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Louisville is a city on the move, featuring numerous amenities including world-class performing arts, great sports and incredible dining. We also are known for our hospitality, warmth and smaller-city advantages like shorter commutes and a lower cost of living. We’re proud that Louisville has been named America’s “Most Livable” large city. Learn more about what to see and do in “Possibility City” below.

City Guides

gotolouisville.com The website of the Louisville and Jefferson County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Relocation Guide A relocation guide from Greater Louisville

LouisvilleKY.gov The official website of Louisville

News

The Courier-Journal — Louisville’s daily newspaper

Business First — a Louisville business publication

The LEO — a Louisville alternative free weekly newspaper

Louisville.com — a local news and entertainment guide

WHAS-TV Channel 11 (ABC)

WAVE-TV Channel 3 (NBC)

WLKY-TV Channel 32 (CBS)

WDRB-TV Channel 41 (Fox)

WHAS Radio 84 AM

 

Attractions

Actors Theatre
316 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY
502.584.1205

The theater is an internationally acclaimed, Tony Award winner.

 

Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson
401 W. River Rd.
Louisville, KY
502.574.2992

River cruises onboard the historic Belle and charming Spirit.

 

Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY
502.636.4470

Home to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs hosts a Spring and Fall meet each year.

 

Glassworks
815 W. Market St.
Louisville, KY
502.584.4510

A multi-use facility with galleries featuring artists from around the world, glass blowing classes and workshops, a restaurant and daily tours.

 

Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY
502.562.0100

One of the nation’s preeminent cultural centers, the Kentucky Center is the showplace of the commonwealth.

 

Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY
502.637.7097

The museum, dedicated to the “greatest 2 minutes in sports,” is located at Churchill Downs.

 

Louisville Slugger Museum
800 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY
502.588.7228

Featuring the world’s biggest bat, the museum is a fun and nostalgic tribute to the greatest hitters in baseball history.

 

Louisville/Jeff. Co. Parks & Recreation
1297 Trevilian Way/P.O. Box 37280
Louisville, KY
502.456.8130

Oversees 13,000 acres of parkland, golf courses, corporate retreat centers and indoor pools.

 

Louisville Visual
Art Association

3005 River Rd.
Louisville, KY
502.896.2146

Louisville’s center for contemporary visual art.

 

Locust Grove Historic Home
 561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY
502.897.9845

This 1790 National Historic Landmark was the final home of George Rogers Clark.

 

Louisville Ballet
315 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY
502.583.3150

The Louisville Ballet is the official ballet of Kentucky, producing high-quality dance performances and bringing innovative new work to the stage.

 

The Louisville Orchestra
300 W. Main St., Ste. 100
Louisville, KY
502.587.8681

The Louisville Orchestra performs classical, pops and children’s concerts.

 

The Louisville Palace
 625 Fourth Ave.
Louisville, KY
502.583.4555

Concert entertainment at one of the most dynamic and exciting venues in Louisville.

 

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way, Box 37250
Louisville, KY
502.459.2181

Features 1,300 wild animals in the heart of Louisville. Open year around.

 

Speed Art Museum
2035 S. Third Ave.
Louisville, KY
502.634.2700

The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum with more than 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art.

 

Louisville Stoneware
Company, Inc.

731 Brent St.
Louisville, KY
502.582.1900

Hand-crafted, hand painted American stoneware since 1879. Showroom factory tours, paint-your-own pottery.

 

Kentucky Art & Craft Gallery
609 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY
502.589.0102

Showcases the world’s largest selection of contemporary and traditional Kentucky crafts.

 

 

Sports

Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY
502.636.4470

Home to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs hosts a Spring and Fall meet each year.

 

Louisville Bats
401 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY
502.212.2287

Enjoy Triple-A professional baseball, April through September.

  

University of Louisville Athletics
The UofL Cardinal teams make up one of the nation’s best collegiate athletics programs, providing excitement for fans of a wide array of sports.

Annual Events

St. James Art Fair
The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine art and craft show produced by a consortium of non-profit neighborhood associations. Always held the first full weekend of October, it hosts an impressive 650 plus artists from all over the Americas.

 

Kentucky Derby Festival
Produced annually since 1956, the Derby Festival now includes 70 special events that entertain 1.5 million people annually. The two weeks of excitement that precede the Running for the Roses offer something for everyone. Highlights include Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza; the Great Steam Boat Race on the Ohio River; the Great Balloon Race; and the Pegasus Parade, to name just a few.

 

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
The oldest free, independently operated Shakespeare festival in the nation. Performs June and July in Central Park.

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