Top 10 Things to do on your family vacation to Louisville, KY
10. Belle of
Louisville While sightseeing cruises
on the Belle of Louisville are not available in the coldest winter months, this
is one of my family’s favorite summertime activities. Tickets range from $12-42, depending on the
season, time of day, and whether you do the buffet. There is a snack bar and drink bar available
for most cruises. Click here for more info.
9. Louisville Zoo The Louisville Zoo is open year round and
provides a great opportunity for family fitness and learning. The newly-opened award-winning Glacier Run
exhibit is alone worth the price of admission.
Tickets range from $10.50-17.95. Click here for more info.
8. Muth’s Candies Check out the unique shops and restaurants in
the Nulu district, including Muth’s Candy Company to try Modjeskas. The Modjeska is a
uniquely Louisvillian candy, invented here and named after a famous Polish
actress who worked in Louisville in the 1880s.
7. My Old Kentucky
Home State Park This historic park
was the inspiration for Stephen Collins Foster’s song My Old Kentucky Home. Tour
guides dress in period attire and tell the story of the generations that lived
in the home. Click here for more details. (See our review here)
6. Kentucky Derby
Museum The Kentucky Derby Museum has
something to offer every member of the family from the 360 degree movie to the
Urban Bourbon exhibit. Admission is
$6-14 and kids under 5 are free.
5. Waterfront Park There are always special events going on at Louisville Waterfront Park, but even just walking through the great lawn and playing on one of the many
playgrounds and spraygrounds can be a wonderful adventure. Check out all of our recent ideas here. Best of all, it’s free!
4. Kentucky Science
Center The Kentucky Science Center has something for everyone, from
educational IMAX movies to the many hands-on exhibits for all ages. Admission ranges from $5-18.
3. Louisville City FC Louisville soccer fans fill Slugger Field to cheer on our favorite local pro team in purple. It’s an affordable, family fun thing to do together and the games run from March-September so much of the year, you can schedule a time to go!
2. The Louisville
Slugger Museum I admit it: I only
recently discovered this place myself. I
can’t believe it took me so long to find this amazing monument to the great
game of baseball as well as the place where they make the world-famous
Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The
tour guides are passionate, which makes the tours a lot of fun. Tickets range from $6-11 and kids 5 and under
are free. Click here for more
1. Twin Glass Studios Louisville has an amazing art culture,
including several hot shops in the area. This new kid on the block happens to be one of my favorite glass studios
because it is so family friendly. The
owner designed the space specifically to accommodate families and groups who
wanted an intimate blow-your-own or fused-glass experience. Just don’t leave this to the last day of your
trip, as your work of art has to cool down slowly in a kiln overnight. Most projects range from $40-60. Click here for
By guest contributor: Maggie