Oldham County Historical Society in La Grange is a fun museum that features the finest art pieces in town, making it a hit for visitors of all ages.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Look at art from a new point of view and draw inspiration from showcased pieces at Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville.
While you're enjoying this museum, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this museum — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Get ready for some serious visual stimulation at Jeffersonville's Natural Concepts, where art experts and novices come together.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
A stay at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville places you in the heart of Louisville, steps from Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Muhammed Ali Center. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Louisville Slugger Museum and Muhammed Ali Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 90 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down comforters. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, 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. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
You might think there's a lot of history to be discovered at Riverside; it was a thriving riverboat landing throughout most of the 1800s, after all. But there's even more history than that, as the site itself dates much further back in time. Long before the Greek Revival house was built by the Farnsley family and subsequently bought by the Moremens, the site was home to Native American cultures for thousands of years. Ongoing archaeological digs reveal both the history of the Farnsley and Moremen families who called this place home--as well as the pre-historic Native Americans who lived here before them. Today, visitors can take a tour through the millennia by dropping in on Civil War–era living in the reconstructed kitchen and experiencing even more ancient times by examining the stone tools and pottery discovered in ongoing archaeological excavations. The 1837 Greek Revival Farnsley-Moremen House stands at the center and stretches across 300 acres while showcasing spectacular scenic views of the Ohio River.
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
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