Enjoy your time in Louisville at the best attractions the "Gateway to the South" as to offer. Let us help you discover more than the Kentucky Derby. Here is our handpicked list of favorite things for you to do, including the best museums, zoos, amusement parks and more.
Welcome to Historic Frankfort Avenue
, a charming and friendly neighborhood district located in Louisville. You'll find the thriving district alive with extraordinary locally owned boutiques, galleries, eateries and entertainment venues. Discover home furnishings at Mid Century Modern. Collect fine art at B. Deemer Gallery. Listen to live music and eat great food at Gerstle's Bar & Grill. You won't want to miss the fun of exploring the attractions on Frankfort Avenue.
Address: Historic Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 - MAP
The Louisville Slugger Museum
bats a home run when it comes to putting the Official Major League bat in the hands of the greatest baseball players of the game. You'll discover 3,000 feet of museum space rambling with famous sports memorabilia, attractions and cool baseball related merchandise. You can even pose for your very own baseball card!
Address: 800 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAP
Phone: (502) 588-7228
Find your inner greatness at the Muhammad Ali Center
. Go toe to toe in the museum of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Marvel in the midst of his cultural legacy as you travel through the interactive exhibits, attractions, and captivating multimedia presentations dedicated to promoting respect, hope and understanding, and inspiring everyone to be as great as they can be!
Address: 144 North 6th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAP
Phone: (502) 992-5329
Step into the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby Museum
, honoring the event for which Louisville, Kentucky is known worldwide. Join four million visitors a year at the front steps of historic Churchill Downs to enter the museum for an insider's look into thoroughbred racing and one of the city's main attractions, "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports."
Address: 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 - MAP
Phone: (502) 637-1111
Discover a scientific playground at the Louisville Science Center
. Young and old experience science brought to life with exciting hands-on exhibits and attractions that spur the mind and imagination. Enter the World We Create, the exhibit to discover fun ways creative thinking makes scientific advancement possible. You'll discover science really is fun!
Address: 727 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAP
Phone: (502) 561-6100
Polar Bears have been spotted in Kentucky at Louisville Zoo
's Glacier Run; get there quick to see them and 1,300 of their animal friends, including the apes hanging out at Gorilla Forest and tigers stalking at Tiger Tundra. Catch a bear training demo, the Zoo Tram Shuttle and even a Zoovie! The zoo is definitely the wildest attraction in the city.
Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 - MAP
Phone: (502) 459-2181
Beware of "dangerously high levels of oxygen" at the Louisville Waterfront Park
. The waterfront park is home to scads of playgrounds, events, and festivals. Be sure to check out the Kentucky Art Car Junkabilly Drive-In, a full drive-in theater complete with an old fashioned concession stand and radio transmitted speakers.
Address: 129 East River Road, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAP
Phone: (502) 574-3768
Watch the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
, a thoroughbred race track in Louisville renowned the world over. The annual event takes place on a one and a quarter-mile track for a race known as the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes of Sports" and is steeped in traditions like drinking ice cold Mint Juleps and women wearing one-of-a-kind fancy hats. The event is one of the most well-known attractions in the city.
Address: 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40214 - MAP
Phone: (502) 636-4400