Places We Love!
Indoors, outdoors, even underground, Louisville has so much to offer! With so many things to love in this great city, our list keeps growing!
Louisville’s Waterfront Park is home to numerous festivals and events. This 85 acre municipal park features the Great Lawn which is sprinkled with numerous people on any given day. Several small playgrounds, and amphitheater, the Promenade along the river, waterplay area, and the Big 4 Bridge provide activities for everyone in the family.
This man-made cavern is located under the city of Louisville and offers a variety of unique activities. A holiday must see is the Lights Under Louisville. This expansive display of Christmas lights is viewed from the comfort of your vehicle while you drive through the underground cavern. The Mega Cavern also features a tram tour year round as well as the Mega Zip. This unique zipline tour has many lines that soar over cavernous heights.
Louisville is probably best known as being the host of one of the “greatest two minutes in sports” with the annual Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs is home to this event that draws visitors from all over the world. We love horse racing here in Louisville and Churchill Downs offers so many options to enjoy the track, from the Spring Races to Downs after Dark. While at the Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum is a must see. This museum is dedicated to the rich history of the Derby and horse racing. We love the horse racing tradition that is woven into the fabric of “Our Old Kentucky Home.”
KFC Yum! Center
When entering Louisville, one of the things you will see is the KFC Yum! Center. This $238 million multi-purpose arena opened in October of 2010. This arena has been part of a economic boom as well as spurred some revitalization of many historic buildings in downtown, and prompted the addition of restaurants, small shops, and speciality bourbon bars just to name a few. Overall, the Yum! Center has brought even more vitality to an already thriving Louisville. We have always loved basketball, but we absolutely love watching games at the Yum! Center. Each year popular musical artists, sporting events, and shows make a stop in our beloved city.
The Louisville Zoo
Who doesn't love the zoo? This is one of our favorites. The Louisville Zoo offers year round entertainment for kids of all ages from “The Worlds Largest Halloween Party” to “Brew at the Zoo”. the Louisville Zoo has continued to build new and exciting attractions for its visitors like Lorikeet Landing, Splash Park, Glacier Run, the Gorilla Forest, and a 4-D Theatre. This will quickly become one of your favorites too!
Frankfurt Ave. Trolley Hop
The Frankfort Ave. are is booming with some of the best dining and selection of small locally owned shops. The Frankfort Ave Trolley Hop is unique to Louisville and one of our favorite attractions. The trolley runs year round on the last Friday of each month. You must try it at least once but we bet it will become one of your favorites too!
Belle of Louisville
Celebrating her 100th birthday in 2014, the Belle of Louisville is considered one of America’s last true Mississippi River steamboats still in operation, and has taken millions of people for a leisurely cruise down the Ohio. The Belle of Louisville makes her home on the downtown wharf at Waterfront Park, and is not only a staple of the Louisville city skyline and river view, but also a participant in the annual Steamboat Race.
Louisville Slugger Field
America’s favorite pastime has a place in Louisville as well. Slugger Field is home to the Louisville Bats, a triple A, minor league baseball team. Spectators can catch a game from the Spring through the Fall with special events schedule throughout the season. The stadium host a fireworks display after every Friday night home game along with other scheduled activities for the other home games.
Museum Row on Main St. in Louisville features multiple museums woven into historical buildings. Many of these museums feature special events and discounts to Kentucky and Indiana residents. We love this are because there is just so much to see and do. These great museums all call Museum Row home: Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Frazier History Museum, Glassworks, The Louisville Science Center, The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 21C, The Muhammad Ali Center, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, and Kentucky Show!
Louisville Slugger Museum
The Louisville Slugger is a bat used by baseball players throughout the country and they are made right here in our wonderful city. Residents and visitors alike can take a tour of the unique Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory to see how it is all done. Take home a souvenir miniature bat as a keepsake!
Frazier History Museum
Frazier History Museum has the privilege of being a permanent host to the display of Royal Armours artifacts and are the only site in the world outside of Great Britain to do so. Traveling exhibits make stops in this museum and pair up nicely with the permanent interactive displays, historical movies, and costume interpretations. The amazing museum also has a rooftop garden that can be rented for activities
This unique facility located on Museum Row offers a variety of activities. Glassworks is home to two working glass studios, two glass galleries, a walk-in workshop, and daily tours. Part of what makes this place so unique is that they also offer events space, commercial space, apartments, condos, and a “Rooftop Concert Series”. You can enjoy the arts and entertainment well into the night
This hands-on museum is sure to please crowds of all ages. Started as a natural history collection, this museum is now visited by more than half a million people each year. Visitors enjoy a kidzone education activity area, a four-story IMAX theatre, and the permanent exhibits of “The World We Create,” “The World Within Us,” and “The World Around Us”. This is sure to be the most fun you can have while learning about Science!
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Kentucky’s heritage is strong and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is working hard to make sure we all can experience it. Located on Museum Row in downtown, part of our state's rich past comes to life!
This museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art of the 21st century. Visitors can enter for free and explore all of the exhibits. While visiting, dine at the much talked about Proof on Main or stay overnight in one of its 90 rooms, yes it is a hotel too! This is an experience sure to impress out of town guests or provide a fun and relaxing local getaway.
Muhammad Ali Center
Many celebrities have their roots in Louisville, and few are more well known that Muhammad Ali. When driving along the downtown section of I-64, the Muhammad Ali Center can be easily spotted by its unique tiled artistic display covering the outside of the building depicting Ali’s face and silhouette of him boxing. This six-story tribute to the professional boxer is a unique part of the downtown skyline. This Center is a must see for boxing enthusiasts, or those who can appreciate the life and work of Muhammad Ali.
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings some of the finest dance, music,comedy, and theatre acts to Louisville. Home to the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, the Kentucky Opera, the Broadway Series and Stage One, the Center also has an education department for the arts for children and adults. This is a place we love that has so much to offer this city.
Relocating to Louisville
We're happy to assist with any questions you may have about Louisville or surrounding cities, and would love to assist with your relocation to the area. Give us a call at 1-502-554-9554 or contact us online for more information.