2014 Louisville To-Do List

In the spirit of finding out the best things to do in Louisville and this whole bucket list kick, I have compiled a Louisville To-Do list for 2014. I don’t know how much longer I have in Derby City so want to make the absolute most of it while I can. Because even after almost 5 years of living here there is A LOT that I have yet to do.

There are few places that are as eclectic, weird, and random as Louisville. Where else can you find a world-class park system (which includes multiple Fredrick Olmsted parks as well as the largest municipal urban forest in the United States) right next to a world-renowned sport venue that is right down the road from where 95% of the world’s bourbon is made? That’s right, NOWHERE. So while it may not be galavanting across the globe with nothing but a backpack, my time in Louisville is very important to me and this list has given me a great ideas to make the most of it!

I have included all sorts of museums, events, concerts, restaurants, and landmarks across Louisville. Some of them I have done before, some of them I have not. Either way, my goal is to get through as much of this list as possible so I can say that I have truly experienced The Ville. I will post applications for Louisville exploration buddies here shortly. Just kidding, you are all more then welcome to join me!

2014 Louisville To-Do List

  1. Game or Concert at the KFC Yum! Center (John Mayer!)
  2. Louisville football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
  3. Take someone to 4th Street Live! for the first time
    1. Claimed by Christy Adams over the summer… but don’t worry I am sure she will share
  4. Waterfront Wednesday
  5. Bats game at Louisville Slugger field
  6. The Thirsty Pedaler
  7. Forecastle Festival
  8. Light Up Louisville
  9. Muhammad Ali Center (January 19; sub/chaperone for Hebrew High School field trip)
  10. Louisville Slugger Museum
  11. Frazier History Museum
  12. Ohio River Walking Bridge
  13. UofL Planetarium
  14. Abbey Road on the River
  15. Dinner and Tour on the Belle of Louisville
  16. Explore the Falls of the Ohio
    1. George Rogers Clark Home
  17. Hot Brown @ the Brown Hotel
  18. Explore Old Louisville
  19. St. James Art Show
  20. Louisville Science Museum
  21. Eat a fried Oreo and see a concert at the Kentucky State Fair
  22. See a play at Actors Theatre Louisville
  23. Ride the Louisville Loop
  24. Bourbon Trail
    1. Evan William’s Experience, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve, Town Branch
  25. Louisville Zoo
  26. Brew at the Zoo
  27. Mega Cavern Zipline
  28. Go see stand up at Comedy Caravan
  29. Fat Friday Trolley Hop
  30. Valhalla Golf and Country Club
  31. People watch on Bardstown
  32. Cherokee Park
    1. Hogan’s Fountain
  33. Iroquois Park
  34. Visit Colonel Sanders’ Grave
  35. Siltstone Trail in Jefferson Memorial Forest
  36. Complete the Louisville Triple Crown of Running
  37. Kentucky Derby Museum
  38. Go to a race at Churchill Downs
  39. Oaks
  40. Finally attend the Kentucky Derby
  41. Downs after Dark
  42. Kentucky Derby Festival
  43. Thunder over Louisville
  44. Get a funnel cake and frozen lemonade at the Chow Wagon
  45.  Restaurants
    1. Feast BBQ
    2. Louisville Originals
    3. Captains Quarters
    4. El Camino
    5. The Holy Grale (January 29, 2014)
    6. Gralehaus
  46. Urban Bourbon Trail
    1. Ramsi’s
    2. Equus and Jack’s Lounge (January 2014)
  47. World Fest
  48. Zombie Walk
  49. Bambi Walk

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