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Louisville Water Tower Park

3005 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
+1 502-897-1481
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beautiful architecture

The Louisville Water Tower is the oldest ornamental tower in the world. The museum was very... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
Perfect for sight seeing when solo

I was looking for a sight to see while my husband had a business meeting downtown. This couldn't... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2017
TessaHDC
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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 timeless and sophisticated backdrop along the Ohio River. The original pumping station and water tower are said to be "the finest examples of industrial architecture in the country" and are National Historic Landmarks.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3005 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
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Reviewed March 10, 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
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Reviewed December 15, 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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Reviewed November 11, 2017

nice place to spend a few minutes with a native Louisvillian who can tell you all about this place. if you're lucky and hit the right time, you can see the barge/s arrive and the cute tow boat.

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Knowledgeable and friendly staff and quite interesting the tales told about the great flood etc. An integral part of the history and mystique attached to the City of Louisville.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

My husband and I, both seniors, were visiting the Louisville area and had an opportunity to see the Louisville Water Company during the day and evening from our dinner cruise. Both times offered us beautiful views of the amazing architecture and river. We were unable...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Unfortunately the Water Musuem was not open, but we did get to look around the outside of the water company. The building is worth a look. Now because I don't know where else to say this, there is another part of the Louisville water works...More

Thank julie h
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I took my children (5, 7) on a hot summer day in July compliments of the public library's culture pass. Upon arrival and opening of the tower (10am), my kiddos were engaged in play. There were tables set up with activities that pertained to fun...More

Thank Hungry4Nutella
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

We popped in here as we had half a day to kill in Louisville. The main building is stunning and surprisingly it actually used to house two pumps. The contrast between beautiful and ornate buildings and the actually engineering achievements held within is quite fascinating....More

Thank DiAndMick33511
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

It's been years since I have been inside this building. The Louisville Visual Arts Society actually rented this facility until 4 years ago. Now it's a museum for the Louisville Water Company. And a fine museum it is. After viewing the museum and all the...More

Thank jgbtravels
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The Louisville Water Tower Park, along the southern banks of the Ohio River, east of Louisville, KY, is well maintained with lots of room to run your dog. We arrived after 5pm so the museum wasn't open but it was an interesting stop on our...More

Thank Jeff G
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