South Louisville

People around the world have probably seen South Louisville on TV without even knowing it, since this area is home to the Kentucky Derby. When the horses aren’t running, locals here enjoy a diverse mix of cultures and and a variety of established communities within the City of Louisville.

Key Features

Churchill Downs: The first and most famous race in the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, has been held here at Churchill Downs since 1875. Dress up in your finest derby attire and come see what the fuss is about! Outside of the “fastest two minutes in sports,” Churchill Downs hosts numerous races and events throughout the year.

Bedford Stone Houses: Bedford or Indiana limestone is a very popular building material in this area, quarried right next door in the Hoosier State. Bedford stone houses are the perfect blend of sturdy, quaint, and classic.

Nest Picks

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Halloween is more than a one day affair in Iroquois Park! Every year in October, you can stroll through a pumpkin wonderland as you experience the warm glow of 5,000 illuminated jack-o’-lanterns. The pumpkin carving theme changes every year!

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Originally a tuberculosis hospital built in the early 1900s, Waverly Hills closed in the 1960s—but is not a quiet place today. Fans of the paranormal will recognize the old sanatorium as one of the most haunted sites in the country. Take a tour if you dare!

Mike Linnig's

Mike Linnig’s has been serving up incredible seafood since 1925. Try the famous fish sandwich! This restaurant backs up to the Louisville Loop trail, which will soon connect all of Louisville’s parks and attractions.

All South Louisville Neighborhoods

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