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A Bunch of Fun Stuff to Do With Your Kids in...
There are a ton of Louisville kids attractions that families can enjoy in every season, even if you're on a tight budget.
Top 10 July 4th Events
Where to celebrate July 4th, and see Independence Day fireworks, in Louisville, KY.
Free Things You Should Totally Do in Louisville
You don't have to spend a fortune in order to have a fun night on the town in Louisville. There are a ton of free things to do in Louisville if you know where to go.
Get Up to Speed on Kentucky Liquor Laws
Regulations regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol vary from state to state. The following is a brief overview of Kentucky liquor laws.
Top Louisville Attractions
A visit to Louisville is incomplete without making stops at the following top Louisville attractions.
10 Romantic Things to Do in Louisville
Whether you're taking someone out on a first date or celebrating your 50th anniversary, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Louisville.
Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville
These ten day trips from Louisville are all within 100 miles and an hour and a half of driving time from Louisville – perfect for a day away from home.
YAY! YAY! YAY! The Waterfront Independence...
YAY! YAY! YAY! The Waterfront Independence Festival is back in full swing for 2015!!!
Top 10 Louisville Weekend Getaways
These ten Louisville weekend getaways are all within 300 miles and five hours of driving time from Louisville - perfect for a short weekend away from home.
Free Louisville Kids Activities
Instead of wasting all of your money doing things that don't even last long enough to cure the boredom, check out one of these free Louisville kids activities.
Louisville Fireworks Laws: What You Need to Know
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Top 10 Louisville Parks
One of the biggest local attractions is the Louisville parks system. There are more than 120 public parks in the metro area alone, many created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.
Things to Do with Toddlers in Louisville
It can be hard to find fun things to do with a toddler in Louisville. The following Louisville attractions are toddler-friendly: safe and fun for your children aged three and under.
Top 5 Questions About Belle of Louisville
Belle of Louisville is the oldest river steamboat still in operation.
Get to Know Louisville's Shopping Malls
There are several Louisville malls to choose from when you're up for shopping. Here is a list of malls to help find the best for your shopping needs.
FREE movies! Yeah, Summertime...
Where can I see free summer movies?
Top 5 Louisville Breakfast Restaurants
When I'm in the mood for a real breakfast--a breakfast my grandma would be proud of--I head out to one of these locally-owned Louisville breakfast restaurants.
The Summit Louisville Profile - Shopping Center...
The Summit Louisville is an outlet mall with nearly 400,000 square feet of retail space, featuring stores such as Pier 1, Gap, Express, Barnes & Noble, and Bath and Body Works.
Top 10 Frankfort Ave. Restaurants
Many Frankfort Ave. restaurants have been awarded Louisville Magazine Best of Louisville and LEO Weekly Reader's Choice awards. These 10 Frankfort Ave. restaurants showcase the best food that Clifton and Crescent Hill have to offer.
Profile of Proof Gallery Louisville at 21c...
The Proof Gallery in Louisville housed within the 21c Museum Hotel is a 9000 sq. ft. art museum that is funded and operated by the International Contemporary Art Foundation.
Review of the Louisville Science Center
The Louisville Science Center is an interactive learning center with more than 150 exhibits and a four-story IMAX Theater.
Concerts! Summer! Free!
Waterfront Wednesdays, Cherokee Triangle, and Fourth Street Live! Where to see FREE outdoor concerts in Louisville.
7 Most Romantic Restaurants in Louisville
As I was making my decision on what places to include in this list of the most romantic restaurants in Louisville, I found myself with a song from the Disney movie Lady and The Tramp stuck in my head. If you want to have your own Lady and The Tramp romantic dinner, these places are the restaurants in Louisville where romance is most likely to occur.
Belle of Louisville - Belle of Louisville Profile
The Belle of Louisville is the oldest river steamboat in continuous use. She is one of Louisville's biggest attractions among visitors to the city as well as a favorite piece of local culture among Louisville residents.
