One Day Family Experience
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 as you watch the “Greatest Race” in a 360-degree theatre. Tour the historic Churchill Downs to learn the history of the track to see the famous track up close.
LOUISVILLE ZOO–Home to more than 1,700 animals, guests can see live gorillas up-close, walk under a sleeping polar bear, 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.
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 and interactive exhibits that offer fun for the whole family. Explore the mysteries of space when you climb inside a space capsule or unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt as you follow the story of a 2,500-year-old mummy.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM & FACTORY-You cannot miss the 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger bat welcoming you to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. See how the famous bats are made, hold bats used by baseball’s superstars, and experience what it’s like to face a 90-mile-per-hour fastball. You even get to take a mini Slugger bat home with you!
FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK-Roam around on 390-million-year-old fossil beds that are among the largest, naturally exposed fossil beds in the world located next to the Ohio River. While you are there, check out the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center to learn how the falls helped with the development of Louisville, and where Lewis & Clark began their westward expedition.
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.
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 lighting that illuminate the ironwork in vibrant colors.
Fall Event to Check-out:
JACK O'LANTERN SPECTACULAR (Oct. 1-Nov. 1)–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.