip cookie. Or, grab an ice cream cone from Comfy Cow. To top off the night, head to Craft House, where you’ll be greeted by an extensive selection of local craft beers. For delicious drinks, there’s Red Herring, a
Bourbon Barrel Foods
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Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade
Halloween on Hillcrest
Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop
Oct. 1 - 31
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midcentury modern cocktail lounge, or Silver Dollar, which is housed in a restored 1890’s firehouse and is stocked with more than 100 Kentucky Bourbons. DISCOVER The historic Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse is a great place for a leisurely stroll. Stop by the American Printing House for the Blind (the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the country) for free guided tours. You can witness the production of Braille publications and the recording of audio books. SHOP Consignment shops galore line Frankfort Avenue, including Margaret’s Consignment and Collectibles, men’s re-saler Evolve and Crescent Hill Trading Co. Looking for something a little unusual? Visit Just Creations. This fair trade marketplace sells the handcrafted goods of artisans from more than 45 countries. Book lovers will feel right at home at Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville’s oldest independent bookstore. If you’re searching for home items or gifts with a certain Southern charm, head to Urban Farmhouse Market. If you’re on the hunt for designer fashions, you can find them at Peacock Boutique. For specialty Bourbon enhanced culinary delights, visit Bourbon Barrel Foods. And for a unique Louisville or Kentucky-themed gift, try 5-0-Lou. Silver Dollar
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NuLu Garage Bar
The East Market District of downtown, also referred to as NuLu (standing for New Louisville), has become known for its unique art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops and award-winning culinary scene.
Thrillist named NuLu one of the “18 Best Food Neighborhoods in America.” EAT & DRINK Kick off your day with brunch at Lox, where the focus is on cured salmon, salads and sandwiches. Please & Thank You is a café and record shop that sells coffee, sweets, sandwiches and more. Enjoy a cup of java as you peruse the vinyl selection. For barbecue lovers, Feast BBQ is one of the hottest tickets in NuLu (the Bourbon slushie is a must-try). For those who crave spicy food, Royals Hot Chicken would fit the bill. Craving a mouthwatering burger? Grind Burger Kitchen is your place. Locals rave about the wok-seared lima beans from Mayan Café. The daily scone board at farmer-owned Harvest is a menu must-have, and Rye is known for its new American cuisine and craft cocktails.
NuLu is also home to Wiltshire on Market, an intimate dining space with a seasonal rotating menu. Grab a craft cocktail at Galaxie, a light-filled watering hole. And, at Decca, enjoy inspired food from Chef Annie Pettry, see local artwork, sip a cocktail on the patio and listen to live music in the Cellar Lounge. For dessert, there’s Louisville Cream, home to premium small-batch ice cream like Bourbon Pecan and Cornflake Praline. Unwind at Garage Bar (housed in a former auto service garage) with beer, Bourbon, a seasonal cocktail or wine. The casual neighborhood spot also serves up pizzas from a wood-fired brick oven. During the warm weather, ping pong tournaments are in full swing outside. Nouvelle Bar & Bottle is a wine bar serving more than 40 varieties by the glass. You can also purchase a bottle to take home with you. For craft brew devotees, Akasha Brewing Co. and Goodwood Brewing Co. are part of Louisville’s growing beverage scene. And the Louisville Beer Store is dedicated to specialty craft beer.
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NuLu Bock Beer Fest
Flea Off Market
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DISCOVER For a heart-thumping adventure, try indoor rock climbing at Climb NuLu. Enjoy an authentic Bourbon experience at Angel’s Envy, where you can take an intimate tour and get an up-close look at the entire operation. Cap off your visit with a tasting in the Finishing Room. At Taste Fine Wine & Bourbon, you can sample before you buy at the tasting bar. During the warmer months, catch a minor league Louisville Bats baseball game at nearby Louisville Slugger Field. Or cheer on the Louisville City FC soccer team, the 2017 United Soccer League Champions. SHOP East Market Street is peppered with local shops, including Scout (stylish home decor, artwork, jewelry and gifts), Peace of the Earth (locallymade bath products), Muth’s Candies (home of the famous Modjeska – a caramel-covered marshmallow confection), Mahonia (floral and plant boutique), Red Tree (home furnishings), Revelry (jewelry, art, apparel and more by local artists), BLoFISH (a company selling gender-neutral clothing, whose mission is “all for all”), and Joe Ley Antiques (an 1890’s schoolhouse filled with two acres of treasures). Mahonia Nouvelle Bar & Bottle
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Old Louisville Old Louisville has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes in the country and is the third largest Historic Preservation District in the U.S. Built as a suburb in the 1870s, this neighborhood consists of nearly 48 city blocks of Victorian Era homes – considered the oldest, largest and most beautifully preserved homes in the city. Amid the rich architecture of this community, you’ll also find quaint bed and breakfast inns and excellent dining options, surrounded by the beauty of mature magnolia and oak trees. EAT & DRINK 610 Magnolia is considered one of the city’s finest restaurants. Chef-owner Edward Lee (a James Beard finalist who starred on Iron Chef America and Top Chef) blends European techniques with seasonal, local, organic products during a six-course, pre-fixe dinner.
Buck’s, an official Urban Bourbon Trail® stop, combines European luxury and modern style with linen tablecloths, artfully mismatched china, white flowers adorning the bar and live piano music nightly. Amici is a relaxed Italian eatery with a quaint courtyard, and the Seafood Lady is known for its Cajun and Creole dishes. A Louisville institution since 1947, Dizzy Whizz serves up breakfast, soups, sandwiches and more. Try its famous WhizzBurger, a double-decker hamburger with a secret special sauce. For a unique and fun experience, walk up to the trolley car to place your order for a tasty burger at Ollie’s Trolley. Old Louisville Brewery is a brother-owned microbrewery aiming to be a destination spot and neighborhood community hangout.
Speed Art Museum; Photo by Emily Taylor
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Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
St. James Court Art Show
Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour
May 30 - Aug. 5
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DISCOVER For lovers of the Bard, check out Kentucky Shakespeare, presenters of the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the U.S. At the Speed Art Museum, art lovers of all ages can see paintings and sculpture works from around the world. After a recent major renovation, Kentucky’s first museum has more than doubled its size and added an outdoor art park and piazza and the restaurant, Wiltshire at the Speed. History buffs will be enthralled with the museums in Old Louisville—Conrad-Caldwell House and the Filson Historical Society. For families, a fun and educational option is the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium located on the nearby University of Louisville campus. Old Louisville has its own Central Park, which also often functions as the center of community events. Also, check out Old Louisville’s walking tours with themes from architectural to ghostly. Kentucky Shakespeare
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South Fourth Street (Sou4th) 4th Street Live!
As the city’s primary retail and entertainment corridor for much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Fourth Street was the place to see and be seen. Folks flocked to the area to dine, enjoy an evening out at the theater and shop, especially at the old Stewart’s Department Store where they came decked out in their finest attire. After undergoing a recent retail revitalization, South Fourth Street has once again become a trendy place for local shopping, dining and attractions. The 500 and 600 blocks of the street have been dubbed Sou4th. EAT & DRINK Stop by the Brown Hotel to order up Louisville’s Official Sandwich – the world famous Original Hot Brown. It was created at the hotel in the 1920s and has been a fixture on the menu ever since. For elevated views and cuisine, go to 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen. Louisville’s first open-air rooftop bar and restaurant is located on the 8th floor of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown.
Grab a drink at the Old Seelbach Bar (we recommend the Seelbach cocktail), home to an expansive Bourbon collection. The Seelbach Hilton served as inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, and also hosted Al Capone in his own private card room. Bar Vetti is an Italian concept offering pizzas, housemade pastas, seasonally-selected entrees and small plates. If you’re in the mood for seafood or steak, there’s Brendon’s Catch 23. The official stop on the city’s Urban Bourbon Trail® also boasts a selection of more than 100 Bourbons. And, Sicilian Pizza & Pasta offers an array of melt-in-your mouth pizzas, including the Kentucky Hot Brown. This twist on the Hot Brown features a pizza piled high with roast turkey, bacon and cheese sauce. Theater Square is home to several dining options, including Marketplace Restaurant, where southern comfort food meets Italian flair and live jazz in an eclectic atmosphere.
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The Republic Bank First Friday Hop
New Year’s Eve
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DISCOVER The Louisville Palace, originally a movie theater that opened in 1928, now hosts internationally-known musicians, comedians and performing arts shows. The Palace is famous for its ornate interior baroque architecture and design. The Mercury Ballroom is another great place to catch performances by both national and up-andcoming artists. Louisville entertainment district 4th Street Live! is an epicenter of nightclubs and restaurants, including Jim Beam® Urban Stillhouse, a visitor destination and small distillery, and Bourbon Raw, a Bourbonfocused restaurant with a raw seafood bar. Locallyraised beef is paired with whiskeys of the world at the new Whiskey Dry. 4th Street Live! is also home to Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, where the celebrity chef’s passion for barbecue is evident. For craft cocktail connoisseurs, Meta is a must. You’ll find classics as well as playfully modern concoctions. SHOP Several local shops call Sou4th home. There’s Art Eatables (a chocolatier and confectioner known for its bourbon truffles), Block Party Handmade Boutique (works by local artists and entrepreneurs), Craft(s) Gallery and Mercantile (a contemporary and traditional art gallery featuring works by Kentucky and regional artists), Regalo (gifts, accessories, contemporary décor and fine art), and Cellar Door Chocolates (buttercreams, sea salt caramels, truffles and more chocolate confections). Looking for a unique Louisville or Bourbon-themed gift? The Louisville Visitor Center is just the place to find fun t-shirts, coffee mugs, baseball caps and more. 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen
Hot Brown at The Brown Hotel Louisville Visitor Center
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Whiskey Row/Museum Row Whether you call it Whiskey Row or Museum Row, Louisville’s Main Street is a hip, happening place that’s also known for its historical relevance. Named one of the best Main Streets in America, this downtown street is once again a thriving Bourbon and culinary district and is also home to some of the city’s most iconic attractions. Lining Louisville’s Main Street are some of the oldest buildings in the city, as well as the largest collection of cast iron facades – second only to SoHo in New York City. EAT & DRINK No matter your taste buds, the Whiskey Row/Museum Row area in downtown Louisville has a plethora of
dining-out options. For breakfast or lunch, there’s Atlantic No. 5, known for its homemade biscuits, sandwiches, salads, soups and pastries. If it’s pizza you’re craving, there’s Bearno’s, Impellizzeri’s and Luigi’s. Got a taste for Mexican? El Barrio or Los Aztecas are top-notch choices. For straightforward, Southern cuisine, there’s Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen and Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar. For a tasty burger, try Sidebar or Mussel & Burger Bar. For quick, yummy pub fare, there’s O’Shea’s Downtown and Troll Pub Under the Bridge. For fine dining, pop into Proof On Main, where fresh local and seasonal ingredients inspire the restaurant’s ever-evolving menu, or MilkWood (restaurant of celebrity chef Edward Lee).
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Humana Festival of New American Plays
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DISCOVER The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience gives visitors an insider’s look at the process of crafting Kentucky bourbon. The KFC Yum! Center (ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the country’s Top 10 Arenas in 2013) is a 22,000 seat, state-of-the-art downtown waterfront arena that continuously plays host to a who’s who of musical acts. Museum Row on Main Street boasts several one-ofa-kind attractions within just 4 walkable blocks. From history, Bourbon and modern art, there is something for everyone. In addition to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, you can visit the Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Kentucky Science Center, KMAC Museum, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., and the Muhammad Ali Center. Discounts to all are offered with “The Main Ticket” at MuseumRowOnMain.com. It is also sold at the Louisville Visitor Center. For nightlife, there’s Barbarella Dance Club or relax to some jazz at Jimmy Can’t Dance. SHOP A trip down Whiskey Row wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Art Eatables, a premier Bourbon chocolatier known for its Bourbon chocolate truffles. Duluth Trading Co. is home to men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, including its popular Buck Naked™ Underwear line. 21c statue of David; Photo credit: @samhunterphoto
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory; Photo credit: H&B
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West Louisville West Louisville is comprised of nearly a dozen neighborhoods bordering the Ohio River, including Hallmark, Park Duvalle, Parkland, Russell, Beecher Terrace, Chickasaw and Shawnee. The neighborhood celebrates its strong African American heritage with two noted attractions: The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home. EAT & DRINK The fixings from Big Momma’s Soul Kitchen make for a tasty picnic to take across the street to Shawnee Park. BBQ fans can carry out smoky goodness from Stevie J’s BBQ. Fried chicken connoisseurs will want to sample Indi’s – locals swear by it. Visit Sweet Peaches, a cozy bakery cafe across from the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, serving up soups, sandwiches, Southern classics and sweet treats. Also, in Russell is the Chef Space, Louisville’s first kitchen incubator for food entrepreneurs. It’s home to a rotating restaurant concept called Jay’s 120, which provides space for aspiring West End restaurateurs to have a trial run for 120 days before launching in their own space.
DISCOVER Muhammad Ali fans won’t want to miss the chance to cruise by the Champ’s childhood home in Parkland. Ali lived in the house during his childhood in the 1940s through the early 1960s. The modest bungalow was recently renovated returning the home’s exterior to its original pink state. A bronze marker is located in front of the house noting its historical relevance (outside photo opportunities available – no inside admittance). Nearby in Russell is the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. The Center lifts up the contributions of African Americans throughout Kentucky history with rotating exhibits featuring local figures, including artists and black jockeys, as well as long-term installments that interpret the Civil Rights movement in Louisville. The building itself, the former Louisville Street Railway Complex or “Trolley Barn,” built in 1876 is a favorite location for events, with its soaring ceilings, floods of natural light and beautiful brickwork. Along the Ohio River, the 285-acre Shawnee Park exemplifies the green oasis that Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture,
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dreamed of for Louisville. It’s home to a river walk, biking paths, recreation fields and a public golf course. Shawnee Park also plays host to the Dirt Bowl, a summer-long community basketball tournament that’s been a tradition for nearly 50 years. Tennis courts, picnic sites and a fishing lake make up nearby Chickasaw Park, and you can take a dip in the swimming pool at Algonquin Park. Other green spaces, as well as outdoor art dot west Louisville’s landscape. Produce Park, a revitalization project in Russell, features an urban orchard free to the community along with a shipping container mural that residents contributed to. A public art project called Parkland Rising showcases the work of several neighborhood groups who partnered with a local artist to transform a vacant apartment building into a mural that depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes. Religious institutions have played a significant role in the community. St. Stephen, the largest African American church in the region, welcomes visitors who would like to tour the Baptist church and community center’s four-block campus. Simmons College of Kentucky – a historic African American university in Louisville – has gained recognition for forming a significant partnership with the National Baptist Convention of America International, which has resulted in the national organization relocating its corporate headquarters to the city. SHOP Peruse through an impressive collection of CDs and vinyl – from R&B and jazz to Gospel and blues – at Better Days Records West at Lyles Mall.
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage Muhammad Ali’s Childhood Home
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Portland Located near the banks of the Ohio River on the western edge of downtown, Portland’s history is deeply tied to the river. Early in its history, the neighborhood was an independent river city that served as a port for the boats transporting goods and people around the Falls of the Ohio. As a result, Portland’s bustling commercial activity attracted many new residents including Irish immigrants. Today, Portland is once again attracting new businesses and residents.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
EAT & DRINK For your first stop in Portland, drop by Hot Coffee for a caffeine boost and a pastry (local favorite Please & Thank You cookies are baked there fresh daily). Cup of Joy is the newest neighborhood café, where you can order up coffee, homemade baked goods and lunch. Or, if you’re in the mood for pizza, there’s, Annie’s. At the Table Café, everyone has a place and diners pay what they can afford. Run by volunteers, the nonprofit restaurant serves lunch Monday through Friday.
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DISCOVER Portland’s tradition of fierce independence is exemplified in two beverage makers that call the neighborhood home — Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. and Old 502 Winery. All are within minutes of the western edge of Whiskey Row. The 4th and 5th generation of the Kraver/Taylor family is making fine Bourbon and rye at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Old 502 Winery is Kentucky’s only true urban winery. Using Kentucky grown grapes, the winery has been making wines reflecting its spirit with names such as Kentucky Lady and Shar-Duh-Nay. Tours are available by appointment. The Portland Museum is a magnet for history buffs. Housed in a 1852 Italianate mansion, the museum through models, life-sized characters, photographs and film tells the story of the former river town. During your tour, you’ll learn about the Falls of the Ohio, Portland Wharf and how the canal was built, and learn some fascinating facts from a bygone era. For a little outdoor adventure, Lannan Park offers baseball, tennis, basketball and features scenic river views of the 1830-constructed Portland Canal. The Portland Wharf Park is home to a walking path and trails. Watch riverboats “lock” through the Falls of the Ohio from a viewing station at the McAlpine Locks and Dam.
Art awaits you at Tim Faulkner Gallery, housed in a 26,000-square-foot former manufacturing building located in the Portland Historic Warehouse District. The gallery features 10 artist studios, a 5,000-square-foot gallery and a beer garden that showcases the area’s finest display of urban street art. In addition, there’s a full bar, the Tim Faulkner Gallery Bar, and a coffee shop, McQuixote Books & Coffee. Readers looking for a new favorite read will be delighted with the selection at McQuixote. The bookshop carries classics, hard-to-find titles and literary fiction — even first editions. In the café, you’ll have a choice of drinks, pastries and a rotating sandwich menu. You can also enjoy an arts and cultural experience at 1619 Flux Art + Activism, the Louisville Visual Art Association studios and Dolfinger. Since 1920, Caufield’s Novelty Shop has been the very heartbeat of Halloween in Louisville. The novelty shop sells unique party decorations and costumes for all occasions. Muhammad Ali was a frequent customer, and Lance Burton and Mac King both worked there when they were aspiring magicians.
McQuixote Books & Coffee Mural in Portland
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East Louisville Louisville’s eastern suburbs, mostly located between the Watterson Expressway (I-264) and the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265), are home to thriving communities like St. Matthews, Jeffersontown, Middletown and Norton Commons. Each East End community features some of the city’s top restaurants, plenty of shopping and indoor recreation and countless outdoor activities.
EAT & DRINK Join locals lining up at neighborhood favorite Cheddar Box Too, grab a hot dog at Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago and don’t miss the mini eclairs or kuchens at Plehn’s Bakery. Explore Louisville’s international flair with big Vietnamese flavors at tiny NamNam, authentic Korean at Charim, Cuban favorites at Havana Rumba or step into the ring at El Taco Luchador. Dig into long-time local favorite Café Lou Lou, class it up with a dinner at Equus and Jack’s Lounge or sink your teeth into one of Coal’s coal-fired artisan pizzas. For healthful options, rev up with green goodness at Green District Salads or try the feel-good fare at vegan Half Peach Cafe. Parklands
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Ready for a night out? Let the boot scootin’ begin at Waylon’s Feed & Firewater, a classic honky tonk and Bourbon bar. Looking for something a little more rock ‘n roll? Try Tin Roof or head over to Gerstle’s Place, one of St. Matthews’ oldest bars. Or grab a quick cocktail at Diamond, Molly Malone’s or Drakes. DISCOVER Once a prosperous farming community, St. Matthews became an incorporated city in the 1950s. Today visitors will find a wide array of locally-owned shops, restaurants and bars. This area is also home to several parks, including Seneca, Robsion and Brown parks. SHOP Pick up a gift at Dandelion or join a cooking demonstration at Cooking at The Cottage, both located in the historic Vogue Center. Just down the street in Chenoweth Square, browse for fun accessories at Lemon Tree and treats for your furry friends at Three Dog Bakery. Head further east for larger shopping centers and malls (Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center, and outdoor shopping center, The Paddock Shops) featuring national names, as well as Westport Village for dozens of walkable local shops and restaurants.
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EAT & DRINK Locals and visitors alike love the creations from Plump Peacock Bakery & Cafe and Cottage Cafe. Pizza fans will want to check out local pizzerias Hometown, Impellizzeri’s and Wick’s. Mark’s Feed Store keeps BBQ lovers happy, while flavors of the world can be sampled at Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, MASA Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar and Simply Thai. Take a break and enjoy a few small plate treats and a glass of wine at LouVino or see why locals have been flocking to Rumors for over 30 years. DISCOVER Growing from an early settlement to trading center to small city, Middletown is a vibrant suburb that offers a small-town charm. Restored cottages along the historic Main Street are home to friendly, locallyowned shops and restaurants. Middletown is also home to the legendary Valhalla Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course has hosted multiple PGA events. Explore the two century-plus history of the community at Middletown Historical Museum or get outdoors at Beckley Creek Park. Part of the Floyds Fork Creek Parklands, this park features a community garden, walking trails, picnic areas, a fishing lake, as well as agricultural fields at the site of a former distillery. For indoor family fun, check out Renaissance Fun Park’s laser tag, mini golf, arcade, and go karts. SHOP Don’t forget to shop the boutiques along Middletown’s Historic Main Street, including Prickly Pear Boutique for women’s accessories and home décor, rustic furniture at Tattered Treasures Primitives, find all things Kentucky at A Taste of Kentucky, hunt for bargains at Middletown Peddlers Mall, or discover treasures at Red Barn Antique & Art Emporium.
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EAT & DRINK Come dinnertime, plan a night of “games, grains (beer and Bourbon) and grub” at RecBar, or line up for the popular burgers at Mussel & Burger Bar. Try 3rd Turn Brewing for a pub-style gathering spot with 20 taps. For pizza, mac and cheese, subs and beer, there’s Mac’s Dough House. DISCOVER Year round, visitors can explore Kentucky’s natural legacy and early settlement history at Blackacre, Kentucky’s first State Nature Preserve. The 170-acre farm and 1785 homestead includes an 18th-century cottage, spring house, barn, and pre-Civil War farmhouse. Indoor family fun is found at Kingpin Lanes with video games, karaoke, and Highway 66 mini bowling lanes. More fun still is on hand with 40 mph racing karts on a 1,000-foot indoor course at Bluegrass Indoor Karting. SHOP In the mood for a psychic reading or a spiritual cleansing? Pop in Moon Struck for a wide range of spiritual tools and items. Or find antiques galore at It’s Serendipity and Chief’s Unique Antiques. RecBar
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EAT & DRINK Meeting Street Coffeehouse is a great place to start, especially because they’re home to some of the best vegan and gluten-free pastries in the city. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch, Verbena Café has crepes, waffles, omelets and sandwiches. The 502 Bar & Bistro is quickly gaining attention thanks to Ming Pu, who along with a few other “Louisville Young Gun” chefs, recently took their talents to the famed James Beard House in New York City for a night to showcase Louisville’s buzzworthy culinary scene. Mercato Italiano serves up paninis and salads for lunch, but really shines for dinner with homemade pastas, a curated wine list and a celebrated patio. Commonwealth Tap is a cozy neighborhood bar that’s knowledgeable staff expertly curates an outstanding wine, Bourbon and beer menu. And then there’s the family-operated bed-&breakfast, Chateau Bourbon, which is centered on, you guessed it—Bourbon. The decadent three-course Southern breakfast is no joke. Innkeepers Missy and John also hold a nightly happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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DISCOVER Located in East Louisville, this walkable urbanist community is quickly building a reputation as a shopping and dining destination. The community also has miles of walking trails, a rose garden, a bocce court, parks and a vibrant town center. Norton Commons borrows from timeless design aesthetics of great neighborhoods like the Highlands and Old Louisville, while also incorporating influences from Charleston and Savannah, and even a touch of New Orleans. SHOP The neighborhood is a can’t miss for locally-owned boutiques, all within walking distance of one another. Best friends Kate and Rachel are The Hat Girls. These born and raised Louisvillians create couture millinery pieces and elegant fascinators that have been worn at great race meetings around the world, and of course, under the Twin Spires on the first Saturday in May. Just down the street is Lulubelles, a boutique where you can find unique hostess gifts, women’s clothing and accessories and even furniture pieces. Something Blue features fashionable finds for women of all ages. The latest home accessories can be found at Set The Stage, and 7 Southern Giraffes features unique men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and gifts with southern flair.
EVENTS ST. MATTHEWS St. Matthews Street Festival
Light Up St. Matthews
St. Matthews Farmers Market
Every Saturday late Spring - early Fall SMFarmersMarket.com
MIDDLETOWN Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Spring and Summer Concert Series
Monthly May - Oct.
JEFFERSONTOWN Gaslight Festival
Sept. 14 - 16
NORTON COMMONS Norton Commons Restaurant Week
Norton Commons Art Festival & Spring Homes Showcase
Summer Sundown Street Parties
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South Points Scenic Area Churchill Downs
In recent years, South Louisville has experienced a renaissance. Young families have moved into this area of second-and-third-generation residents, and many have come from across the globe. With this mix of old and new, the area has become a multicultural community that’s rich and diverse. EAT & DRINK Delicious and inexpensive international dining options are favorites, including Jerusalem Café, Annie Cafe and Vietnam Kitchen (a top pick of many Louisville chefs). Mike Linnig’s has been serving up fried fish, frog legs, shrimp, pan-fried oysters, turtle soup and more since 1925. Nestled in a shady grove along the Ohio River, you can have your seafood served to you indoors or out, all while enjoying the view.
If you have a taste for barbecue, you’ll enjoy the rustic Shack in the Back BBQ located in Fairdale. Feast on Kentucky favorites like the Hot Brown, burgoo and Country Ham Wontons at the Derby Café at the Kentucky Derby Museum. If you need a caffeine fix, get fueled up at Sunergos, a micro-roastery and coffee shop in the eclectic Beechmont neighborhood that also highlights local artwork. DISCOVER The South Points Scenic Area, along the Ohio River, surrounded by thousands of acres of forested knobs and open space, is a prime destination for outdoor recreation and cultural pursuits. The Jefferson Memorial Forest is the largest municipal forest in the U.S and is the site of more than 35 miles of scenic
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Experience live horse racing at Churchill Downs on the following dates in 2018: KENTUCKY OAKS
DOWNS AFTER DARK
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Jun. 2 & 16, Sept. 29
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woodland trails for hiking and trail running, and another 11 miles for equestrian use. For mountain biking or fishing, don’t miss a visit to Waverly Park. South Points is also home to Iroquois Park, one of the gems of the Olmsted parks, which hosts concerts in the Iroquois Amphitheater and is the site of the annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular Halloween event. See firsthand how Bourbon and whiskey are made from start to finish at Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience, located at the site of the legendary, long-closed Stitzel Weller Distillery.
