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About Louisville

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is a place that offers the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. It’s the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Lawrence. It’s the home of the Louisville Slugger bat, the Kentucky Derby and the Urban Bourbon Trail®. Known as the “Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country®”, it’s a place where chefs are tweaking their New Southern Cuisine by adding bourbon. Louisville has it all, all in one great place – home to “The Greatest” and all things that are great.

Things To Do 

Kentucky Derby Museum
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. The Museum has welcomed millions of visitors from all over the world including celebrities Bo Derek, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Muhammad Ali, Sigourney Weaver, Gene Simmons, Susan St. James, Dick Ebersol, President Mikhail Gorbachev and First Minister of Scotland to name a few.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the Official Bat of 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.

Muhammad Ali Center
Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of its founder Muhammad Ali. The Ali Center’s innovative and immersive visitor experience, public and educational programming, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad’s legacy and inspires exploration of the greatness within ourselves. Two-and-a-half levels of award-winning exhibits introduce Ali’s epic life through six core values: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality.

Speed Art Museum
Calling all art lovers! No visit to Louisville would be complete without a day spent at Lousiville’s premier destination for the visual arts. With a collection spanning 6,000 years and ongoing family programming that puts you in the center of art itself, the Speed Art Museum is not to be missed.

Fourth Street Live!
Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment destination! Located in the heart of downtown Louisville on Fourth Street between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, we are just a short walk from KFC Yum! Center, Waterfront Park, Main Street, Slugger Field, downtown hotels and other major attractions. Fourth Street Live! is your one-stop destination for dining and entertainment! Our fine restaurant and entertainment venues include: Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, Bourbon Raw, Brazeiros Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, Whiskey Dry by Ed Lee, Pizza Bar, PBR Louisville, The Sports and Social Club, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Tavern on Fourth, Hard Rock Cafe, TGI Friday’s and The Fudgery. Visit the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse for a taste of Kentucky bourbon. Live music is featured nightly at Howl at the Moon

Waterfront Park
The Waterfront isn't just a place, it's an experience. An experience that's different for everyone. We're a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. We're a natural haven for quiet reflection. We're an ongoing festival of sounds and sights. We're your favorite band blasting into the night sky. And we're right here, accessible to all. Come see us!

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