Top 10 Things to do on your family vacation to Louisville, KY


A family vacation in Louisville

Thinking of coming for vacation in Louisville? Here are some fun things to do with your family. Of course, we have even more ideas all over our website. 

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 start at $10 and go up 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 start at $19. Click here for more info.

Vacation in Louisville

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)

Vacation in Louisville

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 starts at $18 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 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 is around $24 for non-members.

3. Louisville City FC  or Racing Louisville Louisville soccer fans fill the new stadium 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. And, it’s newly renovated! 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 $15-23 and kids 5 and under are free. Click here for more info.

1. Kentucky Kingdom or Holiday World – Kentucky Kingdom is in Louisville and Holiday World is within a day-trip distance. We have a comparison of the two in a post to help you choose what your family would like most, click here. Amusement parks are usually a really popular option on vacations! 


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