Louisville, Kentucky

  • Louisville balances longstanding traditions with an increasingly progressive way of life, embraces diverse cultural roots, and mixes urban excitement with Great neighborhoods and Quiet natural areas.
  • Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky.
  • Louisville is the 27th largest city in the United States.
  • Louisville was named the US top destination spot for 2013
  • In 2010, the population cities consolidated population was over 741,000.
  • Louisville is best known as being the home of the Kentucky Derby – the most intense two minutes in Sports!
  • The Kentucky Derby first ran in Louisville in 1875.
  • Louisville is home of the Kentucky Derby Festival
  • Louisville is home of Thunder Over Louisville — The largest fireworks show in the US!


Churchill Downs
Legendary horse-racing track
Iconic thoroughbred horse-racing track (it hosts the Kentucky Derby), with a museum & tours.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
The story of the iconic baseball bat
A giant baseball bat marks this venue offering tours & exhibits on the sports-equipment icon.

Belle of Louisville
Belle of Louisville is a steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront.