The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, which brings big crowds to Louisville. Even if you can’t make it to the derby, you can still get in on the fun that Louisville has to offer all year-round.
Churchill Downs, where the big horse race is held, is an iconic location. It’s also home to the Kentucky Derby Museum. The museum has a new exhibit about Secretariat to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Triple Crown winner. The museum also offers a tour that takes guests from the track to a horse farm and a bourbon tasting, explained Nicole Fitzpatrick with Louisville Tourism.
Mint juleps are a traditional drink at the derby because they showcase Kentucky’s famous bourbon. There are almost a dozen distilleries in downtown Louisville alone, Fitzpatrick said. She also mentioned that Louisville is home to more than 2,500 independent restaurants.
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