Clarion Hotel Conference Center Louisville North
505 Marriott Dr.
Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone: (812) 283-4411
Fax: (812) 283-1619
This water park is located in Clarksville, Indiana but since you can cross the Kentucky-Indiana border so easily, it almost seems as if you never left Louisville. It's not a traditional water park in the sense where you'll see massive contraptions, but there is a wave riding pool, wading pool and four water slides from the top of Mount Olympus. The kids will love it and the prices to enter are extremely affordable. Overall, it's a great place to spend a summer day, of course it is only open during the season.
This historic site is located along the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana. Once a series of river falls and rapids, the rivers hidden history was exposed after the creation of the McAlpine dam. Today, visitors will find 390 million years old Devonian fossil beds. The Falls of the Ohio State Park are the largest, naturally exposed fossil beds in the world, making a popular attraction.
This former railroad bridge connects Louisville to Jeffersonville, Indiana. Today, it's a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge and a great way to exercise while traversing two states in one day. It was reconverted as part of a Louisville revitalization project and both states provided funds for its new usage. The bridge can be accessed from beautiful Waterfront Park on the Kentucky side and from Riverside Drive from the Indiana side.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although the 19-year-old Thomas Edison only resided at 729-31 East Washington Street for a year, it was during his time here working as a telegraph key operator that he explored improvements to the telegraph. Today, the Thomas Edison House continues to support the inquisitive spirit by organizing the annual 'Invention Convention', where school children compete with their own wunderkind ideas. The 'Edison Extravaganza Evening' is another annual event that presents silent and live auctions. Have a party or group function that requires a historical inventor's living quarters (and tranquil backyard garden)? The house is available to rent for up to 50 people.