Outdoor activities in Louisville

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Outdoor Activities in Louisville

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  • Deborah P
    Cape Girardeau, MO31 contributions
    We had to wait in line FOREVER to get entrance tickets (they definitely need more cashiers!) but the wait was worth it. Nicely laid out, there is a free tram which can save some walking. They have installed fabric statues and luminaries which were fantastic to see which makes up for the lack of animals. This was a worthwhile visit and kids there seemed to enjoy as well.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, KY2,875 contributions
    It was a picture perfect day for a walk.And since I hadn’t been here in a while it seemed a nice change of pace. Generally I just walk around the perimeter of the park but the Goose Creek Trail called out to me. I started near the abandoned old Central State Hospital Cemetery and made my way through this rather secluded dirt path that was quiet and peaceful. In a few more weeks this trail will be bursting with some beautiful fall colors.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Paige M
    Eureka Springs, AR51 contributions
    Enjoyed walking some trails at the nature center and watching birds in their "bird blind". Also got to see a volunteer feed some turtles and sat on a bench in the wildflower garden and listened to the birds and bees. Very relaxing and not too hot even tho the temp was 95.
    Written October 7, 2019
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  • MarkJaci
    Reno, NV207 contributions
    We parked at the north end of Floyd’s Fork section and rode our bikes 15 miles, then returned. Very scenic. Nice curves and be prepared for some hills. Good rest areas with restrooms and water. Highly recommend.
    Written September 2, 2019
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  • Kelly Faris
    3 contributions
    First time paddle-boarding for us and excellent coffee and breakfast to start us off!! The lesson was perfect!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Marin P
    2 contributions
    Came across Classic Biplane Tours in searching interesting things to do in Louisville... and WOW am glad that we did! Honestly it was never on my bucket list but I like trying new things - what a totally unique and fascinating experience! Steve was so kind and informative answering all our questions about the plane, its history, and his operation ahead of time and pointed out interesting landmarks and answered questions as we flew. We learned a ton and felt completely safe -the flight itself was very beautiful and peaceful. You also can take photos and videos as you fly (just hold on tight to your phone) which was cool to be able to share the experience with family. We were very content with the 20-minute flight but would have been happy to stay up there all day!
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • David Z
    1 contribution
    Our driver luke was awesome we had a great time will definitely be back. The bars he recommended we're definitely pretty fun
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Monica B
    6 contributions
    It was so much fun!! Matt was great!! My wife Amy and i went for our anniversary and it was the best day for it! We will definitely go on another ride with them!!! All of the guys that work there are so nice and we reallly learned a lot . The view was amazing!! Thanks so much!!!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • WIlliam T
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience! Wife and I book a trip with a tandem kayak. River was calm, quite, and peaceful. Another huge plus the day we went; river had a slight current down stream. We could have paddled more if we wanted to, but we were able to casual paddle and enjoy the time together as the river moved us along. Very Disneyesque =)

    Definitely will return. A must visit if your in the area and want a nice day date.
    Written August 22, 2022
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  • Marie
    33 contributions
    We took the sightseeing cruise with the band playing. It was very relaxing. The staff were friendly and the boat was clean.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • GrandTour794090
    2 contributions
    Julia was great with us on the Segway tours she is very knowledgeable about Louisville. The ride across the big four bridge was great.
    Written September 21, 2019
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  • Ken
    1 contribution
    We had a wonderful full day with our guide, and we saw some amazing scenery. We highly recommend it.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • JDM771
    Columbus, OH3 contributions
    If you are in the area and have the time we highly recommend a bicycle tour with Louisville Bicycle Tours. The scenery was great and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Written February 18, 2019
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  • Hoosier1960
    Indianapolis, IN173 contributions
    Booked a half-day (4 hours) for my wife and I on Saturday, 10/16/21. Got the waiver signed, was instructed how the bikes operate, allowed to practice in the small parking lot next to the shop, given helmets and even a bike lock (no charge). Each bike had pretty good size pouches on the back for storing wallets, phones, extra layers of clothes, etc. Also had a place on the front handlebar to attach a phone. Were given a map, broken into 4 sections. The map sections aren't the most detailed (in order for them to fit all 4 on both sides of one sheet) so I'll give you some tips to hopefully make it a little easier for you than it was for us. The first map section showed going from the shop to, and through, Cherokee Park (about 5 minutes away from the shop). You may want to try to find a better map of the park as there are many 'Y' intersections and roads that aren't covered on the shop's small map, so we took a few wrong turns trying to get out of the park and to the next section. The second section was going from the park, down the Beargrass Creek Greenway and to the Waterfront Park/Big Four Bridge. Once you come out of the park you're on a sidewalk/trail for a couple hundred yards until you get to the SE corner of the intersection at Grinstead Rd. You will need to cross the intersection twice to get to the NW corner, where the entrance to the Greenway trail starts. The Greenway trail runs along I-64 and then does a 90 degree turn & pops-out on a small dead-end street. Go straight on that dead-end street for about 1/2 a block to where it intersects with Spring St. (again, this isn't obvious on the map). Spring St. has a dedicated bike lane most of the way down it, past the soccer stadium to an intersection under the interstate; you'll see the waterfront park to your right. The entrance to the ramp going up to the bridge deck will be to your right as you come to the intersection after you go north under the interstate. The 3rd map section is showing the waterfront area across the bridge in Jeffersonville, to the Falls of the Ohio State Park. This is as far as we went, but the 4th section continues on until you get to I-64 in New Albany.
    It took us about an hour & fifteen minutes to get to the Waterfront Park from the shop (mainly because of the wrong turns/backtracking in Cherokee Park). We had a leisurely lunch at Harry's Taphouse by the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville, checked out the Falls of the Ohio State Park (didn't go in the museum), and got all the way back to the shop, from the state park, in an hour (with about 20 minutes to spare on our 4 hours). Coming back through Cherokee Park was much shorter and easier (the road around the park is one way) to figure out where you need to go. I'd say we only pedaled about 10% of the time...once you get the hang of the electric motor and throttle you really won't want to pedal! :-)
    I'm a road bike person and my wife is a "ride a few miles around our small town" bike person, so neither of us had used an electric bike before. Also, I'm 61 & the wife is 55, so if we can figure it out and have a great time after a short, informative instruction and "trial by fire", anybody can.
    We'd definitely do it again and recommend it, and this shop to anyone.
    Written October 18, 2021
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  • Charlene A
    Bloomington, IN637 contributions
    We found Betsy and her team while searching online. It was well worth the three-hour trip from home to give our granddaughter an extremely delightful and positive one-on-one riding experience. Can not say enough about Miss Anna, Betsy, and the whole operation. Wish we lived closer!
    Written August 7, 2018
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