Louisville boasts numerous one-of-a-kind attractions, an internationally-known horse racing culture and one of the best food scenes in the nation. Here is just a taste of some of the top attractions in the city that offer student-friendly experiences and learning opportunities.


Frazier History Museum exterior
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An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Frazier History Museum documents and reinterprets stories from history using artifacts, exhibitions and live daily interpretations by a talented staff of teaching artists. The permanent collection features a wide array of historically significant arms and artifacts of American, American Indian, Asian and European origin. Arms of notable provenance include Teddy Roosevelt’s “Big Stick,” Custer’s pistols and Geronimo’s bow and arrows.


Muhammad Ali Center interior
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Reopening to the public on July 1, the Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of professional boxer, activist and philanthropist, Muhammad Ali. The center’s museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the Six Core Principles — Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality — that fueled his journey. Interactive student visits allow groups to explore Ali’s legacy through a variety of hands-on activities.


Belle of Louisville
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Steamboat travel and transportation revolutionized the Ohio River, Louisville and the nation. To board the Belle of Louisville is to do more than to see Louisville and the Ohio River from a unique perspective — it’s also to step into a piece of living American history. Students can go back in time with a relaxing, two-hour river cruise and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A variety of cruise options are offered, including lunch, brunch, dinner, harbor history and dance cruises.

For more information on other destinations and attractions in Louisville call 888-568-4784 or go to gotolouisville.com.