Your Travel Guide to Louisville, KY for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup®

By Jazzy Morgan January 04, 2018

Louisville is a thriving city nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass State. This exciting Kentucky city is rich with culture, art, and history with an array of attractions for visitors and tourists of all ages.

From vibrant nightlife, to a variety of tours throughout the city and ample restaurants where you can try some of Louisville’s delectable dishes, your Breeders’ Cup® weekend will be jam-packed with fun in between horse races at Churchill Downs®!

Get a Taste of Louisville

Jack Fry’s – Established in 1933, this staple restaurant in the Louisville culinary scene has been recognized by some of the nations most prestigious publications such as The New York Times and Southern Living.  With a menu ranging from salads to southern comfort food to burgers and salmon, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone in your group!

Proof on Main –Drink and eat with art, what more could you ask for when visiting a new city? The restaurant is covered in cutting edge contemporary artwork, perfectly mixed with genuine hospitality and top notch culinary services. Indulge in high class southern eating at this cultural restaurant.

Breeders' Cup Experience at Churchill Downs

Doc Crows – Located in the historic Whiskey Row of downtown Louisville, this cozy restaurant offers the freshest flavors of American Southern cuisine with diverse barbeque styles. Doc Crows also pays tribute to its location on Whiskey Row with a variety of the world’s greatest whiskies.

What to Do in Louisville, KY

Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse - As the Bourbon capital of the world, Kentucky knows how to entertain the true bourbon lover with a promise that you’ll come as a friend and leave as family. Take part in a distillery tour and experience how the world’s #1 bourbon is made!

Kentucky Derby Museum – Being one of Louisville’s biggest attractions, it would be the most appropriate attraction of your trip during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships®. Take in the rich tradition, history and pride of the longest standing annual sporting event in the United States within the gates of Churchill Downs®!

Muhammad Ali Center – Recount the life of the famous boxing icon and activist with this interactive museum that was created to inspire greatness in those who visit the space. With three levels of award-winning exhibits, visitors can explore Muhammad Ali’s life and take a journey into the heart of the champion.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory – Step on the field of American history and celebrate the role the Louisville Slugger baseball bat has played in the sports past, present and future. Even if you aren’t a huge baseball fan, you will be sure to find an exhibit that resonates with you.

Food in Louisville Kentucky

Attend the Breeders’ Cup World Championships® 2018

One of the greatest reasons tourists are attracted to Louisville, Kentucky, is to experience a prestigious horse race. This year, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships® are heading to Churchill Downs® in the heart of Louisville for the ninth time. Join the waitlist for firsthand information regarding Breeders’ Cup Experiences VIP Ticket Packages and start planning your trip to Louisville, today!

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