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Best of Louisville Guide

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Each year, horse enthusiasts hoof it to Louisville and Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby. In addition to equestrian endeavors and bluegrass roots, Louisville boasts a range of exciting attractions the whole family can enjoy. Stroll through Central Park, in the historic district, to people-watch and get a real feel for the city. Visit other nearby parks for hiking, biking and fossil finding. Baseball fans will love the Louisville Slugger Museum, a celebration of the sport's legends. The museum is easy to spot, just look for the humongous bat that leans against the building.

All things to do » Things to do

Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Mega Cavern
Owner description: While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won't want to miss MEGA ZIPS; "The World's ONLY FULLY Underground Zip Lines & Adventure Tour" featuring 6 Ziplines and 2 challenge bridges... more Owner description: While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won't want to miss MEGA ZIPS; "The World's ONLY FULLY Underground Zip Lines & Adventure Tour" featuring 6 Ziplines and 2 challenge bridges up to 2 hours of adrenaline or MEGA QUEST the ONLY FULLY underground ropes challenge course in the world! Mega QUEST is one of only twenty courses of its kind in the USA. Aerial challenge and ropes courses are the hottest new extreme sport in Europe where thousands of courses are located. For those wanting a lesser thrill, be sure to check out the MEGA TRAM a Historic Tour: Ride and never walk through a part of 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville. Learn about the geology, history, mining techniques, recycling, and green business technology. See where 50,000 people would have been invited to stay during the Cold War Era. The historic tram tour operates mid-January through October. If you are visiting us during the holiday season, be sure to check out Lights Under Louisville: The World's Only FULLY Underground Holiday Light Show. Drive through 1.2 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville, Kentucky as you see and hear the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Offered seasonally mid-November through December. The cavern is transformed into an underground holiday light show with more than 750 lit characters. less
Attraction type: Caverns/ Caves
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Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)
Owner description: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court. It is a showcase of early 1900's lifestyle and... more Owner description: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court. It is a showcase of early 1900's lifestyle and craftsmanship-a beautiful and hospitable setting for weddings, special events, and meetings. The House offers tours Wednesday through Friday and on Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm and on Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Also by appointment. Adults-$10 Seniors-$6 Students-$4 Children under the age of 8 are free. We also offer other various discounts. Our tours last just over an hour as the trained docent guide takes groups on a walking, informative tour of the home's 3 floors set up with original family pieces circa 1908. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through... more Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. The award-winning factory tour is a highlight of the visit here, but there's plenty more to enjoy along with it.Admire the World's Biggest Bat - stretching 120 feet into the sky. Hold bats actually used by baseball superstars like Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter. Face down a 90-mph fastball hurled by a major league pitcher. Count the homerun notches Babe Ruth carved into his Louisville Slugger bat for every home run he hit with it. Step into the batting cages and take some swings with a replica model of your hero's bat. Guests even get a free miniature souvenir bat at the end of the factory tour. You can even create a bat with your own name on it, just like the pros. They make great gifts for all kinds of special occasions, from newborn babies, to groomsmen gifts, to team trophies and more. The museum store is also loaded with lots of sporty merchandise for every budget. Be sure to swing by! Please visit our official website for up-to-date hours and admission prices! less
Attraction type: Factory Tours; Specialty Museums
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Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum
Owner description: When you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from... more Owner description: When you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs offering tours 7 days a week. We can’t wait to say "Welcome!" Come join in the fun! less
Attraction type: Museums; Specialty Museums
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Renaissance Fun Park
Renaissance Fun Park
Owner description: Four Acres of Family Fun located in Louisville, KY and open year round. We are a short drive from anywhere in Kentuckiana! We feature blazing fast go karts, a 5000+ square foot... more Owner description: Four Acres of Family Fun located in Louisville, KY and open year round. We are a short drive from anywhere in Kentuckiana! We feature blazing fast go karts, a 5000+ square foot Laser Tag arena, 36 hole mini golf course and the newest arcade games. We host amazing Birthday Parties, Group Events, Lock-ins and Fundraisers. We guarantee you will have fun, or your visit is on us! less
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Havana Rumba
Havana Rumba
Ranked #1 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Late Night
Mayan Cafe
Mayan Cafe
Ranked #2 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, South American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
The Comfy Cow
The Comfy Cow
Ranked #3 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Wild Eggs
Wild Eggs
Ranked #4 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Havana Rumba LLC
Havana Rumba LLC
Ranked #5 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn - Louisville SE - Fairgrounds
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn - Louisville SE - Fairgrounds
$65 - $111
Ranked #11 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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Red Roof Inn Louisville East
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Louisville East
$59 - $109
Ranked #25 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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Microtel Inn by Wyndham Louisville East
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Louisville East
$57 - $125
Ranked #26 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites Louisville East
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Louisville East
$106 - $193
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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Embassy Suites Hotel Louisville
3.5 of 5
Embassy Suites Hotel Louisville
$133 - $238
Ranked #3 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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The Brown Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Brown Hotel
$144 - $339
Ranked #5 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

21c Museum Hotel Louisville
4.5 of 5
21c Museum Hotel Louisville
$207 - $345
Ranked #4 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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Louisville Marriott Downtown
4.0 of 5
Louisville Marriott Downtown
$146 - $378
Ranked #12 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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Seelbach Hilton
4.0 of 5
Seelbach Hilton
$147 - $300
Ranked #32 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
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