Things To Do in Kentucky

Kentucky Reining Cup — 59% Off Two Tickets

Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park

$44 $18

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Fifth annual Reining competition showcases some of world's top riders and horses as they clash for prizes during three days of events

Bowling Green Hot Rods – Up to 58% Off Baseball Game

Bowling Green Ballpark

$30 $15

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The Hot Rods race toward a fourth-straight playoff appearance, and a post-game concert rocks Bowling Green Ballpark

Up to 59% Off Race at Kentucky Motor Speedway

Whitesville-Philpot

$24 $12

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High-octane racing on Sunday features street stocks, clone go karts, thunder stocks, and figure eights

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off Services

Hopkinsville

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 57% Off Zombie Laser-Tag Experience

Richmond

$80 $39

On a 25-acre farm, players make their way to one of four compounds and complete objectives while defending themselves against 100 zombies

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

Turfway Park

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Turfway Racing Park

Up to 56% Off Horseback Riding at Brannon Stables

Lexington-Fayette

$40 $19

Enthusiastic instructors teach students safe and proper equitation techniques at a stable set on 150 acres of rolling pastures

65% Off Fitness Classes

Elizabethtown

$175 $61

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

72% Off CrossFit Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$105 $29

Certified trainers lead high-intensity, ever-changing workouts, designed to quickly burn calories and sculpt muscle

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 77% Off an All-Day Paintball Outing

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Tactical combat plays out during all-day group paintball outing

Up to 57% Off 18-Hole Round at Duckers Lake Golf Resort

Frankfort

$80 $39

Championship course challenges players with 18 holes that reward precise shots and strategic play

Up to 51% Off Tree-Climbing Lesson

AJ Jolly Park

$320 $159

Master the skills of climbing, swinging, and rappelling as you navigate three different routes up a mighty old tree

Up to 52% Off Overnight Casino Trip 

Multiple Locations

$796 $379

Overnight stay at Resorts International Hotel and Casino with $30 in coin play for use at three casinos, plus buffet meals and pool time

40% Off Spring Celebration at EnterTRAINment Junction

West Chester

$31.90 $19

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25,000-square-foot indoor model-train display

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 65% Off Beginner's CrossFit at CrossFit Louisville East

East Louisville

$99 $39

CrossFit classes introduce newcomers to fundamental techniques and safety precautions

Up to Half Off at McDowell House Museum

Danville

$14 $7

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19th-century home & apothecary contains furnishings & replicas of medical equipment used by doctor who pioneered surgery on ovarian tumors

Up to 46% Off a Zipline Tour at Dagaz Acres

Rising Sun

$45 $25

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Zipline courses are more than 23 acres long and run across multiple ravines and bridges at speeds up to 30 miles per hour

50% Off from Newport Gangster Tour

Gangster's Dueling Piano Bar

$40 $20

Two costumed guides detail gambling and bootlegging history on a walking tour past former speakeasies and casinos

Up to 46% Off Golf Outing in Shelbyville

Shelbyville

$64 $35

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18-hole course covers 6,526 yards of rolling terrain and boasts generous fairways as well as five sets of tees

Up to 51% Off at Mammoth Cave Adventures

Cave City

$80 $39

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Ziplines whiz guests across leafy canopy outside of Mammoth Cave National Park before they free fall on a 70-foot drop

Up to 66% Off One-Month Boot Camp Membership with Gym Access

Berea

$299 $29

Work up a sweat at this welcoming fitness center with intense boot camp sessions and professional nutritional counseling

Kentucky Railway Museum – Up to 50% Off Train Excursion

New Haven

$34 $18

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Train rides gift visitors with the authentic experience of riding through the countryside in an old passenger train

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Cheese Platter

Shepherdsville

$20 $12

Bites of cheese intersperse with sips of varied award-winning wines, served in take-home glasses in the winery’s tasting room

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

Stearns

$45.50 $22.75

A scenic train ride winds through Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork River gorge, taking guests through area's mining past

Up to 59% Off Private Golf Lessons

Golden Tee Driving Range

$80 $39

Each private 30-minute lesson focuses on a unique six-step program

Up to 55% Off a Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Willisburg

$25 $13

Tour a small winery & sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere & Pimpin Penguins Riesling

46% Off Zipline Canopy Tour for Two

Mauckport

$118 $64

During 90- to 120-minute tours, six ziplines and one swinging suspension bridge lift guests up to 50 feet above caverns and acres of forest

Up to 79% Off Health Kick Festival Kick-a-thon

Kentucky Exposition Center

$35 $15

Fitness event with family-oriented interactive activities, health screenings, and fundraising that benefits Kosair Children's Hospital

Up to 53% Off Bowling Outing for Six

Multiple Locations

$53.50 $25

Spacious lanes and shoe rentals for up to six at centers in operation for more than 50 years

Up to 53% Off at Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Bowling Green

