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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.

LEARN ABOUT LOUISVILLE

Louisville Tourism Information

Louisville Visitor Center 
301 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
1-502-379-6109

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 international 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.

LOUISVILLE HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

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 10am, 12pm & 2pm EST
Where: 4th & Jefferson Street

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

CURRENCY

Foreign Currency Exchange

Fifth Third Bank
Louisville International Airport
502-366-2616

Fifth Third Bank
401 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-5300

COMMUNICATION

Translation Services

Los Monitos Language Company
503 Washburn Ave.
Louisville, KY 40222
502-893-0933
Email for info: info@losmonitos.com

Catholic Charities Agency Language Services 
2911 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40208
502-637-9786

Rauch Inc. Interpreting Services 
215 E Spring St
New Albany, IN 47150
812-945-4063

Kentucky Refugee Ministries
969-B Cherokee Road
Louisville, KY 40204
502-479-9180
Contact for 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

Walmart 

  • 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 10am – 7pm)
  • 1072 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204 (Open 10am – 8pm)

ATT Go-Phone

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

U.S. Embassies & Consulates

TRANSPORTATION

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

Louisville International Airport 

 Taxi / Rideshare Services

 Public Bus Transportation

EMERGENCY INFO

Police, urgent care and hospital information

Louisville Police  
Dial 9-1-1

Urgent Care Facilities

Urgent Care in KFC Yum! Center 
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
502-446-5050

Emergency Medical / Downtown Hospitals

Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
502-587-4011

Kindred Hospital Louisville 
1313 St. Anthony Place
Louisville, KY 40204
502-587-7001

University of Louisville Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-3000

Norton Hospital
200 E Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502-629-8000

Baptist Hospital East
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207
502-897-8100

PRAYER

Places of Prayer

  • Southeast Christian Church (Nondenominational) -  920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243 – 502-253-8000
  • In Christ Church & Ministries (Nondenominational) -  1230 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204 – 502-479-5500
  • Cathedral of the Assumption –  433 S. 5th Street, Louisville KY 40202 – 502-582-2971
  • The Louisville Islamic Center (Sunni) – River Road Mosque – 4007 River Road, Louisville KY 40207 – 502-893-9466
  • The Muslim Community Center of Louisville (Sunni) – 8215 Old Westport Road, Louisville KY
  • Al-Zahra Islamic Center (Shia, Jafari) – 4010 Bishop Lane, Louisville KY
  • The Louisville Mosque (Nondenominational) – 1911 Beuchel Bank Road, Louisville KY
  • Hindu Temple of Kentucky -  - 4213 Accomack Drive, Louisville KY 40241 – 502-429-8888
  • The Drepung Gomang Center (Tibetan Buddhist) - 411 North Hubbards Lane, Louisville KY 40207 – 502-614-5616
  • Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Conservative) - 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205 - 502-458-5359 
  • Congregation Anshei Sfard (Orthodox) - 3700 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 - 502-451-3122 
  • Keneseth Israel Congregation (Conservative) – 2531 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville KY 40202 – 502-459-2780 
  • The Temple - Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom (Reform) - 5101 U. S. Highway 42, Louisville, KY 40241 - 502-423-1818 
  • Temple Shalom (Reform) - 4615 Lowe Road, Louisville KY 40220 – 502-458-4739 

FOOD

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

Vegetarian / Vegan Favorites

  • Zen Garden (Vietnamese & Chinese)
  • Vietnam Kitchen (Vietnamese)
  • 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)
  • Shahrazad Sawarma (Middle Eastern)

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