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Hometown Tourist

Do you know…Over 5 million visitors come to Louisville each year to visit friends & family?

Louisville’s Hometown Tourist Celebration (May 5 to 31), has been encouraging those friends and family – YOU – to “be a tourist in their own hometown” for more than a decade.

During the month of May, deep discounts at 77 area attractions, hotels and restaurants are valid for anyone with a Kentucky or Indiana ID, local college ID or military ID.

Back by popular demand! – HOMETOWN QUEST SCAVENGER HUNT

Part race, part scavenger hunt and part historical, sight-seeing tour, The Hometown Quest is an activity-filled event for children and adults alike.

Organized by The Louisville Quest, this hunt is fun, easy to do and best of all – FREE! Pick up your game cards and complete the scavenger hunt on Saturdays, May 10, 17 or 24 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Game cards available at the Louisville Visitors Center (4th and Jefferson).

Answer challenge questions and solve puzzles at different locations within 60 minutes while taking a tour of downtown Louisville. After completing the scheduled task or activity at each location on the spaces, Stamp Masters will verify the completion of the activities and place an official stamp on the game card. Once all spaces are filled, turn in your completed game card at the Louisville Visitors Center and get a free official Louisville t-shirt.


Stop by and see us, ask questions and pick-up a Hometown Tourist Brochure at one of these local events:

Tuesday, May 6: 9-11 a.m.

The Stoneware Art Factory and The Café are hosting a Taxi Cab Appreciation Day. A complimentary boxed breakfast and passes to tour and paint your own pottery at Stoneware will be given out to local cab drivers.

Tuesday, May 6: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hometown Tourist Celebration Kick-Off Press Conference and Attraction Showcase at Fourth Street Live! Entertainment, food, fun, giveaways and more. Nearly three dozen local attractions will be on hand passing out information and answering questions.

Friday, May 9: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Louisville Bats Tailgate Party outside Louisville Slugger Field on Witherspoon Plaza

Sunday, May 18: noon – 6 p.m.
Louisville Buy Local Fair at The Water Tower

Friday, May 16: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 17: noon - 9 p.m.
Old Louisville Spring Fest on 1st Street between Oak and Magnolia streets

Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sidewalk Sale & Open House at the LCVB’s Visitor Information Center at the corner of 4th & Jefferson Streets in downtown. Stop by for fantastic deals on Louisville souvenir items, free food samples, entertainment and more.


The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of events, meetings and conventions. Several positions need to be filled including volunteers at two downtown visitors centers. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have a passion for Louisville.

Volunteer Coordinator, Rose Caple, will work with you to find the volunteer opportunity that matches your schedule and interests. For more information, visit www.gotolouisville.com/volunteer, call 502-379-6109 or email Rose.


Share your Hometown Tourist pictures with us. Tag our @GoToLouisvilletwitter account (use the hashtag #HTC14) or post them on our Facebook wall.

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(800) 626-5646