Of fun down
by the river

Wonderful waterfront This sprawling 72-acre municipal park alongside the Ohio River is one of the gems of the city. The rolling hills, spacious lawns, walking paths and Big Four walking bridge, make it a top destination. It also hosts some of the coolest concerts and festivals during the year, including Forecastle (one of Rolling Stone’s “Coolest Festivals” in 2012). Rock on!


Name in baseball
for 129 years

Hey batta batta batta Louisville is home to the Hillerich & Bradsby Company, maker of the world-famous Louisville Slugger. A day at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is filled with an awesome mix of hands-on exhibits, memorabilia and a factory tour to see how bats are made. Just look for the giant 68,000-pound baseball bat resting on the side of a building on Main St. You can’t miss it!

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Acres is the
place to be

City of parks It’s no wonder Louisville’s named one of the Top Travel Destinations for 2013 by Lonely Planet and Most Livable City in America by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2012. We have more than 120 public parks in the metro area alone. Oh, and our four major parks were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of New York’s Central Park.

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Over to see the
historic twin spires

Aaaand they're off! You don’t need a fancy hat or seersucker suit to enjoy the splendor of the world-famous Churchill Downs. Sure, it’s the home to the Kentucky Derby (aka "the most exciting two minutes in sports"), but this historic track is open for racing - just down the street from campus - during their spring and fall meets.

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Co-op & internship

The city breeds jobs Because the city of Louisville and UofL are so strongly linked, students have unique access to the state’s largest concentration of economic activity - ranked 57th in the world for economic growth by Forbes. Our co-op and internship programs are extremely active to help students find their career path and gain “real world” experience.

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Universities take
a great city

And vice versa Nestled between rolling bluegrass fields and the Ohio River lays our thriving city. Named one of America’s Breakout Cities for 2014 by CNNMoney, one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World Destinations” in 2014, Louisville offers the ideal balance of bustling metropolis and close-knit community. Go explore. Then come visit.

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