Louisville is the fourth city in my series of Dream City Trips for an epic cross county road trip that I hope to actually have one day. i don’t know much about Kentucky, other than the derby and whisky, so reading about some of the really cool attractions made me want to go for more than just the cathedral. Here are the six things I would like to see on a Catholic millennial’s dream trip to Louisville, Kentucky:
- Kentucky Derby Museum: Since the derby is only on of two things I know about Kentucky, this has to be on the list. They have beautiful gardens, horses, and southern belle’s in fancy hats. It would be great fun to see the museum.
- Cathedral of the Assumption: This cathedral is the heart of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville. Completed in 1852 in my favorite architectural style, Gothic Revival. From perusing their website, this parish looks like it takes God’s call of good stewardship and generosity very seriously. I’d love to meet some of the people who call it their home parish.
- Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory: Although baseball isn’t my game, I’ve heard of a Louisville slugger (from Carrie Underwood)l. It’s a museum that celebrates baseball but also a factory which shows you the process of how these iconic bats are made.
- Muhammad Ali Center: Hey, you remember that Olympian with the famous quote, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”? Well apparently he is another claim to fame for the great city of Louisville, because it’s the hometown of Muhammad Ali. Who cool is that?! Considering his profound impact on the world of sports and our country’s race relents, the museum dedicated to him probably deserves a visit.
- Louisville Mega Cavern: This place looks like a BLAST and a half, perfect for those of us who are kids at heart. Zip lining, quests, and tram rides through a subterranean adventure land sounds epic. This would probably be the highlight of any Louisville trip.
- Kentucky Science Center: In all my excitement for the arts and histories, my Dream Trip lists are lacking in the sciences. This center is perfect for the whole family because it has interactive exhibits, discussion panels, and movies, all working together to bring science to life for people of all ages. I really like the earth and life sciences and would love to see what they have to teach us about God’s beautiful creation.
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