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Three Day Family Experience

Day One

Breakfast - NORTH END CAFÉ* - Offering breakfast seven days a week, North End Café highlights traditional items with a fresh approach using seasonal ingredients, local produce and vegetables.

LOUISVILLE QUEST – Part race, part scavenger hunt, part sightseeing tour—the Louisville Quest is a great way to explore downtown Louisville. Teams compete against each other to answer questions and solve puzzles to get from one location to the next in the quickest time… all for fun and exploring Louisville.

Lunch – HARD ROCK CAFE* – Bite into the original. The Rock 'n' Roll restaurant that's been keeping the faith since 1971. Immortal tunes, classic American chow & the world's largest collection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia.

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.

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.

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.

Dinner – TROLL PUB* – Located in historic Whiskey Row, Troll Pub was built using the original building materials. The menu consists of classic pub favorites. Look for Louie, the 8-foot-tall Troll, pointing you in the right direction.

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.

Lunch - KENTUCKY DERBY CAFÉ* – Offering an array of Kentucky Proud food items in a variety of contemporary and traditional Kentucky fare, the Derby Café at the Kentucky Derby Museum is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch below the historic Twin Spires. (Pssst…hey adults in the group….be sure to try the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, a Mint Julep, before you leave.)

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.

Dinner - BEARNO’S BY THE BRIDGE* - Located in the lower level of the original Galt House Hotel—where many notable people stayed from Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln--on the corner of Second and Main Streets, Bearno’s has been serving award-winning pizza since 1977.

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.

Day Three

Breakfast-THE CAFÉ* – Serving a unique menu of hearty breakfasts, the Café offers ample portions of fresh, home-cooked foods with a southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic setting.

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.

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.

CONRAD-CALDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM – Located in the heart of Old Louisville in the center of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the U.S., the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum was the masterpiece of local architect Arthur Loomis when it was completed in 1895. Known for its beautiful woodworking, stained glass, gargoyles and massive archways, this historic home is a must see during your trip to Louisville.

Lunch - AMICI’S CAFÉ* - An Italian café in the heart of Old Louisville, enjoy lunch either outside on Amici’s courtyard or inside where you feel transported to the Italian countryside.

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.

Dinner & A ShowDERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE* – Derby Dinner Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country. For over 35 years, Derby Dinner Playhouse has produced Broadway musicals and light comedies. Before each show, enjoy a freshly prepared, home-style buffet before the lights dime and the theatre comes alive with the magic of lights, costumes, a live orchestra, and a stage full of professional performers.

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