Two Day Family Experience
Breakfast - DISH ON MARKET* - Built in 1904 as the first motion picture theater in the city, the building eventually became a coffee saloon. Known for such entrees as the Truman’s Breakfast (named after the former President) and for having the No. 1 burger in the city, according to LEO.
MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER - Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn the story behind Ali’s incredible life and the core principles that fueled his journey 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 Atlanta Olympics.
FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM - Explore over 1,000 years of history throughout the Frazier History Museum with interactive exhibits, hands-on learning opportunities, and seeing history come to life through costumed actors who bring visitors face-to-face with some of the events and people who changed the world. While at the Frazier Museum, be sure to check out “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition,” showing now through September 10.
Lunch 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.
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.
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.
DINNER* & SHOPPING - SHOP AMERICA-OUTLETS OF THE BLUEGRASS – Just a quick 10-minute drive from Louisville, check out the fashionable finds at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass like Nike, Old Navy, Kate Spade and many more. If you’re struck by hunger, be sure to check out the many dining option while you’re there from Johnny Rockets to Little Italy. (Open until 9 pm.)
Breakfast - PLEASE & THANK YOU* - This small-batch southern bakery and coffee house is located in the Nulu district. Start your day with some fresh coffee and a hot pastry. While you’re there, explore Mr. Friendly’s Records room in the back of the shop and be surrounded by all things analog—cassettes, records and maybe an 8-track or two!
STONEWARE ART FACTORY - Louisville Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen, and garden since 1815. During your tour, you’ll follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece, and along the way you’ll be able to touch the pieces in their various states.
SPEED ART MUSEUM – Explore the Speed’s collections, spanning more than 6,000 years of human creativity, culture, and experiences that inspire curiosity, build visual literacy and teach about the world around us. After a recent expansion project, the Speed Museum has something for everyone—modern art, classical pieces, regional history, and hands-on learning for the younger crowd in the Art Sparks area.
Lunch - SHACK IN THE BACK BBQ* - Before heading over to zipline through the woods, fuel up at Shack in the Back BBQ. Located in an original log home built in 1896 in the heart of Fairdale, KY, Shack in the Back BBQ slow smokes meats the old-fashioned way!
ZIPLINE KINGDOM – This unique three-hour, highly interactive experience allows you to enjoy the view of Jefferson Memorial Forest’s beautiful wooded terrain from 30 feet up. The zipline also connects you with 39 different activities, among them Tarzan swings, a zig-zag suspended bridge, rope ladders, a log swing, a plank crossing, a half trapeze, a net tunnel, and a “flying carpet.”
RIVERSIDE, THE FARNSLEY-MOREMAN LANDING - This historic site southwest of Louisville stands atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River. The house, built in 1837, is the centerpiece of 300 acres and stands as a testament to the role of agriculture along the Ohio played in developing the country. Visitors have a chance to explore the house and grounds.
Dinner – MIKE LINNIG’S* – Famous since 1925, this Louisville Landmark and tradition is nestled in a shady grove along the Ohio River. Mike Linnig’s has been dishing up great food and seafood at family prices for many years, including being voted as having the Best Fish Sandwich and Best Onion Rings in the city. While there, you may even be serenaded by live music or have a chance to visit during one of their monthly car show nights.
After Dinner - JACK O' LANTERN SPECTACULAR (OCT 8 - NOV 3) - See over 5,000+ pumpkins along a 1/3 of a mile walking trail through one of Louisville’s parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Once the sun goes down, the trail illuminates each night lights, music and more, transporting guests to a magical place with themed vignettes along the walking trail.