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Host City Highlights

Our Host City—Louisville, KY 

Welcome to Louisville! On the banks of the Ohio River, North meets South in a unique blend of style and grace that makes this city an exciting and unique travel destination. Louisville has major city amenities, and offers them with the hospitality and charm that is the hallmark of Southern tradition. Come and see for yourself. Be charmed by the beauty of the city and the friendliness of its people. Louisville is one of the most walkable downtowns in the country, supported by public transportation and a downtown circulator.

With more than 120 attractions, many of them one-of-a-kind, Louisville has something for every age and interest. Discover the history of the city’s beginning, savor the traditions of the Kentucky Derby or learn the age-old process of distilling bourbon. Only in Louisville can you celebrate Muhammad Ali, watch as the legendary Louisville Slugger bats take shape, or take a ride on an authentic steamboat. If the arts are more to your liking, Louisville is one of only a few cities in the United States with a professional full-time opera, ballet, orchestra, children’s theatre, dinner theatre and Broadway series; all of this plus museums, galleries, a world-class zoo, historic homes, confectionaries, ghost tours and a printing house for the blind. Louisville has been named America's Best Cities for Foodies by Travel + Leisure and one of the Nation's Best Local Food Scenes by USA Today.

For information to help you plan your time outside of the conference, visit the CPI Conference/Louisville Website. It has great information and special offers for conference attendees.

Unique Louisville Experiences—Exploring Outside of the Conference

Jim Beam Bourbon Experience (Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse—Louisville)

All bourbon fans aged 21 and over should visit the new Jim Beam® Bourbon Experience. The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse visitor center delivers the Jim Beam® distillery experience in the heart of Louisville. Our Louisville bourbon tour includes a small working distillery, a bottling line, a tasting experience, a unique bottle your own bourbon experience with bourbon selected for the Urban Stillhouse and merchandise for sale.

Hours:  Monday – Saturday  1-9 pm  (Closed on Sundays)
No reservations necessary. 

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Tour

Connect with a genuine global icon on its hometown turf. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory celebrates the extraordinary role Louisville Slugger baseball bats have played in the sport's past, present, and future. From the forest to the field, you'll follow the timber that's turned into hard hitting history. Along with the fascinating bat factory tour, there are galleries filled with remarkable memorabilia and entertaining interactive exhibits. There’s something fun here for everyone. Guided factory tours depart every 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the season. The last factory tour of the day leaves 30 minutes before closing. Factory tours last approximately 30 minutes. Guests will see bats being made on every tour, every day. Allow 2 hours to enjoy the entire museum and factory experience.

Hours:  Monday – Saturday  9am-5pmSunday  11 am-5 pm

The museum is located on the corner of 8th and Main in downtown Louisville. Just look for The Big Bat! A parking garage operated by the city is directly behind our building and some street parking is available. 

Mary M. Miller Steamboat Dinner Cruise — Saturday, December 2; 7 pm

Meet the Mary M. Miller. She was named after Louisvillian Mary Millicent Miller, who also happened to be the first woman to ever attain her steamboat captain’s license way back in 1884. Originally built in nearby Utica, Indiana, Mary has proudly served in both Kansas City and Savannah, GA. She’s back home now and we couldn’t be prouder. Join us for a special evening of sightseeing, dining and music on the Mary M. Miller. Package includes roundtrip cruise up river to 6 mile island, southern buffet dinner, and musical entertainment.

Location:  2 blocks from the Marriott Hotel (riverfront dock)
Website/Reservations:  or call 502-574-2992.

Note, please let the reservationist know you are with the STFM conference and they will sit our group together for the dinner/cruise.



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