To meet the “towering expectations” of the future, Louisville Water Tower Park is currently undergoing major renovations. Contact Us for visitor information.
Learn more about renovations and facility updates.
Ever wonder how Louisville Water makes the best-tasting tap water in the nation? Visit the WaterWorks Museum at Louisville Water Tower Park and discover how we produce and deliver drinking water. There’s over 160 years of history and innovation that goes into every glass of Louisville Pure Tap® and we’re thirsty to share it with you.
Located inside Louisville Water’s original pumping stations, the WaterWorks Museum houses archives of historic photographs, films, and memorabilia, some of which date back to 1860.
There’s also an exhibit highlighting the company’s contribution to safe drinking water through innovations in science and engineering.
Plus, tour a giant steam engine and step inside the Louisville Water Tower, the nation’s oldest standing ornamental water tower.
Plan your visit to Louisville Water Tower Park for a field trip, group tour, or one of our WaterWorks Museum Open Days.
Hours of Operation
To meet the “towering expectations” of the future, Louisville Water Tower Park is currently undergoing major renovations. When it reopens, guests will enjoy updates to both the interior and exterior sections of the park, including the restoration of the beautiful historic tower to its original elegance. During this time, WaterWorks Museum is also undergoing exhibit updates with an interactive component. We expect to reopen in 2024.
Located five miles from downtown Louisville and less than a mile from the I-71 exit, Louisville Water Tower Park’s entrance is at the intersection of Zorn Avenue and River Road. Extended driveway and green space welcome you to the property.
What to Expect
Your visit to Louisville Water Tower Park includes a walking tour of the Pumping Station, Louisville Water Tower, and exterior grounds. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours last about 30 – 45 minutes and begin at the top of each hour.