Quality Inn & Suites University/Airport
311 E Gaulbert Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 638-6100
Fax: (502) 638-6236
311 E Gaulbert Ave, Louisville, KY, US, 40208
- Phone: (502) 638-6100
- Fax: (502) 638-6236
Arts & Museums
Located at the University of Louisville, the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium provides an exciting look at the heavens. The 160-seat theater gives audiences a 360-degree view of a realistic night sky from their tilted seats. With special holiday events, daily shows, enlightening lectures, and group discounts, the planetarium is a stellar way to begin or further a lifelong interest in the universe beyond this planet.
Founded in 1927, this is the first and largest public art museum in the area. It holds over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art. The museum has distinguished collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, 18th century French art, Renaissance and Baroque tapestries, and significant holdings of contemporary American painting and sculpture. African and Native American works also represent a growing segment of the museum's collection.
Located in the Ferguson Mansion, The Filson Historical Society is the best place to check the history of Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. Established in 1884, it was named after John Filson, an early Kentucky explorer. It has since then chronicled these regions stories through countless documents, books, artifacts, portraits, historic photographs and prints, manuscripts and more.
The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is nestled in the charming Old Louisville neighborhood. Steeped in history, this beautiful Victorian building was once the home of William and Elaine Caldwell. It restores the splendid architecture and preserves a collection of antiques and memorabilia that belonged to the Conrad and Caldwell families. Marvel at the original furnishings, exquisite paintings and ornate chandeliers that reflect life in the early 20th Century. This heritage venue forms a great backdrop for weddings and special events.
Their headquarters building contains a number of copies and original artwork that commemorate the people and events of the Revolutionary War.
Located in the Historic Russell District, this African American Museum offers a variety of unique exhibits and special events.
Whiskey connoisseur or not, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a must visit when in Louisville. This establishment is named after Kentucky's pioneering distiller and offers an insight into Williams' life and work. A guided tour of the distillery features an audio-visual interactive exhibition on the history of bourbon and its manufacturing process through the times. Visitors can also witness the state-of-the-art mechanism in use. At the end of the tour, sample some varieties like rye bourbon and single barrel bourbon, and take home unique souvenirs like bourbon mustard, maple syrup and toffee.
The multi-dimensional Glassworks is a gallery, workshop, studio, gift shop, and event venue all in one. Come watch glassmakers transform globs of melted glass into exquisite pieces of art. Tours are offered every day but Sunday. Those eager to learn the trade themselves can take classes or drop in to the Walk-In Workshop. Glassworks also hosts birthday parties, and is available to rent for group functions (event planners even have the option of renting glass-making demonstrations during their function).
Cobalt Artworks is a gallery in downtown Louisville featuring artwork from a shifting series of artists, along with gift and souvenir items for sale. Their first exhibit was a year-long retrospective on artist LeRoy Neiman - known for his brightly-colored work featuring golf and horse-racing.
Ever wanted to learn tapestry weaving or carve delicate features from stone? The Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft is the place to explore hidden talents in their array of workshops, browse art exhibits in the gallery, and shop for unique gifts at the gift store. Workshops for adults and children teach skills as varied as quilt-making and drawing, and classes are also offered for special needs students. Constantly-changing art exhibits and a permanent collection charge a small fee for admittance.
The Louisville Science Center is the place to be for family fun in downtown Louisville. From interactive exhibits to educational events and IMAX presentations, there's something here for kids of all ages. Exhibits focus on both general science and regional specialties such as agriculture, and rotating traveling shows keep visitors enthralled year round. See website for full calendar, movie showtimes and more.
Looming like an all-American obelisk over downtown Louisville, the Louisville Slugger Museum's signature giant-size baseball bat is recognized the world over as the biggest, bestest piece of ash in existence. Inside the facility, visitors are treated to as well-rounded a baseball experience as could be offered at even the most premiere ballparks in the league. You'll be immersed in history, technology and heart for the better part of an afternoon. The best part is the brief tour of the factory floor, where you'll see real live Louisville Sluggers being crafted out of raw timber like golden fleece spun out of dirty lamb's wool.