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Old 04-01-2010, 03:56 AM
 
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Definitely go to Thunder Over Louisville if you are looking to experience something completely different. April is one of the best times, if not, THE BEST time to visit Louisville. There is a lot going on. If there weather is nice, just about every where downtown and in the Highlands will be packed.

If you actually go to Thunder Over Louisville though, be prepared for HUGE crowds, big traffic jams, and being dead tired by the time you leave. We are talking upwards of 700,000 jammed into a strip of a few miles.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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any tips on going to thunder over louisville? We will more than likely come later in the day, 6ish, to see the fireworks and walk around a bit.

Parking?
Spectating spots?
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk. Afterwards, be prepared to sit in traffic. For what it's worth, I prefer to park on the outskirts and walk in. That way I can make a quick getaway afterwards. It's worth the hassle and the air show before night fall is fun too. How often do you get to see fighter jets racing down a river valley and shooting straight up in the air.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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any tips on going to thunder over louisville? We will more than likely come later in the day, 6ish, to see the fireworks and walk around a bit.

Parking?
Spectating spots?
Your best bet is to park somewhere in beautiful Old Louisville and take a bus into downtown. I believe it is the 4 bus. Check that route. You should be able to find easier parking in Old Louisville. By 6 PM the traffic picks up but it isnt too bad. If the day is warm like today though the event will draw close to a million people! Leaving the event is no worse than rush hour in a very big city. Usually only delays you 20 minutes to where you are going. The traffic plan has improved vastly and there are many streets that are converted to one way. Look on courier-journal.com the day before the event for a map of the traffic plan which is directed by police.

Should you feel compelled to park downtown. park on the western edge of it. Just try to stay east of 9th street, as to the west lies the hood. There is a very nice big garage I like on 7th street just south of main street. SHould be around 5 bucks so not bad.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I usually park on/around River Rd. by the soccer fields. Its a good area to park especially if you are coming from, or going east of the city after Thunder. You have to walk a little ways but you get out pretty quickly.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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I'm meeting a friend in Louisville this weekend (April 9th - 11th) and she loves eat, any advice on where to go for a great buffet? Also, if you know of any theatre going on or where to find that as well, please share!
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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I'm meeting a friend in Louisville this weekend (April 9th - 11th) and she loves eat, any advice on where to go for a great buffet? Also, if you know of any theatre going on or where to find that as well, please share!
Do buffet and theatre get along well? There are sme great theatre companies. I'd recommend a show at the Kentucky Center or Actor's Theatre. Before the show, I would get dinner at one of 2 places:
(but I am no foodie expert and I defer that to the experts I reference below)

Catering Louisville Kentucky :: Contemporary Dining

732 Social

The latter is especially interesting but not as walkable to the theatres downtown. It is a small place and can get very busy, and part of its trendiness is not to offer reservations, so call ahead.

Probably the most famous is Actor's theatre. There are also some very smallish theatre venues which are great. I believe there may be some Broadway plays in town this month. Check ticketmaster.

Here is where you can find what is going on:
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Commentary | LouisvilleHotBytes.com

Another good site for some (but not nearly all) locally owned eateries:

Louisville Originals - Home Page Louisville is a true diner's paradise and easily ranks top 20 in the country in the category IMO.

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There seems to be some events that weekend including a Ballet, and a fairly well rated Actors Theatre Play.

Theatre Louisville
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There are sme great theatre companies.
Are you european or canadian?
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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Are you european or canadian?
lol middle eastern mostly. why?
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