March 17, 2016
Neighborhood Treasures - Old Louisville Has So Much to Offer
Posted by: Gayle Walters Warren
Folks that seek to stay in Louisville Bed and Breakfasts as an alternative to Louisville Hotels are generally also interested in alternatives to driving once they arrive. Our Old Louisville neighborhood offers many opportunities for those wanting to walk and enjoy the sites.
We have three fine restaurants within two blocks: Amici’s is a cute café with outdoor dining and an excellent menu of Italian dishes. Buck’s Restaurant, reminiscent of the movie Casablanca, features a wide variety of American dishes (we especially like the “Crispy fish”) and Rick Bartlet on the Piano (ask him to sing “Take Me Back to Old Louisville”). Nearby 610 Magnolia has a Five Star extraordinary and varying menu available by reservation only and well worth the extra money. The owner, Edward Lee, is a local celebrity and was a recent finalist on the TV show, “Iron Chef”.
Two “Don’t Miss” places to visit within a few steps of the Inn at the Park are the Ferguson Mansion, now home to the Filson Historical Society and the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. The Filson's Ferguson Mansion is the repository to nearly 2 million documents, books and artifacts connected with the history of this Region. The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is known as Louisville's Castle and offers a glimpse into the lives of wealthy Victorians that built and lived in Old Louisville.
The University of Louisville campus is within easy walking distance and there you will find the wonderful Speed Art Museum, newly re-opened with a multi-million dollar addition and renovation. You cannot get a more central location to points of interest than the Inn at the Park Historic Bed and Breakfast. A mile to the South, directly out Fourth Street you will find Papa John’s Stadium (home to U of L football team), the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. Just a mile to the North also on Fourth Street, you will encounter “Fourth Street Live”, Louisville’s Riverfront and all the action of Louisville's Downtown including Museum Row, the KFC Yum! Center and Slugger Field. Come see Old Louisville and of course, make us your Louisville home!