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700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This boutique hotel doubles as a contemporary art museum. Founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson wanted somewhere to store their growing art collection while helping revitalize downtown Louisville, so they opened a hotel with rotating public...
Gratz Park, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
Only a block from the downtown plaza hotels, Gratz Park Historic District is definitely a must-do walkabout in Lexington, Kentucky. Pick up a free map, and wander around the several blocks of landmark brick and wood homes dating from the 18th and...
800 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Two Indianapolis transplants opened this cafe in the NuLu neighborhood in 2011. Customers can sip local coffee while they play records on self-service turntables. The chewy cookies studded with oversize chocolate chunks have earned a loyal...
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Buffalo Trace, which works with the Van Winkle family to make its renowned whiskies, offers complimentary tours every hour at its Frankfort, Kentucky distillery. Hard hat tours offer a more detailed behind the scenes look at the distilling process...
411 S 4th St STE 180, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
If you're looking for entertainment and nightlife in the heart of downtown Louisville, Fourth Street Live is the place to go. Free concerts and other special events take place outside under the 10-story glass canopy. Indoor options include food,...
3729 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
Find gifts, modern furniture, home goods, and jewelry at local interior designer Andie Frisbee’s boutique. Patrons can purchase pillows stitched from recyclable materials and order custom Cale & Cole jewelry, crafted in a studio down the street. ...
401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
Sometimes you don't have a four-hour window to drive across the Bluegrass countryside, take a distillery tour, wander the gift shop a bit, and return home. Rather, you have a finite window for catching local flavor before a University of Kentucky...
144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Museum Row has something for everyone: The Frazier History Museum: Home of the Royal Armouries USA. Top highlight: the live interpretive history presentations. Glassworks: This museum is dedicated to – you guessed it – glass! Tour studios, learn...
Not a terribly exciting photo but a really cool - literally - place. We visited in summer when it was very hot and we went down to this spot several times because of the constant cool air that came out of the cave here. Also it was hard to get any...
1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
This old Unitarian Church turned bar is a great place to enjoy a good beer and good company in Louisville. A local favorite, Holy Grale offers a selection of 26 (ever changing) beers on tap, with additional bottled selections, and delicious food....
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
My family has been flexible on Thanksgiving traditions for the past few years--the gatherings move from state to state, and sometimes I make chili instead of turkey, for instance. So when I dragged everyone to Churchill Downs on Black Friday to...
1303, 1250 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Perhaps more common than Starbucks in Louisville, this coffee chain offers 100% fair trade & organic coffee at all of their 13 shops in the area (and their mobile airstream espresso bar). Heine Brothers' features history of their coffee (farm and...
147 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
Adorable little hometown pub where no one knows your name when you enter, but everyone knows your name when you leave! Sit at the bar, sit in the dining area or sit outside. Wherever you sit, you're still close enough to have conversations with...
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