Louisville’s Best Attractions Are Within Reach
Book the Country Inn & Suites, Louisville East, KY to enjoy a convenient location just off I-64 and close to I-265. Offering spacious rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, our hotel is a great home base for trekking through E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and touring the campus at the University of Louisville. Visit Churchill Downs to see the Kentucky Derby, and entertain clients at the nearby Charlie Vettiner Golf Course. For one-of-a-kind souvenirs, explore area retail outlets like the Derby City Antique Mall, Oxmoor Center and Panáche, an upscale gift and flower shop. Traveling with kids? Be sure to pick up a custom bat of your own at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
- Malibu Jack’s (1.3 miles)
Find go-karts, laser tag, arcade games and more at this indoor amusement park. If you get hungry, Jack’s Cafe offers pizza and other snacks.
Phone: +1 (502) 883-0380
- XScape Theatres – Blankenbaker 16 (1.4 miles)
Take the kids to this clean, comfortable theater to see first-run movies with a tub of buttery popcorn and a soft drink.
Phone: +1 (502) 709-6000
- Main Event Louisville (1.5 miles)
Main Event offers nonstop entertainment for both kids and adults, from bowling and bocce ball to billiards, gravity ropes, rock climbing and a full bar.
Phone: +1 (502) 240-5555
Iconic Louisville Attractions
- Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (14.2 miles)
Find out more about one of the world’s most famous baseball bats at this museum and factory. You can order your own personalized bat, watch how they’re made and practice your swing in the batting cages.
Phone: +1 (877) 775-8443
- University of Louisville (15.4 miles)
This state-supported research university is nationally recognized for its academic excellence. Stroll around campus and search for The Thinker sculpture.
Phone: +1 (502) 852-5555
- Churchill Downs (15.6 miles)
Churchill Downs opened its gates in 1875 and has been home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby horse race ever since. Visit the on-site Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more.
Phone: +1 (502) 636-4400
Shopping and Entertainment
- Oxmoor Center (5.3 miles)
Shop the day away at Oxmoor Center, which features 90 retailers from Apple and Sephora to Michael Kors and H&M.
Phone: +1 (502) 426-3000
- Derby City Antique Mall (7.5 miles)
Antique collectors are sure to fall in love with Derby City Antique Mall’s 30,000 square feet of booths and showcases. Grab lunch in the on-site Schoolhouse Café.
Phone: +1 (502) 459-5151
- Panáche (8.4 miles)
Find unique gifts, interior décor and souvenirs at Panáche, an upscale florist that only uses the freshest flowers and greeneries available.
Phone: +1 (502) 899-3899
- Belle of Louisville (13.7 miles)
Step aboard a piece of American history on the Belle of Louisville, a 1914 paddle-wheel steamboat that offers a scenic view of the city with dinner and live entertainment.
Phone: +1 (502) 574-2992
Sports and Outdoors
- E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park (5 miles)
This 550-acre green space is more than a park, featuring tennis courts, 14 soccer fields, two playgrounds, a community garden, a BMX track, archery, an astronomy lab and more.
Phone: +1 (502) 459-3280
- Charlie Vettiner Golf Course (5.1 miles)
One of the most difficult and beautiful courses in Kentucky, Charlie Vettiner Golf Course boasts scenic creeks, rolling hills, bent grass greens, white sand bunkers and gorgeous tree-lined fairways.
Phone: +1 (502) 267-9958