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Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville is a city and tourist destination in the state of Kentucky. It is located in northwestern Kentucky, and just south of the state of Indiana. The city is separated from Indiana only by the Ohio River. It is a destination with immense attractions, access to the bourbon producing region and a city of art and culture with ballet, orchestras and opera. Divided into Old Louisville - the historic and perfectly preserved part of the city - and in the newer region, the city has become a culinary center and reinvented the tradition of bourbon production with its micro distilleries. It is a traditional Kentucky city with shops, with various tourist attractions to the zoo, the city is full of leisure options.
Main tourist points
- the Kentucky Derby, is the best thoroughbred horse race;
- Churchill Downs also promotes horse racing;
- the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.
- The Muhammad Ali Center, a museum that represents many cultures.
- the Urban Bourbon Experience, an excursion that visits the bourbon-related city attractions.
- The 48 blocks of the Old Louisville neighborhood to better understand what life was like in the 1850s.
- the Frazier History Museum
- the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge over the Ohio River
Gastronomy
Louisville has become a popular destination for gastronomy due to its variety of restaurants, serving dishes prepared with bourbon, bread pudding and barbecue.
Weather
In Louisville, summer is hot and muggy; Winter is very cold and with precipitation. Throughout the year, the weather is partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from -2 ° C to 31 ° C and is rarely below -11 ° C or above 35 ° C.
The best times of year to visit and perform warm weather activities are throughout June and until the end of September.
Security
Terrorism: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, created after the attacks of September 11, 2001 against the protection of the United States, has established a series of security alert levels that are constantly updated as the level Threat is considered credible. For information on the current level of this safety scale, visit www.dhs.gov.

Crime: the level of crime is stable and mainly affects certain cities (or some specific neighborhoods). It is advisable, when arriving in these cities, to find out which districts are of greatest concern, and especially when it is not advisable to be on the street. Most crimes and misdemeanors take place at night and on weekends. The majority of homicides take place on public roads and are mainly related to drug trafficking.

In case of contact with the police, especially on the road, it is advisable to stop immediately if requested and remain inside the vehicle with your hands on the steering wheel; Do not make sudden or aggressive gestures and never make false statements.

Other important information

Emergency number: 911 in all states for contact with police, fire or medical assistance.
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