$75 $35

Self-guided or guided tours take you through railroad history with stops at restored train cars, exhibits, and a model train set

Up to 54% Off Riding Lessons and Trail Ride

Ohio

$210 $99

Lessons teach students how to correctly ride and care for horses before they head out for a trail ride

64% Off Dance Lessons

Park Hills

$50 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nolensville

$200 $95

Trainers teach riders and horses to work in tandem within a round corral to ensure safety for riders of all levels

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf in Murfreesboro

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Up to 52% Off at Conder's Paintball 

Elizabethtown

$52 $26

Across 80 acres, players compete in two woods-ball fields, an urban-city field with 50 buildings, and an indoor field with inflated cover

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts

Brannon Crossing

$150 $45

Kyuki-Do classes teach kicks, stances, and blocks to kids and adults alike; great for beginners and families

Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Frankfort

$40 $19

Intense, fat-burning women-only boot-camp classes provide participants with individual attention

43% Off Martial Arts

Madisonville

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 64% Off Camping at Twin Island Park

Monroe

$40 $19

Camp along the Ohio River in shaded sites, each with water, electricity, and access to the docks and launch ramp

Half Off Racing Experiences

Kentucky Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 52% Off Personal Training

Newport

$180 $89

Certified personal trainer devises workouts and diet to help clients achieve their fitness goals

Half Off Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery

Shelbyville

$20 $10

Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

50% Off at Outdoor Fun Park in Cave City

Cave City

$70 $35

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Outdoor amusement park pairs attractions such as trampoline bungees, rock walls, go-karts, and horseback rides

Wine Tastings for 4, 6, or 10

Bardstown

$14 $8

Sample fruit wines made from blueberries and blackberries handpicked on the family's farm

Up to 53% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Shepherdsville

$20 $10

Cozy winery with family-driven theme hosts tours and tastings before sending guests home with souvenir signature glasses

79% Off at Bikram Yoga Louisville

Crestwood

$140 $29

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Heated room deepens stretches and ousts toxins while burning fat during 90-minute classes

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

$10 for Intro Martial-Arts Lessons and T-shirt

Garden Springs

$29 $10

Introductory lessons teach martial-arts basics to newcomers as young as 6 years old

Up to 42% Off Morel-Mushroom Festival

Brown County

$100 $65

Willie Watson, Chicago Farmer, and Indiana Boys are slated to perform at the Cabin Fever Concert

Up to 58% Off Mini Golf and Go-Kart Rides

Utica-Stanley

$52 $22

Quarter-mile go-kart track and 18-hole mini-golf course let guests enjoy scaled-down sports at family fun center

50% Off Services

Park Hills

$450 $225

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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Nolensville

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 90% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Florence

$360 $35

Private dance lessons teach the basics of ballroom dance, before group practice helps students hone their skills

45% Off Services

Nicholasville

$69 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 42% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Woody's Steak House

$171.50 $99

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Audiences savor hearty dinners as they unravel a murder mystery concerning a crime family in 1920s Chicago

Up to 71% Off Rock-Climbing Trip at Red River Gorge

Campton

$180 $65

Certified guides lead rock-climbing ventures designed to teach technique and equipment knowledge

Jane’s Saddlebag – Up to 50% Off Visit

Walton

$16 $8

Restored saddlebag home offers insight into settler life with tours of a historic smokehouse, flatboat, and petting zoo of farm animals

Up to 76% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Seasoned instructors lead groups through high-energy, 55-minute cardio dance classes set to popular songs with easy-to-follow choreography

Up to 54% Off All Day Pass or Ultimate Party at Ralphie's

Glasgow

$30 $15

Ralphie's All Day Passes include Activities such as bowling, mini golf, Atomic Blaster, Time Freak, inflatables, and roller skating.

Up to 58% Off Tasting and Tour at WhiteMoon Winery

Lebanon

$20 $10

Visitors sample six wines paired with cheese, tour the winery, and take home a souvenir wine glass

Mega Quest Ropes Challenge Course

Poplar Level

$78 $45

Traverse an obstacle challenge course of hanging ropes and bridges in this underground cavern.

Half Off Five Latin Dance Classes

Lexington

$50 $25

Latin dance classes teach sizzling styles such as Salsa, Bachatango, Casino Rueda, Cuban Salsa, Samba, and Cuban Mambo

Up to 56% Off Kids' Activity Center

Covington

$31.80 $14

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Kids' activity village hosts educational entertainment with puppet shows, train rooms, and face painting as adults chaperone free of charge

$109.01 Off Fitness Classes at Inhale Exhale Studio

Florence

$150 $40.99

Fresh new studio features a wide variety of fitness classes ranging from hot yoga to upbeat Zumba sessions

Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nicholasville

$70 $32

American Saddlebred stable helmed by coaches of the University of Kentucky's intercollegiate saddleseat team offers horseback riding lessons

50% Off at Adsmore House & Gardens

Princeton

$14 $7

Living history museum allows visitors to experience daily life in the early 1900s at a picturesque house and surrounding gardens

