Louisville Sights and Landmarks Guide, Kentucky
Being situated on the side of the River Ohio, Louisville is one of the spectacular towns of Kentucky, US, and boasts of various museums and historic places that reflect upon the rich history of the place. Having enjoyed Louisville’s nightlife, it is quite natural to be feeling down, if you did not have much to do throughout the day. To this, Louisville has kept a close watch and opened several sightseeing locations for tourists to come and visit during the daytime. They include:
Thomas Edison House
Thomas Edison House brings about almost everything there is to consider about Edison’s impact in the field of science. HE lived there from 1866 to 1867, and offers glimpses of several things that had aided him to reach the pinnacle.
Belle of Louisville
However, not exactly a sightseeing venue, Belle of Louisville allows you to move out on a cruise along the Ohio River on pretty aged paddle wheeler. The thought of having a narrated trip of the place, which you are passing by, is a different experience altogether.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
It is truly a magnificent place to visit, as it comprises of several genre of arts and craftworks that have been given life by the craftsmen from Kentucky itself. There are several field trips arranged along with educational programs for various arts students with the gallery presenting folk as well as furniture works. In fact, the 12 annual-exhibitions held in this place attract numerous tourists from across the world.
Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
It depicts the rise of the American Printing house along with the educational history involving the blind. The most remarkable feature of this place is its hands-on facility for the people, who are optically challenged. To add on to these, several programs showing the blinds developing self-sufficiency are also administered and performed in here.
Cathedral of the Assumption
It is considered to be the 4th oldest building in Louisville and the nation’s 3rd oldest cathedral. It was the tallest construction in the entire North America at its time. The architecture stands upright till now along with its ornate trappings. Being in a place like Louisville, you must visit these places, and it could be guaranteed to you that they would be worth your time spent during any time of the day.
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- Churchill Downs
travel tip by luci posted more then 30 days ago
We took the behind-the-scenes tour when we visited the Churchill Downs, which has been the home of the Kentucky Derby for ten of years, and it was worth every penny and effort. We saw the millionaires' lounge, the media area, the...
- Cherokee Park
travel tip by travelller posted more then 30 days ago
As many parks, the Cherokee Park is something like an oasis in a busy city. Beside the usual walkways, there are also some hiking trails that can be followed, and a 9-hole golf course. Not to mention the various areas for picnicking. It...
- Old Louisville
travel tip by windykaty posted more then 30 days ago
The jewel of the city, the Old Louisville area is a symbol of beauty, tradition and history all combined and represented by the style and architecture of the district. Various historical landmarks are worth seeing here, like the St....
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