This past Sunday, we hit our 5th state, Kentucky! I know, I know. We’ve been there. But, remember, we started over and wiped the slate clean! So, we didn’t go back to Cave City, instead we gave Louisville a run.Hitting our 5th state by the end of February made me so excited because we are making timely progression. And, we aren’t just driving through the states, either. We are actually taking time out to experience a wee bit of what each state has to offer.
Do you remember, a few weeks ago I made a post, 4 Things to do for Black History Month with my fourth suggestion being to visit a historical site that has meaning to you? Well, that’s exactly what we did.
We visited the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum, his grave site in Cave Hill Cemetery, and concluded our trip with a walk on the Big Four Bridge.Now, let me tell you. I had no idea about all of this until I did some searching on Pinterest for Things to do in Louisville and searching attractions on Roadside America. After scrolling through it all, I decided I would follow my own suggestion from my Black History Month post and take my boys out for a much needed history lesson. By the way, I also took my little brother. He’s in high school.
Once we arrived in Louisville, we headed straight to the neighborhood Muhammad Ali grew up in to visit his childhood home that has been restored and turned into a museum. It is interesting because you are literally in the middle of a Louisville neighborhood.
After making our way to Cave Hill Cemetery, I promise you, we spent an hour searching for his site, even though I had directions from Roadside America. But, here is a tip that they left out.Once you are in the cemetery, assuming you enter from Baxter Street, follow the white line to the road with the green line (which sits on the right). The green line will take you directly to the Mahammad Ali grave site.
Once we found his site, there were a few women there taking photos and talking, so we waited our turn. When it was our turn, we checked out his area and posters that some school-age children left and paid our respects.