Bourbon, Art and Industry in Downtown Louisville
Hello and welcome to this walking tour of Louisville, presented by Insight Guides. My name is Katherine and I’ll be your guide to some of the signature sites of the Derby City. This tour takes approximately two and a quarter hours to complete. You can stop at any time and start again at the same spot later. You can follow the route on your phone or simply listen as I guide you from one sight to the next. I’ll be giving you clear directions and the audio will automatically start playing when you get close to the next sight on the tour. Don’t worry if you need to skip a sight as the tour will pick up at the next location. One more thing before we get started – always be aware of your surroundings and be sure to obey all traffic signals.Before we begin our stroll along the River Walk, let me tell you a bit about this historic city. Founded in 1778 by Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark, Louisville is today the largest city in Kentucky. A border state during the Civil War, it was a major stronghold for Union forces, though there were myriad skirmishes nearby. A hundred years after the city's founding, Louisville hosted the Southern Exhibition of the World's Fair and it was here that Thomas Edison first showcased the incandescent bulbs he invented. Louisville has undergone significant change in the last century as technologies have shifted, but is today a vibrant city proud of its history and culture. Though Louisville is probably most famous for playing host annually to the world's premier horse race, the Kentucky Derby, it is also home to one of the nation's largest shipping hubs, the largest preservation district of Victorian architecture and one of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in America. Enjoy this walk through Downtown Louisville and discover more about what the city has to offer – there's something for just about everyone.#IndianaRomance
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