Looking for fun in Louisville? Watch a race at the Churchill Downs racetrack, visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, explore historic Old Town Louisville, or attend annual outdoor festivals and concerts at Waterfront Park. Also worth attending is Thunder Over Louisville, the annual Kentucky Derby Festival kickoff.
Stop by Frankfort Avenue to quickly visit a few of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods. Afterward, browse trendy boutiques, art studios and galleries, and numerous cafés and restaurants.
One of the best places in Louisville is Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. Also visit the historic Louisville Palace for concerts, films, and performances by the Louisville Orchestra.
The best Louisville attractions for families includes the Kentucky Science Center, which is the largest hands-on science museum in Kentucky, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the Frazier History Museum, and the Louisville Zoo.
Try a Louisville specialty at Louis’s the Ton, a French biker bar that serves free popcorn covered in duck fat. The bar also has live music and fine art exhibitions.
For an adventurous history lesson, visit the Louisville Mega Cavern, an underground labyrinth where guests can learn about Louisville history, geology, and mining. It also has the world’s only underground zip line course.