Local Attractions

Muhammad Ali, baseball, derby, fried chicken, bourbon — Sales Convention is your chance to discover all things Kentucky.

Read on for a list of Louisville attractions or visit www.gotolouisville.com for the complete Louisville lowdown. You can also access the official visitor’s guide here.

Dining

What rhymes with finger linkin’? Fried chicken. (And yes, it’s finger lickin’ good.) Here are a few must-try spots:

Other places to find traditional Southern-style cooking include:

A trip to Whisky Row isn’t complete without a taste of some authentic bourbon. Sweet notes of vanilla, a twang of spice, rich caramel, all melted into a mixture of dried fruit ready for you to sip. With all the flavors Kentucky bourbon has going on, it’s no wonder Louisville is called “Wallstreet of Whisky.” (Save that for trivia night!) In case you’re wondering where to visit for Louisville libations, we have a few suggestions to get you started:

You can also download the Kentucky Bourbon Trail distillery map here. You can also find information about the Urban Bourbon Trail here.

Or maybe you’d love some fresh seafood with a view.

Exploring

Louisville has more than 220 neighborhoods, and you can explore them all. Get to know the unique bistros, quaint charm and hidden gems of the city. The Highlands, for instance, is home to the Louisville Mega Cavern, with an underground zip line and ropes course.  Check out some of the other unique attractions this city has to offer:

  • Songbird of the South at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage shares the story of R&B singer Mary Ann Fisher who won a talent contest in 1941 and whose life became interwoven with musical icon Ray Charles.
  • The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is guarded by an equally epic (and great for the ‘gram) 120-foot tall baseball bat. Fun fact: At 68,000 pounds, it’s the world’s largest baseball bat.
  • If soccer (or football) is your jam, catch the Louisville City FC play at the brand-new Lynn Family Stadium.
  • Kentucky Shakespeare in Old Louisville produces one of the longest-running free Shakespeare festivals in the country.

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