Welcome to Louisville – the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Kentucky! Louisville is home to over 90 attractions and thousands of excellent hotels and restaurants Louisville is well known for having very sanitary restaurants all over and having outside Louisville hood cleaning is dang near a requirement. Whether you are planning to visit Louisville for business or pleasure you will find thoroughbred horse racing, bluegrass music, sporting events, and much more.
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Louisville’s earliest neighborhoods were incorporated river towns each with its own strong sense of neighborhood identity. By 1830-1860 the area saw an influx of German and Irish immigrants. By 1890-1930 streetcars marked the era of the beginning of the city’s suburbs. After WWII, planning pioneers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, gave rise to neighborhoods, combining rural ambiance with urban amenities. In the late 20th century, many of the city’s oldest neighborhoods went through a revitalization movement. Over the last decade, the Louisville community has seen an enormous growth in the number of immigrants and refugees who now call the city “home.”
North, south, east or west – Louisville offers a wealth of attractions and fantastic historic architecture in every direction. The striking local landscape includes six tree-lined parkways and 18 parks designed by New York’s Central Park planner Frederick Law Olmsted. One of only five Olmsted park systems in existence, Louisville’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city’s public parks include playgrounds, swimming and wading pools, basketball courts, baseball fields, football fields, hockey rinks, recreation centers, horseback riding and more than 30 miles of bike lanes throughout the city.
Old and new combine in exciting ways in Louisville’s downtown offering something for everyone from long-established attractions to more recent additions such as the Muhammad Ali Center. Noted as one of the country’s best venues for live music, Louisville hosts a variety of nightclubs in the downtown district. From The Jazz Factory and Stevie Ray’s Blues to Fourth Street Live!, O’Malley’s Corner and new hip spots along Market Street, the variety is sure to please multiple tastes. So while you’re calling Louisville your temporary home, be sure to take advantage of the amazing variety of live entertainment throughout the city.
Shopping in downtown Louisville is as varied as its dining scene. Find exquisite creations of glass at Glassworks or Flame Run, or authentic Kentucky-made crafts at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. If your passion is antiques, Joe Ley is one of America’s largest and most unusual antique stores to shop for treasures.
Downtown is also the hub of the performing arts scene. There’s the nationally recognized professional theatre for young audiences, Stage One: Louisville’s Family Theater, and the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville or the elegance of the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra and Louisville Opera.