With the amenities of a big city and the character of a small town, Jeffersonville and Southern Indiana offer a rich living experience where there is always something to do. From festivals to fireworks, museums, markets, theatre shows and sporting events, or even just a nice place to sit and watch the world pass by, Southern Indiana is the place for you.
Churchill Downs and The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs is home to the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown, running annually on the first Saturday in May. Historic Churchill Downs offers racing and wagering throughout the year, as well as the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Louisville Slugger Museum
Louisville Slugger is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in downtown Louisville is one of the region’s most popular attractions, and is the corporate headquarters of the company. The location is marked by the World's Biggest Baseball Bat leaning against the building. Over 3 million people have visited the museum and factory since Louisville Slugger moved to the location in 1996.
Muhammad Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life 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 have fueled his journey.
Other Cultural Attractions
Big Four Walking Bridge and Big Four StationThe Big Four Bridge spans the Ohio River and connects Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana for Pedestrians and Bicyclists. The ramp coming off of the Big Four Bridge into Historic Downtown Jeffersonville opened May 2014. Big Four Station in Jeffersonville is a park space at the landing of the Big Four featuring green space, fountains, a pavilion, and a playground.
The Jeffersonville RiverStage is Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor entertainment venue. Moored at the foot of the Terraced Lawn on Jeffersonville’s bank of the Ohio River, RiverStage offers views of the river and of Louisville’s skyline paired with outstanding entertainment. RiverStage events typically include Jeffersonville’s Summer Concert Series, Twilight Cinema, Jeffersonville Goes Country, Steamboat Days, and fitness classes.
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center
Located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana is the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 390-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest, naturally exposed, Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a newly updated and renovated Interpretive Center overlooking the fossil beds. The Interpretive Center is open year round.
Louisville Bats baseball
The Louisville Bats are the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, playing all home games in downtown Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats are members of the West Division in the International League.
Thunder Over LouisvilleThunder Over Louisville is the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival. As one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America, visitors are treated to festivities that can be enjoyed on both sides of the Ohio River.
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Derby Dinner Playhouse, in Clarksville, Indiana, is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country. For over 40 years the theatre has served the Southern Indiana region and Kentucky with attendance growing to over 200,000 patrons per year. Derby Dinner operates with approximately 130 employees working in the restaurant and theatre portions of the business.
Louisville City FC soccer
Louisville City FC is a professional men’s soccer team playing in the United Soccer League (USL), which is the third tier of the United States soccer league system. Louisville City FC had their inaugural season in 2015 and currently play home games at Louisville Slugger Field.
KFC YUM! Center
The KFC Yum! Center opened in downtown Louisville in 2010. The multi-purpose sports and event facility attracts high profile events and musical acts to Louisville. It also serves as the official home of the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs and women’s volleyball program.
Kentucky Science Center
The Kentucky Science Center is Kentucky's largest hands-on science museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in downtown Louisville. It was founded in 1871 as a natural history collection and moved to its current location in 1977. More than half a million people visit the museum annually.
Frazier History Museum
The Frazier Museum is located on downtown Louisville’s “Museum Row” in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The museum provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. The Frazier Museum has three floors of exhibits and an education center.
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is 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. The three theaters of the Center are Kentucky’s showcases for the performing arts, including Broadway, ballet, musical acts, and various other stage performances.
Actors Theatre of Louisville
A regional performing arts theatre company operating three theatres under one roof. Known for the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre’s facility is a National Historic Landmark, located in the third-oldest building still standing in downtown Louisville.