2020 Louisville Tour Planner Guide

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PLANNING ASSISTANCE FOR YOUR MOTORCOACH ADVENTURE

Welcome to Louisville!

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At the crossroads of North & South, sitting on the Ohio River, Louisville is a city full of unique authenticity and Southern hospitality. We’ve got the amenities of a major city and the charm of the South. Our hospitality is sure to impress your first-time visitors and will welcome your returning visitors with open arms. The Louisville Tourism group planning professionals are here to help you plan the best possible tour of the city. Take advantage of their expertise and knowledge to put together a trip that will have your clients singing your praises. Assistance begins long before dates are booked, and continues throughout the duration of your stay.

Group Planning Assistance

n Hotel Assistance n Itinerary Planning n Promotional Material n High-Res Images n Familiarization Tours

Your Group Planning Professionals

Saundra Robertson, CTIS Tourism Sales Manager 502-560-1496 srobertson@gotolouisville.com

Nicole Twigg, CTIS VP of Tourism Development 502-560-1477 ntwigg@gotolouisville.com

Jessica Morgan Director of Tourism Development 502-379-6055 jmorgan@gotolouisville.com

Chris Bumann, CTA Tourism Coordinator 502-560-1468 cbumann@gotolouisville.com

Experience Enhancing Program

Certified Tourism Ambassador Program The Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) Program is a national certification and a respected professional achievement. Through this program, our frontline employees, ambassadors and volunteers improve their knowledge of Louisville, craft answers to frequently asked visitor questions, interact with peers, share best practices and develop a better understanding of their role in increasing tourism to serve your attendees.

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“AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES” ONE OF

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Grab Your Group & Get Incentives

Red Carpet Arrival Program

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Shopping Spree or Cash (Book 15 Rooms)

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Share a $500 souvenir shopping spree at the Louisville Visitor Center with your group or enjoy $250 cash, just for yourself.*

Twice a year, in July and December, tour operators who book multiple visits to Louisville will be thanked by receiving personal recognition and an iconic gift that represents the city. Additionally, to thank you for loving Louisville, we’ll love you right back with exclusive information and opportunities not available to all tour operators.

Experience the best of both sides of the river. Book one destination and you’ll get a FREE 2-hour Step-on guided tour for two locations.**

Free Student T-Shirts (Book 1+ Nights) Identify and unify your student group with a free t-shirt for all of your students. This great souvenir is available to all student groups who book at least one night in a Louisville accommodation.

*Eligible clients have not booked Louisville in two or more years and must book at least one overnight with 15 rooms or more before December 2018. Cash reward received once rooming list has been successfully provided to Louisville CVB and tour group is present in Louisville. **When you book 15 rooms in Louisville or Southern Indiana for at least one night.

Make Louisville your overnight hub for your trip to the Ark Encounter and save. Match Arc with a Louisville attraction and earn room rebates and welcome receptions. g ot olou is ville . c om

Let us start your group’s visit with a personalized welcome at their hotel, complete with a red carpet rollout. It’s Hollywood with a splash of Southern Hospitality.

Lovin’ Louisville Loyalty Club

Free 2-Hour Step-on Guided Tour (Book 15 Rooms)

Two-by-Two Arc Incentive

Also included, upon request...

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What are you waiting for? Book Louisville and you’ll be rewarded. Check out all of our incentives below and pick the one that’s right for you.

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n National Farm Machinery Show

n Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

America’s largest indoor farm show recognized annually as the showcase for the future of agribusiness. The Championship Tractor Pull, which is part of the show, draws the nation’s best drivers and their power-pulling machines to compete for a share of the prize money.

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival allows you to get lost in a soul-satisfying haze of New Orleans and Memphis-style blues and pit barbecue smoke. This event is held annually at the Louisville Water Tower Park. JUNE/JULY

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n Wild Lights Asian Lantern Festival More than 2,000 intricate lanterns displayed in 65 largerthan-life scenes will illuminate the Louisville Zoo. Stroll through a fantastical journey along a 1.4-mile trail with interactive displays and an entertainment stage. AP RI L / M A Y

n Thunder Over Louisville &

Kentucky Derby Festival

Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest annual fireworks show, kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival, the two-week civic celebration of over 70 events that lead up to the running of the Kentucky Derby.

n Festival of Faiths

A nationally acclaimed annual interfaith event of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers, and practitioners.

n Jane Austen Festival

The Jane Austen Festival is held annually in Louisville at Historic Locust Grove and is the largest Jane Austen event in North America. The event celebrates Austen’s books and movie adaptations, while also showcasing period fashion, a live duel reenactment, and more.

n Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is the oldest free festival in the United States. Every summer, in Louisville’s very own Central Park, the Bard’s most famous works are brought to life with unique and visually astounding productions.

n Ali week

This community event pays tribute to Louisville’s most famous native son, Muhammad Ali. Several area attractions and organizations celebrate the legacy of the boxing legend and global humanitarian with a variety of special events and exhibits throughout the city. AUGUST

n Kentucky State Fair

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH

The annual end-of-summer tradition features a midway of rides and a slew of attractions, from rooster crowing and pig-racing contests to culinary demonstrations and topname concerts.

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n Kentucky Music & Bourbon Experience Two days of live bluegrass music, bourbon and savory barbecue held at Louisville Watertower Park. S E P T E M B E R

n National Jug Band Jubilee

A free, family-friendly festival that celebrates jug band music and its historic ties to Louisville, Kentucky. It is held annually at the Waterfront Park’s Brown-Forman amphitheater near the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge.

n WorldFest

WorldFest offers Louisville’s best international music, dance and food during this three-day annual festival held Labor Day weekend. O C T O B E R

n Garvin Gates Blues Festival

A free annual two-day festival that features local and national blues performers. It is a celebration of both the blues and the arts and attracts a multiracial, intergenerational audience. The event takes place in Historic Old Louisville, the largest Victorian preservation neighborhood in the U.S.

n Jack O’Lantern Spectacular

This fall event features more than 5,000 artistically-carved pumpkins lighting up a one-third-mile trail in Louisville’s scenic Iroquois Park.

n St. James Court Art Show

This juried fine arts and fine crafts show hosts 725 artists from North America on the first full weekend in October. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes. go tol oui svi l l e .com

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n North American International

Livestock Exposition

The North American International Livestock Exposition is the world’s largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition.

The Holiday Season in Louisville is a vibrant time and full of festive group activities. In the heart of downtown, many hotels offer Holiday in Louisville Group Packages offering accommodations, a welcome reception, a holiday dinner, a show at Derby Dinner Playhouse, and various attraction admissions. A Holiday in the City month-long celebration begins the Friday after Thanksgiving with Light Up Louisville, an event featuring Santa, the lighting up of downtown Louisville and fireworks. Join in the Reindeer Games at Kentucky Derby Museum where holiday magic transforms racehorses into racing reindeer. See a performance of The Nutcracker by the Louisville Ballet. Complete your holiday experience at the only underground light show of its kind on the planet: the Louisville Mega Cavern’s Lights Under Louisville. Create your own holiday ornaments at Historic Old Louisville’s Conrad Caldwell House and finish your evening with a holiday dinner cruise on the Mary M. Miller Steamboat. There is something for everyone! New for 2019 is the

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Winter Woods Spectacular and the Fête de Noël in Louisville’s newest neighborhood Paristown. 5


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Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown and continues to make Louisville one of the most accessible and affordable travel destinations.

n Airlines

Allegiant . . . . . . . . . . . 1-702-505-8888 American Airlines . . 1-800-433-7300 Frontier. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-801-401-9000 Delta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-221-1212 Southwest. . . . . . . . . . 1-800-435-9792 United . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-864-8331 Call airlines for flight & fare information or visit flylouisville.com. Airport Paging & General Information. . . . . . . . . . 502-367-4636 TTY Assistance . . . . . . 502-380-8297 (tone activated) Bank Fifth Third Bank. . . . . . . 502-366-2616 Customs U. S. Customs. . . . . . . . 502-366-3398 Traveler’s Club The Bourbon Loft . . . . . 502-361-5665 Gift Shop/Bookstore Paradies. . . . . . . . . . . . . 502-368-7720 Parking. . . . . . . . . . . . . .502-363-3490 Restaurants Book & Bourbon . . . . . 502-975-7983

n Motorcoach Companies Anchor Transportation 145 Carter Ave. B Louisville, KY 40229 502-301-8400 anchortransportation.com Miller Transportation 111 Outer Loop Louisville, KY 40214 502-368-5644 millertransportation.com

Yellow Cab – A Division of Procarent 1601 S. Preston St. Louisville, KY 40217 502-636-5511 goloucab.com

n Motorcoach Fuel,

n Ride Sharing

Repair and Dumping

Lyft ....... lyft.com/cities/louisville

Miller Transportation 111 Outer Loop Louisville, KY 40214 502-368-5644 millertransportation.com

