Louisville Travel Guide
Welcome to Louisville, KY!
Louisville, Kentucky, is best-known as the home of the legendary Kentucky Derby horse race, held on the first Saturday of May each year. The Kentucky Derby Festival runs for two weeks preceding the race and features several major events, including Thunder Over Louisville, touted as the largest fireworks display in the United States. Another popular event is the Humana Festival of New American Plays in late February, a six-week-long festival that showcases new theatrical works. Each of the performing arts—opera, ballet, music and theater—are represented in Louisville, with performances at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Walden Theatre and Louisville Palace among other venues. Arts enthusiasts should be sure to visit the Speed Art Museum, the oldest art museum in the state. Boasting over 120 city parks, Louisville has no shortage of green space and recreational facilities. Sports fans enjoy the ardor of Louisville's celebrated college teams, namely the University of Louisville Cardinals.
Admire the World's Biggest Bat and discover a prehistoric ball glove at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
Hotels & Motels
Ideally located near the Louisville International Airport and major attractions such as the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky Exposition Center and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Louisville Airport Kentucky Expo Center offers spacious guest rooms with stylish decor, free Internet access, in-room movies and large work desks.
Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is a historic steamboat that offers travelers sightseeing and dinner tours of Louisville while traveling down the Ohio River.