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Historic Frankfort Avenue

Address: Louisville, KY 40206
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Ranked #19 of 59 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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OSKALOOSA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Don't go to Frankfort Ave. It's a waste of time. Most places are closed down. And the one's that are open don't have much.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I am a local and take out of town guys to the museum. Always a hit. The way the museum walks you from the first firearm to modern day is spectacular.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Maybe Bardstown Road is your kind of strip; well Frankfort Avenue is just as lively at 11:00 pm as Bardstown Road any night of the week. Do yourself a favor and check out some the little beer joints and eateries here too! Parking on side streets is safe, love this end of Louisville!

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place sparkles! It is just amazing what little shops and restaurants have sprung up in this area, each one unique. From bookstores, to hair salons and arts and crafts, this is a very special area of town.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You can walk and pick and choose any cuisine and price range, or Trolley Hop it ! You can choose your atmosphere and type of food, and Loud or romantic and quiet. I am real impressed with what Frankfort Avenue has to offer ! You can't miss this! Walk shop and est and enjoy surroundings or just observe!

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lots of interesting shops and restaurants many of which are independent. A good way to spend an afternoon or morning.

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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