Louisville's Best Live Music Bars
If you're looking for a great place to listen to live music in Louisville, you'll definitely want to make these local bars and clubs among your first stops.
Outdoor movies, Forecastle, (and Lebowski Fest,...
What is there to do in July in and around Louisville, KY? Plenty! Outdoor movies, Forecastle, Bastille parties (and Lebowski Fest, and July 4th...)
Top 10 New Attractions in Louisville from...
While every new addition to the city over the 2000-2010 decade added to the city's character, the following ten additions are definitely the best new attractions in Louisville.
Best Maple Syrup Festival Around...and FREE
The Maple Syrup Festival is a popular annual event
Finding Louisville Restaurant Coupons and...
There are a lot of different ways to save money when dining out by using Louisville restaurant coupons or purchasing discounted gift certificates.
Louisville Slugger Museum Profile
The Louisville Slugger Museum is a museum and factory where Louisville Slugger baseball bats are created and baseball's history is preserved.
Top 10 Highlands Restaurants
While there are many chains and fast food joints along the Bardstown Road stretch, these Highlands restaurants are among the most popular and original.
Celebrate Independence Day along the Ohio...
Enjoy Independence Day at this FREE Louisville event. It's a chance to enjoy the holiday with family and friends (not to mention a front row view of the Ohio River).
Top 10 Things to Do in Louisville with Kids
Things to do in Louisville with kids. What is there to do in Louisville with kids?
The Louisville Zoo
While the main attraction at the Louisville Zoo is the wildlife, there are a lot of other fun things to do at the zoo that have nothing to do with animals.
Louisville Summer Attractions
I love summer, especially a Louisville summer. It may be humid and muggy out, but there are so many great things to do that you’ll soon get over being out of your cool home.
Find Louisville Free Stuff
If you think you have to have money to hit the town and have fun in Louisville, you're completely wrong. There is a ton of Louisville free stuff to appease even those who have to dig change out of their couch for gas money to get out of the house.
Food, drinks, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and...
Where is the Flea Off Market? Louisville.
5 Things You Must Know Before Moving to...
A list of the five things that every Louisville resident knows, and the five things you must know before moving to Louisville.
Profile of Iroquois Park in Louisville
First planned as a "scenic reservation" by Frederick Law Olmstead, Iroquois Park in Louisville is known
Annual Louisville Free Concerts
In addition to the number of national acts that play ticketed concerts every year in Louisville, there are also a number of major bands playing Louisville free concerts throughout the year.
Profile of Oxmoor Mall Louisville
The Oxmoor Mall Louisville is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants, including American Eagle Outfitters, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gymboree, Old Navy, and Pottery Barn Kids.
Water Parks in Indiana and Kentucky
Looking for indoor water parks in Louisville, KY? Well, here is a list of water parks (some indoor, some outdoor) in and around Louisville.
Top Louisville Museums
Visiting Louisville museums is a fun and educational activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year.
Setting Up Your Utilities in Louisville and...
A list of the available cable, gas, electric, water, Internet, telephone, trash, and sewer companies in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Henry Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties in Indiana.
2015 Summer Season for Kentucky Shakespeare
Headed to Old Louisville to check out a few of the plays in the 2015 summer season? Here are Kentucky Shakespeare’s main productions of 2015.
Famous Foods of Louisville
What food is Louisville's claim to fame? Plenty! Derby Pie, Burgoo, Modjeskas, and more. (The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.)
Kentucky Unemployment Benefits: What You Should...
Find out how to file for Kentucky unemployment benefits and discover the answers to the most common unemployment benefit questions.
Top 10 Spots for Visitors
Places to go and things to do in Louisville with out-of-town guests.
School Dates You Need to Know
What is the JCPS school calendar for 2014-2015 academic year? First day, winter break, summer break, and more. School dates every parent (and student) needs to know.
