View of downtown Louisville from Waterfront Park

Louisville

Louisville is a vibrant place to learn and live

As a thriving metropolitan area, it offers museums, a zoo, a waterfront park, a robust local food and coffee culture, over a hundred parks and recreation areas and numerous ministry opportunities. For whatever amount of time you're in the area or whatever stage of life you're in, Louisville, Kentucky, has much to offer.

Ready to visit? We'll provide your lodging and you may also qualify for travel reimbursement. Scroll down to learn more.

Around Town

Food and Coffee

Please & Thank You
3.3 miles / 9 minutes from campus
Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe
0.9 miles / 3 minutes from campus
Nord’s Bakery
4.8 miles / 14 minutes from campus
El Taco Luchador
2.5 miles / 8 minutes
La Bodeguita de Mima
3.6 miles / 9 minutes
Joella’s Hot Chicken
1.5 miles / 5 minutes
Quills Coffee
1.4 miles / 5 minutes
Sunergos Coffee
4.9 miles / 12 minutes
Heine Bros. Coffee
1.3 miles / 4 minutes
Con Huevos
2.5 miles / 8 minutes
Mark’s Feed Store
2.5 miles / 7 minutes
Simply Thai
1.7 miles / 5 minutes

Attractions and Activities

Thunder Over LouisvilleSchimpff’s Confectionery
4.7 miles / 9 minutes (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Louisville Slugger Museum
4.8 miles / 9 minutes
Waterfront Botanical Gardens
3.0 miles / 8 minutes
Kentucky Science Center
4.8 miles / 9 minutes
River Stage (FREE)
4.9 miles / 13 minutes (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Louisville Bats Baseball
3.7 miles / 9 minutes
Locust Grove
5.3 miles / 12 minutes
Belle of Louisville
4.8 miles / 9 minutes
Kentucky Derby Museum
9 miles / 16 minutes

Parks and Recreation

Big Four Bridge
4.8 miles / 10 minutes
Falls of the Ohio State Park
5.3 miles / 13 minutes
Seneca Park
1.2 miles / 5 minutes
Cherokee Park
1.1 miles / 3 minutes
Waterfront Park
4.8 miles / 10 minutes
Old Jeffersonville Historic District
4.7 miles / 13 minutes (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
16 miles / 18 minutes

Ministry Opportunities in Louisville

Scarlet Hope
We’re on a mission to share the hope of Jesus with every woman in the sex industry.
Re:Center Ministries
Extending gospel-centered mercy to the homeless and hurting of the greater Louisville, KY area.
Refuge International
Refuge International’s mission is to “Glorify God by partnering with local churches to love refugees and immigrants.”
Portland Promise Center
The Portland Promise Center believes that God’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth includes the Portland neighborhood.
BsideU for Life
A ministry for women facing unplanned pregnancies. 
Dr. Whitney speaking to Preview Day attendees

We invite you to visit us in Louisville!


Meet faculty, visit classes, and learn all about how Southern Seminary will equip you for a lifetime of faithfulness.

Plus – we’ll cover 2 nights of hotel lodging for you and your immediate family on your first visit to campus.

Travel reimbursement may be available if you’re considering relocating to Louisville.

Visits are offered year-round.

Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?

Preview Day

Friday, April 12