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Three Day Family Experience

Day One

Breakfast - WILD EGGS*- Start the day off right with a hearty breakfast with a Kentucky twist. Wild Eggs offers innovative dishes that have a fresh approach to your traditional breakfast, brunch or lunch. Try some of the local favorites like the Wild Chicken and Waffles or the Kelsey “K” Brown dish, the Wild Egg’s version of the Hot Brown.

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.

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.

Lunch – THE MAIN EATERY* – Brick walls, art & plants adorn this quaint standby for salads, soups & sandwiches.

KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER - Wander three floors of interactive and exciting hands-on exhibits perfect for the smallest to the tallest members of your group. Explore the mysteries of space and gain an astronauts’ point of view when you climb aboard a space capsule. Maybe you want to unravel ancient Egyptian mysteries while following the journey 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.

Dinner - HARD ROCK CAFÉ* - 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.

Day Two

Breakfast - SUPERCHEFS* - Imaginative breakfasts and Southern-style fare is served all-day long in this lively superhero themed spot.

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.

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.

Lunch - WAGNER'S PHARMACY* - Wagner’s is Churchill Downs and Churchill Down’s is Wagner’s. The history of the Kentucky Derby is written all over the walls, which holds a collage of past Derby winners along with famous figures who have graced the pharmacy’s fountain through the years. This iconic spot has been serving hearty American breakfasts and lunches across the street from Churchill Downs since 1922.

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.

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.

Dinner - GRIFF'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 - 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 - 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.

LOUISVILLE BICYCLE TOURS – Whether you are setting foot in Louisville for the first time, or have been here before but are looking to explore the city from a new perspective, the Louisville Bicycle Tours are for you… on the coolest red bikes in town! Let the Louisville Bicycle Tours crew guide you on a one-of-a-kind experience in the River City.

AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND – For over 155 years, the American Printing House for the Blind has been the world’s largest non-profit company that makes products for people how are blind and visually impaired. Take a tour of the factory and the museum where there are plenty of hands-on experiences as you learn about Louis Braille, Helen Keller, changes in technology and see one of pianos used by music legend, Stevie Wonder.

Lunch- 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.

SHOP AMERICA-OUTLETS OF THE BLUEGRASS – Just a 20-minute drive from Momma’s, check out the fashionable finds at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass like Nike, Old Navy, Kate Spade and many more. (Open until 9 pm.)

Dinner - MARTIN'S BAR-B-QUE JOINT* - Based out of Tennessee, Martin’s Bar-B-Que in Louisville is the first location outside of Tennessee and has brought all the kitsch and charm with it. Just like at the original location, Martin’s uses the same family recipes where they smoke their BBQ every day starting with a whole hog over coal and hickory wood. They don’t just cook pork, they have an array of items to choose from on their menu, including delicious sides.

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