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visiting mom's guide to louisville

Louisville is said to be a city with a small-town feel and all of the big city amenities. Those that live here really do feel like we have it all. Must-see attractions, professional sports teams, an extensive park system, a well-established arts presence, amusement parks, interesting history, local cuisine, an award-winning zoo and so much more – all situated on a beautiful riverfront.

We definitely feel like there are many reasons why Louisville should be a destination for visiting families and are excited to be building this resource for those looking to visit the Derby City!

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Louisville is home to some unique Southern tastes, including the mint julep cocktail (essential to a Kentucky Derby party!), Derby Pie, Hot Brown sandwich, and more. A visit to Louisville is not complete without sampling some of our local fare!

louisville visitors

Louisville has a lot of unique places to visit while you are in town. Some of these places have been part of the fabric of Louisville for a long time! Ghost-hunters, nature lovers, arts and history buffs, and those just looking to have a great time will all find something to do in Kentuckiana.

louisville visitors

If you are looking to shop local, there are many areas of town where you will find your haven. Louisville is a great mix of old and new, and this is reflected in the commerce of the city. Many historic neighborhoods still exist around town and are perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll and some shopping.

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Not only is the Louisville riverfront breathtaking, but it is home to some of the best outdoor fun to be had in this city. Add in our famous Big Four Bridge, museums, amusement park, and well-maintained park system, and you have plenty of reasons to step outside.

louisville visitors

If a Louisville native were going to spend a week on vacation in the Derby City, what would they do? Even though it is hard for us to name all of our favorites, we think we did a pretty good job coming up with some of our ideal staycations here in town.