As a part of Governor Andy Beshear's #TeamKentucky and #TogetheryKY initiatives, iconic Louisville landmarks are shining a light during unprecedented times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The color green was chosen as a symbol of compassion honoring all the Covid-19 victims and their families, as well as a continued reminder that we will get through this crisis together.
Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is one of the last remaining vessels of her kind, and is considered the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the World. Pictured here is the Pilot House where the Captain uses a variety of equipment to steers the boat and communicate with the engineers working below deck.
This once active railroad bridge was originally completed in 1895 and decommissioned in the 1960s. In 2013, after decades of neglect the city reopened the bridge as a pedestrian walkway which spans a half-mile across the Ohio River and includes stunning views of Downtown Louisville.
In 2013, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience was the first Bourbon distillery to come back to downtown Louisville since pre-prohibition. It's namesake celebrates the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky's first commercial distiller who began his career way back in 1783.
Completed in 1985 and constructed out of pink granite The Humana building was designed by the “Prince of Postmodernism”, Michael Graves, and is considered one of the most important architectural structures of its time. It's located in downtown Louisville at the corner of 5th and Main streets.
Since 1983, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has served as the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, and the primary performance space for resident companies like the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, StageOne Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville.
Completed in 1873 and added to the register on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, Louisville City Hall is located in the center of the city's civic district.
Formerly known as the Jefferson County Courthouse, this Greek Revival style structure began construction in 1836 but wasn't completed until 1860. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and currently houses the Mayor's Office and the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.
Built in 1928 the the Spanish Baroque inspired Louisville Palace is one of Louisville’s most historic venues and architectural gems.
Over 100,000,000 bats have been produced by Louisville Slugger since it's inception in 1884. It's hard to miss the world's largest baseball bat out front of the museum which weighs 68,000 pounds and towers 120 feet.
Built in 1860 and located on the Ohio River, the Louisville Water Tower is still operational and considered the oldest ornamental water tower in the world.
Scheduled to open for it's first soccer game on April 11th of 2020, Lynn Family Stadium is one of Butchertown's newest additions and will be home to LouCity FC and a future National Women's Soccer League team beginning in 2021.
After completing a $207M renovation and expansion in 2018, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) reopened in downtown Louisville with 200,125 square feet of exhibit space, a 175-seat conference theater and 52 modern meeting rooms. The state-of-the-art building reflects Louisville’s personality through architectural nods to the bourbon industry, local art and cuisine is also Leed Silver Certified.
Located on Louisville's Museum Row, The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center dedicated to the Louisville native's life and legacy.
With construction finished in 1905, it was at the Seelbach Hotel where F. Scott Fitzgerald met notorious bootlegger, George Remus, who inspired the character Jay Gatsby from the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby.
A private Roman Catholic university in Louisville which is also home to the Columbia Gym, which is one of the locations a young Muhammad Ali learned how to box.
Founded in 1798, UofL was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains.