Louisville Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Louisville, Kentucky - KY, USA)

Louisville contains many impressive tourist attractions, but Louisville's number one attraction is the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Each year thousands of visitors gather to watch the year's biggest horseracing event. If horseracing isn't your cup of tea, then the city of Louisville has plenty more attractions up its sleeve, including delightful golf courses, an impressive zoo and a thrill-tickling theme and water park, among other tourist attractions.

If you are looking for a more educational experience, Louisville a large Science Center and IMAX theater, ideal for children and adults alike.

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Address: Miller IT, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40292, USA
Tel: +1 502 853 5667
This attraction offers various events and shows, ranging from astronomy to laser shows; be prepared to go on an adventure through the universe and explore some of its wonders. Learn about everything from the sun and planets in our solar system to details about stars and constellations. Some shows are not suitable for young children.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:30, Friday - 19:30 to 23:15, Saturday - 11:00 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts for students and children

Louisville Science Center

Address: 727 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40202-2633, USA
Tel: +1 502 561 6100
This Louisville Science Center is home to a range of engaging hands-on exhibits and attractions that will appeal to adults and children alike, as well as educational displays pertaining to science, technology and mathematics. The center's on-site IMAX theater provides exciting and stomach-twirling films that are projected on an enormous, four-story high cinema screen.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 09:30 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 09:30 to 21:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors, children and students

Kentucky Derby

Address: 700 Central Avenue, Located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40208-1212, USA
Tel: +1 502 636 4400
Louisville's biggest attraction has been in operation since 1875. The Kentucky Derby attracts visitors from across the country that come to enjoy the thrill of this horse racing event. Held each May, the Kentucky Derby attracts over half a million spectators who come to watch the two-minute race. Place your bets and you may find yourself wining and dining in luxury for the rest of your vacation! Be warned, tickets for the race sell out months in advance, so if you are planning to attend this event you will need to book ahead.
Open hours: call for details
Admission: charge

Louisville Zoo

Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40233, USA
Tel: +1 502 459 2181
Boasting 1,300 wild animals and some impressive exhibits, including Gorilla Forest and Lorikeet Landing, Louisville Zoo is popular with adults and children alike. Experience a host of animal attractions, including exotic birds up-close, gorillas in a natural habitat and a rare white alligator, Louisville Zoo is a great way to learn more about the world's favorite animals.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday, Sunday - 09:30 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 09:30 to 21:00
Admission: charge, discount for children and seniors, children under two free