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Kentucky Derby

by Richt2u

Going to the derby for the first time this May. Suggestions of where to eat and where to have fun- ther are 5 of us and we are all in are 50's.

Re: Kentucky Derby

by ginalynne

Louisville has all types of restaurants---of course there are all the major chain places, but I think the best food can be found along Frankfort Avenue. This is a diverse and "artsy" area where you can find anything from Fat Jimmy's pizza to top flight pub grub at the Irish Rover. As far as places to have fun, it depends on what you like to do. The J.B. Speed Art Museum has a small but impressive collection and if you are in Louisville for the Derby, you'll be able to catch the last few days of a special exhibition of the work of western artists Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. Louisville is also home to the Louisville Slugger Museum as well as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. There are tons of architectural and historical attractions, plus the Louisville Zoo. Near Louisville, you will find the world's largest floating casino. I suggest checking out for info on just about everything the city has to offer.

Re: Re: Kentucky Derby

by Richt2u

Thanks for the info

RE: Kentucky Derby

by Little_Lou_Lou

Just make sure you eat and drink before you go. They are no longer allowing coolers in the infield and refreshments are nt cheap. Have fun, it's a great experience!!!

RE: Kentucky Derby

by valita1984

You will have to drink a mint julep at the Derby (we all do, even though they are awful!), but here is a little recipe for mint juleps from Louisville legend "Marse Henry" Watterson:

"Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form on it. Select the choicer sprigs only, but do not rinse them. Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey. Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away, and drink the whiskey."

Limestone Restaurant is excellent (pricey, but worth it)
Lynn's Paradise Cafe, if you want to see the worst lamps in the world on your table (they support a contest at the State Fair each year) and great food

Welcome! and enjoy!

Travel Tips for Louisville

If you've never been here, you...

by John195123

If you've never been here, you should come during the spring and visit Churchill Downs, a very green, bright and vibrant display of Kentucky heritage and spirit. Not to mention they have horsies there. And betting. And, well, Mint Juleps.....they say everything's drunker when yer green... or is it everything's greener when yer drunk??? I don't know as I don't drink anyway.............. One of my favorite things to do in Louisville is to come home to it. I miss, living in Colorado, the lush greenness of the state of Kentucky. Especially in the spring, everything is very green...before the summer heat hits, that is.

Golfing... there are quite a...

by dzni

Golfing... there are quite a few public golf courses around, and most of the larger parks have one. Also there is Sleepy Hollow outside the city, and a recent PGA Championship was played at the famous Valhalla Golf Club (which is very prestigious, and I'm not sure if you can play without being a member... and if you can, it's not going to be less than $100 a game... maybe more). Bellarmine College has a nice little par-3 course that's pretty cheap. And lastly, you can check out Quail Chase, which is another supposedly nice course.


by dzni about Kingfish

A local seafood chain... if you go, go to the one off of Zorn Ave. on the river, where they have a fairly classic riverboat theme inside. Oh, but the good part of this place is that it overlooks the river, which is really nice. Seafood ;)


by John195123

I have never sat at this restaurant, but I have eaten their food. While it was very good, it, by nature, was greasy. But, I'd go again any day.
Note the juxtaposition with Papa John's.... mmmm pizza

Louisville Slugger Museum

by pearlie147

For baseball fans, this is a great place to visit. The short video in the beginning of the tour takes you through a brief history of 'Sluggers'. The guided tour takes you through the step by step process of how the Louisville Slugger is made!


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