Fort Duffield Mountain Bike Park
In the hills around Fort Duffield there are over 10 miles of mountain bike trails. The hills are hevely wooded and some of the trails are quite steep, but all in all it is a good bike park. The Park is located about 20 miles South of Louisville, Ky on US hwy 31W. At the South side of West Point watch for the side road turning to the left, across traffic. The bike park is set to use the hills around Fort Duffield but the Fort itself is off limits to bikes.
U of L Sports Memorabilia
My very first night in town a few weeks back after a long drive down from Fort Wayne, we didn't really want to search too long and hard for a place to eat. So as I usually do if I don't have anywhere specific in mind, I will ask the person at the front desk of the hotel what they would recommend that is close by. Whenever you get a young person (someone under the age of 30) at the desk, they will always start by rattling off the near by chain restaurants. I usually stop this "chain pitch" before they get started, but she started straight on until I said how about something local and not a chain. She then directed me to the Cardinal Cafe about 1 1/2 miles from the hotel and even gave me a coupon for a free appetizer.
2 co-workers and myself went in and sat in 1 of 2 dining areas they had. Usually when a place is average I don't really remember too much what I ate and in the case of the Cardinal HOF Cafe the food was fine, just not very original or memorable.
Anyway, the next night a bigger group was in town and guess where they wanted to go? The Louisville HOF Cafe, so day 2 in Louisville and I've only eaten at 1 place. The next week the group again wanted to go here. Again, because I wasn't paying but the local manager was I again went along for the chance to talk about war stories from days past.
Don't get me wrong, the place is ok, just not a place I would go back to 3 out of the first 4 nights in town. They have a lot of interesting sports history pictures and other assorted memorabilia from the University of Louisville which is right down the road. A unique feature is that they have large TV's scattered throughout and then small TV's at every little booth if you choose to sit there.
Check out the website below if you want to see the menu selections.
California Pizza Kitchen...
California Pizza Kitchen serves good, over baked pizzas in the restaurant and carry-out. They also offer soups and salads as well as some appetizers like Tuscan Hummus and Singapore Shrimp Rolls. The pizzas are excellent, and the prices, well, it ain't cheap. A pizza here is about 10-12 inches across for $7.79 to $10.79.
Well, they serve beer here, and wines, which is good. They have some beer on tap, Arizona Iced Tea, and IBC Root Beer. There is a fine selection of desserts and coffee. The BBQ Chicken Pizza ($8.99) is very good, as is the Carne Asada ($9.99).
River Boat Ride
While in Louisville you must take 4th street to the Ohio River and take a ride on the Belle of Louisville, a floating National Historic Landmark. The Belle is a restored river boat that offers dinner cruises up and down the Ohio River. It drives home the feelings of what it was like 100 years ago on the river.
Louisville Science Center is...
Louisville Science Center is extensive in it's exhibits. I haven't been there for a long time, but I spent the night there once, back in grade school. That was fun!!
LouSci has an IMAX theater!!!!