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“With 143 years under our belts, the Kentucky Derby is the most well-known event in horse racing, and there is nowhere else in the country guests can visit and celebrate it,” says Riddell. “Most guests have at least one Derby story, and many have an emotional connection.” GABE After making my way downtown, I stopped by the Frazier History Museum. Two weeks prior, the museum opened a traveling exhibition dedicated to the world of “The Hunger Games” books and films. Costumes, props and concept draw- ings from the films’ production design teams were juxtaposed with historical images that inspired their creations, and Prohibition, and the methods bootleg- CVB. She took me across the river to topics covered included fashion, architec- gers and corrupt law enforcement offi- Clarksville, Indiana, for a meal and ture, weaponry and survival skills. cials used to circumvent it. show at the NTA-member Derby Dinner I also visited the current exhibition Tour groups can arrange for appear- Playhouse. We were joined by Cindy “Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition ances by costumed interpreters, guided Nevitt, group travel director for the and Kentucky.” Using everything from visits and dining options. playhouse, and Luanne Mattson, direc- pamphlets belonging to temperance tor of communications for the Southern advocates to the prescriptions for alco- At dinnertime, I met up with Susan Indiana, Clark-Floyd Counties CTB. hol, the exhibit took an in-depth look at Dallas, the senior marketing commu- “Our region is in the sweet spot,” says the social movements that gave rise to nications manager for the Louisville Mattson. CF8403G NTA COURIER CO-OP AD.qxp_CF8251A SELECT TRAVELER MAGAZINE 5/25/17 12:38 PM “We’re Page not 1 too big of a city, and Southern Indiana is Home to the Region’s Largest Dinner Theater...Derby Dinner Playhouse. OFF BROADWAY…ON SALE. WELCOME TO ENTERTAINING SOUTHERN INDIANA. From award-winning live performances at our renowned Derby Dinner Playhouse – to a calendar full of outdoor concerts – there's entertainment year-round in Southern Indiana. All just a bridge away from Louisville and Bourbon Country. Don’t miss the entertaining charm of Clark and Floyd Counties. With a variety of lodging choices, and one of the lowest bed taxes in the area, it's nothing but sweet dreams. Book today! Contact Kate Bewley at our Southern Indiana Tourism Bureau at 812-282-6654 or Kate@GoSoIN.com or Cindy Nevitt at Derby Dinner Playhouse at 877-898-8577 or groups@derbydinner.com CLARKSVILLE • JEFFERSONVILLE • NEW ALBANY GoSoIN.com • (812) 282-6654 NTAonline.com 31