Louisville Butchertown Neighborhood Walk, Louisville

Louisville Butchertown Neighborhood Walk, Louisville
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The Butchertown neighborhood is a very picturesque part of Louisville. The beautiful bridges over the Ohio River, the sophisticated churches' architectural styles and the fantastic parks are the perfect place to walk around. The Thomas Edison House and Kaviar Forge and Gallery are also popular places in this area, due to their uniqueness and spirit. Use the present guided tour to admire the beauty of the Butchertown district.

Louisville Butchertown Neighborhood Walk Map

Guide Name: Louisville Butchertown Neighborhood Walk
Guide Location: USA » Louisville (See other walking tours in Louisville)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: Cathy
Kaviar Forge and Gallery

1) Kaviar Forge and Gallery

Kaviar Forge and Gallery is one of the most preferred attractions among locals and visitors in the Butchertown neighborhood in Louisville. It is a spacious studio where different expositions of talented young masters are organized. The exhibits are creations of works by fifty masters from Louisville and other regions. The showpieces include paintings and sculptures made from diverse materials: wood, metal, glass and ceramics. The Forge, which is an added attraction to the gallery, is the area...   view more
Saint Joseph's Church

2) Saint Joseph's Church

Saint Joseph's Church was built in January 1866 after the Catholic community in Butchertown decided that they needed a church close by. Right Reverend Peter J. Lavialle, Bishop of Louisville was the one who dedicated it. The building has the tallest spires in Louisville. The red brick structure of the church is ornate with numerous splendid statues and decorations representing saints and other religious symbols. It was designed in Gothic Revival style, featuring portals of three entrance...   view more
Thomas Edison House

3) Thomas Edison House (must see)

Thomas Edison House is an important attraction and an object of pride for the Louisville inhabitants. This is where the famous inventor and scientist used to live and work during his stay in Louisville. It is a shot-gun duplex that used to be a very common sort of house in the city. The interior of the house contains many unique objects invented by Edison, including some phonographs (his favourite invention), a picture projector and a kinetoscope. Visitors are welcome to the Thomas Edison House...   view more
Saint John United Church of Christ

4) Saint John United Church of Christ

Saint John United Church of Christ was founded in 1843 by the German community of imigrants who came to Louisville. Initially, the church was called St. John's Evangelische Kirche. The present church was built later, in 1867, to replace the first, smaller one. The church is in Gothic Revival style. In 1885, the first bells and the tower clock were attached. The beautiful steeple was installed in 1966, at the 100th celebration of the sanctuary. The interior of the church has a fabulous organ...   view more
Extreme Park

5) Extreme Park

The Louisville Extreme Park one of the most popular places in Louisville for lovers of extreme sports. It is a must visit for any person who has skates, a bike or just the spirit of youth. The present venue was opened in April, 2005 and since then it succeeded in obtaining the reputation of one of the best skateparks in the world. The park often hosts different extreme sporting events. The venue has facilities for skaters and bikers of all ages and skill...   view more
Waterfront Park

6) Waterfront Park (must see)

The Waterfront Park is one of the biggest and most amazing parks in the city. It is located on the beach of the Ohio River. It was developed in three important phases, the first one being initiated in July 1999. Since then it was enriched with a large number of attractions fit for a public park. Visitors will be delighted to walk on the wide paths, rest on the lawn, admire the beautiful fountains and the new Lincoln Memorial and watch the kids play at the immense playground. The Waterfront Park...   view more
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Bridge

7) John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Bridge

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is a seven-lane, single-deck cantilever bridge. The main span is 700 feet (213 m) (two spans) and the bridge has a total length of 2,498 feet (761 m). There are four lanes that go northbound and three lanes that carry southbound traffic. Designed by the Louisville engineering firm, construction began in the spring of 1961 and completed in late 1963 at a cost of $10 million. The span had yet to be named when U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on...   view more
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Big Four Bridge

8) Big Four Bridge

The Big Four Bridge is an enormous bridge crossing the Ohio River and connecting Louisville and Jeffersonville. Initially, the bridge was supposed to serve as a railroad passage and it did from 1929, when it was built to replace a smaller bridge, until 1968. Today the bridge is abandoned, but it serves as a nice addition to the river's appearance. In the near future, there are plans for the Big Four Bridge to be transformed into a passage for pedestrians and...   view more

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