Kentucky Derby Facts and History
The Kentucky Derby is Louisville’s biggest annual event that draws an average of 150,000 visitors each year.
The Highlands Bars, Pubs, and Clubs
While most tourists to Louisville head down to Fourth Street Live for a night on the town, most locals head to the stretch of Bardstown Road that is home to the Highlands' bars, pubs, and clubs.
Find Free Events Louisville
In almost every month of the year there is something incredibly fun and absolutely free going on in Louisville. The following free events Louisville will keep you inexpensively entertained throughout the year.
Submit a Kentucky State Fair Entry
If you're interested in submitting a Kentucky State Fair entry to the next annual competition program, you can find more information here. Page 8.
Top 5 Free Things to Do During Summer
Short on cash? No worries, there are plenty of free activities (concert, movies, and tours) to enjoy during the days and nights of summer.
Best Places to Watch Thunder Over Louisville
If you want to enjoy the annual fireworks show to its fullest, then you're going to need to know the best places to watch Thunder Over Louisville.
Review of Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville
Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville is a two-story nightclub that houses five different bars, each offering a different type of music or entertainment.
Profile of the First Friday Trolley Hop
Held on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Trolley Hop is a tour of dozens of art galleries located on the Main, Market, and Fourth Street strips in Downtown Louisville.
Best Louisville Pizza Restaurants
There are a lot of pizza joints around town, but these Louisville pizza restaurants serve up the best pizza in Kentuckiana.
Top 5 Indoor Destinations for Kids
Indoor party rooms at Incredible Dave's in Louisville.
Art, Outings, and History...for FREE!
Wait, I can see contemporary art, make a craft with my kids, and learn about the history of Louisville...for FREE?! Yes. Yes, you can.
Profile of Waterfront Park in Louisville
Since its inception in 1986, Waterfront Park in Louisville has been the city's means of reclaiming a viable green space that urban residents would find attractive for recreation and leisure from what was once one of the most dilapidated areas in town.
Profile of St. Matthews Mall in Louisville
The 1.1 million square foot St. Matthews Mall in Louisville has more than 130 stores, including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor Loft, bebe, Brooks Brothers, Brookstone, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma.
Profile of Cherokee Park in Louisville
With amenities like a 2.4 mile scenic loop, a fenced dog park, and a bird sanctuary, Cherokee Park Louisville entertains close to 500,000 visitors a year, making it one of the 50 most-visited parks in the United States.
Top 5 Day Trips from Louisville for Families
There is plenty to do in Louisville, but once the kids are out of school it's fun to take a trip or two. The destinations below are an easy drive.
Highlands Louisville Neighborhood Profile
Often referred to as “The Strip” or “Restaurant Row,” Highlands Louisville is best known for its eclectic local shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks Show
Each year, close to half a million people gather around Louisville's riverfront to watch Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks show in the world and the opening event for the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good...
On June 1, 2015, two longstanding establishments abruptly closed. Alas, all good things come to an end.
Stroll Above the Ohio River
Free and open all hours of the day, the Big Four Bridge is open to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Cause this is THRILLER! Thriller night...
Annual gathering of zombies in The Highlands.
Main Street Walking Tour
Louisville Slugger Museum offers up an entertaining tour.
St. Matthews Louisville Neighborhood Profile
St. Matthews Louisville is the city's largest shopping district--two malls as well as one of nearly every chain store in Louisville can be found on Shelbyville Road.
Best Louisville Fish Restaurants
Whether you're a seafood lover or a Catholic looking for some non-meat options on a Friday during Lent, you'll want to know where to find all of the best Louisville fish restaurants.
Kentucky State Fair Photography Competition
The Kentucky State Fair photography competition is one of the most popular exhibits within the Kentucky State Fair art display. Page 11.
What is the Plant Zone for Louisville, KY?
What plants thrive in Louisville?
