Econo Lodge Downtown
401 South 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 583-2841
Fax: (502) 583-2629
The Pendennis Club stands as a monumental private club in the city of Louisville in the U.S. State of Kentucky. The site dates back to the year 1928, and this historical club still serves its members. For details about the membership and club services, check website or call ahead.
Originally known as the Southern National Bank, the Old Bank of Louisville is a great Greek Revival structure made up of brick and limestone. Considered to be as one of the most sophisticated and elite commercial structures, the bank looks great in it's interior and exterior styling. The bank stands original as it is even today, after it was built first, and is currently used as the lobby for the Actors Theater of Louisville.
The Cathedral of the Assumption was founded in 1811 and gave rise to an infirmary and orphanage. One of the oldest United States cathedrals still in use, today the church continues to aid those in need. It is comprised of over 54 separate ministries, and sponsors community outreach programs - including feeding the hungry and caring for the homeless.
Formerly known as the Jefferson County Courthouse, the Louisville Metro Hall was a Gideon Shryyock architectural style structure. Featuring the bays on the facade with a huge entrance that leads one into the building is absolutely stunning. The metro hall is a place that serves as a great county place for Louiville. There are several events organised by the officials for the young kids, one of the very famous event was plantation of trees throughout Louisville and the same was a great success.
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts showcases some of the biggest names in theater, dance, and music. Home of the Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One, and the Louisville Orchestra, the center's season also includes the hottest touring Broadway shows. Comprised of four theaters, from the 2,406-seat Robert S. Whitney Hall to the far more intimate 319-seat MeX (black box) Theater, the center's venues are as diverse as its artistic lineup. The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts' outreach programs work year-round to bring a wealth of arts programs to the community.
The historic steamboat - Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating steam boat credited with maximum number of places visited and miles covered, ever since it was put into service on the Allegheny River in 1914. The boat is made of steel except the main deck, which is of asphalt. Since 1931, the boat has served the ports along the Ohio river, and was also operational during the World War II. It was listed in the National Register Historic Places in 1972 and was also awarded with National Historic Landmark in 1989. Besides, it was also one of the famous steamboats to participate in the Great Steamboat Race event of the Kentucky Derby Festival during the 1960s. Today, the boat can easily be chartered for family events and tour to its historic route along the Ohio river is also conducted from time to time. Refer to their website for more information.
Whether you are a whiskey connoisseur or not, if you want to try a bit of one of Kentucky's main exports, then the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a must visit. This establishment is named after Kentucky's pioneering distiller and offers an insight into Williams' life and work. A guided tour of the distillery features an audio-visual interactive exhibition on the history of bourbon and its how distillers turn corn into this smooth swill loved all around the world. At the end of the tour, sample some different varieties as well as some small-batch versions, then take home unique souvenirs like bourbon mustard, maple syrup and toffee.
The Brennan House is a Victorian mansion in downtown Louisville that is filled with an entirely original family collection. It is listed on the National Register and is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization open to the public.
The Mayor Andrew Broaddus is a lifesaving station in Louisville that was named in honor of Andrew Broaddus, a former mayor of the city. Rescue crews were posted at this station to protect visitors from the rapids of the Ohio River. Launched in 1929, it was one of the first three to be featured on western waters.
Louisville's Waterfront Development Commission manages this massive park that runs from Beargrass Creek to the underpass of the Clark Memorial Bridge. It's always filled with runners, bikers, dog walkers and anyone else who seeks the sunshine and beauty of the Ohio River. In addition to tons of open riverfront space, the park hosts more than a 100 different events throughout the year. From beach volleyball to weddings, there is always something going on.
Louisville Free Public Library dates back to 1906, it was founded owing to the generous donations of Andrew Carnegie. The library building has featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Check website for details.
Leaning like an all-American obelisk on its building, the Louisville Slugger Museum's signature giant-size baseball bat is recognized as the biggest piece of ash that will never see any action on the diamond. Inside the facility, visitors are treated to a baseball experience that details the history of this iconic Major League Baseball fixture since 1884. The best part is the 30-minute tour of the factory floor, where you'll see real Sluggers being crafted out of raw timber. When you enter, sign up for the chance to obtain your own signature bat, it will be ready by the time you leave.