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Hotel Distil Louisville
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Destination Hotel: Hotel Distil In Louisville

The city’s first bourbon-focused hotel just opened in a former barrel house on Whiskey Row.

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Best In Midwest Dining

Ready for a (belt-adjusting) road trip?

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Traveler: Louisville’s Humana Festival Of New American Plays

Take a seat at the most prestigious new-theater festival in the country.

21c Museum Hotel
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Destination Hotels: 21c Museum Hotel

Is the inspiration a Lakota sweat lodge? Maybe a blanket-and-pillow fort?

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An Open Letter To David Letterman: We Need To Talk About John (Papa, That Is)

Nobody expects “perfection” from Ball State. But what I expect—and what I imagine you may also expect—is a willingness to reject not only bigotry, but also deep-seated, intransigent stupidity.

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Traveler: Louisville’s Bourbon Scene

Southern charm and a wealth of bourbon-based opportunities await in Louisville.

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Bourbon & Beyond: A Review

Swaying in a sea of strangers, sweating my butt off, slightly tipsy, and singing along at the top of my lungs with Free/Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers, all I could think was, Yes, indeed. For this moment, everything really is ‘All Right Now.’ It was billed as a bourbon showcase, but the music took center […]

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Big Shots: Preview Of Bourbon & Beyond

America’s only native spirit seems to be in everyone’s cocktail glass these days. To celebrate all things bourbon, the inaugural Bourbon & Beyond festival launches in Kentucky this weekend, boasting an ambitious lineup of music, food, and whiskey. Presented by veteran music-festival producer Danny Wimmer, the two-day event takes over Champions Park just east of […]

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Roadtrips: Catch These Exhibits While You Can

The combination of kids and museums can be a joyous exploration of discovery for young and old—or a whiny, toxic mix that will ruin a family weekend away. Save yourself the angst and head to one of these exhibits before they close. There’s bound to be something here to engage your offspring. Just don’t hang […]

Louisville dining
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Top Shelf: Louisville Dining

Even if you can’t yet get a table at Whiskey Dry, Lee’s other restaurants—and the city’s oft-toasted dining scene at large—offer reasons aplenty to cross the Ohio.

Tuna tartare from Brooklyn and the Butcher
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Destination Dining: Brooklyn and the Butcher

Walk through the entrance, and this New Albany restaurant in an old hotel is all urban luxe.

Human Festival
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A Touch of Broadway in Louisville

The Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville has given birth to several Pulitzer Prize winners and launched the early careers of talents such as Tony Award–winning playwright Marsha Norman and Oscar winner Kathy Bates.

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Traveler: Louisville’s Galt House Hotel

Charles Dickens once slept at Louisville’s Galt House Hotel, so it’s no wonder the riverfront landmark celebrates A Christmas Carol on such a grand scale.

Louisville Mega Cavern
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Traveler: Fun Goes Underground in Louisville

Louisville features the only underground bike park in the world at the Mega Cavern.

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Day Trip: Barrels of Fun at Bourbon Classic

Pour yourself into a weekend of cocktailing, food pairings, meet-and-greets, and more.