Uber.....uber.com/cities/louisville

Shockey Tours, Inc. (repair and dumping only) 11117 Decimal Dr. Louisville, KY 40299 502-267-4007 shockeytours.com

Wireless Internet Boingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-880-4117

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Transit Authority of River City (TARC) 1000 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40203 502-585-1234 ridetarc.org LouLift 1000 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40203 502-585-1234 ridetarc.org/services/loulift/

Shockey Tours, Inc. 11117 Decimal Dr. Louisville, KY 40299 502-267-4007 shockeytours.com

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A Actors Theatre of Louisville B Angel’s Envy Distillery C Apocalypse Brew Works D Belle of Louisville E Butchertown Market F Climb NULU G Copper & Kings American Brandy Company H Evan Williams Bourbon Experience I Flame Run & Mark Payton Glass Center J Frazier History Museum K Goodwood Brewing L Hadley Pottery M Flying Axes N Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse O Kentucky Center for the Arts P Kentucky Peerless Distillery Q Kentucky Science Center R Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory S KMAC Museum T Locked In: The Louisville Escape Game U Louisville Palace V Muhammad Ali Center W Old 502 Winery/ Falls City Brewing Company X Michter's Ft. Nelson Distillery Y Thomas Edison House Z Trolley de‘Ville 1 Wheel Fun Rentals (In Waterfront Park)

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OPERATORS & STEP-ON GUIDES

DREW SHRYOCK Specialty: History of Old Louisville, History of the Bourbon 502-905-1529 | drew1945@twc.com JONI GOODIN Specialty: Bourbon, General City 305-731-3002 | stormyjmg@gmail.com

n Receptive Operators

ESSENTIAL DETAILS Provider of personal group tours, transportation services & event management. Sheryl Thompson | 2213 Plantside Dr. | Louisville, KY 40299 502-499-6478 | sthompson@essentialdetails.biz wecandoitall@essentialdetails.biz | essentialdetails.biz MILLER TRANSPORTATION Kentucky’s largest motorcoach company offering motorcoaches and school buses. They provide convention planning, shuttles, group tours and charters. 111 Outer Loop | Louisville, KY 40214 | (502) 368-5644 MINT JULEP EXPERIENCES Custom designed guided tours, transportation services, step-on guide service. Lisa Higgins | 140 N. 4th St., Suite 326 Louisville, KY 40202 | 502-583-1433 Lisa@mintjuleptours.com | mintjuleptours.com TOURS FOR YOU LLC Wholesale tour operator that assists other tour operators, companies, church groups and bank groups. Alice Hahn | 210 Rosewood Drive | Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-0558 | alice@toursforyoull.com www.toursforyoullc.com

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DAVID DOMINE, HISTORIC OLD LOUISVILLE TOURS Specialty: Old Louisville: Ghosts of Old Louisville, Mansions and Milestones, and Moonshine & Madness 502-718-2764 | Davidram13@gmail.com louisvillehistorictours.com LARRY ELLIOTT, LARRY LIKE LINCOLN Specialty: Abraham Lincoln impersonator and history 502-599-6830 | larrylikelincoln@gmail.com SUSAN LANGFORD, TOURS PLUS Specialty: General City 502-897-3789 | ToursPlus@aol.com JOEY MYERS, TROLLEY DE ‘VILLE Specialty: General City 502-939-3415 | info@trolleydeville.com trolleydeville.com CHASTA FELLER, MINT JULEP TOURS Specialty: Bourbon, History, Horse Farms, City and Culinary 721 E. Jefferson St. | Louisville, KY 40202 | 502-583-1433 Extension 101 | Chasta@mintjuleptours.com CHARLIE ROBBINS, MINT JULEP TOURS Specialty: General City | 502-794-0794 | Crobb@gmail.com

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ICONIC GROUP-FRIENDLY FAVORITES

BELLE OF LOUISVILLE

n Belle of Louisville

& Mary M. Miller RIVERBOATS 401 W. River Rd. Louisville, KY 40202 502-574-2992 belleoflouisville.org

Celebrating over 100 years, the Belle of Louisville is the oldest Mississippistyle steamboat still in operation in the world. The boat has three decks and can carry over 600 passengers. The Mary M. Miller is the Belle’s “baby sister.” She was named after Louisvillian Mary Millicent Miller, who also happened to be the first woman to ever attain her steamboat captain’s license way back in 1884. Available for sightseeing and dinner cruises. VARIETY OF CRUISING OPTIONS GROUP RATES MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

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n Cave Hill Cemetery 701 Baxter Ave. Louisville, KY 40204 502-458-4792 cavehillcemetery.com

Cave Hill Cemetery is a 296-acre Victorian era National Cemetery and arboretum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is the burial place of Muhammad Ali, Colonel Sanders, George Rogers Clark, and others. HOURS: 8:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. DAILY TOUR LENGTH: VARIES

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experience interactive exhibits that bring history to life. HOURS: MON-SAT 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. SUN NOON – 5 P.M. HISTORIC BELLE OF LOUISVILLE TOUR LENGTH: 2 HOURS SELF-GUIDED AND GUIDED TOURS MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

n Churchill Downs 700 Central Ave. Louisville, KY 40208 502-636-4400 churchilldowns.com

Churchill Downs is America’s most historic racetrack and one of the most hallowed grounds in thoroughbred racing. This is the track, with its iconic twin spires, where horse racing royalty is made. The Kentucky Derby, the “greatest two minutes in sports,” is held every year on the first Saturday in May. SPRING MEET : LATE APRIL UNTIL EARLY JULY SEPTEMBER MEET FALL MEET: LATE OCT THROUGH LATE NOV GROUP RATES MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

n Frazier History

Museum & KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® WELCOME CENTER 829 West Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-753-5663 fraziermuseum.org

This world-class museum and welcome center is “where the world meets Kentucky.” Guests can start their Bourbon adventure here with the Spirit of Kentucky exhibit and

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n Historic Old

Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center 1340 S. 4th St. Central Park Louisville, KY 502-635-5244 oldlouisville.org

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, arts festivals and excellent restaurants. HOURS: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. TOUR LENGTH: APPROX 90 MINUTES GROUP RATES GUIDED AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS MOTORCOACH PARKING HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE GIFT SHOP

n Huber Orchard

& Winery 19816 Huber Rd.

Starlight, IN 47106 812-923-WINE huberwinery.com

Winery, tours & tastings, cheese factory, gift shop, petting zoo, farm market.


n Kentucky Derby

Museum 704 Central Ave.

Louisville, KY 40208 502-637-1111 derbymuseum.org

The Kentucky Derby Museum, one of Kentucky’s premier attractions, captures the pride, tradition and excitement of the “greatest two minutes in sports.” Before heading into the Museum, start the day with the Churchill Downs Backstretch Breakfast Tour. Get an “insiders look” and experience the exclusive atmosphere of a morning at the track. There is also the Behind the Scenes Tour that will take you to places at Churchill Downs not normally open to the public.

n Louisville Mega

Cavern, Mega Tram, Mega Zips, Mega Quest & Mega Bike Park 1841 Taylor Ave. Louisville, KY 40213 502-855-3581 louisvillemegacavern.com

Louisville Mega Cavern is an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling, green building technology, and just simply huge in scale. 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 home to MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER

HOURS: VARIES DEPENDING ON TOUR ACTIVITY; CALL FOR DETAILS GUIDED TOURS MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

n Louisville Slugger

Museum & Factory 800 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-588-7228 sluggermuseum.com

Experience history in the making on your guided tour through the factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are made. HOURS: MON-SAT 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. SUN 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. *MUSEUM OFFERS EXTENDED HOURS IN SUMMER MONTHS. TOUR LENGTH: VARIES GROUP RATES SELF-GUIDED & GUIDED TOURS MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

n Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40233 502-459-2181 louisvillezoo.org

The Louisville Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the region, with over 1,700 exotic animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and habitats.

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n Muhammad

Ali Center 144 N. 6th St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-9254 alicenter.org

Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville. It is only natural that his hometown be the place where visitors come to learn his story. The Muhammad Ali Center not only tells the story of the greatest boxer of all time, but also preserves and shares the legacy and ideals of Ali as a man. HOURS: TUE–SAT, 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. SUN, NOON – 5 P.M. TOUR LENGTH: VARIES GROUP RATES SELF-GUIDED TOURS MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

n Speed Art Museum 2035 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY 40208 502-634-2700 speedmuseum.org

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. HOURS: VARY. SEE WEBSITE FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION. GROUP RATES MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

HOURS: SEPTEMBER TO MID-MARCH 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. (STAY UNTIL 5 P.M.) MID-MARCH TO LABOR DAY 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. (STAY UNTIL 6 P.M.) TOUR LENGTH: VARIES

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WINTER HOURS (DEC 1 – MAR 14) MON–SAT 9 A.M – 5 P.M.; SUN 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. SUMMER HOURS (MAR 15 – NOV 30) MON–SAT 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. SUN 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. OPEN @ 8 A.M. SUNDAY AFTER DERBY TOUR LENGTH: VARIES DEPENDING ON TOUR GROUP RATES SELF-GUIDED & GUIDED TOURS MOTORCOACH PARKING GIFT SHOP HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

Mega Tram – an underground tour that highlights the uniqueness of the cavern; Mega Zips – the world’s only fully underground zip lines; Mega Quest – the world’s only fully underground ropes course and Mega Bike Park – the world’s only underground bike park.

