If you're fortunate enough to be in Louisville for the big show, you might want a couple of tips from a lifelong Louisville resident.
The Frazier History Museum 829 West Main St Louisville, Ky 502 753-5663
Fabulous collection of 18 and 19th century firearms and more. Beautiful modern facility.
Churchill Downs. The worlds most famous horse racing track. Home of the Kentucky Derby. Located less than 10 minutes from the fairgrounds. 700 Central Ave. Louisville, Ky.
If you want to sample some of the local fare.
Mike Linnigs Seafood Restaurant 9308 Cane Run Road Louisville 502 937-9888
This place is a Louisville landmark. Since 1925. Great seafood and huge portions. Located about thirty minutes from the fairgrounds going west. $10-15.00 per person price range.
Claudia Sanders Dinner House 3202 Shelbyville Rd Simpsonville, Ky 502 633-5600
If you want great southern cooking, this is the place. Located about thirty minutes from fairground going east. Founded by Harlan and Claudia Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. $10-15.00 per person price range. Large portions.
Frank's Meat and Produce. 3342 Preston Highway, They are located just outside the fairgrounds property. No seating, but great take out sandwiches. Very generous portions, great quality and very reasonable prices. Nice people too.
There are lots of great restaurants in Louisville, but these are a few of my favorites. Wouldn't hurt to call first to confirm hours.