Guide to Louisville
Welcome to the Greater Louisville area presented by the Hollinden Team.
We hope that this site will be your favorite site to learn about all the great things Louisville and surrounding counties have to offer.
We will point you in the direction of all the great Louisville Parks and recreation. Did you know that Louisville has a famed skateboard park? You will also find that Louisville has parks scattered all through Jefferson County from west end to east end and even sports the Jefferson Memorial Forest in the southernmost area of the county. Another park you can visit in Louisville is the Parklands. The Parklands are a set of four parks on 4,000 acres of land throughout Louisville. The Parklands runs along Floyds Fork Creek.
Waterfront Park is a popular location for concerts and festivals. On Wednesdays in the summer, Waterfront Park hosts Waterfront Wednesday. Waterfront Wednesdays is a free monthly concert series. Also, Waterfront Park hosts other events such as Ironman Louisville, Color Vibe 5k, and The Ultimate Wine Run.
As many know, horseracing is a big deal in Kentucky. The first Saturday in May, the sports world turns its focus on Louisville for the running of the Kentucky Derby. Derby Day isn't the only important day that week. Two other important days for horseracing that week are Thurby (Thursday before Derby) and Oaks Day (the Friday before Derby). The Kentucky Derby museum is also part of Churchill Downs.
Louisville is a very cultured city. We will point you to the Speed Art Museum and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts along with Fourth Street Live.
Speed Art Museum is located at 2035 South Third Street in Downtown Louisville. This museum includes art exhibits, music, and a theater. For those that visit Speed Art Museum often, memberships are available. There are several types of memberships available at different price points.
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is a place that Louisvillians enjoy visiting to see plays and live music. Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, and Louisville Orchestra each perform at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is located at 501 West Main Street in Downtown Louisville, near the KFC Yum! Center.
Fourth Street Live! is also located in Downtown Louisville at 411 South 4th Street. Fourth Street Live includes several bars and nightclubs such as Tengo Sed Cantina, The Marquee Bar, The Kill Devil Club, Tavern Hall, PBR Louisville, Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, and Howl at the Moon. Some of the restaurants at Fourth Street Live are Bourbon Raw, Tavern on Fourth, Hard Rock Café, The Sport and Social Club, T.G.I. Friday’s, and Goose Island Beer Bridge. Fourth Street Live also has a few retail stores and a food court. This is a popular location for live music. Make sure to check out the Fourth Street Live! website to find out about upcoming events.
Louisville is also a big convention city featuring the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center with over 1 million square feet of indoor space sitting on 300 acres. Conventions bring in millions of dollars of revenue.
UPS Air headquarters is based in Louisville. Louisville is the hub of the UPS air business with 250 flights daily from all around the world.
Ford Motor Company has two plants in Louisville. The oldest plant is on Fern Valley Road and where the Explorer is made. This plant will be converted in the future to smaller vehicles. The Truck Plant is located on Chamberlain Lane on the eastern side of Jefferson County. The F250, F350, and F450 Super Duties are made there.
General Electric has been in Louisville for years. Their appliance division makes washers and dryers. They will soon be expanding and building high-efficiency water heaters in 2011.