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Two 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.

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.

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 CAFÉ*- Ample portions of fresh, home-cooked food with a southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic-industrial setting. That's why The Café has gathered legions of loyal customers and friends since 1996.

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.

CONRAD-CALDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM – Built in 1895, this Richardsonian Romanesque mansion and crown jewel of St. James Court, exemplifies the finest in Victorian-era wood, stone craftsmanship and featured the latest innovations of its day like interior plumbing and electric lights. Throughout the house are period time pieces, including many that are original to the home.

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.

Dinner– HALL OF FAME CAFÉ - Surround yourself with sports memorabilia featuring the University of Louisville, while enjoying casual American fare featuring offerings from hamburgers to pizza. Stroll through the Walk of Fame and see memorabilia from player, coaches and fans that have supported the University of Louisville over the years.

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.

Day Two

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 the LEO Weekly Magazine.

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.

WATERWORKS MUSEUM AT LOUISVILLE WATER TOWER PARK - Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, you’ll step inside the WaterWorks Museum to see the history of Louisville’s water come to live! Located inside the original Pumping Station No. 1, the WaterWorks Museum highlights the company’s archive of historic photographs, films and memorabilia, some of which dates back to the 1860s. Discover the Louisville Water Company’s contributions to safe drinking water through its innovations in science and engineering.

Lunch - MARK'S FEED STORE (Middletown)* - Take a break and enjoy some of the best B-B-Q Louisville has to offer. Known for fresh food and great desserts in a casual space with a country vibe, Mark’s Feed Store is sure to be a favorite during your visit to town.

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.

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.

SHOP AMERICAN - 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. (Open until 9 pm.)

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 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.

*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.

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