Louisville is a city that boasts great entertainment opportunities, as well as culturally significant venues for visitors to enjoy. Below are a few great places that DerbyDeals.com enthusiastically endorses to our out of town guests.
Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier downtown dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Fourth Street Live! is located directly in the heart of historic downtown Louisville. This destination is just a short walk from many downtown hotels (Galt House Hotel, Seelbach, Hyatt, Brown Hotel), Main Street, and Slugger Field. Fourth Street Live! is a great choice for dining, entertainment, and shopping while here for Kentucky Derby weekend!
Some of the restaurant and entertainment venues include The Sports and Social Club, Hard Rock Cafe, Red Star Tavern, The Improv Comedy Club, TGIFriday’s, The Pub, Sully’s, J. Gumbo’s and the famous Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Fourth Street Live! also has numerous bars and nightclubs including Tengo Sed Cantina, Angel’s RockBar, Hotel, Saddle Ridge, and Sully’s.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is located at the front entrance of world-famous Churchill Downs on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. The museum is known for giving guests a truly first hand look into the history of the Kentucky Derby and provides lasting impressions of the rich tradition of the race. The museum features numerous world-class exhibits and interactive experiences along with a wonderful gift shop and Derby Cafe for that much needed lunch stop!
Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has been the undisputed leader of putting prime lumber in the hands of the greatest players in baseball. A visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory shows you how the sport has changed a bit between the distant past and now, but the “crack of the ball off the bat” remains one of the sports most thrilling moments. A visit to this museum will show you the craft behind the “Official Bat of Major League Baseball”. Approximately one million Louisville Slugger Bats are made each year at the factory in Louisville and are used by amateurs and professionals all over the globe. Louisville Slugger personalized bats can be also purchased as a memorable souvenir during your visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Gift Shop. This is a great downtown destination to visit while in Louisville for Kentucky Derby week.
The Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville is a testament to a hometown hero who has inspired people all over the globe. The Center is dedicated to furthering the principles that Muhammad Ali led his life by. It features an interactive museum, educational areas, and is host to special events throughout the year. This is a fantastic place to learn about the life and achievements of one of America’s most cherished and respected icons.