Review of Louisville Ghost Tours
Louisville Ghost Tours is a local group that offers walking tours of the haunted buildings of Downtown Louisville. A guide dressed in Victorian costume takes tour participants to several Louisville landmarks, telling stories of the city's haunted past along the way.
Profile of River Falls Mall Clarksville
In 2005, the River Falls Mall in Clarksville was replaced entirely with a nearly 300,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops store. Today, the River Falls Mall property is home to less than ten stores and includes a Great Escape Theater.
Profile of Huber's Farm in Starlight, Indiana
Huber's Farm Starlight's Children's Farm Park is a great place to spend a day with children of all ages, with amenities such as a petting zoo, tractor rides, slides, mazes, and jumping pillows.
Bullitt Blast: Bullitt County's Fourth of July...
Every Fourth of July, residents of Bullitt County, Kentucky, gather to watch fireworks, ride rides, listen to live music, and enjoy a car show at the free annual Bullitt County Fourth of July festival.
Louisville: Jefferson County Schools Academic...
What is the JCPS school calendar for 2013-2014
Louisville Summer Camps for Kids
Where are the summer day camps in Louisville, KY?
Where to Get a Vegan Meal
Top Restaurants for a Vegan Meal in Louisville
Louisville's Panhandling Ordinance
On Dec. 31, 2007, Mayor Jerry Abramsom approved the Louisville Panhandling Ordinance in an attempt to curtail the types of panhandling that cause people to fear for their safety.
Corydon Fourth of July Fireworks Show
The free annual Corydon Fourth of July fireworks show rivals anything that explodes over the Ohio River, and the best part is that it's not nearly as crowded as anything you'll find to do during Fourth of July weekend in Louisville.
Louisville Movie Theaters and Listings
If you're heading out to catch a movie tonight, you'll want to know where to find all of the Louisville movie theaters and listings.
Toast on Market Is Going Stale
Toast is the most boring breakfast food I can think of, and the same can easily be said about Toast on Market.
Switch up your diet with vegetarian meals...
Going vegan isn't difficult. Make friends, dine out, or cook at home (there are tips on how to make fantastic hummus) while adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Highland Louisville Picture Tour
Explore Highland Louisville, one of the city's most unique neighborhoods, through pictures of some of its biggest attractions, restaurants, and stores.
How to Get Kentucky Derby Tickets
The process of obtaining Kentucky Derby tickets depends first on where you want to watch the Derby. There are several different ways to get into Churchill Downs on Derby day.
How to Pick the Perfect Kentucky Derby Hat
Kentucky Derby hats are not only a tradition; they're also said to be good luck. Here you'll find everything you need to find the perfect hat for the big event.
What is the Bourbon Trail?
Learn more about Kentucky's Bourbon Trail. Where is it? How does it work?
Understanding Louisville Interstates
A list of all of Louisville's major interstates, including the directions they run in and where they'll take you.
Looking for a water park near Louisville?
Where is a water park in Louisville, KY?
Kids Eat Free at Local Restaurants
Are there restaurants with kids-eat-free days in Louisville?
Tips for Cheap Louisville Living
The tricks of cheap Louisville living are simple and could save you thousands of dollars each year on shopping, entertainment, and family expenses.
Spirit of Jefferson
The Spirit of Jefferson is an excursion boat, she cruises the Ohio River.
Best donuts in Kentucky and Indiana? Here are 5...
If you are wondering where the best donuts in Kentucky and Indiana are, here are five worthy contenders.
Profile of Germantown Louisville
Germantown Louisville is often a less expensive option as far as cost of living in the city is concerned, and many individuals have used that as an excuse to adopt Germantown as their home.
Harrison County Fair Parade 4-H Entrants
This photo gallery is composed of images of the 2008 Harrison County Fair opening parade, held July 27th, 2008, in Corydon, Indiana. Page 12.
