Explore the best things to do in Louisville, from horse racing to dinner theater

A stay in one of the comfortable rooms and suites at Radisson Hotel Louisville North puts you within easy reach of the top things to do in Louisville, starting with the world-class restaurants, theaters, and sports venues in downtown. Pull out your baseball mitts and take the whole family to a game at Louisville Slugger Field, or grab a friend and head out to catch the latest concert at the KFC Yum! Center. Have an insatiable sweet tooth? You can make the short drive to historic Schimpff’s Confectionery on your way to an outdoor show at RiverStage. If you’ve spent a busy day attending on-site meetings, walk next door to enjoy a delicious meal and a theater-in-the-round production at Derby Dinner Playhouse.

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Big 4 Station Park

1.14 mi / 1.84 km from the hotel
Best known for its 122-year-old walking bridge, this Jeffersonville city park also features water fountains, a playground, and a modern pavilion area.

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum

5.55 mi / 8.93 km from the hotel
Churchill Downs opened its gates in 1875 and has been home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby horse race ever since. Visit the on-site Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more.

Derby Dinner Playhouse

0.18 mi / 0.3 km from the hotel
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, an experienced cast presents plays in the round while you indulge in a home-style buffet. Don’t leave without getting dessert or stopping by the bar.

Fourth Street Live!

2.14 mi / 3.44 km from the hotel
Downtown Louisville’s premier entertainment district, Fourth Street Live! is home to great restaurants like Whiskey Dry, a variety of retailers, and the best collection of clubs and pubs in all of Derby City.

Kentucky Exposition Center

5.81 mi / 9.35 km from the hotel
Adjacent to the SDF airport, Kentucky Exposition Center boasts 1.2 million square feet of indoor meeting space. Popular events include cheerleading competitions, gun shows, and home expos.

Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)

2.01 mi / 3.24 km from the hotel
Formerly called the Commonwealth Convention Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center is a large multiuse facility in Louisville.

Kentucky Kingdom

5.81 mi / 9.35 km from the hotel
This 63-acre amusement park includes thrilling rides like the T3 and the Storm Chaser as well as a water park called Hurricane Bay.

KFC Yum! Center

1.81 mi / 2.92 km from the hotel
This highly ranked performance arena is home to University of Louisville basketball games and concerts by international recording artists.

Louisville Slugger Field

1.95 mi / 3.14 km from the hotel
Order a beer, top a hot dog just the way you like it, and cheer on the Louisville Bats at this Minor League Baseball stadium.

Louisville Zoo

5.98 mi / 9.63 km from the hotel
The Louisville Zoo is home to an exciting array of wildlife that includes elephants, giraffes, gorillas, and Siberian tigers.


0.97 mi / 1.57 km from the hotel
See tribute bands perform hits by greats like Elton John and AC/DC at this outdoor amphitheater. Pack a cooler and a snack for a fun night overlooking the Ohio River and the Louisville skyline.

Cardinal Stadium

5.36 mi / 8.62 km from the hotel
Are you a die-hard Cards fan? Head to the University of Louisville campus and settle into one of the 55,000 seats at this state-of-the-art football stadium.