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Historic Frankfort Avenue

Louisville, KY 40206
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Ranked #17 of 72 attractions in Louisville
Type: Neighborhoods
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Frankfort Avenue is a prototypical new community though it likely doesn't view itself as such. It's lined with local shops owned by local people who large serve a local clientele. The local business owners organization is well organized, passionate and also (somewhat uniquely) very caring in a way some far off corporate property manager could never be. It's spread out.... More

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Fairfield, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Home of the Original Comfy Cow!! This street has a lot to just drive by and look at..... if you are pressed for time, just drive through it all and you will get the feel of it. It didn't look like something we would enjoy with a four year old, so a drive by was good enough and gave us... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Frankfort Avenue in Louisville from Mellwood Avenue to Stilz is about two miles long and is chock full of small restaurants, pubs, antique stores, etc. Parking can sometimes be challenging but it is well worth the visit! Its cousin, Bardstown Road from Trevilian Way northward to Baxter Avenue at Highland Avenue extending to Lexington Road is another three mile stretch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Frankfort Avenue and its cousin, Bardstown Road are not physically impressive places. They are narrow streets with an odd mixture of mostly old buildings that have been put to a a variety of uses by creative entrepreneurs. Parking is not too hard and strolling is pleasant. Louisville is a town that seems to seriously support unique, quirky, and excellent little... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This area contains blocks and blocks of small boutiques and unique restaurants. You will find every kind of shops from consignment shops to ladies boutiques. There are restaurants of every sort in this eclecticc area - from the Sari Sari Filipino restaurant to The Irish Rover with its great fish and chips and draft beer! There are Italian restaurants from... More

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