Louisville is one of the oldest and the largest cities in the United States. Possessing a unique history and being the 29th most populous city in the United States fills Louisville with some attractive spots and activities to do. The city holds various cultural festivals, which many tourists attend along with other sceneries and spots. The city within itself holds parks, cultural attractions, art museums etc. Thus Louisville gives you the time of your life with its welcoming environment and variety of places. There are many things to do in Louisville which could keep you busy and entertained for days, among which you can’t afford to miss the following 15 unique tourist attractions in Louisville.
Here's the list of Louisville points of interest and 15 best things to do in Louisville:
1. Visit the state zoo of Kentucky
The Louisville zoo preserves hundreds of animals. Founded in 1969, the zoo focuses on the mission “To better the bond between the people and our planet”. The zoo is very systematically organized and has divided itself into different regions. The zoo also hosts interesting and entertaining events.
2. Visit The Muhammad Ali Centre
This place tells you all about Muhammad Ali and his works. He was and will be a legend, inside and outside the ring. He has been named as “Messenger of Peace”, for his charitable works. The centre tells about different stories of Muhammad Ali.
3. Spend Time At The Kentucky Science Center
Found as a natural history collection, Kentucky Science centre is one of the major attraction of Louisville for many science enthusiasts. The museum originated as a natural history collection in 1871 and over the years turned into a Science Center. There are many interesting collections you will be entertained and amused by, at the museum.
4. Enjoy Your Time At The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
This museum very beautifully explains the relationship between art and craft. It displays the heritage of art and craft of the city and has been an attraction point since 1981. It has been flourishing since and has amazing and interesting crafts. You will be mesmerized by the art pieces.
5. Watch A Show Or Two At The KFC Yum centre
KFC Yum Center is famous for live performances by popular and famous artists. There are many food and drinking vendors located at the centre. Have an amazing experience by attending the live performances of various actors.
6. Watch A Race At Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs hosts world-famous Kentucky Derby along with excellent horse races. Kentucky Derby is one of the most famous races which attract people from all over the country. Go to Churchill Downs on Derby day and acknowledge one of the best races.
7. Know More About Baseball At Louisville Slugger Museum
This museum is unique in itself, as it hosts and showcases the story of Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits by collaborating with different pop culture artists. If you are into baseball, this museum could be your dream come true having the collection of bats from historical games.
8. Cruising at Belle of Louisville
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Cruise in the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville and enjoy the scenes and silence. It is the world’s oldest operating Steamboat. Go there and meet new people, it is also the best place to hang out and enjoy with friends. You can go in the morning or for dinner and have an amazing experience.
9. Spend Time At The Louisville waterfront park
This urban park sits on the banks of Ohio River, gives an eye soothing mesmerizing merge of greenery and river. Go for a picnic here or get a hold of some enjoying concerts here. There are many fun activities you could do here, out in the open including bicycle riding, hanging out with friends etc.
10. Buy some sweetness from Schiff's Confectionery
This historic soda shop features a variety of sweets and many ice creams. This is a family-owned business and has many options to buy candies and sweets for your friends back home as a memory of Louisville.
11. Watch Live Performances At The Kentucky Center
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You will have unique and amazing experience at the Kentucky centre watching the artist perform their arts, live. There are so many varieties of arts for you to choose from, including ballet, orchestra. The organization at the Kentucky Center also focuses on the educational skills and works towards spreading awareness and skill development.
12. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Get ready to visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium and get scared or have a supernatural experience. This Sanatorium was once a highly active hospital at the time when tuberculosis did not have any cure, and as soon as the cure developed, the hospital building was left abandoned and now has many ghost stories on its name.
13. Enjoy A Picnic At E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
Have a run or go on a picnic in this 550-acre park filled with greenery and fresh air. The park has a unique history to its name, getting it as an honor of Republican Tom Sawyers, who was also a Jefferson County Judge and Executive. The park also has a gymnasium, courts for basketball, volleyball, etc.
14. See a live performance at Louisville Palace
This music venue is a must visit to get entertained and have fun during your visit to Louisville. The theatre can host more than 1500 of the audience and is a major attraction for its interior designs. The theatre has two floors with bars and balconies with intrinsic art and architecture. The theatre features many popular artists, shows and movies.
15. Eat and enjoy at East Market District
East Market District, locally known as Nulu is the place you would love to go to. This place hosts many dining options and a variety of American cuisines. Along with food, there are different shops for shopping. The dining halls and cafes also offer live music. You will have a relaxing experience here.
Louisville has many more amazing things to do, but you can’t miss the above activities. The city has everything from museum to sports and science. There are also food cuisines options. Enjoy your time at Louisville.