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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Churchill Downs is a must for travelers visiting Lousiville. Most go to watch the races for Derby, but those who live in the city know that there is a much better way to see this iconic place without so many tourists. Thurby, which is an event only locals know about, is a less crowded and less expensive way to watch the horse race. It is only 10 dollars for admission and the best way to dress is business casual! There is Oaks day as well which is more crowded than Thurby but it is a fun place to go if you are looking to dress up and drink a bit.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Recently renamed (from the Indianapolis Museum of Art), this place is wonderful. The exhibits inside and the gardens outside. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to visit with children of all ages. It's close proximity to our location makes it especially inviting, approximately one mile. from us. And, if you're here in the mid spring to mid fall you'll be able to take advantage of its latest feature, the out-of-doors sports center which has activities for all ages. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to go when you don't know exactly what you want to do, but you still want to go sightseeing. Amazing views and is a great place to run. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“There's always something going on at Lucas Oil. Colts football, motocross, Monster Jam, and plenty of other unique events!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Museum
“See where the famous bats are made. Every kid in Louisville has been here on a field trip at some point. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Racetrack
“This is the world renown Indianapolis Motor Speedway home of the historical Indianapolis 500 race. Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Grand Prix. Don't miss the Indianapolis 500 Museum.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, Circle Centre Mall features over 100 retailers. This includes 15 sit-down restaurants, a movie theatre, and a food court. Hours of Operations **PARKING CHARGE** Sun: 12pm-6pm Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“Enjoy a zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden all in one !! Pet sharks in the nation's largest shark touch tank, learn from orangutans, walk lush gardens indoors and out, plus watch dolphins and more **ADMISSION CHARGE**”
  • 53 locals recommend
Museum
“Great art down town. Check the Calendar, they have nights at the museum that usually feature live performers. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Oh my. This place has won global awards for good reasons. Get there early because there's usually a wait!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Food Court
“Great place to go for couples who want to travel like locals! This place is great for small concerts, taverns, and amazing places to grab a bite to eat!”
  • 103 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Broad Ripple is a restaurant/bar/shopping district, sort of a college-y vibe. There are a number of great restaurants, a canal to walk along (stop in at The Good Earth Grocery to buy corn to feed the ducks), some nice boutique clothing stores, etc. You can also grab the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to go downtown. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“Guided by Muhammad Ali's six core principles, the Muhammad Ali Center features an interactive museum, educational programming, and special events to inspire young adults and adults to pursue greatness in their own lives, communities and countries. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy some trails or just see the outdoors. Eagle Creek isn't far and can make you forget how close to the city you are.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Distillery
“What would a visit to KY be without visiting one of the best bourbon distilleries there is? Check out Woodford Reserve for a great tour and tasting session. ”
  • 51 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Oh my. This place has won global awards for good reasons. Get there early because there's usually a wait!”
  • 86 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Named after a novel of Indianapolis’ own Kurt Vonnegut this gem features hand made care in all they do. In house made or locally sourced each appetizer or entree was thoughtful, inventive and delicious. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“In revitalized NuLu. Super chill bar. Well done cocktails. Outdoor Ping-Pong and fire pit. Priceless.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Bru Burger has everything from burgers to pasta to everything in between. The food is always consistent and will not break the bank. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Great culinary and wine experience! Small restaurant and bar so definitely recommend a reservation! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A great local joint- bbq and burgers-must get the pork tacos and mac and cheese. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“$$ A honky-tonk bourbon bar with upscale eats. Reservations recommended, especially on the weekends.”
  • 85 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Our favorite restaurant in Louisville. Perfect for a date night. Walk around Bardstown Road or Baxter Avenue before or after.”
  • 74 locals recommend

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