March 18-20, 2016

Galt House Hotel
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202



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Kentucky and Louisville are centrally located and have grown in popularity due to the upsurge of events, music, museums, attractions, and Louisville’s growing reputation as a “foodie” city. This all takes second place to the hospitality and charm of our River City. Your CAVORT host committee has arranged an opportunity for you to tour three of the area’s premier attractions on Friday, March 18. This pre-conference tour makes it worth planning for extra time to enjoy Louisville.

Start your day with a hearty Southern Breakfast at the University Club, located on the University of Louisville campus. Bus transportation will be provided from the hotel, and you’ll get a brief tour of Old Louisville, the largest neighborhood of Victorian homes in the country.  Also on the UofL campus, our hosts will be able to point out the sights including the newly renovated Speed Art Museum, reopening March 12, 2016

Then it’s on to the Kentucky Derby Museum, located at world-famous Churchill Downs with its iconic Twin Spires.  The museum’s exhibits might not instill the “racing bug” but it is impossible not to be impressed with the beautiful horses that have such history with Kentucky and Churchill Downs in particular.

The Derby Museum tour will conclude in time to continue on to the next attraction, a visit to the brand new Jim Beam Distillery Visitor’s Center in Clermont, Kentucky. As you will notice during your stay, Kentucky has become the bourbon mecca of the country, with many visitors coming to travel the Bourbon Trail. Our trip is 25 miles from Churchill Downs and the comfortable bus ride will give us an opportunity to relax and enjoy the lovely scenery. A box lunch, with drinks, will be provided with your tour reservation. The Jim Beam tour will start at 1:00 P.M. and ends 90 minutes later with a bourbon tasting class. The tour informs participants of the history behind the process, the manufacturing, and the pride which is a big part of the end product. Not your typical attraction, but then you are in Kentucky.

Your opportunity to reserve a spot on this tour will be included on the registration form that will be available on the cavortnc.com website in November. The tour cost will cover all entrance fees, bourbon tasting, transportation, beverages, breakfast, and box lunch. The tour will return to The Galt House by 3:30 P.M. allowing plenty of time before the Conference opening reception. Any mobility issues should not be a problem, but walking around the museum and distillery is required on the tours. Participation on this exciting tour is limited to 50 lucky participants. The tour cost will be available on the registration form. You must reserve and pay for your spot when you register for CAVORT 2016. Availability is provided on a first-come, firstserved basis on date of receipt and paid registration.