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Louisville Waterfront Park

231 Witherspoon, Louisville, KY
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Ranked #22 of 83 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped here while driving through Louisville for a break and to stretch our legs. What a beautiful park! We walked several miles on easily navigated trails that were clean and busy. Wonderful views of the Ohio River and the bridges. We passed a nice play ground for the kids and restrooms. Looks like a great place to play, exercise,... More

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I'm puzzled by all the accolades for Louisville's Waterfront Park. We had been led to believe it was a 'happening' place, but it was almost totally deserted at 5:30 pm on a warm September weekday (still well before sunset). Perhaps the park is busier earlier in the day, and on weekends, but we didn't expect it to be THIS quiet.... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My son-in-law is a landscape architect who, while visiting from Florida, specifically asked if I could bring him here to view with my daughter & their first child. He had read about the park through his trade journals and wanted to view the award-winning design. The park is heavily used all year-round. It has a great play area for the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is tons of stuff to do in Louisville, but when it's hot, it's hard to beat Waterfront Park. It's perfectly designed for kids, with fountains that spray up from the ground at random, with water that repels the heat from above. This is the place to go with one's children or grandchildren. The will love it.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Big 4 does not allow dogs so we walk waterfront park with dog, park at bridge walk to Belle of Louisville. Great area for concerts an special events

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Frederick, Maryland
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305 reviews 305 reviews
117 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We pulled over and parked on Witherspoon Street in front of the ground water fountains at Louisville Waterfront Park. I walked down the Riverwalk to the end where it meets the Ohio River and looked out at the water and the various bridges in the area. There's plenty of parks all alongside the Ohio River in Louisville, but sadly we... More

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Louisville's waterfront keeps getting better. You can do anything from walk, jog, eat, get wet 💦 even rent a tandem bike and tour the downtown. Often there are concerts, art shows or festivals occurring on weekends- it's worth the trip to see this beautiful waterfront.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Used the waterfront park and old river road area for a morning run with my brother in law who lives in downtown near the baseball park. Trails were marked with quarter mile increments. Great vistas of the Ohio river. Several restaurants located at or near the river.

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Iowa City, Iowa
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed at hotel on river and adjacent to park. Clean walking trails and felt safe walking by myself while spouse in meetings. Thank you to people of Louisville for excellent stay!

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Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had planned on going to the Big 4 Bridge, but ended up pulling into the Lincoln Parking lot just before it. (West of it, I believe.) We didn't want to walk that far to get to the bridge, and found, by accident, this memorial to Abraham Lincoln. It was very intriguing and enlightening, in that I hadn't realized Abe... More

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