Things To Do In Louisville

Louisville Cardinals Hockey Game for Two or Four at Iceland Sports Complex (Up to 50% Off)

University of Louisville Cardinals Hockey

Iceland Sports Complex

The Louisville Cardinals take on opponents at the Iceland Sports Complex throughout the 2014-15 season

$14 $7

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$16 for an Underground Christmas Light Show at Louisville Mega Cavern ($ Value)

Louisville Mega Cavern

Poplar Level

One-of-a kind Christmas light show with more than 850 light displays and over two-million points of light

$25 $16

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental and Soda or Hot Chocolate for Two, Four, or Six at Alpine Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Alpine Ice Arena

Gardiner Lane

Lace up rental boots and skate in ovals at an indoor rink; visit the concession booth for a cup of soda or hot cocoa

$20 $12

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$89 for 20-Minute Biplane Tour of Louisville from Classic Biplane Tours ($185 Value)

Classic Biplane Tours

Bowman

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

$185 $89

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10 or 20 Drop-In CrossFit Classes or Beginner's CrossFit Ramp On Course at TriQFit (Up to 73% Off)

TriQFit

Louisville

Get in shape in fun, challenging CrossFit classes with high-intensity routines of exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

$100 $29

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Watercolor Painting Class for One or Two at That Art Place (Up to 50% Off)

That Art Place

Clifton Heights

Learn foundational and avant-garde watercolor painting techniques and take home a 12”x18” matted masterpiece; all materials are included.

$69 $38

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Eight Boot-Camp Classes or One or Three Months of Personalized Group Training Sessions at Iron Body Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Iron Body Fitness

Iron Body Fitness

Orientation teaches kettlebell movements that are employed in high-intensity, calorie-burning personalized group training sessions

$179.99 $34

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$25 for $45 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Razor Creek Stables

Razor Creek Stable

East Louisville

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

$45 $25

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Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions at Advanced Performers (Up to 69% Off)

Advanced Performers

Louisville

Personal trainers work with clients just starting to get fit and pro athletes alike, creating custom plans to help them reach fitness goals

$160 $79

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Eight or 16 Fitness Classes at Freestyle Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Freestyle Fitness

Louisville

Advanced Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Consultant leads classes such as Free Fit Body, Boot Camp and Cardio Hip Hop

$112 $49

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Intro to CrossFit Classes or Two or Six Personal-Training Sessions at CrossFit Regeneration (Up to 51% Off)

CrossFit Regeneration

East Louisville

Coaches lead students through functional movements such as body-weight exercises, weight lifting, & gymnastics, or help clients get in shape

$100 $50

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Wing Chun Martial Arts Classes (60% Off)

Wing Chun Martial Arts Classes

East Louisville

From the merchant: a Traditional form of self-defense utilizing both striking and grappling while specializing close-range combat.

$140 $56

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Louisville

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Dance-Class Package with Two or Five Private Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 83% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

East Louisville

Students learn styles from swing and the lindy hop to Latin and ballroom; practice parties let students try their moves in a social setting

$137 $24

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$20 for a Blow-Your-Own-Glass-Ornament Class at Hyland Glass ($40 Value)

Hyland Glass

NuLu District

Professional glass blowers provide one-on-one guidance as students craft ornaments of their own desired colors and shapes

$40 $20

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$63 for $140 Groupon — Flex Appeal Personal Training

Flex Appeal Personal Training

Butchertown

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

$140 $63

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$60 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Olympic Karate

Olympic Karate Studio

Highview

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

$120 $60

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Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes and 1 or 2 Personal-Training Sessions at IMpossible Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

IMpossible Fitness

East Louisville

Coaches motivate patrons of all fitness levels in a friendly, supportive gym to burn fat & build muscle in high-intensity boot-camp sessions

$135 $49

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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
US

In 1909, a group of local art enthusiasts banded together to foster a community appreciation for art and further the practice of creating art. More than three decades later, they moved from their home at the old Water Tower, and now fill their new space with workshops, classes, and exhibits. Louisville Visual Art Association remains dedicated to promoting local artists, artistic styles, and contemporary culture.

