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1620 Leisure Way
Clarksville, IN 47129
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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.
New Albany National Cemetery is a historic cremation ground that spreads across an area of 5.5 acres (2.2 hectares). It was built in 1862 and its administration is undertaken by Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. The cemetery belongs to the Civil War era and has about 300 soldiers buried here. It is open to visitors from morning to dusk.
Included in National Register, this historical district is named in the honor of the respected Depauw family. Most of the properties follow different architectural styles like Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Tudor Revival and so forth.
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.
Built in Greek Revival style in 1856, and designated as a National Historical Landmark, the Water Tower has the distinction of being one of the oldest water towers in the world which still stands proudly by the Ohio River. Having served the people of Louisville since the 17th Century, it was damaged several times over the centuries. Since 1977, the tower and its surrounding confines have been managed by the Louisville Visual Arts Association which organizes art-related, cultural and community events here.
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 Waterfront Park is a playground for people of all ages. It offers a grand view of the river, space for concerts & festivals, and picnic spaces.
Louisville Champions Park is among the many parks run by the Metro Park. Nestled by the river banks, it is between Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville Water Tower Park and Thurman Hutchins Park. Spread across 222 acres (89.84 hectares), it has many athletic fields, a cyclocross course, cross-country course, a fenced dog park, walking paths, a playground, restrooms and concession stands. It is also home to the Louder Than Life festival. It also hosts league matches regularly.
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.
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.
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.