Sleep Inn Louisville Airport & Expo
3330 Preston Hwy, Gate #6
Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: (502) 368-9597
Fax: (502) 375-0698
3330 Preston Hwy, Gate #6 , Louisville, KY, US, 40213
- Phone: (502) 368-9597
- Fax: (502) 375-0698
The Louisville Zoo is quite possibly one of the finest unsung zoos in the world. Though somewhat modest in size, in is nonetheless home to a solid bevy of beautiful beasts. Highlights include camels, baby elephants and the MANED WOLF, a creature seemingly ripped from the pages of some kind of fantastical, mythical fairybook! Tiger feedings are another must-see attraction. Guests are also invited to come within mere feet of the animal as it feeds on its lunch through a mesh-covered opening in its glass enclosure. Jaw-dropping fun! See website for complete list of animals and attractions, as well as news items, conservation effort info and more.
Explore Louisville Mega Cavern with a Historic Tram Tour where you ride through part of 17 miles (27 kilometers) of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville. Learn about the geology, history, mining techniques, recycling, and green business technology. See where 50,000 people would have been invited to stay during the Cold War Era. You can also go on Mega Zips the adventure tour featuring five underground ziplines, three challenge bridges including dual racing zips, and over two hours of adrenaline. Another great tour only offered from November through December is Lights Under Louisville an all underground holiday light show. Drive through a part of the of underground passageways beneath Louisville as you see and hear the sights and sounds of the holiday season.
On one of the most bustling blocks of the always-bustling Bardstown Road corridor, Cumberland Brews serves up tall pours of craft-brewed beer and healthy helpings of Southern-fried comfort food. Brews range from traditional English-style classics to decidedly experimental stuff like a pale ale spiced up with a hit of Yerba Mate. To eat, fried fish sandwiches and cheeseburgers go great with a side of fried green tomatoes. Enjoyment of all of the above is amplified by the fast-paced street scene out front viewable through big picture windows (or through your own two eyes if you grab a table out on the sidewalk).
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a prominent church in the Catholic community of the city. The Gothic-styled structure lies on the popular Bardstown Road, in southern Louisville, and was designed by architects Walter Wagner and Joesph Potts. The compound of the church comprises the St. Francis of Assisi school and the famed statue of St. Francis. Besides providing spiritual solace, the church is also the venue for many community events. See the website for more information.
Old Louisville just might be one of the grandest old neighborhoods in the South -- if not the world. Ancient mansions and ancient oaks line ancient boulevards and avenues, and they all lead to one place: Central Park. It's a square block shrouded in shade and filled with neighbors enjoying their sunny afternoons. Kids play in the fountain, adults hone their backhand on the tennis court. All enjoy the pathways and shaded picnic spots. During the summer months, an amphitheater draws crowds, and they're kept safe by the on-site branch of the Louisville PD.
Situated at a prime location in Louisville, the John B. Castleman monument adorns the Cherokee Triangle. The monument is built to honor Castleman, who was a Confederate officer during the time of Civil War. The statue is made from bronze and stands 15 feet (4.57 meter) tall. The monument sees him riding on his favorite mare.
Uptown Art Uncorked makes art instruction accessible by appealing to small groups. Relax, bring your friends and create something you will be proud to showcase in your home. Wine and craft beer are available for purchase.
A portion of the farm of Cave Hill was turned into a cemetery in 1848. Today, the garden cemetery is known for its beautiful headstones, traditional burial slots, monuments, mausoleums that bring out a different charm in the cemetery. There are group tours of the cemetery that are provided while you can go on a walking tour of the cemetery on weekends.
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.
Examples of weaving from the past 200-years are displayed in these historic board-and-batten cabins. The Little Loomhouse is a Louisville Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Farmington Historic Plantation is a recreational site for children and elders alike. Enticing tours are arranged for tourists visiting the grounds. These tours can be availed on all seven days of the week. The visitors' center provides a comprehensive map that is a great guide for sightseeing. The excursions to the historic house are offered from Tuesday to Friday, although it is to be noted that there is a weekly change in the schedule. The charges for exploring the plantation are modest and a great trip can be availed in minimal charges. Fees for adults are USD9, whilst that for seniors is USD8. Children can visit the site for USD4, and toddlers below six years of age can visit for free.
The Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House, or the United States Post Office, Court House and Custom House is a historic government building situtated in Louisville, Kentucky. The building includes a post office, a custom house and a courthouse. The structure was constructed in 1932 in the Classical Revival style of architecture, with its limestone exteriors and elaborate pilasters. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.