Of all the tourist attractions in Louisville, these ten are some of the most interesting and entertaining stops you can make while you are in the area. There is something for everyone in this charming southern town. As the second largest city in the state, this city is a great place to enjoy some time in a large city without feeling too overcrowded. The size of the city helps bring a large number of tourists to the area every year to see a number of different attractions. No matter what you enjoy doing, you will find something you love here.
10. Apocalypse Brewery
With all the other things to do in Louisville, Apocalypse Brewery might not stand out to you, but it should. With 32 different flavors that rotate into circulation in groups of 10, you will have a different experience every time you walk in the door. The brewery is apocalypse themed, and the taproom is even called the “Fallout Shelter.” The brewery is open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, the brewery is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Saturday, the doors open an hour earlier. Doors open at 1 p.m. on Sunday and close at 7 p.m.
9. Louisville Zoo
Kids will love taking a trip to the Louisville Zoo. With many different species of plants and animals, you will be able to truly experience nature in a fun way. If you want to visit the zoo, you should consider checking the website to see the hours, as they do change. Ticket costs vary depending on visitor age and season, so be sure to check out the zoo’s website for full pricing details. If you want to take a behind the scenes tour, that is an option, but it is fairly pricey with tours starting at $250.
8. Kentucky Derby Museum
If you are interested in horseracing, you should definitely stop at the Kentucky Derby Museum. This museum is based on the most famous horse race in the United States: the Kentucky Derby. In the museum, you will find exhibits about past races and horses in general. Exhibits will showcase every aspect of the Derby, so you will get to experience the race in a whole new way. There are a number of different tour options, so check the website for details on tours and pricing. You may also want to book your tour in advance to make sure you don’t have to wait.
7. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
For a little break from the norm with your friends, you should stop by Evan Williams. Located on “Whiskey Row,” visitors enjoy taking tours of the distillery and learning all about how bourbon is made at Evan Williams. After your tour, stop by the tasting room and sample a number of different bourbons that are made at the very facility you just explored. Keep in mind that although children can go on the tour, everyone in your party must have a valid ID to participate in tastings. Hours and pricing details are available on the company’s website.
6. Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Baseball fans will love touring the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. At the factory, you can see firsthand how baseball bats are made. If you want your own personalized bat, you can request one at the beginning of your tour and it can be ready for you when you leave. Tours usually take about 30 minutes, but it can take around two hours to go through the factory and the museum. Admission costs $12 per adult, $7 for kids from six to 12 and free for children five years old or younger.
5. Beckley Creek Park
For a free adventure during your trip, bring your family to Beckley Creek Park. At Beckley Creek Park, you can have a romantic picnic with your significant other at the Lake Overlook, walk the Egg Lawn trail and see a number of different sites. The Egg Lawn is a large lawn area where you can fly kites and playing Frisbee. If you want to visit an overlook, there are many different spots where you can get great views. The best part about Beckley Creek Park is that it is open from dawn to dusk, so you don’t need to do much planning for your visit.
4. City Taste Tours
If you only have a weekend to spend eating in Louisville, you should take a City Taste Tour. The company has a few different tour options for you to choose from, but the most popular is the Everything Tour. The Everything Tour costs $59 per person, but you will get to experience a few truly special restaurants in area, and get drinks. The Progressive Tour makes three stops and you will not be disappointed. This tour costs $89 per person. You should plan ahead and make a reservation today if you are interested in taking one of these tours.
3. Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
Also called Conrad’s Castle, this house is located in the largest Victorian neighborhood in the country. The three-story Conrad-Caldwell House Museum has tours from Wednesday to Sunday. The museum has exhibits and events at different times, so if you and your family are interested in attending one of those, you should visit the museum’s website. Tours usually take between 60 and 90 minutes, so you will need to set aside an ample amount of time for your visit. The hours are listed on the museum’s website, as well. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $4 for students.
2. Louisville Mega Cavern
At Louisville Mega Cavern, you can tour the cave in the most unique ways possible. One option would be to zipline through the area to get amazing views of the cavern. The fun zipline tour can be up to two and a half hours, so keep that in mind when you are planning your trip. There is also a tour tram that leads visitors around the cavern in large groups. If you are mega adventurous, you can also do the Mega Quest, which is an underground aerial ropes course. It is the only one of its kind in the world, so it is truly the most unique experience you can have in this city. Check the company website for pricing information.
1. Breakout Louisville
Breakout Louisville is a cool experience that you won’t be able to get just anywhere. The whole point of this game is to escape it. With your group, you will work together to solve puzzle and crack codes to breakout of whatever situation you are in before time runs out. There are a few different rooms you can choose to breakout of, but you will probably want to make a reservation to ensure that you get the room of your choice. These games are ideal for between two and eight people, so you should consider that before making your reservation.
Regardless of the size of your group and what each person enjoys, you should be able to find many fun things to do while you are staying in this city. With so many places to visit in Louisville, you will have a really difficult time selecting what you should do while you are visiting. If you have children, check out a number of the child-friendly opportunities in the city. If you aren’t traveling with kids, there are many things that are perfect for a romantic weekend or time with your adult family and friends.