Louisville has many, many attractions around the city. The cities most popular attraction is the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby is the worlds largest thoroughbred horse race. The race was made in 1875 and is held at Churchill Downs Louisville. The horses must run 1.25 miles as fast as possible to win. The record holder for the fastest time is a stallion called Secretariat and made a time of 1:59.40 in 1973. The race is held the first Saturday of May every year. The cost for a V.I.P ticket last year sold for 12,210 to sit in "the mansion" on the millionaire row.
North American International Livestock Expedition
The North American International Livestock Expedition (NAILE) is the worlds largest livestock show. NAILE is a show for all animal such as horses, cattle, chickens, alpacas, sheep, etc. The show starts October 31 and lasts 2 weeks long. On average over 13,000 animals arrive for the occasion. NAILE is also the third largest cattle show in the country
The Zachary Taylor Grave
Zachary Taylor was the 12th president of the United States of America. He served from March 4, 1849 to July 9, 1850. Taylor wasn't only a president, but a 2 star general in the military. He served from 1808-1849 as the general of a platoon. He was part of the war of 1812. He was born on 11/24/1784. He was one of few to die in office. His grave is in the Taylor Cemetery in Louisville.
The George Clark Mansion
George Clark was the founder of Louisville. He founded the town in 1798 and built the house shown above. He also severed in the Revolutionary, Indian, and Lord Dunmore's wars. He served in England and in the United States. They made the house a museum in 1897. There are about 3,500 people that visit in a year.
The city was named after King Louis XVI of France. The founder of Louisville was George Rogers Clark. When the city was founded there were 200 settlers and soon became 6,000 in 3 years. The city was a major stronghold for the Union during the Civil War. The city was home to many famous people such as Muhammad Ali, Zachary Taylor, Tom Cruse, and Paul Hornung.
Louisville is a city in the middle of climate changes. On day it is sunny and warm and the next day is a freezing rain. The citys average summer temperature is 87 degrees f. The average for winter is 29 degrees f along with 12.5 in. of snow per year. There is about 44.9 in of rain and hail per year. And to make