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Three Day Adventure Experience

Day One

Breakfast - ZEGGZ* - Breakfast, lunch and brunch—Fresh. Casual. Fast. Before heading to the park for an outdoor adventure, fuel up on the Build Your Own Brunch, the Eiffel Tower, the Kentucky Pound Cake or the Hot Brown Benedict.

PARKLANDS OF FLOYDS FORK – One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands where built to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure. Explore four parks linked by a park drive in this first-rate urban trail system that features a remarkable water fall that is part of a classic Kentucky stream—Floyds Fork. The Parklands features hiking trails, multi-use paths, playgrounds, road biking and mountain bike trails, guided hikes, and canoeing/paddling opportunities—all within four parks.

BLUEGRASS INDOOR KARTING - Determine who’s the fastest in the family at Bluegrass Indoor Karting. Experience speeds up to 40-mph on this 1000’ indoor go-kart track.

Lunch - 80/20 @ KAELIN’S RESTAURANT* - Originally opened in 1934 as a family restaurant that provided memories for generations of Louisvillians, Kaelin’s Restaurant became known as the “birthplace of the cheeseburger” for over 70 year. Reopened & reimagined a few years ago as 80/20 @ Kaelin’s Restaurant, pays homage to the original restaurant with some new elements mixed in.

LOUISVILLE ZOO – Home to more than 1,700 animals, the Louisville Zoo is dedicated to creating a bond between people, animals and the planet. See live gorillas up-close, walk below a polar bear sleeping above you, catch the wings of the world bird show, pet or feed an animal during your visit. There’s a lot to do and explore within the Louisville Zoo.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM - Experience the greatest 2 minutes in racing at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Be a part of the thrills and traditions of the race as you watch the “Greatest Race” in a 360-degree theatre. Step into the announcer’s booth and call the play-by-play for the race, or try on the jockey silks and climb aboard a race horse to see who in the family has first place bragging rights. Tour the historic Churchill Downs to learn the history of the track and see up close the famous track itself. Before leaving, be sure to grab an afternoon snack, like a slice of the famous Derby Pie or Bourbon Bread Pudding, at the Derby Café.

Dinner Cruise - BELLE OF LOUISVILLE – Cruise along the Ohio River aboard the oldest operating river steamboat in the country and enjoy a Kentucky-inspired lunch buffet. The paddlewheel-driven Belle of Louisville was built 1914, and is the only river steamboat to reach 100 years old. Take a tour and see her massive steam-powered engines that date to the mid-1890s. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a wonderful meal, live music, see life along the river banks and cruise beneath some bridges.

After Dinner - STEVIE RAY’S BLUES BAR* - As one of Louisville’s oldest blues bars, this bustling bar is home to live music six nights a week and showcases all genres of music from blues to Motown.

Day Two

Breakfast - TOAST ON MARKET* - Begin the day with a fabulous breakfast of pancakes, French toast or omelets at Toast on Market, located in the NULU gallery district in downtown Louisville.

INDIANA CAVERNS – Spend part of the day exploring Indiana’s longest cage. Your tour will include an underground boat ride, an amazing waterfall, ice age bones, examining a diverse ecosystem and lots of rock formations.

LunchPORKLAND BBQ* - On your way back from Indiana Caverns to downtown, jump off the interstate into the historic Portland Neighborhood to refuel on homemade BBQ and delicious sides. All proceeds from the restaurant go back into the community so neighbors from near and far are invited to come share some BBQ!

MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER - Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville’s native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn the story behind Ali’s incredible live and the core principles that fueled his journey to become the “Greatest of All Time.” You can event step into the boxing ring and take on the Champ, see a replica of the infamous red bike that started his boxing career, and get an up-close look at the Olympic torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

OLD FORESTER - Returning to Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” Old Forester harkens back to the heritage and authenticity of America’s First Bottled Bourbon in a state-of-the-art facility that celebrates Old Forester’s origins, and the role of bourbon in Louisville’s history. Now open: George’s Bar, named for Old Forester’s founder George Garvin Brown.

