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Take a McAlpine Lock Cruise on the Mary M. Miller August 27

Do you know how river locks work? Most people don't know much about this modern marvel of engineering, but you'll get the chance to see the McAlpine Locks up close this August. Go on a lock cruise, and experience this amazing feat firsthand from the beautiful Mary M. Miller.

The McAlpine Lock Cruise

The best way to see how a river lock works is to go through one while on a boat, and you'll get a great view from the deck of the Mary M. Miller. During the cruise, you'll learn more about river locks and how this technology was developed.

The Mary M. Miller is named for the first woman to ever obtain a steamboat captain’s license, something she did back in 1884. This steamboat is fully air-conditioned, there is an on-board sound system and the concession stand is fully stocked. Be ready to cruise from 5:30 to 9 pm. The Mary M. Miller is docked at 401 W. River Road, next to the famous Belle of Louisville. That’s just a few blocks away from Smoketown.

Seeing Smoketown

There are lots of neighborhoods around downtown Louisville, but Smoketown stands out. This historic neighborhood is full of turn-of-the-century homes built in the year 1900. You'll notice them right away. Many of them are painted in vivid colors, so the architectural details really stand out. The cozy homes here date to the beginning of the century, but inside they've been renovated and upgraded over the years to have the modern features that families want.

Smoketown is truly a family neighborhood. There's a middle school inside the neighborhood, just blocks away from the park. The community is surrounded by restaurants, and it's just minutes away from all the culture, shopping and entertainment downtown. Go see Smoketown this August, and go see how you like this colorful Louisville neighborhood.

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