|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
KFC YUM Center
1 Arena Plaza Louisville KY
~0.14 miles from Louisville city center
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|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
316 W Main St Louisville KY
~0.20 miles from Louisville city center
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State Theatre of Kentucky, home of the internationally acclaimed Humana Festival of New American Plays.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Belle of Louisville
~0.28 miles from Louisville city center
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The Belle of Louisville is a steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, Kentucky and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere during its annual operational period. Originally named the Idlewild, she was built by James Rees & Sons Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the West Memphis Packet Company in 1914 and was first put into service on the Allegheny River. Constructed with an all-steel superstructure and asphalt main deck, the steamboat is said to hold the all-time record in her class for miles traveled, years in operation, and number of places visited. The Belle's offices are located within the Mayor Andrew Broaddus, also a National Historic Landmark.The Idlewild operated as a passenger ferry between Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Ar...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S 4th St Louisville KY
~0.30 miles from Louisville city center
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The Kentucky International Convention Center, formerly called the Commonwealth Convention Center, is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky opened in 1977. It, along with the Kentucky Exposition Center, hosts conventions for the Louisville area.The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), formerly called the Commonwealth Convention Center, is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It, along with the Kentucky Exposition Center, hosts conventions for the Louisville area. It was built on the site of the Tyler Block and opened in 1977.While the convention center does not have a permanent arena, it still has hosted various sporting events, including the 2002 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball tournament and the NCAA Men's Division II Ba...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Louisville KY - (502) 574-3768
~0.35 miles from Louisville city center
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Louisville waterfront park
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
4th Street Live Entertainment District (Neighborhood)
420 W Liberty St Louisville KY
~0.38 miles from Louisville city center
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Louisville's premier entertainment and retail district located on Fourth Street in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, KY.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Riverfront Plaza Belvedere
~0.38 miles from Louisville city center
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Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere is a public area on the Ohio River in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Although proposed as early as 1930, the project did not get off the ground until $13.5 million in funding was secured in 1969 to revitalize the downtown area (through which Interstate 64 had just been built). On April 27, 1973 the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere was dedicated. Running between Third and Sixth streets, it consisted of a large parking garage and the interstate, and a grassy 7-acre (28,000 m2) park built atop all of this. The grassy park section on the western end was the Belvedere, and the Riverfront Plaza to the east included other attractions: fountains, shelters and an ice-skating rink, as well as buildings such as the Galt House, One Riverfront Plaza and the American Life Building....
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
~0.43 miles from Louisville city center
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History1980 - The Kentucky General Assembly and then-Governor John Y. Brown, Jr., forge a unique plan establishing a major public/private partnership to build The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The idea for a performing arts center in Louisville had bounced around among civic, business and political leaders for over a dozen years already, but funding had never been easy.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Muhammed Ali Center
~0.47 miles from Louisville city center
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The Muhammad Ali Center, a museum and cultural center built as a tribute to the champion athlete and his values, is located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown.The six-story, 96,750 sq ft (8,988 m2). museum opened on November 19, 2005 at a cost of $80 million. It also includes a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2). two-level amphitheater and plaza, to be connected to the Louisville Museum Plaza upon its construction.The cultural center features exhibitions regarding Muhammad Ali's core values on respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, charity, and spirituality. An orientation theater helps present Ali's life from birth to the present. A mock-boxing ring is recreated based on his Deer Lake Training Camp. A two-level pavilion, housed within a large ellip...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Louisville KY - (502) 574-3768
~0.56 miles from Louisville city center
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|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
~0.56 miles from Louisville city center
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The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to continue the art and craft heritage of Kentucky through the support and education of craft artists and education of the public. The museum is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Commerce Cabinet.Founded in 1981 by Phyllis George Brown, then First Lady of Kentucky and former Miss America, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft was started to build interest in Kentucky's rich craft and art resources. With the help of Mary Shands, the start of the center began with ease.In 1984 the organization moved into the lower level of a West Main Street building to have more s...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Louisville Science Center
727 W Main St Louisville KY - 502-561-6100
~0.57 miles from Louisville city center
