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Louisville Kentucky Fun Facts

Louisville Kentucky Fun Facts

  • Louisville’s Waterfront Park is comprised of 85 acres
  • 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville each year
  • The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in existence- She will be 100 years old in 2014!.Downtown
  • There are 2,500 restaurants in Louisville
  • The replica of Babe Ruth’s 34-inch Louisville Slugger bat weighs 68,000 pounds, is made of steel, stands 120 feet tall and is located at Louisville Slugger Museum
  • 60 tons of firework shells used each year at Thunder Over Louisville, North America’s largest annual pyrotechnics show
  • There are 554 roses used in the garland of roses presented to the winner of the Kentucky Derby
  • 100,000 Mint Juleps are poured during the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks
  • Population of Louisville metropolitan statistical area in 2000 was 1,025,598
  • There are 1,300 animals at the 134-acre Louisville Zoo
  • There are 220 acres of exposed, Devonian age fossil beds (located at the Falls of the Ohio State Park
  • The largest collection of Victorian homes in the United State and the 3rd largest historically preserved district in the United States is located in Old LouisvilleTiger
  • 17 tons of Kentucky...