Lynn's Paradise Cafe Ugly Lamp Contest
Sponsored by Lynn's Paradise Café, the Kentucky State Fair Ugly Lamp Contest is one of the most popular fair displays. Page 9.
Goodwill Hunting at Goodwill Louisville Stores
If you're interested in going Goodwill hunting, consider these ratings on the following Goodwill Louisville stores.
Top 3 St. Matthews Restaurants
St. Matthews is full of chain restaurants with the same basic menu, but there are a few St. Matthews restaurants that offer interesting and delicious dining choices.
Louisville Zip Codes by Neighborhood
When you're trying to shop for a house or apartment by neighborhood, it helps to know the Louisville zip codes for those neighborhoods.
Urban Bourbon Trail? What Is That?
Experience the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville, KY.
Where to Volunteer
Where can I volunteer in Louisville, KY?
What Time Zone Is Louisville KY In?
Louisville clocks run on Eastern Daylight Time. Louisville does participate in Daylight Saving Time, so we change our clocks in March and October.
Clifton Louisville Neighborhood Profile
The eclectic Clifton Louisville neighborhood has grown around the Frankfort Avenue niche shops and locally-owned restaurants that are reminiscent of Bardstown Road but without the overwhelming nightlife scene.
Review of Lilly's Bistro in Louisville
I decided to try Lilly's Bistro in Louisville based on a reader's recommendation. It was the most expensive and longest meal of my life, but it was by far the best meal I've ever eaten.
Top 5 Shopping Malls in Louisville
There are plenty of shopping destinations in and around Louisville. If you are looking to get all your needs met at one destination, check out one of these top shopping malls.
Louisville Airport Information
Louisville airport parking is much easier and more convenient than parking at many other major city airports. Page 5.
Louisville's Germantown Bars
Many Germantown bars cater primarily to the long-time residents of the neighborhood, but many also cater to the college and young professional crowds.
5 Steps to a DIY Derby Hat
Easy to follow steps on how to make a Kentucky Derby hat.
Top Louisville Events by Month
Looking for things to do in Louisville, KY? If so, check out these events (all organized by month). What to do with kids, date night ideas, and so much more.
Actors Theatre Shares a Recipe from Dracula
A recipe for making fake blood from Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Louisville Zoo Halloween Party
The Louisville Zoo Halloween party, known as the World's Largest Halloween Party, is an annual event that occurs throughout October at the Louisville Zoo.
3 Ways to Find Singles in Louisville
Having trouble meeting someone special? Try these three ideas for places where you can meet other singles in Louisville who might share your interests, passions, and life goals.
Top 10 Mexican Restaurants
Where is the best Mexican food in Louisville, KY?
Doc’s Cantina to open waterfront location
Doc’s Cantina to open waterfront location. The Tex-Mex restaurant is taking over the former Tumbleweed location.
Movies, inside and out, for FREE
Where can I see free summer movies in Louisville? Flicks screen for free (some indoor and some out) throughout summer.
Maker's Mark Distillery
Can I tour Makers Mark? Louisville.
It's hot...what else is shaking?
What is there to do in August?
Muhammad Ali Center Profile
The Muhammad Ali Center is both a museum and a center for education and inspiration that was designed around the six values that have been most prominent in Ali's life.
Louisville Winter Attractions
It takes something really special to get me out of the house when it's as cold as it is during a Louisville winter. Luckily there are enough great Louisville winter attractions to keep me from hibernating until spring.
Wheel Fun Rentals Louisville
Wheel Fun Rentals is stationed in Louisville's Waterfront Park. They rent several different styles of bikes, and in 2009 they launched the Guided City Bike Tour.
Profile of the Mega Cavern Historic Tram Tour
What is the Louisville Mega Cavern?
Best Burgers in Louisville, KY
Where is the best burger in Louisville?
Haunted Houses in Louisville...Bwa ha ha....
