Louisville’s fall accolades

We know fall in Derby City can’t be beaten — and the rest of the country’s taking notice, too.

An aerial view of St. James Court shows the lush trees beginning to turn orange and red. Several buildings are illuminated by street lights. In the distance, the Louisville skyline glows softly.

Louisville appeared on at least 16 fall attractions lists.

Photo by Louisville Tourism

We’re not the only ones who know Derby City can’t be beaten when it comes to autumnal activities — it’s been recognized as a fall destination by at least 16 national publications this year alone.

Since we’re list lovers, here are three featured attractions to add to your fall bucket list.

🍂 Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium, 11 Epic Southern Ghost Tours

The reputation of this former tuberculosis hospital precedes it, as it’s one of the most-visited haunted attractions in the city. Book a haunted house tour or a six-hour investigation of the property.

🍂 Stay at the Seelbach Hilton, The 27 Most Haunted Hotels in America

Known for the Lady in Blue ghost, this opulent hotel was also a favorite haunt of 1920s gangsters like Al Capone. Book a stay + check out the otherworldly Rathskeller Room.

🍂 Attend the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, 30 Best Halloween Events Near You

Opening on Tues., Oct. 4, this annual display of 5,000 expertly carved pumpkins at Iroquois Park is family-friendly, running all month + is a must-see. See our 10 favorite pumpkins from last year.