The Louisville Clock (dismantled in 2015),[1] which featured various elements of Louisville and Kentucky culture as well as a mechanical horse race
The Louisville Clock (dismantled in 2015),[1] which featured various elements of Louisville and Kentucky culture as well as a mechanical horse race

This is a list of visitor attractions and annual events in the Louisville metropolitan area.

Annual festivals and other events

See also: Events in Louisville, Kentucky

Thunder Over Louisville fireworks during the Kentucky Derby Festival

Spring

Summer

View of the Forecastle Festival on the Belvedere
View of the Forecastle Festival on the Belvedere

Fall

Winter

Distinctive locales

The Conrad-Caldwell House at St James Court and Magnolia Avenue in Old Louisville
The Conrad-Caldwell House at St James Court and Magnolia Avenue in Old Louisville

Louisville Metro

Southern Indiana

Historic properties

The Belle of Louisville still serves as the symbol of Louisville. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2014.
The Belle of Louisville still serves as the symbol of Louisville. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2014.

See also: History of Louisville, Kentucky

National Register of Historic Places listings

Museums, galleries and interpretive centers

A giant baseball bat adorns the outside of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in downtown Louisville

Main article: List of museums in the Louisville metropolitan area

This list may contain repeats from other sections so that a complete list of Louisville area museums can be shown in one spot.

Art

Regional history

See also: History of Louisville, Kentucky and History of Kentucky

Bourbon

Spalding Hall in Bardstown, which houses both the Bardstown Historical Museum and the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Cities

Counties

More regional historical collections can be found at the Louisville Free Public Library and the University of Louisville.

U.S. and world history

Front facade of the Frazier History Museum
Front facade of the Frazier History Museum

Other subjects

Parks and other outdoor attractions

The Big Four Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that connects the downtown area to Jeffersonville, Indiana
The Big Four Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that connects the downtown area to Jeffersonville, Indiana
Lightning Run, a steel roller coaster at Kentucky Kingdom
Lightning Run, a steel roller coaster at Kentucky Kingdom

See also: City of Parks and List of parks in the Louisville metropolitan area

Louisville is home to many spacious city parks, several designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, as well as forested areas, trails and other outdoor attractions; distinctive examples include:

Shows and performing arts

See also: Performing arts in Louisville, Kentucky; Theatres of Louisville, Kentucky; and Theater in Kentucky

This list may contain repeats from other sections so that a complete list of Louisville area shows and performing arts venues and events can be shown in one spot.

Venues

Performers

Sports-related attractions and venues

The Muhammad Ali Center

See also: Sports in Louisville, Kentucky

Miscellaneous

See also

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