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ANGEL’S ENVY

n Angel’s Envy Distillery 500 E. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-890-6300 angelsenvy.com

BOURBON & SPIRITS

Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. Every barrel is tasted throughout each step of the aging process to ensure that the spirits meet their perfectionist standards.

n Brown Forman Cooperage 402 MacLean Ave Louisville, KY 40209 502-368-1626 brown-forman.com

Take a behind the scenes tour and see how bourbon barrels go from the oak tree to the charred barrel needed for the Bourbon-making process. All tours can be set up in advance through Mint Julep Experiences.

n Bulleit Distilling Co. 3900 Benson Pike Shelbyville, KY 40065 502-647-5799 bulleit.com

n Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

Experience

3860 Fitzgerald Rd. Louisville, KY 40216 502-475-3325 bulleitexperience.com

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Originally opened in 1935, the StitzelWeller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of American whiskey, and is the historic home to many of the industry’s iconic brands, innovators, and personalities.

n Copper & Kings 1111 E. Washington St. Louisville, KY 40206 502-561-0267 copperandkings.com

“Experience brandy in bourbon country.” Copper and Kings uses traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional craft, distilled, natural brandies.

n Evan Williams Bourbon

milled, cooked, fermented, doubledistilled, and barreled as bourbon and rye.

Experience

528 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-2114 evanwilliams.com

Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, tours and tastings. 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.

n Jeptha Creed Distillery

n Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery 801 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-389-4290 michters.com

Main Street’s newest urban distillery, ready for guided tours and tastings. Learn about their “Cost Be Damned” approach to producing the highest quality American whiskeys and enjoy a drink at the world-class Bar at Fort Nelson.

500 Gordon Ln. Shelbyville, KY 40065 502-487-5007 jepthacreed.com

n Moonshine University at Distilled Spirits Epicenter

At Jeptha Creed the family of brands and products is backed by a real family. A family that has a passion for tradition and believes in making the finest spirits and foods for its valued customers. Their products are their family heirlooms, and it is their pleasure to share them with you.

Moonshine University offers a wide variety of classes for those with a passion for the craft of distilling and for the spirits themselves.

Moonshine University 801 S. 8th St. Louisville, KY 40203 502-301-8130 moonshineuniversity.com

n Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse

n Old Forester Distillery

The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Visitor Center delivers the Jim Beam distillery experience in the heart of downtown Louisville. It includes a small working distillery, a bottling line, a tasting experience and merchandise for sale.

Experience Old Forester Distillery tours on historic Whiskey Row. Tour experience includes fermentation, distillation, barrel making materialization, and tasting of the first bottled Bourbon.

n Kentucky Peerless

711 E. Jefferson St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-561-2000 rabbitholedistillery.com

402 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-855-8392 jimbeam.com

Distilling Company 120 N. 10th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-566-4999 kentuckypeerless.com

This distillery is both a new business and a tribute to a family patriarch who originally operated a bourbon company a century ago. In the new distillery, all under one roof, the select Kentucky Peerless grains are g otolou is v i l l e.c o m

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119 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-779-2222 oldforester.com/distillery

n Rabbit Hole Distillery A modern cathedral that pays homage to the art and science of distillation. A fully immersive guest experience, every step of the process, from grain to bottle, is in proud display.


URBAN BOURBON TRAIL GROUPFRIENDLY STOPS An authentic Kentucky experience should include some bourbon, so why not treat your group to a meal infused with bourbon in its food, cocktails and tastings along the city’s Urban Bourbon Trail? Pick up Urban Bourbon Trail Passports for your group at the Louisville Visitor Center at 4th and Jefferson streets downtown. Collect a stamp from six of the locations listed here, and claim an Urban Bourbon Trailblazer t-shirt.

n Bourbon Raw

n Derby Café at the

Kentucky Derby Museum

446 S. 4th St. 502-568-9009 bourbonraw.com

704 Central Ave. 502-634-0858 derbycafe.com

n Bourbons Bistro

n Dish on Market

2255 Frankfort Ave. 502-894-8838 bourbonsbistro.com

n Brendon’s Catch 23 505 S. 4th St. 502-909-3323 bcatch23.com

n Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

n Bristol Bar & Grille – Downtown

127 W. Main St. 502-587-1626 doccrows.com

n Down One Bourbon

614 W. Main St. 502-582-1995 bristolbarandgrille.com

Bar & Restaurant

321 W. Main St. 502-566-3259 downonebourbonbar.com

n The Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

n Garage Bar

335 W. Broadway 502-583-1234 brownhotel.com

700 E. Market St. 502-749-7100 garageonmarket.com

n Buck’s

n Jockey Silks

425 W. Ormsby 502-637-5284 buckslou.com

123 W. Main St. 502-708-2488 osheaslouisville.net

n River House

Restaurant and Raw Bar

3015 River Rd. 502-897-5000 riverhouselouisville.com

n Sway at the Hyatt Regency 311 S. 4th St. 502-217-6028 louisville.hyatt.com

n Troll Pub

Under the Bridge 150 W. Washington St. 502-618-4829 trollpub.com

n Volare Ristorante 2300 Frankfort Ave. 502-894-4446 volare-restaurant.com

Kitchen and Lounge

BOURBON & SPIRITS

140 N. 4th St. 502-589-5200 galthouse.com

n Charr’d Bourbon

n Marketplace Restaurant

1903 Embassy Sq. Blvd. 502-491-1184 marriott.com/hotels/hotelinformation/ restaurant/sdflslouisville-marriott-east

651 S. 4th St. 502-625-3001 theatersquaremarketplace.com

n Corner Restaurant

at the Aloft Downtown 102 W. Main St. 502-583-1888 aloftlouisvilledowntown.com

434 W. Market St. 502-315-0669 dishonmarket.com

n O’Shea’s

n The Old Seelbach Bar 500 S. 4th St. 502-585-3200 seelbachhilton.com

PORCH KITCHEN + DRINK

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“AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES FOR FOOD” ONE OF

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“FOODIE TOWNS YOU NEED TO VISIT” eight Under-The-Radar

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CULINARY EXPERIENCES

n Art Eatables

n Butchertown Market

A bourbon focused chocolate store specializing in bourbon chocolates and truffles.

A unique indoor market, home to Cellar Door Chocolates and Bourbon Barrel Foods, offering culinary experiences and an extensive retail selection from local artisans.

819 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-618-1039 arteatables.com

n Backstretch Breakfast

Tour at Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Museum 704 Central Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-637-1111 derbymuseum.org

Before heading into the Museum, start the day with the Churchill Downs Backstretch Breakfast Tour where you get a groupexclusive “insiders look” into the jockeys’ day to day morning routine. You’ll have breakfast in the Track Kitchen and a tour of the backside of Churchill Downs.

n Bourbon Barrel Foods

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Butchertown Market 1201 Story Ave Louisville, KY 40206 502-333-6103 bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Located in Butchertown Market, offers “cooking with bourbon” classes, as well as bourbon related food products available for purchase.

n The Brown Hotel 335 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 502-583-1234 • brownhotel.com

Home of the “Hot Brown,” the dish that has been enticing diners from around the world since 1926.

1201 Story Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-584-2841 thebutchertownmarket.com

n Cellar Door Chocolates Butchertown Market 1201 Story Ave Louisville, KY 40206 502-561-2940 cellardoorchocolates.com

n City Taste Tours 502-457-8686 citytastetours.com

A combination of sightseeing, history and delicious traditional foods!

n Cooking @ Millie’s 340 W. Chestnut St. 502-882-0303 cookingatmillies.com

Talented chefs from local restaurants show guests how to make dishes at this interactive experience.

n Kentucky Derby

Museum Café Kentucky Derby Museum 704 Central Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-637-1111 derbymuseum.org

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n Logan Street Market 1001 Logan St. Louisville, KY 40204 502- 219-3110 loganstmarket.com

Community marketplace consisting of restaurants, a brewery, artisanal cafts, a bakery and more.

n Mint Julep

Watch chocolate making demonstrations by local chocolatiers that end with a tasting.

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Home to the official Derby-Pie® and Mint Julep cocktail. Open for lunch Monday-Friday.

