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Backpacker’s Guide to Louisville

Louisville is a city that isn’t trying to be anything but itself, and that’s why you should visit. More than just the home of the Kentucky Derby, visitors can take steamboat trips on the Ohio River, delve into the history of Thomas Edison (who lived there for two years), dine at some local staples or […]

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The Belle of Louisville is the country's oldest operating steam ship.

Walking along Louisville’s Waterfront

You can call Louisville “The Ville” or “Derby City,” but Louisville is also known as the “River City.” Downtown is nestled along the Ohio River right next to the Falls of the Ohio, the only natural barrier for barge traffic along the entire waterway. But unless you plan to sail or canoe through the McAlpine […]

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Sarah Davis holds fire during a dancing performance at Sub Rosa.

Inside Louisville’s underground art community

One of the things that I have always loved about Louisville is that the city never tries to be anything but itself. Sure, you can go do the typical tourist things, but there are a lot of amazing artists who are wanting their songs, poems or comedy to be heard. On the fourth Friday of […]

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Much Ado About Nothing actor poses on stage before the performance begins.

Louisville’s Shakespeare in the Park

Louisville is known for pretty much three things: bourbon, bats and horse racing. This article isn’t about any of those things. Summer in Louisville (if you can stand the heat and humidity) can be great, especially with free events like Louisville’s Shakespeare in the Park. Starting in late July, actors from across the country put […]

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