11 Sights in Louisville, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Louisville, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Louisville, United States.

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1. Kaufman-Strauss Building

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Kaufman-Straus was a local department store that operated in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1879 to 1969. In 1879, local retail clerk Henry Kaufman opened the first store on Jefferson between 7th and 8th. Four years later, Benjamin Straus entered into partnership with Kaufman. In 1887, the Kaufman-Straus store moved to South 4th Street in space leased from the Polytechnic Society of Kentucky. The new flagship store opened in 1903, at 533-49 South 4th Street, designed by local architect Mason Maury. In 1924, Kaufman-Straus was acquired by City Stores Company and the following year the flagship store underwent extensive renovations. City Stores rebranded the company as Kaufman's in 1960. It operated two stores in suburban Louisville at The Mall and Dixie Manor. In 1969, Kaufman's was acquired by L. S. Ayres, and the downtown Louisville store was subsequently closed in 1971.

Wikipedia: Kaufman-Straus (EN)

2. Life Saving Station #10

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Mayor Andrew Broaddus is a lifesaving station built by the United States Life-Saving Service located in Louisville, Kentucky, off the corner of River Road and Fourth Street. She is named in honor of Andrew Broaddus (1900–1972), a former mayor of Louisville (1953–1957). Her historic purpose was to protect travelers on the Ohio River from the Falls of the Ohio, with rescue crews for those who fell victim to the rapids. Louisville was the first place where a lifesaving station was placed in western waters. The first lifestation in Louisville was in 1881, with Mayor Andrew Broaddus as the third. A National Historic Landmark, she is the only surviving floating lifesaving station of the US Life-Saving Service.

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3. David Armstrong Extreme Park

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David Armstrong Extreme Park David Harpe / CC BY-SA 2.5

The David Armstrong Extreme Park, formerly called the Louisville Extreme Park, is a 40,000 square foot public skatepark located near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, United States, in the Butchertown neighborhood. It opened on April 5, 2002, and gained national recognition after the release of Tony Hawk's Gigantic Skatepark Tour, in which the park was featured. The park was designed with the input of a local task force. The public skatepark is owned by Louisville Metro Government and operated by Metro Parks.

Wikipedia: David Armstrong Extreme Park (EN), Website

4. The Louisville Palace Theater

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The Louisville Palace Theater The original uploader was Stevietheman at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Palace Theatre is a music venue in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, located in the city's theater district, on the east side of Fourth Street, between Broadway and Chestnut Street. It has a seating capacity of 2,800 people and is owned by Live Nation. The historic landmark opened on September 1, 1928, and was designed by architect John Eberson. It was originally known as the Loew's and United Artists State theatre.

Wikipedia: Palace Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky) (EN), Website

5. Belle of Louisville

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Belle of Louisville is a steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere during its annual operational period. The steamboat claims itself the "most widely traveled river steamboat in American history." Belle of Louisville's offices are aboard Mayor Andrew Broaddus, and also appears on the list of National Historic Landmarks.

Wikipedia: Belle of Louisville (EN), Website

6. The Thinker

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The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, situated atop a stone pedestal. The work depicts a nude male figure of heroic size sitting on a rock. He is seen leaning over, his right elbow placed on his left thigh, holding the weight of his chin on the back of his right hand. The pose is one of deep thought and contemplation, and the statue is often used as an image to represent philosophy.

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7. Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay

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Kentucky Kingdom, formerly known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, is an amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The 67-acre (27 ha) park includes a collection of amusement rides and the Hurricane Bay water park. Kentucky Kingdom is located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 264, sharing a parking lot with the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Wikipedia: Kentucky Kingdom (EN), Website

8. Louisville Zoo

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The Louisville Zoological Gardens, commonly known as the Louisville Zoo, is a 134-acre (54 ha) zoo in Louisville, Kentucky, situated in the city's Poplar Level neighborhood. Founded in 1969, the "State Zoo of Kentucky" currently exhibits over 1,200 animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and Biomes or habitats.

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9. Ginacci House

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The Ginacci House, at 1116 LaFarge St. in Louisville, Colorado, was built around 1908. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. It is a one-story masonry house with a hipped roof, having two arched doors and two arched windows on its front facade. Gingerbread trim decorates a front porch and a gable in the center of the roof.

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10. J B Speed Art Museum

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The Speed Art Museum, originally known as the J.B. Speed Memorial Museum, now colloquially referred to as the Speed by locals, is the oldest and largest art museum in Kentucky. It was established in 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky, on Third Street next to the University of Louisville Belknap campus. It receives around 180,000 visits annually.

Wikipedia: Speed Art Museum (EN), Website

11. Cathedral of the Assumption

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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Cathedral of the Assumption is a Catholic cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky, and the mother church of the Archdiocese of Louisville. It is the seat of Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre, and Martin A. Linebach, vicar general for the archdiocese, serves as rector.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Assumption (Louisville, Kentucky) (EN), Website


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