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Culinary Tours 1631 Mellwood Ave Louisville, KY 40206 502-583-1433 mintjuleptours.com

Consider adding a food tour element to your customized Kentucky experience. From chocolate tasting flights to paired dinners, Mint Julep Experiences can incorporate foodie fun into your day.

n Schimpff’s

Confectionary 347 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-8367 schimpffs.com

One of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the U.S.


FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM

ARTS,

CULTURE &

HISTORY

21C MUSEUM HOTEL

“EXPERIENCE AMERICAN CULTURE”

ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

15 BEST PLACEs TO n 21C Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-217-6300 21chotel.com

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.

n Actors Theatre of

Louisville 316 W. Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-1265 actorstheatre.org

n Derby Dinner

Assumption 433 S. 5th St.

Playhouse 525 Marriott Dr.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-582-2971 cathedraloftheassumption.org

Clarksville, IN 47129 812-288-8281 derbydinner.com

Historic, Roman Catholic Cathedral in continuous use since 1852.

Derby Dinner Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country. Derby Dinner’s lavish buffet features classic American cuisine and a full bar offers specialty drinks and desserts big enough to share.

n The Conrad-

Caldwell House 1402 St. James Ct. Louisville, KY 40208 502-636-5023 conradcaldwell.org

The Conrad-Caldwell House is an extraordinary example of Victorian Romanesque Revival architecture. The beautifully carved stone exterior is matched on the interior by extraordinary wood carvings and woodwork. The house exemplifies the ambitions of the rising business class during and after Civil War reconstruction and the lifestyle of many Louisville entrepreneurs at the turn of the century.

n Carnegie Center

n Falls of the Ohio 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, IN 47129 812-280-9970 fallsoftheohio.org

Interpretive Center and George Rogers Clark Cabin highlight natural and cultural history of the area including fossil beds and Lewis & Clark.

n Farmington Historic

House Museum 3033 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40205 502-452-9920 historichomes.org

for Art & History 201 E. Spring St.

Farmington was constructed in 1815, with the home’s design taken from plans by Thomas Jefferson. No house in Kentucky more embodies Federal architecture than Farmington. Farmington’s most famous visitor was Abraham Lincoln who spent six weeks with Joshua Speed during a temporary break in his relationship with Mary Todd.

New Albany, IN 47150 812-944-7336 carnegiecenter.org

Contemporary art gallery and local history museum in a former Carnegie Library that offers changing exhibits, hand-carved dioramas and a permanent Underground Railroad exhibit.

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Internationally renowned as one of America’s foremost regional companies, Actors Theatre of Louisville presents a diverse array of stage plays. Special events include the Humana Festival of New American Plays that is hailed as “the most important event in American theatre.” Its annual productions of “Dracula” and “A Christmas Carol” are always holiday sell-outs.

n Cathedral of the

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n Frazier History

Museum 829 W. Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-753-5663 fraziermuseum.org

The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs.

n Historic Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Ln. Louisville, KY 40207 502-897-9845 locustgrove.org

Locust Grove, built circa 1790, and a National Historic Landmark, tells the story of owners William and Lucy Clark Croghan and her brother Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark who resided at Locust Grove with his sister and her family during the last years of his life.

ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY

n Historic Old

Louisville Walking Tours 1212 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-718-2764 louisvillehistorictours.com

Discover America’s grandest Victorian neighborhood on a guided, leisurely walking tour or step-on guided tour with local historian David Domine. All tours start and end near downtown. Tours are offered daily.

n Howard Steamboat

Museum & Mansion 1101 E. Market St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-3728 steamboatmuseum.org

Personal, informative guided tours. Victorian mansion, original furnishings. Steamboat models, tools & artifacts.

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n Kentucky Center

for African American Heritage 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, KY 40203 502-583-4100 kcaah.org

Enhancing the public’s knowledge about the history, heritage and cultural contributions of African Americans in Kentucky, and in the African Diaspora.

n Kentucky Center for

the Performing Arts 501 W. Main St.

Kentucky’s premier performing arts venue. Home of ballet, Broadway, opera & children’s theater.

n KMac museum KMAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art & craft heritage of Kentucky.

n Kentucky Opera

n Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-583-3150 louisvilleballet.org

n Louisville Memorial

Auditorium 970 S. 4th St.

A concert venue of Greek Revival design. It was dedicated as a memorial to the people of Louisville who served in World War I.

n Louisville Orchestra 323 W. Broadway, Ste. 700 Louisville, KY 40202 502-587-8681 louisvilleorchestra.org

323 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-4500 kyopera.org

State opera company delights audiences with the highest quality opera.

n Lincoln Memorial at

Waterfront Park Louisville Waterfront Park Big Four Bridge Parking Lot 1101 River Rd. Louisville, KY 40202

The memorial site, designed by world-renowned landscape architects Hargreaves Associates, is a treecanopied landscape with an amphitheater that faces the river and provides a frame for the sculptural pieces.

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Three historic board & batten cabins circa 1870-1890. Weaving center, coverlet collection and exhibit of weaving, looms, spinning wheels and lessons on or offsite.

Louisville, KY 40203 502-584-4911 louisvillememorialauditorium.com

715 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-589-0102 kentuckyarts.org

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328 Kenwood Hill Rd. Louisville, KY 40214 502-367-4792 littleloomhouse.com

The state ballet of Kentucky, provides the best in classical & contemporary dance.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-562-0100 kentuckycenter.org

KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

n Little Loom House

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The ensemble offers a wide variety of concert series, 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.


MARK PAYTON GLASS CENTER

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n Mark Payton

n Portland Museum

Louisville, KY 40202 502-992-3270 paytonglasscenter.com

Explore Louisville’s river heritage through vivid dioramas, life-sized characters, automated soundtrack, documentaries and much more.

Glass Center 815 W. Market St.

2308 Portland Ave. Louisville, KY 40212 goportland.org

Farnsley-Moremen Landing 7410 Moorman Rd.

n Mellwood Arts &

Louisville, KY 40272 502-935-6809 riverside-landing.org

Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave.

n Riverside, the

The Farnsley-Moremen House is the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic site in Louisville, called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Built circa 1837, the house stands as a testament to the important role agriculture along the river, played in the development of our country.

Louisville, KY 40206 502-895-3650 mellwoodartcenter.com

Ground-breaking 350,000-sq.-ft. complex within minutes from downtown Louisville. Visit working studios, restaurants, galleries and specialty retail.

731 Brent St. Louisville, KY 40204 502-582-1900 louisvillestoneware.com

One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art for the home, kitchen and garden since 1815.

n Speed Art Museum 2035 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY 40208 502-634-2700 speedmuseum.org

Colloquially referred to as the Speed by locals, The Speed is the oldest, largest and foremost museum of art in Kentucky.

ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY

Mark Payton Glass Center is a unique, multi-use facility that includes retail, commercial and residential space all dedicated to the art of glass. Visit the gallery/gift shop and see the finished works of art on display. The artists are always working on something different in the shops.

n Stoneware & Co.

n Roots 101 African-

American Museum 819 W Main St.

n PNC Bank Broadway

in Louisville 620 W. Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-210-1279 roots-101.org

Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-7469 louisville.broadway.com

Presents touring Broadway plays/ musicals.

n Paristown 724 Brent St. Louisville, KY 40204 paristown.com

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Located on Museum Row, a new museum that aims to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievement, contribution, and experiences of African Americans using exhibits, programs, and activities to illustrate history, culture and art.

A curious mixture of local charm and urban hubbub. Established in 1854, Paristown is a mixed-use community of workplaces, residences, and local businesses with both a fascinating past and bright future.

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THOMAS EDISON HOUSE

WATERFRONT BOTANICAL GARDENS

EXPLORE OUR

n Thomas Edison House ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY

729 E. Washington St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-585-5247 historichomes.org

Just after the Civil War, Thomas Edison rented a single room in this simple cottage during part of the one and one-half years he worked in Louisville as a telegrapher for Western Union. Built in the 1850s, the structure is one of few remaining shotgun duplexes in the area. On exhibit are many of Edison’s early inventions, along with period artifacts from the Butchertown neighborhood.

n University of

1011 Utica-Charlestown Rd. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0524 hiddenhillnursery.com

Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden has eight acres of garden art, fountains, benches, whimsy and unusual plants for sale; 15 minutes from Louisville.

n LOUISVILLE NATURE CENTER 3745 Illinois Ave. Louisville, KY 40213 502-458-1328 louisvillenaturecenter.org

Louisville Department of Theatre Arts University of Louisville

The Louisville Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation – right in the heart of the city!

2314 S. Floyd St. Louisville, KY 40292 502-852-7682 louisville.edu/theatrearts

n Waterfront

Annual season of fully-produced shows directed by faculty or guest artists and designed by faculty or advanced graduate and undergraduate students.

