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Old 05-03-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Land of the Free
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I've got 8 hours - night and following morning (excluding sleep) to spend in Louisville. Never been, but took a diversion from a business trip because of good things I've heard about the city. What sights, museums neighborhoods, bars, restaurants, do you recommend?
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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Well, what do you like to do? Louisville has some pretty varied offerings depending on your preferences.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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If you'll be near Churchill Downs, I recomend Windy City Pizza on 4th Street (just north of Winkler Ave). It is an excellent Chicago Style restaurant less than 1 mile from the Downs.

As far as museums, the best ones are all located in the West Main Street area, those being the Slugger Museum, Ali Museum, Glassworks, and Frazier.

You'll also want to check out the Baxter Ave/ Bardstown Road corridor, as it is home to most of the city's best restaurants, night clubs, and local shops.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory - Visitors Guide - Hours, Admission and link to Printable Version of Visitors Guide
Muhammad Ali Center (http://www.alicenter.org/Pages/default.aspx - broken link)
Glassworks
Welcome to the Frazier Museum
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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If you have a rental car, don't fail to see the Olmstead designed parks, especially Seneca and Cherokee. I would agree that a stop at either Slugger Museum or the Derby Museum would have to be high on my list.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, what about Portland area and Portland Museum, worth it?
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, what about Portland area and Portland Museum, worth it?
Prob not. There is so much more to do here. Make sure you check out the architecture on streets like Cherokee Road at Willow avenue, St James and Belgravia courts, and some of the mansions on Glenview Avenue and Spring drive. Explore Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue, and downtown around main, market, and fourth streets.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Try the Bardstown Road area - lots of nice restaurants and bars. If you want to see a lot of activity - especially tonight - try the area around the Galt House.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Thanks for the info, what about Portland area and Portland Museum, worth it?
I volunteer at the Portland Museum - it's only open Tuesday - Friday 9 to 4:30.

Right now, most of the nice historic sites in Portland are not open for public viewing. This will change in the next few years as the Earick House, Marine Hospital, and Montgomery Street School become musuems.

If you're into cycling Lannon Park and the Riverwalk are really nice
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Try the Bardstown Road area - lots of nice restaurants and bars. If you want to see a lot of activity - especially tonight - try the area around the Galt House.
I'm guessing 4th Street Live and Bardstown Road is going to being extremely crowded. Frankfort Ave might be the best bet tonight
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