History aficionados can explore a 19th century farm on the Ohio River at the Farnsley-Mormen House. Or, take in the Little Loomhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the biggest repository of original and classic textile patterns in the United States. Experience live racing and sip a Mint Julep at Churchill Downs, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, during the Spring, September and Fall meets. Partake in the thrills and traditions of the Kentucky Derby every day at the Kentucky Derby Museum, where a 360-degree, high-definition multimedia show, exhibits, a café and gift shop await visitors.
The area boasts some of the most beautiful views of the Ohio River Valley, with many accessible while hiking along a trail atop its many knobs or biking the Louisville Loop, which stretches from Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing through West Louisville and into downtown. Vietnam Kitchen
Jefferson Memorial Forest Kentucky Derby Museum
Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular
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Southern Indiana Falls of the Ohio
Southern Indiana, just one mile north of Louisville, is a quick hop over the bridge from downtown and has charming riverfront communities with revitalized, walkable downtowns, historical attractions and upand-coming restaurants. Here are a few must-see spots to visit: NEW ALBANY Head to Feast BBQ for Bourbon and slow-smoked brisket or Dragon King’s Daughter for an Asianfusion experience. For small plates and big steaks, there’s Brooklyn and the Butcher, a mishmash of an old school New York interior with a Brooklyn exterior. Be sure and check out the speakeasy. Try rustic-chic gastropub at the The Exchange Pub + Kitchen. Gospel Bird is the place to go for Southern comfort food. Satisfy your seafood craving at Hull
& High Water. For dessert, head over to the colorful Sweet Stuff Bakery for a cookie or pastry. The area is also home to a winery (River City Winery) and several breweries, including Floyd County Brewing, New Albanian Brewing Co. Pizzeria & Public House and Donum Dei. For stylish clothing and accessories and home décor, shop the racks at local favorite Dress & Dwell. For art and history lovers, there’s the Carnegie Center For Art & History, a history museum and contemporary art gallery. Take a tour of the historic Culbertson Mansion, which tells the story of an influential dry goods merchant, one of Indiana’s richest men. Have a family-friendly good time at River Run Family Waterpark.
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Abbey Road on the River
May 24 - 28
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JEFFERSONVILLE Kick off your morning with a cup of coffee or a smoothie at Too Tired Bike & Bean. A short walk across the Big Four Bridge will land you in Jeffersonville and at the Big Four Station, featuring green space, fountains, a pavilion and a playground. Grab a bite at Big Four Burgers & Beer. For craft beer and pub fare, there’s Red Yeti, Flat 12 Bierwerks and Pearl Street Taphouse. Pizza and craft beer go hand-in-hand at Parlour. A charming house has been converted into a restaurant serving up locally-sourced New American cuisine at Portage House. For fried chicken and Southern dishes, there’s Annie’s by the River. If you’re craving Italian cuisine, try Come Back Inn.
at Derby Dinner Playhouse (one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country). Other Southern Indiana Points of Interest Feeling lucky? Just twenty minutes west of Louisville is Horseshoe Southern Indiana – a riverboat casino that also hosts concerts and is home to a hotel, restaurants, a golf course and night club. In the mood for fried chicken and all the fixings? Starlight, Ind., is the site of Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant, about a 22-mile drive from downtown Louisville. You could spend the entire day here, which is also home to the Huber Orchard, Winery and Vineyard.
Stop by Schimpff’s – one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States. For more sugary treats, you can find delicious cakes and other bakery goodies at Adrienne & Co. or frozen yogurt at Pearl Street Treats. Take a step back in time to the Great Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum, a treasure trove of models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models and other artifacts. RiverStage – Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor entertainment venue – is a great place to catch a concert. Unwind at Match Cigar Bar where you can sit on a leather chair, listen to jazz on vinyl and sip on a fine Bourbon or handcrafted cocktail.
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2018-19 FESTIVALS & EVENTS CALENDAR Named one of the best cities for festivals and events in North America, regardless of the season, you can find a unique music, art or cultural festival – unlike any other in the world – happening in Louisville. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most popular annual events and festivals. This list by no means is complete. Visit GoToLouisville.com where new events are added daily. There you can search by date or event type to find one that suits your interests and travel schedule.
Kentucky Exposition Center
Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville Boat, RV, & Sportshow
Mid-America Trucking Show
NuLu Bock Beer Fest NuLu neighborhood
National Farm Machinery Show Kentucky Exposition Center FarmMachineryShow.org
NuluBockFest.com St. Patrick’s Day Parade Highlands neighborhood LouisvilleIrish.com
Tailspin Ale Fest Bowman Field Airport TailspinAleFest.com
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair Highlands neighborhood
FEBRUARY-MARCH Bourbon Classic
Various locations throughout the city BourbonClassic.com
CherokeeTriangle.com Festival of Faiths The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts FestivalOfFaiths.org Kentucky Derby Festival
FEBRUARY-APRIL Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville ActorsTheatre.org
More than 70 events held over two weeks at various locations throughout the city. KDF.org Mint Julep Month Various locations throughout the city GoToLouisville.com/MintJulepMonth
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Abbey Road on the River
Kentucky Craft Bash Louisville Waterfront Park KYCraftBash.com
Big 4 Station Park in Jeffersonville, Ind. AROTR.com
Old Fashioned Fortnight Various locations throughout the city
Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs ChurchillDowns.com
Portland Festival Street fest in the Portland neighborhood
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville Water Tower Park KentuckyReggaeFestival.com
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Louisville Water Tower Park
Old Louisville’s Central Park
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
ForecastleFest.com Jane Austen Festival
Historic Locust Grove
Muhammad Ali Center and various locations throughout the city
I Am Ali Festival
GoToLouisville.com/Ali Butchertown Art Fair Butchertown neighborhood Butchertown.Wixsite.com/ArtFair
Various locations throughout the city LebowskiFest.com World Championship of Dainty Hauck’s Handy Store in Germantown Schnitzelburg.org
Kentuckiana Pride Festival Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park KYPride.com Kentucky Bourbon Affair Multiple events held throughout the city KYBourbonAffair.com
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AUGUST Kentucky State Fair
Gaslight Festival Jeffersontown Neighborhood JtownChamber.com
Kentucky Exposition Center KYStateFair.org
Jug Band Jubilee Waterfront Park
Louisville Zombie Walk
Highlands neighborhood LouisvilleZombieWalk.com
Louder Than Life Champions Park
NSRA Street Road Nationals Plus®
Kentucky Exposition Center NSRA-USA.com
Louisville Irish Fest Bellarmine University
Seven Sense Festival
Germantown neighborhood SevenSenseFest.com
Louisville Pride Festival Street fest in the Highlands neighborhood
World’s Championship Horse Show Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center KYStateFair.org/WCHS
LouisvillePride.com Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Muhammad Ali Center AliCenter.org
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Louisville Water Tower Park
NuLu neighborhood NuluFest.com
Rock the Water Tower
Belknap Festival WorldFest
LouisvilleKY.gov Garvin Gate Blues Festival Old Louisville neighborhood
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GarvinGateBluesFestival.com Harvest Homecoming New Albany, Ind. HarvestHomecoming.com
Ironman Louisville IronmanLouisville.com
NOVEMBER Festival of Trees and Lights
LGBT Film Festival
Louisville Slugger Field
Village 8 Theatres LouisvilleLGBTFilmFest.com
Light Up Louisville Downtown Louisville
Louisville International Festival of Film
Various locations throughout the city St. James Court Art Show Old Louisville neighborhood StJamesCourtArtShow.com Taste of Louisville Louisville Executive Aviation TheTasteOfLouisville.com
NOVEMBERJANUARY Holiday in the City
Downtown Louisville LouisvilleKY.gov
Urban Bourbon Half Marathon UrbanBourbonHalf.com World’s Largest Halloween Party Louisville Zoo LouisvilleZoo.org/Halloween
DECEMEBER Bardstown Road Aglow
Highlands neighborhood TheHighlandsOfLouisville.com
Lights Under Louisville
Old Louisville neighborhood
Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular
Louisville Mega Cavern LouisvilleMegaCavern.com Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour
North American Livestock Exposition Kentucky Exposition Center LivestockExpo.org
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ACCOMMODATIONS CENTRAL LOUISVILLE Airport & Expo. Center Econo Lodge www.econolodge.com/hotel-louisville-kentucky-KY120 6109 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 813-8200 Located only a few miles from the Louisville International Airport and the Kentucky Exposition Center, and just a short drive to the Kentucky International Convention Center, Churchill Downs and University of Louisville. Candlewood Suites Louisville Airport www.candlewoodsuites.com 1367 Gardiner Ln., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 357-3577 Spacious, comfortable suites packed with value-added features for business travelers. Comfort Inn & Suites Airport & Expo
653 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 375-2233 Stay less than a mile from the Louisville International Airport and 2 miles from the Kentucky Derby Museum. Enjoy a complimentary airport shuttle, hot breakfast and an indoor pool.
Comfort Suites Airport www.choicehotels.com 6535 Paramount Park Dr., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 964-0740 Complimentary airport shuttle from 6am - 11pm. Hotel features an indoor pool, complimentary hot deluxe breakfast, wi-fi and wonderful meeting facility. Cottonwood Suites Louisville Fair & Expo www.hilouisville.com 4110 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40216 (502) 448-2020 All rooms offer room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers and free local calls are among the many amenities available to guests. Courtyard Marriott Louisville Airport www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sdfap-courtyard-louisvilleairport/ 819 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 368-5678 Located 1/2 mile from the Kentucky Expo Center and the Louisville International Airport. The cafe is open for breakfast daily and lounge open Mon-Sat night. Meeting rooms available.
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport www.cplouisville.com 830 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 367-2251 Featuring 588 guest rooms & 50,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space less than 2 minutes from the Kentucky Expo Center. Complimentary Airport and Kentucky Kingdom shuttle service. CW8433C CVB VISITORS GUIDE HOTEL.qxp_CW7322A_ 12/18/17 11:05 AM Page 1 Comfort Inn Southwest www.comfortinn.com/hotel-louisville-kentucky-KY148 4444 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40216 (502) 447-2096 Gold Award Winning Property. Close to shopping centers, a variety of restaurants, very friendly and clean. All rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators.
• Two minutes from the airport with complimentary 24-hour shuttle • Indoor/Outdoor swimming pool • State-of-the-art fitness facility • Ten minutes from downtown, museums, art galleries, dining and more • Next to Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay, the Kentucky Exposition Center, and just five minutes to historic Churchill Downs • Avoid Parking Fees...Complimentary shuttle to Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay • Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and the weekday newspaper • On-site dining at Blue Horse Restaurant & Bar • Park, Stay & Go Program and IHG Rewards Call (800) 633-8723 for reservations today. 76 | GOTOLOUISVILLE.COM
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ACCOMMODATIONS Days Inn & Suites www.the.daysinn.com/louisville11207 4051 Cane Run Rd., Louisville, KY 40216 (502) 447-3700 Spacious rooms conveniently located only 6 miles from the airport. Enjoy the sauna and executive Jacuzzi suites among other amenities.
Howard Johnson Express www.hojo.com 709 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 363-9952 Located one block from main gate of Kentucky Exposition Center.
Days Inn Louisville Airport Fair & Expo www.daysinn.com/hotel/14923 2905 Fern Valley Rd., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 968-8124 Located near the Louisville Airport and Kentucky Expo Center. All rooms include micro-fridge refrigerator. Only 7 miles from downtown.
Ramada Louisville Expo Center www.the.ramada.com/louisville11826 2912 Crittenden Dr., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 637-6336 Across the street from the Kentucky Exposition Center and 1 mile from Louisville International Airport. A short drive to Churchill Downs, Cardinal Stadium and the University of Louisville.
Days Inn Louisville Central University & Expo Center www.daysinn.com/hotel/05548 1620 Arthur St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 636-3781 Next door to University of Louisville and minutes from iconic attractions like Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger and historic Old Louisville, we offer 142 comfortable rooms at an even more comfortable price. Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport www.fourpointslouisvilleairport.com 2850 Crittenden Dr., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 753-5555 Located 1 mile from airport and across the street from the Kentucky Expo Center. Conveniently located off I-65 & I-264. Hotel offers spacious rooms and meeting space. Hampton Inn Louisville Airport www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/kentucky/ hampton-inn-louisville-airport-SDFAPHX/index.html 800 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 366-8100 Located just 200 yards from the main gate of the Kentucky Expo Center. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Hilton Garden Inn - Louisville Airport www.louisvilleairport.stayhgi.com 2735 Crittenden Dr., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 637-2424 All rooms with hospitality center including microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. A Musselman Property. Holiday Inn Express Louisville Airport Expo Center www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/louisville/ sdfbl/hoteldetail 1921 Bishop Ln., Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 456-4411 Located only 3 miles from The Louisville International Airport and the KY Fair and Exposition Center with lots of amenities and available meeting rooms. Holiday Inn Louisville Airport Fair/Expo www.ihg.com 447 Farmington Ave., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 637-4500 Located in the heart of Louisville’s convention, sports and airport district, this beautiful full service hotel offers an upscale experience with exceptional guest services and full-service restaurant. Holiday Inn Louisville Airport South www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/louisville/sdfoo/ hoteldetail 6551 Paramount Park Dr., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 966-0000 Our full-service facility will take care of all your needs and exceed your expectations!
Red Roof Inn Louisville Fair & Expo www.redroof.com 3322 Red Roof Inn Pl., Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 456-2993 100% customer satisfaction and America’s best value. Dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Residence Inn by Marriott - Louisville Airport www.marriott.com/sdfra 700 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 363-8800 All suites property with Studio, 1BR and 2BR Suites. Airport shuttle 24/7, meeting space for 12 and can assist with outside catering to accommodate. Rodeway Inn Airport www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-louisville-kentuckyKY090 571 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 361-5008 Motel located near airport & Kentucky Exposition Center. Sleep Inn Louisville Airport & Expo www.sleepinn.com/hotel-louisville-kentucky-KY434 3330 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 368-9597 Located within 1.5 miles of Churchill Downs, Louisville Airport, and Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. Microwave and refrigerator located in every room. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Airport www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sdfla-springhill-suiteslouisville-airport/ 820 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 361-9009 All-suite property, with choice of king or double/double suites. Super 8 Louisville Airport www.super8louisville.com 4800 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 968-0088 Enjoy a convenient stop in the Bluegrass State located off I-65, near Louisville International Airport (SDF) and easy access to Fort Knox. Property features new rooms with all the FREE amenities you love. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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The new Omni Louisville Hotel offers a sophisticated experience soaked in the local f lavor of one of the most unique and scenic cities in the country. Take a seat at acclaimed restaurants, Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Neighborhood Services, or get something on the go from Falls City Market, an urban food hall. Indulge at the signature Mokara Spa, or roll into Speakeasy, a bourbon bar with bowling lanes. Book your stay now to enjoy this one-of-a-kind destination.
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ACCOMMODATIONS Super 8 Louisville/Expo Center www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/louisville-kentucky/ super-8-louisville-expo-center/overview 101 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 635-0799 Located near the Kentucky Exposition Center and just minutes from Louisville International Airport (SDF). With a great location off I-65, our Louisville setting is close to many popular area attractions. Wingate by Wyndham Louisville Airport www.wyndhamhotels.com/wingate/louisville-kentucky/ wingate-by-wyndham-louisville-airport/overview 3200 Kemmons Dr., Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 473-0000 At Wingate by Wyndham, we focus on connecting our guests to the elements that form a great stay. Connect to convenience in guest rooms appointed with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators. You will find every service and amenity at Wingate to keep your life balanced and productive, even when you travel. Woodspring Suites Louisville Airport www.woodspring.com 3300 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 333-9980 With 3 suite styles to choose from and fully-equipped kitchens, this hotel is an excellent option for nightly, weekly and monthly guests. Our comfortable suites accommodate up to four people, and feature upgraded kitchens including a full-size refrigerator, microwave and stove top. Guest laundry facilities are available 24/7.
DOWNTOWN 21c Museum Hotel www.21cmuseumhotels.com 700 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 217-6300 A 91-room boutique hotel featuring a contemporary art museum and award-winning restaurant. Our spa and thoughtful amenities are designed to enhance the convenience of your stay. Applauded by Travel + Leisure magazine as “one of the most ambitious unions of art and hospitality ever undertaken.” AC Hotel Louisville Downtown www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sdfac-ac-hotel-louisvilledowntown 727 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 568-6880 AC Hotels by Marriott reflect the souls of the cities in which they reside. Located in Louisville’s downtown NuLu neighborhood, known for its unique art galleries, specialty stores and growing restaurant scene. Step into your spacious well-appointed guest room to discover European styling, sleek furniture and premium bedding. AC Hotels – a whole new way to hotel. Aloft Louisville Downtown www.aloftlouisvilledowntown.com 102 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1888 Located on the historic yet revitalized Whiskey Row, enjoy easy-breezy access to the convention center, shopping, entertainment & sports venues, and trendy restaurants.
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“#10 Hotel in the South” – CONDÉ NAST “I love a grand hotel. I adore sweeping into a lavish lobby that looks as though it came straight from a 1930’s movie set. Few places offer such sparkling accommodations.” – SOUTHERN LIVING
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ACCOMMODATIONS Brown Hotel www.brownhotel.com 335 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1234 Louisville’s premier 4-diamond hotel since 1923. An urban landmark featuring magnificent over-sized rooms and complimentary wireless Internet throughout. Complimentary airport transportation.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown www.marriott.com/SDFFD 100 E. Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 569-3553 Offers large guest suites, flat-panel TVs and luxury bedding. Explore all the area has to offer just steps from 4th Street Live! and the KFC Yum! Center.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown www.marriott.com 100 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 562-0200 Located in the heart of the city on Whiskey Row directly across the street from the KFC Yum! Center. Offering inexpensive attached garage parking. If you are looking for comfortable and welcoming accommodations, look no further!
Galt House Hotel www.galthouse.com 140 N. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-5200 Featuring 1,310 guest rooms including 600 executive suites and 7 restaurants and lounges including RIVUE, which offers guests 360 degree views from 25 stories above the city. It is 128,000 sq. ft. of meeting & exhibit space and connected the KFC Yum! Center, Belvedere Outdoor Plaza and the Muhammad Ali Center. It is The Heart of Louisville.
Econo Lodge Downtown www.econodowntown.com 401 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-2841 Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, just a block away from KY International Convention Center and KFC Yum! Center. Close to many attractions like Papa John’s Stadium & Slugger Museum. Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown www.louisvilledowntown.embassysuites.com 501 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 813-3835 An historic building with a contemporary, boutique-like ambiance, this all-suite hotel boasts a fantastic location next to the 4th St. Live! entertainment district with its many restaurants and bars. Located just blocks from the KFC Yum! Center, Whiskey Row, Museum Row, the Kentucky Center for Arts, and the Muhammad Ali Museum.
Hampton Inn Downtown Louisville www.louisvilledowntown.hamptoninn.com 101 E. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 585-2200 Located just 8 blocks from the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and to two distilleries - Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Visit KFC YUM! Center, only a few blocks away or enjoy a cruise on the Belle of Louisville. Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/index.html 635 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-2000 Feel at home in our Homewood Suites by Hilton in beautiful downtown Louisville, blocks away from business districts and entertainment districts.
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Located Smack Dab in the Middle of Museum and Whiskey Rows. Louisville’s Only Waterfront Hotel is quite simply the best place to find a unique and authentic experience. Sip some bourbon while taking in spectacular views of the Ohio River. We are just a shot away from Whiskey Row. Explore world-renowned cultural encounters at nearby Museum Row. The Galt House Hotel, the Heart of Louisville, is in the center of it all. Book now at GaltHouse.com.
On the Waterfront • 140 N. Fourth Street • Louisville, KY (800) 843-4258 • GaltHouse.com #galthouse
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THE AMBIANCE…REKINDLED THE STORY…REVIVED An iconic building with a contemporary, boutique-like atmosphere, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Louisville Downtown boasts two-room suites, complimentary made-to-order breakfast and evening reception, and a fantastic location. Book now at louisvilledowntown.embassysuites.com or call 502.813-3800.
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Hilton Garden Inn Downtown www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/index.html 350 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-5175 Set in the heart of Downtown Louisville within walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center, The KFC Yum! Center, 4th Street Live!, The Louisville Palace, lively nightlife and lots of restaurants. Offering cuisines from around the world with a 14,000 square foot rooftop restaurant and bar.
Hotel Louisville www.hotellouisville.org 120 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-2241 Located in the heart of downtown Louisville’s business and hospital district, offering clean, comfortable rooms with cable and Wi-Fi. The hotel features spacious ballrooms, quality catering, a cozy coffee shop, patio dining, a local art gallery, a luxury boardroom overlooking the city’s growing skyline, and the best $5 dollar luncheon buffet in town!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress 800 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-2552 Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Louisville with easy access to I-64. With our world class service and many Louisville businesses, restaurants and attractions within walking distance, you’ll discover why our guests have selected us as their preferred hotel in downtown Louisville!
Hyatt Regency Louisville www.louisville.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html 311 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 581-1234 Located adjacent to the Kentucky International Convention Center & 4th Street Live! The atrium-style 393-room hotel boasts a new front entrance, lobby, front desk, fitness center & restaurant & bar which is featured on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail.
Home2 Suites Louisville Nulu - Medical District www.Home2nulu.com 240 S. Hancock St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 561-0460 An all-suite hotel, with each suite including a kitchen, living room, and sleeping area that comes fully equipped with Earth-friendly products. Guests have the option of enjoying their breakfast on our rooftop outdoor space. Property also provides guests with an innovative laundry and fitness facility, as well as plenty of space for groups and meetings.
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ACCOMMODATIONS SpringHill Suites Downtown www.marriott.com/SDFSD 132 E. Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 569-7373 Enjoy style and space at our fullyrenovated hotel. A 10-min. walk to KFC Yum! Center, 4th Street Live! and Whiskey Row. Each suite features flat-screen TVs, wet bars with microwaves and mini-fridges. Secure garage parking ($14 daily). Vu Guesthouse www.vuguesthouselouisville.com 822 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 785-0815 Once a tobacco warehouse, this beautiful gem was revitalized as a sexy, stylish 34room boutique hotel. Classic yet chic, bold colors combined with lavish amenities set the tone. The lobby is alluring with posh, plush seating and a snazzy, lobby bar & lounge. Come experience travel in a whole new way.
Louisville Marriott Downtown www.marriottlouisville.com 280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 627-5045 Louisville’s 4-diamond full-service hotel located in the heart of the city and connected to the convention center and 4th Street Live! Two blocks from the KFC Yum! Center and historic Main Street.
Omni Louisville Hotel www.omnihotels.com/hotels/louisville 400 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 313-6664 Located in the heart of Downtown Louisville, inspired by the city’s rich history and authentic character, the Omni Louisville offers hotel guests, residents and locals a chance to connect and enjoy the best of a great city. Ramada Louisville North www.ramadalouisville.com 1041 Zorn Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-5101 Convenient to downtown & all major area attractions. Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville Downtown www.marriott.com/sdfgj 333 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-8998 Marriott’s all-suite, extended-stay hotel offering studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. Seelbach Hilton Hotel www.seelbachhilton.com 500 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 585-3200 Louisville’s grand hotel, built in 1905 and located in the heart of downtown Louisville next to 4th Street Live!. Home to the 5-Diamond Oakroom Restaurant.
EAST LOUISVILLE Aloft Louisville East www.aloftlouisvilleeast.com 10700 Westport Rd., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 429-9901 Designed for global travelers, Aloft Hotels offers comfortable loft-inspired rooms and a vibrant social scene, all in a modern tech-savvy environment. Our always-buzzing hotel will have ample function space near Ford’s truck plant, a state park, and plenty of shopping and dining options.
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ACCOMMODATIONS Baymont Inn & Suites Louisville East www.baymontlouisville.com 9400 Blairwood Rd., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 339-1900 Providing 100 rooms & suites that add to your comfort and enhance your productivity. Whether in town for business or pleasure, your destination is only minutes away. Best Western Louisville East www.bestwesternlouisvilleeast.com 9802 Bunsen Way, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 499-0000 Come see this beautiful 101-room full-service facility (including banquet rooms & catering), well equipped to satisfy all our guests needs. Make your Louisville getaway an enjoyable experience. Breckinridge Inn www.breckinridgeinn.com 2800 Breckinridge Ln., Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 456-5050 Schedule a getaway retreat for your business trip. Rooms feature desks, coffeemakers, and a 27-inch flat screen with HBO and Showtime. We want to bring you home to Kentucky again and again. Comfort Suites East www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-louisville-kentucky-KY418 1850 Resource Way, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 266-6509 At I-64 & Blankenbaker Pkwy. exit 17. An all-suites hotel located in the Bluegrass Commerce Park. Country Inn & Suites - Louisville East www.countryinns.com/louisville-hotel-ky-40299/kyloucty 1241 Kentucky Mills Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 261-9434 Stay within 20 minutes of Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville. We offer easy access to familyfriendly attractions like the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and to business destinations like the Bluegrass Industrial Park, less than a mile away. Courtyard by Marriott Louisville East www.marriott.com/sdfch 9608 Blairwood Rd., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 429-0006 Located near Jeffersontown, we offer easy access to Kentucky International Convention Center, General Electric, Ford, Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Museum. After a long day of work or play, kick back and relax in our spacious accommodations featuring plush bedding and flat-panel TVs. Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Northeast www.marriott.com/sdfne 10200 Champion Farms Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 429-9293 Just 20 minutes from Downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, and the Louisville International Airport (SDF). Nearby offices include the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant, River Ridge Commerce Center, and East Point Business Center. Start your day off right and enjoy a cooked-toorder breakfast & Starbucks® coffee from our Bistro. To help unwind for the day, the Bistro is open in the evenings serving a full dinner menu, wine, beer, and a wonderful selection of liquor.
