Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with today’s Groupon to Louisville Walking Tours. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a Fabulous Fourth Street or Historic West Main Street walking tour for two (up to a $30 value).
- For $25, you get a Cherokee Triangle walking tour for two (up to a $50 value).<p>
Children age 5 and younger tour for free.
Experienced guide Gary Hines of Louisville Walking Tours draws on more than 30 years as a local resident to escort visitors through Louisville’s streets while enlightening them on the city’s history and architectural highlights. The Fabulous Fourth Street tour treks across six blocks of downtown area once brimming with glamorous movie palaces and featuring such attractions as Stewart’s Department Store, the esteemed Seelbach and Brown Hotels, and supermarkets that distributed gold-plated grocery bags. Alternatively, the five-block Historic West Main Street voyage weaves a narrative of the city’s maturation from Native American times to the Civil War while pausing to admire architectural landmarks such as Fort Nelson, the postmodern Humana Building, and the Greek revival Jefferson County courthouse. On the five-block Cherokee Triangle trip, guests briefly gain entry into a remodeled 1904 Craftsman home as Gary dispenses facts about the area’s fascinating contributions to the city. Tours last for a minimum of 90 minutes and traverse distances ranging from a half-mile to a full mile, though each leisurely paced tour pauses at various sites, providing a rest for weary legs or awestruck video cameras.