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Louisville Kentucky, RV Rental

Louisville, Kentucky, is a town that knows how to show visitors a good time. It is the home of the famous Kentucky Derby, with a museum to celebrate all things horse-racing at the Churchill Downs Racecourse. Bourbon has coursed through the district since its founding, with two dozen distilleries open for tastings. A Louisville camper rental will give you the freedom to follow the Blue Grass Bourbon Trail.

Another great road trip from Louisville includes an excursion to Chicago or even Toronto, Canada. Washington, Philadelphia and New York are also within reach.

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Beyond Louisville on the Bourbon Trail

The Bourbon trail runs in a triangle between Louisville, and the towns of Bardstown and Frankfort. In Bardstown there are as many as 48 historic buildings, many with connections to Bourbon. The best meal is on the Old Kentucky Dinner Train, a restored 1940s dining car and locomotives. The Bourbon Heritage Centre is also in Bardstown. Nearby is great rafting on the Elkhorn Creek.

Accommodation for your RV in Louisville

There are two KOA RV parks handy to Louisville. KOA is a chain of campgrounds throughout the States. The Louisville Metro KOA is in nearby Clarksville, but is just 10 minutes to downtown Louisville via the I-65 highway. Louisville South KOA is in Shepherdsville, a gateway town to Kentucky’s blue-grass country.

Eating and Drinking in Louisville

While the tradition of corn-based whiskey, or Bourbon, goes right back to the founding of Louisville, prohibition saw the end of distilleries in the city itself. When the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience opened in 2014, it was the first bourbon maker to return to Main St in more than a century. Evan Williams was the city’s first commercial distiller, and this venue in his name, allows tipplers to experience the artisanal distillery, go on a guided tour and enjoy tastings.

Many restaurants are centred in the ‘Nulu’, or East Market district, an area undergoing urban revival. There you’ll find arty Proof on Main restaurant and bar with over 75 top shelf labels, and where you can sample Bourbons in a flight. Blend in with the locals by ordering your whiskey with a ‘branch’, which means a drop of water.

The attractions of Louisville in an RV

Start at the interactive Derby Museum. You can have your picture taken in the winner’s circle, or plan the racing silks for your own horse. The museum is spread over two floors and provides an insight not just into Kentucky Derby history, but the horse-racing industry in general. The Derby itself is held in May, the first race in America’s fabled Triple Crown.

There is plenty to think about with a visit to the Muhammad Ali Centre. This is a multicultural exhibition space dedicated to the inspirational boxer. Exhibits are based on his principals; respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, charity and spirituality. There is memorabilia from his great sporting moments on display, too.

The Muhammad Ali Centre is just one of 10 attractions on Museum Row. Over four walkable blocks, Museum Row includes a glassworks and the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, a celebration of baseball.

Driving Tips for Kentucky

Many of the distilleries on the trail are in ‘out-of-the-way’ places. Keep a GPS or map handy, and be prepared to ask the locals for directions. Don’t be like famous Kentucky resident Daniel Boone, who said, “I’ve never been lost, but once I was bewildered for three days!”