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Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East www.druryhotels.com/locations/louisville-ky/drury-innand-suites-louisville-east 9501 Blairwood Rd., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 326-4170 Located on the East side of Louisville. Free hot Quikstart breakfast and from 5:30 - 7 p.m. every evening enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback. Try something different every night! The rotating menu of fresh, hot food and beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks are served every day. Kids stay for free! Drury Inn & Suites Louisville North www.druryhotels.com/locations/louisville-ky/drury-innand-suites-louisville-north 9597 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 425-5500 Located in the Paddock Shopping Center within walking distance of shopping, bars and restaurants. Let us deliver exceptional service for your next meeting or event with 3,800 sq. ft. of meeting space. Embassy Suites Louisville East www.louisvilleeast.embassysuites.com 9940 Corporate Campus Dr., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 426-9191 Upscale, full-service, all-suite hotel. Complimentary full, cooked to order breakfast, complimentary Evening Reception and PET friendly. Meeting space for social & business events. Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Northeast www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sdffn-fairfield-inn-andsuites-louisville-northeast 10241 Champion Farms Dr. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville NE offers guests bright & spacious guestrooms and complimentary HSIA. Located in the heart of the Springhurst Commons, the hotel offers many dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Louisville East www.marriott.com/sdfle 1220 Kentucky Mills Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 240-6171 Located off I-64 at Blankenbaker Parkway in Louisville’s East End, we are the perfect hotel for your Louisville visit. Sporting venues like Mid-America Basketball/Volleyball and Skyview Park are just minutes away, with other areas like Downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, University of Louisville and the Airport/Expo Center within a 15 minute easy drive. Hampton Inn & Suites Louisville East www.hamptoninn.com 1451 Alliant Ave., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 809-9901 We’re passionate about taking good care of you. Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting or need accommodations for a family reunion or your child’s sporting group, we’re delighted to offer you easy planning & booking tools to make the process quick and organized. Hampton Inn Louisville East/Hurstbourne www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com 1150 Forest Bridge Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 426-1822 Our 86-room hotel is connected to a Home2Suites property, and you can take advantage of amenities in both hotels, including the innovative Spin2Cycle laundry facility. Our spacious and modern guest rooms offer homelike amenities including a mini fridge, microwave and iHome alarm clock.
ACCOMMODATIONS Hampton Inn Louisville Northeast www.louisvillei265east.hamptoninn.com 4100 Hampton Lake Way, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 327-8880 95-rooms offer cable TVs, work desks, minibars, microwaves and mini-fridges and the bathrooms have granite vanities. The property features a fishing pond and is one mile from champion Indian Springs Golf Course. 100% guarantee. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Louisville East www.hawthorn.com 751 Cypress Station Dr., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 899-5959 Located less than a mile from St. Matthews Mall and movie theater. All suites, full kitchens & complimentary passes to Milestone Fitness. Conference rooms offer space for up to 50 people. Hilton Garden Inn at St. Matthews Mall www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/index.html 400 Sherburn Ln., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 690-3325 Located within walking distance of Mall St. Matthews and movie theater, this 150-room hotel offers a near split of king and queen rooms with about 20 suites. Amenities include a Hilton-branded restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, a spacious bar area, 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with on-site catering. Hilton Garden Inn - Louisville East www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/kentucky/ hilton-garden-inn-louisville-east-SDFLEGI/index.html 1530 Alliant Ave., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 297-8066 Located at Bluegrass Industrial Park near a lively mix of restaurants and entertainment venues. Within walking distance of local attractions such as Main Event, Xscape Theatres, and Malibu Jacks with Downtown Louisville just a 20-minute drive away. Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Northeast www.louisvillenortheast.hgi.com 9850 Park Plaza Ave., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 423-0018 Minutes from beautiful Downtown Louisville & the International Airport. Close to numerous office buildings & industrial parks. The hotel is walking distance to great shopping & restaurants. Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville East-Hurstbourne www.home2suites3.hilton.com 1150 Forest Bridge Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 326-3824 Located just 13 miles from downtown Louisville, the University of Louisville, and Louisville International Airport (SDF). The bright and comfortable Oasis lounge area is the perfect place to meet friends, or charge your laptop while you read a newspaper. Swim in the indoor pool, which has a unique, chemical free system that is both skin and eco-friendly. Multitask in our unique laundry/fitness facility, Spin2Cycle, where you can run a load of washing while you work out. Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville East www.louisvilleeast.homewoodsuites.com 9401 Hurstbourne Trace, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 429-9070 Extended-stay hotel with all comforts of home. All suites have full kitchens, complimentary breakfast & evening socials.
Hyatt Place Louisville - East www.louisvilleeast.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html 701 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 426-0119 Innovative hotel concept for Hyatt, offering spacious guestrooms, contemporary decor, and 24-hour food and beverage availability. Stop by our Coffee to Cocktails Bar to enjoy your favorite espresso beverage or cocktail. Laws Lodge Conference Center at the Louisville Seminary www.lpts.edu/event-venues/laws-lodge/hotel-features 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 992-0220 Beautiful 70-room hotel including 36 suites, Olympic-sized pool, on-site dining, shuttle & meeting/banquet space. Family-friendly, non-smoking/no alcohol. Legacy Hotel & Conference Center at Southern Seminary www.legacyhotellouisville.com 2825 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40280 (502) 736-0600 Beautiful 68-room hotel including 36 suites, fitness center, Olympic-sized pool, on-site dining, airport car service; wedding/meeting/conference/banquet space. Nonsmoking/no alcohol. Marriott Louisville East www.marriott.com/SDFLS 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 491-1184 The Award winning, 4-Diamond, Bourbon-themed hotel is located in the East End of Louisville. Just 11 miles from Downtown and the Louisville International Airport, it is close to corporate headquarters, shopping and restaurants. Our 252 upscale guest rooms offer 42” flat panel HD TV’s, complimentary in-room refrigerator and safes and luxurious walk in showers. Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Louisville East www.microtelinn.com 1221 Kentucky Mills Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 266-6590 100% Smoke Free Hotel. Take advantage of newly renovated rooms with 32” flat panel TVs. Recipient Of The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2011 - 2014. Quality Inn Louisville East www.choicehotels.com/kentucky/louisville/quality-innhotels/ky264 1301 Kentucky Mills Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 267-8100 Exceptional rooms, amenities & award-winning service have made us famous throughout the south. “A Perfect Stay, Every Time.” Ramada Plaza Louisville www.ramada.com/hotel/42611 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 491-4830 Our clean and accommodating guest rooms were designed with your comfort in mind, featuring thoughtful amenities to brighten your stay. A large atrium with an indoor pool, two courtyards, 2 onsite restaurants and a 42,000 sq. ft. conference center are among some of the many amenities. Red Carpet Inn www.redcarpetinnlou.com 1640 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 491-7320 Refreshed rooms. Best Rates in Town. Weekly corporate rates. Under new ownership/management after 30 years. Great Truck & RV parking. Located 1 block from 24-hour Walmart.
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ACCOMMODATIONS SpringHill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne/North www.marriott.com/sdfsh 10101 Forest Green Blvd., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 326-3895 Enjoy space and style at this all-suite hotel with 25% more space than hotel rooms at other Hurstbourne hotels. Take advantage of our meeting room space and business center. Staybridge Suites Louisville - East www.staybridgesuites.com 11711 Gateworth Way, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 244-9511 An all-suite, extended-stay hotel. TownePlace Suites Louisville Northeast www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sdftn-towneplace-suiteslouisville-northeast/ 10241 Champion Farms Dr. TownePlace Suites Louisville NE is perfect for the guest looking to feel at home while staying productive on the road. Suites offer full kitchens, separate bedroom and living spaces and complimentary HSIA. Located in the heart of the Springhurst Commons, the hotel offers many dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance. Wingate by Wyndham Louisville East www.wingatehotels.com 12301 Alliant Ct., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 261-0644 If you’re looking for professional staff, clean environment, and a home away from home, Wingate is the perfect location to get a good night’s rest. WoodSpring Suites Louisville www.woodspring.com 1201 Kentucky Mills Dr., Jeffersontown, KY 40299 (502) 290-0036 With 3 suite styles to choose from and fully-equipped kitchens, this hotel is an excellent option for nightly, weekly and monthly guests. Our comfortable suites accommodate up to four people, and feature a full-size refrigerator, microwave and stove top. Guest laundry facilities are available 24/7.
Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsburg www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/indiana/hamptoninn-and-suites-scottsburg-SCOINHX/index.html 1535 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, IN 47170 (812) 752-1999 A beautiful 86 room hotel, includes 26 two-room suites, hot spa, and 3 meeting rooms. Conveniently located off I-65. The hotel offers an upscale experience with exceptional guest service. Hampton Inn Louisville North/Clarksville www.hamptoninnlouisvillenorth.com 1501 Broadway St., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 280-1501 Located just 4 miles from Downtown Louisville. Surrounded by shopping & restaurants. We are close enough to the action but far enough away to relax. Radisson Hotel Louisville North www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-clarksville-indiana-IN043 505 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 283-4411 Friendly, full-service facility featuring indoor & outdoor recreation, and conveniently located near downtown Louisville. Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel www.sheratonlouisvilleriverside.com 700 West Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 284-6711 Enjoy ease to downtown Louisville as well as many delicious dining options at and around Sheraton Louisville Riverside. Rest well with our Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and enjoy our indoor pool.
REGIONAL Baymont Inn & Suites Louisville South www.baymontinns.com 149 Willabrook Dr., Brooks, KY 40109 (502) 957-6900 This hotel combines Southern charm with down-home hospitality. Located off I-65, our hotel is the ideal spot to explore the exciting cultural attractions and entertainment of the area.
Best Western Plus West I-64 www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-new-albany/ best-western-plus-west-i-64/propertyCode.15112.html 411 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 945-2771 5 miles from Louisville, we offer business travelers an easy trip in and out of the city. Our hotel features excellent business amenities, such as two on-site meeting rooms and a 24-hr Business Center.
Comfort Inn Louisville South www.comfortinn.com/hotel-shepherdsville-kentuckyKY240 191 Brenton Way, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 (502) 955-5566 We are conveniently located by Interstate 65, downtown Louisville and many key businesses. You’ll find inviting accommodations and friendly service at the Comfort Inn® Shepherdsville - Louisville South.
Candlewood Suites Louisville North www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/clarksville/sdfvp/ hoteldetail 1419 Bales Ln., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 284-6113 All-suite hotel located only 4 miles from downtown Louisville in Southern Indiana. Prime location with over 150 restaurants within blocks. Group, corporate and long term rates available.
French Lick Resort www.frenchlick.com 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, IN 47432 (812) 936-9300 French Lick Casino is a $382 million historic restoration & casino development project that includes French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick Casino, & West Baden Springs Hotel. The rolling hills of southern Indiana provide a beautiful yet challenging golf destination.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville North www.marriott.com/SDFJF 619 N. Shore Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 280-8220 Newly renovated spacious guest rooms with well-lit work desks, mini fridges and microwaves in all rooms. Only 1 mile from downtown Louisville, KY and minutes from 4th Street Live!, Kentucky Fair & Expo, Churchill Downs, Louisville Zoo, KFC Yum Center and many restaurants.
Hampton Inn Brooks www.hampton-inn.com 180 Willabrook Dr., Brooks, KY 40109 (502) 957-5050 Conveniently located off I-65 at Brooks Road, providing easy access to many popular attractions including Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville Zoo and the University of Louisville.
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ACCOMMODATIONS BED & BREAKFAST 1810 Historic Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn www.bourbonmanor.com 714 N. 3rd St., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) BOU-RBON Award-winning Bed & Breakfast Inn located in downtown Bardstown. Spacious antique-appointed guest rooms with private baths, king beds/luxury linens, gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, custom spa toiletries, flat Screen TVs with cable/movies, onsite bourbon bar, and health & wellness spa. 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast www.maplehillmanor.com 2941 Perryville Rd., Springfield, KY 40069 (859) 336-3075 Voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the Most Historical Charm, Best Breakfast in the South, Top 10 Innkeepers in the U.S., and Kentucky’s Best B&B. 1853 Inn at Woodhaven www.innatwoodhaven.com 401 South Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 895-1011 Experience beautiful accommodations, a gourmet breakfast, & Kentucky hospitality in a National Register Mansion. For our corporate guests, we offer special amenities and services for a relaxing stay. Bluegrass Country Estate www.bluegrasscountryestate.com 1226 Bluegrass Pkwy., LaGrange, KY 40031 (502) 222-2009 Enjoy Kentucky the way it was meant to be experienced at the Bluegrass Country Estate, one of the few B&Bs in the area with luxury accommodations and many amenities. Central Park Bed & Breakfast www.centralparkbandb.com 1353 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 638-1505 Beautifully restored 1884 Victorian Bed & Breakfast in the Heart of the Old Louisville Historic District. Across the street from Central Park. Tours available. Charred Oaks Inn www.charredoaksinn.com 341 Lexington St., Versailles, KY 40383 (513) 739-6156 Charred Oaks Inn is open year round near Lexington and is the perfect home base for all things Kentucky: bourbon country, horse country, wineries and historic sites. King suites with ensuite bathrooms. Chateau Bourbon www.chateaubourbon.com 10630 Meeting St., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 290-6553 Upscale accommodations in a down-home atmosphere. Located in Norton Commons, Louisville’s vibrant walkable community. Experience the convenience and charm of exceptional dining, retail, & parks just steps from our door. Dupont Mansion Bed & Breakfast www.dupontmansion.com 1317 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 638-0045 Offering overnight stays in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion in historic Old Louisville.
The Inn at Spring Run Farm www.theinnatspringrunfarm.com 10204 Covered Bridge Rd., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 594-8717 Completely renovated in 2017, The Inn at Spring Run Farm offers comfy, first class accommodations on a picturesque working horse farm. Your stay will give you a taste of all things great about Kentucky; history, horses, culture, cuisine and bourbon. Conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Louisville. Louisville Bourbon Inn www.louisvillebourboninn.com 1332 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 638-0045 Victorian Mansion with modern amenities! Enjoy genuine Kentucky Bourbon heritage, themed decor, and bourbon infused breakfasts. You’ll be reminded in Victorian times, bourbon was as much Kentucky as horse racing. Old Louisville Fleur de Lis Bed & Breakfast www.oldlouisvillefleurdelisbb.com 1470 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 715-0150 Built in 1897, a three-story mansion in historic old Louisville. Enjoy rooms with furnishings from around the world and renovated ensuite bathrooms. From Southern hospitality to a gourmet breakfast, we want your stay to be a memorable experience. For your convenience, guests can use off-street parking and the commercial elevator that includes groundlevel entry. For your enjoyment, the B&B is located near Churchill Downs, Museum Row and the Urban Bourbon Trail. The Samuel Culbertson Mansion www.culbertsonmansion.com 1432 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-3100 Louisville’s most historic and opulent mansion invites you to relive the classic days of the Kentucky Derby in tycoon style. Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast www.southerngracebb.com 325 Kirchdorfer Rd., Brandenburg, KY 40108 (855) 589-7829 Luxurious five-star bed and breakfast with southern elegance and farm stay. Good down feather beds, 600 thread count linens, gourmet breakfast menu, 20 ft. ceilings, pool, fishing, paddle boating, and feeding alpacas.
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ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE AMUSEMENT PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS Atlantis Water Park www.atlantiswaterpark.net 515 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 285-0863 Hours: 11AM - 6PM Memorial Day Weekend - Mid. Aug. Minutes from Downtown Louisville. Water park with wave pool, water slides, kiddie pool. Group outings, picnics & birthday parties. Season Passes available.
Four Pegs Beer Lounge and Social Eatery www.fourpegsbeerlounge.com 1053 Goss Ave., Louisville, KY, 40217 (502) 634-1447 Hours: 11AM - 2AM daily The craft beer and craft food location! We carry over 75 different rotating craft beers and bourbons. Our award winning menu features all made in house dishes like our signature chicken and waffles sandwich and our beer burger. Events hosted almost every day of the week. Godfather www.godfatherlouisville.com 5000 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 968-3555 Hours: 6PM - 4AM daily A night club that offers Las Vegas entertainment. Est. 1975.
Kart Kountry www.gokartkountry.com 315 Joe B. Hall Ave., Shepherdsville, KY 40165 (502) 543-9588 Hours: Open daily Mar. - Oct. (weekend winter hours) Family entertainment center featuring the longest go-kart track in the world at over 1.5 miles! Also, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats & a huge air conditioned arcade and redemption center. Ext 117 off I-65
Goose Island Beer Bridge www.4thstlive.com 432 S. 4th St., 4th Street Live!, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 314-3368 Hours: Fri. - Sa.t 5PM - 2AM Goose Island’s Beer Bridge occupies a glass pavilion overlooking Fourth Street. Enjoy small bites and over 30 specialty draft brews while overlooking all the action. Goose Island Beer Bridge is the premier meeting place for downtown Louisville and is the best seat for the Friday Night Live! summer concert series.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay www.kentuckykingdom.com 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 813-8200 Hours: Varies seasonally Your family’s place to play! Enjoy the totally revamped Kentucky Kingdom with all your favorites - Storm Chaser, Lightning Run, Thunder Run, FearFall, Mile High Falls, the Giant Wheel, and many others - plus plenty of great food, games to play, and shows to entertain you. Come enjoy Kentucky Kingdom - more rides, more water, more hours, more fun.
Haymarket Whiskey Bar www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com 331 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 442-0523 Hours: Sun. - Fri. 4PM - 2AM, Sat. 2PM - 2AM Whiskey by the drink, be it bourbon, rye, single malt, Scotch, Irish, or Canadian, Japanese, micro-distilled, un-aged moonshine or otherwise. We drink it neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks.
Renaissance Fun Park www.funatthepark.com 201 Park Pl. Dr., Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 253-9700 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies seasonally Four acres of family fun! Located in Louisville, KY featuring Go Karts, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Arcades and much more! Open year round. Special rates for large groups.
BARS & NIGHT CLUBS Bourbons Bistro www.bourbonsbistro.com 2255 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 894-8838 Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 4:30PM - 12AM, Fri. & Sat. 4:30PM - 1AM, Sun. 4:30PM - 10PM Uniquely Kentucky, offering fine Southern-inspired cuisine, 130+ bourbons & proudly celebrating over 200 years of Kentucky tradition. The Bunghole Bourbon Bar & Lounge www.bourbonmanor.com 714 N. 3rd St., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 350-1010 Hours: Thurs. - Sun. 5PM - 11PM, Closed Jan. - Feb. Bourbon Bar & Lounge located at Bourbon Manor in Bardstown... THE BUNGHOLE, features one of the finest selections of Bourbons, Wines, and Crafted Beers. The Caravan Comedy Club www.laughingderby.com 1250 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 459-0022 Hours: Vary by event 250-seat comedy club/theatre presenting national touring comedians at Mid-City Mall. Space is available for daytime shows & or meeting space with lots of free parking at the door.
Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 434 S. 4th St., Ste. 131, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 562-9400 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 7PM - 2AM Louisville’s only Dueling Piano Bar! Howl at the Moon is a singing, clapping, Rock N’Roll dueling piano show. Part concert, part piano bar, all centered around 2 baby grand pianos! Jerry Green & Friends www.breckinridgeinn.com 2800 Breckenridge Ln., Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 451-0706 Open 7 days a week, see website for details. Jerry Green & Friends performs musical variety from the 60’s to the present at the Breckinridge Inn. Voted “Best of Louisville” by Louisville Magazine. Check online for upcoming events & Karaoke nights. Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar www.galthouse.com/dining/jockey-silks 140 N. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202 Hours: Fri & Sat: 4PM – Midnight Offering one of the region’s largest selections of Kentucky Bourbons with over 150 varieties. Jockey Silks is one of Louisville’s oldest Bourbon bars and the selection includes those rare Bourbons you’ll have a tough time finding elsewhere. Lola at Butchertown Grocery www.butchertowngrocery.com 1076 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 749-6323 Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 6PM - 11PM, Fri. & Sat. 6PM - 2AM Enjoy a selection of creative libations and an eclectic mix of live entertainment, while taking in the atmosphere and humming energy 150 years in the making. Thrillist 2016 Best New Restaurant
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25 Must-See Attractions in Louisville According to TripAdvisor Travelers as of January 2018.
Here’s a look at some of the top attractions to take in while visiting Louisville, based on the ratings and reviews of TripAdvisor Travelers. Whether you’re into adventure, art, history, Bourbon, sports or nature, there is something for everyone at our first-rate attractions. The hard part is just picking one or two!
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Mega Cavern is an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling and green building technology. The man-made cavern is part of 17 miles of corridors located beneath the city of Louisville. It is one of the largest caverns in the United States. The cavern is also home to Mega Zips (the world’s only fully underground zip lines), Mega Quest (the world’s only fully underground ropes course) and Mega Underground Bike Park (located 75 feet underground and the first of its kind in the world).
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
You’ll know you’ve found the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory when you see the world’s largest baseball bat, standing 120 feet tall and weighing 68,000 pounds, just outside the entrance. Experience history in the making as Louisville Slugger bats are made right before your eyes during this award-winning factory tour. Hold bats actually used by baseball superstars like Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter. Face down a 90-miles-per-hour fastball. Count the notches Babe Ruth carved into his bat for every home run he belted with it. Step into the batting cages and take some swings with historic replica bats or Louisville Slugger’s latest high-tech line. Guests receive a free souvenir mini-bat.
The thundering hooves of thoroughbreds echo through legendary Churchill Downs during the Spring, September and Fall Meets. Churchill Downs is the most famous racetrack in America and the home of the pinnacle of horse racing success, the Kentucky Derby, which is the longest continuously held sporting event in the United States.
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Kentucky Derby Museum
Big Four® Bridge
The Kentucky Derby Museum, next to Churchill Downs, captures the thrills and traditions of the Kentucky Derby every day in its newly enhanced “Greatest Race” film in a 360-degree theater. The museum is home to exhibits, memorabilia, a gift shop and a café overlooking a paddock with a resident horse.
Big Four Bridge, a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, spans the Ohio River and connects Louisville to Jeffersonville, Ind. The two-mile, round-trip journey offers breathtaking views of the river, city and internationally-acclaimed Waterfront Park. The former railroad truss bridge, completed in 1895, gets its name from the now defunct Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, which was nicknamed the Big Four Railroad. A light display – featuring thousands of colorful LED lights dancing and moving across the bridge – takes place on the Big Four every evening.
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
Cave Hill Cemetery
Muhammad Ali Center
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is located in the heart of the Old Louisville neighborhood, which is home to one of the largest Victorian neighborhoods in the nation. The museum is one of the grandest buildings in the area featuring the finest craftsmanship and design, as well as the latest innovations of its time. It has been restored and re-imagined as the family home of William and Elaine Caldwell, circa 1908. The mansion contains a large collection of antiques from that time, including many of the original pieces from the Conrad and Caldwell families.
Cave Hill Cemetery is a 296-acre Victorian-era National Cemetery and arboretum that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Several prominent people are buried at Cave Hill, including Muhammad Ali, KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders and George Rogers Clark, founder of Louisville. Cave Hill, also known for its lush landscape, features more than 500 species of trees and shrubs.
Louisville is the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, one of the many reasons he and his wife Lonnie chose to locate the $80 million Muhammad Ali Center, honoring Ali’s life and legacy, in their hometown. The six-story multicultural center and award-winning museum celebrates the life and legacy of the world-class boxer and global humanitarian, and highlights Ali’s six core principles (confidence, conviction, dedication, respect, giving and spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness.
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9 Louisville Slugger Field
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience
Louisville Slugger Field is a baseball stadium that’s home to the Louisville Bats, the AAA minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. It opened in 2000 with seats for more than 13,000 fans, and both the Ohio River and the state of Indiana are visible from the park. The naming rights for the stadium were purchased by Hillerich & Bradsby, makers of the worldfamous Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The multi-use facility is also home to the Louisville City FC (Football Club), a professional soccer club founded in 2014.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located in downtown Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row, celebrates the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller. Step back in time to 1783 and experience life and distilling as it was in the early days during this guided tour featuring an operating artisanal distillery, where you not only learn the process of making Bourbon, but also see it being made right before your eyes. The tour is capped off with a Bourbon tasting.
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Angel’s Envy Distillery, located on Main Street in the historic Whiskey Row neighborhood, features a fully operational urban distillery tour, where visitors can see firsthand the distillation process from beginning to barreled, and ultimately to finished spirit. The tour culminates with a visit to the distillery bar, The Finishing Room, for a tasting.
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At the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience, site of the long-closed Stitzel Weller Distillery in southwestern Louisville, visitors can stop by a warehouse where 1879 saw the introduction of a rickhousing system. Other highlights include a time capsule look at a 1935 barrel cooperage, a walk through Bourbon legend Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle’s former office and a tasting.
The Louisville Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals on 134 acres. The non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and the planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
14 Frazier History Museum
From one of the nation’s largest collections of Toy Soldiers to Teddy Roosevelt’s Big Stick and Daniel Boone’s family Bible, the Frazier History Museum brings more than 1,000 years of American and world history to life. The Frazier’s permanent collections are joined by an incomparable mix of special exhibitions that expand and enhance the many wonderful stories the Frazier is able to tell. Beginning in the summer of 2018, the Frazier will be the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® when the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center opens at the museum.
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Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
At Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., father-son duo, Corky and Carson Taylor, have resurrected a historic company inside a carefully restored 100-plus-year-old building. Every step – from local corn arriving to the barrels of new make going to age – is open for viewing on tours often led by a family member.
Room Escape Games
Classic Biplane Tours
Speed Art Museum
Breakout Games of Louisville, Countdown Louisville, Escape LOU, Locked In: The Louisville Escape Game, Eureka Escape Games and Louisville Escape
Mint Julep Experiences, Trolley de ‘Ville and KEN-Tucky Tours
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ATTRACTIONS Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen www.merleswhiskeykitchen.com 122 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 290-8888 Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11AM - 11PM, Sat. 4PM - 1AM, Closed Sun. & Mon. On the corner of Main and Second on the Historic Whiskey Row! Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen; Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen is a modern day “Honky Tonk” with ModMex cuisine, a bourbon & tequila bar and live music!
