Louisville Waterfront Park is an 85-acre municipal park adjacent to the downtown Louisville, Kentucky and bound by the majestic and muddy Ohio River. There are so many things to do at this park! Visitors can rent a bike for a tour, walk across the Big Four Bridge to Indiana, have a picnic, take the kiddos to various playgrounds, ride the oldest operating Mississippi style steamboat in the world, attend the many regularly scheduled concerts and festivals, or just take a nap in the sun.
The Speed Art Museum is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Kentucky with a collection focusing primarily on Western artistic tradition from antiquity to modernity. With its modern architecture, expanded programming, interactive exhibits and inviting outdoor spaces, the Speed is a unique museum experience.
The Louisville Slugger Field is a scenic and comfortable baseball stadium nestled between the bustle of downtown and the shops and galleries of NuLu. Opened in 2000 with a seating capacity of 13,131, Slugger Field incorporated a former train shed in its unique design, and is currently home to the Louisville Bats, AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and Louisville City FC of the United Soccer League. The stadium also plays host to concerts and other functions throughout the year.
The Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. makes up five generations of bourbon makers. It is considered one of the most authentic, grain to bottle distillery in Louisville. They will even make you your favorite bourbon!
With a 120 foot exact scale replica of Babe Ruth’s Louisville Slugger bat, the Lou Slugger Museum & Factory stands out. The museum celebrates the role of Lou Slugger baseball bats in the sport’s history, while its on site factory continues to produce its exceptional quality bats.
Churchill Downs is most well known as the home of the Kentucky Derby. Also located on the premises is the Kentucky Derby Museum, offering hourly 30-minute historic walking tours of Churchill Downs Racetrack.
The Muhammad Ali Center is located in Louisville’s West Main District. The Center is an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, capturing the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that drove his journey.
KMAC Museum is a contemporary art museum located on Museum Row. It was founded in 1981 as a way to build interest in Kentucky’s rich craft heritage. KMAC explores the relationship between art and craft and the intersection between process, materials, and labor.
“Come learn with us” is a motto of the Kentucky Children’s museum, and it is not an invitation to be refused. Providing a variety of rotating seasonal exhibits and fresh and interactive educational experiences for young and old, this is a great stop for those traveling through Lousiville with kids.
Cherokee Park is a 409-acre municipal park located in Louisville Kentucky. It is part of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The park features a 2.4 mile Scenic Loop through the park's pastoral setting featuring rolling hills, open meadows and woodlands.
The Louisville Mega Tavern is an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling, green building technology, and just simply HUGE in scale! The man-made cavern spans under a number of roadways above and is part of 17 miles of corridors located beneath the city of Louisville, KY. It's a great tour for all ages -whether you want to learn about science and history or simply want to see what a giant man-made cavern of this magnitude looks like!
The Big Four Bridge links Louisville Waterfront Park to Jeffersonville, Indiana. Originally a railroad bridge built in 1895, the bridge was decommissioned in the 1960s and is now a pedestrian walkway. At a total round trip of two miles, the Big Four Bridge is a worthwhile stop, especially at sunset.
Consume global culture and connect with local communities when you visit 21c Museum Hotel, a multi-venue contemporary art museum, coupled with a boutique hotel and chef-driven restaurant. 21c presents curated exhibitions and site specific installations that reflect the global nature of art today.
Totaling nearly 4,000 acres of land across four parks, the Parklands are one of the biggest metropolitan park projects in the nation. All four parks, located in eastern and southern Louisville, are connected by a 19-mile pedestrian path and 60 miles of new hiking, biking, and paddling trails.
The Louisville Zoo is dedicated to its mission to “Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet” by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in conservation education. The zoo currently exhibits more than 1,500 animals from various geographical areas on 134 acres of land.
The Kentucky Center for the Arts on Main Street in Louisville brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Louisville. The Center plays host to the nationally renowned Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville. The theaters of the Center serve as a fine showcase for the performing arts in Louisville, its stages providing entertainment almost every night of the year.