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Louisville Water Tower Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It is absolute fantastic. The Tower is bright white. The Louisville Water Tower, located east of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Truly fascinating for history lovers

This is a truly nice park/museum. If you love History, this is a good spot to visit. If you live in... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
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Louisville Water Company's original pumping station and historic water tower have served as a visual landmark for the City of Louisville and the water utility that bears its name for over 150 years. The classical revival architecture creates a...more
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3005 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
+1 502-897-1481
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is absolute fantastic. The Tower is bright white. The Louisville Water Tower, located east of downtown Louisville, Kentucky near the riverfront, is the oldest ornamental water tower in the world, having been built before the more famous Chicago Water Tower. Both the actual water...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I only did a drive by but it was a sight to behold. We rode by on the way out of town because we had to see it!

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a truly nice park/museum. If you love History, this is a good spot to visit. If you live in Louisville, this is a place you should know about and understand its history.

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Having grown up in Chicago, was very familiar with the water tower there. This tower is older and is much more ornate than the one in Chicago that everyone is familiar with. The history of how this tower and the water distribution system in Louisville...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It was not what we expected. We enjoyed visiting the water tower and museum to learn about the history of Louisville water supply; however, the tour was disappointing. We basically just listened to the tour guide for 30min while staring at an old white building....More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great piece of history and it's so great that it's being preserved. Most projects like this are too expensive and these types of buildings are lost. Our tour guide Lynn was great. She had a great deal of knowledge about the history...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The Waterworks museum is small and the tour is only about 25 mins, but this is still a nice place to visit in Louisville. It's interesting learning about the water industry in Louisville and tasting some of their water (which does taste really clean).

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

The waterworks museum and tour are very informative. We learned about the history of Louisville and how/where they received the water. The building has been recently renovated and looks wonderful. They are currently working on another building. Our tour guide, Amanda did a great job....More

Thank Sheila P
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

The waterworks museum/ tower is a very interesting place to visit. It's cool to learn about how Kentucky takes care of its water and the history behind it. There is a museum that you can visit while you wait for a tour to start or...More

Thank Tara P
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful structures! Absolutely loved riding past them on the belle of Louisville! This was one of the landmarks they told us about on our lunch and sight seeing cruise :) was very pretty!

Thank Paige S
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