- Published: Friday, 17 July 2015 09:00
- Written by Lindsay Indermill
Fried chicken, fast horses, baseball bats, and bourbon—Louisville is home to many a Midwest (or is it Southern? Even the locals can’t seem to decide) tradition. But there’s more than just history here. Something new is cooking, too, something you find popping up more and more throughout the country’s cultural hotspots: independent bookstores, public art, sprawling botanical gardens, curio shops, sidewalk cafés, and artisan coffee houses. Sure, the Louisville your grandparents knew is still intact—heck, even the Main Street storefronts your ancestors knew are still on display—but there’s a fresh connectedness humming in the oldest city west of Appalachia. Whatever brings you to Looaville, Looeyville, Luhvul (call it anything but Lewisville) here’s a roadmap for 36 hours in the Derby City.