Kentucky, also known as the Bluegrass state, is one of the states in the USA known for its’ music, bbq, and the downtown city of Louisville.
I spent some time in downtown Louisville, which had much to explore. Having gone there too late in the day, I did miss out on many of the museums as they close early – around 5-6pm. I did get to walk through the city and pass through many fine parts.
Can Louisville be explored in one day? Walking can lead you to see many of the city’s landmarks, history, and what to do’s if you’re out for the night. Here are some great places in Louisville I came across:
The Slugger Museum – This museum opened in 1884 and they continue to produce about 3,000 bats per year. You can get yours personalized! You will see the Big Bat in front of the museum which is a great selfie or photo spot. This bat weighs about 68,000 lbs.!
The Waterfront – Louisville’s waterfront is full of walking and biking paths. There is a park for looking out into the scenery and relaxing. Joe’s Crab Shack has a spot right on the waterfront and there are many cruises that leave. During the summer and weekends, there are many festivals and events that take place in this park.
Cool part is that you can see the state of Indiana and the bridges that travelers cross to get from one state to another.
Downtown Bars – West Main Street and Baxter Avenue have tons of bars with music, foods, and lots of drinks. I checked out Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse which had an extensive list of whiskeys, lots of bbq food and friendly faces. The bars are right next to each other, but you can find many alone on the side roads too that are less crowded at night.
Historical statues – You will see many historical figures throughout the streets – this one is my favorite of King Louis XVI and this soldier memorial:
The city of Louisville is a beautiful southern town. Walking through most of it was an experience I would recommend all on its’ own especially if you don’t have time for many activities.
Have you been to Louisville? Where should I go eat next time I’m there?
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