There is always something to do in Louisville...

“Louisville continues to garner top accolades by landing on Travel + Leisure’s coveted list of ‘Best Places to Travel in 2022’ as well as Travel Pulse’s ’50 U.S. Cities Worth Exploring…These come as no surprise, as the city lays claim to one-of-a-kind attractions, events, an exploding culinary scene and a Bourbon renaissance. Legendary Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Muhammad Ali Center are just a sampling of the iconic attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Get a taste of America’s only native spirit as Kentucky Bourbon is more than a cocktail here. Enjoy restaurants with nationally recognized chefs and Bourbon experiences that include Bourbon distilleries and the Urban Bourbon Trail®”

~ Cleo Battle, President & CEO, Louisville Tourism

Louisville’s Top Travel Tips from the Louisville Tourism

Exclusive Tours for NSPECon 2023 Attendees!

Thank you to our local hosts, who arranged two, special engineering tours for NSPECon 2023 attendees. Visit the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District’s (MSD’s) Rowan Pump Station and Churchill Downs for behind-the-scenes looks at these amazing Louisville construction projects. 

The Hyatt Regency Louisville is in a prime location to explore downtown Louisville.  Walk out of the hotel and step directly into the fun nightlife scene along 4th Street in downtown Louisville. Located next to 4th Street live, Whiskey Row, and the top downtown attractions in Louisville. Bring your family to this amazing destination worth exploring. 

Historic Sites

Kentucky Derby Museum (4.1 mi from hotel) – The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the region’s premier attractions, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality, and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. With a general admission ticket, visitors can enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack and get their heart racing and emotions soaring watching the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high-resolution screen.  

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory (0.6 mi from hotel) – Take a visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum Factory and learn how the famous bats are made and how baseball has evolved over the years. Louisville Slugger has been MLB’s official bat since 1884 and the museum gives you the opportunity to design your very own and take it home. Show your conference attendee badge and receive $1.00 off admission. Groups of 20 or more receive a discount. 

Muhammad Ali Center (0.5 mi from hotel) – The Muhammad Ali Center is an award-winning museum and multicultural center dedicated to the life of the incredible Muhammad Ali. The Center tells the story of Muhammad Ali’s implausible life and the six core values that fueled his journey: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving and spirituality.

Bourbon District

No trip to Louisville is complete without sampling many of the city’s famous Bourbons.

Angels’s Envy Distillery (1.1 mi from hotel) – Angel’s Envy hand-blends their batches of bourbon 8 to 12 barrels at a time, making sure the results meet their perfectionist standards. This distillery boasts a tie to Louisville history with their Bourbon tanks housed in their own little stretch of Billy Goat Strut Alley.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (0.4 mi from hotel) – Take a step back in time when visiting the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located on Whiskey Row. Their interactive tour will keep you on your toes, ending with samples and a visit to their souvenir shop.

Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery (0.9 mi from hotel) – With heritage dating back to 1753 as America’s first whiskey company, Michter’s has some of the finest single barrel and small batch whiskeys available.

Old Forester Distilling Co. (0.5 mi from hotel) – Take a journey and get a slice of history through a tour of the Old Forester Distillery on Whiskey Row. Or take a cocktail class and learn how to make your own cocktails using Old Forester spirits.

Urban Bourbon Trail (Sway in the hotel is a great starting point) – It’s time to traverse Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail®️, a mouthwatering cocktail and culinary experience highlighting the city’s best Bourbon bars and restaurants. This appetizing adventure will have you sipping Kentucky’s finest at dozens of local establishments, each stocked with at least 60 different varieties of bourbon. Come hungry and savor bourbon-infused food dishes from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Check-in from at least six different locations to receive a coveted UBT t-shirt and become an official Urban Bourbon trailblazer.


Interesting and Scenic Spots