A team of instructors instills painting and sculpting skills in children of all ages with the Children's Fine Art Classes program, which lets kids hone their understanding of color and technique during nearly 40 classes and camps. They also teach adult art classes, and help economically and socially disadvantaged students exhibit their artwork through Open Doors. Six to eight annual exhibitions often showcase work from these programs, but may also display fabric and knit pieces from local artists, or house events such as custom plates, cups, and utensils fashioned by 16 national ceramics artists to recreate Salvador Dali’s themed dinner parties. Each year, staff also fill two galleries with up to 800 works from its children’s programs, and celebrate local restaurants and music at the annual Bacon Ball.

609 W. Main St.\
Louisville,
KY
US

Nearly three decade ago, New Orleans transplant Sharon Potter became so enamored with her new hometown of Kentucky that she raised 1.2 million dollars to assemble and present her own 4,000-image slideshow, KentuckyShow!, which celebrated the state’s unique beauty, culture, and history. In 2003 Potter was approached by the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau about the possibility of updating the visual spectacle and rose to the challenge with the help of seasoned producer Donna Lawrence and graphic designer Julius Friedman. The updated 32-minute documentary now amazes audiences with new high-definition images of the Bluegrass State, as well as narration by Hollywood starlet Ashley Judd and director’s commentary by Kentucky’s state bird, the northern cardinal.

Today, local and out-of-state visitors—enjoying jaw-dropping views of Kentucky’s gorgeous landscape and meeting some of the commonwealth’s most memorable characters from past and present—come to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to feast their eyes on KentuckyShow!. Renée S. Gordon of the Philadelphia Sun referred to the majestic video tour as “an outstanding overview of the state’s multicultural history.”

501 West Main Street
Louisville,
KY
US

BB Riverboats began with a deceptive motto and a fleet of zero. In 1977, Ben Bernstein opened a restaurant in a converted steamboat, whose motto was ?The Romance of Riverboat Dining.? Intended as tongue-in-cheek, the motto instead confused customers, who arrived hoping for a scenic cruise down the Ohio River. To placate his clientele, Ben Bernstein went into business with riverboat industry veteran Betty Blake, and BB Riverboats?named for their shared initials?was born.

Now run by Bernstein?s son, BB Riverboats has increased its fleet to three vessels, including the Belle of Cincinnati, a riverboat outfitted with Victorian details and two climate-controlled decks. On daily cruises down the Ohio, historical narration compliments the scenery, while passengers play swashbuckling games and learn to read treasure maps on family-friendly pirate cruises. On the company?s dining cruises, visitors drink in the scenery while noshing on a Hawaiian buffet spread or sampling award-winning wines from StoneBrook Winery. Additionally, holiday cruises honor occasions from Valentine?s Day to Thanksgiving.

(In front of Joe's Crab Shack)
Louisville,
KY
US

Professional football player Corey Taylor always knew he was born to fling the pigskin, but it wasn’t until a serious knee injury that he discovered his true passion was coaching. It was during this time off the field when Corey began working as a performance coach at the Institute for Sports and Medicine, developing an appreciation and talent for the work while earning his credentials. Even after returning to football, Corey continued to work as a trainer at sports-performance facilities around the US for years.

Today, Corey teams up with a staff of fellow fitness aficionados to conduct a variety of sports-training and fitness programs at his facility. The coaches have trained athletes from all walks of life and disciplines—from youngsters to professional-football players to champion MMA fighters. Amidst the advanced training equipment of local fitness facilities, the trainers lead challenging workouts designed to enhance speed and agility, build strength, and prevent injuries. They also strive to impart mental techniques for performing under pressure, whether on the field, in the ring, or at a karaoke bar alongside professional Freddy Mercury impersonators.

1800 Elite Dr.
Louisville,
KY
US

Amid the hustle and bustle of the city, Louisville Nature Center offers a tranquil escape from urban sprawl. At its 41-acre Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, more than 2 miles of hiking trails wind past a verdant forest populated by 180 species of tree, shrub, and wildflower. The latter blooms in a native pond and garden, and dragonflies and 30 butterfly species in other gardens pay homage to Lord of the Flies by trying to collectively lift a conch. More creatures soar skyward inside one of Louisville's only bird blinds, where visitors can watch 150 species of resident and migratory birds fluttering about.

After exploring on their own, guests can relax on one the picnic tables or beneath the covered gazebo before joining in on special events such as owl hikes. Youngsters, meanwhile, can discover more nature factoids at summer camps, educational programs, or birthday parties, which include guided hikes and live animal presentations.

3745 Illinois Ave.
Louisville,
KY
US