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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“From Churchhill Downs website: "Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as "Home of the Kentucky Derby" and the longest continually running sporting event in America."”
  • 182 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Recently renamed (from the Indianapolis Museum of Art), this place is wonderful. The exhibits inside and the gardens outside. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“Largest children's museum in the world. Plan to spend the day and get your steps in! ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to go when you don't know exactly what you want to do, but you still want to go sightseeing. Amazing views and is a great place to run. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“The Home of the Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Many events are held here and its only 10 minute drive away from your stay”
  • 74 locals recommend
Museum
“See where the famous bats are made. Every kid in Louisville has been here on a field trip at some point. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Racetrack
“On race day you can hear the cars in the back yard. If you're this close to the track, you really should go see it. The "tour" is a simple ride around the track, and some say it's overpriced, but, hey, there are only a few opportunities for a common person to actually be on the track, so why not take advantage of it? How else could you get on to the actual track? Run the Mini Marathon the first Saturday of May!”
  • 84 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Stuff to do for everybody. Movie theater, arcades, dining court, shopping, etc.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Zoo
“This zoo is one of the best in the country and participates in a program to assist the preservation of a species. It's more than family friendly, but is also a pleasant place for adults only. There is plenty to see, observe and enjoy for all ages. Plan for several hours, so you aren't frustrated with the lack of time to see it all. Animals begin to get agitated about an hour before closing, because they know it will soon be feeding time... it might be a time you'd want to be there!”
  • 58 locals recommend
Museum
“Great art down town. Check the Calendar, they have nights at the museum that usually feature live performers. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
University
“The University of Notre Dame is a beautiful campus to visit with the Grotto and the grounds alone. However, the football team is amazing, the men's and women's basketball should not be missed and the hockey team is one of the best!”
  • 68 locals recommend
History Museum
“Guided by Muhammad Ali's six core principles, the Muhammad Ali Center features an interactive museum, educational programming, and special events to inspire young adults and adults to pursue greatness in their own lives, communities and countries. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy some trails or just see the outdoors. Eagle Creek isn't far and can make you forget how close to the city you are.”
  • 61 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Milktooth has the best brunch in the city hands down and is just arround the corner in historic Fletcher Place. Try any of their Dutch baby pancakes!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Food Court
“Restaurants and entertainment venues in the complex include Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Hard Rock Cafe, T.G.I. Friday's, Birracibo, The Sports & Social Club (bowling alley and restaurant), Tavern on Fourth, The Fudgery, Bourbon Raw, and the new Guy Fieri's Smokehouse. Fourth Street Live! also has a variety of bars and nightclubs including Tavern on Fourth, The Sports & Social Club, Howl at the Moon, and PBR Louisville. A mall-style food court is also located in the complex with restaurants like Subway, and Philly Station. There are also retail stores including Footlocker and T-Mobile.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Dog Run
“This neighborhood is starting to lose it's artsy charm, but you can still find some gems here. It has place like Good Earth Natural Foods (a store like no other), The Magic Bus (a fun place), and The Vogue Theater (to see live shows). There are also tons of great restaurants, art galleries, and random shops to explore.”
  • 65 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Milktooth has the best brunch in the city hands down and is just arround the corner in historic Fletcher Place. Try any of their Dutch baby pancakes!”
  • 88 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Maybe our favorite restaurant in the city, Bluebeard is farm-to-table and has, in our opinion, the best bar in the city. We really like their large salads and appetizers--often we don't even order an entree.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“Upscale intimate restaurant and wine bar - the burgers are voted one of the best in the city. Dinner menu changes with the seasons to take full advantage of the flavors of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are abundant, and clearly marked on the menu. Dinner only Reservations recommended 21 and over”
  • 44 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If the sun is out, this is the place to be and be seen! Fresh, fire oven pizzas, a deadly basil gimlet (go easy!), and a game or two of ping pong. Add in that it's the perfect place to visit with some furry friends visiting with their owners, and Garage bar is seriously cool.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“Hit it for weekend brunch, but skip it for dinner. Great outside space and a large selection of bourbons, whisky and cocktail offerings. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place is a Louisville Institution. Step back in time and just enjoy the food and live pianist. You'll need to be sure to get a reservation. The space is small but they pack them in on a nightly basis.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“My 2nd favorite burger spot. Delicious! They also have a great Tuna steak/burger. Long waits on weekends and inside can be quite noisy when it's busy. They also have a great patio during summer. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great food in the least expected of places. People line up to get in to this hole in the wall, but you'll leave with a happy belly! Any burger will blow your socks off, try the Grippo fries and the Mac n Cheese balls. No reservations and you might need to wait in the cold, but you won't be disappointed.”
  • 70 locals recommend

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