What is the best way to see Louisville in one day?

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Larry Olmsted

To see the best of Louisville in one day requires a car or cab, but parking and getting around is easy and the distances between the three key areas are short. Park anywhere in downtown near Main Street, and you can easily explore “Museum Mile” on foot, including the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, 21c Museum Hotel, Frazier International History Museum and Louisville Science Center. If you are staying in a downtown hotel, you can do this part entirely on foot. From here it is a short hop over to mile-long Bardstown Road, known for its boutique shops and bookstores. Park anyplace and explore Louisville’s hippest neighborhood, the Highlands, on foot, stopping for lunch anywhere that suits your fancy. Next, head over to Churchill Downs to see the famous race track and its Kentucky Derby Museum.

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