The TAJ www.tajnulu.com 807 E. Market, Louisville, KY 40206 (877) 825-6858 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 4PM - 4AM, Sun. 12PM - 4AM A work in progress little speakeasy to grab a cocktail and checkout some local bourbons and artwork. The Sports and Social Club www.thesportsandsocialclub.com 427 S. 4th St., Ste. 100, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 417-7640 Hours: Daily 11AM - Close Sports bar/bowling alley located at 4th Street Live!. 8 bowling lanes, a media wall, 3 full bars, & a full service menu. The spacious patio & private banquet space is great for your private event needs.
PBR Louisville: A Cowboy Bar www.pbrlouisville.com 432 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 238-0357 Hours: Thurs. 8PM-2AM, Fri. & Sat. 8PM-4AM Cowboy cool meets urban chic the toughest sport on dirt transformed into Louisville’s most stunning club all decked out with beautiful décor, cold Book a pedaling barcrawl through Downtown Louisville! beer, hard drinks, and a little bull ridin’: its every urban cowboy and cowgirl’s Located at 4th Street Live nighttime oasis.
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Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar www.stevieraysbluesbar.com 230 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-9945 Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 5PM - 2AM, Fri. & Sat. 5PM - 4AM, Sun. check calendar live music Louisville’s premier blues club featuring the top local, regional & national blues acts touring today. Live entertainment. Call for show times & cover charge information.
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ATTRACTIONS Third Street Dive 442 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 749-3483 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 4PM - 4AM, Sat. & Sun. 6PM - 4AM It’s a local bar downtown with live entertainment, cheap drinks, and karaoke on Mondays and Thursdays. Open mic on Wednesdays, no cover charge. $5.00 cover charge on the weekends Thirsty Pedaler www.thethirstypedaler.com 411 S. 4th St., Ste. 170, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 354-8822 Office Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11AM - 5PM, Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9PM. Tour times vary. We provide unique tours of Louisville on an authentic Dutch 15-person bicycle. We provide pre-arranged tours and stop at two or three bars on our route that you can select. Minimum of 8 people, except on social Tuesdays. We are our own party to go! Give us a call or book a tour online. Urban Bourbon Trail® www.BourbonCountry.com 301 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 379-6109 Pick-up your free passport at the Louisville Visitor Center for this self-guided cultural, cocktail and culinary experience that celebrates Louisville’s bourbon heritage.
CASINOS & GAMING Belterra Casino Resort www.belterracasino.com 777 Belterra Dr., Florence, IN 47020 (812) 427-7777 (888) 235-8377 Hours: 24/7 Escape to comfort & serenity in one of our 600+ guest rooms. These plush accommodations are the perfect way to unwind after exciting casino action, shopping and some of the best dining in the region. Churchill Downs www.churchilldowns.com 700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 636-4400 Hours: Varies seasonally Live Thoroughbred horse racing in the spring, summer & fall, including Saturday night races under the lights. Home of the Kentucky Oaks & Derby. French Lick Casino www.frenchlick.com 8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432 (812) 936-9300 (888) 936-9360 Hours: 24/7 French Lick Resort Casino is a $382 million historic restoration & casino development project that includes French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick Casino & the West Baden Springs Hotel.
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ENTERTAINMENT VENUES & LIVE MUSIC Fourth Street Live! www.4thstlive.com 411 S. 4th St., Ste. 180, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7170 Hours: Individual retailers vary Fourth Street Live! Louisville’s premier dining & entertainment district features a mix of leading national & regional restaurants, retail, nightclubs & live entertainment. Headliners Music Hall www.headlinerslouisville.com 1386 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 584-8088 Hours: Varies by event Locally owned and operated, Headliners Music Hall is the premiere live entertainment venue of Louisville, Kentucky. We bring the best local and national acts to our stage, with fantastic sound and a fun atmosphere. Levee at the River House riverhouselouisville.com 3105 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-5000 The Levee at the River House offers small plates, a full bar with frozen cocktails and a cool new atmosphere. The Levee seats around 120 inside and 100 outside. With an emphasis on live music, The Levee at the River House is a great Louisville entertainment spot. Louisville Memorial Auditorium www.louisvillememorialauditorium.com 970 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 584-4911 Hours: Varies by event Historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium seats 1,742 and hosts concerts, dance competitions, speaking engagements, stage plays and community gatherings. The Louisville Palace www.louisvillepalace.com 625 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-4555 Hours: Varies by event Since it’s opening in 1928, millions of patrons have come to The Louisville Palace for the finest movies and best in live entertainment. The finest in touring Broadway attractions, local, national, and international performing arts presentations, classic films, and concert engagements featuring contemporary, gospel, R&B, variety, comedy, and country artists.
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W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre www.kentuckycenter.org/brown-theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7777 (800) 775-7777 Hours: Varies by event Hearkening back to the glory days of Louisville’s theater district, the Brown Theatre is a lavish, lovingly restored showplace. State-of-the-art technology combines with Old World splendor to create a performance space as beautiful to look at as it is comfortable to sit in. Seating approximately 1,400 patrons, the Brown stands today as the Grand Dame of Louisville’s artistic community.
PERFORMANCE ART GROUPS Kentucky Shakespeare www.kyshakespeare.com 323 W. Broadway Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 574-9900 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by event Produces free professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays in Central Park. Louisville Ballet www.louisvilleballet.org 315 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-3150 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Office Hours: 9AM - 5PM The state ballet of Kentucky, provides the best in classical & contemporary dance.
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The Louisville Orchestra www.louisvilleorchestra.org 323 W. Broadway, Ste. 700, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 587-8681 Hours: Varies by event The ensemble offers a wide variety of concert series to the community, including classical programs featuring world-renowned guest artists, lighter classical & pops performances & family offerings. The Orchestra is the resident performing group for the Louisville Ballet & Kentucky Opera.
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The Stephen Foster Story www.stephenfoster.com 411 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-5971 (800) 626-1563 Hours: See website for schedule Exciting outdoor musical featuring great entertainment for the whole family.
Butterflies n’ Blooms May 19 – Sept. 23
PERFORMANCE VENUES & THEATRE Actors Theatre of Louisville www.actorstheatre.org 316 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-1205 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by event Entertaining comedies, dramas & musicals including annual favorites - Dracula, A Christmas Carol & the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Discount rates for groups.
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It Starts Here: Launch Your Bourbon Adventures at the Frazier Dana McMahan It’s no secret that Bourbon is an authentic part of the spirit and culture of our city. And now, starting in the summer of 2018, Louisville’s Frazier History Museum will become the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences.” A Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. It’s all part of a partnership between the museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The Welcome Center, found in the museum’s new entrance, will serve as a one-stop shop to help you curate your Bourbon Country experience. Find answers to all your Bourbon adventure questions with the well-versed concierge on site, and get the lay of the land with an immersive kiosk featuring maps of Bourbon Country. Whether you’re headed to one of Kentucky’s heritage distillers in the countryside or right downtown, or exploring the commonwealth’s craft distillers, you’ll get all the details you need to make the most of your time here. The concierge can also make planning a breeze by booking tours with local operators. The state-of-the-art exhibit launching summer of 2018 traces the history of America’s only native spirit through interactive exhibits. Discover why the perfect mix of water, climate, corn and natural conditions in the Bluegrass make the magic behind Bourbon, and deepen your understanding of the people, craft and culture that is Kentucky Bourbon. Renderings courtesy of the Frazier History Museum
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ATTRACTIONS The Bard’s Town www.thebardstown.com 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 749-5275 Hours: Wed. - Sat. 5PM - 2AM, Sun. 5PM - 1AM The Bard’s Town Restaurant, Theatre, and Lounge is uniquely Louisville, featuring local food, local spirits, and local art. The Bard’s Town is THE place to experience Louisville to its fullest.
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts www.kentuckycenter.org 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7777 (800)775-7777 Hours: Varies by event Kentucky’s premier performing arts venue. Home of ballet, Broadway, opera, orchestra & children’s theater. Access services available by request.
Derby Dinner Playhouse www.derbydinner.com 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 288-8281 (877) 898-8577 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by event Kentuckiana’s only professional dinner theatre! The playhouse is the theatrical entertainment leader in both Indiana and neighboring state Kentucky, noted for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies.
PNC Broadway in Louisville www.louisville.broadway.com 620 W. Main St., Ste. 100, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7469 (800) 294-1849 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by event PNC Broadway Across America is proud to bring the finest touring shows to Louisville. Presents touring Broadway plays/ musicals at The Kentucky Center & Louisville Palace Theatre.
Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show www.thedinnerdetective.com/louisville 501 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (866) 496-0535 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies The Dinner Detective is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing prize package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU!
StageOne Family Theatre www.stageone.org 315 W. Market St., Ste. 2S, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 498-2436 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies by event StageOne Family Theatre shares the love of live theater and arts experiences with children, teachers, and families throughout the year.
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SEASONAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville www.bialouisville.com 1000 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 429-6000 The Building Industry Association has brought major housing-related events, including Homearama (held July 14-29, 2018 at Catalpa Farms), The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, the Tour of Remodeled Homes and the Tour of New Homes.
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Danger Run www.dangerrun.com 501 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 (800) 771-9750 Fri. & Sat. Nights mid-Sept. through Oct., 2018 A haunted Halloween game that you play in your car with friends. The largest & most popular haunted event of its kind anywhere in the world is in Louisville, KY! Late September thru October.
ATTRACTIONS Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market www.thefleurdeflea.com 231 Witherspoon St., Waterfront Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 533-2688 April 14-15, May 26, June 30, Sept. 1, & Dec. 15, 2018 Large outdoor vintage urban flea market in downtown Louisville which takes place four times a year on the Waterfront Plaza. Over 150 vendors selling antiques, vintage repurposed, recycled and handmade items. Best food trucks, local craft beer and Bourbon too. Free
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival www.kyshakespeare.com 1340 S. 4th St., C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 574-9900 Tues. - Sun., June - Mid August at 8pm, 2018 Produces free professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays in Central Park. Free
Garvin Gate Blues Festival www.garvingatebluesfestival.com 500 W. Oak St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 445-4193 Oct. Fri. 12 & Sat. 13, 2018 Held the second weekend of October in historic Old Louisville at the corner of Garvin and Oak streets, this annual two-day arts and music festival featuring local and national performers. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious blues festivals between Chicago and Mississippi. Many of the top names in blues music have performed here since the festival began in 1988. Free Jack-O-lantern Spectacular www.jackolanternlouisville.com 5216 New Cut Rd., Iroquois Park, Louisville, KY 40214 Mid Oct. - Early Nov., 2018 Entertainment for the entire family! Held throughout the month of October in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show.” Open nightly from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday. Jane Austen Festival www.jasnalouisville.com 561 Blankenbaker Ln., Locust Grove, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 727-3917 July 13- 15, 2018 Festival that celebrates British author Jane Austen and the Regency Era. Kentucky Bourbon Festival Inc. www.kybourbonfestival.com 114 N. 5th St., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 275-8384 Sept. 10 - 16, 2018 Non-profit festival and events showcasing bourbon and Kentucky’s best. Kentucky Derby Festival www.kdf.org Louisville, KY (800) 928-3378 Mid Apr. - Early May 2018 We stretched a famous two minutes into a month-long party. What the Run for the Roses is to horse racing, Louisville’s Derby Festival is to community celebrations.
Thirsty? Discover 150+ years of Louisville Water’s history and innovation – you’ll never look at a glass of tap water the same. Visit and explore Louisville Water Tower Park, home to Louisville Water’s original Pumping Station, historic Water Tower and WaterWorks Museum. Enjoy the scenic Ohio River, guided tours and Louisville pure tap®.
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ATTRACTIONS Louisville Mega Cavern’s Lights Under Louisville! www.lightsunderlouisville.com 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY 40213 (877) 614-6342 Mid Nov. - Dec., 2018 Each year the Louisville Mega Cavern is transformed into an underground holiday light spectacular for the holiday season. Enjoy a 30 minute ride through part of our 17 miles of underground passageways. Featuring over 850 lit characters with over 3,000,000 points of light. It’s the only underground light show of its kind on the planet! Norton Commons www.nortoncommons.com 9418 Norton Commons Blvd. 502-425-3900 Visit the Norton Commons Town Center for our 4th annual Art Festival & Spring Homes Showcase. Peruse local arts & crafts of all shapes and sizes including handmade products from textile artists, painters, jewelry makers, sculptors, potters, soap milliners, wood turners, and more. We’ll also have live music and plenty of food and drink, so spend the whole day with us! The Art Festival hours are from 11a-5p on both May 19 & 20, 2018. Check events calendar on our website to view other ongoing events. St. James Court Art Show www.sjcas.com 1387 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 635-1842 October 5 - 7, 2018 This three-day outdoor fine art and crafts show features over 700 artists from across the United States. This event is always the 1st full weekend in October and held on the streets in Historic Old Louisville. Free to the public. Free
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 21c Museum www.21cmuseumhotels.com 700 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 217-6300 Hours: 24/7 The 21c Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the very best work of living artists from all over the world. 21C exhibitions are free and open to the public 24/7. KMAC Museum www.kmacmuseum.org 715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-0102 Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. 10AM - 5PM KMAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting art & craft excellence in Kentucky. KMAC features exhibits, hosts events and programs, workshops, summer art camps for children. The Speed Art Museum www.speedmuseum.org 2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-2700 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Weds. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Sun. 12PM - 5PM The newly expanded 62,500 sq. ft museum, creates a new state-of-the-art space for larger special exhibitions, contemporary art galleries, a family education and welcome center, cinema, indoor/outdoor café, museum store, and a multi-functional Grand Hall for performances, lectures and entertaining. Thanks to a generous contribution from BrownForman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021. The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II.
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Stoneware & Co. www.stonewareandco.com 731 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 582-1900 Minimum Time: Over 30 min. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM Creators of unique, beautiful works of functional art. Gallery, museum and paint-your-own studio all in one convenient location.
GARDENS & PARKS Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest www.bernheim.org 2499 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY 40110 (502) 955-8512 Hours: 7AM- Sunset KY’s official arboretum with over 8,000 plant species, 32 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, lakes; dog-friendly. Visitor Center with cafe and gift shop. Open year around 7am to near sunset. Cherokee Park www.louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/park-list/ cherokee-park 745 Cochran Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 574-7275 Hours: 6AM - 11PM daily Cherokee Park’s main feature is the 2.4-mile Scenic Loop, with separate lanes for vehicle traffic (one-way) and recreational users. One of the original parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park provides a pastoral setting amid rolling hills, open meadows and woodlands of the Beargrass Creek valley. Jefferson Memorial Forest www.louisvilleky.gov/metroparks/parks/ jeffersonmemorialforest/ 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd., Fairdale, KY 40118 (502) 368-5404 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Sun. 10AM - 3PM The nation’s largest municipal urban forest offers hiking, fishing, horse trails, a 52-ft climbing tower, retreat facilities & camping; environmental & outdoor rec. programs for the entire family. Metro Parks and Recreation www.metro-parks.org 1297 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40233 (502) 456-3256 Escape. Explore. Connect. The Parklands of Floyds Fork www.TheParklands.org 15712 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 584-0350 Hours: Varies by season The Parklands is a systemic, world-class addition to Louisville’s parks system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, a first-rate urban trail system and a remarkable water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. South Points Scenic Area www.southpoints.org Louisville, KY 40268 (502) 380-3800 South Points Scenic Area boasts 10,000+ acres of parkland, including: a flagship Olmsted park, Kentucky’s official amphitheater, 12+ miles of Louisville Loop, accessible riverfront, the historic Farnsley-Moremen House and, the 6,500+ acre Jefferson Memorial Forest.
ATTRACTIONS Waterfront Park www.louisvillewaterfront.com 129 E. River Rd., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 574-3768 Hours: 6AM - 11PM daily Beautiful Waterfront Park, family recreation area, playground, water feature, seasonal special events & concerts with vending. Whitehall Louisville’s Estate Garden www.historicwhitehall.org 3110 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 897-2944 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10AM - 2PM Whitehall’s historic Greek Revival mansion features original gasolier fixtures and an interior reflective of the Victorian period. The surrounding estate features just under ten acres of spectacular gardens. Stop by for guided tours, large and small. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens www.yewdellgardens.org 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., Crestwood, KY 40014 (502) 241-4788 Minimum Time: 30 min Hours: Seasonal hours Yew Dell is a nationally-recognized center of gardening and sustainable horticulture that offers extensive display gardens, a diverse slate of educational programs, family-oriented community events, ongoing research into new and better garden plants, and a wide range of private event facilities.
Falls City Brewing Co. www.FallsCityBeer.com 901 E. Liberty St., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 257-7147 Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 4PM - 10PM, Fri. 2PM - 11PM, Sat. 12PM - 11PM, Sun. 12PM - 9PM Falls City Brewing Co. started in Louisville in 1905 and was reborn in 2010 with a passion for making great craft beer and a dedication to celebrating the rich brewing history of our hometown.
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CRAFT BEER BREWERIES Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse www.atgbrewery.com 401 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 515-0174 Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11AM - Midnight, Fri. & Sat. 11AM - 2AM, Sun. 11AM - 11PM Our food is designed with the same philosophy as our brewing. Fresh & interesting smokehouse fare with gastropub flare lets us bring you the very best flavors to stand alone & to compliment our beer. Bluegrass Brewing Company www.bbcbrew.com 300 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 562-0007 Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11AM - Midnight, Fri. - Sat. 11AM - 1AM, Sun. 1PM - 10PM Across from the KFC YUM! Arena and within walking distance to hotels, theaters and Museum Row. BBC’s food has been described as “some of the tastiest bar grub around” by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
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ATTRACTIONS Goodwood Brewing Company www.goodwood.beer 636 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-2739 Hours: Tues. 4PM - PM, Wed. & Thurs. 4PM - 10PM, Fri. 4PM - 11PM, Sat. 1PM - 11PM Why take the extra time to wood-age beer? Why insist on the same pure, limestone water used to make bourbon? Well, here at Goodwood, we’ve come to believe that what’s good for bourbon is even better for beer. Our extra steps are kind of an homage to this region’s distilling legacy and to those old barrels out there that still have so much flavor left to give. Sip one of our freshly nuanced stouts, lagers or ales, and we believe you’ll think so, too.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/louisville 400 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-8935 Hours: Sun. & Mon. 11AM - 10PM, Tues. - Thurs. 11AM - 11PM, Fri. & Sat. 11AM - Midnight Gordon Biersch is an upscale casual brewery restaurant known internationally for award-winning, handcrafted beers. Gordon Biersch features a fresh, made-from-scratch California-inspired menu. Mile Wide Beer Co. www.milewidebeer.com 636 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 409-8139 Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 4PM - 10PM, Fri. & Sat. 2pm - 12AM, Sun. 2PM - 8PM, Closed Mon. Forward thinking and creativity are always flowing at Mile Wide Beer Co. We carefully handcraft our beer to the highest standards of quality, right here in Louisville. We respect tradition. We push boundaries. We never settle for “good enough”.
CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTERS Asia Institute - Crane House www.cranehouse.org 1244 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 635-2240 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM AICH celebrates the cultural diversity of Asia with educational and cultural programs and services to the public. We help our local Asian communities share and preserve their heritage. Falls of the Ohio State Park and Foundation www.fallsoftheohio.org 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 280-9970 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: 7AM - 11PM daily The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center & General George Rogers Clark Home Site highlight the natural & cultural history of the area including 400 million year old fossil beds & Lewis & Clark. Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage www.kcaah.org 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 583-4100 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 4PM African-American Museum & Cultural Center located in the historic Russell District. Little Loomhouse www.littleloomhouse.org 328 Kenwood Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 367-4792 Minimum Time: 90 min Hours: Wed.-Fri. 10AM-2PM, Sat. 11AM-4PM Three historic board & batten cabins circa 1870-1890. Weaving center, coverlet collection & exhibit of weaving looms, spinning wheels & lessons on or offsite.
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ATTRACTIONS Muhammad Ali Center www.alicenter.org 144 N. 6th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-9254 Minimum Time: 90 min Hours: Tues. - Sat. 9:30AM - 5PM, Sun. Noon - 5PM Award-winning exhibits, public programs, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad’s legacy and inspire exploration of the greatness within ourselves.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Genealogical Research Library & Museum www.sar.org 809 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-1776 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30AM - 4:30PM Tour the headquarters facility including the genealogical research library & museum of the colonial period. Sons of the American Revolution: patriotic, historical & educational.
DISTILLERIES Angel’s Envy Distillery www.angelsenvy.com 500 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 890-6300 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM; Sun. 1-5 PM There’s bourbon. And then there’s divine inspiration painstakingly crafted into a spirit so sublime you’ll want to share it with the world. We make the second one. Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time. Tours by reservation only. Please visit www.angelsenvy.com to book online. Tours are held on the hour with the last tour starting at 4pm. Barton 1792 Distillery www.1792bourbon.com 300 Barton Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 331-4879 (866) 239-4690 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 7AM - 3:30PM Open year round. Tours are hourly on the hour. Tours and tastings are complimentary. Buffalo Trace Distillery www.buffalotracedistillery.com 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 696-5926 (800) 654-8471 Minimum Time: 90 min Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 5:30PM, Sun. 12PM - 5PM We’ve won more awards than any other distillery in the world. Stop in for a complimentary tour and tasting and discover why. We are proud to be the oldest continually operating distillery.
How does a place so small become the Bourbon Capital of the World®? Start with the second-oldest town in Kentucky, add a plethora of bourboninspired restaurants and shops, sprinkle with ten distilleries, and serve on a scenic countryside. Visit Bardstown – the small town with big escapes.
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ATTRACTIONS Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller www.bulleitexperience.com 3860 Fitzgerald Rd., Louisville, KY 40216 (502) 475-3325 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10AM - 4PM, Sun. 1PM - 4PM We are one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry. Located five miles from downtown Louisville, experience one of the most convenient and impressive stops along the KY Bourbon Trail.
Heaven Hill Distillery Bourbon Heritage Center www.BourbonHeritageCenter.com 1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 337-1000 Minimum Time: 30 min Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5:30PM, Sun. Noon - 4PM Located in the heart of Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World, the award-winning Bourbon Heritage Center features interactive exhibits, guided rickhouse tours, educational Bourbon tastings, and more!
Copper & Kings American Brandy www.copperandkings.com 1121 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 561-0267 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 11AM - 5PM, Fri 11AM - 7PM, Sun 11AM - 5PM Copper & Kings is an American brandy company based in Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. We make a dynamic American style brandy. We do not make derivative brandy. Come and tour our modern distillery. See our 3 copper potstills, listen to the brandy sonically age to rock n’ roll music. See our stunning view of the downtown skyline from the sky deck.
Jeptha Creed www.jepthacreed.com 500 Gordon Ln., Shelbyville, KY 40065 (502) 487-5007 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Tues. - Sat. 11AM - 6PM, Sun. Noon - 5PM We use old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. It means we believe in using only the finest ingredients, locally grown & sourced (when possible) to ensure our products meet our customer’s highest expectations for quality and flavor. You could say we’re history in the making, but we’re really making old fashion new.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience www.evanwilliamsbourbonexperience.com 528 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 272-2611 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11AM - 5:30PM, Fri. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. 1PM - 5:30PM Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will feature an artisanal distillery, tours, tastings, and more! Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.
Jim Beam American Stillhouse www.jimbeam.com 526 Happy Hollow Rd., Clermont, KY 40110 (502) 215-2295 Minimum Time: 60 min. Hours: Mon – Sat 9AM – 5:30PM, Sun Noon to 4PM. Visitor Center for Jim Beam Distillery, tours, gift shop, Bourbon bar & more. Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse www.jimbeam.com 404 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 855-8392 Minimum Time: 20 min. Hours: Mon - Sat 1PM - 9PM Small working distillery, gift shop, tastings, cocktail classes, bourbon bar and bottle your own Bourbon.
in Historic Corydon & Harrison County
Go to thisisindiana.org to plan your adventure or order a visitor guide.
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Kentucky Artisan Distillery www.kentuckyartisandistillery.com 6230 Old LaGrange Rd., Crestwood, KY 40014 (502) 822-3042 Minimum Time: 45 min Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10AM - 4PM, Sat. 10AM - 2PM The Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the home to Jefferson’s Bourbons, Whiskey Row Bourbon & Highspire Rye. Located in scenic Oldham County, the distillery is a short drive from downtown Louisville. Come see us for the experience as uncommon as the Bourbon. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. www.kentuckypeerless.com 120 N. 10th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 566-4999 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Extended Summer & Fall Hours Experience an authentic distillery with real history in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company offers behind the scenes tours for an up close look at how they craft the finest spirits, from grain to bottle – all under one roof. Their urban distillery and vast family history are sure to make this experience one you won’t forget.
ATTRACTIONS Wild Turkey Distillery www.wildturkeybourbon.com 1417 Versailles Rd., Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342 (502) 839-2182 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 5PM, Sun. 11AM - 3PM Mar. - Dec. Not the latest thing, the genuine thing. Visit the official nest of America’s best bourbon. Willett Distillery www.willettdistillery.com 1869 Loretto Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-0899 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9:30AM - 5:30PM, Sun. Noon - 4:30PM Mar. - Dec. In 1936 Thompson Willett founded the Willett Distilling Company. Today the Willett tradition continues. We would like to extend a warm welcome and encourage you to visit our gift shop, tasting room and tour Willett Distillery. Woodford Reserve Distillery www.woodfordreserve.com 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 879-1812 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Sun. 12PM - 4:30PM This National Historic Landmark is one of the oldest working bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. Tours available year ‘round. Meeting facilities available for both large & small groups.
FAMILY FUN American Printing House for the Blind www.aph.org/museum/visit/ 1839 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-2405 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM - 4:30PM Founded in 1858, APH is the world’s largest non-profit company that makes products for people who are blind & visually impaired. Factory/Museum Tours available. Art Sparks at the Speed Art Museum www.speedmuseum.org/learn/art-sparks 2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-2700 Hours: Weds. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Sun 12PM - 5PM The newly expanded 62,500 sq. ft. museum, creates a new state-of-the-art space for larger special exhibitions, contemporary art galleries, a family education and welcome center, cinema, indoor/outdoor café, museum store, and a multi-functional Grand Hall for performances, lectures and entertaining. Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021. The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II. Derby Dinner Playhouse www.derbydinner.com 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 288-8281 (877) 898-8577 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by event Kentuckiana’s only professional dinner theatre! The playhouse is the theatrical entertainment leader in both Indiana and neighboring state Kentucky, noted for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies.
