Louisville City Guide

Louisville the largest city in Kentucky, the state of the United States is considered as the home for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for the sport of Kentucky Derby. Louisville city located in the north-central part of Kentucky is situated along the Kentucky-Indiana border by the Ohio River.

The famous American two minute derby is held at the famed Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, city is merely is not known for the racetracks there, it is also place where people fond of eating can dine the cuisine of their appetite ranging from the continental to Italian in any of 2500 fine restaurants located there. The city is also famous for harboring various art communities, beautiful parks and its art and science museums.

You can visit Louisville, whenever, you wish to visit, but May is the best part of the year to visit city when Kentucky Derby is held in the city. There are many places in Louisville that attracts a tourist to the city. Muhammad Ali Centre, the place where you can see and experience different shades of the legendary boxer’s life from his boxing career, his contribution to society and his religious beliefs.

The next exciting place to be visited in Louisville is Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs that is one of the oldest museums founded in 1874. The Museum displays all about the derby including multi-media gadgets like hands-on displays and video graphics. If you want to read phases of American history, then Belle of Louisville that is oldest but in working condition sternwheeler boat. Cruising on historic boat that is powered by two steam engines and 32 whistles let visitors view the scenic sunset from middle of the Ohio River.

The house of Thomas Alwa Edison, who invented electric bulb used to live in the house at 729 East Washington Street, Louisville, in 1866 at the age of 19 years, was working as telegraph operator for Western Union. The simple cottage made around 1850 now has been transformed into a museum containing the various implant of electric bulb discovered by Thomas Edison.

Louisville Science Center located at historic West Main Street was founded in 1871. Glassworks is other attractive place that is devoted to art of glass, from architectural glasswork to jewelry and ornaments is situated in Louisville on the corner of 9th and Market Streets in the historic Snead Manufacturing Building.

For an easy accessibility Louisville is linked to every major airport in the United States with road and rail links.