Up to 70% Off at Tri State Adventure Boot Camp

Beckett Ridge

$229 $69

Taught by a former Marine, outdoor boot camp encompasses weight training, core work, obstacle-course runs, light running, and cardio

The Hillforest – Up to 67% Off Mansion Membership

Aurora

$75 $25

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

Up to 55% Off 18-Hole Golf Package

Bardstown

$110 $59

A session at the grass-tee driving range prepares golfers for a cart-couriered round at a scenic 18-hole course

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

72% Off at Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Academy

Man O' War Boulevard

$174 $49

Learn the basics of Korea's best-known martial art or other fighting skills during one month of unlimited classes

Up to 74% Off Indoor Rowing Classes

Covington

$75 $29

Indoor rowing classes build endurance, sculpt abs, and provide a complete core workout

Up to 56% Off CrossFit at Triumph Strength and Conditioning

Florence

$65 $29

Trainers lead high-intensity routines of varied functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

54% Off Wine and Fondue at Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$40.98 $19

Three-cheese or Grand Marnier chocolate fondue to enjoy at either location with a take-home bottle of wine and two wineglasses

65% Off Boot Camp

West, Chester Ohio

$120 $42

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off from Classic Biplane Tours

Bowman Field

$175 $85

Certified pilots helm fire-engine-red biplanes to circle downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, and Ohio River

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At Smokin' Guns' indoor range, sharpshooters fire toward targets from eight separate shooting lanes after being outfitted with all the necessary targets, safety gear, and rental handguns. The center also hosts a women's shooting club and welcomes members of law enforcement, the military, or superhero justice leagues to shoot for free. When the staff is not supervising the range, they can be found selling gear within their onsite gun shop.

4115 Lexington Rd
Paris,
KY
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As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment—and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle.

But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume."

The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.

561 Blankenbaker Ln
Louisville,
KY
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Movie Tavern transfixes one's taste buds and imagination by blending all-digital cinema with premium seating and sit-down dining. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes prior to showtime, so that they can leisurely peruse an extensive menu of chef-inspired American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. Nimble and unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. At select locations, guests can opt to sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the bar before heading in to see a show. Audiences get to enjoy first-run films every week, retro cinema every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and breakfast food paired with early morning movies on Saturday and Sunday. While geared toward adults, the family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies along with film-inspired dishes. Guests can head to the bar or straight to the movie without ordering food, giving them some latitude in shaping their night out.

Additionally, Movie Tavern treats audiences to myriad benefits with their membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free movie ticket on the spot and one free ticket every year on their birthday, as well as invites to screenings and other special events.

133 N Locust Hill Dr
Lexington,
KY
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The first Chevrolet Corvette was built in 1953, and though it has received numerous style updates since, its distinctive profile is instantly recognizable whenever it streaks by on the highway. The National Corvette Museum celebrates the history of this consummate American sports car, housing more than 70 specimens from each era of production. Upon entry, guests gravitate to the showroom's massive glass case, inside which a unique model spins on a turntable. Visitors can also sit in a current-era Corvette, leaning back for pictures and and purchasing chances to win one.

As they peruse the exhibits, enthusiasts will recognize one-of-a-kind concept vehicles and special editions, such as the 1983 Corvette, the only one in existience. Interactive exhibits abound, including the educational driving simulators used for teen driver seminars, and the pit crew challenge where you can electronically fuel up and change tires on a Corvette race car. The museum's location even plays a role in the Corvette story; across the street sits the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, the only place in the world the iconic sports car is manufactured.

350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green,
KY
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The two-bedroom, newly renovated farmhouse at Blue Heron Vineyards safeguards guests in a rural, picturesque setting amid turn-of-the-century barns and vintage outbuildings. Guests have their choice of enjoying a homemade breakfast in the farmhouse, from the tree house-like deck of the winery, or lakeside while served by a wait staff of bullfrogs trained at L'Ambroisie in Paris. Spend an afternoon casually strolling through the vineyard grounds spread across a high bluff near the Ohio River, or visit the property's large Celtic cross, carved from natural stone over a 23-month period by local sculptor Greg Harris. Visitors calm their outdoors obsessions by fishing and canoeing at the nearby Deer Creek or exploring the Hoosier National Forest along scenic hiking and biking trails teeming with towering trees, wildlife, and ringleted porridge thieves.

5330 Blue Heron Lane
Cannelton,
IN
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At Covington Yoga, body benders flex and relax toward greater fitness atop hardwood floors in an airy studio filled with natural light. Patrons can turn unsavory skeletons into delicious pretzels with one of many expert-led classes such as yin yoga, which works the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine with poses held for up to five minutes. Those stretching for two can attend the prenatal class, which helps soon-to-be mothers unwind and strengthen their rapidly changing bodies.

440 Scott Boulevard
Covington,
KY
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