Get itinerary inspiration with these group-tour attractions in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Louisville is a great destination for tour and travel groups because of all the iconic attractions that can only be found here. That’s one of the reasons why so many planners book tours annually.” –Saundra Robertson, senior tourism sales manager, Louisville Tourism
Muhammad Ali’s legacy still inspires in his hometown of Louisville. Walk (or drive) in the Footsteps of Greatness on a self-guided tour around the city highlighting landmarks that shaped Ali into a boxing superstar and internationally known humanitarian. Plan a visit to the Muhammad Ali Center, a six-story multicultural center and award-winning museum.
Book a cruise on the Ohio River aboard the Belle of Louisville or the Mary M. Miller. Both vessels are climate-controlled on at least one deck, with the Belle of Louisville available April through October (depending on weather) and the Mary M. Miller available for charter year-round.
Every day is Derby Day at Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum. Visits include a historic walking tour of Churchill Downs racetrack; “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree, 18-minute media experience; two floors of exhibits; and access to the museum store and Derby Café & Bourbon Bar. Premium experiences include the Black Heritage in Racing Tour, the Backstretch Breakfast Tour, and the Garden and Greenhouse Tour. Mint Julep University, Hatitude, and Lucky Shoes are VIP experiences.
See the wood chips fly at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where baseball bats have been made since 1884.
Louisville is Bourbon City and the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Urban Bourbon Trail, and many bourbon experiences, including 10 distilleries.
Derby City Gaming is expanding. The larger gaming floor is targeted to open in late 2022, and a five-story hotel tower is expected to open in 2023. Derby City Gaming Downtown, a new historical racing machine entertainment venue, is slated to open in early 2023.
Main image: Churchill Downs; Credit: Louisville Tourism