Downtown Lowdown

Join us in Downtown Louisville with our new Downtown Lowdown series!

Once a month, throughout the year, you’ll get to follow Louisville Downtown Partnership’s very own Rebecca Fleischaker around for a ride in Downtown Louisville. From the Frazier History Museum to the Louisville Palace… join us to see some of Downtown’s favorite places and spaces! Take a peek!

Louisville Slugger Field

In the month of June, we are taking a peak at of Louisville’s fan-favorite venues – Louisville Slugger Field and home of the Louisville Bats! The unique design of Louisville Slugger Field includes a former train shed on the site which was incorporated into the stadium. Listen to Greg Galiette, President of Louisville Bats Baseball, speak to how the stadium changed the landscape of Downtown.

The Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is much more than a museum. As an athlete, a humanitarian, a global voice and man guided by faith, Muhammad Ali embodied a pursuit and belief in the greatness found in all people. Founded in 2005 by Lonnie and Muhammad Ali in his hometown of Louisville, the Center is dedicated to honoring Ali and continuing work based on his core principles.

Formé Millinery Hat Shop

The Formé Millinery Hat Shop is the perfect place to find a one of a kind derby hat, but did you know Formé creates hats for every season and occasion? Jenny Pfanenstiel, Formé owner and official milliner of the Kentucky Derby Museum, will give you a glimpse into the millinery trade.

Downtown Louisville Rooftop Experiences

Here is a peak of some of the best rooftop views in Downtown! Take a peak inside Hotel Genevieve’s favorite bar, 8 UP’s delicious restaurant, and the Galt House’s iconic Swizzle with a rotating view.

The Louisville Palace

The Palace exhibits a Spanish Baroque motif with arcades, balconies and turrets. Cobalt blue, bursts of red and gold indirectly light all of the niches, coves and entrances. Above is a curved, vaulted ceiling with 139 sculptures of the faces of historical figures. The theater room inside The Palace is heavily ornamented and displays an imitation nighttime sky on the ceiling.

Frazier History Museum

Founded in 2004 as a museum of historical arms and armor, the Frazier has since expanded its focus. The museum preserves and presents Kentucky history through artifacts, exhibitions, educational programs, Bourbon tastings, and guided tours.