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Old 07-20-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Hello.. My grandfathers business will be taking the family on a trip to Louisville pretty soon. I've never been to Louisville...

What is there to do in the city? Points of interests, shopping, etc..

Thanks if you reply
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:09 AM
 
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It depends alot on what you like to do. Here's a link that can help you
Louisville Kentucky - Home of the Kentucky Derby - Visitors Bureau
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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See the Kentucky Derby Museum and Slugger Museum as definites! Good Zoo, a trip to Bernheim Forest and maybe on to Bardstown worth a shot. If you have a time an enjoy the fortune and opportunity to go to the Indiana side of the Ohio and see the fossil beds below the Falls of the Ohio could be worthwhile too.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:03 AM
 
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I work at the zoo seasonally and the best time to go is in the evening on a Thursday or Friday. (The zoo doesn't close until 8:00, out by 9:00 on those days in July and also Saturdays in August). Check out the website at louisvillezoo.org.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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Theater, symphony orchestra, ballet, great restaurants, boating, great shopping, ambiance....a good airport, outstanding hospitals, central location.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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Theater, symphony orchestra, ballet, great restaurants, boating, great shopping, ambiance....a good airport, outstanding hospitals, central location.
Very true, there is tons to do in Louisville...what are your interests?
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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A visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is mandatory and something you might not see in Chicago. The Frazier International History Museum is near by and also worth the visit.

Louisville Slugger Museum - Home Page Welcome

Welcome to the Frazier Museum
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Thanks for the replies.. it seems like there is a lot to do in Louisville!

What are the major malls in the area?

I was hoping to spend a day with my grandmother at the mall or malls since that's one of her favorite hobbies.

Also, what time would the Zoo close on a Monday? 8:00 PM I'm guessing.

As for myself I like visiting downtowns; what are some attractions in downtown Louisville?
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You will only need to go to Oxmoor and/or The Mall St. Matthews. They sit within 1/2 mile of each other at the intersection of I-264 (Watterson X-way) and US 60 E. (Shelbyville Rd). There you will find two very nice centers with Sears/Macy's/VonMaur/Dicks Sporting Goods Anchoring Oxmoor, and JC Penny's/Dillards/Dawhares anchoring The Mall, St. Matthews. There are many "moons" off both of those planets such as Kohls/Bed, Bath, & Beyond/Off-Broadway Shoes, etc.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies.. it seems like there is a lot to do in Louisville!

What are the major malls in the area?

I was hoping to spend a day with my grandmother at the mall or malls since that's one of her favorite hobbies.

Also, what time would the Zoo close on a Monday? 8:00 PM I'm guessing.

As for myself I like visiting downtowns; what are some attractions in downtown Louisville?
The best malls are Mall St Matthews and Oxmoor Mall, which are right next to each other. I also like this mall in the NE suburbs:

The Summit Louisville - Home

It is similar to lifestyle centers in Chicagoland and other major cities. However, if you prefer a unique to Louisville experience, try starting at Baxter and Broadway and walk south for a couple miles to see unique stores, restaurants, and boutique shopping. Frankfort avenue has similar opportunites.

Downtown Louisville has several great attractions. I think the must sees are the Slugger Bat Museum and Factory, Glassworks, The Ali Center, and Fourth Street Live. The Frazier International History Museum is small but has the only outpost of the British Royal Armories in the US. I would not recommend eating at 4th Street Live, as downtown has much better eateries, but it can be a fun place to have a drink outside. I would check out Primo in the east Market corridor for dinner one night. I would rent a bike at Waterfront Park, and explore that area. You could see a AAA baseball game for cheap with your family, although this atmoshphere is much different than the Cubs or Sox!


Are you interested in history of cities or other nerdy endeavors? There are other options downtown for that too. I would also recommend taking a tour of Old Louisville:

Walking Tours of Old Louisville

There is also a service that gives tours linked there.
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