Louisville Kentucky is the known around the country as a vibrant city which hosts fun events and attractions all year round. Many people take a Louisville vacation in the spring to watch the Kentucky Derby or the “Run for the Roses.”
Louisville Vacation packages are popular for baseball enthusiasts since Louisville Kentucky is the manufacturing site of the Louisville Slugger, which is the official bat used in Major League Baseball. The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is located in the city and allows visitors to follow the history of Major League Baseball and learn why the bat was picked as a favorite among baseball players. After touring the museum, visitors will receive a miniature bat to keep as a souvenir of their Louisville vacation.
History enthusiasts will enjoy seeing the Belle of Louisville, which is the oldest Mississippi River stem wheel steamboat still in operation. A Louisville vacation wouldn’t be complete without a ride on this boat, which is on the list of National Historic Landmarks.
Louisville Kentucky enjoys a unique location on the banks of the Ohio River. Visiting the Louisville waterfront park is a great way to take in the views of the water. There are events and festivals taking place at the waterfront all year long, including ethnic heritage festivals and pre-Kentucky Derby events.
The city is perhaps best known for the famous Kentucky
Derby horse races held at Churchill
Downs. The racing season in Louisville Kentucky starts
at the end of April and runs until early July and the
famous Kentucky Derby occurs during the first weekend
The most popular time to purchase Louisville vacation packages is in late April and early May because of all of the pre-derby events going on in the city.
Louisville offers great attractions all year long including famous museums. Science enthusiasts should check out the Louisville Science Center. The “World Around Us” exhibit teaches visitors young and old about the atmosphere, terrasphere, and aquasphere in an interactive exhibit that engages all of the senses. An ancient Egyptian mummy is also on display.
The Louisville Zoo is another attraction that is worth checking at any time of the year. The zoo is home to over 1,300 animals ranging from the largest of gorillas to the tiniest of fish. Animals can enjoy the freedom to roam on acres of habitats that are designed to imitate their natural habitats. Zoo conservation specialists and museum volunteers are available to give talks on the animals and answer any questions that visitors may have. Daily events such as “Elephant Aerobics” provide unique educational experiences that teach visitors about the habits of animals.
If there’s a thrill seeker in your family, head over to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Among the top thrill rides at the amusement park are the “Chang,” which is a rollercoaster where visitors are required to stand for the duration of the ride and the speedy “Greezed Lightnin.” If thrill rides aren’t your idea of fun, Six Flags at Louisville Kentucky also features several fun filled family events every day, such as parades with amusement park characters and plays. Louisville vacation packages often include a trip to the amusement park, which is certainly one of the most popular activities included in Louisville vacation packages.
With a great variety of attractions on a scenic river front setting, a Louisville vacation will provide a fun filled vacation for the entire family.