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM & FACTORY - You can’t miss the 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger bat welcoming you to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. See how the famous bats are made, hold bats actually used by baseball’s superstars, experience what it’s like to face a 90-mile-per-hour fastball, or take a sing with historic replica bats in the batting cages. You even get to take a mini Slugger bat home with you!

DinnerGRIFF'S* - Louisville’s own, Dr. Dunkenstein—Darrell Griffith, opened Griff’s, a sports-themed restaurant, that reflects his favorite dishes from years of travel in the NBA, so there is something for everyone on the menu. While you’re enjoying your meal, you may get to meet the “Dr.” since he likes to stop by the restaurant to meet and chat with guests.

After Dinner - LIBRARY BAR*–Nestled inside the Omni Hotel, the Library Bar is the perfect place to wind down your day and indulge in Louisville’s bourbon culture with locally inspired cocktails. One warmer evenings, you could also head up to THE WATER COMPANY, the Omni’s rooftop pool and bar located on the third floor of the hotel, where you can rest, relax and socialize with downtown Louisville as a backdrop.

Day Three

Breakfast - 8UP ELEVATED DRINKERY & KITCHEN* – Be dazzled by outdoor & indoor eating experiences that offer the best unparalleled views of Louisville, 8UP is great way to begin your day with a filling breakfast before heading out to explore the city.

TROLLEY DE VILLE – Enjoy a 75-minute narrated city tour featuring over 30 attractions aboard an authentic, climate controlled trolley with brass rails, bells and more! You’ll roll through downtown Louisville, along Museum Row, see the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs, and meander through Old Louisville which features the largest collection of Victorian-style homes in America. Learn interesting facts and trivia about your new favorite place to visit!

KENTUCKY PEERLESS DISTILLERY - Located just down the street from Over the 9 resides Kentucky Peerless Distillery. While it is one of the newest distilleries in Louisville, it is an old family brand that is steeped in four generations of rich history dating back to the 1860s.

LunchMOLLY MALONES IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT (HIGHLANDS)* - Louisville has a collection of stories and what better way to live them than grabbing a pint and relaxing with great company. Come enjoy traditional Irish pub fare and, of course, some Irish libations. After lunch, grab some dessert at STEELCITY POPS, and choose a sweet treat to enjoy.

CAVE HILL CEMETERY SELF-GUIDED TOUR – Built in 1848, this 296-acre cemetery is the final resting places for many of Louisville famous citizens from Bourbon Barons to J. Graham Brown (the inventor of the Hot Brown) to Colonel Sanders to Muhammad Ali. Cave Hill Cemetery is also an outdoor museum with many hundreds of exquisite works of monumental art marking the gravesite of Louisville citizens; one of the finest arboretums in the United States with over 500 varieties of trees and shrubs; and home to a large selection of waterfowl who live along one of the five lakes within the grounds.

LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN – After being an active limestone rock quarry, the Mega Cavern stretches for 17 miles under the city of Louisville, including parts of the Watterson Expressway and the Louisville Zoo. This year-round attraction is home to four very different one-of-a-kind attractions like the trams tours exploring the history of cavern, to a ropes course, the world’s only underground zip line course and the world’s only underground bike park. Let your underground adventure begin today.

DinnerWHISKEY DRY* - This casual, modern spot exudes a sophisticated vibe with elevated pub grub and whiskey-centric cocktails.

NightlifeTHE THIRSTY PEDALER – Take an evening tour of downtown Louisville in the most unique way—a 15-person bicycle! The Thirsty Pedaler provides the driver and all you need to do is push the pedals during this mobile pub crawl that stops at 2 to 3 Louisville bars/restaurants and provides a quick history tour of downtown.

Looking for a ride downtown? All Lou Lift rides are free!