The home of so many iconic Americans, from Thomas Edison to Muhammad Ali to Tom Cruise, Louisville contains a few surprises mixed in with its history of horses and baseball. SItuated on the Ohio River, it was founded in 1778 and grew as a portage site between the river and the Gulf of Mexico.The city has had a complicated history with slavery and the Civil War, which it continues to uncover and bring forth today. There are several world-class museums, including the Filson Historical Society and the Portland Museum, open to the public.
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Come April and May, visitors flock to Louisville from all over the world. They are arriving for the Kentucky Derby Festival, with the climatic race on the first Saturday in May. While they are there for the horses–and the party–many visitors take a sidetrip to the Muhammad Ali Museum, the Speed Art Museum, or maybe take a walk through the theatre district. There’s always something to see and do and learn in Louisville; you just have to book your trip!
Whether you are here for the horses or the history, a visit to Louisville will be packed full of memories.
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