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 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 its route between Cleveland and Charleston, SC.
- 1 St. Louis Church. Neo-Gothic style, built in 1870.
- Constitution Week. September 17-23. Activities include a parade, a queen's pageant, arts and crafts show, and band competitions.
- Visit umbrella alley
- 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.
- Farmers Market, Main Street (between Ravenna Avenue and Mill Street). First Saturday of the month, May-October: 9AM-noon.
- Señor Pancho's, 1338 North Chapel (at Reno Ave.). M-Th 7AM-9PM, F Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 9AM-8PM. Authentic Mexican food.
- Gionino's Pizzeria (another Northeast Ohio-based pizza chain) at 2112 E. Main St., and Ermanno's "Three Guys" Pizza at 6322 Louisville St. (just outside city limits) are available for when you've got to have a slice.
- Bud's Corner, 5750 Columbus Rd (Columbus Rd. & Broadway NE), ☏ . This bar is great in the summertime. They have an outdoor bar and bocce courts.
- Louisville Town Tavern, 101 E Main St (Main & Ravenna Ave/SR 44), ☏ .
- Main Stay Bed and Breakfast, 1320 E Main St, ☏ , email@example.com. Check-in: 4PM-9PM, check-out: 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.
- 1 Louisville Public Library (LPL), 700 Lincoln Ave, ☏ .
- Louisville Post Office, 1000 N. Chapel St. (SR 44, N. of Main), ☏ . M-F 8:30AM-5PM, Sa 8:30AM-noon.
- 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.
- Hartville Marketplace, Hartville. Indoor shops and outdoor flea market.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton. Houses the largest collection of pro-football memorabilia.
|Routes through Louisville|
|Columbus ← Canton ←||W E||→ Alliance → Youngstown|
|Ravenna ← Jct W E ←||N S||→ East Canton → Waynesburg|