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The Louisville Science Center, previously known as the Louisville Museum of Natural History & Science, is Kentucky's largest hands-on science museum. Located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown, the museum operates as a non-profit organization. It was founded in 1871 as a natural history collection, and now more than half a million people visit the museum annually. More students in Kentucky take field trips to the Louisville Science Center than to any other destination.There are about 550,000 visitors annually. A special hands-on area for children younger than seven was renovated and renamed KidZone in 1998, featuring six educational activity areas.The building itself is located at 727 West Main Street, and takes up 150,000 ft². This includes ...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Louisville Slugger Bat Factory and Museum
800 West Main St. Louisville KY - 1-877-7-SLUGGER
~0.64 miles from Louisville city center
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The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, a museum located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown, showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger brand of baseball bats made by Hillerich & Bradsby, and of baseball in general. Inside the production of the bats is presented, along with historical examples of bats (such as an 1880s Pete Browning bat they recently discovered or the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit his last home run as a Yankee). Outside is a six-story bat that appears to be leaning against the museum building but is completely free standing, the bat weighs 68,000 pounds. (It is billed as the world's largest bat, although it is hollow and made of steel.) The building also serves as their corporate headquarters and a production facility.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
~0.68 miles from Louisville city center
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The Louisville Glassworks is located in the West Main District of Downtown Louisville, Kentucky and is a multi-use facility. There are three working glass studios, two glass galleries, and daily tours. Lofty Living manages the building leases.From 1850 to 1901, at least seven different glass factories operated in Louisville. Six were bottle houses, and the other did window and plate glass. In 1850 the Kentucky Glass Works was formed, which would later become Louisville Glassworks but at no time was either referred to as an actual company. The firms' names since 1850 that bottled under the names of Kentucky Glassworks or Louisville Glassworks consisted of Taylor Stanger Ramsey & Company (1850, for a few months), Douglass & Taylor (1850-1855; listed as the "Douglass Glass Works" in an 18...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Thomas Edison House
~0.68 miles from Louisville city center
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Thomas Edison House is a historic house located in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. The house is a shotgun duplex built around 1850. Thomas Edison took up residence in the same neighborhood, possibly even at this location, a part of the time he lived in Louisville from 1866 to 1867. The house features a museum that honors Edison and his inventions.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
~0.70 miles from Louisville city center
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The Louisville Palace is a theatre in downtown Louisville, Kentucky located in the city's so-called theater district on the east side of Fourth Street between Broadway and Chestnut Street. This historic landmark opened in 1928 and was designed by architect John Eberson. It has a seating capacity of 2,700.Elegant and ornate, The Palace exhibits a Spanish Baroque motif with arcades, balconies and turrets. Cobalt blue, bursts of red and gold indirectly light all of the niches, coves and entrances. Above is a curved, vaulted ceiling with 139 sculptures of the faces of historical figures. The actual theater room inside The Palace is heavily ornamented and displays an imitation nighttime sky on the ceiling.The theater is two stories with a floor and a balcony. Both floors contain bars that r...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Louisville Waterfront Park
~0.70 miles from Louisville city center
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Louisville Waterfront Park is a 72-acre (291,000 m²) municipal park adjacent to the downtown area of Louisville, Kentucky and the Ohio River. Specifically, it is adjacent to Louisville's wharf and Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere, which are situated to the west of the park.Phase I of Waterfront Park consists of approximately 55 acres (223,000 m²) and was dedicated on July 4, 1999. Louisville architects Bravura Corporation, together with Hargreaves Associates, were the designers of the park. Much of the park, such as the Great Lawn, had opened to the public by the fall of 1998. The initial development cost was about $58 million, a combination of public and private money. The site of the park was previously used for industrial purposes: scrap yards, sand pits and other industrial sites.Th...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Frazier International History Museum
~0.72 miles from Louisville city center
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The Frazier International History Museum, formerly the Frazier Historical Arms Museum, is a museum located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown. It is named for founder Owsley Brown Frazier.The facilities include 75,000 square feet (7,000 m2) of exhibition space over three floors, as well as two areas for interpretations, a 120-seat auditorium, a 48-seat movie theater, and various displays (including multimedia, interactive and audio-visual). The Frazier Museum Store is located on the first floor in the front of the museum, and contains a small vending/eating area.A number of costumed interpreters are employed, and a tournament ring features live demonstrations on the use of arms and armor. There are educational, cultural and entertainment activi...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Downtown Louisville (Neighborhood)
~0.90 miles from Louisville city center
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|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive State Park
~1.09 miles from Louisville city center
