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Experience One of the Most Legendary Hotels in Louisville, KY

A bastion of Southern charm known for its famous bourbons and the iconic Kentucky Derby™, Louisville is a vibrant destination for both business and leisure travel. Year after year, thousands of visitors flock to the “Possibility City” to watch the thoroughbreds race at Churchill Downs, tour the famous Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and enjoy the city’s numerous performing arts centers. 

When you stay at Galt House Hotel®, you’re in the center of it all! Our hotel is located right on the waterfront and just steps from the colorful nightlife at Fourth Street Live!, entertainment, Whiskey Row, and popular Louisville attractions like the Muhammad Ali Center and the KFC Yum! Center (which we are connected to via Skywalk). Whether you are in town for a convention, taking a family vacation, or just enjoying a relaxing weekend getaway, Galt House Hotel is ready to welcome you to one of the best hotels in Louisville, KY!

The Kentucky Derby™ & Thunder Over Louisville
Thunder Over Louisville is not only the official opening ceremony for the two fun-filled weeks of the Kentucky Derby Festival, it is also North America's largest annual fireworks show and an incredible air show!

As the premier and Official Hotel of The Kentucky Derby Festival, Galt House Hotel is "front row" and home to “Thunder Command” for the fireworks and air show. Rated as one of the top 100 events in North America, the Kentucky Derby Festival's Opening Ceremonies is truly a sight to behold. Each year, more than 700,000 eager thrill-seekers come view this amazing spectacle for the eyes and ears! 

Book your stay today at one of the most centrally located hotels in Louisville, KY.  

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