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Churchill Downs - Horse racing in Kentucky is rich in history, dating back to 1789 when the first race course was laid out in Lexington. However, it was almost 100 years later, in 1875, that Churchill Downs officially opened and began its tradition as Home of the Kentucky Derby.

Fourth Street Live - Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, KY. Just a short walk from downtown hotels, waterfront park, Main Street, Slugger Field, and other major attractions.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Being that Waverly Hills is one of the most haunted places in the world, many people from all over the country want to come and see for themselves if there are ghosts at Waverly. What better way to search for paranormal activity than to stay overnight. Waverly offers half night as well as full overnight paranormal investigations/ghost hunts.

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The Kentucky Derby Festival - Held in April, What the Run for the Roses is to horse racing, the Derby Festival is to community celebrations. The Festival is one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. It brings fun, excitement, international recognition and a spirit that is unmatched anywhere. Proud winner of the International Festivals & Events Association award for Best Overall Festival five times.

Abbey Road - The world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival! Bands from the USA, Germany, London and more come to this event! Join Beatles fans from around the world, whether you sit, eat, drink, or dance you will be immersed in the best Beatles presentation in the world!

Great Balloon Glow - One of the most anticipated events of balloon race weekend is the U.S. Bank Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow. Balloons inflate in their launch position on the field, but do not ascend. As the pilots fire their burners, watch as the balloons glow against the blackness of the night sky, synchronized to a special musical score.

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Jeff Ruby's Louisville - The first & only steakhouse of its kind in the Louisville area, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse serves only dry-aged USDA prime beef. While steak is the foundation of the menu, Jeff Ruby's promises to please seafood lovers as well with its raw/sushi bar & seafood entrees.

Los Aztecas - As Louisville, Kentucky's finest authentic Mexican restaurants, we have a vast selection of quesadillas, burritos, tacos, tamales, fajitas, enchiladas and other Mexican favorites available either a la carte, as dinners, or in a variety of combination plates.

Proof On Main - An intimate little restaurant serving up great food rooted in Italian tradition, laced with modern influences and seasoned with America's Southern kitchen's heritage. Proof on Main offers a winning combination of inventive yet accessible food and beverage paired with warm, professional service to downtown Louisville.

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