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Home > Our Vacations > Moline / St. Louis / Louisville / Indianapolis 2003 > Louisville, KY

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Falls of the OhioWe also stopped by the Falls of the Ohio, which is supposed to be a large, exposed fossil area, but we didn't get to see this because it was all underwater! Turns out the area had been flooding all summer (quite unlike Minnesota which was bone dry during the same period). We still got to walk along the overflowing river, and take some great pictures of the falls and surrounding area.
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Churchill DownsOur first stop was the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. Neither of us had the slightest clue when it came to horse racing or the Kentucky Derby, but the museum explained it all and was quite interesting.
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The Rich get Richer...Churchill Downs was being remodeled when we were there. Of course, they had to tear out a 100-year old clubhouse so they could build a more 'posh' one for rich corporate suites. At least the twin spires remain!
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The Winners Horseshoe?The winner's circle. Or wait, it's a horseshoe!
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Louisville Slugger FactoryOur next stop was the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum. Here is where they make the world-famous wooden bats. We went on the tour, and got to take home a 'mini-bat' as well. Outside the factory is a huge bat, which we posed with here.
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Big BatWe then stepped back across the street to try to get the entire bat in the picture. Not the easiest thing to do, as tall as that thing is.
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Driftwood at the Falls of the OhioThe flooding had caused lots of driftwood to pile up on the shores, making for an interesting photo opportunity.
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I don't wanna grow up...Tim, who refuses to grow up, started making a sand castle on the shores of the Ohio. Cathy soon joined in.
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