Louisville, the Gateway to the South, is a city where the north converges with south, a blend of sophistication and elegance. The Ville is known for its southern charm and hospitality. Explore the beauty of the Derby city and experience the warmth of its people in 24 hours through our itinerary.
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9:00 am- Breakfast at Wild Eggs!
Kick off your morning with a hearty breakfast at the Wild Eggs. It serves soups, sandwiches, salads, delicious muffins and creative egg dishes. This spot has flavorful and creative menu. Enjoy the delish breakfast in a contemporary setting!
Address: 121 S Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 502-690-5925
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:30 am-2:30 pm; Sat-Sun: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
10:00 am- Baseball history at Louisville Slugger Museum!
Tour the history of the baseball and the bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Check out the 120-foot steel gigantic bat leaned against the building. Catch a short film on the baseball legends and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the game and know the manufacturing procedure of how the Louisville Slugger bats are produced.
Address: 800 W Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 877-775-8443
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Distance from Wild Eggs: 0.9 miles or 4 minutes drive
11:00 am-Education and Fun Session at Kentucky Science Center!
Head over for some fun to the Kentucky Science Center that features several hands-on exhibits. The museum has six activity areas that have innovative elements for children to create, test and design new science activities: Science depot, sensory course, small build, shapes and stuff store, big build, and testing area.
Address: 727 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 502-561-6100
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:30 -5pm; Friday-Sat: 9:30 am-9:00 pm; Sunday: 9:30 am-5:00pm
Distance from Louisville Slugger Museum: 0.7 miles or 2 minutes drive
12:00 pm-Catch the fascinating exhibits at Frazier History Museum!
The Frazier History Museum features the largest collection of artifacts, arms and armor from the Bronze Age to the twentieth century. Check out the wide display of Civil war weapons, demonstration sword fights and audio tours narrating the history and battles.
Address: 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 502-753-5663
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Distance from Kentucky Science Center: 0.1 miles or 1 minute drive
1:00 pm- Stop for Lunch!
For delicious American cuisine, head over to Proof on Main, or The St. Charles Exchange (113 South 7th Street). For some Italian, go to the Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant (150 S 5th St); for delectable steak drop by Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (325 W Main St,).
2:00 pm-Get inspired at Muhammad Ali Center!
Tour the life and career of the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali at the Muhammad Ali Center. Take a look at the inspiring fourteen minutes film on Muhammad Ali. Do check the worldwide collection of children’s work of art wonderfully showcases in the 55-foot tall Hope and Dream Wall.
Address: 144 North 6th Street, Louiseville 40202, KY, United States
Phone: 1 502-584-9254
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm; Sunday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm
3:00 pm-Arty Exploration at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft!
Admire the works of some great artists at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. The museum features exhibits from folk art to applied art and design to jewelry, fiber, glass and metal works to furniture.
Address: 715 W Main St., Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 502-589-0102
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Distance from Muhammad Ali Center: 0.2 miles or 1 minute drive
4:00 pm-Tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum!
Know the horse race history at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Check out the interactive race-related displays and also permanent exhibits that take you on a voyage from the paddock to the winner’s circle.
Address: 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208, United States
Phone: 1 502-637-1111
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
5:00 pm- River Cruise on Belle of Louisville!
Relax and enjoy the river cruise aboard the Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating paddle-wheeler in the US. Enjoy the views of the city.
Address: 401 West River Road, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 502-574-2992
Distance from Kentucky Derby Museum: 6.6 miles or 10 minutes drive
6:00 pm- Go Shopping!
Head over to the Oxmoor Center (7900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40222, United States) and pick your fav brands. This shopping center features several specialty stores, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters, Michael Kors, Gymboree, Apple, and more.
Some more shopping at Mall St. Matthews (5000 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, United States). The mall features over 140 stores, such as Brook Brothers, Ann Taylor Loft, Williams-Sonoma, Aeropostale, Pottery Barn, Aveda, J.Jill, Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, Dillard’s, JC Penney, and many more.
Distance from Oxmoor Center: 1.8 miles or 6 minutes drive
8:00 pm- Dinner and Drinks at Havana Rumba!
Enjoy the authentic Cuban-style fare and cocktails at Havana Rumba. Live music is played from Monday to Wednesday nightly.
Address: 4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, United States
Phone: 1 502-897-1959
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 5:00 pm-9:30 pm; Thursday-Friday: 11:00 am-9:30 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm-10:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm-8:30 pm
10:00 pm- Music, dance and drinks!
Head over to the Jerry Green & Friends (2800 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40220, United States) for some live music that ranges from the 60s to the present. You can also go to The Connection (120 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40202, United States), a gay bar, but straights do feel comfy here. Dance to the DJs awesome music all night long at this nightclub.
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