Sightseeing in Jeffersonville


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  • Howard Steamboat Museum
    Chronicling the history of the Howard Shipyard, the Howard Steamboat Museum displays a plethora of steamboat artifacts within a 22-room Romanesque-revival mansion that was built in 1894. Visitors to the Howard mansion step into the nineteenth century, as they can admire original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained-glass windows, intricate carvings, and primitive steam-powered laptop computers. While walking through the preserved halls, patrons have access to a collection of exhibits, including detailed full- and half-hull models, as well as more than 4,000 original photographs and paintings. Inspect the original paddlewheel from The Delta Queen, study artifacts taken directly from the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez, or browse the gift shop for the ideal present for a seafarer.
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    1101 E Market St
    Jeffersonville, IN US
  • Muhammad Ali Center
    Images, multimedia presentations, and interactive exhibits share the legacy of the great boxer and the core values that shaped his life: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. Visitors can train like the champ, watch his most celebrated fights, and gaze at artwork created by kids from all over the world at the Hope and Dream Wall.
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    144 N 6th St
    Louisville, KY US
  • 21 C Museum
    The first hint that 21c isn’t your typical hotel: the 37-foot, gold-painted replica of Michelangelo's David, that’s stationed outside. The first sign that’s it’s not your typical museum? How about the fact that the art gallery is open 24/7 giving the public round-the-clock access to 9,000-square-feet of rotating and permanent exhibits, including its famous red penguins.
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    700 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY US
  • American Printing House for the Blind
    The largest publisher and distributer of education aids for the visually impaired, American Printing House for The Blind welcomes visitors to tour its factory and a museum that explores the evolution of those materials. Here, visitors are encouraged to use senses other than their eyes as they learn about braille and watch talking books get made.
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    1839 Frankfort Ave
    Louisville, KY US
  • 18th Century Market Fair
    As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment?and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle. But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume." The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.
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    561 Blankenbaker Ln.
    Louisville, KY US
  • Louisville Visual Art Association
    In 1909, a group of local art enthusiasts banded together to foster a community appreciation for art and further the practice of creating art. More than three decades later, they moved from their home at the old Water Tower, and now fill their new space with workshops, classes, and exhibits. Louisville Visual Art Association remains dedicated to promoting local artists, artistic styles, and contemporary culture. A team of instructors instills painting and sculpting skills in children of all ages with the Children's Fine Art Classes program, which lets kids hone their understanding of color and technique during nearly 40 classes and camps. They also teach adult art classes, and help economically and socially disadvantaged students exhibit their artwork through Open Doors. Six to eight annual exhibitions often showcase work from these programs, but may also display fabric and knit pieces from local artists, or house events such as custom plates, cups, and utensils fashioned by 16 national ceramics artists to recreate Salvador Dali’s themed dinner parties. Each year, staff also fill two galleries with up to 800 works from its children’s programs, and celebrate local restaurants and music at the annual Bacon Ball.
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    609 W. Main St.\
    Louisville, KY US

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