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Three Day Family Experience

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Day One


SUPERCHEFS- Imaginative breakfasts & Southern style fare served all-day in lively superhero themed spot.

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 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 and an arboretum with over 500 varieties of trees and shrubs.

-Part race, part scavenger hunt, part sightseeing tour—it’s like the “Amazing Race,” but Louisville-style. The Louisville Quest is a great way to explore Louisville.


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.

-You can’t 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!

-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.

–Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn about Ali’s incredible life that fueled his journey become the “Greatest of All Time.” Step into the boxing ring and take on the Champ, discover the story behind his infamous red bike that started his boxing career, and see the Olympic torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.


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


BISCUIT BELLY- Genuine Good Times and Damn Good Biscuits! Biscuit Belly mixes southern comfort food with unexpected flavors to make out of this world biscuit sandwiches.

–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.

KENTUCKY DERBY CAFE–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.

-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.


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 lighting that illuminate the ironwork in vibrant colors.

Day Three


HI-FIVE DOUGHNUTS–Louisville’s first female owned and operated doughnut storefront and food truck, Hi-Five Doughnuts offers a celebration of sweet indulgences where guests can enjoy one of the local favorites or build their own doughnut.

–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.

–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.


AMICI'S CAFE-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–Stretching for 17 miles under the city of Louisville, the Mega Cavern is home to four one-of-a-kind attractions. From explore the history of the cavern on the tram tour to a ropes course the world’s only underground zip line course and the world’s only underground bike park--let your underground adventure begin today.


DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE–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.

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.

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