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Having grown up in Chicago, was very familiar with the water tower there. This tower is older and... read more

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Nancy S
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This is a great piece of history and it's so great that it's being preserved. Most projects like... read more

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Louisville Water Company's original pumping station and historic water tower have served as a visual landmark for the City of Louisville and the water utility that bears its name for over 150 years. The classical revival architecture creates a...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Having grown up in Chicago, was very familiar with the water tower there. This tower is older and is much more ornate than the one in Chicago that everyone is familiar with. The history of how this tower and the water distribution system in Louisville...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not what we expected. We enjoyed visiting the water tower and museum to learn about the history of Louisville water supply; however, the tour was disappointing. We basically just listened to the tour guide for 30min while staring at an old white building....More

Thank Wishing2travel4life
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great piece of history and it's so great that it's being preserved. Most projects like this are too expensive and these types of buildings are lost. Our tour guide Lynn was great. She had a great deal of knowledge about the history...More

Thank robl_2a
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Waterworks museum is small and the tour is only about 25 mins, but this is still a nice place to visit in Louisville. It's interesting learning about the water industry in Louisville and tasting some of their water (which does taste really clean).

Thank TSP2014
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The waterworks museum and tour are very informative. We learned about the history of Louisville and how/where they received the water. The building has been recently renovated and looks wonderful. They are currently working on another building. Our tour guide, Amanda did a great job....More

Thank Sheila P
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

The waterworks museum/ tower is a very interesting place to visit. It's cool to learn about how Kentucky takes care of its water and the history behind it. There is a museum that you can visit while you wait for a tour to start or...More

Thank Tara P
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful structures! Absolutely loved riding past them on the belle of Louisville! This was one of the landmarks they told us about on our lunch and sight seeing cruise :) was very pretty!

Thank Paige S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This gleaming white water tower is a magnificent example of Neo-classical architecture which served an important purpose when first constructed. The park adjacent to the tower is pretty and well-kept.

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Louisville Water Tower is the oldest ornamental tower in the world. The museum was very informative (my husband was especially interested in the water filtration history). I was more interested in the architecture. The pumping station (where the pumps used to be housed) is...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a sight to see while my husband had a business meeting downtown. This couldn't have been more perfect. This country girl was afraid to look like a naive tourist downtown. The water tower is so close to the city yet is...More

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