Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Louisville

Churchill Downs

On the first Saturday in May, a who's who of upper-crust America puts on their seersucker suits and most flamboyant hats and descends for the 'greatest two minutes in sports': the Kentucky Derby, the longest-running…
Museum in Louisville

Kentucky Derby Museum

On the racetrack grounds, the museum has exhibits on derby history, including a peek into the life of jockeys and a roundup of the most illustrious horses. Highlights include a 360-degree HD film about the race, the…
Museum in Louisville

Muhammad Ali Center

A love offering to the city from its most famous native, and an absolute must-see. For a black man from the South during his era, to rejoice in his own greatness and beauty was revolutionary and inspiring to behold …
National Park in Central Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park

With the longest cave system on earth, this national park has some 400 miles of surveyed passageways. Mammoth is at least three times longer than any other known cave, with vast interior cathedrals, bottomless pits …
Museum in Louisville

Speed Art Museum

Built in 1927 and made-over to the tune of $60 million between 2012 and 2016, Kentucky's most important art museum, unaffiliated but on the University of Louisville Campus, is a beautiful juxtaposition of classic an…
Distillery in Central Kentucky

Maker's Mark

Touring Maker's Mark is like visiting a small, historic theme park, but in the best way. You'll see the old gristmill, the 1840s master distiller's house and the old-fashioned wooden firehouse with an antique fire t…
Tastings in Bardstown

Chapeze House

Michael Masters (known as 'the Colonel'), and his lovely wife, Margaret Sue, will lead you through a tasting from his collection of more than 100 premium and vintage bourbons inside their lavish Federal-style mansio…
Gallery in Lexington

Lexington Art League at Loudoun House

Art and architecture buffs won't want to miss this edgy, contemporary visual arts gallery housed in a freestanding American Gothic Revival mansion in NoLi, one of only five such structures left in the USA. The cutti…
Distillery in Bluegrass Country

Woodford Reserve

The historic site along a creek is restored to its 1800s glory; the distillery still uses old-fashioned copper pots and offers tours through its historic buildings, as well as free tastings. The standard Distillery …
State Park in Daniel Boone National Forest

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Bordering Red River Gorge is this state park, notable for its sandstone arch. It's a family-friendly park, with camping, rooms and cottages at its Hemlock Lodge and 20 miles of short hiking trails. If you don't want…