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Best things to do in Louisville

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“One of the newer microbreweries in town, they have fantastic beers and really good gastropub-style food. In Germantown.”
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Restaurant
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“Mexican food. One of our favorite restaurants in the city. It can get crowded with long waits, but they make amazing margaritas and Mexican food. ”
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Cafe
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“Several locations throughout town (and 1 really cute one in Indiana!), the Baxter Ave location is a short walk from our home. Good staff and coffee, fun atmosphere. Try the Firehouse location in NuLu, too-- that location offers a nice food menu for breakfast/lunch (vegan/gluten-free options available.)”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“This Kroger has pretty much everything, including a gas station out front. The selection of cheese is great, too.”
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Restaurant
“If I had to choose one place to eat at in Louisville, this would be it. Gooooooood BBQ and bourbon slushies. ”
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Bar
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“Sunday brunch winner!!!! Great atmosphere, deliciousness and friendly staff. Make rezzies or you'll be super sad you can't get a table. True story!!!”
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Point of Interest
“Industrial-chic venue with a hip vibe offering tours by reservation, cocktail classes & tastings.”
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Theme Park
“Louisville’s signature theme park will have you screaming at strangers on roller coasters and splashing strangers in Hurricane Bay water park. There's a ton of extremely intense sounding rides there like Raging Rapids River Ride, the Storm Chaser, and Scream Extreme. And based on those names, you should know what you're getting into. It's all outside, so you'll want some water to keep you going, but if you feel the need you can grab a frozen cocktail at the Hurricane Bay Beach Club.”
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Bar
“LouVino is a bar that serves up small plates and big wines. Their impeccable menu takes the intimidation out of ordering bottles by describing juice with helpful, if a little tongue-in-cheek, designations like “fruit-forward and frisky,” “rich, bold and ‘intellectually satisfying,’” and “interesting and potentially funky.” ”
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Route
“The Big Four Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that links Louisville, KY. to Jeffersonville, IN. Offering stunning views of the Ohio River, this popular attraction is even better at night. With the vibrant colors of the LED lighting system, the bridge is open to the public 24 hours a day.”
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Restaurant
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“Worth the drive. We always get takeout. Green and Yellow Chicken Curry for grownups and Chicken Pad Thai for kiddos. So much to choose from.”
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Neighborhood
“The property is within walking distance to many nightlife options. A few of our favorite bars within walking distance are the Highlands Tap Room, The Outlook Inn, Baxter’s, O’Sheas, and Nowhere Bar. ”
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Bar
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“Great bar with great (elevated) bar food. Get the Chicken and waffle sandwich, it is SO good. ”
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Point of Interest
“The Louisville Bats (minor league baseball) and Louisville City Football Club (minor league soccer) play at the stadium. Tickets are inexpensive and Thursdays are dollar beer night!”
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Museum
“History Buffs enjoy this museum with their continuous rotation of special exhibits. Worth a Visit!”
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Park
“Perfect for families or solo adventurers. There's a large path for those who want to run or walk through the park, as well as large and lazy wooden swings and a full playground with water park for children. ”
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