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An added bonus to my visit to The Big Four Bridge was the beautiful park surrounding it... there were nice, well maintained paths, porch style swings, a splash park and a very nice memorial to Abraham Lincoln. My son and I enjoyed a swing, reading...More
We visited twice in the same day when we visited Louisville. We took a nice walk in the daytime and enjoyed the views from the park swings. We went back that evening for a concert. If we lived closer we would do this all the...More
Beautiful view of Ohio River, right on the bank, clean, water fountain area for kids to play, lots of room to play ball, throw frisbee, sit and watch boats and people on the river , very relaxing atmosphere.
80+ acre park to walk, trail or bike. Rentals reasonable by the hour. Discount on Wednesday. Big4 bridge bike rentals. Great crew to help with that. Clean park. Has great activities adults and kids. Fun day outside. Would not swim in Ohio river however. Signage...More
Response from citychic1 | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of restaurants. Joe's Crab shack comes to mind. But I don't believe there is outdoor seating and dog friendly. If you go up a few blocks off of the river, there are up around Main street.
Response from William P | Reviewed this property |
Thunder is, I am told, the largest fireworks display in the US. It is really incredible, especially when viewed from the nearby Waterfront. It is preceded by an afternoon air show, with lots of interesting planes (often... More
Thunder is, I am told, the largest fireworks display in the US. It is really incredible, especially when viewed from the nearby Waterfront. It is preceded by an afternoon air show, with lots of interesting planes (often including a stealth bomber, which is just incredible to see). There are several alternative ways to see Thunder. Most people -- and the crowds are indeed enormous -- bring picnic blankets and folding chairs to the waterfront, and arrive early to stake out their territory. Nearby restaurants with a suitable view charge hundreds of dollars for a table. The disadvantage of viewing from the waterfront is getting home afterwards. We live in Louisville and it took us three hours to get home, since traffic is intense and routed in the wrong direction for us. An alternative, mentioned by another person, is to rent a downtown hotel room for the night. Some people watch from a boat, although that can be dangerous because there are lots of boats and lots of alcohol consumption (causing at least one death that I know of). Watching from upriver is possible but still inconvenient, since lots of people do that. I suspect that watching from upriver is less satisfactory that watching on TV. Finally, if you plan to book a hotel room or a restaurant table, book as early as you can, since I'm sure demand is high.