Tourism is the State's second largest private employer. This is just one of many interesting facts about Louisville Kentucky.
The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in existence- She will be 100 years old in 2014!
There are 2,500 restaurants in Louisville
There are 554 roses used in the garland of roses presented to the winner of the Kentucky Derby
100,000 Mint Juleps are poured during the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks
Population of Louisville metropolitan statistical area in 2000 was 1,025,598
There are 1,300 animals at the 134-acre Louisville Zoo
There are 220 acres of exposed, Devonian age fossil beds (located at the Falls of the Ohio State Park
The largest collection of Victorian homes in the United State and the 3rd largest historically preserved district in the United States is located in Old Louisville
17 tons of Kentucky limestone makes up the baseball glove inside the Louisville Slugger Museum
24 feet of “full pipe” was used at the 40,000 square foot Louisville Extreme Park
There is an average of 100 daily departures from Louisville International Airport
There are 386 square miles in the Louisville Metro area Tourism is the State’s second largest private employer
Tourism is the third largest service industry in Jefferson County
Tourism is the third largest revenue-producing industry in Kentucky
Sales tax collected in Kentucky is 6%.
There are 12 carriers that the Louisville International Airport offers Slugger Museum
Hotel occupancy tax collected in Jefferson County is 16.07%
36,000 jobs are supported by the tourism industry in Jefferson County
Tourism generates $12.5 billion in state and local taxes annually Economic impact of direct visitor spending in Jefferson County is $3.16 billion Our American Printing House for the Blind is the largest printer of Braille material in the world