Dinosaur World www.dinosaurworld.com 711 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127 (270) 773-4345 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Open daily 8:30AM - 5PM CST Visit over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting. Search for authentic fossil to take home at the Fossil Dig. Indoor Prehistoric Museum & more! Falls of the Ohio State Park and Foundation www.fallsoftheohio.org 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 280-9970 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: 7AM - 11PM daily The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center & General George Rogers Clark Home Site highlight the natural & cultural history of the area including 400 million year old fossil beds & Lewis & Clark. Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium www.louisville.edu/planetarium 106 Brandeis Ave. University of Louisville - Belknap Campus Louisville, KY, 40292 (502) 852-6664 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Vary by event Cardinal Blvd. on to 2nd St. on U of L Campus. Worldclass planetarium; K-12 & public astronomy shows, Friday evening laser shows, corporate events, parties, gift shop & Saturday family shows. Indiana Caverns www.indianacaverns.com 1267 Green Acres Dr. SW, Corydon, IN 47112 (812) 734-1200 Minimum Time: 90 min Hours: Daily 9AM - 5PM Indiana Caverns offers visitors & an opportunity to explore Indiana longest cave. The 80 minute tour features an underground boat ride, waterfall, heights, depths, formations & ice age animal bones. Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant www.joehubers.com 2421 Engle Rd., Starlight, IN 47106 (812) 923-5255 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies seasonally “REAL FOOD” is waiting for you at Joe Huber Restaurant. Our dining room overlooks the lake & flower gardens. Children love playing in the “Barnyard.” Visit our Soda Pop Shoppe! The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts www.kentuckycenter.org 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7777 (800)775-7777 Hours: Varies by event Kentucky’s premier performing arts venue. Home of ballet, Broadway, opera, orchestra & children’s theater. Access services available by request. Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay www.kentuckykingdom.com 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 813-8200 Hours: Varies seasonally Your family’s place to play! Enjoy the totally revamped Kentucky Kingdom with all your favorites - Storm Chaser, Lightning Run, Thunder Run, FearFall, Mile High Falls, the Giant Wheel, and many others - plus plenty of great food, games to play, and shows to entertain you. Come enjoy Kentucky Kingdom - more rides, more water, more hours, more fun.
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ATTRACTIONS Kentucky Science Center www.kysciencecenter.org 727 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 561-6100 (800) 591-2203 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 9:30AM - 5PM, Fri. - Sat. 9:30AM - 9PM Explore three floors of exciting, interactive exhibitions that offer educational science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing films in our four-story theatre. Louisville Bats www.batsbaseball.com 401 E. Main St., Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 212-BATS 1-855-228-8497 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies seasonally Triple-A professional baseball, April through September. Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips All Underground Ziplines & Adventure Tour www.louisvillemegacavern.com 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 855-6342 (877) 614-6342 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hour: Daily 9AM - 6PM MEGA ZIPS; the world’s only all underground ziplines and adventure tour. Louisville MEGA Cavern historic tram tour. Lights Under Louisville underground holiday light show! Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory www.sluggermuseum.com 800 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (877) 775-8443 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 5PM, Sun Noon - 5PM Batter up! Tour the factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bats are crafted. Fun, interactive exhibits. Rare baseball memorabilia. Gift shop. Personalized bats. World’s Biggest Bat. Louisville Visitor Center www.gotolouisville.com 301 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 379-6109 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Sun. Noon - 5PM, extended hours during daylight savings time. Welcomes visitors and provides extensive information about the Louisville area. Free Colonel Sanders and Ali’s Louisville exhibits plus seasonal walking tours. Louisville and Bourbon merchandise available to purchase. Louisville Zoo www.louisvillezoo.org 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 459-2181 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Mar. 18-Sept. 24 10AM-5PM, Sept. 26-Mar. 17 10AM-4PM The Louisville Zoo, the State zoo of Kentucky, is home to more than 1,700 animals on 134 beautiful botanical acres. The Zoo is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet. Marengo Cave www.marengocave.com 400 E. State Rd. 64, Marengo, IN 47140 (812) 365-2705 (888) 702-2837 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies seasonally Select from our easy walking tours, cave exploration trips, gemstone mining, cave simulator, or canoeing adventures on the nearby Blue River.
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Muhammad Ali Center www.alicenter.org 144 N. 6th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-9254 Minimum Time: 90 min Hours: Tues. - Sat. 9:30AM - 5PM, Sun. Noon - 5PM Award-winning exhibits, public programs, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad’s legacy and inspire exploration of the greatness within ourselves. Pinot’s Palette www.pinotspalette.com/louisville 291 N Hubbards Ln., #160, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 409-4572 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Vary by class Louisville’s upscale “paint & sip” studio where you create masterpieces with your friends. Local artists will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting. All you need to is bring your friends, we provide the drinks and paint supplies. South Points Scenic Area www.southpoints.org Louisville, KY 40268 (502) 380-3800 South Points Scenic Area boasts 10,000+ acres of parkland, including: a flagship Olmsted park, Kentucky’s official amphitheater, 12+ miles of Louisville Loop, accessible riverfront, the historic Farnsley-Moremen House and, the 6,500+ acre Jefferson Memorial Forest. StageOne Family Theatre www.stageone.org 315 W. Market, Ste. 2S, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 498-2436 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies by event StageOne Family Theatre shares the love of live theater and arts experiences with children, teachers, and families throughout the year. The Louisville Quest! www.thelouisvillequest.com Louisville, KY 40258 (502) 387-0928 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Call to schedule a scavenger hunt The Louisville Quest! A fun, competitive way to explore downtown. Part race, part scavenger hunt, part historical sightseeing tour. Team competition. Great for groups, parties, team-building events. Wheel Fun Rentals www.wheelfunrentals.com/Locations/Louisville 1001 E. River Rd., Big Four Bridge Lawn, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-2453 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies seasonally Bike Rentals & Segway Tours. Located in Waterfront Park, near the Big Four Bridge. Unique bikes, 3-6 passenger surreys, tandems, quads & deuce coupes for healthy outdoor fun. Group rates. Self guided bike tours available as Well. No reservations needed for bike rentals.
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Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay Kentucky Kingdom is a 63-acre theme park located in the heart of Louisville. With more than 70 rides and attractions, including five world-class roller coasters and dozens of thrill rides and classic favorites, this exciting park has something for everyone. Make the most of your day with these TOP 5 MUST-DO ATTRACTIONS at KENTUCKY KINGDOM.
2018 Season Open weekends beginning April 29 (water park opens Saturday, May 19). Open daily May 25 - August 14. Open weekends in September. Open weekends during the Kentucky State Fair, August 16 - 26 GENERAL ADMISSION $54.95 $39.95 for seniors (55 and older) and children under 48 inches
$39.95 for military personnel and first responders
$69.95, early bird price; $119.95, regular price
$8 per vehicle (free for season pass holders)
GENERAL INFORMATION - Located at the Kentucky Exposition Center near the junction of 1-65 and I-264. For pricing, operating hours, parking information and other details, visit www.kentuckykingdom.com or call 502.813.8200.
Storm Chaser At more than 10 stories tall, the park’s fifth and newest roller coaster was named the No. 2 Roller Coaster in the World in a USA Today Readers’ Choice poll. It’s the only coaster in the country with a barrel roll drop off the lift hill. And talk about airtime – it has tons!
Deep Water Dive The second tallest body slide in the world with a Skybox™ launch, Deep Water Dive will send you plunging 121 feet straight down! If you chicken out halfway up the tower, you can always jump on the triple-bump slide, Wave Runner, to get back down.
The Big Kahuna At 1, 3 and 5 p.m., the 750,000 gallons of water in the Big Surf wave pool kick into overdrive, bringing you the Big Kahuna, the largest waves at any water park in the country.
The Giant Wheel From the top of Kentucky Kingdom’s classic Giant Wheel, perched 150 feet in the air, you’ll enjoy one of Louisville’s most panoramic views – from the downtown skyline to the hilltops of Iroquois Park and beyond.
Sea Lion Splash Don’t miss the comical antics of the rescued sea lions featured in the Aqua Theater’s Sea Lion Splash show. Stick around after the show and have your picture taken with the stars! Photos courtesy of Kentucky Kingdom
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ATTRACTIONS MUSEUMS 21c Museum www.21cmuseumhotels.com 700 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 217-6300 The 21c Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the very best work of living artists from all over the world. 21C exhibitions are free and open to the public 24/7. American Printing House for the Blind www.aph.org 1839 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-2405 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM - 4:30PM Founded in 1858, APH is the world’s largest non-profit company that makes products for people who are blind & visually impaired. Factory/Museum Tours at 10 & 2, M-Th. Museum 8:30-4:30 M-F; Sat 10-3. Carnegie Center For Art & History www.carnegiecenter.org 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 944-7336 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10AM - 5:30PM Contemporary art gallery, local history museum in a former Carnegie Library that offers changing exhibits, handcarved dioramas and an underground railroad exhibit. Conrad-Caldwell House Museum www.conrad-caldwell.org 1402 St. James Ct., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 636-5023 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Sun. Noon - 5PM Victorian Romanesque Revival architecture, richly decorated both exterior & interior. Dinosaur World www.dinosaurworld.com 711 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127 (270) 773-4345 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Open daily 8:30AM - 5PM CST Visit over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting. Search for authentic fossil to take home at the Fossil Dig. Indoor Prehistoric Museum & more! Frazier History Museum www.fraziermuseum.org 829 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 753-5663 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 5PM, Sun. - Noon - 5PM The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits and daily performances. Kentucky Derby Museum www.derbymuseum.org 704 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 637-1111 (800) 273-3729 Minimum Time: 90 min. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 5PM, Sun. 11AM - 5PM The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the region, celebrating the tradition, history, and hospitality of the Kentucky Derby. Experience tours of the track, exhibits, “The Greatest Race,” Gift Shop, Derby Café and much more! Plan your experience at DerbyMuseum.org.
Kentucky Science Center www.kysciencecenter.org 727 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 561-6100 (800) 591-2203 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 9:30AM - 5PM Fri. - Sat. 9:30AM - 9PM Explore three floors of exciting, interactive exhibitions that offer educational science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing films in our four-story theatre. KMAC Museum www.kmacmuseum.org 715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-0102 Tues. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. 10AM - 5PM KMAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting art & craft excellence in Kentucky. KMAC features exhibits, hosts events and programs, workshops, summer art camps for children. Locust Grove www.locustgrove.org 561 Blankenbaker Ln., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-9845 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 4:30PM, Sun. 1PM - 4:30PM National Historic Landmark site includes house museum, gardens & grounds with exhibits & gift shop. Established 1790, home of George Rogers Clark. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory www.sluggermuseum.com 800 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (877) 775-8443 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 5PM, Sun. 11AM - 5PM Batter up! Tour the factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bats are crafted. Fun, interactive exhibits. Rare baseball memorabilia. Gift shop. Personalized bats. World’s Biggest Bat. Louisville Water Tower Park www.louisvillewatertower.com 3005 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-1481 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Wed. - Fri. 10AM - 5PM, Sat. - Sun. 10AM - 3PM Discover the history and innovation of Louisville pure tap®. Visit Louisville Water Tower Park, home to Louisville Water’s original Pumping Station, historic Water Tower and WaterWorks Museum. Enjoy the scenic Ohio River, guided tours & special event space. Muhammad Ali Center www.alicenter.org 144 N. 6th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-9254 Minimum Time: 90 min Hours: Tues. - Sat. 9:30AM - 5PM, Sun. Noon - 5PM Award-winning exhibits, public programs, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad’s legacy and inspire exploration of the greatness within ourselves. The National Corvette Museum www.corvettemuseum.org 350 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 781-7973 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: 8AM - 5PM daily CST The gateway to all things Corvette featuring events, hands-on displays, rare autos, seasonal special exhibits, interactive pit crew challenge, driving simulator, library, store and cafe.
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The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Genealogical Research Library & Museum www.sar.org 809 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-1776 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30AM - 4:30PM Tour the headquarters facility including the genealogical research library & museum of the colonial period. Sons of the American Revolution: patriotic, historical & educational. Old Bardstown Village - Civil War Museum of the Western Theater www.civil-war-museum.org 310 E. Broadway St., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 349-0291 Hours: Varies Seasonally The Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum is a nonprofit entity dedicated to preservation and education. Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum www.rebeccaruth.stores.yahoo.net 116 E. 2nd St., Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 223-7475 Minimum Time: 30 min Hours: Mon - Sat 10AM - 12PM & 1PM - 5:30PM Factory tours of the “Inventors of Bourbon Candy”. This candy business began nearly a century ago in 1919 by two women, Rebecca and Ruth. Today Ruth Booe’s family is involved in every aspect of making candy using time proven methods. A tour highlight is “Edna’s Table,” an 11 foot marble slab (circa 1854) named after an employee of 67 years. Come see candy made the old fashioned way. Tours include an educational video and more history than many museums. This is history you can taste! Walk-ins welcome, groups larger than 12 are asked to call ahead.
CQ Princess, Captain’s Quarters Yacht Charters www.cqriverside.com 5700 Captains Quarters Rd., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 228-1651 Hours: based on charter A luxury dinner yacht based out of Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille. Available for charter year ‘round! Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides www.rockinthunder.com 100 E. Vaughn Dr., Louisville, KY 47250 (812) 701-1155 Hours: Tours offered May - Oct. See website for tour times. Experience the most unique boat tours in Indiana and Kentucky. Come to Madison, Indiana for the only Jet Boat tours of the Ohio River and Kentucky River. Five different tours to choose from on the only New Zealand Jet Boat and Hells Canyon Jet Boat in the Midwest.
The Speed Art Museum www.speedmuseum.org 2035 S.3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-2700 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Sun. 12PM - 5PM The newly expanded 62,500 sq. ft. museum, creates a new state-of-the-art space for larger special exhibitions, contemporary art galleries, a family education and welcome center, cinema, indoor/outdoor café, museum store, and a multi-functional Grand Hall for performances, lectures and entertaining. Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021. The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II. Vintage Fire Museum www.vintagefiremuseum.org 723 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 948-8711 Summer hours: Tues. - Fri. 10AM 4PM, Sat. 10AM - 5PM; Winter hours: Fri 11AM - 4PM, Sat. 10AM - 5PM Located only 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, featuring a nationally-known collection of spectacular fire engines dating from 1756. Join us for a delightful time enjoying the variety of special cars and visiting the museum. Fun for all ages. Children can sit on a 1922 Model T fire truck, sound the siren, and ring the bell.
Belle of Louisville/Mary M. Miller www.belleoflouisville.org 401 W. River Rd., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 574-2992 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: varies seasonally A National Historic Landmark with over a century of history, Belle cruises run the end of May thru Oct. Enjoy buffet or sightseeing cruises. The Mary M. Miller operates year-round. Reservations required for all meal cruises. Sightseeing tickets may be purchased day of if not sold out.
Huber’s Orchard & Winery www.huberwinery.com 19816 Huber Rd., Starlight, IN 47106 (812) 923-9813 Minimume Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. noon - 6PM Winery, tours & tastings, cheese factory, gift shop, & farm market. Indian Creek Winery www.indiancreekwinery.org 6491 County Line Rd. N.E., Georgetown, IN 47122 (502) 396-6209 Hours: Noon - 6PM Daily or by appt. Indian Creek Winery provides the most delectable wine, a place to taste wine for free, and just relax. The tasting room is open 12 PM - 6 PM, 7 days a week.
Belle of Louisville Riverboats Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises, located in downtown Louisville!
401 W. River Road Louisville, KY 40202. Located across the street from the KFC Yum! Center.
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ATTRACTIONS OLD 502 Winery www.old502.com 116 S. 10th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 540-5650 Tours by appt. Kentucky’s only urban winery set in an historic, reclaimed building in downtown Louisville. OLD 502 Winery showcases award winning wines in their new tasting room and gift shop. Come experience some of the most delightful eclectic varietals this side of the Ohio River. Please call for seasonal hours.
Paoli Peaks www.paolipeaks.com 2798 W. County Rd., 25 S., Paoli, IN 47454 (812) 723-4696 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Seasonal. See website for hours. Skiing, snowboarding, snow-tubing less than an hour away from Louisville! Open late on Friday and Saturday nights, Paoli Peaks is the place to learn to ski and snowboard or to go snow-tubing with your friends and family. Experience winter in a whole new way with a visit to Paoli Peaks!
Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery www.smithberrywinery.com 855 Drennon Rd., New Castle, KY 40050 (502) 845-7091 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. 1PM - 6PM All wines at Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery are estate bottled, but our philosophy goes beyond conventional definition. Our grapes are hand harvested and fermented in small distinct lots. Our personal handling of the vines, grapes and finished wine allows the ultimate expression of our farm’s produce. Visit our website for tickets and locations where our wine is sold.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park www.skyzone.com/louisville 2671 Technology Dr., #112, Jeffersontown, KY 40299 (502) 909-3500 Minimum Time: 30 min. Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 4PM - 8PM, Fri. - Sun. hours vary Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is the creator of the worlds first all-trampoline walled playing courts! It’s the ultimate 3-D play experience for any age, shape, or ability.
SPORTS ADVENTURE & EXTREME SPORTS Endless Summer Paddle Company www.endlesssummerpaddle.com 1040 Ellison Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 741-8120 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies Seasonally ESPC is a StandUp Paddleboard (SUP) company based in Louisville, KY. We offer SUP lesson, SUP Yoga classes, group paddles, and Ohio River tours. All levels are welcome to attend! Join us for this unique and low impact sport, it is a great way to explore and enjoy the region’s diverse waterways! Flying Axes www.flyingaxes.com 146 N. Clay St., Louisville, KY 40202 (855) 538-7293 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 2PM - 10PM, Fri. 2PM - 12AM, Sat. 12PM - 12AM, Sun. 12PM - 10PM Flying Axes is the first Indoor Axe Throwing Venue in Kentucky! Friends and colleagues compete in the sport of Axe Throwing, scoring points by sticking their axe in the target. The player with the most points wins the game! No previous axe throwing experience necessary. We can accommodate groups of all sizes. Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips All Underground Ziplines & Adventure Tour www.louisvillemegacavern.com 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 855-6342 (877) 614-6342 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Daily 9AM - 6PM MEGA ZIPS; the world’s only all underground ziplines and adventure tour. Louisville MEGA Cavern historic tram tour. Lights Under Louisville underground holiday light show!
Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures www.sbcza.com 100 Squire Boone Rd. SW, Mauckport, IN 47142 (812) 732-1200 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies Seasonally Two state of the art zipline courses located at Squire Boone Caverns in Maukport, IN. The Canopy course is 2,500 feet, and the Kid’s Zip is 250 feet. Both have sky bridges to add to the challenge.
BIKING, KARTING & SEGWAYS Bluegrass Karting & Events www.bluegrasskarting.com 2520 Ampere Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 297-9899 Minimum Time: 30 min. Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11AM - 10PM, Fri. - Sat. 11AM Midnight, Closed Sun. Louisville’s high-speed entertainment destination featuring the fastest go-karts in Louisville! Our track is indoor and open year-round, rain or shine! Enjoy the perfect balance of competition and exhilaration while racing up to 40mph racing go-karts. Kart Kountry www.gokartkountry.com 315 Joe B. Hall Ave, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 (502) 543-9588 Hours: Open daily Mar. - Oct. (weekend winter hours) Family entertainment center featuring the longest go-kart track in the world at over 1.5 miles! Also, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats & a huge air conditioned arcade and redemption center. Ext 117 off I-65 Louisville Segway Tours www.wheelfunrentals.com/Locations/Louisville 1001 E. River Rd., Big Four Bridge - Red Lot, Louisville KY 40202 (502)938-7433 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Varies seasonally or by appt. Glide through Waterfront Park scenic tour includes the riverfront, green spaces, water features, art and attractions. This 1 hour tour includes a training session, helmet and a gliding adventure of a lifetime. Reservation only and limited to 8 people (+14 years old).
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City & Bourbon Tours Bus & Trolley Rentals
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502-939-3415 louisvillefuntours.com LouVelo www.louvelo.com 822 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 373-2500 LouVelo offers residents and visitors an exciting new transportation option with over 26 bike share stations and over 300 bikes throughout downtown Louisville, Old Louisville, NuLu, and Butchertown. Mega Underground Bike Park www.louisvillemegacavern.com 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 855-6342 (877) 614-6342 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Varies seasonally Are you ready to experience a one of a kind Underground Bike Park? Over 320,000 square feet including over 45 trails, Jump Lines, Pump Tracks, Dual Slalom, BMX, Cross Country and Single Track all in a former limestone cavern 100 feet sub-surface. Enjoy the comfort of our 60 degree temperature year round. Come experience what the buzz is all about. You simply won’t believe what you see. Wheel Fun Rentals 1001 E. River Rd., Big Four Bridge - Red Lot, Louisville KY 40202 (502) 589-2453 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies seasonally Bike Rentals & Segway Tours. Located in Waterfront Park, near the Big Four Bridge. Unique bikes, 3-6 passenger surreys, tandems, quads & deuce coupes for healthy outdoor fun. Group rates. Self guided bike tours available as Well. No reservations needed for bike rentals.
GOLF COURSES Bobby Nichols Golf Course www.metro-parks.org Waverly Park, 4301 E. Pages Ln., Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 937-9051 Hours: 8AM - Dark This beautiful 9-hole course has rolling terrain with treelined fairways & large, bunkered greens.
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Charlie Vettiner Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 10207 Mary Dell Ln., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 267-9958 Hours: 7:30AM - Dark This is a gorgeous course with rolling hills, bent grass greens, & zoysia fairways - rated 7th most challenging course in Kentucky. Cherokee Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 2501 Alexander Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 458-9450 Hours: 9AM - 5:30PM Cherokee is one of the oldest municipal golf courses in the United States & an excellent place to improve your short-iron game. Crescent Hill Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 3110 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 896-9193 Hours: 8:30AM - Dusk Centrally located, with Bermuda grass fairways, this scenic 9-hole course is one of the busiest in Metro Louisville. French Lick www.frenchlick.com/golf 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, IN 47432 (812) 936-9300 (888) 936-9360 A Golf Enthusiast’s Paradise. Few things get the blood pumping like the mention of Donald Ross, Pete Dye and Tom Bendelow in the same sentence. Nowhere else in the world can a golfer play courses designed by each of these noted and prolific designers at one resort destination. The rolling hills of southern Indiana provide a beautiful yet challenging golf course. Fuzzy Zoeller’s Champions Pointe Golf Club www.fuzzygolf.com 1820 Champion Clubs Ln., Henryville, IN 47126 (812) 294-1800 Hours: 8AM - 6PM Fuzzy Zoeller’s latest design & unique golf experience is only 15 minutes from downtown Louisville. Fuzzy created a masterpiece of a golf course, classic & open to all. Restaurant & bar. Meetings, convention, & corporate outings welcome. Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Club www.coveredbridge.com 12510 Covered Bridge Rd., Sellersburg, IN 47172 (812) 246-8880 Hours: 11AM - 9PM Playing Fuzzy’s home course, 15 min. from Downtown, is a must when visiting Louisville. One of the finest “Open to the Public” courses. Championship layout & quality. Restaurant & bar. Iroquois Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 1501 Runhill Rd., Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 363-9520 Hours: 8AM - Dark This scenic 18-hole layout is hilly & lined with mature trees. The terrain of the Bermuda course challenges golfers of all levels. Long Run Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 1605 Flat Rock Rd., Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 245-9015 Varies Seasonally This 18-hole course is fun & challenging with a flat front 9 & a tighter, tree-lined back nine. Quail Chase Golf Club www.quailchase.com 7000 Cooper Chapel Rd., Louisville, KY 40229 (502) 239-2110 Hours: 7AM - 8PM 4 Star Rating-Golf Digest “Best Places to Play” 2010-2011. Scenic course offering 27 Holes of Country Club Golf for the public golfer. Just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville; open 7 days a week.
ATTRACTIONS Seneca Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 2300 Pee Wee Reese Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 458-9298 Hours: 7:30AM - 6PM Rated the 6th toughest course in Kentucky & voted “Best in Louisville” for several years running. Shawnee Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 460 Northwestern Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40212 (502) 776-9389 Hours: Varies Seasonally Shawnee boasts the only complete driving range complex in Metro Parks & a 3 hole BellSouth Youth Golf Academy, free to players 18 & under.
Louisville City FC www.Louisvillecityfc.com 401 E. Main St., Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 384-8799 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies seasonally An American professional soccer club based in Louisville, Kentucky. 2017 United Soccer League (USL) Champions. The 2018 will mark the fourth year of play in the Eastern Conference of the USL, scheduled games March to October.
Sun Valley Golf Course www.metro-parks.org 6505 Bethany Ln., Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 937-9228 Varies Seasonally The front has small, flat greens while the back has larger, undulating greens nestled between white sand bunkers.
SPECTATOR SPORTS & VENUES Churchill Downs www.churchilldowns.com 700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 636-4400 Hours: Varies seasonally Live Thoroughbred horse racing in the spring, summer & fall, including Saturday night races under the lights. Home of the Kentucky Oaks & Derby. Kentucky Horse Park www.kyhorsepark.com 4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 233-4303 (800) 678-8813 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Wed. - Sun. 9AM - 5PM Celebrates all horses through films, museum & art gallery, horse-drawn & walking tours, horseback riding, surrey, campground & horse shows. Kentucky Speedway www.kentuckyspeedway.com 4760 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY 41086 (859) 578-2300 (888) 652-RACE Hours: Varies by event The Kentucky Speedway is home to two annual NASCAR weekends, featuring the Quaker State 400. Additionally, we host numerous driving schools and other track rental events. Louisville Bats www.batsbaseball.com 401 E. Main St., Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 212-BATS 1-855-228-8497 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies seasonally Triple-A professional baseball, April through September.
