While Daniel Boone busied himself gallivanting about the wilderness in search of the perfect hat, his brother led a much more peaceful life. Squire Boone surrounded himself with caverns filled with waterfalls and stalagmites and a tranquil pioneer village. Now named for him, Squire Boon Caverns and Village not only accommodates tours deep within its caves, but high above its forested floor through Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Course.
Designed for ages seven and older, each 90- to 120-minute treetop trip begins on the ground for a brief training session and equipment fitting. Once snugly secured in full body harnesses and adequately disguised as squirrels, participants embark on journeys that climb up to five stories above terra firma. Tours traverse a swinging suspension bridge and glide on six ziplines over the caverns and village, as well as acres of neighboring forests and ravines.
A third-generation family pharmacy established in 1952, Butt Drugs keeps regulars coming back with an old-fashioned soda fountain and friendly service. Treat-seekers and rogue dentists can pick up a variety of gourmet confections, such as homemade marshmallows covered in caramel—known as modjeskas ($8/lb)—or tuxedo espresso beans covered in white and dark chocolate ($8.95/lb). The shop's own line of novelty apparel lets fans show support for a local institution and amass raised eyebrow glances by donning an "I Love Butt Drugs" T-shirt ($9.95) or hooded sweatshirt ($18.95). With a reliable pharmacy and cheap cups of fresh hot coffee ($0.35) at the barstool-lined soda fountain, many locals make Butt Drugs a regular daily stop.
The Seelbach Hilton Louisville is in the heart of Louisville, walking distance from Fourth Street Live and Kentucky International Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Louisville Palace and Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Make yourself at home in one of the 321 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. 37-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
With a stay at Hyatt Regency Louisville, you'll be centrally located in Louisville, steps from Kentucky International Convention Center and Fourth Street Live. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of KFC Yum Center and Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Make yourself at home in one of the 393 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
Joe’s OK Bayou claims to be “da best Cajun,” but there’s also a humility to the enterprise—starting with the playful name and extending to decor that alludes to a low-country shack with a sheet-metal awning and rough wooden walls. Home-style cooking comes naturally to owner Joe Wheatley, whose father farmed grain and raised hogs before opening similarly rustic restaurant The Feed Mill with other members of the family in a former feed-storage building.
Since 1995, Joe and his team have striven to introduce Louisiana flavors to a northern audience, seasoning crawfish étouffée and chicken-and-sausage gumbo with spices that are bold but not painfully hot. Visiting in 2008, the Courier-Journal’s Marty Rosen found that this mission succeeded, with “bold, accessible flavors, friendly, quick service and extremely affordable prices.” He also found oysters “big and glossy with fine, firm textures—as fresh-tasting as any I've eaten along the Louisiana or Alabama coasts” on the menu’s wide selection of simply prepared coastal creatures—fried gator tails, catfish filets, and frog legs among them. Abita beers, the star of the drinks menu, hail appropriately from Louisiana, and join wines and other domestic and imported brews at the full bar.
A veteran of international hotel kitchens, newly appointed Executive Chef Josh Bettis upholds his philosophy of fine cuisine with fresh, quality ingredients while imbuing his upscale American fare with a local spin at The English Grill. The decor at his restaurant honors the elegance of the historic building in which it lives?the 90-year-old Brown Hotel?with varnished wood pillars, oak paneling, and stained-glass windows. In fact, Chef Bettis even cooks up the hotel's de facto trademark, the Hot Brown sandwich?an open-faced masterpiece stacked high with turkey, bacon, and a delicate Mornay sauce. Lauded by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living Magazine, and the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food, the time-honored treat has been attracting guests for more than 85 years.
The Hot Brown isn't The English Grill's only epicurean triumph. Chef Bettis and his staff curate the seasonal menus with contemporary cuisine, complementing diverse flavors with the spicy corks of more than 200 wines. The English Grill has garnered a prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rating and impressed Esquire food and wine critic John Mariani so much that he has called it "one of the finest restaurants in the United States."