A world-renowned racecourse commemorating Henry Churchill, the Churchill Downs is the holy grail for aficionados of horse racing. Spread across more than 140 acres (56 hectares), the track rekindled Louisville's hope for horse racing after two of the city's favorite venues were shut down. Since its inception in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has prospered on this track garnering many raves from jockeys and equestrian sports lovers from across the globe. Featuring more than 70 luxury suites, the interior of the site is decorated with murals of Kentucky Derby winners thus celebrating the augustness and exclusivity of the sport. A museum, stables and a clubhouse are also a part of the Thoroughbred racetrack's extensive layout.
Home to the Louisville Bats (the Cincinnati Reds AAA minor league affiliate), Louisville Slugger Field was built in 2000 and has a capacity of over 13,000. This retro-classic venue houses 32 private suites, children's play areas as well as the team and administrative offices. The groundskeepers conduct field tours during the Louisville Bats season, and the diamond is also occasionally rented out for wedding receptions, proms, dances, trade shows, rehearsal dinners, private holiday parties and fund raisers.
The multi-dimensional Glassworks is a gallery, workshop, studio, gift shop, and event venue all rolled into one. Come watch glassmakers transform globs of melted glass into exquisite pieces of art. Those eager to learn the trade themselves can take classes or visit the Walk-In Workshop. Glassworks also hosts birthday parties, and is available to rent for group functions. Event planners even have the option of renting glass-making demonstrations during their function.