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Fort Duffield Park & Historic Site

Fort Duffield is Kentucky’s largest and best preserved Civil War earthen fortification. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Discovery Trail. Visitors can explore historic Fort Duffield situated on historic Pearman Hill and experience nature at its best. Self-guided walking tour brochure available.  No fee unless special event is taking place. School and group tours are available by appointment.

The park and historic site are made up of 175 acres. The park has 10 miles of nationally acclaimed mountain bike trails for experienced riders and hiking trails. Picnic facilities. Annual Wildflower Walk.

Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site
US-31W & Salt River Dr.
West Point, KY 40177

Kentucky Derby Museum

Kentucky Derby Musuem

Experience the Kentucky Derby Museum, engaging, entertaining and educational. It is a museum like no other for everyone. Enjoy interactive exhibits, a 360° film of “The Greatest Race” and walking tours of historic Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

Kentucky Derby Museum

Jefferson Memorial Forest

With over 6,500 acres to explore, the Forest JMF is Louisville’s destination for outdoor recreation in hike, camp, fish and more!  Set in the Knobs, this ecologically important nature preserve offers fantastic views as well as wonderful outdoor education and recreational adventures.

Jefferson Memorial Forest
11311 Mitchell Hill Road
Fairdale, KY 40118

Kentucky Derby Museum

West Point Museum

The museum offers permanent and rotating displays on the history and heritage of the City of West Point which was established in 1796 at the confluence of the Salt and Ohio Rivers. The museum showcases the people, places, and events that make the area unique.

Exhibits include West Point’s connections with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, American Civil War, early 20th Century U.S. Military Camps and maneuvers, Fort Knox, West Point Rosenwald School and Ohio River floods history.

The museum is a gathering spot for area historians, a learning center and a family-friendly entertainment experience.

Open Friday & Saturday 2 PM – 5 PM. Free.  Available for groups by appointment.  For Information: 502-418-5045.

West Point Museum
508 Elm Street
West Point, KY 40177

Iroquois Amphitheater

Iroquois Amphitheater offers seating for 2,366 and is handicap accessible.  Our state of the art theater offers a variety of programs throughout the year including the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular.  Fun for all age groups, we have something for everyone.  Please visit our website for details.

Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheater Road
Louisville, KY 40214

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the centerpiece of this 300-acre historic farm site is the 1837 Farnsley-Moremen House. Today you can enjoy guided tours of the historic house, kitchen and gardens; museum exhibits;  seasonal archaeology digs; and a variety of special events.  Rental facilities are also available for your own special event.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
7410 Moorman Road ~ Louisville, KY 40272

Veterans Memorial Park

Entrance to the park is at 6th & Elm Street. Located on the Ohio River. Picnic & playground; pavilion available for groups. Information & fees for pavilion rental: 502-922-4260. Add photo titled Veterans Memorial Park.

Veterans Memorial Park
6th & Elm Streets
West point, KY 40177

The Little Loomhouse

A fiber arts education organization supported by the Lou Tate Foundation, a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit whose mission is to preserve the Little Loomhouse  landmark cabins and to educate students of all ages about the history of weaving and textile arts through divers programs, residencies and community partnerships.

Little Loomhouse
328 Kenwood Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40209

Louisville Free Public Library Branches

Fairdale Library Branch

10620 West Manslick Road
Fairdale, KY 40118

Okolona Library Branch
7709 Preston Highway
Okolona, KY 40119

Southwest Library Branch
9725 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40272

The new 40,000 square foot Southwest Regional Library boasts more than 120,000 books and materials, 100 public computers, two large community meeting rooms, and the largest children’s library in Louisville.