Visit Louisville - Best of Louisville
Louisville – home to adrenaline pumping Kentucky Derby races, Fried Chicken, Victorian Houses, curious Museums, active nightlife and soul-food cuisine, casts a spell on anyone who visits. Add to do its fresh nature spots, urban places and warm people, and the combination is sure to make you extend your stay!
The city’s history dates back to its foundation in 1778 and derives its name from King Louis the XVI of France (a thankful gesture for the King’s help during Revolutionary War). Soon Louisville spurted a wavelength of its own and in the 19th century the small town transformed into a major shipping port and a crucial place on the trade route map. In spite of America’s Civil War period, the town of Louisville stayed away from the burn of the war. The century also marked the town as a breeding center for horses- supporting its famous Horse-racing tradition.
Today Louisville wears its traditions, history and architecture proudly while keeping up with the 21st century. Whether you want to time-travel and take a walk through the Old Town or want to have a good time at its modern-day hubs, the city guarantees a good time! The Downtown is Louisville’s highlights- museums, galleries, pubs, parks- you name it and downtown has it! And for others who want to see the virgin part of Louisville, the hilly terrains are a welcome escape through the woods.
Tourism in Louisville is owned to its 19th century influences- highly maintained museums, popular annual festivals, electric performing arts, love for sports and its loved-by-all Indie music scene. Arts is second nature to Louisville and more often than not, you will come across innumerable galleries during your walks through the city. The old-world transport system like the colorful Trolleys which meander through streets that hug the 19th century buildings adds to the ‘quintessential Louisville experience’.
Louisville Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Louisville tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC – 5 hours
- Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
- Electricity and Internet: 120 Volts of output. Internet cafes are available and most hotels offer Free Wi-Fi.
- Languages: English is widely spoken even though people who speak Spanish, German, French, Arabic and African languages is not uncommon.
- Tipping: Tipping 15 % at restaurants and to drivers is considered acceptable. You can tip a dollar or two to the Bellman or Housekeeper when staying at a hotel.
- Tourist Traps: Three are no such tourist traps but it is recommended to be alert of burglars and thieves for general safety.
- Emergency number for safety or medical emergency: 911
- For non-emergency, police-related matters: 502-574-7111
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Louisville Tourist Information
- Parks And Gardens
- Amusement Parks
- Bowling Spots
- Casinos And Gaming
- Dog Parks
- Convenience Stores
- Burger Shops
- Chinese Restaurants
- Fast Foods
- Italian Restaurants
- Mexican Restaurants
- Pizza Shops
- Thai Restaurants
- Vegan Restaurants
- Food Trucks
- Gas Stations
- Bus Stations
- Rail Stations
Louisville Tours for you
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Louisville
Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries Tour from LouisvilleNew on TripHobo
Duration: 10 Hrs
This all-inclusive, full-day Kentucky bourbon tour visits three different Kentucky distilleries for an amazing 10-hour bourbo...Book Now
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission3 Reviews
Get ready to mark this off your bucket-list! Experience Churchill Downs Racetrack, the most well-known racing venue in the wo...Book Now
Derby City's Distillery and Museum Combo Pass2 Reviews
Duration: 3 Hrs
Enjoy some incredible savings by experiencing our Derby City Combo pass. With this pass you will be able to visit Copper and ...Book Now
Bootlegger Bourbon Distillery Tour
Duration: 8 Hrs
The Bootlegger is an infamous character from one of Americas most pivotal periods-Prohibition. The act of smuggling alcohol a...Book Now
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Facts and Stats for Louisville*
Pollution Statistics in Louisville
Know the pollution level of Louisville before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 43.52 (Moderate)
Water Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
Noise and Light Pollution 55.95 (Moderate)
Unattended dirt and garbage 40.48 (Moderate)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.24 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30.21 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.76 (Low)
Louisville: Crime and Safety
How safe is Louisville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Louisville.
Burglary and Theft 49.32 (Moderate)
Mugging and Robbery 46.62 (Moderate)
Assault and Armed Robbery 55.41 (Moderate)
Corruption and Bribery 45.71 (Moderate)
Car Stealing 33.11 (Low)
Robbery of Car belongings 51.39 (Moderate)
Attacks 45.27 (Moderate)
Drug offense 66.22 (High)
Safety walking alone during daylight 72.97 (High)
Safety walking alone during night 36.49 (Low)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.51 (Low)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.76 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 58.78 (Moderate)
Living in Louisville - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Louisville is 168.94 (Very High)
Safety Index 47.16 (Moderate)
Climate Index 78.61 (High)
Pollution Index 44.65 (Moderate)
Traffic Commute Time Index 29.5 (Low)
Cost of Living Index 63.85 (Low)
Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 2.68 (Very Low)
Purchasing Power Index 117.95 (Very High)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Louisville
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Louisville
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
International Movie per seat 12 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 30.36 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.18 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.56 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.