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    15 Things To Do In Louisville That Have Nothing To Do With The Kentucky Derby

    Bourbon slushes are just the beginning.

    1. Split a Hot Brown sandwich at J. Graham's Café.

    2. Stay at the so-weird-it-works 21c Museum Hotel and try a cutting-edge cocktail at its bar, Proof on Main.

    3. Cop a warm chocolate chip cookie at Please & Thank You.

    4. Fight the urge to buy everything at Joe Ley Antiques.

    5. Sip a bourbon slushy at Feast BBQ.

    6. Glide through the galleries at the Speed Art Museum.

    © Yinka Shonibare CBE, The American Library, 2018, installation at Speed Art Museum co-presented with 21c Museum Hotel / Via Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York / Photo: Sarah Lyon

    Kentucky's oldest cultural institution got a $50 million makeover recently, and guess what? Sundays are free, saving you $15! Swing by between now and September 15, 2019 to soak up a sculpture park full of photo ops, a new contemporary art space, and the 6,000 kaleidoscopic, batik-wrapped books in Yinka Shonibare CBE's American Library installation.

    7. Hunt for ghosts at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

    8. Go on a latte and donuts crawl.

    9. Spend an afternoon shopping on Bardstown Road.

    10. Tour one of Kentucky's breakout whiskey brands.

    11. Drink all the craft beer.

    12. Marvel at 610 Magnolia's tasting menu.

    13. Keep it creative at Revelry Gallery.

    14. Visit the graves of Colonel Sanders and Muhammad Ali.

    Bruce Schreiner / AP

    Two of Kentucky's biggest icons are buried in Louisville's 170-year-old Cave Hill Cemetery. Pick up a map to pay your respects but leave the bucket meals back in your car.

    15. Stock up on (liquid) souvenirs at Old Town Wine & Spirits.