Louisville October 09, 2017
12 Epic Things You Never Thought Of Doing In Louisville, But Should
We’ve covered some awesome places around Louisville, but today we’re going to look at a few of the most underrated spots to check out across the city. You’ll be surprised to learn about a few of these unique activities, and hopefully this will provide you for some ideas for a weekend day trip or family outing. Check it out below!
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. Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Your family will love bonding with these adorable Australian creatures and learning about many other animals, too. Take a day trip to Kentucky Down Under while the weather's still great! You can learn more about this awesome spot in our previous article,
Kentucky Down Under is located only a little over an hour away at 3700 L and N Turnpike Rd., Horse Cave, KY 42749.
2. Idlewild Butterfly Farm
Take a walk through the butterfly garden, admire exotic insects, learn in-depth info about the life of a butterfly, and even take home some art and jewelry made from ethically-sourced butterflies in their shop. You can find more about this little-known butterfly garden on
This Butterfly Farm is located at 1100 Logan St., Louisville, KY 40204.
3. Go Ape in the Jefferson Memorial Forest
Go Ape is a journey through the forest canopy that includes exhilarating obstacle courses, zip lines, and rope swings. There are options for children and adults, so families can experience this awesome adventure together! Check out more info here in
Go Ape is located at 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. #101, Fairdale, KY 40118.
4. The Louisville Salt Cave
While some may be skeptical that a cave could have health benefits, it is the salt's drying effect that may help clear respiratory irritations. This is a great city to build a salt cave, since a majority of us suffer from allergies in Louisville. Check out more info in
The Louisville Salt Cave is located at 9800 Shelbyville Rd #200, Louisville, KY 40223.
5. Hiking to Fairmount Falls
This easy hike will take you about 15 minutes to complete and leads to a trickling waterfall. For more photos of the hike,
Fairmount Falls is located right here in Louisville at 9600 Thixton Lane.
6. Mega Cavern
Need something to get your adrenaline pumping? Try zipping through these dark underground caverns with Mega Zips at the Louisville Mega Cavern. Learn more about the Mega Cavern
7. Broad Run Vineyards
Taste all of Broad Run Vinyards's wines for only $10 and roam around their expansive property. If you love wine and are in need of some relaxation, Broad Run Vinyard's is the perfect place to go. Check out more info
Broad Run Vineyards is located only about 30 minutes away from downtown Louisville at 10601 Broad Run Rd., Louisville, KY 40299.
8. Take in this view at the Iroquois Park Overlook
The trail leading to the Iroquois Park Overlook is possibly the best hike in Louisville. If you're looking for a place to see the fall foliage, this is an amazing spot. Check out
about the hike!
Iroquois Park is located at 2120 Rundill Rd., Louisville, KY 40214.
9. Fall festivities at nearby orchards
There are plenty of pumpkin patches near Louisville, many offering baked goods, fresh apple cider, hay rides, corn mazes, and many other fall festivities. Check out some of these pumpkin patches
10. Relax in the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
Have you visited this nature preserve? With over 170 acres to explore, a natural history museum that hosts many educational programs, and over 9 miles of pet-friendly trails, this is one of the best and most underrated parks near Louisville. You can even camp on the grounds! Your family will love learning about nature in this preserve, and the best part... it's all free. Check out
for more info.
The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Rd., Goshen, KY 40026.
11. Watch planes take off at Bistro Le Relais
Did you know you can enjoy a delicious meal and watch planes take off at the Bowman Field Airport? Bistro Le Relais is one of the most romantic places to share dinner in Louisville. To learn more, check out
about this one-of-a-kind restaurant.
Bistro Le Relais is located at the Bowman Field Airport at 2817 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205.
12. Take a day trip to Red River Gorge
Red River Gorge is one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the state. Luckily, it's located only two hours away from Louisville, which makes it perfect for a day trip or weekend excursion. Take a look at
to start planning your next camping trip!
Red River Gorge is located at Robbie Ridge Rd., Stanton, KY 40380.
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