48 Hours in Louisville – City Guide to Sites, Dining, Shopping and More

Great guide to some awesome places to visit in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Welcome To Kentucky

Louisville is a five-hour drive from Chicago but a world away, full of Bourbon, Kentucky Fried Chicken, horses and changing neighborhoods. Here are must-do activities to experience some of the best food, drink, shopping and sites of Louisville in a short amount of time.

Day 1 – Morning: From the Marriott Louisville Downtown head to Market Street to get to NuLu, also known as East Market District. This neighborhood is rapidly changing, a.k.a getting hipsterfied, and is a mix of industrial companies, restaurants, shops and galleries.  My prediction: in five years it will be over-saturated with shops and chains, however, now it has a great vibe with interesting art and people.

Grab a coffee and pastry at Please & Thank You. Sit outside to people watch or stay inside and pick out some vinyl from the record store in the back. Then

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VISITING RENFRO VALLEY IN MT. VERNON, KENTUCKY

Renfro Valley in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky is a great place to visit with wonderful shows and entertainment for the entire family. Renfro Valley Mill at Mt. Vernon, Kentucky - Copy

Recently, my daughter and I spent a beautiful Kentucky afternoon and evening in Rockcastle County and decided to visit the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.   Renfro Valley is not open on Wednesday during the week but we were allowed to take some pictures of the  grounds and enjoyed having the place to ourselves.  The sun was shining and we could not have asked for a better day to visit except we did go back the next day when it was open to the public.  Renfro Valley4

I have been visiting Renfro Valley for many years and have enjoyed so many wonderful shows as they say “in the valley”.   My first time was when I was about two years old with my mother and father.  I remember as a child my father always had to listen to John Lair and Renfro Valley on the radio back in the 50s.  Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis and the Oak Ridge Boys are just a few of the shows my family has enjoyed over the years. They have some great entertainers scheduled this fall, too. You can check out their list of performances here:  2015 Headliner Concerts.

The statue below of “Old Joe Clark” meets you at the door of the barn where he performed banjo and comedy in Renfro Valley for half a century.Old Joe Clark, Renfro ValleyThe grounds are groomed, immaculate and so inviting to the public.Renfro Valley3There is a campground, a restaurant, the church, and so many adorable shops.  You can also get a great ice cream cone on a hot day in Kentucky. Renfro Valley 2We had a good visit with Nelson and Ruth Hamilton who own the Renfro Valley Country Market pictured in the photo below.  They have a little bit of everything in their shop  and carry our cookbooks from our sister site, The Southern Lady Cooks. Renfro Valley Country MarketWe have enjoyed the Apple Cinnamon Jelly we bought at the Country Market several mornings with homemade biscuits.

We would recommend this great  55 acre destination complex located in south central KY and conveniently a stone’s throw away from Interstate 75 at exit 62 and started back in 1939 by John Lair to anyone.  Thank you Renfro Valley for entertaining us for all these years and being a great place to visit.  You make our state of Kentucky proud!

Check out Renfro Valley website and Facebook pages here:  Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and Renfro Valley Facebook Page

Check out Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle Tourism here:  Rockcastle Tourism Website and Mt. Vernon Rockcastle Tourism Facebook Page

Be sure and check out our  Facebook  pages:  Everything KentuckyThe Southern Lady Cooks  and The Southern Twins.
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