Louisville is an interesting city to live in and enjoy. The city is what many locals call a really big small town. With so many counties and areas, there is always somewhere new to go and experience. If you are sitting on your couch bored, looking to plan a fun stay-at-home weekend, or finding quick things to do to enjoy your last days of nice summer weather, these might inspire you to go out and explore our wonderful city! All of these exciting places are Parkie approved!
Churchill Downs: Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby, and is home to the track that the fastest to minutes of sports is raced: Churchill Downs. Go and enjoy a beautiful day watching horses race and maybe win a small fortune on your lucky number’s horse. For more information, visit https://www.churchilldowns.com.
Kentucky Derby Museum: Right next door to Churchill Downs is the beloved Kentucky Derby Museum. Adventure around the museum to learn about the amazing world of horse racing and let the kids enjoy many hands on and fun experiences. For more information, visit http://www.derbymuseum.org.
Speed Art Museum: After a few years of renovations, the Speed Art Museum has opened up once again with new exhibits and interactive tours for all ages. The museum also hosts many events open to the public. Admission is free on Sundays for a limited time thanks to Brown-Forman. For more information, visit http://www.speedmuseum.org/?gclid=CjwKEAjwz4u9BRCbioK3stnBznESJADA75xbL8Q0W8TLWgXh7ODY_DWY7L4-o6cUCrMzMQyT9xmkUBoCKo3w_wcB.
Louisville Slugger: This iconic museum and bat making company is always a fun place to explore. You even get a free mini bat after every tour. You can also buy a personalized bat and see all the other awesome things this place has to offer. For more information visit http://www.sluggermuseum.com.
Louisville Zoo: I always enjoyed going to the Louisville Zoo as a kid, and still do as an adult. The zoo has so many animals to see, and you can even interact with some of them! For more information, visit https://louisvillezoo.org.
Louisville Mega Caverns: Try going to the Louisville Mega Caverns for some different ways to have some awesome educational fun. The Mega Caverns have the world’s only underground zip line, ropes course, and more! For more information, visit http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com.
Big Four Bridge: Enjoy the infamous bridge where you can walk or bike to Indiana and back. Also known as the walking bridge, this is a fun way to spend an afternoon/evening with friends or even a fun date night.
Kentucky Science Center: Some people would think that a science museum is education and boring, but not this one. The Science Center has so many fun hands-on exhibits, and IMAX shows for all ages. There is so much to offer that there won’t be a boring moment there. For more information, visit http://kysciencecenter.org
Frazier History Museum: Learn about our interesting city and other historical topics in many fun ways at this museum. Experience live plays, exclusive events, amazing exhibits, and more. If you are looking for an educational trip with a real fun twist, check it out. For more information, visit http://fraziermuseum.org.