Things to do in Louisville with kids
Believe it or not, there is more to Louisville than the Slugger (although it has it’s own museum, complete with batting cages!) and the Kentucky Derby (although that has it’s own museum too!)
Louisville can hold it’s own as a great city to visit with kids, so why not consider it and try something new? There are educational attractions like the Science Center which is actually the largest hands-on science center in the state (impressive!).
There is water fun with the Atlantic Waterpark, and acres of nature right in the heart of the city with Water Front Park or Louisville Nature Center.
Want a zoo with a dinosaur exhibit? Only in this great Kentucky City! Louisville Zoo lets kids enjoy animals of today, and of the prehistoric kind.
Need a break and want something where you can relax while the kids excel all that energy? With KaZoing, they have those too! (It’s not just a city for kids!)
A city for every season, Lousiville is packed to the brim with kids fun. Why not make it one of your next places to visit with your little sluggers? Batter up!
3 floors of hands on science activities for kids AND grown ups at this Kentucky Science Center, with interactive exhibits, IMAX, labs, and so much more!
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 day out!
Cruise back in time on this 1914 steamboat, and see Louisville from a whole new angle! Sightseeing tours, as well as lunch and dinner cruises ready for the family!
A fun and cultural way in downtown Louisville to introduce children to the arts at an early age, and present top-quality, professional and educational theatrical experiences as they move through adolescence and adulthood.
Fun on wheels around Louisville with this great rental company, with hourly or full day bike rentals.
85 acres of outdoor family fun, this Louisville park is a playground for all ages! With adventure playgrounds, restaurants, walking paths and picnic areas!
Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art.
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 giving them a first hand look at the event for whi....
63 acres of fun Louisville amusement park AND water park filled with thrills, spills, and plenty of family fun!
A wonderful opportunity for kids to enjoy and study nature, right in the heart of Louisville!
Louisville Zoo is home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.
Let the kids explore the WORLDS only underground zip line and rope challenge course right under Louisville!
Ice cold family fun in Kentucky for beginners, hockey players and figures skaters to enjoy a great day out together.
A free admission animal refuge where kids can spend time with bison, water buffalo, llamas, domestic animals and more!
Get creative with Whet Your Palette! Kids (and families!) of all ages can drop in an enjoy some painting, and even take up lessons! Art fun in Kentucky!
22,000 sq ft of indoor fun with inflatables, an arcade, art studio, adventure playground, toddler area, and so much more!
Enjoy indoor fun with KaZoing, where kids in Louisiana can enjoy inflatables, toddler area, open play, birthday parties & more!
A fun State-of-the-Art kids multi-sports center in Lexington with an open gym, as well as classes, gymnastics, swimming, dance and more!
Engage the family with nature and garden backpacks, books and blanket packs, scavenger hunts, and Saturday morning Children in the Dell Programs in Kentucky!
Kart Kountry is fun for the whole family, featuring the longest Go-Kart track in the World at over 1.5 miles, batting cages, bumper boats and more!
Bernheim Arboretum offers a nature based family day out with programs and special events that will enhance your visit to this Kentucky favorite!
An historic trip into the life and times of General George Patton, a key figure in US Army history.
22,000 sq ft of indoor family fun in Hardin County, with inflatables, skating, rock climbing, toddler zone, arcade and lots more fun!
Biking, birding, canoeing, fishing, golf, hiking, and even camping is all ready to be enjoyed at this Kentucky park perfect for families!
You'll experience Kentucky's diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants, and animals that make this their home Whether you have an hour or the whole day at the KDFWR Headquarters and the Salato Wildlife Education Center, you'll have f....
With interactive exhibits, hands-on history activities, and exciting theatre performances, the Center for Kentucky History is a fun place for kids! General admission is always free for kids 5 and under. Plus, we have free History Zone activities for ....
Candy Tours! Need we go on? Tasty tours for the whole family in a real candy factory...home of the iconic Bourbon Chocolates!
Explore the site where the 16th president of the USA was born in rural Kentucky - Abraham Lincoln
An entertaining and educational look at the history of American railroads, and how they served the country. Includes a 90 minute tour train ride!
3,000 acres of village exploration where a remarkable Kentucky society once flourished.
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 entitled For the Love of a Horse: Children and Saddlebre....
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!
Experience Bible history at the life-size Noah’s Ark with Ark Encounter in Kentucky!
Roller skating, laser tag and laser maze, black light mini golf and arcade.
An original Antebellum house with guided tours to take you back through history at this Lexington attraction!
Visit Kentucky's LARGEST indoor playground, located in Lexington and filled with a host of fun activities for those playful kids!
