I was super excited to visit Louisville since I have several college friends that live there. We made reservations at a campground that is actually in Indiana just across the Ohio River from downtown Louisville. We had plans with one of my college friends to visit Keeneland for our first ever horse race. We couldn’t check in early to our campground so we parked in a parking lot since we were on a timeline to get to the horse race.
Now is a good time to point out that my college friend has a brother who works for one of the top trainers in the states at the moment. That meant we got to not only hang out with the high stakes race winner in the stable, but walk with her to the paddock and then ONTO THE TRACK after she won her race. It was absolutely incredible! I loved everything about our day at Keeneland. Unfortunately I do feel that I am officially spoiled from such an amazing first horse race experience!
After our horse won, we got in the car and headed back to Louisville where we met up with the rest of the college crew for a fun dinner reminiscing of our college days. We went back and slept in a parking lot (since we couldn’t get to our campground early) and headed to our site the next day.
We toured Buffalo Trace Distillery the next day. Not just any tour either – a behind the scenes tour thanks to a connection from that same college friend! We thoroughly enjoyed hearing all of the history and plans for Buffalo Trace. It was really nice having a private tour and being able to ask all of our questions about anything distillery related we wanted. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and as a result we didn’t feel the need to visit any other distilleries on our trip.
It had officially gotten cold outside and our campground was a super urban one with not much to offer outside. The good news is that our wifi was awesome and we both had a really productive work week. The reason we chose this campground was the proximity to downtown Louisville. That didn’t disappoint! One afternoon we biked to downtown across the Big Four Bridge and bar hopped our way through trendy Louisville neighborhoods. We had a blast!
Louisville North Campground was pleasantly awesome with a super helpful and nice staff, the cheapest laundry we have seen yet and a great location for getting downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Clarkstown, IN and would go back in a heart beat.