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Louisville Travel Guide: 410 reviews and 622 photos

Come to Louisville for Derby!

Louisville, located on the banks of the Ohio River, is best known for the Kentucky Derby as well as the Louisville Slugger. The Derby takes place the 1st Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, and the festivities start about a month before. The Derby Festival is kicked off by a huge fireworks display on the Ohio River called "Thunder Over Louisville".

The Highlands is a popular neighborhood

Lynn's Paradise Cafe' is one of the many offbeat and colorful restaurants in the Highlands area of town.

  • Last visit to Louisville: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Great food tips! If I'm ever in Louisville, I will be sure to stop into Ramsi's for some baba ganoush.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 6:50 AM

    Wow! Sounds like you stopped to eat for a while! It all sounds gooood!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 10:30 PM

    Hello Robyn! It's good that I've already had my breakfast as otherwise my mouth would be watering...great restaurant tips here. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • pabertra's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2006 at 8:30 AM

    Dined at Seviche for the first time last week and think it is TO DIE FOR! One of the best restaurants in Louisville! Thanks for the tip! ~Paige

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2004 at 12:44 PM

    oh I will use your tips if make it their this life! he he!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2004 at 10:57 AM

    Good start on Louisville with the excellent restaurant reviews. We'll be checking back for more on one of our neighbor cities.

  • Sonador3's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2004 at 4:09 PM

    Just the mention of chimichurri sauce brings a tear to my eye...From Buenos Aires to Louisville...who knew???

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2004 at 8:52 PM

    Always ready for some Sushi or Ceviche!! It's a great town you live in.....

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2004 at 5:34 PM

    Yeah! I knew Wick's Pizza tip will be here... (-;

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 7:11 AM

    Hi...there, great into. hope to see some more pictures, happy travel=)))

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