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In the heart of Old Louisville stands the stately Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, the most opulent creation of renowned Kentucky architect Arthur Loomis. 

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Can you name the biggest building in Kentucky? Most visitors from out-of-state are surprised to learn the answer: Mega Cavern. Technically classified as a building because of its support structures, Mega Cavern is actually a 4-million-square-foot former limestone quarry right here in Louisville. 

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For 11 weeks each summer, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival brings the Bard to life with 66 stunning performances of 8 beloved productions in the bucolic setting of Louisville’s Central Park.

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Few athletic brands are as quintessentially American as the Louisville Slugger. Some of baseball’s greatest legends have clenched their place in the annals of sports history while swinging a Slugger, which is why we recommend a visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

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Now that spring is here, we recommend that all of our animal-loving guests spend a day exploring the Louisville Zoo, home to a vast range of exhibits featuring creatures from all seven continents.

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Southern Living magazine have firmly placed The Brown Hotel on its list The Best Hotels in Every Southern State.

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Keep your spirits up this month when you choose to explore all that Louisville has to offer.

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Louisville is likely to hit Valentine’s Day out of the park. That’s because there are many romantic spots in the city to behold and be held

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Do you enjoy trying new things when you travel? We thought so. To try some of the best coffee from around the world we highly recommend Quills coffee

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There's only one place in the world where you can drive your car through a cavern filled with Christmas lights - and it's only a 15 minute drive from the Brown Hotel!

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In November, fans of horror films will flock to Louisville for Friday Night Horror Weekend, a three day celebration of the genre’s best films, as well as the screening of great classics.

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The German-American Club Geseangverein of Louisville dates back to 1878.

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The Newport Aquarium, in Newport, Kentucky, was recently voted the Number 1 aquarium by the USA Today.

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The solution for many is the local farmer’s market. There, unlike the supermarket, you can speak to the person who pulled the produce from the plant, the person who loaded the truck and weighed your order. 

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Over the course of 11 weeks of summer, Kentucky Shakespeare brings 64 productions of seven productions to Central Park in the thick of Old Louisville’s historic preservation district. With some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona on stage Tuesday-Sunday each week at the 1,000 seat C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre, there will be many opportunities to bear witness to the Bard’s genius brought to life.

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Big hitters of past and present have broken countless records and won countless games with Louisville Sluggers in their hands. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is the perfect place... View Details >

When traveling, the best way to get to know a city is by spending a little time with locals.

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If you’re looking to escape the city for a bit, the peaceful refuge of historic Cherokee Park is waiting for you, less than fifteen minutes from our Louisville hotel.

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While Louisville is famous for it’s "Bourbon Trail" of distilleries, it’s also home to Copper and Kings American Brandy Distillery, which produces small-batch brandy, absinthe and gin. Located less than... View Details >
This holiday season, we recommend checking out the Louisville Zoo for their "Safari with Santa" event. The Louisville Zoo is already a must-see, with a huge variety of different animals... View Details >
Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the spooky fun has to stop, and on November 21st and 22nd, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, official first stop on the... View Details >
As October begins, towns everywhere are getting into the Halloween spirit, and Louisville is no exception!... View Details >
The Kentucky Derby may only come once a year, but visitors can experience the heritage and history of the event any time of year at the Kentucky Derby Museum.... View Details >
Tucked in Old Louisville, just five minutes from our downtown Louisville hotel, is a fascinating piece of history called the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. It was originally a vast home commissioned by Theophile Conrad in 1893, who spent nearly ten times what it would typically cost to build a house at the time.... View Details >
If you're a history buff with a taste for strong spirits, then the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is the place for you.... View Details >
For all you thrill-seekers, here's something to do in Louisville that's totally underground, literally! Originally a massive mine, now the world's only fully underground zipline and adventure tour, the Louisville Mega Cavern invites visitors to get in touch with their adrenaline on six different ziplines and two challenge bridges with attentive and experienced guides with you every step of the way. ... View Details >
Whew - after serving thousands of Mint Juleps and Hot Browns to our Kentucky Derby Day guests, we can officially put the 141st Derby Day to bed and start making plans for next May's "greatest two minutes in sports.... View Details >
Located not even one mile from The Brown Hotel stands the Mercury Ballroom, a hot, new Louisville concert venue famous for its Tudor-Gothic architecture and upbeat, eccentric music scenes. What... View Details >
The state zoo of Kentucky, the Louisville Zoo is our go-to for a great outing that betters the bond between man and beast. The fun Louisville attraction is open year-round and offers interesting behind-the-scenes tours for the aspiring zoologist or zookeeper in your tribe.... View Details >
If you love bourbon, you've come to the right place. Louisville is home to the Urban Bourbon Trail, a self-guided sipping tour through the legend and lore of Kentucky's bourbon heritage. ... View Details >
Located steps from the Brown Hotel, Louisville's Muhammed Ali Center is an interactive museum and educational showcase designed to inspire all to "Be Great and Do Great Things." ... View Details >