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“Beautiful view, lots of playgrounds” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Louisville Waterfront Park

Louisville Waterfront Park
231 Witherspoon, Louisville, KY
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Ranked #22 of 78 attractions in Louisville
Type: Parks
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Louisville, KY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, lots of playgrounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

There's lots of things I love about waterfront park. There's sidewalks lining the view of the river which cover quite a distance. Great exercise with a beautiful view. There's several playgrounds along the park. One is a water playground that can get quite crowded, however, the kids love it. There's three other traditional playgrounds that have sections for younger children. My kids love riding their bikes down there. There's an area called the Great Lawn where you can rally up a game of touch football, frisbee, or relays with fresh air blowing by. The negatives...watch your kids closely on some of the playgrounds. There's no fencing blocking access to the river. I always worried one misstep would send one of them over the embankment and into the drink. Never happened, but when your a mom you worry about everything. It is downtown, and as it gets late, the environment changes a little unless there's a scheduled event. Probably best to head home around dark.

Visited August 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Don't get me wrong .... I like the waterfront. But when you compare t to places like Portlamnd, it seems like we could do more with this place.

Visited June 2012
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Kentucky
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

my wife and i enjoy very much this park on the river. it is so pretty there and very relaxing.. she enjoyed it very much and was taking a lot of photos. i rate this very high

Visited August 2012
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louisville, KY
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great Job Louisville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Louisville has needed a family place on the river for years and Louisville finally got it right! Great place to bring your family and even your furry family. Places to eat, things to do and plenty of exercise are for your pets.

Visited September 2012
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Noblesville, IN
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Plenty to do and see at Waterfront Park!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Waterfront Park is located along the Ohio River at the edge of downtown Louisville. It's got numerous trails for walking, biking, etc. There are several sculptures, fountains, playgrounds, plenty of things to do and see. This is also where the Belle of Louisville docks to take passengers on paddleboat rides up and down the Ohio River. There are a couple of restaurant choices, including a Joe's Crab Shack. There are numerous parking areas and restroom facilities located all throughout the park, along with swings and benches when you need a rest!

Visited January 2013
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