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Historic Frankfort Avenue

Louisville, KY 40206
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Ranked #17 of 81 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Neighborhoods
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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You won't want to miss dining at least one meal along Frankfort Avenue! Google all the great restaurants, dessert and coffee spots, and stroll. Whether along the sidewalk or the water company reservoir mayors-mile track. It's old, historic, filled with shop, restaurants and culture.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We couldn't decide on Volare, Varenese, or Porchini. Varenese won! It was spectacular! Getting to Frankfort Ave. was not easy but we found it using GPS. We loved the "neighborhood" feel of it.

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Louisville is an interesting city with many historic neighborhoods. Frankfort Ave. is quiet, filled with local stores, and an interesting area to explore. If you like architecture, it is fun to look at the buildings and homes. There are shade trees, benches, and outdoor cafes. That is, local food stops with places where you can sit out, eat, and enjoy... More

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southern Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had 45 min to fill before meeting friends for dinner -- and we were out-of-towners in search of caffeine. Had heard of the rejuvenation of Frankfort Ave so we headed there from NuLu area (loved it). Didn't have time to really explore but a quick drive up and down the street left us thinking that we have to come... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After reading reviews of Historic Frankfort Avenue I was super excited and planned half a day to spend there. However I was very disappointed when I arrived. Everything was so spread out. We walked for a while but didn't find any cute shops; I was really hoping for a cool piece of art to take home to remember our Louisville... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A Coffee shop (Heine Brothers), independent book store (Carmichaels), wine shop, consignment stores, Blue Dig bakery, and a variety of other small shops make strolling Frankfort Avenue on a sunny day a very pleasant outing. There also plenty of wonderful restaurants nearby. It is fun to walk around this area and make new discoveries. A Louisville favorite.

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Louisville, KY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Nice stretch of local businesses. South Bayley Boutique and Crescent Hill Trading Post are our favorites. Nearby Heine Bros Coffee offers a respite from shopping. There is a Friday Night Trolley Hop once a month plus other events. Plenty of local restaurants and a good selection of sweets at The Comfy Cow and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

There are so many cool little shops and places to eat on Frankfort that I think you could go for a moth straight and not get to them all. very cool area

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Effingham, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My friends and I enjoyed shopping in the different shops and were dropped off by taxi at the Pie Kitchen. We walked all the way down to Carmichaels's book store and back past the pie kitchen to Cafe Classico. We were dropped off around 11:00am and our taxi picked us up about 5:00pm. We were given suggestions for many restaurants,... More

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Urbana, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

if you like historical architecture you will not be disappointed. take the time to drive around the areas this fabulous city has to offer.

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