Louisville The Essential
Recommended
Kentucky's largest city was founded in 1778 at the falls of the Ohio River, an ideal stopping point for westward travelers. The community soon became ain important port and trading center, then a rail hub. Iron foundries here produced much of the country's decorative ironwork around the turn of the century. Today the downtown is a bustling blend of commerce, government and entertainment. Long a cultural center, Louisville boasts the acclaimed Actor's Theatre, a respected symphony and ballet, and the acclaimed Speed Art Museum. Along West Main Street, the major thoroughfare, you'll find the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Louisville Science Center.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Louisville
Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs
Perhaps no Kentucky landmark is more
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum
While visiting Churchill Downs don't
Locust Grove
Locust Grove
Historically important as the last home
90 minutes
Louisville Slugger Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum
It would be hard to miss this downtown
Speed Art Museum
Speed Art Museum
This classically inspired building
90 minutes
Farmington
Farmington
It's easy to see the Jeffersonian
60 minutes