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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
“Home to the "fastest two minutes in sports" Check out the history. Local Tip- Live horse racing takes place only during the Spring and Fall meets. ”
  • 190 locals recommend
Park
“Cherokee Park is a beautiful park with lots of walking, running, or even driving space. It’s also surrounded by many stunning historical homes in and around Cherokee Triangle.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Museum
“Definitely a must see for any sports fan. See how the famous Louisville Slugger bat is made. ”
  • 125 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. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Food Court
“Hungry? Want to dance? Want to ride the bull? Experience it all at Fourth Street Live!”
  • 108 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great drinks and really fun atmosphere, mostly outdoor. My favorites are the lavender lemonade or gin & tonic, made with their own syrups.”
  • 97 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. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“White table cloth restaurant. Very good food. Pricey. A Louisville institution.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“If you love barbeque, this place is a must-visit. This quirky establishment is in the basement of an unassuming house in the neighborhood next door. They're known for their smoked meats that do not disappoint.”
  • 71 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great local street for food and shopping. Get cookies and a honey boy latte from Please and Thank you. Plant lovers must check out Mahonia. Royals Hot chicken for lunch and a drink at Gargae Bar! ”
  • 78 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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“10-15 minutes away in the Germantown neighborhood is this great pizza joint housed in an old VFW post. New York style pizza, calzones, subs, salads and craft beers. Also some nice pubs close by in the Germantown area.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The large indoor Mall with some entertainment options like Dave and Busters and Cinemark Movies. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to walk the paved trails and see lots of downtown Louisville. Take the walking bridge across the river for a fun adventure and beautiful views of the Louisville skyline. ”
  • 59 locals recommend

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Pizza Place
“Great drinks and really fun atmosphere, mostly outdoor. My favorites are the lavender lemonade or gin & tonic, made with their own syrups.”
  • 97 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. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“White table cloth restaurant. Very good food. Pricey. A Louisville institution.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Gastropub
“If you love barbeque, this place is a must-visit. This quirky establishment is in the basement of an unassuming house in the neighborhood next door. They're known for their smoked meats that do not disappoint.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“10-15 minutes away in the Germantown neighborhood is this great pizza joint housed in an old VFW post. New York style pizza, calzones, subs, salads and craft beers. Also some nice pubs close by in the Germantown area.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a classier establishment but well worth the slightly elevated prices. You can find the food-cart version of it at Gravely (a brewery).”
  • 58 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a must-visit for meat lovers. You'll often find it with a long line of people, including tourists, waiting to get in.”
  • 55 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.”
  • 42 locals recommend

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