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Louisville is a city where the question isn’t what to do, but what to do first. Here are a few high points to choose from.

The city’s downtown, nestled on the Ohio River, hums with activity generated by attractions including the Frazier International History Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville Science Center & IMAX Theater, Glassworks gallery and Belle of Louisville stern-wheeler. All are within easy walking distance of each other.

While downtown, you’ll also want to check out Fourth Street Live, an entertainment, dining and shopping district that really comes alive in the evening. Make the after-dinner scene at places like the RiVue lounge atop the Galt House Hotel on the riverfront and the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Lounge, the unofficial starting point of Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail.

Greater Louisville, ranked the 16th largest metro area in the U.S., is also home to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum, the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, and Actors Theater, site of the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays. Catch a Louisville Bats pro baseball game at Slugger Field and take a stroll through Waterfront Park along the river. Unique shopping opportunities near downtown can be found at Louisville Stoneware and the thriving art gallery corridor along East Main Street.

Stop by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 401 W. Main St., call 502-584-2121 or visit www.gotolouisville.com for more ideas and info on what to do while you’re in town.

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