There are plenty of haunted attractions in and around Louisville, KY
WDRB FOX 41 Louisville Profile
WDRB FOX 41 is a Louisville local TV and news station that is affiliated with FOX.
Blue Star Museums Offer Free Admission to...
Military families can enjoy free admission to Blue Star Museums during summer months.
15 Things to Do While Visiting Louisville,...
Whether you are a resident or tourist, there are always things to do in Louisville. From Derby to Kentucky Kingdom (as well as historical tours, like Locust Grove and the Frazier Museum) there is always more to see in Kentucky.
Profile of Corydon IN
Corydon IN is a small town approximately 30 miles west of Louisville that is best known for being Indiana's first state capital. Corydon's Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Old Orange Tractor
This photo gallery is composed of images of the 2008 Harrison County Fair opening parade, held July 27th, 2008, in Corydon, Indiana. Page 4.
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard offers up family fun.
Fab Derby Party Guide!
How to throw a Kentucky Derby Party.
What is the Mellwood Art Center? (Hint: artist...
What is the Mellwood Art Center? (Hint: artist studios, shops, cafés)
Kentucky Art Car Weekend Photo Gallery
Presented by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Art Car Weekend is a display of artistic cars from all over the country.
Actors Theatre Art Gallery
The Actors Theatre art gallery is a display of a diverse array of artwork created by both local and regional artists that fills the hallways of Actors Theatre.
Live Theatre in Louisville
Where can I see a play in Louisville?
Top 10 Places to Get a Beer in Louisville
With five breweries and an uncountable number of restaurants and pubs, there are a lot of places to get a beer in Louisville. However, the following ten restaurants and bars offer an unparalleled selection of beers to satisfy any palate.
Gallopalooza Horses Photo Gallery
If you've lived in Louisville for any amount of time, you've certainly seen those painted horses that stand in front of businesses all over Kentuckiana.
Profile of Baxter Avenue Theater in Louisville
Baxter Avenue Theater in Louisville is the city's premiere multiplex for small independent, foreign, and art films.
Top 3 Old Louisville Restaurants
Old Louisville is better known for amazing Victorian architecture than it is for great dining, but there are a few Old Louisville restaurants that are worth taking a trip to the neighborhood for something other than house gazing and Shakespeare in the Park.
Ornate and Exquisite: The Louisville Palace
See performers at this ornate piece of Louisville history.
How to File Your Kentucky State Income Tax Return
All residents of the state as well as certain non-residents who earned income in Kentucky must file a Kentucky state income tax return. Kentucky residents are also responsible for local taxes based on their county of residence.
Review of Proof on Main in Louisville
The food and service at Proof on Main in Louisville were simply amazing – every detail was carefully attended to, and every bite of food was as extraordinary as the first.
Downtown Louisville Apartments
After decades of abandonment and decay, Downtown Louisville has recently reemerged as one of Louisville's hippest neighborhoods, leaving many individuals looking for Downtown Louisville apartments.
Top 5 Kentucky Derby Festival Events
If you're trying to decide what Kentucky Derby Festival events to attend, you're going to want to know the five most anticipated and exciting Kentucky Derby Festival events.
Louisville's Best Sushi Restaurants
There are a lot of sushi restaurants in Louisville, but if you're looking for the best sushi restaurants in Louisville you're going to want to check these places out.
Mall St. Matthews: What Stores Are There?
If you are in the need of a birthday present, a holiday gift, or a little something for yourself, there is plenty to choose from at St. Matthew Mall. Here is a list of stores and destinations at Mall St. Matthews...
Kentucky State Fair Art Competition
The Kentucky State Fair art competition is one of the most popular Main Street attractions. Local artists submit their work to the Kentucky State Fair art competition in a number of forms, including paintings, photography, sculptures, charcoals, and more. Page 10.
Top 3 Germantown Restaurants
These restaurants are not only some of the best Germantown restaurants, but also some of the best restaurants in Louisville.

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