25 Best Things to Do in Louisville (KY)

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and it finds itself situated on the Ohio River by the Indiana border. The city is most famous for the Kentucky Derby which is hosted at Churchill Downs each May. There are plenty of museums in Louisville for the keen history buff to pay a visit to, including the Louisville Slugger.

There are plenty of independent business operators in this city and some major players as well. Louisville is a huge in the American whisky industry with nearly one third of all bourbons coming out of the city, including the world famous Brown-Forman.

If you like getting out and seeing a live show then Louisville should have enough to keep you entertained for a long time. Let’s take a look at the top 25 best things to do in Louisville.

1. Watch The Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs

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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs is home to the world famous Kentucky Derby as well as thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville. The racetrack fills an area of 146 acres and features an oval racetrack, a one mile dirt track and a seven furlong race course. Churchill Downs has been home to the Kentucky Derby since 1875 which is one of the most popular races in the world. On Derby day you can expect to see over 165,000 racing fans packing the stadium and cheering on their favored filly. When the horses are racing around a different part of the track to where you are standing you need not worry, the track also features the largest 4K video screen in the world.

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