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Places visited in Louisville, Kentucky
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Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia

World's largest collection of Coke-related items not held by the Coca-Cola company.
Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Bernheim Forest Giants

Visitors to this arboretum are greeted by three smiling giants crafted from sustainable materials.
Charlestown, Indiana

Rose Island

Ruined pieces of stone and a swimming pool are all that remains of an amusement park that was swept away by a flood.
Louisville, Kentucky

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

This former tuberculosis research hospital endeavored to cure the dreaded disease with fresh air and positive attitudes.
Clarksville, Indiana

Colgate Clock

The massive, original Colgate Clock is mounted on a defunct factory building that was once a prison.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Louisville, Kentucky

Gallop to Glory

This hidden jockey “walk of fame” celebrates the winning riders of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville, Kentucky

Belle of Louisville

The oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat still navigates the Ohio River.
Louisville, Kentucky

Joe Ley Antiques

A curiosity-seeker's paradise set inside a three-story historic school house.
Louisville, Kentucky

Heigold House

This 19th century mansion façade adorned with immigrant patriotism is a symbol of Louisville’s history.
Louisville, Kentucky

Eastern Cemetery

This abandoned cemetery has a dark past of bodies buried over bodies.
Louisville, Kentucky

The Grave of Harry L. Collins

A life-sized memorial to Harry L. Collins, the official corporate magician of Frito-Lay.
Louisville, Kentucky

Cave Hill Cemetery

The largest cemetery in Louisville is the final resting place of a number of famed military men and also Col. Sanders.
Louisville, Kentucky

Colonel Sanders' Grave

The grave of the iconic Kentucky Fried Chicken mascot features a bust of the man behind the goatee.
Brooks, Kentucky

Valley of the Drums

This calm grassy field was once a Superfund site full of thousands of nasty chemicals.
Louisville, Kentucky

Pope Lick Trestle Bridge

This railroad overpass is said to be home to a murderous goat-man whose very legend has led to very real deaths.