Sightseeing in Louisville


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  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    On the First Friday of every month, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites the community to peruse its wares for free. The museum, along with many of its neighbors on Louisville's Museum Row, participates in the First Friday Trolley Hop, a tour of the vibrant local art scene. It's one of many ways the museum team opens their 27,000 square feet of rotating art exhibits, which highlight styles from American folk art to taxidermy. The displays emphasize the importance of materials and process, rather than focusing exclusively on the final product. This philosophy extends to the museum's art workshops, in which kids make finger puppets, bracelets, and even mini-greenhouses well suited for pet hamsters who've always dreamed of gardening.
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    715 W Main St.
    Louisville, KY US
  • The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
    It's easy to see why The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is often referred to as "Conrad's Castle." The massive limestone mansion was a marvel when architect Arthur Loomis built it in the late 19th century, using indoor plumbing, electricity, and all the other modern innovations of the time. Today, the house stands as a piece of history, one where preserved decor and family heirlooms make it look just as it did when William and Elaine Caldwell lived there in 1908. Size: a three-story Richardsonian Romanesque mansion, with two floors filled with furniture, paintings, and other antiques circa 1908 Eye Catchers: the limestone masonry work of the house's exterior, including many gargoyles Don't Miss: one of the docent-led tours, which may even be hosted by a member of the Caldwell family The Price Tag: it cost about $75,000 to build the home in the late 1800s; that would translate to around $3–$4 million today Crown Jewel: the Front Hall, where a hand-caved oak grand staircase takes center stage Pro Tip: look closely at the floors, moldings, and woodwork—each of the house's main rooms was finished in a different type of hardwood While You're in the Neighborhood: visit the other historic homes in the area, such as the Thomas Edison House, where an unnamed genius used to live Special Programs: twilight tours held the third Thursday of every month, special exhibits on the third floor, and lectures held throughout the year
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    1402 Saint James Court
    Louisville, KY US
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
    There’s a fee to tour the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, but it doesn’t cost a thing to stroll along its Walk of Fame, a mile-long collection of bronze home plates that celebrate greats such as Babe Ruth and Ken Griffey Jr. At the end stands the worlds' biggest baseball bat, a 120-foot, 68,000-pound scale replica of the Babe's Slugger.
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    800 W Main St
    Louisville, KY 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

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