Things To Do In Louisville, KY
In Louisville, sports fans may experience sensory overload. This village in north-central Kentucky is steeped in folklore. It is the birthplace of the best baseball bat (the Louisville Slugger), the greatest horse race (the Kentucky Derby), and the Greatest of All Time (boxer Muhammad Ali). But there's more to this Ohio riverside community than simply a competitive attitude; it also has a lot of Southern charm and history. Among other oddities, America's largest Victorian neighborhood, the world's only subterranean zip line course, and the world's longest baseball bat may be found here. It's the spot to drink a nice bourbon gently - or, if you like, a mint julep. It's where you put on a wide-brimmed hat and seersucker and listen to some bluegrass music.
Things To Do in Louisville: Just about everybody recommends a visit to Churchill Downs, home of the famous Kentucky Derby. And if you're not going to a race, you can at least enjoy the comprehensive Kentucky Derby Museum that sits on the grounds and details horse racing's history and traditions. More of a baseball fan? You'll want to set aside a few hours to peruse the Louisville Slugger Factory & Museum and maybe even catch a minor league game at the Louisville Slugger Field. When you're ready for a Derby City history lesson, head to the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum before admiring the grand Victorian homes of Old Louisville.
Food: The eating scene in Louisville is likely best recognized for three things: BBQ, bourbon, and mint juleps. Visitors and locals alike praise Mark's Feed Store and Feast BBQ. If you're looking for bourbon, go to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located on downtown Louisville's famous "Whiskey Row." It has a small-batch distillery, guided tours, and informative bourbon tastings. Sequence out on the Urban Bourbon Trail, a guided set of stops across Louisville's bourbon legacy and greatest whiskey bars, for a full tasting of the city's bourbon trove. Of course, no vacation to Derby City is complete without at least one mint julep. The Brown Hotel's rendition is popular among visitors.