Things To Do in Louisville, KY

August 21st, 2018 by

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Whether you’re looking for Louisville family fun or a historic destination, there’s something for everyone in Louisville, KY. Browse this guide to see our top picks and make the trip from Jeffersonville today.

Louisville Zoo

The Zoo in Louisville offers family fun for all ages. Stop by the Seal and Sea Lion training demonstration, or visit their Splash Park to cool off during the summertime. You can even purchase a ticket for camel rides or participate in a giraffe feeding. They’re always adding new attractions and exhibits, and you can reach them just 15-20 minutes from downtown Louisville or Jeffersonville, IN.

Historical Sites in Louisville, KY

Louisville is home to some of the finest historical sites in Kentucky, including Locust Grove. This 18th-century farm site is home to an expansive Georgian mansion, and Presidents Andrew Jackson and James Monroe both visited the house during their lifetimes. The house includes historic artifacts and a wide range of restored home furnishings, including one of the finest collection of Kentucky furniture in the United States. Daily tours focus on the extensive restoration efforts and daily life at the house. Other historic sites near Louisville include the Thomas Edison House, Farmington Historic Home, and The Brennan House.

Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery

We know what you’re thinking—American brandy in Bourbon country? But the Copper & Kings Distillery has made a name in the Louisville area for their friendly tours, informative tastings, and innovative cocktails. Be sure to visit the Alexander bar on the third floor for charcuterie and a cocktail menu that contains gin, brandy, and even absinthe based cocktails. You can even stop by for weekend brunch. Other top local distilleries near Louisville include the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and Angel’s Envy Distillery.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

A must-see for baseball fans, the Louisville Slugger Museum features rotating exhibits and a collection of bats from Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, David Ortiz, and other legends of the game. There’s even a simulated pitching game along with a batting cage featuring Louisville Slugger bats. If you take the factory tour, you’ll receive at free mini bat after finding out how these bats are made.

More Local Destinations

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