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Things to Do In Louisville

  • Louisville Slugger Museum: Make your trip to Louisville a memorable one with a visit to this Slugger Museum which is home to the world’s biggest baseball bat. This unique building is as a landmark of Louisville and stands distinguished from other nearby buildings. The Baseball bat it owns is 120 feet tall, made from hollow carbon steel and weighs 34 tons.  The bat leans against the building and was erected in 1995. This place has become a great tourist attraction since then.

  • Louisville Zoo: Give your kids a pleasant outing by taking them to the Louisville zoo. The zoo spread itself on an area of 135 acres and is home to over 1300 wild animals.  The zoo also organizes award winning exhibits and special events that attract visitors in large number. This zoo has been accredited by American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). It is worth sparing time to visit the Louisville Zoo.

  • E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park: Have fun with your complete family in this beautiful Louisville State Park. This park has a large variety of outdoor and indoor activities which include badminton, basketball, volleyball, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and weight room along with 12 lighted tennis courts, 10 soccer fields, 3 lighted softball fields, a mile-long fitness trail, a 1¼ mile nature trail, a permanent BMX track, a Model Aircraft airfield, a dog park, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. Now what else one could dream of inside a park! It is a complete entertainment spot perfect to visit with the family and kids.

  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom: This is one of the best tourist attractions in Louisville. Covering a vast area this amusement park lots of thrilling rides, a water park and ‘Chang’, one of the world's longest steel stand-up roller coasters. This park covers 58 acres of land out of which 38acres belongs to Kentucky State Fair Board. Don’t miss the fun, rock and party hard at the Six Flag Kentucky Kingdom.

  • Waterfront Park: This Park is very near to the downtown area and is a hot spot for recreational and fun activities. This park is built in an area of 72 acres giving the visitors enough space to relax all day or indulge in recreational activities available in the park. The park also has a large playground where you can play games, do jogging or spend time as you like. This place is just right for a family picnic as the environment is calm and soothing.

  • Portland Museum: This museum dedicates itself to the city’s river heritage and showcases it by display of newsreels of 1937 flood, along with a light and sound show. Built in 1978 but its exhibits were moved to Beech Grove Estate mansion on Portland Avenue in 1982. There are several gardens situated just behind the museum which are replicas of gardens that the original owners had during 19 century. This museum is thus worth visiting.

  • Louisville Science Center: It is a must see for young and old, this incredible Science Center has various fun and educative activities that give a better understanding of science, mathematics and technology. Especially a do not miss for kids as they get a chance to explore the world of technology along with some fun filled activities. More than half million people visit this place annually and the number of students is quite large in this visit count.

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  • Kentucky Derby: Those of you who are fond of horse races must visit this Kentucky Derby in Louisville. This is a high risk equine race for pedigree horses, held yearly in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. Thoroughbred racetrack Churchill Downs, opened in 1875, hosts the race each year. The Kentucky Derby heralds the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. SO plan your tour accordingly so that you can enjoy both the festival as well as the derby at Louisville.

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