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We are a city of hot browns and Ali, riverfront parks and Slugger bats. We throw parties for horse races and pronounce Louisville like we’ve already had a taste of bourbon. We are a place of unique offerings and world-class events– and our attractions and Downtown business district are no exception.

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21c Museum image
Address: 700 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
This facility is an innovative union of authentic Southern hospitality, thoughtful design and accessible luxury — all anchored by world-class contemporary art by today’s emerging and internationally acclaimed artists. (hence the name, paying homage to the 21st century).
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Address: Fourth & Muhammad Ali, Louisville, KY 40202, Louisville, KY 40202
Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment destination featuring restaurants, bars, nightlife, and visitor attractions all located in the heart of Downtown.
Address: 424 S. Fifth St., Louisville, KY 40202
Located within the Cathedral of the Assumption’s Patterson Education Center, the center provides an opportunity to experience first-hand, through objects and artifacts, the Catholic heritage of the Archdiocese of Louisville from its earliest beginnings in 1775 to the present day.
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Address: 401 W. River Rd., Louisville, KY 40202
Built in 1914, the Belle is America’s last true Mississippi river steamboat still in operation, while the Mary M. Miller, originally named Missouri River Queen was built in 1985. Both are owned by Louisville Metro Government and offer public cruises along the Ohio River.
Address: 631 S. Fifth St., Louisville, KY 40202
The 1868 Italianate residence is preserved as the Brennan family left it, housing their collection of mid-nineteenth century art and furnishings. The medical office includes surgical instruments of the period, an examining table, and a medical library.
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Address: 100 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
The center is home to the University of Louisville’s Department of Fine Arts glass program. The facility features a hot shop and cold working studios, sculpture studios and shops, a seminar room, and galleries.
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The public skatepark provides skateboarding, in-line skating, biking opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. The facility includes 40,000 square feet of outdoor concrete surface, a 24 foot full-pipe, and a wooden vert ramp.
Address: 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, IN, Louisville, KY 40202
The 386-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features an interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds containing an exhibit gallery and a video presentation.
Address: 815 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202
This facility offers a one-of-a-kind interactive, artistic experience that brings you up-close to 2000 degree hot glass at the largest privately owned glassblowing studio in the midwest.
Address: 721 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY 40202
Stop in and watch handblown glass being crafted into functional everyday glassware, sculptural objects and custom commission pieces. Located in the Butchertown Corridor of NULU next door to the historical Thomas Edison House.
Address: 715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
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Address: 727 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
Major sciences are brought to life with interactive exhibits that engage your hands, your mind, and your imagination. An educational and entertaining destination for families includes over 40,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, special events, and an IMAX theatre.
Address: 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY 40202
The official home of the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs. In addition to being a great concert and sporting event venue, the arena also has spaces to rent for private events.
Address: 401 E. Main St, Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY 40202
The ballpark is home to the triple-A Louisville Bats baseball team. The retro-classic design of the stadium makes it one of the most attractive and admired parks in minor league baseball.
Address: 800 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
Hillerich & Bradsby Co. has been manufacturing Louisville Slugger baseball bats since 1884. Visitors can watch bats being made as well as tour the museum that chronicles the impact this factory has had on the sport of baseball.
Address: 350 Adams St., Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY 40202
The stadium is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the region with seating for 11,600 fans and a capacity of 15,304. Home to Louisville City FC, the stadium boasts 18 luxury suites, premium seating amenities like club and loge seats along with ledge tables and a standing supporter section.
Address: 815 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202
This multi-use facility is dedicated to the art of glass. Experience flameworking, glassblowing, hands-on workshops, art classes, and studio tours.
Address: 144 N. Sixth St., Louisville, KY 40202
The center provides an innovative and immersive visitor experience utilizing public programming and global initiatives to carry on Muhammad Ali’s legacy and continue his life’s work.
Address: 805 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
This national headquarters includes a Genealogical Research Library housing over 55,000 genealogical and historical reference materials. A museum on the American Revolution is planned.
Address: 124 N. First St, Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY 40202
This new museum promotes understanding and inspires appreciation of the achievement, contribution and experiences of African Americans using exhibits, programs, and activities to illustrate African-American history, culture, and art.
Address: 829 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
A world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever changing and interactive exhibits, daily perfromances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs.
Address: 729 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40202
Located in historic Butchertown, this 1850s cottage was once home to Thomas Edison. It is now a historic house and museum that seeks to preserve his memory and remarkable achievements.
Address: 129 E. River Rd., Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY 40202
The 85-acre park includes the Great Lawn and Festival Plaza for special events, two children’s play areas, two restaurants, picnic areas, walking paths, and views up and down the Ohio River. The newest addition to the park, the Big Four Bridge, is a former railroad bridge converted into a pedestrian and bicycle path crossing the Ohio River.