Sightseeing in Madison


$25 for One-Year Family Membership to Louisville Nature Center ($45 Value)

Louisville Nature Center

Louisville Nature Center

One-year family membership to 41-acre nature preserve with more than 2 mi. of hiking trails and one of the city’s only bird blinds

$45 $25

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Admission for Two, Four, or a Family of Five at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing (Up to 42% Off)

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Southwest Louisville

Explore a historic farm site on the Ohio River with a 1837 farm house, 19th century kitchen, gardens, and historic archaeological artifacts

$12 $7

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$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

The Hillforest

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

$75 $25

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$20 for a Newport Gangster Tour for Two from American Legacy Tours ($40 Value)

American Legacy Tours

American Legacy Tours

Gangster guides lead a whirlwind tour of Newport’s mob-dominated past from inside an old casino

$40 $20

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Cheese Platter and Wineglasses with Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery (Up to 43% Off)

Wight-Meyer Vineyard

Wight-Meyer Vineyards

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

$20 $12

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Winery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 8 at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery

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

$25 $11

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Basic or Premium Discovery Flight and Flight Simulator Package at Stratus Helicopters (Up to 53% Off)

Stratus Helicopters

Lunken Airport

Students receive ground instruction and time in flight simulator before piloting a Robinson; premium package includes one passenger

$421.50 $199

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$35 for a Segways at Sunset Tour from Cincinnati Bike Center ($60 Value)

Cincinnati Bike Center

Smale Riverfront Park

Guided tours showcase Cincinnati sights while segway riders enjoy sunset views

$60 $35

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Visit for Two or Four to Taft Museum of Art (Up to 55% Off)

Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art

World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

$20 $10

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Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 53% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Historical firehouse-turned-museum hosts array of 19th-century firefighting artifacts & exhibits on fire safety

$16 $8

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Food Tasting with Cheese Platter and Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, Six at Baker-Bird Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Baker-Bird Winery

Baker-Bird Winery

Food tasting at 150-year-old antebellum winery with souvenir logo wine glasses, cheese, chocolates, and rum cake

$30 $15

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

335-acre park and outdoor museum invites guests to wander among 64 sculptures tucked into gardens and meadows, and alongside lakes

$16 $9

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Children’s Museum Visit for Two or Four at Explorium of Lexington (Up to 50% Off)

Explorium of Lexington

Explorium of Lexington

Kids can enclose themselves in giant bubbles, build an adobe wall, and watch wild birds from an observation window at the interactive museum

$16 $9

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Two Adult Passes or a Family Day Pass for Up to Four People to The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (50% Off)

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

20,000 sq. ft. facility traces the science and history of flight with restored aircraft, memorabilia, and interactive education stations

$16 $8

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$14 to Take Part in "Trapped in a Room with a Zombie" from Room Escape Adventures ($28 Value)

Room Escape Adventures

The Web

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

$28 $14

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15-Minute or 30-Minute Hands-On Helicopter Tour at Higher Ground Helicopters (Up to 43% Off)

Higher Ground Helicopters

Higher Ground Helicopters

Students have the opportunity to take control of the flight during 15- or 30-minute tours that include a video to take home

$175 $99

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wayne County Historical Museum (Up to 64% Off)

Wayne County Historical Museum

Wayne County Historical Museum

Artifacts and memorabilia paint a vivid picture of Wayne County from the pioneer era through contemporary times

$14 $5

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Visit for Two or Four to Indiana Historical Society (Up to 46% Off)

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Historical Society

State history explored through 3-D re-creations of photos and events with historical actors, interactive experiences, and a conservation lab

$14 $9

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Annual Membership for One, Two, or Four to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (Up to 71% Off)

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Downtown Indianapolis

Membership to a nonprofit, library/museum memorializing the Slaughterhouse-Five author includes gift-shop discounts

$30 $12

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Guided Tour of James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home for Four or Six (Up to 46% Off)

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

Museum celebrating writer, poet, and best-selling author will welcome a new visitor and education center in June

$16 $9

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Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to NCAA Hall of Champions (Up to 50% Off)

NCAA Hall of Champions

NCAA Hall of Champions

Kiosks for all 23 NCAA sports; video clips and interactive sport simulators immerse visitors in the history of college athletics

$10 $6

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Select Local Merchants

  • Henry's Ark
    There's a more personal way to get to know a zebra than visiting it at the zoo or stalking it on the African plains. At Henry's Ark, visitors can get up close to their favorite striped horse, along with emus, yaks, bison, buffalo, and llamas. All the owners ask: don't feed the animals.
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    7801 Rose Island Rd
    Prospect, KY US
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
    Chronicling the history of the Howard Shipyard, the Howard Steamboat Museum displays a plethora of steamboat artifacts within a 22-room Romanesque-revival mansion that was built in 1894. Visitors to the Howard mansion step into the nineteenth century, as they can admire original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained-glass windows, intricate carvings, and primitive steam-powered laptop computers. While walking through the preserved halls, patrons have access to a collection of exhibits, including detailed full- and half-hull models, as well as more than 4,000 original photographs and paintings. Inspect the original paddlewheel from The Delta Queen, study artifacts taken directly from the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez, or browse the gift shop for the ideal present for a seafarer.
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    1101 E Market St
    Jeffersonville, IN US
  • 18th Century Market Fair
    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.
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    561 Blankenbaker Ln.
    Louisville, KY US
  • Louisville Visual Art Association
    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.
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    609 W. Main St.\
    Louisville, KY US
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    On the First Friday of every month, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites the community to peruse its wares for free. The museum, along with many of its neighbors on Louisville's Museum Row, participates in the First Friday Trolley Hop, a tour of the vibrant local art scene. It's one of many ways the museum team opens their 27,000 square feet of rotating art exhibits, which highlight styles from American folk art to taxidermy. The displays emphasize the importance of materials and process, rather than focusing exclusively on the final product. This philosophy extends to the museum's art workshops, in which kids make finger puppets, bracelets, and even mini-greenhouses well suited for pet hamsters who've always dreamed of gardening.
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    715 W Main St.
    Louisville, KY US
  • Breitenstein Frame Shoppe
    Breitenstein Frame Shoppe offers a large selection of pre-framed art, gifts, and custom framing options in its cozy gallery. The walls are gracefully plastered with framed photos and paintings, and a long display of multicolored frame options lurks just behind the shop’s counter. With extensive experience framing everything from broken boat oars to whole boat oars, framing experts Carl and Kathleen Breitenstein can custom frame almost anything, including boat oars, be they broken or whole. Framing prices can range from as little as $40 to around $200; however, a 16"x20" frame will typically cost about $80 without a mat and about $100 matted. Customers can also choose to direct their Groupon’s value toward the shop’s stock of limited edition prints, contemporary photos, or sinus-soothing Candleberry candles.
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    9870 Linn Station Rd
    Louisville, KY US
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