It might best be known for horse-race gambling and bourbon—two not-so-family-friendly topics—but that doesn’t means there aren’t fun things to do with kids in Louisville. Families here love to venture through the awe-inspiring Mega Caverns and dream of hitting home runs at the Louisville Slugger Factory. And that’s just the start.
Louisville is one of America’s largest markets without a team in one of the four major-league sports. Yet between the Kentucky Derby, University of Louisville sports, and several minor-league teams, your kid will have plenty of inspiration to play sports themselves. Find their favorite sport below for our best suggestion of what to do:
Sometimes the best thing to do with kids is to unleash them at an arcade, in a laser-tag arena, or at a go-kart track. Good news: Malibu Jack’s in East Louisville has all three of these, plus mini-golf, a bounce “beach” area for kids 10 and under, and much more. It’s a family fun park with seemingly endless amount of things to do. Take a peek at what these real customers said about Malibu Jack’s:
“It was a rainy night and we were searching for something to do for our family vacation. We had a blast with the putt putt, laser tag and go-karts!” - Kristian S.
“I love Malibu Jack's! We always have fun whether it is just adults or we bring the grandkids. Lots be to do for everyone!” - Jenene M.
“We went with another family. All together we had two kids 3 and under and a 5 year old. The kids enjoyed the play area the most! We played putt-putt golf and the arcade games. It was worth it. The kids had a blast and so did we!” - Jordan C.
Finding a kid-friendly restaurant can be a difficult task—where can you find a joint with food they like, and a kid-appropriate ambience? Take a few deep breaths and pick your favorite type of food below, and we’ll hook you up with a great Louisville restaurant for kids:
What if you could kill two birds with one stone: keep your kid busy for an entire afternoon and impart some knowledge? You’d feel like parent of the year, right? Make it happen with one of these nine educational things to do with kids in Louisville:
Perhaps Louisville’s best attraction for kids isn’t exactly in Louisville, it’s below Louisville. The Louisville Mega Cavern has been wowing its guests for decades, in part for its mammoth size (at more than 4 million square feet) and in part for what it’s become: a playground for kids and adults.
Touring the cave system (via tram car or electric bike) is only one part. The cavern has also become Kentucky’s coolest setting for zip lines, an aerial ropes course, and an underground mountain-bike course. To try out the bike park, grab a deal. These real customers used the deal, and had this to say:
“If you're coming here for the mountain bike tracks you won't be disappointed! They have areas for all riding styles from beginners to experts. It's an absolute blast! And the fact that you're riding in a giant cavern makes it that much more awesome.” Jason B.
“WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!! This place is a boy's DREAM!!” - Caryl D.
“We took our 10-year-old, 12-year-old, 14-year-old. It was really really cool, especially if you love mountain biking, or BMX biking.” - Jennifer F.