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What to do in Louisville

If you are thinking that Louisville doesn’t have much to offer, you are in for a surprise! Louisville has an eclectic mix of adventure, culture, and American history wrapped up in the most hospitable town in the south! Voted a 2019 top conference destination, Louisville will not disappoint! Be sure to check out the highlights below as well as everything the city has to offer here.

FLAME RUN AT GLASSWORKS – Flame Run offers a one-of-a-kind interactive, artistic experience that brings you up-close to 2000-degree hot glass at the largest privately-owned glassblowing studio in the Midwest. Try your hand in the art of blowing glass by creating a piece of your own alongside an artist. Finished pieces need to go through a cool-down process and may be picked up the next day, or they can be shipped through prepaid arrangements with the gallery. Appointments are advisable.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM – Experience the greatest 2 minutes in racing at the Kentucky Derby Museum! Be part of the thrills and traditions of the race as you watch the “Greatest Race” in a 360-degree theatre. Step into the announcer’s booth and call the play-by-play for the race or try on the jockey silks and climb aboard a racehorse to see who has first-place bragging rights. Tour the historic Churchill Downs to learn the history of the track and see the famous track up close.

Louisville Mega Cavern – A man-made, 17-mile cavern lies beneath the city of Louisville, and it is home to four unique attractions. One of the largest caverns in the United States, the Louisville Mega Cavern offers a historical tram tour of the cavern, the Mega Quest ropes course, the only underground zip line course—Mega Zips, and a first-of-its-kind Mega Underground Bikes Course with more than 12 miles of interconnected trails.

– You can’t miss the 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger bat welcoming you to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. See how the famous bats are made, hold bats used by baseball superstars, experience what it’s like to face a 90-mile-per-hour fastball, or take a swing with historic replica bats in the batting cages. You even get to take a mini-Slugger bat home with you!

MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER – Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville’s native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn the story behind Ali’s incredible life and the core principles that fueled his journey to become the “Greatest of All Time.” You can even step into the boxing ring and take on the Champ, see a replica of the infamous red bike that started his boxing career, and get an up-close look at the Olympic torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Louisville is pleased to offer discounted tickets for many of its museums and attractions. Discounted tickets can be found here!