Keeping Louisville weird is a job for all of us. So, check out these great places and discover more hidden gems of Kentucky & Southern Indiana.

 

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Bardstown Road

This road stretching from Broadway to the Watterson Expressway (I-264) is the heart of the Highlands. Featuring unique coffee shops, stores, & restaurants. 

 

Bardstown Road

 

From the Belknap Campus, head east on Eastern Parkway to Bardstown Road.

Dairy Kastle

A University Student favorite. Homemade ice cream and food at low prices! But, be prepared, cash only.

 

575 Eastern Parkway

 

From the Belknap Campus, head east on Eastern Parkway, Dairy Kastle will be on the left.

Fourth Street Live!

A whole city block of bars and restaurants in the heart of downtown. It is Louisville's outdoor concert venue.

 

Fourth Street between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Blvd.

 

From the Belknap Campus, head north on Fourth Street.

Kentucky Kingdom

Just reopening, Kentucky's own amusement park!

 

Fair & Exposition Center

 

From the Belknap Campus, head south on Third Street to Central Avenue, turn left to head east to Crittenden Drive, turn right to head south, Fair & Expo Gate 2 will be on the left.

Metro Parks

Louisville has many great parks that you need to explore. One of the most popular is Waterfront Park on River Road. It features the Big Four Bridge, a pedestrian crossing of the Ohio River.

 

www.louisvilleky.gov/metroparks

 

From the Belknap Campus, head north on Brook Street to River Road, turn right to head east, the park is on the left.

Mega Cavern

Underground zip lining and more!

 

1841 Taylor Avenue

 

From the Belknap Campus, head south on I-65 to the Watterson Expressway (I-264) east, take exit 14, keep left at the fork, turn left on KY 864 (Poplar Level Road), turn right on Taylor Avenue, the Mega Cavern is at the end of the road.

Churchill Downs

Where horse racing calls home! The famed track of the Kentucky Oaks & Derby!

 

700 Central Avenue

 

From the Belknap Campus, head south on Third Street to Central Avenue, turn right to head west, the track is on the left.

Louisville Zoo

Meet the world of animals at the Louisville Zoo!

 

1100 Trevilian Way

 

From the Belknap Campus, head east on Eastern Parkway to KY 864 (Poplar Level Road), turn right to head south to Trevilian Way, turn left to head east, the zoo is on the right.

Museums 

There are over 34 museums in the Metro area. Check them all out, we recommend starting with the Louisville Slugger!

 

800 West Main Street

 

From the Belknap Campus, head north on Second Street to Main Street, turn left to go west, the museum is on the left after several blocks.

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