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Living in Louisville

Living in Louisville

Louisville, KY is home to the ultimate Southern experience, comfort, and beautiful nature. Commonly known as "the Gateway to the South", Louisville is one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. But don't be fooled, just because the city is older doesn't mean that there aren't lots of interesting things to do and see.

While living in Louisville, you will be immersed in an environment full of history and rich in American culture. This bustling suburban city is home to the Kentucky Derby, beautiful Victorian homes, and so much more! There are a ton of excellent bourbon distilleries that will make every whiskey lover's dream come true. Below are a few of our favorite places to venture to in the city, so check them out if you are looking to spice up your routine!

TOP 5 PLACES TO GO IN LOUISVILLE

The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve has plenty of things to do for people with varying interests. Whether you want to explore the Mahan Manor which highlights life from the 1800s or explore the Woodland Garden a 6-acre garden with wildflowers, you are sure to be amazed. Or beyond the central areas, there are many more paths that will lead you into the beautiful wilderness and show you wonders that you have not seen before.

 12501 Harmony Landing Rd. Goshen, KY 40026

The Kentucky Science Center is a must-see for science enthusiasts. With several interactive exhibits focused on engineering and science, a hands-on learning experience is an invaluable tool for those interested in STEM. In their more traditional exhibits, they detail Ecology, Bio-Diversity, and a Flight Simulator. If you want to experience the joys of the scientific world, you cannot miss the Kentucky Science Center.

 727 W Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

If you love the outdoors, The Parklands in Louisville is the perfect place for you! The Parklands offers multiple park options, such as Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick Park, The Strand and Turkey Run Park, and Broad Run Park to explore for all ages. Not only can you find a variety of parks to explore, there are many activities waiting for you to enjoy. Choose between fishing, biking, walking, gardening, playing, and even playing with your dogs! Be sure to check out their website for more information and events!

  Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245

Whether you are an architecture enthusiast or just enjoy history, The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a must-see! Located in the center of the largest collection of Victorian Homes, this museum offers beautiful tours of the past. Explore the home on a self-guided or guided tour and experience the beautiful archways, elaborate stone designs, magnificent stained glass windows, and more! Be sure to check out their website for more information and programs offered.

 1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208

Looking for something to do in Louisville, KY? The Speed Art Museum has you covered! The museum offers art exhibits such as Claude Monet’s Nympeas, Wolfgang Buttress: Blossom, and many more. Not only do they have exciting exhibits, but they also offer a variety of events and programs to ensure you always have something new to try! Just some examples of events and programs they offer are workshops, community days, and gallery talks. Be sure to check out their website to learn more and get your tickets today!

 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208

TOP 5 AMAZING PLACES TO EAT IN LOUISVILLE

 

Derby City Pizza

Pizza

Since 1991, owner Larry Davis has been treating people to quality pizza. Whether you are looking to indulge in a classic pizza with phenomenal toppings or want a healthier choice, Derby City Pizza Co has plenty of options to fit your needs. You also cannot miss the alluring Subs, Pasta, and Wings that will make any order a real hit.


 2500 Crittenden Dr, Louisville, KY 40217

Brew & Sip Coffee Bar

Coffee

Brew & Sip Coffee Bar is about community and understanding, not just espressos. They designed a menu that includes espressos, specialty coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and smoothies. Brew and Sip now serves a new menu of food, ranging from pastries to breakfast to lunch. The owners are proud to run a friendly and welcoming business.


  3800 Shepherdsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

Nord’s Bakery

Bakery, Doughnuts

Looking for a local bakery in Louisville, KY that makes incredible doughnuts? Look no further than Nord’s Bakery. Some of our favorites include the maple bacon doughnut and the PB&J doughnut. Beyond just doughnuts, the bakery also has a selection of pastries. Check out this local favorite for some of the best doughnuts in town.


  2118 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40217

Monnik Beer

Restaurant, Bar, American

Do you like craft beer and quality food? Monnik Beer Co. is located in the Schnitzleburg neighborhood and strives to be intentional in everything it does from the quality beers on tap to the food that is locally sourced. With 20 beers on tap, including a rotating seasonal selection, there is always something new to try. Beyond the beer, they also have an excellent menu with a lot of different dishes to try, including beef kebab fries. Check out Monnik Beer!


  1036 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217

Old Louisville Tavern

Bar, Restaurant

Love good food and watching the game? The Old Louisville Tavern is the place for you! Offering accommodation for small and large groups, they serve burgers, desserts, and more, Old Louisville Tavern is hard to beat. All orders are prepared from scratch to ensure customer satisfaction. The Tavern has been open since 1933 and lived through a few different names, but there is one thing that has stayed the same, it is a local favorite!


 1532 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208

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