Caves and Mines in LOUISVILLE with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Louisville, Kentucky, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Bluegrass State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Louisville…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Louisville Mega Cavern

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    (5 miles) Louisville

    Let the kids explore the WORLDS only underground zip line and rope challenge course right under Louisville!

  • Squire Boone Caverns

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    (24 miles) Mauckport

    Beautiful historic guided cave tours set in a village which will take you back to the 1800s way of life.

  • Marengo Park Cave

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    (33 miles) Marengo

    Underground adventure in Indiana for the whole family with tours through incredible natural wonders, as well as gem stone mining!

  • Bluespring Caverns Park

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    (57 miles) Bedford

    Older kids will love these tours along an underground river, surrounded by great chambers that are millions of years old! Great fun in Indiana!

  • Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

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    (75 miles) Horse Cave

    Two floors of exhibits in the museum, and amazing fun for active kids exploring one of Kentucky's largest cave system!

  • Mammoth Cave National Park

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    (76 miles) Mammoth Cave

    An underground experience with this cave system - the longest known in the world! With cave tours, camping, trails, horseback riding, and cycling...and amazing National Park in Kentucky.

  • Diamond Caverns

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    (80 miles) Park City

    Kentuckys finest cave since 1859 featuring thousands of naturally colorful formations throughout. Professionally guided tours daily. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...

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  • Holiday World and Splashin Safari

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    (63 miles) Santa Claus

    Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.

  • Strickers Grove

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    (93 miles) Hamilton

    A family friendly amusement park open to the public four times in a year, with great activities for active kids - including roller coasters!

  • Atlantis Waterpark

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    (2 miles) Clarksville

    Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,

  • Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

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    (51 miles) French Lick

    Enjoy 40,000 sq ft of water park fun in Indiana, with a host of water park fun for the whole family of swashbuckling buccaneers!

  • Paradise Cove

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    (89 miles) Richmond

    Outdoor water fun for kids with the numerous play features suitable for all ages!

  • Beech Bend Park

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    (93 miles) Bowling Green

    Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.

  • SomerSplash

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    (99 miles) Somerset

    Something for everyone is this great outdoor waterpark! 20,000 square-foot wave pool, huge tipping bucket, tube slides and three tall body slides - cool Kentucky fun!

  • Louisville Zoo

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    (4 miles) Louisville

    Home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.

  • Joe Huber Family Farm

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    (14 miles) Starlight

    Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!

  • Red Wolf Sanctuary

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    (68 miles) Rising Sun

    A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.

  • Dauset Trails Nature Centre

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    (71 miles) Jackson

    In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Kentucky Down Under

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    (75 miles) Horse Cave

    Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.

  • Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

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    (79 miles) Cave City

    You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest ...

  • Wolf Creek Habitat

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    (87 miles) Brookville

    A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!

  • Newport Aquarium

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    (89 miles) Newport

    Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive ...

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (91 miles) Cincinnati

    Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was ...

  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours

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    (48 miles) Frankfort

    Candy Tours! Need we go on? Tasty tours for the whole family in a real candy factory...home of the iconic Bourbon Chocolates!

  • Horse Farm Tours

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    (71 miles) Lexington

    A local insight into the horse capital of the world - Lexington! Fun family tours that offer a close-up look at the premier Thoroughbred Horse Farms - all with local knowledge!

  • Puzzles Fun Dome

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    (12 miles) Louisville

    22,000 sq ft of indoor fun with inflatables, an arcade, art studio, adventure playground, toddler area, and so much more!

  • Kazoing

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    (12 miles) Louisville

    Our facility is home to two huge inflatable rooms, a Tot Lot play area, Crafty Art Studio, and Glamour Studio. During the week we are open for Open Plays, Mother’s Day Out, Fun Day Camps, and ...

  • Blazers Fun Zone

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    (33 miles) Radcliff

    22,000 sq ft of indoor family fun in Hardin County, with inflatables, skating, rock climbing, toddler zone, arcade and lots more fun!

  • Gattitown

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    (70 miles) Lexington

    GattiTown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. Our delicious marketplace buffet includes all you care to eat pizza, pasta, ...

  • Louisville Slugger Museum

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    All things baseball! This museum and factory is all about that iconic Louisville Slugger bat, which has been iconic since 1884. A look into sporting history for the whole family in Kentucky on your ...

  • Kentucky Derby Museum

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    (3 miles) Louisville

    The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a very visible part of our community. Graciously welcoming over 200,000 guests through the doors each year and ...

  • General George Patton Museum

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    (27 miles) Fort Knox

    An historic trip into the life and times of General George Patton, a key figure in US Army history.

  • Santa Claus Museum and Village

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    (63 miles) Santa Claus

    All things Santa! Take the kids on a stroll through history at the Santa Claus Museum and Village, and visit various part of Santa's festive and magical world!

  • American Saddlebred Museum

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    (68 miles) Lexington

    The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be highlighting the special bond between children and Saddlebreds in its 2008 exhibition ...

  • Kentucky Horsepark

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    (68 miles) Lexington

    Not just a place to get up close to the beautiful horses, but also various museums included in the admission, horse-drawn tours, and picnics. Great animal family fun for your day out in Lexington!