Louisville is a hotbed for vibrant arts, a haven for foodies and a historical charmer with parks, architecture and festivals at every turn. Travel to Louisville and enjoy our world-class ballet, the country’s 12th-oldest opera and a renowned theater scene.
GQ magazine named Louisville “The Manliest Town in America.” From the Louisville Slugger Museum to the Muhammad Ali Center, many of the manly meccas are within walking distance of 21c.
Annual cultural events, such as the IdeaFestival and The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre, attract creative minds from across the country; while quirky happenings like the LebowskiFest and Forecastle Festival are equally at home in the River City.
Neighborhoods, rich with character, welcome visitors. Experience Louisville culture by exploring the eccentric Highlands, do some gallery hopping in the decidedly hip NuLu neighborhood, take in the collection of cast iron facades along West Main Street (second only to New York’s SoHo neighborhood) or marvel at the grand Victorians along the stately avenues of Old Louisville.
And just a short drive outside the city limits, you’ll find miles of lush, rolling countryside that play home to Kentucky’s famed Bourbon distilleries and picturesque horse farms.