With the NWSL Championship set for Nov. 20 at Lynn Family Stadium — and Racing Louisville FC a first-year member of the league — the club’s supporters have pitched in to welcome visitors to town.
All this week, we’ll be posting fan-recommended spots to eat, drink, stay and more at RacingLouFC.com.
Here’s to proving you can spend little while having a lot of fun in Louisville.
21c Museum Hotel: 700 W. Main Street
A stay at one of Louisville’s most upscale hotels isn’t free. But the first floor lobby doubles as an art museum open to the public 24/7. You can’t miss this place with a massive gold replica of Michelangelo's statue of David out front.
Big Four Bridge/Waterfront Park
A repurposed railroad bridge can now carry you from Louisville across the Ohio River to Indiana and back. It’s part of a sprawling waterside park often packed with vendors. On Racing Louisville game nights, the bridge is also known to light up in the club’s lavender.
Cave Hill Cemetery: 701 Baxter Avenue
You’ll find here burial sites of Louisville legends such as Muhammad Ali and KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders, while the scenic grounds also house graves of soldiers dating back to the Civil War. Cave Hill is free to walk, but tours are also available.
Cherokee Park: 745 Cochran Hill Road
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the mind behind New York City’s Central Park, this destination offers something for everyone. In addition to areas for recreational sports, fishing and a nine-hole golf course, Cherokee Park’s 2.3-mile “Scenic Loop” is perfect for a jog — but keep a phone or map handy.
Sunday at the Speed Art Museum: 2035 S. 3rd Street
Brown-Forman funds free Sunday visits and programming for Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum located on the University of Louisville’s campus. Exhibits span 6,000 years of human creativity, culture and experiences.