Louisville, just south of Indiana across the Ohio River, is firmly embedded in the American national consciousness for its multimillion-dollar Kentucky Derby. Each May, the horse race attracts over half a million fans to this cosmopolitan and well-diversified industrial city, which still bears the traces of the early French settlers who came upriver from New Orleans. Louisville also produces a third of the country's bourbon.
The city's history revolves around a perennial rivalry with Cincinnati, a mere one hundred miles upstream. Thus, despite being pro-Union during the Civil War, it promoted itself thereafter – erecting Confederate statues and so on – as the place for Southern business to invest. Today, besides a lively arts scene and lots of citywide festivals, Louisville boasts an excellent network of public parks. One native son who took advantage of the recreation facilities was three-times world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who used to do his early-morning training in the scenic environs of Chickasaw Park.
This Embassy Suites Hotel in Louisville is located approximately 13 miles from the city's center, near Ab Sawyer Park, and is 12 miles from Louisville International Airport. Local ...
Tom Sawyer Park is a mecca for indoor and outdoor rereation enthusiasts.