One Day Family Experience
Breakfast – 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. Try on the jockey silks and climb aboard a race horse to see who in the family has wins bragging rights. Tour the historic Churchill Downs and see the famous track up-close.
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.
Lunch - LUIGI’S PIZZERIA* - Nestled along Museum Row, take a break from exploring Louisville to enjoy some homemade, authentic Italian fare.
KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER - Explore three floors of exciting, interactive and hands-on exhibits that offer fun for the whole family. 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.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM & FACTORY - Located along Louisville “Museum Row,” you can’t miss the 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger bat welcoming you to the museum and factory. See how the famous Louisville Slugger bats are made, and hold bats actually used by baseball superstars. Experience what it’s like to face a 90-mile-per-hour fastball or take a swing with historic replica bats in the batting cages.
FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK - Roam around on 390-million-year-old fossil beds that are among the largest, naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world located next to (and sometimes under) the Ohio River. While you’re there, explore the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center to learn more about the falls helped with the development of Louisville and where Lewis & Clark began their westward expedition.
Dinner - JOE’S CRAB SHACK* - Enjoy a casual but lively dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack where you can sit on the deck and watch the boats float by.
After Dinner - BIG FOUR PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE – Originally built as a railroad bridge in 1895, the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge opened to the public in 2013 and spans the Ohio River connecting Louisville to Southern Indiana. As you stroll across the bridge, watch the boats pass beneath you, and as day turns into night, the Big Four Bridge comes alive at night with state-of-the-art lighting that bathe the ironwork in vibrant colors that highlight the strength, beauty and history of the bridge.