Louisville is most famous as the location of the annual Kentucky Derby horse races, and the two week festival preceding it, full of events, parades, and the biggest fireworks show in North America. The biggest Beatles festival in the world is also held in Kentucky, celebrating the popular band. Other big festivals include a Shakespeare Festival, the Forecastle Festival, the Kentucky State Fair, Ironman triathlon, Bluegrass Balloon Festival, the St. James Court Art Show, and many more. One of the most fun and unique things to do in Louisville is visit the Mega Cavern, which has underground zip lining, challenge bridges, and a 17-mile tram tour. The Kentucky Derby Museum draws many tourists and derby fans, and the Muhammad Ali Center is a favorite for sports fans, as well as the Louisville Slugger field, for baseball games. Louisville has many other museums and historic sites and parks. Everyone loves go-karting at Bluegrass Indoor Karting, visiting the Zoo, going bowling at Kingpin, and skating at Champ’s. In Louisville, you can also go swimming at the Aquatic Center, go to the movie’s at Baxter, visit one of the many music venues, or get lost in the maze that is Mall St. Matthews.
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