Louisville Travel Resources for International Visitors : GoToLouisville.com Official Travel Source

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We're Happy You're Here

Welcome to Louisville: a global, compassionate community full of Southern Hospitality. We’re happy you’re here! Here is some information to help you navigate the city of Louisville if you haven’t visited us before.


Louisville Tourism Information

Louisville Visitor Center
301 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Louisville: A Compassionate City

Welcome to Louisville – a city touted around the globe for its compassion. In 2011, Mayor Greg Fischer signed a resolution committing to a Compassionate Louisville campaign. This designates Louisville as an internationally compassionate city and makes us the largest city in America with this distinction.

We’re also a city that prides itself on its Southern hospitality… a place that’s authentically welcoming and inclusive. That’s why Travel + Leisure recently named Louisville “One of the Friendliest Cities in America.” Our locals refer to it as #LouisvilleLove. We hope you’ll come here and experience it for yourself. It’ll be easy to get here but hard to leave.


Need a “starter” tour for your first time in Louisville? These are great options.

Trolley De Ville Tour
Trolley City Fun Tours
When: Monday thru Saturday at 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm EST
Where: 4th & Jefferson Street

Historic Walking Tour
Louisville Historic Tours
When: Daily at 11 am, 1 pm & 7:30 pm (Season: March 15 through November 15)
Where: Meet at 1212 S. Fourth Street


Foreign Currency Exchange

Fifth Third Bank
Louisville International Airport

Fifth Third Bank
401 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202


Translation Services

Los Monitos Language Company
503 Washburn Ave.
Louisville, KY 40222
Email for info: info@losmonitos.com

Catholic Charities Agency Language Services
2911 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40208

Rauch Inc. Interpreting Services
215 E Spring St
New Albany, IN 47150

Kentucky Refugee Ministries
969-B Cherokee Road
Louisville, KY 40204
Contact for an interpreter: krm-interpreter@kyrm.org

General Information and Assistance

Metro United Way - Dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential health and human service information. Available 24/7 in over 100 languages.

Cell Phones and SIM Cards


  • 3101 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40213 (Open 24 hours)
  • 1351 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville, IN 47129 (Open 24 hours)

Cricket Wireless

  • 801 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Open 10 am – 7 pm)
  • 1072 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204 (Open 10 am – 8 pm)

ATT Go-Phone

  • 128 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
  • 3014 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

U.S. Embassies & Consulates


Information on how to get to – and get around – Louisville!

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Taxi / Rideshare Services

Public Bus Transportation


Police, urgent care and hospital information

Louisville Metro Police
Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Medical / Downtown Hospitals

Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

Kindred Hospital Louisville
1313 St. Anthony Place
Louisville, KY 40204

University of Louisville Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Norton Hospital
200 E Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Baptist Hospital East
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207


Places of Prayer


Missing a taste of home? We’ve got everything you need to feel right at home.

Vegetarian / Vegan Favorites

  • Zen Garden (Vietnamese & Chinese)
  • Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian)
  • Grape Leaf (Middle Eastern & Mediterranean)
  • Heart and Soy (Asian Fare)
  • Roots (Asian Fare)
  • Ramsi’s Café on the World (Global)
  • Lee’s Korean Restaurant (Korean)

Halal Favorites

  • Saffrons (Persian)
  • Global Restaurant & Market (Somali)
  • Safier Mediterranean (Mediterranean)
  • Bawarchi (Indian, Pakistani)
  • Dakshin (Indian)
  • MaashAllah (West African)

Kosher Options

Kosher options available at many restaurants in town

Kosher-only kitchen: Jewish Hospital Cafeteria – 200 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville KY 40202

More information about Louisville’s Jewish Community can be found here.

International Markets

  • Whole Foods Market – 4944 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville KY 40207 – 502-899-5545 – Open 8am-10pm
  • Dino’s Bakery & Mediterranean Market (Halal Meat, Groceries, Deli) – 4162 Bardstown Rd, Louisville KY 40218 – 502-493-2396 – Open 9am-9pm
  • Aldi
    • 4301 Bardstown Rd, Louisville KY 40218 – 855-955-2534 – Open 9am-8pm
    • 3442 Preston Hwy, Louisville KY 40217 – 855-955-2534 – Open 9am-8pm
  • Trader Joe’s – 4600 Shelbyville Rd #111, Louisville KY 40207 – 502-895-1361 – Open 8am-9pm
  • ValuMarket @ Iroquois Manor – 5301 Mitscher Ave, Louisville KY 40214 – 502-361-9285 – Open 7am-11pm