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About Old Louisville
Old Louisville, Kentucky, a.k.a. "America's Victorian Treasure", is home to the one of largest historic preservation districts in the United States. The neighborhood also boasts the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Old Louisville, Kentucky has become a popular tourist destination among history buffs and lovers of bed and breakfast travels. Located within walking distance of the famous Kentucky Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, Old Louisville is also a popular spot among horse racing fans. Old Louisville, Kentucky is a neighborhood built on the traditions of the South, and southern hospitality is always on the menu. Eating establishments in the neighborhood include cafes serving traditional Kentucky foods and diner fare, delis, pizza, and burger joints, as well as a few ethnic restaurants and finer dining options. The nightlife in Old Louisville Kentucky centers on restaurants and taverns that provide food, drink, and live music, dancing and dinner theater. Entertainment and culture is not limited to the evening hours in Old Louisville, Kentucky. Walking tours, including tours of some of the areas most famous mansions, are popular among tourist visiting the area. Many of the beautifully restored Victorian homes have been converted into bed and breakfast inns, one of the favorite accommodations among tourists visiting Old Louisville. Some of the historic homes have become museums. Every year, Old Louisville, Kentucky hosts the St. James Court Art Show featuring over 750 artists and craftsmen. With over 300,000 visitors per year, it is one of the country's largest art shows.