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The Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan was established in 1985 and has been a staple of Louisville's vibrant nightlife scene for over three decades. It is one of the best places in town to laugh your heart out. Their shows are rib tickling and feature famous as well as up-coming comedians. Elevating comedy to an art form, this venue prides itself on attracting some of the best talent in the industry, and promises to keep things fresh and original. Shows are held Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday during peak season and tickets can be pre-booked online. Do carry identification as the club does not allow under eighteens unless specified. Private events can be booked here as well.
What happened when prudent city planners, developers and artisans needed a novel idea to reconvert a defunct meat packing plant? The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment is what came to fruition. It's location in the East Market District area of Louisville adds to the allure of a hip and revitalized community and inside this huge space, more than 200 different artists and stores ply their wares. Some of the products sold include glass, sculpture, paintings, housewares, photography, the list goes on-and-on.
The Kentucky Derby, held annually at the fabulous Churchill Downs, is often said to be 'The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.' The museum, which is located just outside the racecourse, elaborately presents the history of this racing tradition through more than 20,000 items that have been collected since its inception in 1875. Exhibits include trophies, sculptures, photographs and paintings along with Derby souvenirs and the private collections of former horse trainers and jockeys. Tours can be made with the museum to visit the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs as well.
Freedom Hall is one of the eight venues housed within the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The arena hosts events such as wrestling competitions, basketball, and ice shows among many, many others. The venue seats around 19,000 spectators, and for smaller events the space can be customized to hold a minimum of 6,000 people. VIP rooms are also available.
The Louisville Zoo is quite possibly one of the most underrated zoos in the world. Though somewhat modest in size, in is nonetheless home to a bevy of beautiful beasts. Some include camels, baby elephants, tigers, rhinos and even polar bears. The zoo also features different special exhibits. 'Glacier Run' presents arctic animals while 'Gorilla Forest' and 'Lorikeet Landing' are self-explanatory. The tiger feedings are also an attraction that highlight the nature of this apex predator. Here, guests are invited to walk a few yards away from a mesh-covered opening as the animal feeds on its lunch.
Set in the historic Parthenon Building that dates back to 1837, Dillinger's Music Venue brings talented local and regional artists to town. Equipped with modern technology and expert sound engineers, you will enjoy the acts for its top quality. Some of their previous listings are Ranger, Discount Guns, The DriftinSouth Band and Jet Black Orchid.