Staff Picks

  • Louisville's Otherworldly Underground Cavern

    January 01, 2019

    The New Year is always a good time for a new adventure. Louisville is home to the perfect starting point — a whole new world waiting underneath your feet ready for you to explore.... Read more

  • An Old Fashioned Kentucky Christmas

    December 03, 2018

    Louisville is a city of the South deeply in tune with its history and traditions. Those traditions are just as important, if not more so, around the holiday season.... Read more

  • Louisville's Urban Bourbon Legacy

    November 05, 2018

    Though the origins of bourbon are disputed, one thing is certain: Louisville is the undisputed capital of bourbon country. While options in the city are endless, here are a few of our favorite spots to start.... Read more

  • Four Suggestions for Fabulous Fun

    October 01, 2018

    Louisville’s dynamic entertainment and arts scene always offers our guests a myriad of events and festivals, and this month is no exception - four of our favorites are listed here... Read more

  • The Actors Theatre: A Pillar of the Kentucky Arts World

    September 03, 2018

    When the Actors Theatre originally opened in a quaint space formerly occupied by the Egyptian Tea Room, no one could have foreseen the enormous growth the company would experience over the coming decades.... Read more

  • The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

    August 06, 2018

    For over twenty years, Louisville’s Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind has been teaching the public about the history of the education of blind persons across the world.... Read more

  • The Louisville Palace

    July 03, 2018

    Just a three-minute stroll from our hotel, the Louisville Palace is one of the most impressive architectural and cultural landmarks of our great city.... Read more

  • Sporting History at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

    June 03, 2018

    Aside from mom and apple pie, there’s nothing quite as all-American as baseball. If you’re a fan of this Great American Pastime, or you’re just interested in learning some fun Louisville (and national) history, we recommend an afternoon at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.... Read more

  • The Louisville Zoo: Preserving Nature’s Bounty for Five Decades

    May 08, 2018

    As the cosmopolitan hub of Kentucky, Louisville is blessed not only with dynamic communities of people from all over the world, but also with one of the most vibrant communities of animals anywhere in the country.... Read more

  • A Delicate Art: The Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

    April 02, 2018

    As any one of our valued guests can confirm, we at the Brown Hotel take aesthetics seriously. The hotel itself is an exquisite example of Georgian-Revival architecture, with interior décor... Read more

  • The Pristine Parks of Louisville

    March 06, 2018

    When you hear “famous metropolitan park,” what comes to mind? Perhaps Manhattan’s Central Park or Boston’s Emerald Necklace? You might be surprised to learn that Louisville is home to more than a hundred gorgeous municipal parks.... Read more

  • A Thousand Years of History at the Frazier Museum

    February 05, 2018

    Visitors to Louisville are often pleasantly surprised to discover just how many outstanding museums our city has to offer. One of our favorites, the Frazier History Museum, brings a thousand years of history to life with fun and informative exhibits and artifacts from across the country.... Read more

  • Summers with The Bard at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

    July 01, 2017

    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.... Read more

  • The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: An American Institution

    June 02, 2017

    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.... Read more

  • Lions and Tigers and Lorikeets

    May 01, 2017

    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.... Read more

  • The Brown Hotel Named Best Hotel in Kentucky

    April 01, 2017

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

  • Fresh Air in Louisville's Unmistakable Attractions

    March 05, 2017

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

  • A Big Valentine's Day Hit in Louisville

    February 05, 2017

    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... Read more

  • Coffee at Quills

    January 09, 2017

    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... Read more

  • Lights Under Louisville

    December 05, 2016

    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!... Read more

  • Friday Night Horror Weekend

    November 06, 2016

    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.... Read more

  • How to Celebrate Oktoberfest Louisville-style

    October 03, 2016

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

  • Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

    September 12, 2016

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

  • Eatin' Local in Louisville

    August 14, 2016

    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. ... Read more

  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

    July 27, 2016

    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. ... Read more

  • Explore Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

    May 31, 2016

    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... Read more

  • Louisville's Youth Poetry

    April 12, 2016

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

  • Take a Hike!

    February 15, 2016

    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.... Read more

  • All About Brandy

    January 26, 2016

    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... Read more

  • At the Zoo with Santa

    December 15, 2015

    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... Read more

  • Get into Character Over Cocktails

    November 16, 2015

    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... Read more

  • Ghouls on Parade

    October 05, 2015

    As October begins, towns everywhere are getting into the Halloween spirit, and Louisville is no exception!... Read more

  • Horsin' Around

    September 03, 2015

    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.... Read more

  • Conrad's Castle

    July 28, 2015

    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.... Read more

  • Take a Drink Back in Time

    July 02, 2015

    If you're a history buff with a taste for strong spirits, then the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is the place for you.... Read more

  • Into the Underground

    June 08, 2015

    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.... Read more

  • Run For The Roses

    May 19, 2015

    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.... Read more

  • Time to Rock

    April 16, 2015

    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... Read more

  • The Zoo to Do

    March 03, 2015

    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.... Read more

  • A Spirited Tour

    February 03, 2015

    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.... Read more

  • All Hail Ali!

    January 06, 2015

    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."... Read more