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Historic Frankfort Avenue

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Address: Louisville, KY 40206
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Great place to eat and browse

Lot of great restaurants along certain strips of Frankfort Ave. but an even better place to shop and people watch! Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and your appetite when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lot of great restaurants along certain strips of Frankfort Ave. but an even better place to shop and people watch! Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and your appetite when you head to this historic part of town!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Frankfort Avenue has many great restaurants to indulge yourself in. You can park in one area and walk to a variety of restaurants and shopping along the way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It wasn't the destination I had read it to be, but it was a nice place to venture and explore. Interesting storefronts, homes, and plenty of restaurants along this stretch. Choices range from coffee shops/cafes to 5-star white tablecloth options. It's a long road with lots to look at, but parking was tricky and places to visit were sporadic along... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There is a lack of good signage and not enough trash cans, thus trash present in many areas. Renovation is spotty and some is of poor quality but there is a lot of potential. More artsy places would help attract tourists, plus more parking.

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We expected to see a nice area of historic homes and a well kept area. Unless we missed it, the area of St. James was really nothing special. The houses were really run down and it was only about a block of nice houses.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a great place to go they have some very unique shops that range from vintage clothing to herbal medicine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I love traveling down Frankfort Ave in the car or on foot. It is full of old storefronts and buildings which house delicious restaurants, eclectic stores, and much more. Its especially fun in the summer when you can eat at one of the many delicious restaurants, and then stop at the Comfy Cow for ice cream.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I just happened to be in the neighborhood, but I liked it a lot. Lots of places to shop, shop, shop...can't go wrong shopping here! The atmosphere is very nice.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wonderful up and coming neighborhood and entertainment district. Lots of great restaurants, bars and other eateries, boutiques and hair salons. It seems to have surpassed Bardstown Road as the hip place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Ask for the "walk box" at the YMCA counter -- 6.1 mile walk is a great way to get a feeling for the downtown... We enjoyed it on a chilly/cold in the shade December day... Lots of empty buildings and limited eating locations, however...

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Address: Address: Louisville, KY 40206
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville

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