The largest city of Kentucky and home to one and a quarter million people, Louisville is famous for many things, not the least of which is being the home of the official major league baseball bat, the Louisville Slugger. The 16th most populous city in the United States, Louisville is also the home of the Churchill Downs, where the world-famous Kentucky Derby takes place each year. With a friendly culture, a thriving museum and theater scene, and a highly walkable downtown area, Louisville is a huge city with a lot to offer. Visitors looking for convenient transportation through Louisville can charter a bus from Metropolitan Shuttle.
Transportation in and Around Louisville
If arriving in Louisville by air, visitors will arrive via the Louisville International Airport (SDF), which is served by all the major airlines in the United States. Louisville offers direct flights to and from most major hubs, including Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago. Although SDF is called an “International” airport, it no longer offers any non-stop flights outside the United States.
Travelers by car will most likely arrive via I-71 from Cleveland or Cincinnati; I-65 from Chicago, or I-64 from Lexington or St. Louis. Greyhound offers bus service to Louisville, with a depot on Muhammad Ali Blvd. in the center of town. Caution is advised if using the train station after dark. Megabus also offers service to and from Nashville, Indianapolis and Chicago.
Once in the city, visitors to Louisville can get around via the local public bus service, TARC, which operates from 6 AM to 10 PM, with tickets running approximately $1.50. Buses are only likely to be practical in the center of the city, as service to the suburbs is likely to be slow and somewhat inconvenient. Those looking to get around the city in comfort should rent a car at the airport or charter a bus from services like Metropolitan Shuttle. If traveling by car, be aware that while the city is laid out in a grid pattern, many of the older neighborhoods can be counter-intuitive and confusing to non-locals. While biking is an increasingly practical way to get around the city (with bike racks on most TARC buses and many bike lanes recently added to the city streets), a car or charter bus is still necessary for most travel in Louisville.
Attractions in Louisville
Colleges and Universities in Louisville
Louisville Theater and Arts
Sports in Louisville
Museums and Culture in Louisville
Kentucky Science Center
Speed Art Museum
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Kentucky Derby Museum
American Printing House for the Blind
Louisville Slugger Museum
Filson Historical Society
Thomas Merton Center
Conrad Caldwell House Museum
Muhammad Ali Center
Louisville Visual Art Association