My Wife and I were attending a Trade Show in Louisville and the Horseshoe is a short drive from Downtown. The staff is quite friendly and eager to assist. The rooms are larger then average, clean and well appointed. The Casino is a four story boat larger then most with some of the friendliest dealer anywhere. There are several excellent restaurants with our favorite was sitting at the bar "The Legends". Excellent Food, large serving and entertaining flair Bartenders. As I stated in the title "Great Launch Point", The Horseshoe is a short drive to Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Factory, Louisville Belle Paddle Boat and some much more. We enjoyed our afternoon exploring Louisville and coming back in the evenings to relax at the Horseshoe made for a perfect trip. P.S. If you test the sincerity of the staff as to their friendliness, be prepared to look at pictures of their kids or grand kids and pull out your own. They all seem to be genuinely happy at their job.