Louisville is the largest city in the US State of Kentucky. According to the US Bureau of Census, the population of the city is 609,893, and it consumes just a smidge under 1,000 square kilometre's of land. Louisville International Airport is the nearest major airport is.
The Kentucky General Assembly has nominated Louisville as the state's only Class 1 city regarding the laws affecting the public safety, consumption of alcohol control, policies of taxation, and various other matters. The city was named after the French King Louis XVI.
In recent times, Louisville has become the hub for the medical science and health industries. Louisville is also a pioneer in advanced heart and hand treatments, as well as the treatment of cancer. Humana the United States largest health insurance company is located here.
Louisville hosts many annual cultural events like the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival featuring free Shakespeare plays in Central Park in Old Louisville. Louisville also hosts the largest annual Beatles Festival in the world during the Memorial Day weekend.
The most famous annual festival is the renowned Kentucky Derby. The mint julep a cocktail made with mint, of course and bourbon whiskey, is the official drink of the race. The Kentucky Derby Festival is a fortnight long fest precedes the actual Derby itself. The Derby opens with the yearly Thunder over Louisville, the biggest display of fireworks held annually in Northern America. It also features the Great Steamboat Race, the Great Balloon race, and the Pegasus Parade, which is the United States largest parade.
Louisville has transformed into a teeming centre for independent art, music and business. More than 35,000 tourists flock to Louisville Waterfront Park for annual celebration of art, music and the environment. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft supports the art and craft heritage of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Science Center is Kentucky's largest hands-on science museum.
Louisville is a brilliant place for a bucket list. Be sure to take in some of the star attractions such as the Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, The Kentucky Center, Cave Hille Cemetery and Arboretum, the Frazier History Museum, Churchill Downs, the Belle of Louisville, Farmington, Waverly Hills Sanitorium, Kentucky Kingdom, the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thomas Edison House, Zachary Taylor National Cemetery and the Louisville Palace.