Louisville Places You Never Heard of and Landmarks Less Visited

Louisville Places You Never Heard of and Landmarks Less Visited

Louisville, Kentucky boasts museums, galleries, landmarks, and attractions. Your best bet is to find an inexpensive hotel in the center of downtown Louisville. Hipmunk recommends the Brown Hotel, a beautiful hotel with English Architecture and rooms with a luxurious feather bed and down duvet or stay close to the airport at the Best Western Airport East. From there, visit places like St. Matthews, Bardstown, Shelbyville, and more.

Louisville Places You Never Heard of and Landmarks Less Visited

Louisville has one of the most spectacular waterfront skyline one could imagine. It has over 120 parks to walk, jog, bicycle, or picnic. Another tidbit, one-third of the world’s bourbon comes from Kentucky and it has the most exciting 2 minutes in sports history.

Saddle up at Shelbyville American Saddlebred Horse Farm

Shelbyville Kentucky is the gateway to BlueGrass County. Only 32 miles from downtown Louisville, it’s a quaint town with true southern hospitality and charm. Here the American Saddlebred horse had its beginning.File:American Saddlebred.JPG
American Saddlebred (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the top of the list is to tour a Saddlebred Horse Farm. The one hour tour is by appointment only. You’ll be taken to the coral to watch a real training session as the horse trains. In addition, you get to tour grounds and if traveling in the spring, you might get to pet a new-born foal. There are plenty of cheap hotels in Louisville.

Salute to Kentucky Bourbon in Bardstown

Bardstown, known as the Bourbon Capital of the World, is just 41 miles from downtown Louisville.  The draw is the spirit of the distilleries. There you can sample different Bourbons and take a vintage train ride back to yesteryear. Go to the Civil War Museum, trendy restaurants, and endless caves.

See and Experience Native American History in Elizabethtown

Founded by pioneers in the 1700’s Elizabethtown didn’t have any permanent Indian ethnic groups as settlers. Instead, the Shawnee Indians in the north and the Cherokee in the south used the area as common hunting grounds for both tribes.

The tie to Abraham Lincoln is strong. His father built a log cabin in the heart of Elizabethtown at Freeman Lake. Another place to visit would be the Schmitt Coca Cola Memorabilia Museum or the Swope Cars of Yesteryear. There the history of the change from a horseless carriage to automobiles is detailed. Elizabethtown is 42 miles from Louisville and worth the trip.

Scenic Bluegrass Lexington-Racehorse Champions

If you want to take a day trip, about 75 miles, go to Lexington, Kentucky. Located in the scenic Bluegrass Region, it is the best place to raise a champion racehorse, don’t miss a visit to Thoroughbred Park. The park is 2.5 acres of walking trails and has a limestone track. Continue on the trail to view 13 life-size horse sculptures and 42 plaques.

In conclusion, visit unusual landmarks like these surrounding Louisville, the choice is yours. Remember one way to find a cheap flight and hotel is using the best travel website on the Internet.

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Linda Manning lives in trendy Newport, Rhode Island, with her husband, Paul, and young English springer spaniel Brooklynn.  She is a licensed boat captain and certified diver who loves to travel. She is a freelance writer for travel sites such as Hipmunk.com. At home, Linda loves gardening, cooking, entertaining, art, museums, and all Newport has to offer.


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