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Three Day Cultural Experience

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Day One


Walker’s Exchange-Enjoy rich flavors of Louisville and mouthwatering delights at Walker’s Exchange—an American Brasserie serving all the delicacies of Louisville.

Muhammad Ali Center
–Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn about Ali’s incredible life that fueled his journey become the “Greatest of All Time.” Step into the boxing ring and take on the Champ, discover the story behind his infamous red bike that started his boxing career, and see the Olympic torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
-Situated on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” featuring an artisanal distillery, tours, and tastings. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams-- Kentucky’s first distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.

-Located along Louisville’s Museum Row, KMAC (Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft) is a non-profit art museum dedicated to promoting art and craft excellence in Kentucky.


Atlantic No. 5–Nestled among Museum Row in Downtown, Atlantic No. 5 is a great place to recharge while exploring the city. Choose from a wide variety of options from homemade sandwiches, salads, desserts and more.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
-You cannot miss the 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger bat welcoming you to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. See how the famous bats are made, hold bats used by baseball’s superstars, and experience what it is like to face a 90-mile-per-hour fastball. You even get to take a mini Slugger bat home with you!

Frazier History Museum
-Explore over 1,000 years of history throughout the Frazier History Museum with interactive exhibits, hands-on learning opportunities, and seeing history come to life through costumed actors who bring visitors face-to-face with some of the events and people who changed the world.

–Visit two glass working art galleries under the same roof. Visit Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery to watch the artist transform glass into one-of-a-kind glass sculptures. Then head over to the Mark Payton Glass Center and see incredible glass art made from either glass fusing or flame working; you can even take a self-guided tour through the Mark Payton Glass Center.


Bar Vetti–Located in NuLu, Bar Vetti has a range of Italian-flavored fares from small bites to pizzas and pastas. Be sure to check out some of their amazing desserts before you leave!

Day Two


Con Huevos (Frankfort Avenue)–Begin your day at the only “Mexican brunch oriented” restaurant in the region that features fresh, made from scratch food.

Locust Grove–This 1790s mansion tells the story of America’s beginnings. Now a National Historic Landmark, Locust Grove is a unique example of early Kentucky architecture, craftsmanship, and history that has welcomed of American luminaries ranging from Presidents James Monroe and Andrew Jackson to John James Audubon, to Lewis and Clark.

Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center/Mellwood Antiques–Originally a meat packing company, the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center has been renovated into a spacious location for over 200 artist studios, specialty stores, galleries, rehearsal spaces for theatres, and an antique mall with over 100 dealers.

Hadley Pottery-Since 1940, Hadley Pottery has been a part of Butchertown creating warm and whimsical pottery pieces that have attracted multitudes of fans over the last 70 years from across the nation and the world.


Naïve-A laid back atmosphere partners with fresh, innovative food & drink where small plates mix with big flavors.

Cave Hill Cemetery Self-Guided Tour–Built in 1848, this 296-acre cemetery is the final resting places for many of Louisville famous citizens from Colonel Sanders to Muhammad Ali. Cave Hill Cemetery is also an outdoor museum with many hundreds of exquisite works of monumental art marking the gravesite of Louisville citizens and an arboretum with over 500 varieties of trees and shrubs.

Stoneware Art Factory
-Louisville Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen and garden since 1815. During the tour, you’ll follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece.

Revelry Boutique Gallery–Revelry Boutique Gallery loves Louisville’s local art community and strives to promote local talent in Louisville and the surrounding areas. From handmade jewelry to art and home décor... it’s the perfect place to find a special gift for someone. You can also check out several other art galleries and shops along East Market Street in the NULU district.


Decca-Decca is excited to feature local artists and musicians alongside inspired food and drinks in a warm atmosphere. Decca’s commitment to locally farmed ingredients is evident in the kitchen, and throughout the bar.

Day Three


Highland Morning (Highlands)-Serving breakfast 364 day a year, Highland Morning is where breakfast is done right with large portions to help fuel your day.

Kentucky Derby Museum
-Experience the greatest 2 minutes in racing as you watch the “Greatest Race” in a 360-degree theatre. Tour the historic Churchill Downs to learn the history of the track to see the famous track up close.

Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
–Built in 1895, this Richardsonian Romanesque mansion and crown jewel of St. James Court, exemplifies the finest in Victorian-era wood, stone craftsmanship and featured the latest innovations of its day like interior plumbing and electric lights. Throughout the house are period time pieces, including many that are original to the home.


Wiltshire at the Speed Museum–Experience the open, airy atmosphere of Wiltshire at the Speed for lunch with a range of selections from salads to sandwiches to desserts to enjoy.

Speed Art Museum
–Explore the Speed’s collections, spanning more than 6,000 years of human creativity, culture, and experiences that inspire curiosity, build visual literacy, and teach about the world around us. After a recent expansion project, the Speed Museum has something for everyone—modern art, classical pieces, and regional history.

Tim Faulkner Gallery
-With over eight artists’ studios and exhibition space, the Tim Faulkner Gallery showcases a diverse and impressive collection of fine contemporary art.

Logan Street Market
-This public market is a food hall, a shopping experience and a gathering place like nowhere else with over 30-locally owned shops.

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market-Explore over 150 vendors selling vintage, vinyl, antiques mid-century, art deco, repurposed and more.


Ciao Ristorante- Authentic Italian restaurant nestled in the Irish Hill Neighborhood of Louisville.

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