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TOURS BREWERY, DISTILLERY & WINERY TOURS Angel’s Envy Distillery www.angelsenvy.com 500 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 890-6300 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM; Sun. 1PM-5PM There’s bourbon. And then there’s divine inspiration painstakingly crafted into a spirit so sublime you’ll want to share it with the world. We make the second one. Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of Bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand-blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time. Tours by reservation only. Please visit www.angelsenvy.com to book online. Tours are held on the hour with the last tour starting at 4pm. Barton 1792 Distillery www.1792bourbon.com 300 Barton Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 331-4879 (866) 239-4690 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 7AM - 3:30PM Open year round. Tours are hourly on the hour. Tours and tastings are complimentary.
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Copper & Kings American Brandy www.copperandkings.com 1121 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 561-0267 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11AM-5PM, Fri. 11AM-7PM, Sun. 11AM-5PM Copper & Kings is an American brandy company based in Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. We make a dynamic American style brandy. We do not make derivative brandy. Come and tour our modern distillery. See our 3 copper potstills, listen to the brandy sonically age to rock n’ roll music. See our stunning view of the downtown skyline from the sky deck. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience www.evanwilliamsbourbonexperience.com 528 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 272-2611 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11AM - 5:30PM, Fri. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. 1PM - 5:30PM Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will feature an artisanal distillery, tours, tastings, and more! Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit. Heaven Hill Distillery Bourbon Heritage Center www.BourbonHeritageCenter.com 1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 337-1000 Minimum Time: 30 min. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5:30PM, Sun. Noon - 4PM Located in the heart of Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World, the award-winning Bourbon Heritage Center features interactive exhibits, guided rickhouse tours, educational Bourbon tastings, and more!
ATTRACTIONS Huber’s Orchard & Winery www.huberwinery.com 19816 Huber Rd., Starlight, IN 47106 (812) 923-9813 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM, Sun. noon - 6PM Winery, tours & tastings, cheese factory, gift shop, & farm market. Kentucky Bourbon Boys www.kentuckybourbonboys.com 10504 Florian Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 777-0761 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by appt. The Kentucky Bourbon Boys can give you an authentic Kentucky experience. We offer tours to all stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Craft Trail. Kentucky Bourbon Tours www.tourkentuckybourbon.com 10300 Linn Station Rd., Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 548-8302 Hours: Varies by appt. Provide comfortable knowledgeable tours to Kentucky’s many beautiful bourbon distilleries. Not only providing tours but a true Kentucky experience in buses, coaches and limousines. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. www.kentuckypeerless.com 120 N. 10th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 566-4999 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Extended Summer & Fall Hours Beginning in the Winter of 2014/2015, production under the auspices of Kentucky Peerless Distilling will once again commence. Our first moonshine product will be some of the smoothest ‘shine you will ever swill. Mattingly’s “Spirits of Kentucky Tours” www.mattinglytours.com 114 N. 5th Street, Box 10, Bardstown, KY 40004 (866) 977-7386 Our tours will let you experience the spirits of the Bourbon Capital of the world. You will enjoy intoxicating Bourbons, wines, craft beers or you can encounter the ghostly spirits that haunt the Bluegrass State. Mint Julep Experiences www.mintjuleptours.com 140 N. 4th St., Ste. 326, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1433 Hours: Tours offered 7 days a week, call for availability Enjoy the beauty and history of Kentucky. We specialize in custom and public bourbon trail tours, culinary experiences, and horse farm tours, but can customize any FUN outing you dream up. We’re the recognized leader for Bourbon Country experiences, transportation & events, and official sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Travel The Trail www.travelthekytrail.com Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 939-4701 Hours: Varies by appt. Travel the Trail provides custom tours of Kentucky’s famous distilleries and horse farms for groups and special interests. Special event transportation is available by the hour.
CAVERN TOURS Indiana Caverns www.indianacaverns.com 1267 Green Acres Dr. SW, Corydon, IN 47112 (812) 734-1200 Minimum Time: 90 min. Hours: Daily 9AM - 5PM Indiana Caverns offers visitors & an opportunity to explore Indiana longest cave. The 80 minute tour features an underground boat ride, waterfall, heights, depths, formations & ice age animal bones. Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips All Underground Ziplines & Adventure Tour www.louisvillemegacavern.com 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 855-6342 (877) 614-6342 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Daily 9AM - 6PM MEGA ZIPS; the world’s only all underground ziplines and adventure tour. Louisville MEGA Cavern historic tram tour. Lights Under Louisville underground holiday light show! Marengo Cave www.marengocave.com 400 E. State Rd. 64, Marengo, IN 47140 (812) 365-2705 (888) 702-2837 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Open Daily 9AM - 5PM, extended summer hours Select from our easy walking tours, cave exploration trips, gemstone mining, cave simulator, or canoeing adventures on the nearby Blue River. Squire Boone Caverns www.squireboonecaverns.com 100 Squire Boone Rd. SW, Mauckport, IN 47142 (812) 732-4381 Minimum Time: 1 hr. Hours: Varies seasonally One-hour guided caverns tours & village craft demonstration during the summer months.
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Hermitage Farm www.hermitagefarm.com 10500 W. U.S. Hwy 42, Goshen, KY 40026 (502) 228-1426 Hours: Call for tour schedule A private and historic farm located in Oldham County, KY. The farm operates as an equine maternity ward and nursery for most of the year, producing over 200 stakes winners since its inception. Tours are offered on select dates and with purchased tickets only. Located only 20 miles from Louisville.
Blue Grass Tours www.bluegrasstours.com 817 Enterprise Dr., Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 252-5744 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by tour Specializes in daily & private horse farm tours, Bourbon Trail tours, group travel, student travel & charter coach services. Our professional and courteous staff will create a customized experience.
Horse Country www.visithorsecountry.com Lexington, KY 40588 (859) 963-1004 (888) 414-7087 Horse County offers authentic experiences at member farms, clinics, and other equine attractions to share the dream inspired by the thoroughbred and make fans of farms and our sport. Get up close and personal with the horses, land, and operations of world-renowned stud farms, nurseries, clinics, feed mill, and aftercare facilities.
Executive Transportation System www.louisvilletransport.com 4012 Dupont Circle, Louisville, KY 40202 (888) 974-8474 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by tour To best serve the unique needs of our guests, we offer both public and private Kentucky Bourbon Trail Distillery tour packages out of Louisville and Cincinnati.
Kentucky Horse Park www.kyhorsepark.com 4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 233-4303 Hours: Daily 9AM - 5PM (Closed Mon & Tues Nov - March) Celebrates all horses through films, museum & art gallery, horse-drawn & walking tours, horseback riding, surrey, campground & horse shows. Mint Julep Horse Country Tours www.mintjuleptours.com (502) 583-1433 Offer an all-inclusive Horse Country experience before attending the Derby. Travel privately to your pick of destinations with our custom tours to give your group a full Kentucky experience. Oldham Farm Tours www.oldhamfarmtours.com PO Box 529, Peewee Valley, KY 40056 (502) 222-0056 (800) 813-9953 Varies Seasonally Seventeen educational farms tours for all ages and group sizes from horses to a petting zoo. Reservations required, cost ranges from $3 - $25, prices varies by farm. Call for hours.
CULINARY TOURS Mint Julep Tours Culinary Experiences www.mintjuleptours.com Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 583-1433 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Plan a custom food tour full of Kentucky staples like bourbon balls, Hot Browns and mint juleps for your group. Join us in the Kitchen Studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods as a live studio audience member for a taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs”. Or explore how top Louisville chefs and bartenders put Kentucky on the map with tasting dinners, chef’s table experiences or mixology classes.
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Kentucky Bourbon Boys www.kentuckybourbonboys.com 10504 Florian Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 777-0761 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by appt. The Kentucky Bourbon Boys can give you an authentic Kentucky experience. We offer tours to all stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Craft Trail. Kentucky Bourbon Tours www.tourkentuckybourbon.com 10300 Linn Station Rd., Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 548-8302 Hours: Varies by appt. Coordinates with all distilleries and attractions to ensure our clients have all itinerary and accommodations properly coordinated. Make it a fantastic day! Miller Black www.millerblack.com 111 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 368-5644 Hours: Varies by appt. Miller Black vehicles offer spacious interior room to give passengers the comfort of luxury to a from business meetings across town or city to city. We offer sprinter and transportation service as well as airport greeting. Mint Julep Experiences www.mintjuleptours.com 140 N. 4th St., Ste. 326, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1433 Tours offered 7 days a week, call for availability Enjoy the beauty and history of Kentucky. We specialize in custom and public bourbon trail tours, culinary experiences, and horse farm tours, but can customize any FUN outing you dream up. We’re the recognized leader for Bourbon Country experiences, transportation & events, and official sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. R & R Limousine www.rrlimo.com/kentucky-bourbon-trail/ 4403 Kiln Ct., Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 458-1862 Providing first class chauffeured limousine service offering sedans, limousines, SUV’s, buses and vans. Airport transfers and special events. Official sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour.
ATTRACTIONS Shockey Tours, Inc. www.shockeytours.com 11117 Decimal Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 267-4007 (800) 633-4147 Hours: Varies by tour A fleet of deluxe motorcoaches used on predesigned tours & charters. Travel The Trail www.travelthekytrail.com Louisville, KY (502) 939-4701 Hours: Varies by appt. Travel The Trail (custom Bourbon tours) based in Louisville provides distillery and horse farm tours planned for groups and special interests. Special event transportation is available by the hour.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS Blue Grass Tours www.bluegrasstours.com 817 Enterprise Dr., Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 252-5744 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. Hours: Varies by tour Specializes in daily & private horse farm tours, Bourbon Trail tours, group travel, student travel & charter coach services. Our professional and courteous staff will create a customized experience. Cathedral of the Assumption www.cathedraloftheassumption.org 433 S. 5th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-2971 Hours: Open daily Recently restored 1852 cathedral. Guided tours are available by appointment and tours are free of charge. Individuals can take free “audio tour” of the Cathedral by coming to parish office during weekday working hours, 9am-4pm. City Taste Tours of Louisville www.CityTasteTours.com 332 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 457-8686 Minimum Time: Over 2 hrs. A great city tour and a fun taste tour in one! See Louisville from the comfort of our shuttle and taste the town as we take you through the unique areas/ eateries that make up the charm of our city. We will you pick you up from the hotel. Louisville Bicycle Tours www.louisvillebicycletours.com 325 W. Main St., Ste. 150, Louisville, KY, 40202 (855) 502-2453 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Vary by tour time Offering scenic bicycle tours in the River City, we’re here to guide you on a one-of-a-kind experience while on the coolest bikes in town! Locally owned, we offer corporate, private and custom tours. Louisville Segway Tours www.wheelfunrentals.com/Locations/ Louisville 1001 E. River Rd., Big Four Bridge - Red Lot, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 938-7433 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Hours: Varies seasonally or by appt. Glide through Waterfront Park scenic tour includes the riverfront, green spaces, water features, art and attractions. This 1 hour tour includes a training session, helmet and a gliding adventure of a lifetime. Reservation only and limited to 8 people (+14 years old).
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ATTRACTIONS Mint Julep Experiences www.mintjuleptours.com 140 N. 4th St., Ste. 326, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1433 Tours offered 7 days a week, call for availability Enjoy the beauty and history of Kentucky. We specialize in custom and public bourbon trail tours, culinary experiences, and horse farm tours, but can customize any FUN outing you dream up. We’re the recognized leader for Bourbon Country experiences, transportation & events, and official sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour www.oldlouisville.org 1340 S. 4th St., Central Park, Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 635-5244 Minimum Time: 90 min. Hours: Apr. - Oct., Tues. - Sat. 1:30PM A 75-minute guided tour of the Victorian Mansion district starting at the Visitors Center in Central Park. Stunning architecture enhanced with historical details in Louisville’s most beautiful setting near Central Park. Special tours can be arranged.
Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides www.rockinthunder.com 100 E. Vaughn Dr., Louisville, KY 47250 (812) 701-1155 Hours: Tours offered May - Oct. See website for tour times. Experience the most unique boat tours in Indiana and Kentucky. Come to Madison, Indiana for the only Jet Boat tours of the Ohio River and Kentucky River. Five different tours to choose from on the only New Zealand Jet Boat and Hells Canyon Jet Boat in the Midwest.
Louisville Ghost Walks www.louisvilleghostwalks.com Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 689-5117 Minimum Time: 90 min. Hours: Fri. nights, May-Nov., 7:30PM - 9PM About Louisville’s most famous haunted downtown addresses. $15.00 per person. Reservations required. Private tours by request.
Stoneware & Co. www.louisvillestoneware.com 731 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 582-1900 Minimum Time: Over 30 min. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM Creators of unique, beautiful works of functional art. Gallery, museum and paint-your-own studio all in one convenient location.
Sour Mash Tours www.sourmashtours.com 1116 Charles St., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 718-1582 Minimum Time: 90 min. Hours: See Website for tour calendar Offers an expansive and interactive bourbon tasting experience that you can’t find anywhere else on the Bourbon Trail. Our tour guides lead bourbon tastings through Louisville’s vibrant Nulu neighborhood at some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.
The Louisville Quest! www.thelouisvillequest.com Louisville, KY 40258 (502) 387-0928 Minimum Time: 2 hrs. Call to schedule a scavenger hunt The Louisville Quest! A fun, competitive way to explore downtown. Part race, part scavenger hunt, part historical sightseeing tour. Team competition. Great for groups, parties, team-building events. Trolley de ‘Ville Fun Tours & Charters www.trolleydeville.com 301 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 939-3415 Minimum Time: 75 min. Hours: Mon. - Sat. Time varies by tour Get acquainted with all Louisville has to offer during our fully narrated 75 minute tour aboard an authentic, climate controlled trolley with brass rails, bells and all. SEE MORE THAN 30 ATTRACTIONS! We also offer brewery and distillery tours!
WALKING TOURS David Dominé’s Louisville Historic Tours www.louisvillehistorictours.com 1300 S. 4th St., Corner of 4th & Ormsby in front of the Old Louisville sign (502) 718-2764 Minimum Time: 90 min. Seven days a week, Louisville Historic Tours offers guided walks through Old Louisville, the country’s grandest Victorian neighborhood. Daytime tours focus on history and architecture; nighttime tours highlight the ghost stories and legends.
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RESTAURANTS CENTRAL LOUISVILLE
Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar - $$ — $$$
Blue Horse Bar, Cafe, and Terrace - $$
127 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 587-1626 Cuisine: BBQ, Seafood, Southern
830 Phillips Ln., Crowne Plaza, Louisville, Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 367-2251 Cuisine: American Buck’s Restaurant - $$$ www.buckslou.com
425 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 637-5284 Cuisine: Continental Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe - $$ www.cardinalhalloffamecafe.com
2745 Crittenden Dr., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 635-8686 Cuisine: American Derby Cafe: at the Kentucky Derby Museum - $$ www.derbycafe.com
704 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-0858 Cuisine: American, Sandwich Holy Smokes Bar-B-Que & Catering - $ www.holysmokesrestaurantlouisville.com
7508 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 968-5657 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern Kem’s Cafe & Bar - $$ 447 Farmington Ave., Holiday Inn Airport Expo Center, Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 637-4500 Cuisine: American Outback Steakhouse - $$ www.outback.com
6520 Signature Dr., Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 964-8383 Cuisine: Steakhouse Wagner’s Pharmacy - $$
3113 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 375-3800 Cuisine: American
Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant - $$ — $$$ www.downonebourbonbar.com
321 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 566-3259 Cuisine: American, Bar Food English Grill at the Brown Hotel - $$$$ www.brownhotel.com
335 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1234 Cuisine: American FireFresh BBQ - $
211 S. 5th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 540-1171 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern hiko-A-mon Modern Japanese - $$$ www.hikoamon.com
416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 625-3090 Cuisine: Japanese Impellizzeri’s Pizza - $$ www.impellizzeris.com
110 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-4900 Cuisine: Pizza J. Graham’s Café & Bar - $$ — $$$ www.brownhotel.com
335 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1234 Cuisine: American Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse - $$$$ www.jeffruby.com
325 W. Main St., Ste. 120, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-0102 Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood Los Aztecas Mexican Cuisine - $$ www.losaztecas.net
530 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 561-8535 Cuisine: Mexican
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (DOWNTOWN) Bearno’s by the Bridge - $ www.bearnos.com
131 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7437 Cuisine: Pizza Bluegrass Brewing Co. - $$ www.bbcbrew.com
300 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 562-0007 Cuisine: Burger, Bar Food
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Economy - entrees up to $10 per person Moderate - entrees $10 to $15 per person Upscale Casual - entrees $15 to $20 per person Upscale - entrees $20 to $25 per person Fine Dining - entrees over $25 per person
614 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-1995 Cuisine: American
Dish on Market - $$ — $$$
434 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 315-0669 Cuisine: Breakfast, American
Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown - $$ www.bristolbarandgrille.com
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RESTAURANTS Luigi’s Pizzeria - $
Old Spaghetti Factory - $$ — $$$
712 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-0005 Cuisine: Pizza
235 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 581-1070 Cuisine: Italian
Marketplace Restaurant - $$ — $$$ www.theatersquaremarketplace.com
Patrick O’Shea’s - $$
651 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 625-3001 Cuisine: American, Bar Food
123 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 708-2488 Cuisine: Irish, Bar Food
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen - $$
Porch Kitchen & Bar - $$ — $$$
122 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 290-8888 Cuisine: Southern
280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 671-4246 Cuisine: American
Morton’s, The Steakhouse - $$$$ www.mortons.com
Proof on Main - $$$
626 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-0421 Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
702 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 217-6360 Cuisine: American
Mussel & Burger Bar - $$ — $$$ www.mussel-burger-bar.com
Saffron’s Persian Restaurant - $$
113 S. 7th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 749-6451 Cuisine: American
131 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-7800 Cuisine: Persian
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RESTAURANTS Sidebar at Whiskey Row - $$$
FireFresh BBQ - $
129 N. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 384-1600 Cuisine: American
1929 Blankenbaker Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 681-9766 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern
Sunergos Coffee - $
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse - $$$
231 S. 5th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-3222 Cuisine: Coffee & Tea
3576 Springhurst Blvd., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 339-1978 Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
The Troll Pub Under the Bridge - $$
hiko-A-mon - $$$
150 W. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 618-4829 Cuisine: American, Bar Food
1115 Herr Ln., Ste. 130, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 365-1651 Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant - $$$$$ www.vincenzositalianrestaurant.com
150 S. 5th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 580-1350 Cuisine: Italian
Kevin’s Picnic - $
11505 Park Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 690-3310 Cuisine: American Mac’s Dough House - $$ macsdoughhouse.com
EAST LOUISVILLE Amy Z’s Pub & Grill - $ — $$ 813 Lyndon Ln., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 639-5129 Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub Brasserie Provence - $$
150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 4022 (502) 883-3153 Cuisine: French Bristol Bar & Grille - $$
10509 Watterson Tr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 694-2322 Cuisine: Pizza Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q - $ www.marksfeedstore.com 11422 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 244-0140 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern Martini Italian Bistro - $$$ www.martinilouisville.com
4021 Summit Plaza Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 394-9797 Cuisine: Italian
300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 426-0627 Cuisine: American Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge - $$$ www.marriott.com/hotels
1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Marriott Louisville East, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 491-1184 Cuisine: American Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant - $$ www.chuys.com
104 Oxmoor Ct., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 327-3033 Cuisine: Mexican Citizen 7
10715 Meeting St., Ste. 101, Louisville, KY 40059 (502) 690-6390 Cuisine: Mexican, Southwest DiOrio’s Pizza and Pub - $$ www.diorios.pizza
310 Wallace Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 614-8424 Cuisine: Pizza, Italian Equus and Jack’s Lounge - $$$ www.equusrestaurant.com
122 Sears Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-9721 Cuisine: American Fazoli’s - $
337 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 423-1777 Cuisine: Italian
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RESTAURANTS MESH - $$$
The Village Anchor - $$$
3608 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 632-4421 Cuisine: American
11507 Park Rd., Anchorage, KY 40223 (502) 708-1850 Cuisine: Continental
Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ - $$
Zeggz Amazing Eggs - $$
119 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 290-7998 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern
11615 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 882-1650 2400 Lime Kiln Ln., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 742-6292 Cuisine: Breakfast
Potbelly Sandwich Shop - $
4023 Summit Plaza Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 420-9616 Cuisine: Sandwich
NULU/EAST MARKET DISTRICT
Queen of Sheba - $$
Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse - $$
2804 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 459-6301 Cuisine: Ethiopian
401 E. Main St., Slugger Field, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 515-0174 Cuisine: American, Bar Food
Recbar - $
10301 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 509-3033 Cuisine: American, Bar Food
Butchertown Grocery - $$ — $$$ butchertowngrocery.com
1076 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 742-8315 Cuisine: American, European
Ruth’s Chris Steak House - $$$$$ www.ruthschris.com
6100 Dutchmans Ln., 16th Fl., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 479-0026 Cuisine: Steakhouse
“ONE OF THE NATION’S BEST LOCAL FOOD SCENES” — USA TODAY
Learn more at CulinaryLouisville.com.
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RESTAURANTS Feast BBQ - $$
Bourbon Raw - $$$$
909 E. Market St., Ste. 100, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 749-9900 Cuisine: American, BBQ
446 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 568-9009 Cuisine: American, Casual Dining
Garage Bar - $$
Brazeiros Churrascaria - $$$$
700 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 749-7100 Cuisine: Southern
450 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 290-8220 Cuisine: Steakhouse
Grind Burger Kitchen - $$
Brendon’s Catch 23 - $$$$
829 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 213-0277 Cuisine: American
505 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 909-3323 Cuisine: Seafood, American
Harvest - $$
Eddie Merlot’s Prime-Aged Beef & Seafood - $$$$
624 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 384-9090 Cuisine: American, Contemporary Mayan Café - $$$
455 S. 4th St., Starks Building, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-3266 Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - $$$
813 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 566-0651 Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
400 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-8935 Cuisine: American, Bar Food
Please & Thank You - $$
Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse - $$ — $$$
800 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 553-0113 Cuisine: Coffee, Baked Goods Royals Hot Chicken - $$
434 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 919-7299 Cuisine: American, BBQ Hard Rock Café - $$
736 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 919-7068 Cuisine: Chicken, Southern RYE on Market - $$$$
424 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 568-2202 Cuisine: Burger, Bar Food Marketplace Restaurant - $$$
900 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 749-6200 Cuisine: American Toast On Market - $$
651 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 625-3001 Cuisine: American, Bar Food The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel - $$$$$
620 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 569-4099 Cuisine: American, Breakfast
500 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 807-3463 Cuisine: American, Southern Panera Bread - $$
FOURTH STREET 8Up Elevated Drinkery and Kitchen - $$$ www.8uplouisville.com
350 W. Chestnut St., Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 631-4180 Cuisine: American, Fusion
400 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 540-5250 Cuisine: American Potbelly Sandwich Shop - $ www.potbelly.com
302 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 540-1100 Cuisine: Sandwich
Birracibo Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer - $$ — $$$ www.birracibo.com
445 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 915-8113 Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, American
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RESTAURANTS SWAY Restaurant & Bar - $$$
Heine Brothers - $
311 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 581-1234 Cuisine: Southern
2714 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 899-5551 Cuisine: Coffee, Tea
Tavern on Fourth - $$
Joella’s Hot Chicken - $$
427 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 417-7640 Cuisine: American
3400 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 895-2235 Cuisine: Southern, Chicken
The Sports and Social Club - $$
Le Moo - $$$ — $$$$
427 S. 4th St., Ste. 100, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 568-1400 Cuisine: American, Bar Food
2300 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 458-8888 Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
CRESCENT HILL & CLIFTON Bistro 1860 Wine Bar - $$$ www.bistro1860.com
1765 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 618-1745 Cuisine: French, American Bourbons Bistro - $$$ — $$$$ www.bourbonsbistro.com
2255 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 894-8838 Cuisine: American Domino’s Pizza - $ www.dominos.com
2400 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-3030 Cuisine: Pizza
Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ - $$ www.mommasbbq.com
102 Bauer Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 938-6262 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern North End Cafe - $$
1722 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 896-8770 Cuisine: American, Breakfast Porcini - $$$$
2730 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 894-8686 Cuisine: Italian The Hub Louisville - $$ www.hublouisville.com
2235 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 777-1505 Cuisine: American The Silver Dollar - $$
1761 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 259-9540 Cuisine: Southern Varanese - $$$
2106 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 899-9904 Cuisine: Seafood, American Volare Ristorante - $$$
2300 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 894-4446 Cuisine: Italian
Lunch happy hour Dinner Late night onsite Brewery
Gordon Biersch LouisviLLe 400 s. 4th street (at entrance to Fourth Street Live!)
