Jeffersonville is a city in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. Locally, the city is often referred to by the abbreviated name Jeff. It is directly across the Ohio River to the north of Louisville, Kentucky along I-65. The population of the city is approximately 45,000.
Welcome to SoIN, a place with revitalized art-filled downtown's, rolling hills, riverside experiences, and centuries of history.
“SoIN” is the term we use to define Clark and Floyd Counties in southern Indiana. We are just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky in Indiana. We’re in the sweet spot – a place with easy access to our big city neighbor and just a few miles from rolling hill farmlands. Experience the craft culture, outdoor experiences, and history of Southern Indiana.
There is no better time to shop, dine, and spend a weekend in Southern Indiana. Just minutes away from downtown Louisville are Clark and Floyd Counties, with popular dining, tourist destinations, concert, and sports venues and shopping. The Big Four Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge has made walking or biking across the river the best way to avoid traffic and deposit yourself near downtown Louisville, the KFC Yum! Center, Waterfront Park, Nulu and South Fourth Street. The Big Four Bridge is a scenic way to go from small town to city in a matter of minutes.
If city life is not your scene all of the time, you are just minutes from the country. The hills of Floyd Knobs and Starlight are a short drive from the river towns. Driving up winding roads, you are moments from the city and high above it all. Several spots offer expansive views of Southern Indiana on the north bank of the Ohio River and Louisville on the south. You’ll see signs along these routes for Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant. Follow these signs or see where the road takes you. Eventually, they all seem to end in Starlight. Enjoy some home cooking at Joe Huber’s restaurant. Depending on when you visit, you’ll find fresh produce to pick or purchase like strawberries, apples, peaches, or pumpkins. Year round you’ll find ice cream, a soda shop, gift store, events, music, and wine. Just a short drive up is Charlestown State Park for some beautiful hiking along the river or to Clark State Forest, Indiana’s oldest state forest.
Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. The racetrack occupies 147 acres, featuring a one-mile dirt, oval race track, and a seven-furlong turf race course. Thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby, and the Kentucky Oaks have run continuously at Churchill Downs Racetrack since 1875. In addition, Churchill Downs Racetrack has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championship eight times.
At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. Our award-winning factory tour is a highlight of the visit here, but there’s plenty more to enjoy, too! Admire the World’s Biggest Bat – stretching 120 feet into the sky. Crawl through a huge baseball glove, carved from prehistoric limestone. Face down a 90-mph fastball hurled by a major-league pitcher. Fun, interactive exhibits. A fascinating bat factory tour. Those are just a few of the all-star experiences at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
Home to many of the city’s major arts organizations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Kentucky! We are the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville, as well as a host of community theaters and our own Kentucky Center Presents performances. The three theaters of the Center, along with our sister facility the elegant W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre, are Kentucky’s showcases for the performing arts. From Broadway to ballet, from blues to bluegrass, from Big Bands to Beethoven, our stages overflow with magnificent entertainment almost every night of the year.
The Mega Cavern is a former limestone mine in Louisville, Kentucky. The cavern is used for business, storage, recycling, and tourism, with offerings including tram-guided tours, zipline tours, a ropes course, a mountain bike park, and an annual holiday lights display. MegaZips features six underground zip lines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle, this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. The Historic Tram Tour will take you on an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling, green building technology, and just simply HUGE in scale! Are you ready to experience a one of a kind Underground Bike Park? Over 320,000 square feet including over 45 trails, Jump Lines, Pump Tracks, Dual Slalom, BMX, Cross Country and Single Track all in a former limestone cavern 100 feet sub-surface.
Kentucky Speedway, located in Sparta, Kentucky is the Bluegrass State’s prime venue for automotive racing. The 1.5-mile tri-oval track has hosted everything from ARCA to NASCAR and Indy Racing League events, including the Sprint Cup Series, Camping Truck World Series and more. The facility has enough seating for more than 100,000 fans — a number that regularly gathers to watch the high-speed spectacle as racers rumble around the track. Kentucky Speedway was built with the ultimate race-going experience in mind. Spectators will enjoy the track’s multiple campgrounds. The Millionaire’s Row and Lakeside campgrounds offer electric hookups for RVs, while tent and car campers will find plenty to love at the Bourbon Street, Hawk’s Landing and Ponderosa campgrounds.
Clark and Floyd Counties provided small town experiences, city bustle, country quiet, history, scenery, and sunshine and maybe more than a few real sweets that hit the spot.