Get out and Play in Downtown Louisville

Downtown is the place to play in Louisville. As the business and cultural center of the region, downtown Louisville is teeming with energy day and night.

You can really do it all in downtown Louisville. Start off your day relaxing at a spa before heading out to explore downtown art galleries and boutiques. You can spend a whole afternoon immersed in downtown Louisville's cultural destination like The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the KentuckyShow! , The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft , or The Muhammad Ali Center .

Whether you're feeling downhome or upscale, catch dinner out on the town. Downtown Louisville restaurants range from Barbecue to Fine Dining and everything in between to satisfy your appetite and start off the evening on the right foot.

For entertainment, choose between music, comedy, drama, or all three. Downtown Louisville is a hub of performance venues like Fourth Street Live ! , Improv Comedy Club , or The Actors Theatre of Louisville .

For even more excitement, cruise downtown Louisville's Bars and Night Clubs or feed your appetite for risk by Gaming the night away.

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

501 W. Main St.
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 562-0100
Fax: 502 562-0728
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Kentucky's premier performing arts venue. Home of ballet, Broadway, opera, orchestra & children's theater. Access services available by request.

The Kentucky Show

501 W. Main St. Kentucky Center for the Arts
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 566-5180
Fax: 502 562-0883
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A 30-minute, breathtaking movie narrated by Ashley Judd that stars the people, places, culture and music of this beautiful and fascinating state. It's guaranteed to excite your senses and steal your heart.

Shows run Tuesdays - Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

General admission $7.

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

715 W. Main St.
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 589-0102
Fax: 502 589-0154
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The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is located at 715 W. Main Street, in the Museum District downtown. Dedicated to supporting and promoting art and craft excellent in Kentucky, the Museum features four exhibition galleries, with new works mounted every two months. The Museum and Gallery Shop feature over 400 regional artists, with most items for sale. Shop for unique treasures for yourself or for the home, including contemporary art, jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, turned wood, forged metal, textiles, toys and more. Allow one hour minimum. Facility rental space available for meeting or private parties for up to 300 guests. Call us today for a tour and pricing information.

Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., or after hours by appointment. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military, and students along with children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. 6th St.
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 584-9254
Fax: 502 589-4905
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Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of its founder Muhammad Ali. The Ali Center's innovative and immersive visitor experience, public and educational programming, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad's legacy and inspires exploration of the greatness within ourselves. Two-and-a-half levels of award-winning exhibits introduce Ali's epic life through six core values: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. The Ali Center includes an amazing five-screen orientation theater film, historic Civil Rights era media footage, an interactive timeline of Ali's life, video of Ali fights, hands-on boxing fun, two art galleries, children's Hope and Dream wall, retail store, cafe and more.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday 12 noon - 5 p.m. Admission is $9 adults, $8 seniors (65+), $5 students and military, $4 children (6-12), $7 groups (per person 20+), members and children 5 and under are free.

Fourth Street Live

420 W. Liberty St., Ste. 265
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 584-7170
Fax: 502 584-7185
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Fourth Street Live! is Louisville's premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, KY. Just a short walk from downtown hotels, waterfront park, Main Street, Slugger Field, and other major attractions, Fourth Street Live! is your one stop destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping!

Restaurant and entertainment venues include The Sports and Social Club, Hard Rock Cafe, Red Star Tavern, The Improv Comedy Club, TGIFriday's, The Pub, Sully's, J. Gumbo's and the world's first Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Bars and nightclubs include; Tengo Sed Cantina, Angel's RockBar, Hotel, Saddle Ridge, and Sully's. Live music is featured nightly at Howl at the Moon.

Fourth Street Live! also features a major food court with restaurants such as Wendy's, Subway, KFC, Taipei Café and Taco Bell; Retail amenities include Foot Locker, T-Mobile, and GameStop.

We welcome everyone to enjoy an afternoon with the family or a night on the town at Louisville's premier dining, entertainment and retail destination! Feel free to contact us for further information.

The Actors Theatre of Louisville

316 W. Main St.
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 584-1205
Fax: 502 561-3300
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Entertaining comedies, dramas & musicals including annual favorites - Dracula, A Christmas Carol & the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Discount rates for groups. Banquet spaces available for your entertainment needs.

The Night Comes Alive in Downtown Louisville's

Bars & Night Clubs

What's your drink? Whether you're a beer snob, a budget drinker, or a Bourbon aficionado, the bars and taverns of downtown Louisville have your number.

Downtown Louisville is home to Irish pubs and blues bars, social clubs and sports bars, micro-breweries and, of course, Bourbon bars. So what's your style?

For rock and rollers young and old, Angel's Rock Bar and the Hard Rock Café will light the fuse on the night.

Looking for a unique party experience? Head over to Howl at the Moon ; home of Louisville's best dueling piano show and oversized cocktails like the 86oz Hurricane Bucket of Booze!

For class and luxury, Hotel Nightclub creates an ambiance of refined entertainment. It's like Las Vegas in the heart of downtown Louisville.

For a more distinguished drinking experience, reserve your spot on the Urban Bourbon Trail , a tour of 14 downtown Louisville restaurants and bars specializing in classic Kentucky Bourbon.

For the boys in the crowd, they'll find fine gentlemen's clubs in downtown Louisville like PT'S Showclub .

And if you're feeling lucky, try your hand at Gaming just across the river from downtown Louisville.

Do it all with a City Taste Tour .

Try your Luck in Louisville with Kentucky Horse

Racing and Casino Gaming

If it's risk you want and excitement you need, you'll find both just a short distance from downtown Louisville. As the home of America's most famous horse race, The Kentucky Derby , Louisville has been hosting high rollers since the first Run for the Roses in 1875.

Even if you can't make it to the Kentucky Derby, you can always experience the thrill of Kentucky horse racing at Churchill Downs where stakes races are held throughout the year. During the off season, racing fans can take advantage of off track betting facilities such as Churchill Downs Trackside .

If table games call your name or slots are more your style, the nearby Horseshoe Casino is just a 20-minute drive along the scenic Ohio River from downtown Louisville.

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