The largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Louisville was founded in 1778 and is named after King Louis XVI of France, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. The city is known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Slugger Museum and Factory and the Muhammad Ali Centre, a museum dedicated to the great boxer.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
In 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association formed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour to give visitors a first-hand look at the art of crafting Bourbon, and to help them understand the rich history and proud tradition of Kentucky’s signature spirit. Just as the fine Kentucky Bourbon takes time to reach perfection, you’ll want to plan accordingly to truly appreciate your Kentucky Bourbon Trail journey.
Mammoth Cave National Park
Since 1816, visitors have toured the subterranean labyrinths of Mammoth Cave. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.
National Corvette Museum
Dedicated to Kentucky’s official state car, this museum features more than 70 Corvettes. You'll see classics in mint condition, one-of-a-kind prototypes that never went into production, racetrack champions, and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. Interact with educational hands-on exhibits, enjoy a film in the theatre and see rare collectibles and memorabilia.
The Northern Kentucky River Region
Spectacular scenery and fascinating history await you in this exciting region of Kentucky. Visit Big Bone Lick State Park, where giant mammoths roamed and perished in the quagmire. Get revved up to take in Northern Kentucky's fastest attraction, Kentucky Speedway. For music lovers, see the hottest country stars live at the Country Stampede or listen to bluegrass music at a live entertainment venue.