Two Day Adventure Experience
Breakfast - 8UP ELEVATED DRINKERY & KITCHEN* - This dazzling rooftop restaurant offers unparalleled views of the city as you get ready for your day of exploring Louisville. Start with a hearty breakfast ranging from omelets to pancakes to sausage and grits.
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.
BULLIET FRONTIER WHISKEY EXPERIENCE AT STITZEL-WELLER - One of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry. Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935, now home to Bulleit, Blade & Bow, IW Harper and Orphan Barrel.
Lunch – BURGER BOY DINER* – For more than 50 years, this old-school diner has been slinging burgers in Old Louisville. From burgers to rib-eye sandwiches, stop by to discover why Thrillist included Burger Boy Diner in their list of “Where Are the Best Burgers in Louisville?”
FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM - Located along “Museum Row,” the Frazier History Museum takes guests on a journey through 1,000 years of history with interactive and ever-changing exhibits, performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs.
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.
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 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!
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 life and the core principles that fueled his journey to become the “Greatest of All Time.” You can even 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.
Dinner - MAYAN CAFÉ* - Situated among East Market’s NULU district, the Mayan Café fuses traditional Mayan flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques with local, farm-to-table ingredients.
After Dinner - COPPER & KINGS BRAND DISTILLERY ALEX&NDER BAR - Located on the third floor of Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, Alex&nder is a great way to finish the day with classic cocktails and the best views of downtown Louisville.
Breakfast - ATLANTIC NO. 5* - Nestled along Museum Row in downtown Louisville, Atlantic No. 5 is a way to start your day with a light breakfast and cup of coffee or tea.
KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER – Explore three floors of exciting, interactive, and hands-on exhibits. You can explore the mysteries of space and gain an astronauts’ point of view when you climb inside a space capsule. Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt as you follow the story of a 2,500-year-old mummy.
EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON EXPERIENCE – This artisanal distillery celebrates the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller. Guests will journey through an immersive tour experience that brings to life the history and traditions of Kentucky’s native spirit complete with a tasting of those spirits.
Lunch - WAGNER’S PHARMACY* – The history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs is written on the walls of Wagner’s Pharmacy. Opened in 1922, and featured in everything from the Los Angeles Time to Southern Living to the movie “Secretariat,” Wagner’s is a must for breakfast before heading over to explore Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
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.
GHEENS SCIENCE HALL & RAUCH PLANETARIUM - Where else can you immerse yourself in space and then rock out to your favorite rock band? There’s something for everyone whether you’re 10 or 100. Don’t miss out on this out-of-this-world experience to explore the sky above us.
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.
Dinner - OSKAR’S SLIDER BAR* – This restaurant is popular with locals for is American slider and Scandinavian-influenced bites in a unique, northern-themed atmosphere that includes craft cocktails featuring Aquavit, a Scandinavian spirit. DESSERT - SNOWHAT LOUISVILLE* - Head across the street to ShoWhat Louisville to enjoy authentic New Orleans style snoballs that are made with soft, fluffy snow and all-natural ingredients.
After Dinner - LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN – A man-made, 17-mile cavern lies beneath the city of Louisville, and is home to four unique attractions. One of the largest caverns in the U.S., the Louisville Mega Cavern offers a historical tram tour of the cavern, the Mega Quest ropes course, the only underground zip line course—Mega Zips, and first of its kind Mega Underground Bikes Course with over 12 miles of interconnected trails.
*Restaurants listed are recommended based on location in relation to the itinerary stops before and after meals and relation to theme of itinerary. For more dining ideas, search by cuisine or neighborhood. Click here.