Breeders' Cup visitors guide to Louisville [Horse racing]

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The Breeders' Cup 2010 is coming to Louisville's Churchill Downs Nov. 5-6. Whether you're in town for just one night or the entire week, there are plenty of things that you can do once the 2010 Breeders' Cup is done for the day. From local restaurants and attractions to amazing nightlife and special events, Louisville’s possibilities are endless. Here are Louisville.com's expert suggestions for where to eat, drink and sleep and what to do away from the track those days.

(For racing-related fun, visit our Breeders' Cup 2010 events schedule here and follow along here for all of our Breeders' Cup coverage.) 

Events

Looking for something to do once you've left Churchill Downs? Check Louisville.com's calendar and see what's going on when you're in town.

Restaurants

Louisville has a lot more to offer food-wise than just what's for sale at concessions stands at Churchill Downs.

Proof on Main
Type: American
702 W. Main St.
502-217-6360

Park Place on Main
Type: American
401 E. Main St.
502-515-0172

J. Gumbo’s
Type: Southern
416 S. 4th St.
502-589-9245

Toast on Market
Type: Breakfast
736 E. Market St.
502-569-4099

Joe’sCrab Shack
Type: Seafood
131 River Road
502-568-1171

Attractions

Take a break from the track and check out these unique local attractions.

LouisvilleSlugger Museum and Factory
800 W. Main St.
877-775-8443

The Muhammad Ali Center
www.alicenter.org
144 N. Sixth St.
502-584-9254

Nightlife

While the Breeders' Cup is ending under the lights, there'll still be plenty of time aftewards for fun.

Fourth Street Live!
Downtown Louisville, 4th St. between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Restaurants and entertainment venues in the complex include Hard Rock Cafe, Red Star Tavern, Friday's Rocks!, Sully's Irish Pub, Lucky Strike Lanes (bowling alley and restaurant), a British style restaurant The Pub, Improve Comedy Club, Howl at the Moon ( a dueling piano show) and the first-ever Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. There are also a variety of nightclubs and bars. Some bars and nightclubs enforce dress code.

Baxter Ave. Theatres
Type: Cinema
1250 Bardstown Road
502-459-2288

UrbanBourbon Trail
Visitor’s Center, 4th St. and Jefferson St.
Get your passport at the Louisville Visitor’s Center and get it stamped at each of the nine historic bars and restaurants on downtown Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail.

Hotels

CrownPlaza Louisville Airport
830 Phillips Lane
502-367-2251

Hampton Inn
800 Phillips Lane
502-366-8100

HowardJohnson
709 Phillips Lane
502-363-9972

GaltHouse
140 N. Fourth St.
502-589-5200

Louisville Marriott Downtown
250 W. Jefferson St.
502-627-5045

Taxi cabs
Ready Cab: 502-417-4406

Yellow Cab: 502-636-5511

Photo: Flickr/The Pug Father

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