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Arts & Museums
Jim Beam is one of the most cherished American whiskeys, and thus its unique history is one worth celebrating, and the Jim Beam American Outpost is the place to do it. Your visit begins with a screening of a short film telling the Beam story. Then you tour past some historic buildings and machinery. Then you make it to the tasting room where somebody pours you a couple tastes of bourbon. Then it's over to the gift shop for a souvenir Jim Beam sweatshirt.
The Patton Museum not only offers insight into General George S. Patton's accomplishments and legacy but features a collection of more than 200 tanks and armored vehicles, which include French and British WWI tanks, Soviet and German WWII tanks, and armored vehicles used in Desert Storm, and other historical artifacts to preserve and make available information regarding Cavalry and Armor. General Patton's personal effects, helmet, office van, touring car, and one of his ivory handled pistols are on display.
Founded in 1927, this is the first and largest public art museum in the area. It holds over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art. The museum has distinguished collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, 18th century French art, Renaissance and Baroque tapestries, and significant holdings of contemporary American painting and sculpture. African and Native American works also represent a growing segment of the museum's collection.
Located at the University of Louisville, the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium provides an exciting look at the heavens. The 160-seat theater gives audiences a 360-degree view of a realistic night sky from their tilted seats. With special holiday events, daily shows, enlightening lectures, and group discounts, the planetarium is a stellar way to begin or further a lifelong interest in the universe beyond this planet.
The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is nestled in the charming Old Louisville neighborhood. Steeped in history, this beautiful Richardsonian Romanesque building was once the home of two Louisville entrepreneurs, Theophile Conrad and William Caldwell. Inside, the preservation society maintains a splendid collection of antiques and memorabilia that highlights the Edwardian age. Overall, it's a great opportunity to see original furnishings, exquisite paintings and ornate chandeliers that reflected the opulent life in the early 20th-Century.
Located in the Ferguson Mansion, The Filson Historical Society is the best place to check the history of Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. Established in 1884, it was named after John Filson, an early Kentucky explorer. It has since then chronicled these regions stories through countless documents, books, artifacts, portraits, historic photographs and prints, manuscripts and more.
Their headquarters building contains a number of copies and original artwork that commemorate the people and events of the Revolutionary War.
Features of this museum include copper stills dating from 1787, Prohibition medicinal whiskies, antique bottles, jugs and barrels, temperance banners, rare documents, and a Master Distiller Joe L. Beam & 7 Sons exhibit.
Located in the historic Wright Talbot House, this museum highlights the many roles that women played in the Civil War. It tells their stories through the use of letters, personal artifacts, and paintings.
Housed in Bardstown's old water works and icehouse, this museum is the fourth largest Civil War Museum in the United States. It primarilly tells the story of the War of the Western States in a series of geographical and chronological exhibts. Included in this museum are Infantry, Cavalry, and Naval Artillery rooms.
A large collection of North American animals in their natural habitat, as well as, fossils and minerals from around the world can be seen at this museum.
Pyro Gallery is located in the the district affectionately known as 'NuLu', a moniker for New Louisville. Inside, the artists present an array of different work, from sculpture and photography to mixed-media and traditional oils, it's all on display and for sale. The gallery is always free to enter and another great addition to East Market Street.