812 Eastern Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 637-3030 Cuisine: Pizza Eiderdown - $$
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Domino’s Pizza - $
983 Goss Ave., Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 290-2390 Cuisine: Gastropub
RESTAURANTS Four Pegs Beer Lounge and Social Eatery - $
Lilly’s - A Kentucky Bistro - $$$$
1053 Goss Ave., Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 634-1447 Cuisine: Gastropub
1147 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 451-0447 Cuisine: American, Southern
Sunergos Coffee - $
Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q - $
2122 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 322-7464 Cuisine: Coffee & Tea
1514 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 458-1570 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern
North End Cafe - $$
THE HIGHLANDS & BARDSTOWN ROAD The Bard’s Town - $$
1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 749-5275 Cuisine: Italian, Bar Food Bristol Bar & Grille - $$
1321 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 456-1702 Cuisine: American DiOrio’s Pizza and Pub - $$ www.diorios.pizza
919 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 614-8424 Cuisine: Pizza, Italian DiOrio’s Pizza and Pub - $$ www.diorios.pizza
2216 Dundee Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 451-5667 Cuisine: Pizza, Italian Dragon King’s Daughter - $$
1126 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 632-2444 Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Mexican Flanagan’s Ale House - $$
934 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 585-3700 Cuisine: Irish, Bar Food Highland Morning - $$
1416 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 365-3900 Cuisine: American, Breakfast HopCat Louisville - $$
2116 Bardstown Rd., Ste. A, Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 690-4161 Cuisine: American, Breakfast O’Shea’s Irish Pub - $$
956 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 589-7373 Cuisine: Irish, Bar Food Ramsi’s Cafe On The World - $$ www.ramsiscafe.com
1293 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 451-0700 Cuisine: International Rocky’s Pizza & Panini - $$ www.rockyspizzapanini.com
3032 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 690-8500 Cuisine: Pizza, Italian Seviche - A Latin Restaurant - $$$$$ www.sevicherestaurant.com
1538 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 473-8560 Cuisine: Latin The Café - $$
712 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 589-9191 Cuisine: American, Breakfast Uptown Cafe - $$$
1624 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 458-4212 Cuisine: American Za’s Pizza - $
1573 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 454-4544 Cuisine: Pizza
1064 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 890-8676 Cuisine: American
Jack Fry’s - $$$
Mark’s Feed Store - $
1007 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 452-9244 Cuisine: American, Southern
10316 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 933-7707 Cuisine: BBQ, Southern
La Chasse - $$$
Mike Linnig’s - $$
1359 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 822-3963 Cuisine: Spanish, French
9308 Cane Run Rd., Louisville, KY 40258 (502) 937-9888 Cuisine: Seafood, American
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RESTAURANTS Sunergos Coffee - $
WATERFRONT & DINNER CRUISES
306 W. Woodlawn Ave., Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 322-7464 Cuisine: Coffee & Tea
Belle of Louisville - $$
401 W. River Rd., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 574-2992 Cuisine: Southern Captain’s Quarters - $$ www.cqriverside.com
Buckhead Mountain Grill - $$$ www.eatatbuckheads.com
707 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 284-2919 Cuisine: American
5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 228-1651 Cuisine: American Joe’s Crab Shack - $$
Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q - $ www.marksfeedstore.com
3827 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 949-RIBS (7427) Cuisine: BBQ, Southern
131 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 568-1171 Cuisine: Seafood River House Restaurant and Raw Bar - $$$$ www.riverhouselou.com
3015 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-5000 Cuisine: Seafood, American
The Old Talbott Tavern - $$
RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge - $$$
107 W. Stephen Foster, Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-3494 Cuisine: American
140 N. 4th St., 25th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 568-4239 Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
A VIEW TO DINE FOR
High atop the Galt House Hotel 140 N Fourth Street • Louisville, KY • RIVUE.com • 502.568.4239
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O F F I C I A L V I S I TO R G U I D E
EASY TO GET HERE, HARD TO LEAVE
Within a day’s drive of more than half of the U.S. population, Louisville is an affordable destination that’s just a quick road trip away. And, once you get here, our locals like to say that you can drive to any spot in the city in 20 minutes or less.
Affordable fares and quick access to the nation’s major hubs make flying here a breeze. Louisville International Airport is serviced by nearly every major and regional airline and is just seven minutes from downtown Louisville.
Get around downtown easily by renting a bicycle or hop aboard a TARC (Transit Authority of River City) bus, or one of our all-electric buses. If you’re traveling to one of our unique neighborhoods, just grab a cab, Uber or Lyft.
Louisville’s downtown district is extremely walkable. Head to Louisville Waterfront Park and cap off your walk on the Big Four® Pedestrian Bridge for some of the best views in the city.
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The Breeders’ Cup returns to Churchill Downs for the 35th running of this all-star thoroughbred line-up on November 2 and 3, 2018. It’s the ninth time Louisville’s been the host city. If you think the two-minute Kentucky Derby is exciting, just wait for this two-day, 13race event where you may witness Derby winners going head to head against one another. It’s the best of the best, with race champions from around the globe running to a backdrop of glamorous fashion, refined cuisine and celebrity-spottings. Here’s how to make the most of this storied event that got its start in the heart of Kentucky. Come early The races may not be until Friday and Saturday, but early birds are rewarded with the chance to tour horse farms and Bourbon distilleries, dine on the best local fare, and immerse themselves in all things equine at Equestricon, a downtown event anchoring the Breeders’ Cup Festival Week. Part horse racing convention, part fan festival, and part trade show, Equestricon is basically a dream come true for racing enthusiasts and pros. Its site at the Kentucky International Convention Center will serve as a fan hub for the week’s events. Best of all, just like during Derby week, Dawn at the Downs
features the chance to wake up early and head to the track to witness the majestic creatures working out – for free! Do your homework Seasoned bettors thrill to the challenge of these races. Instead of just a handful of the field emerging as favorites, every single horse here is a proven champion. While you can skim the program when you get to the track – or take the classic route of just picking the best name – odds of winning big are better if you brush up on the runners beforehand. Download the Breeders’ Cup app, visit BreedersCup.com, watch Betting the Breeders’ Cup on NBC, or listen to experts on the radio, and plan your wagers before the race. Dress to impress Purple is the color of the weekend, so gents, add a spot of purple in your bow tie or pocket square, and ladies, think purple with your fascinator or hat. This is a very fashion forward event, so you’ll want to put your best foot forward on the purple carpet. You can even do some shopping between races at Luxury Row where you’ll find exclusive fashions. And you’ll be able to take home inspiration from the celebrities – including models, actors/actresses, sports figures, designers and more – that you may bump into at the betting window.
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Peace of the Earth
801 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 690-5707 Located in Nulu, we offer eco-friendly gifts, jewelry, children’s items, and home decor. The store also features our own line of natural bath and body products made by hand in our shop.
1860 Mellwood Ave., Ste. 111, Louisville, KY 40206 (773) 719-7307 Jenny Pfanenstiel, International Award winning couture milliner, makes one-of-a-kind, handmade hats. She has mastered the art of millinery, creating “sculptures” for the head, in addition, to traditional Derby and bridal hats.
CANDY, GOURMET & SPIRIT PRODUCTS
A Taste of Kentucky
1015 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40206 (859) 539-2817 Louabull is an extraordinary tee shirt and gift gallery. Our tees are designed to highlight Louisville and Kentucky. Most of our unique gift items cannot be found elsewhere. Take home something exceptional!
400 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 566-4554 Traditional Kentucky foods & crafts in unique gift baskets. Quality souvenirs. Three convenient locations - 11800 Shelbyville Rd. in the Village Square in Middletown, Shelbyville Road Plaza, & 400 W. Market Street.
555 S. 4th St., Ste. 133, Louisville, KY 40202 (917) 683-5520 Dedicated to indulging the five senses through a thoughtfully curated and sophisticated environment. Messie Shop is an experiential retail concept boutique. Home to an exciting blend of American made and international designer and contemporary women’s apparel, jewelry, footwear, accessories and home goods.
Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi!
Bourbon Barrel Foods Retail Store
701 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-4933 Gourmet chocolates, fudge, Jelly Belly’s, ice creameverything to satisfy your sweet tooth! Flowers, gifts and KY Proud items. We deliver locally and ship nationally. Balloon sculptures on display.
140 N. 4th St., Ste. 316, Galt House Retail Row, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 561-4011 ext. 4011 Enjoy a wonderful selection of men’s clothing and accessories. You’ll find everything from business suits, shirts and ties to casual clothing.
2710 Frankfort Ave., #175, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 618-0939 Bourbon Barrel Foods is the maker of gourmet foods products that reflect the rich heritage of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country and is the home to the only soy sauce microbrewery in the U.S.
Work The Metal
Cellar Door Chocolates
1201 Story Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 584-2841 Express yourself with home decor, clothing, accessories, furniture and more from Work the Metal. Our everchanging selection is always sophisticated and smart - and always affordable too!
1201 Story Ave., Ste. 109, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 561-2940 All of our gourmet confections are handmade in Louisville, Kentucky using the finest ingredients. Each gourmet confection contains E. Guittard Vintage Chocolate, which is the artisan line of chocolate from Guittard. Since I use great chocolate, I never want to mask its true essence. Instead, I try to compliment the chocolate’s finer notes when creating each confection.
1201 Story Ave., Ste. 111, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 365-3405 Moss Hill offers a variety of pampering products. Whether it’s homemade soaps, lotions, bath & massage oils, candles, or gift boxes of our products. Moss Hill has a product that will pamper you.
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1398 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 456-2891 Kizito, Inc. is owned and operated by Elizabeth Namusoke Kizito, who was born under a banana tree in Africa. Elizabeth’s father taught her the art and business of baking when she was just a little girl, and she brought that family tradition with her to America when she was 17. All the cookies and brownies Elizabeth sells are prepared by hand at her little bakery at 1398 Bardstown Road.
8007 Vine Crest Ave., Ste. 3, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 412-4420 Najla’s is an award-winning, nationally recognized specialty food company head quartered in Louisville, KY. Each hand-crafted product line is made with all-natural, premium ingredients. Najla’s is available in gourmet stores, wholesale and online at www.najlas.com.
Schimpff’s Confectionery www.schimpffs.com
Louisville Tea Company
9305 New LaGrange Rd., Louisville, KY 40242 (502) 365-2516 Louisville Tea Company is proud to have the region’s largest variety of specialty and rare loose leaf teas and herbs; also specializing in tastings, gift baskets, corporate gifts, tea-wares, and tea-themed gifts.
347 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 283-8367 Family-owned since 1891; candy store, candy museum, soda fountain, demonstration kitchen & lunch room. Tours available by reservation. Westport Whiskey & Wine
630 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 585-2952 A tradition began 94 years ago in what is now the heart of NuLu, Muth’s is a family-owned store where hand dipping & generations old recipes thrive & memories are made in the hearts of their customers.
1115 Herr Ln., Ste. 140, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 708-1313 Westport Whiskey & Wine “the wine store you’ve been waiting for your entire life, even if you didn’t know it” (Louisville Magazine Eats Vol 12 2008-2009). Wine tastings every Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
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SHOPPING COLLECTIBLES The Best Coins & Collectibles www.thebestcoinsky.com
9117 Featherbell Blvd., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 254-9999 Looking to sell your coins or currency? Look no further than The Best Coins & Collectibles, Located in the Norton commons community of Prospect, KY. Visit us today and browse through our wide selection of coins and collectibles we have been stocking for over 20 years. If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll be happy to check our inventory.
Nanz & Kraft Florists
141 Breckinridge Ln., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 897-6551 Nanz & Kraft Florists has been blooming in Louisville since 1850!! From centerpieces, to plants, and VIP gourmet baskets; we can enhance any event!!
FURNISHINGS & HOUSEWARES Barry Wooley Designs
2033 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 354-3455 Octopus’s Garden is the ultimate Beatles store and more. The goal is for customers to encounter Beatlemania of the 1960’s the second they enter, creating a memorable instore experience. The store was developed and designed by fans, for fans.
835 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 569-7101 Barry Wooley Designs is an award winning full service interior design firm that specializes in residential, commercial, and hospitality design. In addition, they have 3 beautiful showrooms in Louisville, KY. Stoneware & Co.
Roundhouse Electric Trains, Inc. www.roundhouseky.com
4870 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 895-CHOO (2466) We are exclusively an electric model train store - the best in Midwest! We have 10 retail rooms and buy, sell, trade and repair new trains and/or those from yesteryear. Group tours available by arrangement.
731 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 582-1900 Stoneware is dedicated to the tradition & careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art for the home & kitchen since 1815. Factory tours, paint your own & retail store.
Work The Metal
CONVENIENCE STORES Bader’s Food Mart 300 S. 1st St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-8412 Quality Shell gasoline & oil. Shop our new beer cave. Open 24 hours, 365 days. KY Lotto & money orders.
1201 Story Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 584-2841 Express yourself with home decor, clothing, accessories, furniture and more from Work the Metal. Our everchanging selection is always sophisticated and smart - and always affordable too!
GALLERIES FLORISTS Blooms by Essential Details
111 W. Main St., Ste. A, La Grange, KY 40299 (502) 222-1626 For quality flower arrangements and gifts in La Grange, order from Blooms by Essential Details! Our professional florists are committed to creating beautiful, unique floral gifts for any special occasion. In Bloom Again
810 S. 7th St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 583-3500 Retail florist specializing in parties.
1422 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 459-2787 An award-winning gallery in the historic Highlands offering a vast artisan jewelry collection including estate & bridal as well as paintings, clay, & fiber. Koi Gallery at the Galt House www.koibydelanor.com
140 N. 4th St., Ste. 328, Galt House West, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 569-4586 Koi Gallery at the Galt House, located on the third floor of the Rivue Tower, provides a diverse blend of handmade sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, original art, gifts, accessories and home furnishings.
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SHOPPING Revelry Boutique Gallery
Fourth Street Live!
742 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 414-1278 The boutique is full of handmade jewelry, art, and home décor. In addition to the boutique, there is an also a room dedicated to screen prints and photography. In the Gallery, the art rotates and is welcomed each month by an opening reception, with an anniversary bash every year in August. We focus on exhibiting both up and coming and established artists in our thriving art community. While here, you are bound to learn about a new artist or be inspired by the work we have. It is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone as well. Every piece we have has been handcrafted with love and care.
411 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202
MALLS, OUTLETS & LIFESTYLE CENTERS
(502) 584-7170 Fourth Street Live! Louisville’s premier dining & entertainment district features a mix of leading national & regional restaurants, retail, nightclubs & live entertainment. Mall St. Matthews
5000 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 893-0311 More than 140 specialty retailers including Dillard’s, Vera Bradley, Cheesecake Factory, Cinemark Movies, Arhaus, Ann Taylor Loft, Brooks Brothers, J. Jill, Pottery Barn & Williams-Sonoma. At Mall St. Matthews, it’s all about the stores.
Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center
5100 Norton Healthcare Blvd., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 365-9020 Cabela’s retail store is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring museum-quality animal displays, an aquarium stocked with local fish, a Gun Library, an indoor archery range, a Boat Center, and a Cafe!
1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-3650 Originally the Fischer Meat Packing Company, the MAEC has been renovated into a 360,000 square foot home to over 200 artist studios, 4 event rooms, specialty stores, galleries, teaching studios, office spaces, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, gyms, and more.
Derby City Antique Mall
Norton Commons www.nortoncommons.com 9418 Norton Commons Blvd., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 425-3900 Norton Commons is the region’s only New Urban neighborhood, currently consisting of almost 70 independently-owned businesses and over 1,300 traditionally-designed homes. With top-notch restaurants, shops and parks, it’s a visitor must-see.
3819 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 459-5151 Louisville’s newest and most charming antique mall with over 100 dealers. Features a Victorian cafe and tea room. Edinburgh Premium Outlets
11622 N. E. Executive Dr., Edinburgh, IN 46124 (812) 526-9764 Central Indiana’s largest outlet center with an exciting collection of 85 name brand stores offering savings 25% to 65% every day. Visit premiumoutlets.com/edinburgh for hours and sale information.
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville, KY 40067 (502) 722-5558 Located near I-64 in Simpsonville, Kentucky, just 10 minutes outside of Louisville. Anchor stores include Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Old Navy, Nike, Kate Spade, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren, and American Eagle Outfitters and many more!
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SHOPPING Oxmoor Center
7900 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 426-3000 Recently-renovated regional center featuring Macy’s, Sears & Dick’s Sporting Goods; 120 specialty stores, including Michael Kors, Lululemon, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Madewell, and Pottery Barn Kids. Paddock Shops
4055 Summit Plaza Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 425-3441 Paddock Shops Lifestyle Center, setting the pace, for shopping and dining in Louisville. A pedestrian friendly, family environment with events, restaurants, and stores. For more Information visit www.paddockshops.com
SPECIALTY STORES 5-0-Lou
2235 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 212-0927 5-0-Lou is a Louisville gift shop that sells locally made and designed gifts of all kinds. Visit our storefront on Frankfort Avenue or request a pop-up shop. Block Party Handmade Boutique www.blockpartyhandmade.com
560 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 536-7728 Innovative community boutique featuring handmade art, jewelry, sweets, accessories, and gifts, as well as art and craft workshops all made and taught by local artists and makers! Clayton & Crume
1901 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 694-2615 Clayton & Crume is a quality leather goods company that offers custom & unique gifts for men & women. We celebrate our Kentucky heritage with gifts inspired by both the bourbon and horse-racing industries.
The Frazier History Museum Store www.fraziermuseum.org
829 W. Main St., Ste. 2, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 753-5662 With a vast and unique array of apparel, collectibles, jewelry, decorative items and DVDs, the Museum Store is the perfect place to find a gift for everyone.
SOUVENIRS A Taste of Kentucky
400 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 566-4554 Traditional Kentucky foods & crafts in unique gift baskets. Quality souvenirs. Three convenient locations - 11800 Shelbyville Rd. in the Village Square in Middletown, Shelbyville Road Plaza, & 400 W. Market Street. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Store www.sluggermuseum.com
800 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (877) 775-8443 Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Store, 800 West Main Street, Louisville, KY (502) 1-877-775-8443, option 5, www.sluggermuseum.org. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Gift Shop is home to hundreds of great gift ideas. From t-shirts and sweatshirts, to caps and other sport apparel, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has the perfect gift for any special occasion. It’s also the place to pick up personalized bats, mini-bats and Bionic Gloves. Our gift shop and personalized bat store is open seven days a week and conveniently located at 800 West Main Street in Downtown Louisville. Louisville Visitor Center www.gotolouisville.com
301 S. 4th St., 4th & Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202 1 (800) 568-4784 Welcomes visitors & provides extensive information about the Louisville area. Free Col. Harland Sanders exhibit and seasonal walking tours. Louisville & Bourbon Country merchandise.
SPAS, SALONS & WELLNESS Bella Nails & Spa 2011 Grinstead Dr., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 409-4050 Local, full-service nail salon and spa located in the heart of the Highlands neighborhood. Sit, relax, and prepare to get pampered. Walk-Ins welcome.
Oxybaric www.oxybaric.com 414 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 299-3038 Louisville’s only hyperbaric oxygen clinic. Providing clients with the oxygen they need to revive, heal and get on with life. During a one hour session, a client relaxes and is flooded with 15-20 times more oxygen than normal breathing.
715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-0102 The KMAC Shop offers products that preserve the essence of handmade. All proceeds support museum education and exhibition.
Xhale Salon & Spa www.xhalesalon.com 140 N. 4th St., Galt House Suite Tower, 17th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 587-7644 Xhale Salon & Spa is full-service salon and spa conveniently located in the heart of downtown Louisville. We are proud to carry internationally recognized products in skin, body and hair care, as well as exclusive Kentuckymade apothecary bath and body products. Need a Derby hats? Xhale has Derby hats and fascinators to compliment any style. Come check out Xhale for any gifts or necessities.
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TRANSPORTATION AIRPORT Louisville Regional Airport Authority www.flylouisville.com
700 Administration Dr., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 368-6524 Independent public agency. Operates Louisville International Airport & Bowman Field in Louisville. Louisville International offers daily flights to the nation’s top destinations and convenient connections worldwide. To view flight schedule and fares visit www.FlyLouisville.com.
1800 E. Bluelick Rd., Louisville, KY 40109 (502) 795-3525 Private and corporate car, limo, and bus services. Available for all events.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Transit Authority of River City www.ridetarc.org
AUTO RENTALS Alamo Rent A Car www.alamo.com
600 Terminal Dr., Ste. #8, Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 380-2224 (800) 992-9823 Offers the best deals and low cost rentals while providing the best customer service in the car rental industry.... Welcome to Louisville!! Enterprise Rent-a-Car www.enterprise.com
433 S. 8th St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 589-2211 Car, van & truck rentals. Several makes & models & free pick-up. Twenty locations in the Louisville metro area. National Car Rental
600 Terminal Dr., Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 361-2528 National Car Rental offers great customer service, expedited rental & return process, catering to all conventions & traveling business needs.
1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 585-1234 The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) provides public transportation in the Greater Louisville area with bus routes in Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana. All TARC buses accommodate wheelchairs and are equipped with bike racks. ZeroBus Downtown Circulator offers complimentary rides for passengers along Main, Market and Fourth Streets in downtown Louisville. The all-electric, zero-emissions buses feature complimentary Wi-Fi, a quiet ride and arrive at stops frequently. Louisville is the first city in this part of the country to have a fleet of all-electric buses in operation. ZeroBus
1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 585-1234 ZeroBus Downtown Circulator offers complimentary rides for passengers along Main, Market and Fourth Streets in downtown Louisville. The all-electric, zero-emissions buses feature complimentary Wi-Fi, a quiet ride and arrive at stops frequently. Louisville is the first city in this part of the country to have a fleet of all-electric buses in operation.
SHUTTLE SERVICES Anchor Transportation
LIMOUSINES & LUXURY CAR SERVICE Executive Transportation System www.louisvilletransport.com
4012 Dupont Cir., Ste. 408, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 896-8208 Airport shuttle, private car & charter service for quad-cities region of Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati & Indianapolis. JACO Limousine & Transportation www.jacolimo.com
145 Carter Ave., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 301-8400 Accommodating groups with bus transportation services that meet their exact need and provide a refreshing experience for over 25 years. Executive Transportation System www.louisvilletransport.com
4012 Dupont Cir., Ste. 408, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 896-8208 Airport shuttle, private car & charter service for quad-cities region of Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati & Indianapolis.
10300 Linn Station Rd., Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 548-3251 We are a limousine and bus company that specializes in luxury ground transportation. We also provide bourbon trail tours. We offer corporate transportation for the executive on the go. We have a fleet of new vehicles: Cadillacs, Mercedes, and Lincolns.
Free Enterprise System
JACO Limousine & Transportation
111 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 368-5644 Miller Black vehicles offer spacious interior room to give passengers the comfort of luxury to a from business meetings…across town or city to city. We offer sprinter and transportation service as well as airport greeting. R & R Limousine www.rrlimo.com
4403 Kiln Ct., Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 458-1862 Providing first class chauffeured limousine service offering sedans, limousines, SUV’s, buses and vans. Airport transfers and special events. Official sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour.
1 Sodrel Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 282-7433 (800) 448-5728 Dependable, fully insured, motorcoach transportation: sizes to accommodate everyone’s needs. www.jacolimo.com
10300 Linn Station Rd., Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 548-3251 We are a limousine and bus company that specializes in luxury ground transportation. We also provide bourbon trail tours. We offer corporate transportation for the executive on the go. We have a fleet of new vehicles: Cadillacs, Mercedes, and Lincolns. Miller Transportation, Inc.
111 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 368-5644 Kentucky’s largest motorcoach company offering motorcoaches & school buses. We provide convention planning, shuttles, group tours & charters all at excellent rates!
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TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF RIVER CITY
www.ridetarc.org 502.585.1234 â€¢ TTY.502.213.3240
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TRANSPORTATION Production Transport, Inc. www.prodtrans.com
21 South Clyde Ave., #4, Kissimmee, FL, 34741 (407) 931-3030 Production Transport offers the finest shuttle bus and ground transportation programs in all of the major convention destinations across the United States. Shockey Tours, Inc.
11117 Decimal Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 267-4007 (800) 633-4147 A fleet of deluxe motorcoaches used on predesigned tours & charters.
TAXI CAB SERVICE Taxi 7
200 W. Breckinridge St., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 777-7777 Louisville state of the art, hybrid tax services. Taxi 7 Louisville focuses on providing safe, reliable and eco-friendly transportation. Yellow Cab-A Division of Procarent www.yellowcablouisville.com
1601 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 636-5511 Serving the Louisville area for over 100 years, Yellow Cab is the most trusted name in the taxi business. With over 280 vehicles, we offer the largest fleet of late-model cabs in the Louisville area. We provide reliable and affordable transportation for airport transfers or anywhere in town. All credit cards accepted.
855-RIV-LINK RiverLink is all-electronic tolling. There are no toll booths and no stopping. Drivers with transponders and prepaid accounts pay the lowest toll rates. Three Ohio River bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana are tolled: the two I-65 bridges and the SR 265/KY 841 bridge.
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VISITOR RESOURCES ASSOCIATIONS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS The Chamber Jeffersontown www.jtownchamber.com 10434 Watterson Trl., Jeffersontown, KY 40299 (502) 267-1674 The primary Chamber in Louisville, focused on the growth & development of small business & the community of Jeffersontown. Columbus Indiana Visitor Bureau www.columbus.in.us 506 5th St., Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 378-2622 Something for everyone! Experience Architecture Tours, Edinburgh Outlet, Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor, Wineries, Micro-Breweries, 1600 rooms and 20 hotels. One hour North of Louisville on I-65. Develop New Albany www.developna.org 222 Pearl St., New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 941-0018 Develop New Albany was founded in 1990 by communityminded individuals and local business leaders. The leadership of Develop New Albany focuses the organization on the economic revitalization, historic preservation, and promotion of our Historic Downtown. As a volunteer-based organization, Develop New Albany accomplishes this mission by adhering to the tenants of the National and Indiana Main Street models, which focus on the areas of economic restructuring, design, promotion, and organization. Do502.com www.do502.com 1201 Story Ave., #228, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 749-9900 Discovering Louisville’s newest breakout band, the most baller new restaurant, or if you’re wanting to be the first to know the latest happenings going down in Louisville. Do502 is where you begin and end your day. Greater Louisville, Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce www.greaterlouisville.com 614 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 625-0000 Economic development, non-profit business organization with a mission to accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness in the Greater Louisville Region. Kentucky Restaurant Association www.kyra.org 133 Evergreen Rd., Ste. 201, Louisville, KY 40243 502-896-0464 Official membership organization for Kentucky restaurants & food services. Kentucky Society of CPAs www.kycpa.org 1735 Alliant Ave., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 266-5272 The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) is a statewide, non-profit professional organization serving CPAs in public accounting firms, business, industry, government and education. Leadership Louisville Center www.leadershiplouisville.org 732 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 561-0458 Focus Louisville is a 2 1/2 day eye-opening encounter filled with Louisville’s leading voices. Meet the people, explore the places and experience Louisville in an extraordinary way.
