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A variety of attractions within six walkable blocks — and adventures every step of the way.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Fourth Street Live!, a $70 million downtown complex of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
For dinner, Z’s Oyster bar and Steakhouse is located directly outside of the convention center. Z’s specializes in Prime Steak and Fresh Seafood and is known for an impressive, award-winning wine list.
Downtown Attractions
Learn the history of America’s favorite pastime through the evolution of bats at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. You will know you’re at the right place when you see the six-story bat. You can’t miss it!
The Kentucky Science Center and IMAX theater provides hands-on fun and discovery for inquiring minds of all ages.
Cruise along the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville, a restored 1800s working paddle wheel steamboat.
Take a journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits and daily performances by costumed interpreters at the Frazier History Museum.
Check out what’s going on at the KFC YUM! Center. The state-of-the-art downtown arena hosts concerts, shows and is home to the University of Louisville basketball teams.
Waterfront Park, an 85-acre public park on the banks of the Ohio River downtown, hosts more than 125 events every year. Everything from concerts, festivals, charity walks, picnics, The Fifth Third Waterfront Independence Festival and WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays. You'll find an organized event going on every weekend, Spring through late Fall.
Be sure to see what is going on at the Louisville Palace. This historic theatre showcases popular musicians and standup comedians.
Visit the Muhammad Ali Center, an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. The Center museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey.
Be creative at Louisville Glassworks. They offer a hands on Walk-in Workshop, a glass art gallery, and three functional glass art studios.
One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware offers tours twice a day Monday through Friday, a paint your own pottery experience along with a retail store.
Other Louisville Must-Sees
Churchill Downs, America’s legendary racetrack and home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
You won’t have to travel far for fun! Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, opening May 2014, is a full-scale amusement and water park and is on the Kentucky Exposition Center property.
With over 1,700 animals on 134 acres, the Louisville Zoo is one of the region’s most popular family attractions.
Louisville has attractions for everyone - from families to foodies, Plan your Louisville experience online at gotolouisville.com.
Shopping
There are four malls located just 20 minutes from the Kentucky International Convention Center. Visit Mall St. Matthews, the Oxmoor Center and Jefferson Mall or park your car and stroll through the upscale Paddock Shops outdoor mall.
Running/Walking Routes
Crossover from Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana on the Big Four Bridge. This 1.42 mile round trip takes you across the Ohio River on a bridge designed especially for walkers, runners and bicyclists.
Hotels
By 2018, nearby hotels will offer more than 6,000 rooms for visitors to select from during their stay in downtown Louisville, including:
Galt House Hotel & Suites
Hyatt Regency Louisville
Marriot Louisville Downtown
Omni Hotel
The Seelbach Hilton
Hampton Inn Downtown Louisville
Fairfield Inn & Springhill Suites Downtown
The Brown Hotel
Econo Lodge Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown
21c Museum Hotel
To see the wide variety of hotels Louisville has to offer, click here.
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