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Louisville
Each year, horse enthusiasts hoof it to Louisville and Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby. In addition to equestrian endeavours and bluegrass roots, Louisville boasts a range of exciting attractions the whole family can enjoy. Stroll through Central Park, in the historic district, to people-watch and get a real feel for the city. Visit other nearby parks for hiking, biking and fossil-hunting. Baseball fans will love the Louisville Slugger Museum, a celebration of the sport's legends. The museum is easy to spot, just look for the enormous bat that leans against the building.

All things to do » Things to do

Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Mega Cavern
Owner description: While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won't want to miss MEGA ZIPS; "The World's ONLY FULLY Underground Zip Lines & Adventure Tour" featuring 6 Ziplines and 2 challenge bridges... more Owner description: While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won't want to miss MEGA ZIPS; "The World's ONLY FULLY Underground Zip Lines & Adventure Tour" featuring 6 Ziplines and 2 challenge bridges up to 2 hours of adrenaline or MEGA QUEST the ONLY FULLY underground ropes challenge course in the world! Mega QUEST is one of only twenty courses of its kind in the USA. Aerial challenge and ropes courses are the hottest new extreme sport in Europe where thousands of courses are located. For those wanting a lesser thrill, be sure to check out the MEGA TRAM a Historic Tour: Ride and never walk through a part of 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville. Learn about the geology, history, mining techniques, recycling, and green business technology. See where 50,000 people would have been invited to stay during the Cold War Era. The historic tram tour operates mid-January through October. If you are visiting us during the holiday season, be sure to check out Lights Under Louisville: The World's Only FULLY Underground Holiday Light Show. Drive through 1.2 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville, Kentucky as you see and hear the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Offered seasonally mid-November through December. The cavern is transformed into an underground holiday light show with more than 750 lit characters. less
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through... more Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. The award-winning factory tour is a highlight of the visit here, but there's plenty more to enjoy along with it. Admire the World's Biggest Bat - stretching 120 feet into the sky. Hold bats actually used by baseball superstars like Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, Cal Ripken Jr. And Derek Jeter. Face down a 90-mph fastball hurled by a major league pitcher. Count the homerun notches Babe Ruth carved into his Louisville Slugger bat for every home run he hit with it. Step into the batting cages and take some swings with a replica model of your hero's bat. Guests even get a free miniature souvenir bat at the end of the factory tour. You can even create a bat with your own name on it, just like the pros. They make great gifts for all kinds of special occasions, from newborn babies, to groomsmen gifts, to team trophies and more. The museum store is also loaded with lots of sporty merchandise for every budget. Be sure to swing by! Please visit our official website for up-to-date hours and admission prices. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum
Owner description: Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to engage, educate, and... more Owner description: Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby. When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more! less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs
This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Horse Tracks
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The Big Four Bridge
The Big Four Bridge
Attraction type: Bridges
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
Ranked #1 of 1,748 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Ranked #2 of 1,748 Restaurants in Louisville
Price: US$ 60 - US$ 80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jack Fry's
Jack Fry's
Ranked #3 of 1,748 Restaurants in Louisville
Price: US$ 21 - US$ 65
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mayan Cafe
Mayan Cafe
Ranked #4 of 1,748 Restaurants in Louisville
Price: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Latin, Central American, South American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wild Eggs
Wild Eggs
Ranked #5 of 1,748 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Louisville East
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Louisville East
US$ 65 - US$ 155
Ranked #21 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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Red Roof Inn Louisville Fair And Expo
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Louisville Fair And Expo
US$ 69 - US$ 151
Ranked #24 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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1840 Tucker House Bed and Breakfast
1840 Tucker House Bed and Breakfast
US$ 90 - US$ 130
Ranked #4 of 20 Louisville B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites Louisville East
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Louisville East
US$ 135 - US$ 226
Ranked #1 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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Louisville Marriott East
4.0 of 5
Louisville Marriott East
US$ 158 - US$ 306
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
3.5 of 5
Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
US$ 173 - US$ 376
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Brown Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Brown Hotel
US$ 187 - US$ 657
Ranked #3 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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21c Museum Hotel Louisville
4.5 of 5
21c Museum Hotel Louisville
US$ 237 - US$ 397
Ranked #6 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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Louisville Marriott Downtown
4.0 of 5
Louisville Marriott Downtown
US$ 197 - US$ 412
Ranked #9 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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