Louisville, KY

Steamboat BELLE OF LOUISVILLE

steamer Belle of Louisville

Built in 1914 as steamer IDLEWILD (#2728) and renamed AVALON (#0403) in 1948 the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE (#0524-A) was purchased by the Jefferson County Fiscal Court in 1962. The boat underwent a complete renovation and was renamed. On April 31, 1963 the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE ran a staged race against the DELTA QUEEN (#1504). This Kentucky Derby Steamboat Race is held every year. The BELLE OF LOUISVILLE and her sister SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON are running sightseeing cruises (lunch and dinner available). See website for schedules.

Directions:
Belle of Louisville
401 West River Road
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone (502) 574-2992
Fax (502) 574-3030
www.belleoflouisville.org

From I-64 West take Third Street Exit and turn left onto River Road, veer right of highway r amp at Second Street. From I-64 East take Ninth Street Exit, left onto Market Street, left onto Seventh Street, follow curve to River Road, veer right of highway ramp at Second Street.

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Belle of Louisville


Howard Family's grave site

The Howard Family's grave site is located in Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville. The main monument is a tall oblisque on each side are engraved panels with the life history of James Howard and the shipyard. See Google Maps link below for the exact location of the grave site.

Directions:
701 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502 893 3852
Opening Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/cavehill.asp

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Howard Family's grave site at the Cave Hill National Cemetery


Louisville Waterfront Park

Young Steamboater´s Choice

The Louisville Waterfront Park is a project converting the riverfront into a park area for recreation. The Louisville Waterfront Park is featuring several playgrounds for kids. The Children´s Play Area is accessible from the Orange Parking Lot. The Adventure Playground and Waterpark is accessible from the Silver Parking Lot. The Adventure Playground features a play area built after the steamer BELLE OF LOUISVILLE (#0524-A).

Directions:
Louisville Waterfront Park
Along Witherspoon Street and River Road
Louisville, KY
Park Hours: 6 am - 11pm
www.louisvillewaterfront.com




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