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Old 08-12-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Hello -

I will be visiting Louisville for about a week on business. Any advice on what I should see & do while I am in town? What are the best "must see" places I should visit?

Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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1. Louisville Slugger Museum
2. Waterfront Park & River Road (from Witherspoon St to Cox Park)
3. Bardstown Road/ Baxter Ave from Lexington Road to Taylorsville Rd
4. Frankfort Ave/ St Matthews
5. Falls of the Ohio State Park - world's largest exposed fossil bed
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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1. Louisville Slugger Museum
2. Waterfront Park & River Road (from Witherspoon St to Cox Park)
3. Bardstown Road/ Baxter Ave from Lexington Road to Taylorsville Rd
4. Frankfort Ave/ St Matthews
5. Falls of the Ohio State Park - world's largest exposed fossil bed
Concur w/ all of the above.

(3) is a neighborhood called the Highlands.

(4) includes the urban neighborhoods of Clifton and Crescent Hill and goes out to St. Matthews, a first-ring suburb inside I-264.

I would also suggest: Cherokee and Seneca Parks (connected to each other and part of its Olmstead parks system,) Speed Art Museum, and 4th Street Live!
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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One of the first places we take out-of-town guests to show this town is cooler than people thought is 21C Hotel (the lobby is a state-of-the-art contemoporary art museum).

The Kentucky Derby Museum

The Muhammed Ali Center

The Portland Museum

St. James Court and Belgravia Court in Old Louisville

If there's time, run out and check the Bourbon Trail in surrounding counties. If not, find a liquor store that sells Pappy Van Winkle 15-, 20-, or (if you have a spare 200 bucks) 23-year-old. You probably can't find it where you live.

Ear X-tacy, one of the 17 best music shops in the country, according to Paste magazine.

Cave Hill Cemetery: a gorgeous place, complete with live peacock and dead Col. Sanders
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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What kinds of things interest you?
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Louisville Science Center. They have all kinds of cool exhibits and interactive things to do, and the IMAX Theater is amazing.

Kentucky Derby Museum.

Ali Center (http://www.alicenter.org/Pages/default.aspx - broken link).

Fourth Street Live

Just to name a few things. It really all depends on what you are interested in.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I'd add the FREE Speed Art Museum at U of L (KY's largest art museum)
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Glen Alpine, NC
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Talking Things to do in Louisville

The Kentucky Center is lovely. They have a Miro, DeBuffet, Calder, Nevelson and other cool sculptures.

The Fossil Bed is a trip !!

And just down the Dixie Highway in Bullit County is the Knob Creek Range where you can shoot machine guns. Woo Hoo !!

Louisville was the only place where I could go to the drugstore and get a disposable camera, soda, ice, disposable cooler and bottle of bourbon in one stop before heading down to the machine gun shoot. Then later, get some good food and check the fine art and fossils.

That view of the city from the Ohio side at the River weir/train tresle/fossil center is SWEET.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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That view of the city from the Ohio side at the River weir/train tresle/fossil center is SWEET.
That is the Indiana side hun
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Glen Alpine, NC
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Default When you don't know what state you're in, you do know you are from out of town! :)


Thanks, sweetie !
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