Louisville has a plethora of activities including distillery tours, shopping, museums, boating and of course the Kentucky Derby!
Home to the Kentucky Derby, Louisville is also home to Louisville Slugger baseball bats and produces over one-third of all bourbon processed in America. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville was settled in 1778 and one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. Now a popular tourist destination,
Louisville Slugger Museum
The World’s Largest Baseball Bat marks the entrance to the Louisville Slugger Museum. The museum has interesting ever-changing exhibits; there is a cool factory tour, a fun museum gift shop, the world’s oldest baseball glove and an opportunity to try out your very own Louisville Slugger against a professional pitching machine.
Derby Dinner Playhouse
One of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country, the Derby Dinner Playhouse has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for over 38 years. Offering productions of Broadway plays and comedies, before the fun starts you’ll be entertained by the “Footnotes”, Derby Dinner’s own vocal group, while enjoying the Classic American Cuisine dinner buffet.
Kentucky Derby Museum
Featuring everything from the birth of a foal all the way till that horse races in and wins the Derby, the Museum which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, also includes interactive exhibits on being a jockey, what it takes to own a thoroughbred, test your Derby IQ, mount a simulated horse and ride a Derby track, along with having fun trying to call a Derby race inside our sound-proof booth.
My Old Kentucky Home
Located on the grounds of the My Old Kentucky Home State Park, you can tour the stately mansion known as Federal Hill that inspired the famous song. Built in 1818, the residence includes 290 acres that was deeded to the state in 1922.
Jim Beam’s American Outpost
Come experience the rich history of the Beam Family. See an authentic moonshine still; tour the plant grounds, a working rackhouse and the cooperage. There are also guided tours narrating over 200 years of bourbon making history. Take home Jim Beam themed apparel and barware and if you are of legal age, enjoy Jim Beam bourbon samples.
Breakfast at Churchill Downs
Enjoy watching Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby contenders as they go through their morning workouts while enjoying a Kentucky style breakfast buffet from a four-tier balcony overlooking the legendary finish line.
Belle of Louisville Dinner Cruise
America’s last true Mississippi river steamboat, the Belle of Louisville has been cruising the Ohio River for almost 100 years. Enjoy a wonderful meal while marveling at the gorgeous big city skyline from the comfort of their air conditioned and heated ballroom deck. There is a full service bar, dance floor, indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of spectacular photo opportunities.
Louisville City Tour
You’ll tour Old Louisville, home to the largest restored Victorian Mansion district in America, along with explore antique shops, art galleries, great restaurants, coffee houses and bourbon lounges.