Louisville is home to the world's most famous thoroughbred racetrack, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. It also hosts the country's biggest urban forest (Jefferson Memorial Forest), as well as the popular Kentucky Bluegrass Musical Festival. Louisville is a culturally rich city with diverse events likely everyone can enjoy.
Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky and named after King Louis XVI, is the birthplace of bourbon. Tour the Urban Bourbon Trail and distilleries to see how the process has been perfected the past 200 years. About one-third of the world's bourbon comes from here.
Choose from artisanal crafts, prehistoric fossil beds, the Thomas Edison House, Colonel Sanders Exhibit and many parks, memorials and monuments.
Sports fans can visit the Louisville Slugger Museum (look for the 120-foot steel baseball bat that rests against the building) and Muhammad Ali Center, which was inspired by its founders ideals.
This river city also gives the chance to cruise on the oldest operating steamboat in the country, Belle of Louisville, which is over 100 years old.
Satisfy your appetite from a wide variety downtown on Fourth Street, enjoying the "top 10 tastiest towns in the South," according to Southern Living magazine. From Bluegrass to Shakespeare, this history-rich city's offerings potentially suit an array of tastes.