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Louisville Water Tower Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Spectacular

It is absolute fantastic. The Tower is bright white. The Louisville Water Tower, located east of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
116sibylleb
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Truly fascinating for history lovers

This is a truly nice park/museum. If you love History, this is a good spot to visit. If you live in... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
AymanPhD
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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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3005 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolute fantastic. The Tower is bright white. The Louisville Water Tower, located east of downtown Louisville, Kentucky near the riverfront, is the oldest ornamental water tower in the world, having been built before the more famous Chicago Water Tower. Both the actual water...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I only did a drive by but it was a sight to behold. We rode by on the way out of town because we had to see it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gburden
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a truly nice park/museum. If you love History, this is a good spot to visit. If you live in Louisville, this is a place you should know about and understand its history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Wishing2travel4life
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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).

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paige S
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