Things To Do in Louisville

Eleanor R.

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If you’re planning on coming an extra day or two in Louisville before or after Reset, this is the post for you!  We have scoped out all the best tourist destinations in the area, and we hope you’ll be able to take advantage of all the city has to offer!

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory :: This is such a fun stop!  See how the original Louisville Slugger bat is made first-hand on a walkthrough tour of their factory.  Be sure to grab a free bat “nub” on your way out!  Then hit up the museum where you’ll get the chance to hold a bat swung by some of the greatest Major Leaguers in history!  And there’s a gift shop as well where you can purchase your own Louisville Slugger to take home. Admission starts at $8.

Reset Conference staff takes on the batting cage at Louisville Slugger Museum

The Reset Conference staff takes on the batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum! L to R: Halee Cross, Rebekah Albaugh, Holly Smith, Ebby Lowry, Kellie Penn

MegaQuest at Mega Caverns

MegaQuest at Mega Caverns, photo courtesy Louisville LCVB, #LouisvilleLove

Mega Cavern :: Do you crave adventure?  You won’t want to miss one the coolest places in Louisville, built inside an underground cave. Try one of 4 adventure options — Mega Zips (ziplining), Mega Quest (obstacle course), Mega Tram (historic tram tour through the cave), and Mega Bikes (electric bike tour).

Fun for all, ages 5+, prices starting at $10.99.

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Derby Museum & Churchill Downs :: While there aren’t any horse races happening in March, you are still able to take in all that Churchill Downs has to offer with tours of the facilities, and the Derby Museum. In the two-story museum, you will journey with a horse from birth to his run at the Derby.  You’ll also learn the history of the race itself, and all the traditions that go along with it. Along with your museum general admission, you can participate in the historic walking tour of Churchill Downs. Other riding tours available also for an additional fee, including ones where you can see the back end of the stables and even see some horses! Admission starts at $8.

 

Louisville Zoo :: The Louisville Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals on 134 acres and is open year-round. It boasts many attractions like a splash pad (probably not warm enough in March though!), a carousel, a shuttle, multiple playgrounds, gift shops, camel rides, and a petting zoo. Admission starts at $11.75.

experience bourbon at Evan Willliams

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (Photo by Marty Pearl/Special to the LCVB)

Bourbon Tours :: Visit the “urban” distilleries that Louisville has to offer – the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, and Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. within the Louisville city limits. The tours and experiences are all unique, but they include bottling your own bourbon, tastings, small batch classes, gift shops, and loads of history. The Jim Beam stillhouse is less than a block from our hotel, the Seelbach!

Varying admission, starting at $10.

Big Four Bridge (this is right next to where a couple of our shootouts will take place!) :: Waterfront Park is a scenic stretch along the Ohio River that winds along the northern and western edges of Louisville. The pedestrian bridge stretches from the park across the river to Jeffersonville, IN. More than 1.5 million people visit this bridge every year! Big Four also hosts a fantastic light show every night from twilight until 1 a.m. You won’t want to miss it!

Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville

Muhammad Ali Center, photo courtesy LCVB #LouisvilleLove

Muhammad Ali Center :: This museum showcases the life and legacy of “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, who was born and raised in Louisville. The interactive exhibits use technology, video, artifacts, countless photos, and more to walk you through his life story from Cassius Clay to how he became “The Champ.” Admission starts at $9.

We hope that you can make a little extra time on your stay in Louisville to check out one or two of these great attractions. There is so much to do, see, eat, drink, and enjoy! #LouisvilleLove

 

 

 

 

Eleanor R.
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