Louisville August 11, 2017
11 Perfect Places To Go In Louisville If You’re Feeling Adventurous
Bored of just going out to restaurants and bars? Don’t worry, our awesome city has a variety of different activities to choose from! Amazing adrenaline-pumping adventures are just waiting to happen at these fun spots across the city. Listed below are 11 unique locations in Louisville that will expand your imagination and increase your hunger for adventure.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Explore the limestone mine (and adventure park) at the Louisville Mega Cavern.
The Mega Cavern offers thrilling ziplines throughout this limestone cave for the adventure of a lifetime. Carefully cross these rope bridges and zip quickly through the air, often in near-complete darkness.
The Mega Cavern is located at 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213.
2. Race the clock at Breakout Louisville
Breakout Louisville is the perfect place to bring a group of friends, especially if you love solving mysteries. You'll feel like you're in a movie as your team works together to crack all of the codes before time runs out. Breakout Games Louisville currently offers 6 different mysteries to solve: Mystery Mansion, The Kidnapping, Museum Heist, Operation: Casino, Island Escape, and Hostage. Once you try one, you'll need to come back and solve them all!
Breakout Games Louisville is located at 1805 Cargo Ct, Jeffersontown, KY 40299.
3. Discover amazing hiking spots around the city
Sometimes there's nothing more adventurous than exploring the wilderness, and we have an incredible array of parks around Louisville to walk through. Check out
on some of the best places to hike around the city.
4. Try indoor rock climbing at Climb Nulu
Indoor rock climbing is a surprisingly fun way to get a good workout! Adrenaline rushes through you as you climb to the top of these tall structures, and the padding below provides a safe place to break your fall if you lose your grip. All climbers are welcome here, and there are varying degrees of difficulties to suit both the beginner and advanced climber.
Climb Nulu is located at 1000 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206.
5. Zipline across the canopy of Jefferson Memorial Forest at Go Ape
Explore the beautiful Jefferson Memorial Forest like you never thought was possible at this adventure park. Go Ape is a zipline and ropes course that is open for all ages. Check out
to learn more about this awesome treetop adventure.
Go Ape is located at 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd #101, Fairdale, KY 40118.
6. Take a historical tour of the most haunted location in Louisville
Waverly Hills Sanatorium is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Louisville (if not the entire country) and has been featured in numerous paranormal television shows. Waverly Hills offers historical tours and even overnight stays for those who dare to enter at night. The tour takes you through various sections of the building, from the hallways to the infamous "body chute," as well as specific locations where ghosts have been sighted before.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium is located at 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272.
7. Go kayaking at Nachand Canoe and Kayak
Explore Harrod's Creek with Nachad's canoe and kayak rentals. This creek isn't difficult to navigate, and provides a relaxing day of easy rowing and nature watching.
Nachand Canoe and Kayaking is located at 6313 River Rd Prospect, KY 40059.
8. Listen to scary tales on a Louisville Ghost Tour
Louisville Ghost Tours provides a spooky historical experience as you follow your tour guide around the city at night. Dressed in Victorian-era clothing and carrying a lantern to light the way, your guide will walk you around downtown and tell chilling and tragic tales that once occurred at these now-haunted sites. The tour is a 3/4 mile walk that lasts approximately an hour and a half.
Louisville Ghost Tour meets at 400 South 4th Street, 40202. Advanced tickets are required.
9. Learn how to scuba dive and explore the underwater world
In order to fully explore the dark depths of mysterious bodies of water, you must be certified to scuba dive. Luckily, you can get your certification right here in Louisville and start exploring underwater in the city. Falling Rock Park is a clear rainwater quarry open for scuba diving, and there are even cars and other objects on the floor of the quarry waiting for divers to explore.
The Louisville Dive Center is located at 4265 Roosevelt Ave, Louisville, KY 40213.
10. Go horseback riding at the Louisville Equestrian Center
The Louisville Equestrian Center offers horseback riding lessons for people of all ages and experience levels. Ponies are available for young children to learn on, and beginner and experienced riders are welcome, as the center offers more advanced lessons that teach you more complex horsemanship skills.
The Louisville Equestrian Center is located at 6720 Mt Washington Rd, Taylorsville, KY 40071.
11. Float through the skies with Balloon Odyssey's hot air balloon rides
Balloon Odyssey offers an incredible aerial experience for those looking for a unique adventure. Watch the city grow smaller as you drift high into the sky in this open-air thrill ride. This hot air balloon ride is the perfect adventure for a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion.
Balloon Odyssey is located at 1301 Taxus Top Ln, Louisville, KY 40243.
What are your favorite spots to visit when you’re feeling adventurous? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook! If you enjoyed the article,
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