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12 hours in Louisville for Two

4 Jun 2006  Getaway for the Day
3.0 of 5 stars based on 9 votes

Take a day and run around Louisville. So much to see and do whether you or downtown or out by Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville. Sweet people and sweet tea, what could be better???

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Louisville
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Theater
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Families with small children, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. Kentucky Derby Museum
    Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

    Don't miss the park tour. Worth the admission to see the grandeur and history behind this yearly event.

  • 2. Louisville Waterfront Park
    http://www.pps.org/great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=583

    Spend an hour walking along the riverfront. Lots of history presented in this beautiful park with plenty of benches to take in the day and water features for kids.

  • 3. Louisville Slugger Museum
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville, Kentucky

    Fun for the family or just a couple walking around downtown.

  • 4. Downtown Louisville Shopping

    You can park your card down by the Louisville Slugger museum, put in a few coins and spend an hour or so shopping or in my case window shopping. A lot of the old buildings have renovated storefronts filled with everything from gifts and antiques to derby hats and horse-themed home goods. The streets are safe-feeling before dark and I had no concerns walking down the street.

  • 5. Kentucky Center for the Arts
    http://www.kentuckycenter.org

    End your day with a great performance at the Kentucky Center. We booked ahead and got tickets for "Movin' Out" the Billy Joel musicial and it was just terrific. They have artists from Tom Jones, to Willy Nelson, to Bill Maher to India Aria so it is definately worth checking before you go. I was impressed!

  • 6. Lynn's Paradise Cafe

    Kitchy and wonderful, this restaurant tucked into an artsy part of town is not to be missed. Anytime we drive through, we have to stop and get their famous "Hot Brown" which is to die for. Top it off with one of their yummy deserts or why not a slice of Derby Pie? Very reasonable and perfect for kids. There is usually a wait, but the gift shop and outdoor decorations will keep you completely occupied.