No trip to Louisville is complete without visiting the “Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports,” Churchill Downs. Home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is a National Historic Landmark that has hosted the iconic horse race since 1875. Even if the Run for the Roses isn’t happening during your visit, you can still tour the grounds, visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, and walk the track. Insider tip: Grab a Mint Julep at the Derby Cafe! Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 636-4400
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Calling all baseball fans – you can’t miss the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory! Go behind the scenes to see how the famous Louisville Slugger bats are made (over 2.5 million per year!). Try your hand at hitting in the batting cages, see Babe Ruth’s bat, and even personalize your own mini slugger to take home. Address: 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (877) 775-8443
Muhammad Ali Center
“The Greatest” called Louisville home, and you can honor the legendary boxer’s legacy at the Muhammad Ali Center. This interactive museum celebrates Ali’s athletic career and humanitarian work through exhibits and artifacts. You can even see his Olympic gold medal! After visiting the exhibits, relax on the plaza overlooking the Ohio River. Address: 144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 584-9254
The Big Four Bridge
Take a stroll across the Big Four Bridge for spectacular views of Louisville. This former railroad bridge was converted into a pedestrian and cycling path that connects Louisville to Jeffersonville, Indiana by crossing the Ohio River. Bring your camera for stunning photos of the Louisville skyline! Insider tip: Try to time your walk at sunset for a magical experience. Address: 401 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
For some classic Kentucky fun, head to the Kentucky Show! This musical variety show at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center will have you toe tappin’ to Bluegrass music and laughing at corny jokes. You’ll see dancing horses, trick roping, and musical performances. It’s wholesome family entertainment that celebrates the Bluegrass State! Address: 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209
Phone: (502) 367-5000
Louisville doesn’t have an extensive public transportation system, but the TARC light rail can be useful for getting around downtown. The light rail runs from the airport to the Kentucky Exposition Center, hitting most of the major downtown attractions along the way. Fares are $1.75 per ride.
Taxis and Rideshares
Taxis and rideshares like Uber and Lyft are readily available throughout Louisville. Taxi companies include Yellow Cab and zTrip, while Uber and Lyft average $1 per mile. This is a good option for smaller groups, but can get pricey for larger groups.
To keep your group together and on budget, renting a charter bus is the way to go in Louisville. At Charter Bus Company Louisville, we provide charter bus rentals for groups of any size. Our fleet includes everything from minibuses for groups as small as 18 people up to full-size 56 passenger coaches. All our vehicles are late-model, regularly serviced, and operated by licensed and insured drivers. Plus, you get to customize your bus with amenities like WiFi, TVs, power outlets, and more. Renting a charter bus ensures your group travels together in comfort and style. Give us a call at 859-800-4703 for a free quote!
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We hope this first timer’s guide gets you excited to visit wonderful Louisville! With so much to see and do, renting a charter bus rental from Charter Bus Company Louisville takes the hassle out of group transportation so you can focus on fun. Our team is available 24/7 at 859-800-4703 to answer your questions and provide a free quote for your perfect bus rental. Welcome to Louisville!