Louisville, Kentucky is a place with parks, trails and a gorgeous waterfront for when you feel like getting out, and an eclectic entertainment district and neighborhoods for when you feel like stepping out.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork15712 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville , KY 40245
Phone: 502 584-0350
Fax: 502 584-6434
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The Parklands is a systemic, world-class addition to Louisville's parks system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, a first-rate urban trail system, and a remarkable water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream.
This public/private project is unique in the region and unlike anything currently in development across the country.
The Parklands will preserve and enhance nearly 80 percent of the land for natural landscape, which will result in environmental benefits including improved air and water quality and increased wildlife habitat.
21st Century Parks is establishing The Parklands as a powerful educational resource to encourage hands-on learning for our region's school children, while simultaneously inspiring opportunities for adults and families.
Waterfront Park129 E. River Rd.
Louisville , KY 40202
Phone: 502 574-3768
Fax: 502 574-4111
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515 Marriott Dr.
Clarksville , IN 47129
Phone: 812 285-0863
Fax: 812 283-1618
Summer - May to Sep - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
This water park is located in Clarksville, Indiana but since you can cross the Kentucky-Indiana border so easily, it almost seems as if you never left Louisville. It's not a traditional water park in the sense where you'll see massive contraptions, but there is a wave riding pool, wading pool and four water slides from the top of Mount Olympus. The kids will love it and the prices to enter are extremely affordable. Overall, it's a great place to spend a summer day, of course it is only open during the season.
2499 Hwy 245 PO Box 130
Clermont , KY 40110
Phone: 502 955-8512
Fax: 502 955-4039
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a non-profit educational and recreational preserve consisting of over 14,600 acres of natural forest with a beautiful 600-plus acre arboretum. There are 32 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of paved road for biking, three lakes, picnic areas, educational programming and family events throughout the year. Special features include Isaac's Cafe and Gift Shop, The Children's Play Garden and the Canopy Tree Walk, 75 feet above the ground.
Bernheim was founded in 1929 as a gift to the people of Kentucky by Isaac W. Bernheim, a German immigrant who made his fortune in the distillery business.
Bernheim is open daily 7:00 a.m. near sunset; closed January 1 and December 25. The Visitor Center and Education Center are open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free Monday through Friday. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays there is a $5 per vehicle environmental impact fee. Bernheim is always free for members.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens6220 Old La Grange Rd.
Crestwood , KY 40014
Phone: 502 241-4788
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Yew Dell is a nationally-recognized center of gardening and sustainable horticulture that offers extensive display gardens, a diverse slate of educational programs, family-oriented community events, ongoing research into new and better garden plants, and a wide range of private event facilities. Yew Dell offers something for everyone from homeowners and beginning gardeners to green industry professionals, school children and families, hikers, academics in plant and environmental fields and more. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Preservation Project of the Garden Conservancy, a national non-profit dedicated to preserving the Nation's most exceptional gardens.
2520 Ampere Drive
Louisville , KY 40299
Phone: 502 297-9899
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Bluegrass Indoor Karting is not simply outdoor go karts inside. Indoor karting as an industry is drastically different than your typical outdoor Family Entertainment Centers. Our karts reach much higher speeds, our track is more technical, and we feature many amenities not seen at outdoor tracks such as helmets and a track timing system. In a nutshell, you can't go to an indoor karting facilty and hold the gas pedal down for an entire lap...you must use the brakes and have a certain level of driving ability.
Bluegrass Indoor Karting opened in June 2011 and is the only indoor karting facility in the state of Kentucky. We are locally and privately owned and operated. Bluegrass Indoor Karting maintains one of the nicest indoor karting facilities in the country while also offering some of the cheapest rates in the country.
Our goal each and every day is to provide a safe, clean, and fun racing experience for all our customers. While customer service is a top priority, safety always remains #1. We would rather see a customer leave with their feelings hurt as opposed to their body hurt, and as a result we never tolerate any customer putting other drivers or our staff in danger.
Featuring 40 mph racing karts on a 1000 foot long indoor track. Available for Open Racing, Corporate Events, and Private Parties. Ages 7 (48") & up. One mile off Blankenbaker Parkway and I-64.
Fairdale , KY 40118
Phone: 800 971-8271 FREE
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Go Ape is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor adventure featuring ziplines and awesome treetop obstacles. Located at Jefferson Memorial Forest, just outside Louisville.
Santa Claus , IN 47579
Phone: 800 467-2682 FREE
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are a family theme park/water park combo located in Santa Claus, Indiana.
The theme park celebrates Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July with top-ranked roller coasters, rides, live entertainment, games and attractions. The popular website TripAdvisor.com named Splashin' Safari the #1 water park in the nation, home to the world's two longest water coasters, numerous family raft slides, two wave pools, water slides and water activities for children. Holiday World offers guests free unlimited soft drinks, free parking, free inner tube usage, free sunscreen and free Wi-Fi. Together, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari were named the nation's Top Value Park in a recent issue of Consumers Digest.
New for 2013 is Hyena Falls, with four in-the-dark water slides, including a five-story half-pipe slide.
Kart Kountry315 Joe B. Hall Avenue
Shepherdsville , KY 40165
Phone: 502 543-9588
Family entertainment center: go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats & arcade.
Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips All Underground Ziplines & Adventure Tour1841 Taylor Ave.
Louisville , KY 40213
Phone: 502 855-6342
Fax: 502 855-3582
All Underground Ziplines and adventure tour featuring five underground ziplines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, three awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle, and a certified zip guide that will lead you on your 2.5 hour adventure into a part of 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville, Kentucky. It's unlike anything you have ever seen before!
For those wanting a more relaxing adventure, you can take our 1 hour and 10 minute historic tram tour where you will learn about the geology, history, mining techniques, recycling, and green building technology of this man-made cavern. You'll also find out why this cavern was kept such a top secret in the United States for more than a century!
During November and December our historic tram tour is shut down and the cavern is transformed into an annual underground holiday light show allowing vehicles to drive inside an experience an array of holiday lights and sounds.
You don't want to miss all the excitement with this unique attraction, so visit us on the web at www.LouisvilleMegaCavern.com or call (502) 855-3582 for more info.
Openrange Indoor Paintball and Gun Range6401 Cross Keys Blvd.
Crestwood , KY 40014
Phone: 502 243-8282
Fax: 502 243-8282
Choose our swanky indoor shoot-a-plex for maximum blast. 11,000 sq. ft. Paintbrawl arena, 100 yd indoor rifle & pistol ranges, full rentals & machine guns too! Tons of fun.
Mon, Wed, Thurs 11-7
Fri, Sat 11-8
Sun 12-5, Closed Tues.
Pistol range - $21 hour
Rifle range - $26 hour
Rentals: $12 Pistols, $20 Rifles, MACHINE GUNS $75 & up.
Private Classes: $75
Paintball/Reball - $30/2hrs, $45 half day, $55 full day. All rentals, ammo, air, everything you need to play is included in price.
Paoli Peaks2798 West County Rd., 25 South PO BOX 67
Paoli , IN 47454
Phone: 812 723-4696
Fax: 812 723-2300
Ready for some real Winter Fun? Paoli Peaks is ready to provide you with a quality, cost effective snow sports experience. From beginner to advanced, we are the ideal place to learn and improve your skiing and snowboarding skills. The Snow Pros welcome you to Paoli Peaks and the Arctic Blast Tube Park.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park2671 Technology Dr #112
Jeffersontown , KY 40299
Phone: 502 909-3500
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is the creator of the worlds first all -trampoline walled playing courts! It's the ultimate 3-D play experience for any age, shape, or ability.