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n HIDDEN HILL NURSERY & SCULPTURE GARDEN

n W. L. Lyons Brown

Theatre 315 W. Broadway

Botanical Gardens 1435 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-276-5404 waterfrontgardens.org

Situated in the Butchertown neighborhood and steps from

GARDENS Louisville’s Waterfront Park, the new 23-acre, $60 million dollar project has completely revitalized what was once a previous landfill into a flourishing community garden.

n Whitehall: Louisville’s

Estate Garden 3110 Lexington Rd. Louisville, KY 40206 502-897-2944 historicwhitehall.org

One of Louisville’s historic homes, Whitehall is a grand Italianate style mansion surrounded by stunning gardens which includes an arboretum, Woodland Fern Garden, Formal Florentine Garden and Specimen Garden.

n Yew Dell Gardens 6220 Old Lagrange Rd. Crestwood, KY 40014 502-241-4788 yewdellgardens.org

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Yew Dell is an internationally-recognized center of gardening, plants and education, all offered in a stunning site of significant historical importance.

YEW DELL GARDENS

Louisville, KY 40202 502-562-0188 kca.org

An elegant 1,400-seat theater & conference center/reception room.

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n Falls of the Ohio

n Holiday World &

House for the Blind 1839 Frankfort Ave.

State Park 201 W. Riverside Dr.

Splashin’ Safari 452 E. Christmas Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40206 502-899-2242 aph.org

Clarksville, IN 47129 812-280-9970 fallsoftheohio.org

Santa Claus, IN 47579 812-937-4401 holidayworld.com

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is a non-profit organization creating educational, workplace and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired. Take a tour of the facility and see the production of Braille publications, the recording of talking books and a demonstration of special educational aids for visually impaired students. The different galleries in the Museum of APH explore the history of education for the blind in a fun and accessible setting.

Interpretive Center and George Rogers Clark Cabin highlight natural and cultural history of the area including fossil beds and Lewis & Clark.

Located about 90 minutes west of Louisville, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is a combination theme park and water park.

n Belle of Louisville

& Mary M. Miller riverboats 401 W. River Rd. Louisville, KY 40202 502-574-2992 belleoflouisville.org

n Bluegrass Karting

& events 2520 Ampere Dr.

Museum 829 W. Main St.

The Frazier Museum is a worldclass museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history. A variety of programs take “history off the page” and makes it relevant to our lives today.

n Gheens Science Hall

& Rauch Planetarium University of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292 502-852-6664 louisville.edu/planetarium

World-class planetarium on the University of Louisville campus. Friday evening laser shows, corporate events, parties, gift shop, Saturday family shows.

Louisville, KY 40299 502-297-9899 bluegrassindoorkarting.com

Featuring 40-mph racing karts on a 1,000-foot indoor track for open racing.

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Forest 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. Fairdale, KY 40118 502-368-5404 memorialforest.com

Louisville, KY 40202 502-753-5663 fraziermuseum.org

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n Jefferson Memorial

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The nation’s largest municipal urban forest offers hiking, horse trails, camping, fishing, 52-foot climbing tower, conference center & environmental programs for the entire family.

n Kentucky Derby

Museum 704 Central Ave.

Louisville, KY 40208 502-637-1111 derbymuseum.org

The Derby Museum celebrates the most important thoroughbred horse race in the world. Horses take center stage in a curriculum that covers the arts and humanities, math, science, social studies and more.

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Both the Belle of Louisville and the Mary M. Miller play significant roles in our nation’s waterways history.

n Frazier History

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n Kentucky Kingdom &

Hurricane Bay 937 Phillips Ln. Louisville, KY 40209 502-813-8200 kentuckykingdom.com

Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay Water Park is the place to come and play. After a total revamp in 2014, Kentucky Kingdom kept some of its old favorites and continues to add new thrills every year. Learn about the “science of motion” and enjoy the thrills and delights at one of the best theme parks in the region.

n Kentucky Science

Center 727 W. Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-560-7128 kysciencecenter.org

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This State Science Center of Kentucky has served educators as a partner in propagating cuttingedge science education. The center provides educational classes, labs, interactive exhibits and hands-on learning. Science is taught in an engaging, educational and entertaining way.

n LOUISVILLE BATS 401 E. Main St. Louisville Slugger Field Louisville, KY 40202 502-212-BATS batsbaseball.com

Triple-A professional baseball, April through September.

n Louisville Slugger

Museum & Factory 800 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-588-7228 sluggermuseum.com

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a fun, educational day outside the classroom. Learn the bat making process from forest to factory, witness scientific principles at work and enjoy history and art from a uniquely sporty perspective.

n Mega Cavern

n Vintage Fire Museum

Louisville Mega Cavern is an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling and green building technology. This man-made cavern has a range of educational tracks that can be utilized.

This museum is nationally known; it features beautifully restored fire engines (hand pumpers, chemical engines, horse-drawn steamers, early motorized engines) and other equipment dating back to 1756.

1841 Taylor Ave. Louisville, KY 40213 502-855-3581 louisvillemegacavern.com

723 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-948-8711 vintagefiremuseum.org

n Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. 6th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-9254 alicenter.org

Muhammad Ali was a global humanitarian and lived his life based on six core values: confidence, conviction, dedication, respect, giving and spirituality. A visit to the Ali Center includes both classroom instruction and hands-on activities throughout the Center’s exhibits.

n National Society

Sons of the American Revolution 1000 S. 4th St.

n WaterWorks Museum

and Louisville Water Tower 3005 River Rd. Louisville, KY 40207 502-897-1481 louisvillewatertower.com

WaterWorks Museum highlights Louisville Water Company’s archive of historical photographs, films and memorabilia, some of which dates back to 1860. Educational trips focus on the science of clean drinking water. Curriculum includes architecture, engineering, innovated living, math and literacy.

n Waterfront Park 129 E. River Rd. Louisville, KY 40202 502-574-3768 louisvillewaterfront.com

Louisville, KY 40203 502-589-1776 sar.org

Tour the headquarters facility including the genealogical library and museum of the colonial period.

n Renaissance Fun Park 201 Park Place Dr. Louisville, KY 40243 502-253-9700 funatthepark.com

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.

Beautiful Waterfront Park, family recreation area, playground, water feature, seasonal special events and concerts with vending.

n Wheel Fun Rentals 1001 River Rd. Big Four Bridge Waterfront Park (Red Lot) Louisville, KY 40202 502-589-2453 wheelfunrentals.com/wheelfun/ content/page7.aspx

Bike rentals and tours along Louisville’s Waterfront Park; Unique three- and six-passenger surreys, tandems, quads and deuce coupes for healthy outdoor fun.

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n Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40233 502-459-2181 louisvillezoo.org

Louisville Zoo is home to 1,700 exotic animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and habitats. The Zoo serves as a living classroom and students of all ages can develop an appreciation for, and a sense of responsibility toward, the treasure of animal and plant life on our earth.

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the Mary M. Miller Riverboats

n Frazier History Museum

Our fleet of riverboats – The Belle of Louisville and her “sister,” the Mary M. Miller – both play significant roles in our nation’s waterways history. • Both boats offer performance space on deck as well as on the wharf

Brings history to life for visitors through exhibits, artifacts and live performances every day. • The “Great Hall” can accommodate both large and small groups • The museum has an audience capacity of 150

n Conrad-Caldwell House

n Kentucky Derby Museum &

Museum

One of Louisville’s historic homes in the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. • The house provides a splendid back-drop to any musical performance

n Derby Dinner Playhouse

n Fourth Street Live!

Located in the center of Louisville’s entertainment district. • Perform under a great covered, outdoor venue • The space can accommodate small and large groups as well as marching bands

One of the premier attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition and history of the worldrenowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. • The Museum’s courtyard is a perfect location for student performances

Waterfront Park

Louisville’s award-winning park on the banks of the Ohio River. • All performance space is outdoors

n WaterWorks Museum and the Louisville Water Tower

Step inside the WaterWorks Museum to see the history of Louisville’s water come to life! • Grand Hall - vocal and instrumental performance groups • Visual arts and theatre performances can also be accommodated • Promote student performances via its website and social media channels

n Louisville Zoo

Louisville’s theme park has several different areas that can be used for student performances. • Aqua Theatre • Picnic Grove space

Louisville Zoo is home to over 1,700 exotic animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and habitats. • Students perform in large amphitheater • Small performances around the seals and sea lions

n Louisville Slugger

n The Kentucky Center

n Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay

Museum & Factory

One of the greatest sports museums in the world. Offers daily factory tours and interactive fun. • Performance area options include outdoors in front of the Big Bat that marks the entrance as well as the Museum’s Main Hall

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The Kentucky Center is home to Louisville’s orchestra, ballet, opera, children’s theatre and the Broadway series. • Perfect spot for choirs, small orchestras and full bands

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One of the oldest and largest dinner theatres in the country, known for its professional Broadway productions. • Student performance groups can take the stage at this bastion of the performing arts

Churchill Downs

n Louisville

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n Belle of Louisville and

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SHOPPING & SHOPPING

DISTRICTS

“BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL” – Refinery 29

SHOPPING IN THE NULU DISTRICT

SHOPPING & SHOPPING DISTRICTS

NULU Just east of downtown, the East Market District, or “NuLu” (for New Louisville), is enjoying a renaissance like no other. A variety of stores selling antiques, home furnishings and gifts are popping up one after another. Home to many of the region’s finest art galleries, you will also find Louisville’s oldest candy store and other retailers such as Scout, Red Tree, and Clayton & Crume.

