10 Louisville Attractions You Can’t Pass Up

  

Taste of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky is filled with a hybrid of family-friendly entertainment and adult fun. The diverse culinary selections burst with flavors deeply rooted in its history. Among all the things to do in Louisville, you’ll find a surprising sense of community. Kentuckians are proud to share their culture with travelers, so be bold on your adventures!

 

Bardstown Road is one of the top Louisville attractions year-round! With over 100 restaurants to choose from, you can easily spend weeks traveling the strip, trying every single one. From family-friendly to adult environments, you can find everything from every area of the globe on this street. It’s no wonder it’s considered the greatest collective place to eat in the whole state. To get you started, here are a few honorable mentions.

 

  1. Ramsi’s Cafe on the World

    Ramsi’s is a family-owned farm-to-table restaurant with menu items you don’t see in your everyday chain restaurants. As you take in the somewhat modern indie ambiance complete with a personality-packed wait staff, you can taste the love and freshness in their dishes hailing from Spain, Israel, Africa, and more!

     

    Location: 1293 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204

    Hours of operation: Sun-Sat: 4pm - 11pm

     

  2. SuperChefs

    Are you ready to be in the presence of greatness? Whether you’re team Marvel or DC, SuperChefs has a seat for you! This superhero-themed brunch spot is one of the hottest Louisville attractions. It’s owned by Food Network celebrity chef Darnell Ferguson, a city-wide inspiration and hero, himself. The menu is full of southern-style breakfast and lunch creations consistent with the superhero vibes. This is the perfect place for a kid or kid-at-heart who knows all the hero movies and lines!

     

    Location: 1702 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

    Hours of operation: Sun-Fri: 8am - 3pm

    Sat: Closed

     

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  3. Main Event

    Main Event is one of the most fun, versatile things to do in Louisville. Try to bowl some strikes, then hit the arcade. Enjoy some beers and finger foods from chips to burgers before shooting some pool. If you’re craving a little more adrenaline, climb the stairs to the high-hanging gravity ropes! This is the perfect spot to meet with friends or let the kids run free.

     

    Location: 12500 Sycamore Station Pl, Louisville, KY 40299

    Hours of operation: Sun: 11am - 12am

    Mon: 11am - 1am

    Tue-Thur: 11am - 12am

    Fri: 11am - 2am

    Sat: 9am - 2am

  4. Rennaisance Fun Park

    Fun at the park is another family-friendly Louisville attraction! There is something fun for every size and personality in your family. They have a mini-golf course, go-karting track, laser tag, and a full arcade ranging from the nostalgic classics like Pacman and Galaga to modern racing games, air hockey, and more! This is one of the lesser-known touristy things to do in Louisville, so you’ll be surrounded by a lot more locals than transplants.

     

    Location: 201 Park Pl Dr, Louisville, KY 40243

    Hours of operation: Sun 10am - 9pm

    Mon-Thur: 4pm - 9pm

    Fri: 4pm - 11pm

    Sat: 10am - 11pm

     

  5. The KFC Yum! Center

    If you’re trying to catch a concert or a game of basketball, this is the place to do it! Located less than a minute from the Indiana border on the edge of downtown, this is a staple Louisville attraction.

     

    Location: 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202

    Hours of operation: varies

     

  6. The Walking Bridge

    Have you ever wished you could be in two places at once? Although you can’t be cozy in bed with your favorite fuzzy blankets and on a plane to paradise at the same time, this is kind of the next best thing. Louisville, Kentucky is just a short bridge away from Indiana. There are 3 bridges over the Ohio river that connect downtown Louisville to Jeffersonville, Indiana. On the Indiana side, there are mom-and-pop shops, parks, and adorable restaurants. One of these bridges is designated for pedestrians to walk, run, ride bikes, or rent the local electric scooters. At night, you can see the whole city light up and reflect beautifully on the water.

     

    Location: 1101 River Rd. Louisville, Kentucky 40202

    Hours of operation: N/A

     

     

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  7. Muhammad Ali Museum

    The Muhammad Ali museum is a popular Louisville attraction among locals and tourists alike. Honoring Ali, a native to the city, it displays the notorious boxer’s multi-faceted life. It is the only place in the world dedicated to sharing his professional accomplishments, personal growth, and humanitarian achievements.

     

    Location: 144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202

    Hours of operation: Wed-Sun: 12pm - 5pm

     

     

     

  8. Churchill Downs

    One of the most world-famous things to do in Louisville is the Kentucky Derby. As you travel around the state, you’ll see statues and tributes to horses and the winning stallions. Derby is always the first weekend in May, however, you can visit the track to watch and bid on races almost any time of the year. Underneath the area, treat yourself to a mint julep and some shopping!

     

    Location: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

    Hours of operation: varies

     

     

  9. Louisville Slugger Museum, Factory, and Field

    The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory are hot travel-worthy things to do in Louisville. They showcase the history of the Slugger before the Carrie Underwood song. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how they’re made and why they’re so iconic in Kentucky culture. Afterward, you can go 5 minutes up the road to experience a baseball game with world-famous Louisville hot dogs at the Louisville Slugger Field.

     

    Museum Location: 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

    Hours of operation: Sun: 10am - 4pm

    Mon-Sat: 9am - 5pm

     

     

    Field Location: 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

    Hours of operation: varies

     

  10. Conrad-Caldwell House

Nestled in the homey hills of Old Louisville is the Conrad-Caldwell House Louisville attraction. Surprisingly, few locals even know the house is a museum, but the sights are immaculate! It preserves the memories and luxurious possessions of 17th-century entrepreneurs, Theophile Conrad and William E. Caldwell. As you walk through the home, you will be taken back in time to the french-inspired Edwardian age.

 

Location: 1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208

Hours of operation: Mon-Wed: Closed

Thur-Sun: 12pm - 4pm

 

 

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Published 05.12.22

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