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Louisville help?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Max Mercy, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Max Mercy

    Max Mercy Member

    Need a little advice. I'm going to a wedding in early October in Louisville, Ky. My wife and I are looking to make a mini-vacation out of it, since we both only have two days of vacation left. Neither of us has ever been to Louisville. Any recommendations on how to make four days in the Louisville area (we'll be renting a car, and we're very willing to drive around the region a couple hours in any direction if there's something worth doing) seem like a real vacation? Relaxing is a plus, but cool stuff that has to be seen will be seen. Thanks!
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Three words: Muhammad Ali Center.

    Holy shit, is that an awesome museum. Even if you're not into boxing. Wow, wow, wow.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Gotta visit the Louisville Slugger factory. I never get tired of that place . . . and I don't even like baseball!
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Churchill Downs will still be racing at that point.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Intrigued by the shape, sc? :D
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Second Ali and the Slugger Museum. At night go to Fourth Street Live for a shitload of entertainment/restaurants and the like. It's been a year and a half since I was there so they've probably added a lot more stuff, but it's worth checking out. Also I'd recommend the Louisville Science Center. I know it sounds nerdy, but they have one of the best IMAX theaters around and it's a fun place to go. If you're into live theater and such, check out the Louisville Palace.

    Forgot what Mark mentioned....Churchill will be rounding out its fall meet around that time. October is a great time to go to Churchill because it's not crowded at all.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Or maybe I'm just intrigued by the feel of wood in my hands.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Ditto on the Slugger museum. Very, very well-done.

    Also, go down to River Street and have dinner on the water. I know there's a floating Joe's Crab Shack within a short driving distance of the Ali center, and that's not the only restaurant around there. Freelance would know more, I imagine ...
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    A lot of people recommend the Louisville Slugger museum. Never been there myself.

    Of course there's the Churchill Downs museum. Pretty good.

    There's the Speed Museum on the campus of U of L. Also pretty good.

    Check out Lexington, but go via U.S. 60(?) past Versailles and all of the big-ass horse farms.

    There's bars aplenty. I'm old school -- I like Bardstown Road, and particularly, the Outlook Inn. But many swear by the new (to me since it wasn't there when I was there) bar district downtown which is pretty nice.

    I've very partial to staying at the Seelbach Hotel downtown when I can.

    And I'm not sure if its still there, but Sportstime Pizza in New Albany roolz hard. I also like Mark's Feed Store for "comfort" food, aka, ribs with barbeque sauce that drips down from the heavens.

    EarXTacy is a decent music store on Bardstown. Wild & Wooley Video was the greatest video store of all time when VHS was predominant, not sure how its adapted to the DVD age.

    You could also visit my old apartment on Grinstead Avenue. Tell the bugs Bubbler sent ya!
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That may be the dirtiest thing ever said on the board. 8)
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Probably not. The fall meet generally goes through November and is only a month long.
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    The year I worked the fall meet it was in October. So he might just get lucky and catch a few races.
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