100 Fun Things To Do In Louisville

Oh Louisville! Home to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Friend Chicken! Its development in the early 19th century has most definitely shaped the city out to be what it is today. The city is now jam packed with various different tourist attractions, and college students! Be sure to check out all of our top attractions in the state of Kentucky!

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Louisville Mega Cavern

Explore Louisville Mega Cavern – An underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling, green building technology, and just simply HUGE in scale

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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Marvel at the giant Big Bat towering 120 feet into the sky, that is an exact-scale replica of Babe Ruth’s 34-inch Louisville Slugger Bat

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Kentucky Derby Museum

Let the exhibits at Kentucky Derby Museum take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner’s circle

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Churchill Downs

Visit the beautiful racetrack – Churchill Downs, that has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875

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The Big Four Bridge

Walk over the Ohio River from Indiana to Kentucky at The Big Four Bridge

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Muhammad Ali Center

Get inpired by the legend at Muhammad Ali Center

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Louisville Slugger Field

Take in a minor league baseball game at Louisville Slugger Field

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Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

Step back in time at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad’s Castle), as you learn more about the era, the neighborhood, and the families who lived here

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Louisville Zoo

Ramp up your Zoo adventures with a camel ride — a ride of a lifetime at Louisville Zoo

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Louisville Waterfront Park

Pack a picnic lunch & head down to spend the day at Louisville Waterfront Park

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21c Museum Hotel

Get a great bourbon cocktail and enjoy the free art show at 21c Museum Hotel

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Fourth Street Live!

Celebrate a casual occasion, a special night out with friends or a romantic date at Fourth Street Live!

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Old Louisville

Escape to the past at Old Louisville and adore the beautiful Victorian architecture

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Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

Visit an authentic distillery with some real history – Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

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Paintball Asylum

Get in action at the Paintball Asylum’s Multi-Field 40 Acre paintball sport park in Louisville

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Cherokee Park

Meander through the 2.4-mile Scenic Loop at Cherokee Park

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Classic Biplane Tours

Discover Louisville From The Air with Discover Louisville From The Air

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Take a tour of one of the “most haunted places on earth” – Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Frazier History Museum

Take an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits at Frazier History Museum

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Mint Julep Tours

Embark on an amazing two day tour in Bourbon Country with Mint Julep Tours

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Ken Tucky Tours

Travel through beautiful Bluegrass Territory on a specially designed tour bus with Ken Tucky Tours

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Kentucky Kingdom

Relive the excitement on Kentucky Kingdom’s world-renowned wooden coaster, with nearly 3,000 linear feet of track, 74-foot drop, and negative airtime on its camelback hills

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Locust Grove

Take a slice of Early Kentucky Frontier History at Locust Grove

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Louisville Palace

Experience live entertainment at its best at Louisville Palace

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The Speed Art Museum

Explore “Out of the Box” that includes nearly 150 sneakers at The Speed Art Museum

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First Friday Gallery Hop

Hop on the ZeroBus for a free ride to a stop near each member location at First Friday Gallery Hop

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The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller

Experience the past, Celebrate the future with The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller

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Beckley Creek Park

Spend the day at Becley Creek Park discovering nature along their trails, or learning something new at the PNC Achievement Center

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Kentucky Science Center

Explore 3 floors of exhibit experiences at Kentucky Science Center, offering interactive science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing movies in a NEW 4-story digital theater

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Breakout Games

Break out of the room in under 1 hour by solving puzzles, cracking codes and finding hidden items at Breakout Games

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Iroquois Park

Walk the extra mile at Iroquois Park that has plenty of forested hillsides and scenic vistas

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Glassworks

See live demonstrations in Glassblowing and Flameworking on Glassworks’ daily tours

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The Louisville Quest!

Take a guided scavenger hunt tour on one of Louisville! 4 Routes with The Louisville Quest!

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Historic Frankfort Avenue

Explore Historic Frankfort Avenue – a stretch of road that connects some of the city’s most charming and historic neighborhoods

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Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery

Join Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery under the stars in the Copper & Kings courtyard for a night of jazz with Louisville’s own Maestro J

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Kentucky Derby

Experience the thrill & joy of Kentucky Derby’s horse racing event!

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Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

Enjoy the beauty and magic of glass with Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

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Locked In: The Louisville Escape Game

Crack codes and solve puzzles to get out of the room in 60 minutes at Locked In: The Louisville Escape Game

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Trolley de'Ville Fun Tours & Charters

Get out and explore Louisville in a 75 minute, fully narrated trolley tour with Trolley de’Ville Fun Tours & Charters

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Renaissance Fun Park

Visit Renaissance Fun Park for full of blazing fast go karts, a 5000+ square foot Laser Tag arena, 36 hole mini golf course and the newest arcade games

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TG&G Indoor Rannge

Hone in on your shooting skills at TG&G Indoor Rannge

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Seneca Park

Take a drive through Seneca Park and enjoy all the woods and creeks

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Bluegrass Indoor Karting

Experience racing style karts at speeds up to 40 mph on a technical 7-turn, 1/5-mile indoor course at Bluegrass Indoor Karting

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West Main Historic District

Walk into the vibrant commercial, residential, retail, and entertainment district called West Main Historic District

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Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse

Become one of the family and visit Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse

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The Thirsty Pedaler

Jump on the 16 passenger bike while being driven to the hottest bars in town with The Thirsty Pedaler

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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Choose from three bars, luxury suites and premier seating at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

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Actors Theatre of Louisville