Louisville Central Community Center, Inc. www.lcccnews.org 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 583-8821 LCCC helps thousands of individuals and families each year in the areas of early childhood education, youth development, employment and homeownership and civic engagement. Performances & plays also held throughout the year. Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.gotolouisville.com 401 W. Main St., Ste. 2300, Louisville, KY 40202 (888) Louisville Callers may request information that will allow them to pre-plan their visits as well as book hotel rooms and local attraction tickets. Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM. Visit us online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Louisville Downtown Partnership www.louisvilledowntown.org 556 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1671 Vocal advocates for Downtown, working with property owners, government agencies & elected officials to secure needed support & resources for neighborhood improvement. Louisville Sports Commission www.louisvillesports.org 401 W. Main St., Ste. 2200, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 587-7767 A not-for-profit organization committed to attracting, creating & hosting sports-related events & opportunities that: have a positive economic impact, & enhance the image of the greater Louisville area. Whisky Chicks www.whiskychicks.com 110 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 873-5596 Want to know more about bourbon but don’t know where to begin? Let us ease your way into it as we create experiences for everyone. Private events, bourbon classes, tastings.
ATMS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Republic Bank & Trust Company www.republicbank.com 601 W. Market, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-3600 A dynamic financial organization that provides high quality customer service & products.
GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS A Taste of Kentucky www.atasteofkentucky.com 400 W. Market St. , Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 244-3355 Traditional Kentucky foods & crafts in unique gift baskets. Quality souvenirs. Derby Pie Company dba Kern’s Kitchen, Inc. www.derbypie.com 2420 Ampere Dr., Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 499-0285 Derby-Pie® has been a staple of Louisville for over 60 years! The perfect blend of chocolate and walnuts provide a decadent filling that is combined in a light flaky crust. A must while in Louisville!
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VISITOR RESOURCES Taste of Bourbon www.tasteofbourbon.com 1134 Murray’s Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 510-3770 Let us help you to design a memorable gift that helps you be noticed and remembered. Work The Metal www.workthemetal.com 1201 Story Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 584-2841 Express yourself with Work The Metals’s home decor, clothing, accessories, furniture and more. Our ever-changing selection is always sophisticated and smart - and always affordable too!
HOTEL RESERVATION SERVICES Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.gotolouisville.com 401 W. Main St., Suite 2300, Louisville, KY 40202 (888) Louisville Callers may request information that will allow them to pre-plan their visits as well as book hotel rooms and local attraction tickets. Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM. Visit us online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MEDIA-PERIODICALS, MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Louisville Business First www.businessfirstoflouisville.com 462 S. 4th St., 4th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1731 Weekly business newspaper. Louisville Cuisine P.O. Box 151, Harrods Creek, KY 40027 (502) 291-3058 An annual culinary guide to restaurant menus, area events, wine and a special recipe section from area chefs. Louisville Magazine www.louisville.com/category/lou-mag 137 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Ste. 102, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 625-0100 A monthly general interest magazine including dining, arts & entertainment information.
PHOTOGRAPHY Creative Photography www.PhotosWithoutLimits.com Jolea Brown (502) 777-0426 Creative Photography offers high end professional photography for events trade show, festivals and publication. We have years of experience and a great unique style! Please view our website for more information, samples and reviews from past clients. www.creativephotographyllc.com
David Knapp Photography www.davideknapp.com David Knapp (502) 592-1038 Event and Portrait PhotographyDavid Knapp is a well-respected and experienced photographer specializing in event and portrait photography. From small family gatherings to large corporate events, he is able to capture high quality, creative imagery to document your event. Each shoot is approached with the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm while maintaining efficiency. JR Photographic www.jrphotographic.com Jerry Ran (502) 299-2064 Photographic & digital imaging services for our individual & commerical customers. Phierce Photography Keith Griner phiercephoto.com (812) 350-5451 Phierce Photo offers the most remarkable & marketable images in the industry. We remain flexible and design each shoot to best meet the needs for each client. This is why Phierce Photo will meet & fulfill all of your photography needs with a modern yet unique style that is sure to convey the success of your company. Sniper Photos LLC www.louisvillephotographer.com Ryan Armbrust (502) 609-6651 Event coverage is “our thing”! Fully insured, we have been providing photography services to the Louisville area and beyond for over 10 years. Starlight Photo www.starlightphotopic.com Leonard Boulware (502) 807-2605 Full range of photography services including: event coverage and location printing, digital imaging and editing, design work, location studio setups for head shots. Discounts based request.
RENTALS Travelou Baby traveloubaby.com (502) 509-1584 Travelou Baby caters to families traveling with babies and small children or those who have little ones visiting by providing baby & child equipment rentals to the Louisville & Southern Indiana area.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS Bardstown-Nelson Co. Tourist & Convention Commission www.visitbardstown.com 1 Court Square, Ste. 102, Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-4877 Visit the Bourbon Capital of the World and experience My Old Kentucky Home and the Stephen Foster Story, vintage trains, and museums dedicated to the Civil War, railroads and bourbon. Columbus Indiana Visitor Bureau www.columbus.in.us 506 5th St., Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 378-2622 Something for everyone! Experience Architecture Tours, Edinburgh Outlet, Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor, Wineries, Micro-Breweries, 1600 rooms and 20 hotels. One hour North of Louisville on I-65.
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VISITOR RESOURCES Develop New Albany www.developna.org 222 Pearl St., New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 941-0018 Develop New Albany was founded in 1990 by communityminded individuals and local business leaders. The leadership of Develop New Albany focuses the organization on the economic revitalization, historic preservation, and promotion of our Historic Downtown. As a volunteer-based organization, Develop New Albany accomplishes this mission by adhering to the tenants of the National and Indiana Main Street models, which focus on the areas of economic restructuring, design, promotion, and organization. Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau www.touretown.com 1030 N. Mulberry St. Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (270) 765-2175 Informs visitors of area attractions and events. Offers assistance in meeting and convention planning. Provides information on area accommodations and restaurants. Frankfort/Franklin Co. Tourist & Convention Commission www.visitfrankfort.com 100 Capital Ave., Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 875-8687 The Frankfort Tourist Commission offers a full range of services to visitors, meeting & event planners, group travel professionals, and sport organizers. Visit Frankfort, KY!
Represents Oldham’s tourist attractions, historical sites, hotels, restaurants & is their advocate for growth & development. Radcliff/Ft. Knox Convention & Tourism Commission www.radclifftourism.org PO Box 845, 562 A 1 N. Dixie, Radcliff, KY 40159 (270) 352-1204 Home of the Patton Museum & U.S. Bullion Depository. Scott County Visitors Commission www.greatscottindiana.com 90 N. Main St., PO Box 37, Scottsburg, IN 47170 (812) 752-9211 Located 30 miles north of Louisville on I-65. 500 rooms, great rates, restaurants, jamboree & antiques. Shepherdsville/Bullitt Co. Tourist & Convention Commission www.travelbullitt.org 142 Buffalo Run Rd., Shepherdsville, KY 40165 (502) 543-8656 South of Louisville on I-65, Jim Beam Outpost, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Glass blown art tours, Junction Jamboree & Shepherdsville Music Show! Wineries, Outlet Shopping.
Harrison County Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau www.thisisindiana.org 310 N. Elm St., Corydon, IN 47112 (812) 738-2138 First State Capitol, Civil War history, quaint shopping, wineries, casino, fall foliage, caves, only 20 min. from Louisville, KY!
Southern Indiana, Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau www.GoSoIN.com 305 Southern Indiana Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 280-5566 Southern Indiana is a part of the Louisville metropolitan area. Stop by the Southern Indiana Visitor Center at the foot of the Clark Bridge (Second Street) adjacent to downtown Louisville and I-65 (Exit 0) for lodging information, fun things to do and shopping treasures.
Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission www.harrodsburgky.com 488 Price Ave., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 (859) 734-2364 (800) 355-9192 Sitting amidst four National Register Historic Districts in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region is Kentucky’s oldest town & one of the coolest places in history. Harrodsburg is full of the unexpected. A full-scale replica fort in Old Fort Harrod State Park commemorates the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Visit French Lick West Baden www.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com 8102 W. State Rd. 56, West Baden, IN 47469 (812) 936-3418 Make French Lick West Baden, Indiana’s premier resort destination, your ultimate getaway destination. The resort community of French Lick West Baden, Indiana and neighboring towns of Orleans and Paoli, has been welcoming guests for over 100 years guests who have been searching for the perfect place of gracious hospitality, ultimate luxury, and a multitude of opportunities to be pleased.
Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center www.oldlouisville.org 1340 S. 4th St., Central Park, Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 635-5244 The crown jewel of Louisville is the Victorian Mansion district. Historic Old Louisville welcomes visitors for walking tours of the elegant homes and garden courts, museums, performances, and arts festivals.
Visit Shelbyville-Simpsonville KY www.visitshelbyky.com 1011 Main St., Shelbyville, KY 40065 (502) 633-6388 Visit Shelbyville - Simpsonville, American Saddlebred Capital of the World! Make time for a horse farm tour, shopping & wine tasting with girlfriends, or dinner with the family at our many destinations.
Louisville East Middletown Chamber www.middletownchamber.com 133 Evergreen Rd., Ste. 201, Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 244-8086 Dedicated to representing the private sector, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area. Louisville Visitor Center www.gotolouisville.com 301 S. 4th St., 4th & Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202 1 (800) 568-4784 Welcomes visitors & provides extensive information about the Louisville area. Free Col. Harland Sanders exhibit and seasonal walking tours. Louisville & Bourbon Country merchandise. Oldham County Tourism Commission www.touroldham.com PO Box 529, Pewee Valley, KY 40014 (502) 222-0056 (800) 813-9953
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INDEX 87 1810 Historic Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn 87 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast 87 1853 Inn at Woodhaven 79, 102, 111 21c Museum Hotel
127 Brendon’s Catch 23 125, 129 Bristol Bar & Grill 123 Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown 79, 80 Brown Hotel, The
130 Buckhead Mountain Grill
127 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen
123 Buck’s Restaurant
3, 135, 139, 145 A Taste of Kentucky
103, 105 Buffalo Trace Distillery
79 AC Hotel Louisville Downtown
100 Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville
97 Actors Theatre
106 Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience
103, 126 Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse 135 Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi! 76 Airport & Expo. Center Econo Lodge 141 Alamo Rent A Car 79 Aloft Louisville Downtown 83 Aloft Louisville East 107, 111 American Printing House for the Blind 125 Amy Z’s Pub & Grill 141 Anchor Transportation 6, 105, 116 Angel’s Envy Distillery 104 Asia Institute - Crane House
89 Bunghole Bourbon Bar & Lounge, The 126 Butchertown Grocery 138 Cabela’s Louisville 76 Candlewood Suites Louisville Airport 86 Candlewood Suites Louisville North 130 Captain’s Quarters 89 Caravan Comedy Club, The 123 Cardinal Hall of Fame Café 111 Carnegie Center for Art & History 119 Cathedral of the Assumption 135 Cellar Door Chocolates
89 Atlantis Water Park
87 Central Park Bed & Breakfast
137 Bader’s Food Mart
114 Charlie Vettiner Golf Course
100, 129 Bard’s Town, The 105, 146 Bardstown-Nelson Co. Tourist & Convention Commission 137 Barry Wooley Designs 8, 105, 116 Barton 1792 Distillery 84 Baymont Inn & Suites Louisville East 86 Baymont Inn & Suites Louisville South
125 Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge 87 Charred Oaks Inn 87 Chateau Bourbon 114 Cherokee Golf Course 102 Cherokee Park 96, 115 Churchill Downs
123 Bearno’s by the Bridge
125 Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant
139 Bella Nails & Spa
125 Citizen 7
112, 130 Belle of Louisville 96 Belterra Casino Resort 102 Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
119 City Taste Tours of Louisville 139 Clayton & Crume 145, 146 Columbus Indiana Visitor Bureau
84 Best Western Louisville East
76 Comfort Inn & Suites, Airport & Expo
86 Best Western Plus West I-64
86 Comfort Inn Louisville South
95, 127 Birracibo Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer
76 Comfort Inn Southwest
128 Bistro 1860 Wine Bar
76 Comfort Suites Airport
139 Block Party Homemade Boutique
84 Comfort Suites East
137 Blooms by Essential Details 118, 119 Blue Grass Tours 123 Blue Horse Bar, Cafe and Terrace 103, 123 Bluegrass Brewing Co.
111 Conrad-Caldwell House 105, 106, 116 Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery 76 Cottonwood Suites Louisville Fair & Expo 84 Country Inn & Suites - Louisville East
87 Bluegrass Country Estate
80 Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
113 Bluegrass Karting & Events
84 Courtyard by Marriott Louisville East
114 Bobby Nichols Golf Course
84 Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Northeast
135 Bourbon Barrel Foods
76 Courtyard Marriott Louisville Airport
127 Bourbon Raw
112 CQ Princess, Captain’s Quarters Yacht Charters
89,128 Bourbons Bistro 125 Brasserie Provence 127 Brazeiros Churrascaria 84 Breckinridge Inn
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146 Creative Photography 114 Crescent Hill Golf Course 76 Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport 100 Danger Run
INDEX 120 David Dominé’s Louisville Historic Tours 146 David Knapp Photography 77 Days Inn & Suites
96, 138, 157 Fourth Street Live! 147 Frankfort/Franklin Co. Tourist & Convention Commission 100, 111 Frazier History Museum
77 Days Inn Louisville Airport Fair & Expo
139 Frazier History Museum Store, The
77 Days Inn Louisville Central University & Expo Center
141 Free Enterprise System
123 Derby Café
96 French Lick Casino
138 Derby City Antique Mall
114 French Lick Golf Course
8, 100, 107 Derby Dinner Playhouse 3, 145 Derby Pie Company dba Kern’s Kitchen, Inc. 145, 147 Develop New Albany 100 Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show 107, 111 Dinosaur World 125, 129 DiOrio’s Pizza and Pub
86 French Lick Resort 125 Fuji Japanese Steakhouse 114 Fuzzy Zoeller’s Champions Pointe Golf Club 114 Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Club 80 Galt House Hotel 127 Garage Bar
123 Dish on Market
101 Garvin Gate Blues Festival
107 Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium
123 Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar 128 Domino’s Pizza 123, 125 Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant 129 Dragon King’s Daughter 84 Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East
89 Godfather 104 Goodwood Brewing Co. 89 Goose Island Beer Bridge 104, 127, 128 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 145 Greater Louisville, Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce
84 Drury Inn & Suites Louisville North
127 Grind Burger Kitchen
87 Dupont Mansion Bed & Breakfast
95, 127 Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse
80 Econo Lodge Downtown
84 Hampton Inn & Suites Louisville East
127 Eddie Merlot’s Prime-Aged Beef & Seafood
86 Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsburg
137 Edenside Gallery
86 Hampton Inn Brooks
138 Edinburgh Premium Outlets
80 Hampton Inn Downtown Louisville
77 Hampton Inn Louisville Airport
147 Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau
84 Hampton Inn Louisville East/Hurstbourne
80, 81 Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown
86 Hampton Inn Louisville North/Clarksville
84 Embassy Suites Louisville East
85 Hampton Inn Louisville Northeast
113 Endless Summer Paddle Company
127 Hard Rock Café
123, 124 English Grill at the Brown Hotel
106, 147 Harrison County Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
141 Enterprise Rent-a-Car
147 Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission
125 Equus and Jack’s Lounge
104, 106, 116 Evan Williams Bourbon Experience 118, 141 Executive Transportation System 84 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Louisville East 80 Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown 86 Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville North 84 Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Northeast 103 Falls City Brewing Co. 104, 107 Falls of the Ohio State Park 125 Fazoli’s 127 Feast BBQ 123, 125 FireFresh BBQ
85 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Louisville East 89 Haymarket Whiskey Bar 96 Headliners Music Hall 106, 116 Heaven Hill Distillery & Bourbon Heritage Center 128 Heine Brothers 118 Hermitage Farm 129 Highland Morning 135 Highlands of Louisville 123, 125 hiko-A-mon Modern Japanese 85 Hilton Garden Inn at St. Matthews Mall 81 Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
129 Flanagan’s Ale House
77 Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
101 Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market
85 Hilton Garden Inn Louisville East
113 Flying Axes
85 Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Northeast
135 Forme Millinery 89, 129 Four Pegs Beer Lounge and Social Eatery 77 Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport
147 Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center 120 Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour 81 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown
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INDEX 77 Holiday Inn Express Louisville Airport Expo Center 77 Holiday Inn Louisville Airport Fair/Expo 77 Holiday Inn Louisville Airport South 123 Holy Smokes Bar-B-Que & Catering 85 Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville East-Hurstbourne 81, 83 Home2 Suites Louisville Nulu - Medical District 80 Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown 85 Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville East
115, 118 Kentucky Horse Park 89, 107, 109 Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay 106, 117 Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. 145 Kentucky Restaurant Association 108, 111 Kentucky Science Center 97, 101 Kentucky Shakespeare 145 Kentucky Society of CPAs 115 Kentucky Speedway
129 HopCat Louisville
125 Kevin’s Picnic
118 Horse Country
82 Hotel Distil
102, 111 KMAC Museum
81 Hotel Louisville
139 KMAC Shop
77 Howard Johnson Express
137 Koi Gallery at the Galt House
89 Howl at the Moon
129 La Chasse
128 Hub Louisville, The 112, 117 Huber’s Orchard & Winery 85 Hyatt Place Louisville - East 81 Hyatt Regency Louisville 123 Impellizzeri’s Pizza 137 In Bloom Again 107, 116 Indiana Caverns 112 Indiana Creek Winery
85 Laws Lodge Conference Center at the Louisville Seminary 128 Le Moo 145 Leadership Louisville Center 85 Legacy Hotel & Conference Center at Southern Seminary 96 Levee at the River House 129 Lilly’s - A Kentucky Bistro 104 Little Loomhouse 96, 111 Locust Grove
87 Inn at Spring Run Farm, The
89 Lola at Butchertown Grocery
114 Iroquois Golf Course
114 Long Run Golf Course
123, 124 J. Graham’s Café & Bar 129 Jack Fry’s 101 Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular 141 JACO Limousine & Transportation 101 Jane Austen Festival 123 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 102 Jefferson Memorial Forest 106 Jeptha Creed 89 Jerry Green & Friends 94, 106 Jim Beam American Stillhouse 94, 106 Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse 89 Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar
123 Los Aztecas Mexican Cuisine 135 LOUaBULL 97 Louisville Ballet 108, 115 Louisville Bats 119 Louisville Bicycle Tours 87 Louisville Bourbon Inn 146 Louisville Business First 145 Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. 115, 116, 120 Louisville City FC 145, 146 Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau 146 Louisville Cuisine 145 Louisville Downtown Partnership
107 Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant
147 Louisville East Middletown Chamber
128 Joella’s Hot Chicken
114 Louisville Fun Tours
130 Joe’s Crab Shack
120 Louisville Ghost Walks
146 JR Photographic
146 Louisville Magazine
89, 113 Kart Kountry 123 Kem’s Cafe & Bar 106 Kentucky Artisan Distillery 117, 118 Kentucky Bourbon Boys 101 Kentucky Bourbon Festival Inc. 117, 118 Kentucky Bourbon Tours 104 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 100, 107 Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 101 Kentucky Derby Festival OBC Kentucky Derby Museum 111, OBC Kentucky Derby Museum, The
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74, 83 Louisville Marriott Downtown 102, 108, 113, Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips All Underground 116, 121 Ziplines & Adventure Tour 96 Louisville Memorial Auditorium 97 Louisville Orchestra 96 Louisville Palace 108, 120 Louisville Quest, The 141 Louisville Regional Airport Authority 8, 113, 119 Louisville Segway Tours 139 Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Store 108, 111 Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
INDEX 145 Louisville Sports Commission 136 Louisville Tea Company 108, 139, 147 Louisville Visitor Center 101, 111 Louisville Water Tower Park 97, 108 Louisville Zoo 114 LouVelo 124 Luigi’s Pizzeria 125 Mac’s Dough House 138 Mall St. Matthews 108, 116 Marengo Cave 124, 127 Marketplace Restaurant 125, 129, 130 Mark’s Feed Store 85 Marriott Louisville East 125 Martini Italian Bistro
147 Oldham County Tourism Commission 118 Oldham Farm Tours 78, 83 Omni Hotel & Resorts Louisville 129 O’Shea’s Irish Pub 123 Outback Steakhouse 136, 138 Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, The 139 Oxmoor Center 139 Oxybaric 138, 139 Paddock Shops 127 Panera Bread 113 Paoli Peaks 102 Parklands of Floyds Fork, The 124 Patrick O’Shea’s 94, 95 PBR Louisville: A Cowboy Bar
117 Mattingly’s “Spirit of Kentucky Tours”
135 Peace of the Earth
127 Mayan Café
146 Phierce Photography
114 Mega Underground Bike Park
108 Pinot’s Palette
138 Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center 94, 124 Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen 126 MESH 135 Messie Shop 102 Metro Parks and Recreation 85 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Louisville East
127 Please & Thank You 100 PNC Broadway in Louisville 124 Porch Kitchen & Bar 128 Porcini 126, 127 Potbelly Sandwich Shop 143 Production Transport, Inc.
129 Mike Linnig’s
124 Proof on Main
104 Mile Wide Beer Co.
114 Quail Chase Golf Club
118, 141 Miller Black 141 Miller Transportation, Inc. 117, 118, 120 Mint Julep Experiences 118 Mint Julep Horse Country Tours 118 Mint Julep Tours Culinary Experiences 126, 128 Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ 124 Morton’s, The Steakhouse 135 Moss Hill Bath & Body Collection 82 Moxy Hotel 8, 105, 108, 111 Muhammad Ali Center 124 Mussel & Burger Bar
85 Quality Inn Louisville East 126 Queen of Sheba 118, 141 R & R Limousine 147 Radcliff/Ft. Knox Convention & Tourism Commission 86 Radisson Hotel Louisville North 77 Ramada Louisville Expo Center 83 Ramada Louisville North 85 Ramada Plaza Louisville 129 Ramsi’s Cafe On The World 112 Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum 126 RecBar
136 Muth’s Candies
85 Red Carpet Inn
136 Najla’s Inc.
77 Red Roof Inn Louisville Fair & Expo
137 Nanz & Kraft Florists 141 National Car Rental 111 National Corvette Museum 105, 112 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Genealogical Research Library & Museum 128, 129 North End Café 102, 138 Norton Commons 127 Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel, The 137 Octopus’s Garden 113 OLD 502 Winery 112 Old Bardstown Village - Civil War Museum of the Western Theater 87 Old Louisville Fleur de Lis Bed & Breakfast 124 Old Spaghetti Factory
89 Renaissance Fun Park 145 Republic Bank & Trust Company 77 Residence Inn by Marriott - Louisville Airport 83 Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville Downtown 138 Revelry Boutique Gallery 130 River House Restaurant and Raw Bar 143 RiverLink 130 RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge 112, 120 Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides 129 Rocky’s Pizza & Panini 77 Rodeway Inn Airport 137 Roundhouse Electric Trains 127 Royals Hot Chicken
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INDEX 126 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 127 RYE on Market 124 Saffron’s Persian Restaurant 87 Samuel Culbertson Mansion, The 136 Schimpff’s Confectionery 147 Scott County Visitors Commission 83 Seelbach Hilton Hotel 115 Seneca Golf Course 129 Seviche 115 Shawnee Golf Course 119, 147 Shepherdsville/Bullitt Co. Tourist & Convention Commission 86 Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel 119, 143 Shockey Tours, Inc. 125 Sidebar at Whiskey Row 128 Silver Dollar, The 113 Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 77 Sleep Inn Louisville Airport & Expo 113 Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery 146 Sniper Photos 120 Sour Mash Tours 102, 108 South Points Scenic Area 87 Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast IFC, 147 Southern Indiana, Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau
96 Third Street Dive 94, 96 Thirsty Pedaler, The 127 Toast on Market 86 TownePlace Suites Louisville Northeast 141, 142 Transit Authority of River City 117, 119 Travel The Trail 146 Travelou Baby 125 Troll Pub Under the Bridge 114, 120 Trolley de ‘Ville Fun Tours & Charters 129 Uptown Cafe 96 Urban Bourbon Trail 128 Varanese 126 Village Anchor, The 125 Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant 112 Vintage Fire Museum 147 Visit French Lick West Baden 147 Visit Shelbyville-Simpsonville KY 128 Volare Ristorante 83 Vu Guesthouse 97 W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre 123 Wagner’s Pharmacy 103 Waterfront Park 136 Westport Whiskey & Wine 8, 108, 114 Wheel Fun Rentals
102, 107, 112 Speed Art Museum
145 Whisky Chicks
94, 95, 128 Sports and Social Club, The
103 Whitehall Louisville’s Estate Garden
77 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Airport
107 Wild Turkey Distillery
83 SpringHill Suites Downtown
107 Willett Distillery
86 SpringHill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne/North 113, 117 Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures 102 St. James Court Art Show 100, 108 StageOne Family Theatre 146 Starlight Photo 86 Staybridge Suites Louisville - East 97 Stephen Foster Story, The 94 Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar 102, 120, 137 Stoneware & Co. 115 Sun Valley Golf Course 125, 129, 130 Sunergos Coffee
79 Wingate by Wyndham Louisville Airport 86 Wingate by Wyndham Louisville East 107 Woodford Reserve Distillery 86 WoodSpring Suites Louisville 79 Woodspring Suites Louisville Airport 135, 137, 146 Work the Metal 139 Xhale Salon & Spa 141 Xtreme Transportation 143 Yellow Cab 103 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 129 Za’s Pizza
77 Super 8 Louisville Airport
126 Zeggz Amazing Eggs
79 Super 8 Louisville/Expo Center
128 SWAY Restaurant & Bar 94 TAJ, The 135 Talbott Fashions 146 Taste of Bourbon 95, 128 Tavern on Fourth 143 Taxi 7 137 The Best Coins & Collectibles 129 The Café 145 The Chamber Jeffersontown 130 The Old Talbott Tavern
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50th Anniversary Thank you for checking out the Louisville Visitor Guide. Whether you’re considering a visit or just finished up experiencing Bourbon City, we hope we provided you with an insider’s view on what makes Louisville so unique and memorable. In July 2018, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating its 50th anniversary. We’re excited to be one of the oldest CVBs in the country – which gives you an idea of how much #LouisvilleLove we have. We love sharing the passion we have for our city with each visitor who stops in, so we hope to see you (or see you again) soon.
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