The Jeffersontown Historical Museum is a neighborhood history museum in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. It details the history of Jeffersontown as it progressed from a small rural community with a town square to the city that it is today.
The Frazier is a history museum located in the West Main District of downtown Louisville. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Frazier documents and reinterprets stories from history using artifacts, exhibitions, and live interpretations written and performed daily by a talented staff of teaching artists. With the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center and the Spirit of Kentucky® exhibit in 2018, the Frazier became the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.
We are the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre, and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville, as well as a host of community theaters and our own Kentucky Performing Arts Presents performances. The three theaters of The Kentucky Center, along with the elegant W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre, and Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, are Kentucky’s showcases for the performing arts. From Broadway to ballet, from blues to bluegrass, from big bands to indie bands, our stages overflow with magnificent entertainment almost every night of the year.
The Kentucky Center has four times been voted Kentucky’s best venue for music, theater and dance by the readers of Kentucky Monthly magazine. But Kentucky Performing Arts is more than stages and theaters. It is the Governor’s School for the Arts at the University of Kentucky, offering three weeks of intensive training for hundreds of Kentucky’s finest high school artists every summer. Its education and outreach programs bring the arts to children and adults in dozens of community centers, healthcare facilities and schools in all of Kentucky’s educational regions. Through its programming and education departments, The Center is able to bring the arts to virtually all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. And its access services ensure that everyone can experience the wonders of the performing arts without barriers or restrictions.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. Each year, the Museum welcomes over 230,000 visitors.
With a general admission ticket, visitors can enjoy two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack, and get their heart racing and emotions soaring watching the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high resolution screen.
Guests can grab breakfast and lunch at Derby Cafe Express and enjoy a mint julep or cocktail at the full bar. Another highlight is seeing the Museum’s Resident Thoroughbred and Pony in a new stable area. Upgraded tour options take visitors to some of the most exclusive spots inside Churchill Downs and to the sights and sounds of the backside.
In October 2018, the Kentucky Derby Museum completed a $6.5 million renovation and expansion project, adding and renovating 16,000 square feet. It is the largest expansion of the Museum’s footprint since the building was constructed in 1985.
The new second floor exhibit space houses two new impressive exhibits featuring the legacy, possessions, trophies, and history of two Hall of Famers: legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas and jockey Bill Shoemaker.
With the new renovation, the Kentucky Derby Museum can accommodate group and corporate events of over 2,000 people. From a casual business meeting to a glamorous wedding reception, the Kentucky Derby Museum offers guests three new unique spaces that bring the thrill of horseracing to any occasion.
Cody Clark Magic grants people permission to radically be themselves. He allows people to savor the simple things in life, to connect with their most cherished memories, to bond over our commonalities, and to value different ways of seeing the world. Using his experience with autism, Cody takes a personalized approach to his shows in order to help everyone feel included. Whether a corporate employee, a member of the autism community, or a delighted child seeing their first magic show, Cody makes sure everybody at every show is heard and celebrated.
The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the Six Core Principles that fueled his journey.