Want to spend a day in Louisville, Kentucky? It’s not the right time of year of the Kentucky Derby, but you can still find something fun and interesting to do there. Here are four things to do that you’ll love.
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Every Little League baseball player knows the name Louisville Slugger. The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is 16,000 square feet of exhibition space with a section where you can learn about the production of bats. Located along “Museum Row” in downtown Louisville, it has many historical bats on display, including the one that Babe Ruth used to hit his last home run with the New York Yankees.
Take A River Cruise
The Belle of Louisville was built in 1914, by James Rees & Sons Company, Pittsburgh, PA, named Idlewild. It is the oldest steam powered paddle boat in the U.S. Two hour cruises are offered for sightseeing or buffet for brunch, lunch, dinner, Harbor History, Dance, Moonshine, Craft Beer and many more Special Events. Check the website for times and rates for tickets.
Go To The Zoo
The Louisville Zoo exhibits more than 1,100 animals on 134 acres of natural settings representing zoogeographical areas, specific habitat types or special education areas including: Glacier Run, Africa, Islands, New World Exhibits (North, Central and South America), Australian Outback, the HerpAquarium and the Metazoo Education Center. The Zoo’s award-winning Islands, Gorilla Forest and Glacier Run exhibits have been recognized by AZA for their excellence and innovation. You can see polar bears, or ride a camel!
Colonel Sanders Mini Museum
Located at 301 S 4th Street, this mini museum is dedicated to the man who started Kentucky Fried Chicken with his 11 secret herbs and spices. Take a selfie with a wax figure of Sanders, read a timeline of his life, and see some of the suits he wore. On display is one of his original pressure cookers, and some of the commercials for the company. What a fun place!