Book a ticket for an upcoming production at Actors Theatre of Louisville

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Escape LOU

Make observations, solve puzzles and use critical thinking skills to escape the room in 60 minutes, at Escape LOU

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Main Event

Eat, Bowl & Play games at Main Event Entertainment

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Joe Ley Antiques

Wander around Joe Ley Antiquesy to collect some antiques

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Howl at the Moon

Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing, and drinks at Howl at the Moon

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Thunder Over Louisville

Watch the largest annual fireworks display i.e. North America Thunder Over – set along the Ohio River

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Louisville Bicycle Tours

Explore the city from a new perspective – on the coolest bikes in town at Louisville Bicycle Tours

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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

Roam the halls of the famous and historical Thomas Edison Butchertown House

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Stevie Ray's Blue's Bar

Capture the best live music entertainment in the heart of Louisville at Stevie Ray’s Blue’s Bar

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Urban Archers

Hit the bullseye at Urban Archers

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Malibu Jack's Louisville

Zap some energy into your weekend with Malibu Jack’s Louisville’s Go karts, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper cars, arcade games, kids play zone and more

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Louisville Free Public Library

Grab a book off the shelf and relax at Louisville Free Public Library

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The Crazy Daisy Antique Mall

Visit The Crazy Daisy Antique Mall that offers a large selection of all things collectible, vintage, and antique with over 80 Dealers and 150 booths to choose from

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Central Park

Jog, walk, or just relax on a bench in this picturesque Central Park, in the heart of Historic Old Louisville

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Mellwood Art Center

Vist the best place for food, arts events – all in one stunning location at Mellwood Art Center

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Muhammad Ali Boyhood Home

Walk through the childhood memories of a legent at Muhammad Ali Boyhood Home

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Food Guide Food Tours of Louisville

Enjoy a delicious culinary experience while exploring historic Louisville’s restaurants and specialty shops with Food Guide Food Tours of Louisville

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Jefferson Mall

Explore some high end stores & dine in at the food court at Jefferson Mall

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Louisville Loop- Ohio River Valley

Step back in time at Louisville Loop- Ohio River Valley, an are where Dinosaurs roamed billions years ago

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Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

Zip, swing, and climb through the trees with Go Ape Treetop Adventure

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Louisville Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Glide along the Louisville waterfront on two wheels with Louisville Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

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Portland Museum

Hear stories about life on the rivers edge at Porland Museum

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Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer

Go down to the Waterfront to enjoy the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer

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Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park

Fish on the riverfront at Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park

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The Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan

Spend a date night dining & laughing at The Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan

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Painting with a Twist

Unleash your creative side with Painting with a Twist

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Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve

This urban green space offers passive wildlife watching – Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve

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Putt Putt Fun Center

Celebrate those special days at Putt Putt Fun Center

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Louisville Historic Tours

Enjoy more than just a tour with Louisville Historic Tours

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Vernon Club & Lanes

Walk into Vernon Club & Lanes – a Nightclub with a great stage, sound system & lighting – for bowling

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Pinot's Palette

Enjoy a night out with friends, bring food and drink and get creative at Pinot’s Palette

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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Visit Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft – a small spcae full of worth-watching exhibits

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IceLand Sports Complex

Lace up your skates, Get on the ice and join the others at IceLand Sports Complex

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Carmike Stonybrook 20

Sit back and relax with a premier movie at Carmike Stonybrook 20

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Fern Valley Strike & Spare

Enjoy bowling like never before at Fern Valley Strike & Spare

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Louisville Ghost Tours

Explore the shadow-filled streets of downtown Louisville during this 90 minute walking tour with Louisville Ghost Tours

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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner

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Louisville Dive Center

Get into the water safely with expertise on your side to explore the underwater world at Louisville Dive Center

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Hoehler Ballooning llc

Take the flight with the that special person(just the two of you) with Hoehler Ballooning llc

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Louisville Equestrian Center

Book some horse riding lessons at unbeatable rates at Louisville Equestrian Center

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Quail Chase Golf Club

Get in swing with 27 holes at Quail Chase Golf Club

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Derbyville Water Rentals

Rent a ride on water for a top trip around town with Derbyville Water Rentals

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Kart Kountry

Hit Kart Kountry – the world’s longest go kart track in the world

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Sweetland Amphitheatre

Attend a music festival for a perfect outdoor music experience.at Sweetland Amphitheatre

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Georgetown Drive-In Theater

Watch a movie from the conveniene of your car seat while the sound comes to you through your car’s FM stereo or portable radio at Georgetown Drive-In Theater

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Gallrein Farms

For spring, summer and fall fun go to Gallrein Farms

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Charlie Vettiner Park

For fun family ameneties, from golf to kids playgrounds check out Charlie Vettiner Park

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Bernheim Arboretum & Forest

Honor the roots at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest

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Salato Wildlife Education Center

Deepen your understanding of nature at Salato Wildlife Education Center

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Floral Clock

Toss a coin into the fountain for good luck at Floral Clock

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Elkhorn Creek

Go fishing at Elkhorn Creek. This 86-mile waterway offers some of the state’s finest smallmouth bass fishing

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Canoe Kentucky

Rent a paddle board or a canoe from Canoe Kentucky and enjoy the water, sand and views

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Haunted Hotel

Let Haunted Hotel take you into your worst and SCARIEST nightmare, where you’ll witness the most unnerving scares around every corner

Louisville, Kentucky is bustling with life — especially during the spring & summer months. We are confident, with this list, that you’ll be able to find something fun to do! Be sure to contact us if you have any additional fun activities or feedback that you would like to include!