Top 10 History Hunt for Families in Louisville, KY

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Want to incorporate some history into your family fun? These are 10 history-related things for Louisville families to find throughout the city. I’ll give you hints, you go on the hunt. Let your kids try to figure these out on their own first! When you’re done and have found them all, come up with some type of family reward for yourselves!

10. This building was founded in Louisville in 1858 and is the oldest organization of its kind in the U.S. Hint: Try reading with your hands, not with your eyes.

9. There are over 120 metro parks in Louisville. This one is the oldest, acquired in 1880! Hint: This is the only park (that I could see) that has a geometrical shape in its name.

8. Founded in 1798, a famous Thinker sits in front of the main building. Hint: there’s about a 50/50 chance you might be a fan.

7. This person lived in Louisville from 1866 to 1867. Head to the Butchertown area to see his house. Hint: How many light bulbs do you change per month? 

6. Erected in 1834, this building is a distinct feature of Louisville’s downtown skyline. Hint: Part of this building spins in a circle. 

5. This building was built in 1905 during the Andrew Carnegie era. It’s a place where you can start your lifelong learning journey. Hint: If you borrow something, be sure to return it.

4. The first race of this kind was held on May 17, 1875 at this historic place in Louisville. Hint: race + May: you should be able to figure this one out! 

3. This person explored his way west and stopped in Louisville to settle in the city in 1778. Hint: Have you visited the Belvedere lately? 

2. Someone in Louisville is celebrating their 100th birthday this year. Hint: She’s a graceful floater.

1. You can jump all you want on this “bed”, but your landing won’t be soft. Hint: you’ll have to drive over water to find this bed.

By guest contributor: Erin

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