Louisville Area Guide

Looking for fun, hip, cool things to do in Louisville, KY? When you stay at the Galt House® Hotel, you’re right in the heart of downtown and just minutes from several happening Louisville attractions, including the KFC Yum! Center, Fourth Street Live!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Actors Theatre, the Muhammad Ali Center, and Whiskey and Museum Rows — some of which are connected to the Galt House Hotel by pedway. You can also make a splash by visiting local distilleries — just a shot away from the Galt House Hotel!

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Louisville Transportation

Transportation Information for your Galt House Hotel Stay
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The Kentucky Derby™ & Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville is not only the official opening ceremony for the two fun-filled weeks of the Kentucky Derby Festival, it is also North America's largest annual fireworks show and an incredible air show!

As the premier and Official Hotel of The Kentucky Derby Festival, Galt House Hotel is "front row" and home to “Thunder Command” for the fireworks and air show. Rated as one of the top 100 events in North America, the Kentucky Derby Festival's Opening Ceremonies is truly a sight to behold. Each year, more than 700,000 eager thrill-seekers come view this amazing spectacle for the eyes and ears!

Fourth Street Live!

The Galt House Hotel is located in the heart of Louisville. Perched on the Ohio River, we are connected to legendary venues like the Muhammad Ali Center and KFC Yum! Center, and near legendary attractions like Waterfront Park, Main Street, Slugger Field and more.



Entertainment is our forte. As the Official Hotel of the KFC Yum! Center and the undeniable social hub of Louisville, we welcome you to experience the hype firsthand.