Louisville, Kentucky

Places to see in Kentucky

"Bluegrass State" as Kentucky is known as has bluegrass in pastures throughout the state. The state is bordered by the Mississippi River to the west, the Ohio River to the north, and the Big Sandy River and Tug Fork to the east. Kentucky is a beautiful natural place full of history. It has many tourist attractions; major ones are:

National Quilt Museum

Amazing to know…there is museum of quilts! This museum is the world's largest quilt museum exhibiting over 150 quilts ranging right from modern art quilts to traditional and antique quilts. Visit to National Quilt Museum is a new and exciting experience.

Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm as well as educational theme park. The park spreading in 1200 acres is dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. It has 50 different breeds of healthy horses.

Newport Aquarium

It not only attracts children but to people of all ages. Newport Aquarium is a wonderland which has breathtaking aquatic creatures from around the world on exhibit.

Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum

The two floors of Kentucky Derby Museum offer the traditions and excitement of horse racing displays in an interactive way. A 360-degree high-definition video tour of Churchill Downs is always playing. Sports world focus on Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, known as the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" on the first Saturday of May.

Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

Abraham Lincoln's birthplace is marked by a neoclassical marble monument. It houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth and the Sinking Spring where the Lincoln's drew their water. An audiovisual presentation is played in the Visitor Center of the museum.

Louisville Science Center

The three floored Louisville Science Center is a fantastic place to see in Kentucky. Each floor is adorned with exhibits of three different themes. A floor dedicated to THE WORLD AROUND US, which explores natural and earth sciences; other one to THE WORLD WITHIN US, which explores the incredible body that's yours for life; and yet another to THE WORLD WE CREATE, which explores scientific advancements.

Muhammad Ali Center

It is a museum having five-screen Orientation Theater which displays media footage of historical Civil Rights era, the timeline of Ali's life in an interactive format, video-on-demand of Ali's fights, hands-on boxing fun and Muhammad Ali Center also has Howard L. Bingham and LeRoy Neiman exhibit galleries.

Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls is popularly known as the "Niagara of the South." The 125-feet wide and 60-feet high waterfall falls into the boulder-strewn gorge below. On a clear night the mist of Cumberland Falls appears like moon bow. This unique magical phenomenon appears only at Cumberland Falls in the Western Hemisphere.

Mammoth Cave National Park

This National Park is the longest cave system in the world. The cave system, including the Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and section of the hilly country of south central Kentucky is indeed a big tourist attraction.

Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Interstate Park of America embraces 4,500 acres of forest and also deepest gorge formed in the east of the Mississippi River which is commonly referred as the Grand Canyon of the South.