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Falls of the Ohio State Park is a state park in Indiana. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River at Clarksville, Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky.The park is part of the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area. The main feature of the park is the exposed fossil beds dated from the Devonian period.The park includes an interpretive center open to the public, built on the grounds where Camp Joe Holt once existed. In 1990 the Indiana state government hired Terry Chase, a well-established exhibit developer, to design the center's displays. Building started in September 1992, costing $4.9 million with a total area of 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2). The center functions as a museum with exhibits that concentrate on the natural history related to findings in the nearby fos...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Falls of the Ohio Wildlife Conservation Area
~1.17 miles from Louisville city center
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The area is located at the Falls of the Ohio, which was the only navigational barrier on the river in earlier times. The falls were a series of rapids formed by the relatively recent erosion of the Ohio River operating on 386 million-year-old Devonian hard limestone rock shelves. Louisville, Kentucky, and the associated Indiana communities — Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany — all owe their existence as communities to the falls, as the navigational obstacles the falls presented meant that late 18th Century and early to late 19th Century river traffic could benefit from local expertise in navigating the 26-foot (7.9 m) drop made by the river over a distance of two miles (3 km). In its original form, the falls could be characterized more as rapids extending over a length of the riv...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Colgate Palmolive Factory and Clock
~1.29 miles from Louisville city center
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The Colgate Clock, located at a Colgate-Palmolive factory in Clarksville, Indiana, is one of the largest clocks in the world. It has a diameter of 40 feet (12.19 meter). It was first illuminated in Clarksville on November 17, 1924. It is located directly across from Louisville, Kentucky.Before the factory was bought by Colgate, it served as the Indiana Reformatory South. It opened in 1847, replacing the state prison which had opened in Jeffersonville in 1821. In 1919 a fire broke out in the prison, causing the need to spend much money to restore it to full operating procedure. Instead, the state of Indiana decided to relocate the prison elsewhere. Colgate happened to be looking for a Midwestern location following the post-World War I boom, and heard of the prison's availability. The stat...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
~1.71 miles from Louisville city center
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|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Atlantis Water Park
~1.82 miles from Louisville city center
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|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
~1.91 miles from Louisville city center
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The Landward House is a brick Italianate mansion with a limestone facade and projected entrance. There are 22 rooms and six bathrooms in this three-story building. Dr. Stuart Robinson used the mansion as his office. The garden was created by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. in 1929. The tertiary garden features a vegetable garden, a labyrinth garden, and an informal side garden. A landscape-architecture firm uses its carriage house for its office. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1973.
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Conrad Caldwell House Museum
1402 Saint James Ct Louisville KY - 502-636-5023
~1.98 miles from Louisville city center
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A magnificent Richardsonian Mansion on St. James Court. The finest in the city. Also known as "Conrad's Castle," this is one of the most stunning of Old Louisville's houses and defines Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. The house was built for Theophilus Conrad, a Frenchman (Alsace) who made his fortune in the tanning business. The original construction price was $75,000.Walk around it and enjoy its gargoyles, swags, massive arches and fleur-de-lis. The Caldwell family purchased it in 1905 after Mr. Conrad's death. They lived there for 35 years. It next served as the Rose Anna Hughes Presbyterian Retirement Home for 40 years. The St. James Court Historic Foundation purchased the home in 1987, restored it, and now operates the museum. Inside you will find breathtaking woodwo...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
American Printing House for the Blind
~1.99 miles from Louisville city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Howard Steamboat Museum
~2.06 miles from Louisville city center
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The Howard Steamboat Museum is located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky. Based in the old Howard home, it features items related to steamboat history.The home was built in 1890 by Edmonds J. Howard, who inherited the family shipyard from his father James Howard, who founded the Howard Ship Yards, both in what was then Port Fulton, Indiana. It cost $100,000 to build the 22-room, 3-floor structure. Still within the museum are chandeliers, carvings, arches and a grand staircase that reflect the wealth Edmonds Howard had. As the Howards prided themselves on their hulls, a large collection of the half-breadths is displayed on the property.Over the course of ownership of the Howard Shipyards, 3,000 ships were launched in what to its day is the largest inland shipy...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
2308 Portland Ave Louisville KY - 502-776-7678
~2.09 miles from Louisville city center
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Features a 23-minute light and sound show about the Portland community and an arts and humanities gallery. Keeps seasonal hours.
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Louisville|
Simmons Bible College
1811 Dumesnil St Louisville KY - 502-776-1443
~2.37 miles from Louisville city center
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Simmons College of Kentucky, also referred to as Simmons College and Simmons Bible College, is a private, co-educational college located in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded in 1879, Simmons College is a historically black college. The school is in applicant status for accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and also plans to apply to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).