Sightseeing in Louisville

Take a look at pictures of Louisville, KY, and some of its beautiful buildings, landmarks and attractions.

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Welcome to Louisville, Kentucky! The city was named after King Louis XVI of France when it was established in 1778. Today it has become quite the city. Here's the downtown skyline with the Convention Center.

Union Station in downtown Louisville is a historic railroad station that now acts as the offices for the Transit Authority of River City (TARC). TARC runs buses and trolleys in Louisville.

One of the things you'll find in Louisville is beautiful homes. This charming home in the Clarksville neighborhood of greater Louisville is a great example. The Old Louisville neighborhood near downtown is the largest Victorian neighborhood in America.

Louisville is a nice combination of old and new. Here's a new view of the city skyline showing a mix of old and new buildings.

When visiting Louisville check out Farmington, an 18th century antibelllum colonial home built from a design by Thomas Jefferson. He signed the town's first charter in 1780.

Standing tall is one of the famous Clock Towers in the city of Louisville.

Downtown Louisville has an interesting skyline including office highrises like these.

Louisville's nationally-acclaimed parks system includes parks like Cherokee Park designed by famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

The beauty of the city is even more apparent as the sun goes down.

Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in existence today. Visitors can take a dinner or lunch cruise on it.

The Louisville Slugger baseball bat was made by Andrew "Bud" Hillerich in his father's woodworking shop in Louisville in 1884. The brand name "Louisville Slugger" was first used in 1893. The museum has a huge 120 ft high bat outside.

Since 1875, Churchill Downs has been the home of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing.

Known for their ties to the world of horse racing, you often find interesting art on the streets of Louisville.

The Louisville Ballet Building was designed by architects Bravura Corporation. The 2.2 million dollar building houses administrative offices and two reherseal studios.

The Louisville Slugger Field is home to the Louisville Bats, an AAA minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Built in 2000 it holds 13,000 fans.

Built in 2002, the Patriots Peace Memorial honors fallen patriots from all the branches of military. Each time a new fallen patriot is inscribed, a brick is removed from the wall and replaced with a personalized etched glass.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is said to be one of the most haunted places in the world. It started as a place for tuberculosis patients and later became a facility for the elderly. Both Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge have visited the facility.

Held on the eve before the Derby, the Mint Jubilee is a party, concert and dinner to benefit organizations who do cancer research. In 2011 it was held at the Louisville Palace theater.

The Louisville Zoo has over 1300 animals including this hippo. The zoo's motto is "To better the bond between the people and our planet."