BARDSTOWN ROAD An easy drive from downtown, Bardstown Road is an enclave of galleries, antique stores, specialty shops and boutiques. Known for its eclectic mix of retail choices, Bardstown Road is one of the most unique shopping districts in Louisville. If you’re looking for that one-of-akind item, this is the place to find it.

FRANKFORT AVENUE Upscale consignment shops line Frankfort Avenue. Deals can be found on designer clothes for unbelievable prices. Along with the consignment shops, this unique district of shops, boutiques, studios and galleries offers a great place to find regional art, fine antiques, and apparel.

2235 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-212-0957 5-0-Lou.com

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.

n A Taste of Kentucky 400 W. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-566-4554 800-444-0552 atasteofkentucky.com

Gifts and goods with a distinctive Kentucky flavor.

n Block Party Handmade

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n 5-0-Lou

Many of Louisville’s iconic attractions are downtown, and all of them have gift shops that offer unique and unusual items that can’t be found anywhere else. Beautiful works of glass can be found at Mark Payton Glass Center. Authentic Kentucky crafts, all by Kentucky artisans, are what you will find at the KMAC. The Frazier History Museum Store provides one of the best shopping experiences in the area. The Louisville Slugger Museum’s Gift Shop is home to hundreds of great gift ideas. And, if bourbon-inspired gifts are what you’re looking for, make sure to stop by the gift shops at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. or the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse.

SOU4TH At one time Louisville’s most popular and active retail centers, Sou4th has been revitalized and is returning to its former glory. Located between the historic Seelbach and Brown Hotels on Fourth Street, the area offers a truly unique shopping experience. All of the shops in Sou4th are Louisville originals and offer an eclectic mix ranging from hand-made chocolates and candy to men’s dress shirts, jewelry, home décor and more.

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Boutique 560 S. 4th St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502.536.7728 blockpartyhandmade.com

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!

n Bourbon Barrel Foods 2710 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-618-0939 bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Gourmet food products that reflect the rich history of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country and the only sauce microbrewery in the U.S.

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n Cabela’s

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!

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.

n Derby City

n Koi Gallery at the

5100 Norton Healthcare Blvd. Louisville, KY 40241 502-365-9020 cabelas.com/louisville

n Butchertown Market 1201 Story Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-584-2841 thebutchertownmarket.com

A unique indoor market, home to Work the Metal’s home accents, Moss Hill bath and body products, Cellar Door Chocolates and Bourbon Barrel Foods.

CELLAR DOOR CHOCOLATES: Quaint outpost offering smallbatch chocolate bonbons, bars & truffles. Made with only the finest chocolate—every piece has been made with recipes to complement the chocolate’s finer notes. MOSS HILL BATH & BODY: Handmade soaps, lotions, bath & massage oils made in small batches from their very own recipes. BOURBON BARREL FOODS: Maker of gourmet food products that reflect the rich heritage of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, “The Napa Valley of the Bluegrass.”

Louisville, KY 40218 502-459-5151 derbycityantiquemall.com

Just minutes from downtown Louisville and the airport. Don’t miss Louisville’s most charming antique mall. You’ll find many wonderful treasures as you stroll through top quality booths and showcases. Many unique and affordable items are displayed daily by over 170 dealers. Victorian cafe & tea room.

n Duluth Trading Co. 111 W. Main St. Suite 115 Louisville, KY 40202 502-890-8222 duluthtrading.com

Men and women’s workwear, clothing, accessories and outdoor gear.

n Jefferson Mall 4801 Outer Loop Louisville, KY 40219 502-968-4103 800-333-7310 shopjefferson-mall.com

Home to all your favorite stores including Dillard’s, Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears.

Galt House West, Ste. 328 Louisville, KY 40202 502-569-4586 koibydelanor.com

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.

n Louisville

Visitor Center 301 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-379-6109 gotolouisville.com

Along with providing extensive information to assist in your visit to Louisville, the VIC offers a large selection of merchandise for purchase. Make sure you get your picture taken with Col. Harland Sanders, creator of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

n Mall St. Matthews 5000 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40207 502-893-0312 mallstmatthews.com

More than 140 specialty retailers including Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Loft, J. Jill, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Arhaus. At Mall St. Matthews, it’s all about the stores.

n Kizito Cookies 1398 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40204 502.456.2891 kizito.com

BOURBON BARREL FOODS

SHOPPING & SHOPPING DISTRICTS

WORK THE METAL: Spacious shop with a curated collection of up-todate women’s apparel, jewelry & housewares.

Galt House 140 N. 4th St.

Antique Mall 3819 Bardstown Rd.

KIZITO COOKIES

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n Mellwood Arts and

n Paddock Shops 4055 Summit Plaza Dr. Louisville, KY 40241 paddockshops.com

by Zappos! 9101 Minor Ln.

Louisville, KY 40206 502-895-3650 mellwoodartcenter.com

The Paddock Shops is a pedestrian friendly shopping environment. Park your car and take a stroll around the more than 60 exciting retailers and restaurants in a Mediterranean-style village with fountains, statuary & distinctive landscaping.

Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 281-4773 theoutletpoweredbyzappos.business.site

n Peace of the Earth

Outlets 11622 N. E. Executive Dr.

Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave.

Ground-breaking 350,000 sq. ft. complex within minutes from downtown Louisville & I-71. Visit working studios, restaurants, galleries & specialty retail. A great place to shop for a unique gift.

n Muth’s Candies 630 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-585-2952 muthscandy.com

A tradition began 93 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.

n Nordstrom Rack

4600 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40207 502-899-4940 http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstromrack-shelbyville-road-plaza

n The Outlet Powered

801 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40206 502.690.5707 peaceoftheearth.com

Located in Nulu, we offer ecofriendly 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.

n Red Tree Furniture 701 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-582-2555 redtreefurniture.com

SHOPPING

Nordstrom Rack offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes at 50-60% off regular price.

Unique and uncommon gifts and furniture displayed in the most unusual way. Feed your senses and experience the fun of shopping and the fun of Red Tree.

n Oxmoor Center

n Regalo

Oxmoor brings you 110 of the best retailers and eateries in Kentucky, anchored by Macy’s and Von Maur.

Offering an eclectic mix of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, contemporary decor and fine art.

7900 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40222 502-426-3000 oxmoorcenter.com

562 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-583-1798 regaloart.com

ATTRACTIONS OUTLET SHOPPES OF THE BLUEGRASS

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Outlet store selling name-brand men’s, women’s & kids’ clothing, shoes, bags & accessories.

n Edinburgh Premium Edinburgh, IN 46124 812-526-9764 premiumoutlets.com/edinburgh

Central Indiana’s largest outlet center with an exciting collection of 85 designer and name brand outlet stores offering savings of 25% to 65% every day.

n Outlet Shoppes of

the Bluegrass 1155 Buck Creek Rd.

Simpsonville, KY 40067 502-722-5558 theoutletshoppesofthebluegrass.com

Located approximately 30 minutes east of Louisville, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass features 90-plus choice designer shops – Coach, Kate Spade, J. Crew, Guess, H&M, Ann Taylor and Polo Ralph Lauren to name a few. It is also one of only seven outlet malls in the US to have Italian clothing retailer Gucci as a tenant.


FOURTH STREET LIVE!

NIGHTLIFE, CASINOS & GAMING

Resort 777 Belterra Dr.

Belterra, IN 47020 812-427-7777 belterracasino.com

With breathtaking scenery, upscale amenities and an extraordinary planning team. From rooms to our golf course, expect an unrivaled blend of class and comfort.

n comedy caravan 1250 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40204 502-459-0022 laughingderby.com

250-seat comedy club/theatre presenting national touring comedians. Space is available for daytime shows and/or meeting space with lots of free parking at the door.

n Derby City Gaming

Howl at the Moon – It’s a singing, clapping, stomping dance on the piano bar. Part concert, part piano bar centered around the world’s most dangerous dueling pianos. PBR Louisville – Cowboy cool meets urban chic…the toughest sport on dirt transformed into Louisville’s most stunning club all decked out with beautiful décor, cold beer, hard drinks, and a little bull ridin’; it’s every urban cowboy and cowgirl’s nighttime oasis. Tavern on Fourth – The perfect destination for fun. This venue combines traditional elements of a sports tavern with classic interactive games and high-quality food and drink. The Sports and Social Club – A relaxed sports bar offering classic pub food and tremendous viewing in a comfortable tavern setting; also offers bowling. The Thirsty Pedaler – A pedaling pub-crawler going to bars in downtown Louisville.

