Louisville is many things -- original, eclectic, dynamic, and energetic. Within its boundaries you'll find sports, history, nature, art, music, amazing food and lodging that take overnight stays and vacations to the next level.
The city is home to the legendary Kentucky Derby horse race -- leave it to Louisville to take a two-minute horse race and turn it into a two-week party. You can experience the famed eventat Churchill Downs by coming early to enjoy over 70 events during the Kentucky Derby Festival. The festival kicks off two weeks before the Derby with the largest fireworks event in North America, Thunder Over Louisville.
But sports don't stop with the Kentucky Derby. For even more, check out University Louisville, the Louisville Bats -- the AAA minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds -- and, of course, the world famous Louisville Slugger Museum.
For art and history, explore venues such as the Mellwood Arts Center, the Speed Art Museum, the Muhammad Ali Center, and the Frazier International History Museum.
The Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail is one of three Kentucky stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Plan your visit using this link.
Visit GoLouisville.com for an inside look at eclectic restaurants, exciting events & festivals and unique lodging options.