INTERESTING ATTRACTIONS IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
If you have never traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, one thing you should know immediately is that the city has a rich cultural history. Not only that, the city has a reputation for being home to some of the most interesting attractions in the south of the country. If he ever gets the chance to visit the city, aside from doing the obvious, take some time to score a few or more of these attractions, as not only will you learn a lot about the city, but you will be enlightened to understanding the city from varying perspectives.
Wax Colonel Sanders Figure
This wax figure of Colonel Sanders is situated among a collection of oddities, including the mystical fortuneteller of the 1930s, the frightening animatronic clown, and the unforgettable “Kentuckee Merman”. Dressed in a custom tailored suit that was created for Mr. Sanders in 1967, the wax figure is attached to a hove around that is remote operated. Every year the wax figure is featured in the annual Market Street “March of the Colonels” parade, accompanied by 12 white-suited duplicates.
Derby Clock, Louisville
The 45 feet Derby Clock was recently relocated from its original location to Fourth Street when rededicated to the city. The raised five-lane racing track displays caricatures of celebrities-turned-jockey the roster includes Daniel Boone, King Louis XVI, former President Thomas Jefferson and George Rogers Clark. In addition, Caricatured onlookers are depicted from the likes of Mary Anderson, DW Griffith and former Pres. Zachary Taylor, along with the oldest operating steamboats of America, the Bell of Louisville.
Lincoln Memorial Statue, Louisville
This 12-foot statue made of bronze that is a visual representation of Abraham Lincoln, a Kentucky native, rests along the watery banks of the renowned Ohio River, situated in Louisville Waterfront Park. Both Illinois and Indiana claim to be the home of Abraham Lincoln, as he had become domesticated and both of those states. But the undisputed fact remains that Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace is Kentucky. As a matter of fact, engraved on the memorial are the legendary presidents words from his own mouth, “I, too, am a Kentucky.”
Big Four Pedestrian Bridge, Louisville
Once you leave the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, you will find the big four pedestrian bridge. With two clearly marked parallel lines that’s Mark the path of the bridge, it once served as a railroad bridge that ran along the Ohio River, providing views from up north and the Falls of Ohio to down south in the downtown area of Louisville. Even on today, the air in the area is filled with the beautiful sounds of leisurely music, and other Kentucky and sounds.
Kentucky Rushmore, Louisville
This mural measuring 20 x 30′ pays homage to iconic natives of Kentucky such as Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Sanders and Mohammed Ali. When it was first originally constructed, it was originally planned to be a monument for the roles side as a tribute to the greatness of Kentucky and Mount Rushmore. There was also supposed to be other influential people included in the mural, but upon completion, they had just enough to complete the project.