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Family Fun & Local Attractions

Louisville is anentirely different type of Southern. From boundary pushing twists on Southern cuisine that have made Louisville one of the “10 Best New Food Cities” in America to the one and only Urban Bourbon Experience featuring the world’s only city-wide trail filled with award-winning micro-distilleries, exhibits and craft cocktail destinations. Then discover one-of-a-kind attractions like the legendary Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center. And, that’s just your first day here. 

Louisville has blossomed as a booming center for independent art, music and business. Museums, galleries and interpretive centers are well-known to Louisville. The Kentucky Science Center is Kentucky's largest hands-on science center and features interactive exhibits, IMAX films, educational programs and technology networks. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft promotes excellence in art, craft, applied arts and design. The Muhammad Ali Center features Louisville native Muhammad Ali's boxing memorabilia.

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)perpetuates the ideals of the American war for independence and the founding of our nation. The Speed Art Museum is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Kentucky. Several local history museums can be found in the Louisville area such as The Filson Historical Society, the Portland Museum, Historic Locust Grove, and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum.

The Belle of Louisville is the oldest Mississippi-style steamboat in operation in the United States. The United States Marine Hospital of Louisville, Fort Knox, U.S. Bullion Depository, the General George Patton Museum, the Farmington Historic Plantation, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, and the Little Loomhouse are also located in Louisville.

The Kentucky Center features a variety of plays and concerts. This is also the home of the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, StageOne Family Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. 

Actors Theatre of Louisville is in the city's urban cultural district and hosts the Humana Festival of New American Plays each spring. Louisville is home to a fast-growing independent theatre scene. Theatre 502, Savage Rose Classical Theatre, The Bard's Town Theatre Company, The Liminal Playhouse, Looking For Lilith, Bunbury Theatre Company, Louisville Repertory Theatre, Louisville Improvisors, Pandora Productions, Eve Theatre Company, Squallis Puppeteers and Baby Horse Theatre all curate full seasons of contemporary, classical and experimental work.

Iroquois Park is the home of the renovated Iroquois Amphitheater, which hosts a variety of musical concerts in a partially covered outdoor setting.

Louisville offers a variety of attractions to explore!

Bardstown Road

A Louisville locale that highlights this scene is Bardstown Road, an area located in the heart of the Highlands. Bardstown Road is known for its cultural diversity and local trade. The majority of the businesses along Bardstown Road include coffee shops, clothing stores and art galleries which are all locally owned and operated businesses. Though Bardstown Road is only about one mile (1.6 km) long, this strip constitutes much of the city's culture and diverse lifestyle contributing to the unofficial "Keep Louisville Weird" slogan. Just a few blocks down the road was ear X-tacy, a local record store that was a fixture in the Louisville music scene for many years until late 2011.

Ford Kentucky Truck Plant

Kentucky Truck Plant is an automobile manufacturing plant owned by Ford Motor Company in Louisville, Kentucky. The 4,626,490-square-foot (429,815 m2) plant on 500 acres (2.0 km2) opened in 1969 and currently employs a total of 8,500 people. It is located at 3001 Chamberlain Lane in the Northeast corner of the city. The plant houses approximately 30 miles (48 km) of conveyor belts. Expansions over the last 24 months have almost doubled the square footage to include a new paint facility, new body shop for aluminum chassis' in 2016, a new stacker, and a new tire production facility. And, the final size is yet to be completed. Vehicle output average is 88 vehicles per hour between two assembly lines. The F-250 to F-550 Ford Super Duty line of trucks is currently manufactured here. At one time, medium and heavy trucks (semis) and over the road haulers were built here including the Ford L-Series trucks named for Louisville. The Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant also manufactures the Ford Expedition (both regular and EL/Max larger models) and Lincoln Navigator (both regular and L versions) alongside the F250, 350, 450 and 550. The plant started this additional production in January 2009.

Iroquois Park

Iroquois Park is the home of the renovated Iroquois Amphitheater which hosts a variety of musical concerts in a partially covered outdoor setting.

Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom (formerly known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom) is an amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky. The 63-acre park includes a collection of amusement rides and a water park named Hurricane Bay.


The Snead Manufacturing Building located at 815 W. Market St. is a multi-use facility housing two working glass studios (two glass galleries), a Walk-In Workshop and tours by appointment.

Howard Steamboat Museum

Step into the Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home was built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville. The Howard Steamboat Museum features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, intricate carvings throughout and even a grand staircase! Master craftsmen from the shipyard created much of the decor in the mansion. Howard built steamboats including the luxurious J.M. White (featured to the left), the speedy City of Louisville and the popular Indiana. Models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models and other artifacts abound at this unique Jeffersonville museum. The Howard Steamboat Museum is open year round with personal, informative tours offered.

Louisville Zoo

Louisville Zoo is a non-profit organization dedicated to “Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet” by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in conservation education. The Zoo’s collections include botanical gardens accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The Louisville Zoo is also an agency of the Louisville Metro Government. The Louisville Zoo is dedicated to providing stimulating environments for Zoo animals to enhance their well-being and enrich the quality of their lives. We share many of our animal training sessions on a daily basis to engage visitors, allow them to meet zookeepers, and to learn more about our animal ambassadors and how to support conservation programs.

Renaissance Fun Park

Renaissance Fun Park is the destination for family fun in Louisville featuring Laser Tag, Go Karts, Mini Golf, Arcades, birthday parties, group events, company events and picnics.

Louisville Theatres & Performing Arts

Louisville is home to a fast-growing independent theatre scene curating full seasons of contemporary, classical and experimental work: