Quality Inn & Suites University/Airport
311 E Gaulbert Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 638-6100
Fax: (502) 638-6236
Old Louisville just might be one of the grandest old neighborhoods in the South -- if not the world. Ancient mansions and ancient oaks line ancient boulevards and avenues, and they all lead to one place: Central Park. It's a square block shrouded in shade and filled with neighbors enjoying their sunny afternoons. Kids play in the fountain, adults hone their backhand on the tennis court. All enjoy the pathways and shaded picnic spots. During the summer months, an amphitheater draws crowds, and they're kept safe by the on-site branch of the Louisville PD.
Louisville Free Public Library dates back to 1906, it was founded owing to the generous donations of Andrew Carnegie. The library building has featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Check website for details.
The Kentucky Derby, held annually at the fabulous Churchill Downs, is often said to be 'The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.' The museum, which is located just outside the racecourse, elaborately presents the history of this racing tradition through more than 20,000 items that have been collected since its inception in 1875. Exhibits include trophies, sculptures, photographs and paintings along with Derby souvenirs and the private collections of former horse trainers and jockeys. Tours can be made with the museum to visit the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs as well.
Home to the famous Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs represents the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown (The Preakness and Belmont Stakes are the other two). Churchill Downs first opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby in that same year. Aside from witnessing the "Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" (that is if you can procure tickets to the race), it still a great place to visit outside of the first Saturday in May. The season runs from April to November and even if you can't make it to the Derby, you can still wear your favorite hat and order a Mint Julep.
The Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House, or the United States Post Office, Court House and Custom House is a historic government building situtated in Louisville, Kentucky. The building includes a post office, a custom house and a courthouse. The structure was constructed in 1932 in the Classical Revival style of architecture, with its limestone exteriors and elaborate pilasters. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
The Brennan House is a Victorian mansion in downtown Louisville that is filled with an entirely original family collection. It is listed on the National Register and is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization open to the public.
The Pendennis Club stands as a monumental private club in the city of Louisville in the U.S. State of Kentucky. The site dates back to the year 1928, and this historical club still serves its members. For details about the membership and club services, check website or call ahead.
Kentucky Kingdom is a fun seasonal amusement park and water park. Get an adrenaline rush on a roller coaster ride, then jump on the swinging pirate ship, and then relax on the carousal. With tons of rides you'll find something for everyone, from little kids to adult thrill seekers. Afterwards cool off at Hurricane Bay which has water rides including a wave pool, slides, and a lazy river.
The Cathedral of the Assumption was founded in 1811 and gave rise to an infirmary and orphanage. One of the oldest United States cathedrals still in use, today the church continues to aid those in need. It is comprised of over 54 separate ministries, and sponsors community outreach programs - including feeding the hungry and caring for the homeless.
Formerly known as the Jefferson County Courthouse, the Louisville Metro Hall was a Gideon Shryyock architectural style structure. Featuring the bays on the facade with a huge entrance that leads one into the building is absolutely stunning. The metro hall is a place that serves as a great county place for Louiville. There are several events organised by the officials for the young kids, one of the very famous event was plantation of trees throughout Louisville and the same was a great success.
Originally known as the Southern National Bank, the Old Bank of Louisville is a great Greek Revival structure made up of brick and limestone. Considered to be as one of the most sophisticated and elite commercial structures, the bank looks great in it's interior and exterior styling. The bank stands original as it is even today, after it was built first, and is currently used as the lobby for the Actors Theater of Louisville.
Situated at a prime location in Louisville, the John B. Castleman monument adorns the Cherokee Triangle. The monument is built to honor Castleman, who was a Confederate officer during the time of Civil War. The statue is made from bronze and stands 15 feet (4.57 meter) tall. The monument sees him riding on his favorite mare.