From non-stop gaming action, to tasty dining options, or relaxing in the Center Bar, Derby City Gaming offers multiple entertainment options in one convenient location.

n French Lick Casino

n Fourth Street Live!

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.

420 W. Liberty St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-7170 4thstlive.com

Fourth Street Live! Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment district features a mix of leading national and regional restaurants, retail, nightclubs and live entertainment.

8670 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN 47432 812-936-9300 frenchlick.com

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Indiana Hotel & Casino 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE Elizabeth, IN 47117 1-866-676-7463 caesars.com/horseshoe

A riverboat casino that hosts concerts and has 8 restaurants, the Envy nightclub, Chariot Run Golf Course and 502 hotel rooms.

n Jerry Green & Friends 2800 Breckenridge Ln. Louisville, KY 40220 502-451-0706 breckinridgeinn.com/Dot_page. asp?Dotid=60

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.

n Jimmy Can’t Dance 119 S. 7th St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-589-4115 jimmycantdance.com

Intimate, subterranean jazz club with brick walls, classic cocktails and a speakeasy vibe.

n Stevie Ray’s

Blues Bar 230 E. Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202 502-582-9945 stevieraysbluesbar.com

Louisville’s premier blues club featuring the top local, regional & national blues acts touring today.

ATTRACTIONS

4520 Poplar Level Rd. Louisville, KY 40213 502-961-7600 derbycitygaming.com

n Caesars Southern

NIGHTLIFE, CASINOS & GAMING

n Belterra Casino

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“THE SOUTH’S BEST FOOD CITIES”

GROUPFRIENDLY

– Southern Living

RESTAURANTS

GROUP FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

8UP ELEVATED DRINKERY AND KITCHEN

CUISINE

8Up Elevated Drinkery and Kitchen 8uplouisville.com | 350 W. Chestnut St. | Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop | 502-631-4180 | B, D, R, V, G

PRICE RANGE

PRIVATE DINING BUS CAPACITY PARKING

American, Fusion

$$$

40

BBQ, American, Bar Food

$$-$$$

30

Italian, Pizza

$

50

Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse atgbrewery.com | 401 E. Main St. @ Slugger Field | 502-515-0174 | L, D, WB

P

Bearno’s by the Bridge bearnos.com | 131 W. Main St. | 502-584-7437 | L, D

Blue Horse Bar, Cafe, and Terrace cplouisville.com |

American

$$

P

831 Phillips Ln. | 502-367-2251 | B, L, D

Bristol Bar & Grille at Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel American

$$$

300

American

$$

120

American

$$

100

Italian

$$

90

American

$$-$$$

100

Seafood, Bar Food

$$$

200

P

SheratonLouisville.com | 700 W. Riverside Dr. | 812-284-6711 | L, D, WB, G

Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown bristolbarandgrille.com | 614 W. Main St. | 502-582-1995 | L, D, WB, G

Bristol Bar & Grille bristolbarandgrille.com | 1321 Bardstown Rd. | 502-456-1702 | L, D, WB, G, R Buca di Beppo bucadibeppo.com | 2051 Hurstbourne Pkwy. |

P

502-493-2426 | L, D, R

Buckhead Mountain Grill eatatbuckheads.com | 707 W. Riverside Dr. | 812- 284-2919 | L, D, R, G, WB

Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille cqriverside.com |

DINING

Cardinal Hall of Fame cardinalhalloffamecafe.com |

American

$$

P

Southern

$$

P

2745 Crittenden Dr. | 502-635-8686 | L, D

Claudia Sanders Dinner House claudiasanders.com/ |

450

3202 Shelbyville Rd. | Shelbyville, KY 40065 | 502-633-5600 | L, D, R AMENITY KEY

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P

5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd. | 502-228-1651 | L, D, R, WB

B Breakfast

L Lunch

D Dinner

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Derby Cafe Express: at the Kentucky Derby Museum

PRICE RANGE

PRIVATE DINING BUS CAPACITY PARKING

American, Sandwich $$-$$$

P

derbycafe.com | 704 Central Ave. | 502-637-1111 | L, D, G

Dish on Market dishonmarket.com | 434 W. Market St. |

Breakfast, American

$$-$$$

30

BBQ, Seafood, Southern

$$-$$$

30

American

$$$$

30

502-315-0669 | L, D, R, WB, G

Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

doccrows.com | 127 W. Main St. | 502-587-1626 | L, D, R, V, G

English Grill at the Brown Hotel brownhotel.com |

335 W. Broadway | 502-583-1234 | D, R, G

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill goldencorral.com |

American, Buffet

$

P

American, Buffet

$

P

8013 Preston Hwy. | 812-258-2540 | L, D

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill goldencorral.com | 4032 Taylorsville Rd. | 502-485-0004 | L, D

Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse guyfierismokehouse.com |

434 S. 4th St. | 502-417-6669 | L, D, R

Hard Rock Cafe hardrock.com | 424 S. 4th St. | 502-568-2202 | L, D, V, G Impellizzeri’s Pizza impellizzeris.com | 110 W. Main St. |

$$-$$$

50

Burger, Bar Food

$$$

450

Italian, Pizza

$$-$$$

300

German, Bar Food

$$

150

American

$$$

1,000

502-589-4900 | L, D, G

Hall on Washington, The hallonwashington.com |

108 W. Washington St. | 502-822-4937 |

Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant joehubers.com |

P

2421 Engle Rd. | 812-923-5255 | L, D

Joe’s Crab Shack joescrabshack.com | 131 River Rd. |

Seafood, American

$$-$$$

P

502-568-1171 | L, D, R, G

Kingfish on the River kingfishrestaurants.com | 3021 River Rd. |

Seafood

$$

220

P

BBQ, Southern

$

50

P

BBQ, Southern

$

70

BBQ, Southern

$

24

BBQ, Southern

$

25

BBQ, Southern

$

30

BBQ

$$

Seafood

$$

100

Italian

$$-$$$

90

Irish, Bar Food

$$

600

Southern

$$

502-895-0544 | L, D

Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q marksfeedstore.com | 10316 Dixie Hwy. | 502-933-7707 | L, D, G

Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q marksfeedstore.com | 1514 Bardstown Rd. | 502-458-1570 | L, D, G

Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q marksfeedstore.com |

GROUP FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

American, BBQ, Bar Food

11422 Shelbyville Rd. | 502-244-0140 | L, D, G

Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q marksfeedstore.com |

P

6501 Bardstown Rd. | 502-442-0808 | L, D, G

Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q marksfeedstore.com | 3827 Charlestown Rd. New Albany | 812-949-7427 | L, D, G

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

martinsbbqjoint.com |

984 Barret Ave. | 502-242-0020 | L, D

Mike Linnig’s, Inc. mikelinnigsrestaurant.com | 9308 Cane Run Rd. |

P

502-937-9888 | L, D

Old Spaghetti Factory osf.com | 235 W. Market St. | Patrick O’Shea’s

osheaslouisville.net/patrick-home.asp | 123 W. Main St. | 502-708-2488 | L, D, R

Sway Louisville.Hyatt.com | 311 S. 4th St. | 502-217-6035 | B, L, D, WB AMENITY KEY

B Breakfast

L Lunch

D Dinner

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502-581-1070 | L, D. V, G

WB Weekend Brunch V Vegetarian Friendly G Gluten Free Option R Reservations Suggested PRICE RANGE $ Up to $10 $$ $11 to $20 $$$ $21 to $30 $$$$ $31 & up

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CUISINE

The Sports and Social Club thesportsandsocialclub.com |

PRICE RANGE

American, Bar Food

$$

American

$$

American, Bar Food

$$

Italian, Bar Food

$$

PRIVATE DINING BUS CAPACITY PARKING

50

427 S. 4th St. | 502-417-7640 | L, D

Tavern on Fourth tavernon4thky.com | 441 S. 4th St. | 502-588-8888 | D TGI Fridays tgifridays.com | 415 S. 4th St. | 502-585-3577 | L, D

The Bard’s Town thebardstown.com | 1801 Bardstown Rd. |

62

502-749-5275 | D

The Café thecafetogo.com | 712 Brent St. | 502-589-9191 | B, L, D, V, G

American, Breakfast

$$

The Hub hublouisville.com | 2235 Frankfort Ave. | 502-777-1505 | D, WB

American

$$

240

Troll Pub Under the Bridge, The trollpub.com |

American

$$$

350

American, Buffet

$$

P

150 W. Washington St. | 502-618-4829 | L, D, R

University Club at University of Louisville uclublouisville.org | 200 E. Brandeis Ave. |502-852-6996 | B, L, WB, V, R

