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No matter what it is that gets your heart racing, there’s something in Louisville, Kentucky, that will excite you. First, the horses: whether or not your visit is timed for the first weekend in May and derby madness, the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs provides a great overview of the most exciting two minutes in sports. Then, the attractions: the Louisville Slugger Museum and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace are particularly fun for families. And, of course, there’s the Kentucky Bourbon Trail winding through it all.

But what to eat with that whiskey? Luckily, Louisville has a wide array of restaurants serving Kentucky specialties like benedictine and burgoo, and other cuisines too. (Though if all else fails, we say, start ordering mint juleps.) When it’s time to sleep off your fun, there are many unique Louisville... Read More
No matter what it is that gets your heart racing, there’s something in Louisville, Kentucky, that will excite you. First, the horses: whether or not your visit is timed for the first weekend in May and derby madness, the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs provides a great overview of the most exciting two minutes in sports. Then, the attractions: the Louisville Slugger Museum and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace are particularly fun for families. And, of course, there’s the Kentucky Bourbon Trail winding through it all.

But what to eat with that whiskey? Luckily, Louisville has a wide array of restaurants serving Kentucky specialties like benedictine and burgoo, and other cuisines too. (Though if all else fails, we say, start ordering mint juleps.) When it’s time to sleep off your fun, there are many unique Louisville hotels as well; for an elegant experience downtown, try the Brown.

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Louisville Slugger Field

Written by ToothTraveler on 26 Aug, 2010

It’s the end of summer and the football teams are all having try outs from grade school on up to the professionals. Each year they go through the basics from putting on the pads and helmet to the essentials of blocking the opponent to…Read More


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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

Written by ToothTraveler on 09 Aug, 2010

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery is located in the northeastern section of Louisville, Kentucky alongside Brownsboro Road. Thousands of cars pass by it daily and few stop and visit one of the 2 national cemeteries in the city; one of 7 in the state.…Read More


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How They Make American Bourbon Whisky

Written by MilwVon on 20 May, 2007

Rather than to fill up three reviews with the details of the full process, I thought it best to tackle that as a separate topic. So to that end, I offer. . . How they make American bourbon whisky.In order to be called bourbon whisky…Read More


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Jim Beam Outpost – Clermont, KY

Written by MilwVon on 19 May, 2007

Jim Beam Bourbon has its roots in Kentucky, dating back to the 18th century when a farmer by the name of Jacob Beam distilled whisky for his own personal use. By 1795 he was selling his product to locals and establishing the Beam name synonymous…Read More


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Bourbon Heritage Center – Bardstown, KY

Written by MilwVon on 19 May, 2007

The Bourbon Heritage Center is the centerpiece of the Heaven Hill Distilleries located approximately 45 minutes from Louisville. Today Heaven Hill Distilleries is the largest private conglomerate in the business of liquor. It is here that visitors and bourbon aficionados can learn about the distilling…Read More


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Marker's Mark Distillery - Loretto, KY

Written by MilwVon on 18 May, 2007

Marker’s Mark is proud of their old fashioned hand-made whisky distillery operation, with their legacy beginning as a family business in 1840 in Samuels Depot, KY. Today the seventh generation member of the Samuels family continues with the tradition, even if today’s product is different…Read More


Unique Thrift

Written by Carter on 29 Jul, 2000

Downtown617 Carter St.I left this thrift store, housed in a former supermarket, with a cart full of funky finds. The vast space is filled with vintage and current styles, shelves of shoes and bric-a-brac, furniture and books. Downside is there are no dressing rooms, upside…Read More


Falls of the Ohio Fossil Park

Written by Carter on 21 Aug, 2000

Downtown/IndiannaSomething fascinating was underfoot everywhere I stepped at this site across Louisville's bridge to Indianna. I stood on the 387 million year old fossil bed and pondered things primeval. The rush of the rapids lulled me to sleep atop now stony snails and other fossilized…Read More


Belle of Louisville Riverboat

Written by Carter on 21 Aug, 2000

DowntownCruising down the Ohio River on this, the oldest operating steamboat in the country, made me feel a bit like Mark Twain. My friends and I took a dinner cruise. No other experience during my stay quite matched the great food and nostalgic view of…Read More


Sister Stars

Written by Carter on 21 Aug, 2000

A couple of really good companies in Louisville don't have their own venues, so rent out locations like the Clifton Center and the Mex (a small theater space in the Kentucky Center for the Arts) for their performances. One of the best of these…Read More


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