This time of year, you'll find plenty of ways to please the senses in Kentucky's biggest city.

Louisville in the Fall
Louisville's city parks and college campuses provide wonderful opportunities to savor fall color.

Autumn brings a kaleidoscope of color to Louisville. The city features a plethora of parks and graceful neighborhoods, as well as college campuses--all with enough turning leaves to create a fall fantasia for exploring. Now's the time to put on your walking shoes and search out the best music, artwork, and events of the season.

On View
Speed Art Museum: Take in the exhibit "Ed Hamilton: From the Other Side," which celebrates the artist's African American roots. It runs through December 29. While in the museum, explore the permanent works by Rubens, Monet, Rembrandt, and Picasso. (502) 634-2700 or

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law: At the University of Louisville, a permanent photo exhibit, "A Legacy of Leadership: African American Pioneers in Kentucky Law," focuses on African American attorneys. Another showcase, "Connecting with Our Legacy: Kentucky's Early Women Lawyers," is also housed in the East Wing. (502) 852-5555.

In the Park

Central Park: Pick up a walking tour brochure at Fourth and Magnolia, where you can stroll St. James and Belgravia Courts. Here you'll revel in grand homes built in Victorian, Gothic, Queen Anne, Italianate, and Beaux Arts styles. (502) 635-5244.

For more information: Contact the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 400 South First Street, Louisville, KY 40202; (502) 584-2121, 1-800-626-5646, or

This article is from the September 2002 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.