Downtown Louisville, KY

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Louisville showing signage and street scenes as well as a small group of people
The cultural heart of the city beats with baseball, boxing and music, with sporting fields, live bands and a center for Muhammad Ali, the city’s most famous son.

Boxing and baseball are what downtown Louisville is all about. One of the city’s most famous sons is Muhammad Ali, a Louisville native. Tour a museum dedicated to the boxing star, visit art galleries and boutiques and catch a game of baseball at the Louisville Slugger Field, all in a 1-square mile (2.6-square kilometer) area.

Start your visit with a walk along West Main Street, one of Louisville’s first roads. During the early 1900s it was known as “Whiskey Row” for the number of distilleries that operated along its length. Today, its nickname is “Museum Row” after the collection of museums located within a few blocks of each other. They cover art, science, history, baseball and boxing.

Explore the Muhammad Ali Center, an interactive museum that traces the boxer’s life and focuses on his humanitarian ideals. Tour the factory and see how the Official Baseball Bat of Major League Baseball is made at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. View works of art and catch a dance, music or comedy show at the Kentucky Center. This major arts hub houses permanent exhibitions of local and internationally renowned artists and has three theaters.

There are more live performances over at 4th Street Live!, an entertainment, retail and dining complex. This is downtown Louisville’s party district. Some of the bars and clubs host live bands and there are free open-air concerts on the outdoor stage.

Explore downtown’s 85-acre (34-hectare) Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River. Cruise the river on the Belle of Louisville, a paddlewheel-driven steamboat that was built in 1914.

Downtown Louisville is an easy district to get around on foot. The streets are laid out in a grid pattern and the main attractions are well signposted. The Louisville Downtown Management District (LDMD) Ambassadors, clad in bright yellow shirts provide visitors with maps and directions. They also offer vehicle assistance to drivers, such as repairing flat tires and dealing with dead batteries. The downtown area has more than two dozen information kiosks dotted around the streets.


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
800 W Market St, Louisville, KY, 40202
The price is $97 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$97
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Louisville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,022 reviews)
"Very helpful staff"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Galt House Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Galt House Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40202
The price is $116 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$116
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Louisville. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,021 reviews)
"We stayed in room 1935 West tower. The HVAC for the room was too noisy and kept us from getting a good night's sleep. We set it on low fan, heat, temperature73 and it kept us awake all night. Please fix this unit so future guests don't have their stay ruined this way."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Galt House Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Omni Louisville Hotel
Omni Louisville Hotel
4.5 out of 5
400 S. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY, 40202
The price is $178 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$178
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Louisville. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,030 reviews)
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"Awesome!!"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

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Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey Row
Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey Row
3 out of 5
120 SOUTH FLOYD ST, Louisville, KY, 40202
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
$118
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Louisville. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Louisville Slugger Field ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (322 reviews)
"All great"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey Row
Aloft Louisville Downtown, a Marriott Hotel
Aloft Louisville Downtown, a Marriott Hotel
3 out of 5
102 West Main Street, Louisville, KY, 40202
The price is $139 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$139
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Louisville. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,014 reviews)
Only place I'll book in downtown Louisville
"Great room comfort, great service, excellent amenities"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Aloft Louisville Downtown, a Marriott Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown
3 out of 5
132 E Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY, 40202
The price is $110 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$110
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Louisville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,025 reviews)
"Perfect for our family of 5. Very roomy."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown
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