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The best of Louisville
Sure, Kentucky is known for its bourbon, horce races and music scene—but even a short visit to Louisville makes it clear that the state's greatness is not necessarily confined to whiskey and honky tonk. Downtown Louisville has an incredible art scene and is booming with independent businesses and charming shops. There is much to discover: from an art gallery and hotel hybrid to must-try restaurants and a museum dedicated to America’s sport, baseball, one of the greatest music festivals in the country. So, whether you're a local looking for a fun night out or planning a trip to discover all of the the area's cultural gems, you'll want to consult our list of very fun things to do in Louisville, KY while in town. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
Kentuckians have a special kind of nostalgia, one that sparks curiosity and a desire to try new things in inventive ways on a daily basis—especially when it comes to food. In recent years, the city’s dining scene has majorly evolved, bringing in a variety of novel tastes, techniques and cultures to all the major eateries in town, effectively rendering the city’s gastronomic stage one of the most eclectic across the country. So, after (or before, or while) tackling our list of best things to do in town, make sure to fuel up at the best restaurants in Louisville. A combination of celebrity chef-helmed eateries, mom-and-pop stops and hole-in-the-walls will fill up your belly in new, unexpected and very delicious ways.