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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won't want to miss MEGA ZIPS; "The World's ONLY FULLY Underground Zip Lines &... more » Owner description: While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won't want to miss MEGA ZIPS; "The World's ONLY FULLY Underground Zip Lines & Adventure Tour" featuring 6 Ziplines and 2 challenge bridges up to 2 hours of adrenaline or MEGA QUEST the ONLY FULLY underground ropes challenge course in the world! Mega QUEST is one of only twenty courses of its kind in the USA. Aerial challenge and ropes courses are the hottest new extreme sport in Europe where thousands of courses are located. For those wanting a lesser thrill, be sure to check out the MEGA TRAM a Historic Tour: Ride and never walk through a part of 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville. Learn about the geology, history, mining techniques, recycling, and green business technology. See where 50,000 people would have been invited to stay during the Cold War Era. The historic tram tour operates mid-January through October. If you are visiting us during the holiday season, be sure to check out Lights Under Louisville: The World's Only FULLY Underground Holiday Light Show. Drive through 1.2 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville, Kentucky as you see and hear the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Offered seasonally mid-November through December. The cavern is transformed into an underground holiday light show with more than 750 lit characters. « less
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Ranked #2 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court.... more » Owner description: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court. It is a showcase of early 1900's lifestyle and craftsmanship-a beautiful and hospitable setting for weddings, special events, and meetings. The House offers tours Wednesday through Friday and on Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm and on Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Also by appointment. Adults-$10 Seniors-$6 Students-$4 Children under the age of 8 are free. We also offer other various discounts. Our tours last just over an hour as the trained docent guide takes groups on a walking, informative tour of the home's 3 floors set up with original family pieces circa 1908. The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is has recently launched a Capital Campaign to raise funds for restoration work on the mansion. Donations are greatly appreciated as this is a 501(c)3 non-profit. More information can be found by visiting our website. Thank you for your interest in the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum! « less
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Ranked #3 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: When you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the... more » Owner description: When you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs offering tours 7 days a week. We can’t wait to say "Welcome!" Come join in the fun! « less
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Ranked #5 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Factory Tours; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory,... more » Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. The award-winning factory tour is a highlight of the visit here, but there's plenty more to enjoy along with it.Admire the World's Biggest Bat - stretching 120 feet into the sky. Hold bats actually used by baseball superstars like Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter. Face down a 90-mph fastball hurled by a major league pitcher. Count the homerun notches Babe Ruth carved into his Louisville Slugger bat for every home run he hit with it. Step into the batting cages and take some swings with a replica model of your hero's bat. Guests even get a free miniature souvenir bat at the end of the factory tour. You can even create a bat with your own name on it, just like the pros. They make great gifts for all kinds of special occasions, from newborn babies, to groomsmen gifts, to team trophies and more. The museum store is also loaded with lots of sporty merchandise for every budget. Be sure to swing by! Please visit our official website for up-to-date hours and admission prices! « less
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Ranked #6 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Historic Sites; Horse Tracks
This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center inspired by the ideals of hometown hero Muhammad Ali. The Ali Center features 2 levels of award-winning exhibits, a five-screen orientation theater film, historic Civil Rights era media footage, video of Ali fights, interactive boxing fun, two art galleries, children's Hope and Dream wall, meeting and event space, retail store and more. « less
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Ranked #9 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Built in 1790, Locust Grove is the former home of the founder of Louisville.
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Ranked #10 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
Famed minor league ball park named after the classic Louisville Slugger baseball bat.
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Nature and Parks
Less hilly and grassier than its local cousins, Cherokee Park is mostly open meadows and woods.
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: ; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Frazier International History Museum, through a partnership with the Royal Armouries in Britain, brings 1,000 years of... more » Owner description: The Frazier International History Museum, through a partnership with the Royal Armouries in Britain, brings 1,000 years of history to life every day through live interpretations by costumed interpreters, multimedia presentations and hands-on learning. « less
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Ranked #13 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Old Louisville is a veritable treasure trove of architecture from the Victorian era, as well as some homes from the early 1900s. The neighborhood is comprised of nearly 1,400... more »

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Ranked #14 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Museums
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Ranked #15 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #16 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #20 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Flame Run is the largest privately owned hotshop in this section of the country. We welcome all visitors, young and old, to... more » Owner description: Flame Run is the largest privately owned hotshop in this section of the country. We welcome all visitors, young and old, to enjoy the beauty and magic of glass with us. « less
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Ranked #21 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Gardens
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Ranked #22 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
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Ranked #24 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Mysterious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The massive five story hospital was built... more » Owner description: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The massive five story hospital was built in 1926 and sits atop Waverly Hill today. It housed 400 patients and was one of the largest facilities of its kind. Waverly served the community through decades of the worse TB outbreak in the country. After closing in 1961, due to the introduction of life saving antibiotics, the hospital reopened in 1962 as "Woodhaven Geriatric Center" which operated the facility until 1982 when it was closed by the state. Ravaged by years of neglect, the present owners have breathed new life into the building by conducting tours though the facility in effort to restore it to a useful asset for the community once again. Waverly has earned her place as one of the most haunted places in the country and has been host to many films and TV shows. During tour season (March – August) Waverly offers several options of visiting. *2hr. Introductory Paranormal Tour which includes a 20 film then a walk through the building.*2hr. Historical walk through tour held one Sunday each month*Public or Private overnight sessions for ghost hunting enthusiasts. For all tour or overnight reservations or inquiries contact the office open daily 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday. « less
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Ranked #25 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #27 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explore 3 floors of exhibit experiences offering interactive science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing movies in... more » Owner description: Explore 3 floors of exhibit experiences offering interactive science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing movies in our NEW 4-story digital theater. « less
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Ranked #29 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.
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Ranked #30 of 59 attractions in Louisville
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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