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Things to do in Louisville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Derby is one of the biggest horse races around and it's just 1.9 miles away!!! ”
  • 184 locals recommend
Park
“In the heart of Louisvillle tucked in the woods between 1900 mansions is sprawling Cherokee park, home to bike trails, hiking, creeks, and golf. Follow your gps as it’s easy to get lost inside the windy roads. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Museum
“The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, is a museum and factory tour attraction located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row", part of the West Main District of downtown. The museum showcases the story of Louisville Slugger baseball bats in baseball and in American history.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Museum
“Great art down town. Check the Calendar, they have nights at the museum that usually feature live performers. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
History Museum
“Re live the life of the greatest boxer of all time, born with humble beginnings in Louisville Kentucky. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Food Court
“For food or live events, the creation of this open air collection of restaurants is one of the best places to experience in the downtown area.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If the weather is nice this is the perfect spot to just hang out. They have lots of outdoor seating and games. The pizza is very good and always rotating. Drink recommendations: Basil Gimlet, Gin and Tonic (house made tonic), great bourbon selection. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Hit it for weekend brunch, but skip it for dinner. Great outside space and a large selection of bourbons, whisky and cocktail offerings. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“White table cloth restaurant. Very good food. Pricey. A Louisville institution.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“My favorite restaurant in all of Louisville! Unique menu with amazing food and great beer list - in the basement of someones home, be prepared to wait!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“$ An old church turned craft beer dispensary. Has an outdoor patio and choir loft seating upstairs. Some food. A little pretentious.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Nulu, is the fresh hip part of downtown Louisville, encompassing East Market St featuring local artisan shops, five star restaurants, bars, coffee shops, art galleries and more within walking distance. Park your car and take a hike down each side of Market St for the full experience. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Hotel
“Home to some of the best contemporary art in town, and in Museum row. They even have a Kehinde Wiley. And when your tired from all the culture you've absorbed you can get a drink and eat at Proof, the onsite bar+restaurant.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This rennovated VFW Post is a must if you like pizza! Check out their menu, the pizzas are fantastic, and they usually have slices of the daily special.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The large indoor Mall with some entertainment options like Dave and Busters and Cinemark Movies. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Forecastle summer Wednesday free concerts Chow Wagon Belle of Louisville Big Four Bridge Botanical Gardens Thunder over Louisville World Fest ”
  • 57 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“If the weather is nice this is the perfect spot to just hang out. They have lots of outdoor seating and games. The pizza is very good and always rotating. Drink recommendations: Basil Gimlet, Gin and Tonic (house made tonic), great bourbon selection. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“Hit it for weekend brunch, but skip it for dinner. Great outside space and a large selection of bourbons, whisky and cocktail offerings. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“White table cloth restaurant. Very good food. Pricey. A Louisville institution.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Gastropub
“My favorite restaurant in all of Louisville! Unique menu with amazing food and great beer list - in the basement of someones home, be prepared to wait!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This rennovated VFW Post is a must if you like pizza! Check out their menu, the pizzas are fantastic, and they usually have slices of the daily special.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Mayan style food. Best to call ahead for reservation as it is a small place.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere; specialty cocktails are a bonus ”
  • 54 locals recommend
College Basketball Court
“The yum center is Louisville's center for major concert's and sporting (Basketball) events (home of our Louisville Cardinal's Basketball Team). It is just a quick Uber/Lyft ride away (would def. recommend this form of travel for the traffic and parking can be horrendous on event nights.”
  • 43 locals recommend

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