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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40208
Famous for hosting the annual Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs filled a void in Louisville left by the closing of Oakland and Woodlawn, two earlier race courses. The twin spires atop the grandstands are used as a symbol of the track and the Derby.

Kentucky State Capitol

Kentucky State Capitol
Frankford, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The capitol was designed by Frank Mills Andrews. He used the Beaux-Arts style and included many classical French interior designs. The staircases, for example, are replicas of those that appear in the Opéra Garnier in Paris.

Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere

Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Dedicated on April 27, 1973, the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere consists of a grassy 7-acre (28,000 m2) park built atop a large parking garage and Interstate 64. It also features fountains, shelters, and an ice-skating rink.

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Top 10 Most Popular Kentucky Landmarks

  1. Mammoth Cave National Park
  2. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  3. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  4. Churchill Downs
  5. Kentucky State Capitol
  6. Churchill Downs
  7. Ormsby Village State Reservation
  8. Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere
  9. Man-O-War Monument
  10. University of Louisville School of Music

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