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Louisville: Old Louisville Walking Ghost Tour

1. Louisville: Old Louisville Walking Ghost Tour

If you love old architecture and spooky history, this is the tour for you! The New York Times recommends it as the first thing to do during your time in Louisville. Join a guide for this nightly walk that introduces you to the ghostly past and paranormal hotspots in America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood. Best enjoyed against the backdrop of gas lamps and hidden walking courts, this Louisville-based ghost tour has received awards and accolades from national and international publications. Stroll around and marvel at the old architecture as your guide tells you all about the spooky history of Old Louisville. Discover the fascinating stories behind some of Old Louisville's most famous legends such as the Witches' Tree, the lady in the stairs, the hanging man, and the James Carroll murder house. Hear the stories of supernatural activity and ghost apparitions as your guide tell you the convincing facts around the causes for the haunted houses, haunted church, the haunted street corner, or the haunted park

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From Louisville: Derby Week Bourbon Distillery Tours

2. From Louisville: Derby Week Bourbon Distillery Tours

Spend a day in Kentucky Bourbon Country at some of the world's finest bourbon distilleries. See why famous brands and craft makers of bourbon and whiskey call Kentucky home. Scattered across the state, bourbon distilleries old and new produce some of the world’s favorite spirits. Each tour includes stops at two Kentucky bourbon distilleries with full tours and tastings, plus lunch at a locally-owned Kentucky restaurant. Following the experience, return to Louisville with a greater understanding of Kentucky's bourbon tradition. The schedule for the Bourbon Country Derby Week tours is as follows: • April 29, 30: Buffalo Trace and Bulleit Distilling • May 1: Buffalo Trace and Bulleit Distilling, or Stitzel-Weller and Barton 1792 • May 3: Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey

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Old Louisville: History and Architecture Walking Tour

3. Old Louisville: History and Architecture Walking Tour

In the late 1880s, as the famous Southern Exposition drew hundreds of thousands of visitors to Kentucky's largest city, bourbon barons, racetrack royalty, and titans of tobacco constructed impressive Gilded Age residences. They left a visual legacy of stone and brick mansions and townhomes that run the gamut of Victorian architectural splendor. Italianate, Richardsonian Romanesque, Châteauesque, Queen Anne, Renaissance Revival, Georgian—these are just some of the styles scattered over 40-square blocks just a mile from downtown Louisville.  Join this walking tour through Old Louisville with a professional guide and marvel at more than 1,000 old houses, churches, and buildings of this iconic and beautiful neighborhood. Listen as your guide tells you all about this preserved district and the history of the people who lived there.  Enjoy the tour recommended by The New York Times as a "must" during your time in the city to discover the colorful history of Old Louisville in a very entertaining way.

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From Louisville: Derby Week Kentucky Horse Farm Tours

4. From Louisville: Derby Week Kentucky Horse Farm Tours

Explore Kentucky's Horse Country and learn of past and future Derby stars at two thoroughbred horse farms. After being picked up from central Louisville, make your way to the city of Versailles for a visit to Sun Valley Farm. Explore this family-owned and operated horse farm which has produced more than 200 stakes horses worldwide over the past 20 years. Next, make your way to the historic Hermitage Farm. Explore the farm which has an 80-year tradition of producing winning racehorses. See the daily workings of this farm which has produced winners of the Kentucky Derby, the Breeder's Cup, and Kentucky Oaks. After your tours, enjoy lunch at a local Southern-inspired restaurant. Then, make your way back to Louisville with drop-off in the city center.

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