Louisville  is a bedroom community in Stark County, Ohio, with beautiful, well maintained homes and parks. It has a population of just over 9,000 people.
One of the main roads through Louisville is State Route 44. This road is also known as Ravenna Avenue, or Chapel Street. The other main road is State Route 153, which is known as Louisville Street or Main Street. State Route 62 (Atlantic Boulevard) runs across the northwest side of Louisville.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
If you happen to hear an approaching train while in town, the best advice is to stay where you are. The tracks cross over Main Street and Chapel Street, the two main roads, and the entire town practically "shuts down". Traffic, especially on Chapel Street, can get backed up more than a mile.
Just about everything in Louisville is located within walking distance of Louisville/Main Street (SR 153) and Chapel Street/Ravenna Avenue (SR 44). Parking is limited on Main Street, but most businesses have a few spots behind them. There is also parking available in the Giant Eagle parking lot.
- Stark County Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), tel: +1 330-47-SARTA (330-477-2782), . $1.15 Regular fare/ .50 Reduced fare (Seniors, Disabled)/ Children under 6 ride free. SARTA provides reliable public bus service throughout Stark County. Transfer Centers are located in: Alliance, Massillon, and Canton. SARTA bus routes 139 and 153 (late night) connect Louisville to Alliance, East Canton, and Canton. There is a bus to the Akron/Canton Airport (Route 115) and an express bus between Canton and Downtown Akron (Route 81). Buses on main routes generally depart each stop every hour. SARTA buses run 365 days per year. On Holidays, buses run the Sunday schedule. Additionally, Lakefront Lines, a private bus company, operates an office in SARTA's Canton Transfer Center. Lakefront Lines goes through Canton on it's route between Cleveland and Charleston, SC.
Stark County Connections, 1240 lincoln Way E. Massillon, Ohio 44646, ☎ +1 330-737-3846, . edit
- Constitution Week. September 17-23. Activities include a parade, a queen's pageant, arts and crafts show, and band competitions. edit
- Louisville Bowl, 115 S. Mill Street, ☎ +1 330-875-3712. edit
- Louisville Rollatorium, 1330 S Chapel St (South of Main), ☎ +1 330-875-2934. Public rollerskating year round. edit
- Andy Aljancic Park, Broad Street (Between Chapel St. and Nickleplate Ave.). This park has two tennis courts, a basketball court, horseshoe pits, and shuffleboard courts. There is also a pavilion and public restrooms. This park is the closest to downtown. edit
- Constitution Park, W. Main (Behind Dairy Queen). This park has a fishing pond, 1/6 mile walking path, a pavilion, and several picnic tables. edit
- Howard Wilson Park, W. Main Street (at Michigan Ave.). This park has tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball fields. edit
- Mary C. Metzger Park, S. Nickleplate Ave. (Between E. Main St. and Georgetown Rd.). This park is the largest in Louisville. Metzger Park has two soccer fields, many picnic areas, and about three miles of biking/walking paths. The park also has a huge pavilion, an amphitheater, a playground, and public restrooms. The Nickleplate Walking Track ties to the Metzger Park biking/walking paths. edit
- Wildwood Park, Sterzbach Ave (off W. Main). This park has two pavilions and a gazebo, along with two playground areas. There is also baseball/softball fields, a sand volleyball court, and a disc golf course. edit
- Farmers Market, Main Street (between Ravenna Avenue and Mill Street). First Saturday of the month, May-October. 9AM-12PM.. edit
- Leopard City Deli & Cool Zone Ice Cream, 315 Sherban Ct., ☎ +1 330-871-2414 (fax: +1 330-871-2416). Soups, subs and salads at the deli, and more than 20 flavors of ice cream at the Cool Zone. edit
- Mike's Milann's Restaurant & Lounge, 1909 W Main St (Main & California), +1 330-875-8671. M-Sa 6AM-?, Su 8AM-1PM. Has fish on W, Th, F.
- Señor Pancho's, 1338 North Chapel (at Reno Ave.). M-Th 7AM-9PM, F-Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 9AM-8PM. Authentic Mexican food. edit
- Thai Steakhouse, 1711 W. Main St +1 330-875-4477. Serves both authentic Thai cuisine and traditional American dishes.
- Phil's Place, 6509 Columbus Rd (Columbus Rd and California Ave), +1 330-875-4616. This restaurant/bar has karaoke, lots of regulars, and seems to draw a crowd from Walsh University in nearby North Canton.
- Thompson Dairyland, 7519 Columbus Rd (Columbus Rd. and Ravenna Ave), +1 330-875-8111.
- Additionally, the city has several fast-food restaurants and pizza places: A McDonald's at 219 N. Chapel St., a Dairy Queen at 1015 W. Main St., a combination Taco Bell/Long John Silver's at 223 W. Main St., a Burger King at 915 N. Chapel St., a Subway at 540 W. Main St., a Pizza Hut at 1408 N. Chapel St., a Papa John's Pizza at 508 W. Main St., a Romeo's Pizza (a Northeast Ohio-based pizza chain) at 520 W Main St., a Gionino's Pizzeria (another Northeast Ohio-based pizza chain) at 2110 E. Main St., and Ermanno's "Three Guys" Pizza at 6322 Louisville St. (just outside city limits).
- Bud's Corner, 5750 Columbus Rd (Columbus Rd. & Broadway NE), +1 330-454-0235. This bar is great in the summertime. They have an outdoor bar and bocce courts.
- Floyd's, 108 E Main St (Main & Ravenna Ave/SR 44), +1 330-875-1448.
- Hot Laps Sports Bar, 7512 Columbus Rd (Columbus Rd. & Ravenna Ave/SR 44), +1 330-875-8980. This place draws a biker crowd. It also has topless dancing on certain evenings.
- Louisville Town Tavern, 101 E Main St (Main & Ravenna Ave/SR 44), +1 330-875-5018.
- Time Out Tavern, 705 W Main St (Between Constitution Ave. and Dairy Queen), +1 330-875-4808.
There are very few places to stay in Louisville. Visitors should probably look into Canton, North Canton, or Alliance for lodging.
- Main Stay Bed and Breakfast, 1320 E Main St, ☎ +1 330-875-1021 ([email protected]), . checkin: 4PM-9PM; checkout: 11AM. This is a Bed and Breakfast accommodation set in a Queen Anne architectural styled house. There are three guest rooms. It is within walking distance of downtown Louisville. $85. edit
- Louisville Post Office, 1000 N. Chapel St. (SR 44, N. of Main), +1 330-875-1423. Open M-F 8:30AM-5PM, Sa 8:30AM-12PM.
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park, . Located primarily northwest of Louisville, this park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland, Akron and Canton. A number of older buildings are preserved here. The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, with train cars from the 1940s and 1950s also runs through the park from Cleveland to Akron and Canton. The Canal Byway extends from Lake Erie in Downtown Cleveland through the southern suburbs past Akron, Canton, New Philadelphia and into rural Bolivar and Historic Zoar.
- Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom, . An amusement park in Aurora.
- Hartville Marketplace, Hartville. Indoor shops and outdoor flea market.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton. Houses the largest collection of pro-football memorabilia.
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