6 Things to Do in LouisvillePublished: November 10, 2023
Looking for ways to diversify your Imaging USA trip, or have a few days at the end of your trip to spare? We’ve got ideas! Here are a list of great outdoor activities and indoor ones to plan during your trip in January!
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
For a taste of history, you can explore historic old Louisville’s rich architectural heritage on a walking tour! With the help of an knowledgeable guide, you'll cruise the nation's largest contiguous Victorian Mansion District. You'll learn the history behind beautiful buildings and surrounding area and walk away with more insight into the culture and history of Louisville! The tour is only an hour and tickets are just $20!
The Big Four Bridge
An easy Louisville attraction to check off your list, bundle up and take a stroll on the bridge, over the Ohio river. You'll walk from Kentucky to Indiana, in fact!
This stunning bridge was constructed in 1895 as a railroad bridge providing access for freight and passengers between Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Big Four Bridge now has an LED lighting system that wraps the iron fretwork in vibrant colors, providing the perfect photo op for Imaging USA attendees! Don't miss this, it's a 30 minute walk from the convention center or a 12 minute ride in a taxi.
Louisville is known as the City of Parks for a good reason. The park system was the last designed by Frederick Olmsted, also known as the “Father of American Landscape Architecture.” Louisville’s parks system is one of five such systems across the country. Explore different parks and walks to take while you’re in the city!
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby, the world-famous horse race held at Churchill Downs every year in the month of May. For horse racing fans, the museum is located on the grounds of Churchill Downs racetrack, and features exhibits that highlight the history of the race and the horses, jockeys, and trainers who have competed over the years. The museum also features a collection of Derby-winning memorabilia, including jockey silks, trophies, and other artifacts. Visitors can also take a guided tour of Churchill Downs and get an up-close look at the track and its facilities.
Speed Art Museum
The oldest and largest art museum in Kentucky. View the world class collection of over 17,000 objects spanning 6,00 years of art history, including works from Rembrandt, Botticelli, Monet, and Picasso. The museum's collection also includes a large collection of American art, including works by regional artists like Mary T. Huff and Julius Friedman. The museum is located on the University of Louisville campus in the historic neighborhood of Old Louisville, making it easy to combine a visit to the museum with other local attractions, such as Churchill Downs or the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
This historic home is located in the heart of Old Louisville, Kentucky. Built in 1895, the home is a stunning example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, with its distinctive turret, stained glass windows, and ornate woodwork. The museum offers guided tours that take visitors through the home's 10,000 square feet, showcasing the elaborate details and furnishings of the Victorian era.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is a must-visit attraction for baseball fans and history buffs. The museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of baseball and the manufacturing process of the famous Louisville Slugger bats that have been used by legends such as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and many others. Take a guided tour of the factory and see how the bats are made and explore interactive exhibits that showcase the history of the sport. Whether you're a die-hard baseball fan or just looking for a unique and educational experience, this is sure to be a hit (pun intended).
Make sure to snatch up the $50 off early bird pricing of the All-Access Pass before the December 8 deadline passes! You won’t want to miss this show. Imaging USA is back and better than ever with expert speakers, networking opportunities, and an incredible expo. We can’t wait to see you there!