American

$$

P

American

$$-$$$

P

Seafood, American

$$-$$$

P

Wagner’s Pharmacy wagnerspharmacy.com | 3113 S. 4th St. | 502-375-3800 | B, L

GROUP FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

waterfront and dinner cruises Belle of Louisville/Mary M. Miller belleoflouisville.org | 401 W. River Rd. | 502-574-2992 | L, D, R

Joe’s Crab Shack joescrabshack.com | 131 River Rd. | 502-568-1171 | L, D, R, G

River House Restaurant & Raw Bar riverhouselou.com |

American, Seafood

$$

70

Seafood, Bar Food

$$$

200

P

Seafood, American

$$$

125

P

3015 River Rd. | 502-897-5000 | L, D, R, V, G

Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille cqriverside.com | 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd. | 502-228-1651 | L, D, R, WB

CQ Princess, Captain’s Quarters Yacht Charters

cqriverside.com | 5700 Captains Quarters Rd. | Prospect, KY 40059 | 502-228-1651 | L, D, R, G, V AMENITY KEY

B Breakfast

L Lunch

D Dinner

WB Weekend Brunch V Vegetarian Friendly G Gluten Free Option R Reservations Suggested PRICE RANGE $ Up to $10 $$ $11 to $20 $$$ $21 to $30 $$$$ $31 & up

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PATIO SEATING AT RIVER HOUSE RESTAURANT & RAW BAR

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LOUISVILLE

FUN

FACTS Yeah, we’ve got an unbelievably legendary horse race, but did you also know...? For over 146 years, the world has turned to Churchill Downs the first Saturday in May for the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron and Johnny Bench are just a few of the baseball legends who have used the Hillerich & Bradsby Company’s Louisville Slugger The Belle of Louisville, at over 100 years old, is the oldest operating Mississippi-style stern wheeler steamboat in existence today Louisville’s Historic Main Street has the nation’s second largest collection of cast-iron storefront facades. Only New York City has more

are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Weekend at Churchill Downs

MANY CELEBRITIES HAVE CALLED LOUISVILLE HOME

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s three-time heavyweight champion

Two kindergarten teachers from Louisville wrote the song “Good Morning to You” which later became the traditional birthday anthem, “Happy Birthday to You”

Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken Diane Sawyer, television journalist

Each spring, Louisville hosts the world’s largest civic celebration the Kentucky Derby Festival. More than 70 events are planned during the fourteen days preceding the Kentucky Derby, including “Thunder Over Louisville” the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza

Foster Brooks, comedian

Louisville is the location for the busiest canal in the world. More tonnage passes through the McAlpine Locks and Dam System on the Ohio River than the Panama Canal and Suez Canal combined

Joan Osborne, pop musician

Louisville is the world’s center for Braille printing. The American Printing House for the Blind is the oldest national non-profit agency for the visually impaired in the U.S., and the nation’s largest publisher of literary aids for the blind Known as the “city of parks,” Metro Louisville has 122 parks, covering approximately 12,500 acres

Ned Beatty, Victor Mature, Irene Dunne, Sean Young, Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lawrence, actors Zachary Taylor, U.S. President Helen Hume, jazz singer Lionel Hampton, jazz musician

WE ARE ALSO HOME TO the first electric trolley,

The rolled oyster, The first cheeseburger, and General Electric, The world’s largest home appliance manufacturer

SECOND LARGEST COLLECTION OF CAST-IRON STOREFRONT FACADES

LOUISVILLE FUN FACTS

Old Louisville is home to the largest collection of Victorian Mansions in the United States Bourbon has a special place in Louisville’s heart. The city produces one third of the bourbon sold Each year nearly 120,000 Mint Juleps

LOUISVILLE NATIVE JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND MAYOR GREG FISCHER AT FRAZIER MUSEUM CHARITY EVENT

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“10 Up and Coming

KFC YUM! CENTER

U.S. CITIES TO VISIT NOW”

CITY INFO

– The Huffington Post

n LOUISVILLE BASICS BUTCHERTOWN MARKET

City Founding: 1778

Population: Metro Louisville is comprised of Jefferson, Oldham and Bullitt counties in Kentucky, and Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties in Southern Indiana, totaling a population of 1.3 million in the MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area). Population Rank: 1st in Kentucky; 30th in the U.S.

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Accessibility Louisville sits at the heart of three major interstates, I-64, I-71 and I-65, and is within a day’s drive of 50% of the nation’s population. The Louisville International Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown and is served by nearly every major airline with nearly 100 flights daily. Time Zone Eastern Standard. . . . . . . . . NOV-MAR Eastern Daylight Savings. . MAR-NOV Taxes Hotel Occupancy Tax. . . . . . . . 16.07% Kentucky Sales Tax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6% Indiana Sales Tax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%

n IMPORTANT PHONE

NUMBERS

Police, Fire, Ambulance. . . . . . . . 9-1-1 Poison Center. . . . . . . . 502-589-8222 AAA Emergency Road Service. . . . . . . . . . . . 502-423-8222 Kentucky Department of Travel . . . . . . . . . . 800-225-TRIP Local Directory Assistance. . . . . 1-411 Time & Temperature. . . 502-585-5961 Translation Service (Red Cross). . . . . . . . 502-589-4450 UPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-742-5877 US Postal Services. . . . 502-454-1837 Western Union. . . . . . . 800-225-5227

n MAJOR AREA HOSPITALS Baptist Health Louisville. . . . . . . . . . 502-897-8100 Clark Memorial Hospital in Indiana. . . 812-282-6631 Floyd Memorial Hospital in Indiana. . . 812-944-7701 Jewish Hospital . . . . . . . 502-587-4011 Kosair Children’s Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . 502-629-6000 Norton Audubon Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . 502-636-7111 Norton Brownsboro Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . 502-446-8000 Norton Hospital. . . . . . 502-629-8000

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Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital....502-893-1000 Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.........................502-361-6000 University of Louisville Hospital........................502-562-3000

n NORTON IMMEDIATE

CARE CENTERS

Arena Plaza at the KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY 40202....502-446-5050 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 7926 Preston Hwy. Louisville, KY 40219..... 502-964-4357 Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9409 Cedar Center Way Louisville, KY 40291.......502-239-8431 Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 12903 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40223.....502-244-5827 Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 1321 Herr Ln., Suite 195 Louisville, KY 40222.......502-423-7911 Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


n 24-HOUR PHARMACIES

Harrison County Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau 310 N. Elm St. Corydon, IN 47112 . . . . . 888-738-2137 thisisindiana.org

Walgreens 3980 Dixie Hwy. Louisville, KY 40216......502-447-4232

Radcliff/Ft. Knox Convention & Tourist Commission 562 A1 N. Dixie Radcliff, KY 40159. . . . 800-334-7540 radclifftourism.org

Walgreens 5201 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY 40214.......502-361-2349

Walgreens 2360 Stony Brook Dr. Louisville, KY 40220......502-493-8719 Walgreens 9409 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40222....502-426-5500

n LOCAL AND REGIONAL

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER/SERVICES

City of Louisville Louisville Visitor Information Center 301 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202.....888-568-4784 gotolouisville.com Historic Main Street Visitors Center 627 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202.....502-568-2220 MainStreetAssociation.com

n SEASONAL ATTIRE

• Spring can have warm days but cool nights can linger. To stay warm, long sleeve shirts or light sweaters are suggested. An umbrella, raincoat and light jacket may also come in handy. • Summer can be very hot and humid. Bright, light clothing is a must. • Fall, like spring, can have fluctuating temperatures between day and night, so pack sweaters or light jackets.

Shelbyville/Shelby Co. Tourism Commission 316 Main St. Shelbyville, KY 40065. . . 502-633-6388 shelbyvilleky.com

• Layering is the key to the winter months. Long sleeves, sweaters, medium to heavy coats, hat and gloves should be included if traveling to the city in winter.

Shepherdsville/Bullitt Co. Tourist & Convention Commission 395 Paroquet Springs Dr. Shepherdsville, KY 40165 800-526-2068 travelbullitt.org Southern Indiana Convention & Tourism Bureau 315 Southern Indiana Ave. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 800-552-3842 GoSoIN.com

Regional Bardstown-Nelson Co. Tourist & Convention Commission One Court Sq. Bardstown, KY 40004 800-638-4877 visitbardstown.com

AVERAGE

Frankfort/Franklin Co. Tourist Convention Commission 100 Capital Ave. Frankfort, KY 40601. . . 800-960-7200 visitfrankfort.com

TEMPS & RAINFALL

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

AVG AVG MEAN AVG HIGH LOW AVG PRECIP 43F 48F 58F 69F 77F 85F 89F 88F 82F 70F 58F 46F

27F 30F 38F 47F 57F 66F 70F 69F 61F 49F 40F 30F

35F 39F 48F 58F 67F 76F 80F 79F 72F 60F 49F 38F

3.24” 3.29” 4.17” 4.01” 5.27” 3.79” 4.23” 3.33” 3.05” 3.22” 3.59” 3.83”

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