Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky, and the county seat of Jefferson County. An important internal shipping port in the 19th century, Louisville is today most well known for the Kentucky Derby, the widely watched first race of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

Louisville is an affluent city with its downtown home to both modern skyscrapers and historic architecture. There are many national parks, caves and caverns, free downtown trolleys and a waterfront riverwalk, other major tourist attractions in Louisville include theme parks, museums and steamboat river cruises.

Things to See and Do

* Kentucky Derby Festival - April
* Waterfront Park
* Market Street
* Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom – water and theme park
* Louisville Science Center
General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population –1,245,000 approx
Land Area – 997.38 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port is located on the Ohio River, Louisville.

Transport Links – Louisville International Airport is served by all the major American airlines though it is only a spoke for most. With all of the airlines listed above, direct flights are available to most of their hubs, including Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, and popular tourist destinations such as Orlando and Las Vegas. The airport is "International" in name only — there are once a week flights from Montreal and to Toronto!

Greyhound services Louisville. Their depot is located at 720 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. which is near the center of town.