Top 10 Things To Do in Louisville
1. Churchill Downs
Home of the Kentucky Derby, the history can practically be felt as you stroll around the beautiful grounds of Churchill Downs. You will able to take it all in no matter when you come but if you are lucky enough to experience a Kentucky Derby, you will get to see the horses, riders and history in action!
2. Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
One of the most popular bats in baseball, The Louisville Slugger is a classic. While visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, you will be able to see bats being created, go on an award-winning tour, see the world’s biggest bat that stretches 120 feet into the sky, hold bats that were used by Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter and other legends, step in to the batting cages with a replica bat of your favorite player and then at the end of the day, get a free miniature souvenir bat and also create a Louisville Slugger with your name on it! Baseball fans and others alike, this is a must-see place!
A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Louisville and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before! It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!
4. Louisville Zoo
Founded in 1969, Louisville Zoo is fun to visit. Nestled on 134 acres, there are multiple different kinds of animals for you to see and some you can even interact with. Summer is when most of the animals are active but if you can't make it then Halloween, when it is all decorated, is also a great time to stop in.
5. Louisville Mega Cavern
Located in a former limestone mine, Louisville Mega Cavern has tons of adventure all underground! You can go on the ziplines, challenge bridges, ropes challenge course or even take a ride through the mine while you learn about the history.
6. Big Four Bridge
This former railroad truss connects Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Completed in 1895 and updated in 1929, walking across is definitely the way you want to see it.
7. Louisville Palace
Louisville Palace is in the heart of downtown Louisville and has something for everyone. You can enjoy shows, concerts, entertainers and more here all while taking in the beautiful architecture. There is not a bad seat in the house so make sure to find your favorite performer and visit!
8. Kentucky Derby Museum
Located on the grounds of Churchill Downs, this American Thoroughbred horse racing museum will show you the journey of the birth of a horse to the winner’s circle, allow you to go on a walking tour of the Churchill Downs racetrack and even meet some of the horses!
9. Muhammad Ali Center
Located in historic downtown Louisville, The Muhammad Ali Center highlights one of the best athletes to have ever fought. This museum celebrates hometown hero, Muhammad Ali with 2 levels of exhibits, films of his fights, interactive boxing and so much more!
10. Thomas Edison House
Thomas Edison was an absolutely brilliant man and the Thomas Edison House gives you a peek into all that he did. There are fun exhibits, brilliant guides and if you are lucky, you may even get a call from Thomas Edison himself!