A family owned and operated bowling center with great family bowling fun for all!
Explore the family home of Mary Todd, the future first lady of the 19th century President - Abraham Lincoln!
A fun, interactive, colorful and energetic experience for kids to create and learn.
100 acres of year round nature, with beautiful gardens as well as a children's garden.
A historic house offering an insight into 19th century life in Lexington, with a museum featuring original furniture and antiques, with Civil War relics.
A Kentucky campground associated with the Pioneer Playhouse with great theatre shows all summer long!
The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) was created as a not-for-profit organization in 1968 to "provide creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences." In these 38 years, the LASC has not only moved with ....
Travel back in time to the 19th century with guided tours of an incredible historic Lexington 18-room mansion.
1,331 acres of nature to play in, and 8,200 acres of lake to play on, this beautiful Kentucky State Park is great to bring the family for the day out. A great way to experience the beauty of nature in Kentucky!
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!
Have you ever met a kangaroo? Fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just visit Kentucky Down Under!
Two floors of exhibits in the museum, and amazing fun for active kids exploring one of Kentucky's largest cave system!
Mammoth Cave is the longest known in the world! With cave tours, camping, trails, horseback riding...and amazing National Park in Kentucky.
Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Kentucky River Palisades and early Kentucky history. Over 10 miles of hiking trails provide access to streams, meadows and woodlands characteristic of ....
The state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot museum in Kentucky that bring the Bible to life, with exhibits, planetarium, dinosaurs and a petting zoo!
An Old West family adventure in Kentucky, with a haunted hotel, country store, live entertainment, and Black Light Mini Golf all set in an Old Western Town. Yee Haw y'all!
Over 150 life sized dinosaurs await the kids in Kentucky, with fossil digs, a mammoth garden, and dino gem excavations!
Kentucky Action Park is your one stop for vacation fun in South Central Kentucky with ziplines, horse riding, alpine slide, mini golf, cave tours, bumper cars and more!
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 animals ever. The museum has nearly 14,000 square f....
An indoor roller skating rink open year round with timetables including session types including family skate, late night music session and Christian Skate Night.
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 to do with kids in Kentucky
Indoor Kentucky fun with a trampoline park, arcade, and world class laser tag!
A huge play facility offering physical play, imagination and role play, shows and entertainments, splash zone, maze and a big adventure playground.
The Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium, located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, is open each week for School Programs, Public Programs, and Special Events. Please see our posted schedules for appropriate shows.
Laser Tag, Console Gaming, Arcade, Airsoft. We do the best birthday parties anywhere around. We also have a great place for Mom to relax while the kids have a GREAT time.
Offers a local headquarters for casual competitive roleplay gaming, with a great welcoming attitude towards kids and beginners.
Outdoor water fun for kids with the numerous play features suitable for all ages!
Indoor Sand Volleyball, Bowling and Games Arcade with billiards and darts facilities. Outdoor activities include Cornhole, Horseshoes, Outdoor Sand Volleyball and Basketball.
Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do with thousands of marine animals, with dive shows , "meet the biologist" sessions & pet a shark!
Amusement park AND water park fun in Bowling Green, with coasters, rides, mini golf, go-karts and even a petting farm, with waterpark fun and a campground too!
Okay Corvette enthusiasts, it's time to rev up your engines and pack up the 'Vette for a road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky ... Home of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). True 'Vette lovers won't want to miss all that the NCM has to offer!
Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and more.
An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in fascinating local history.
Kentucky's ONLY Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave -an amazing natural wonder!
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!
Ice cream, group farm tours, and fall fun with a jumping pillow and a corn maze! Great farm fun (with animals!) at this Kentucky dairy farm!
Great family swimming with lap pool and slides, perfect in this community aquatic complex in Kentucky!
There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, with over 70 different species on display!
One of the most visited national forests in the entire state of Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest has all sorts of adventures from camping, rock climbing to boating!
The K&T Special Ride the 16 mile round trip upon the 100 year old, Kentucky & Tennessee Railway. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kentucky
18,000sq ft of family water fun in Kentucky with wave pools, lazy river, kiddie pool, slides, and even go-karts and mini golf! Campground too!
A fun family aquatic center featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground!
A great location on Lake Barkley, this resort gives you the option to "rough it" camping or enjoy more comfortable accommodations. The great outdoors is waiting!
Make a SPLASH in Kentucky with this fun water park, with tubes, wave pool, lazy rivers, and even zip lines!
Biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking...all fun activities the family can do in this nature filled recreation area in Kentucky!
Kooky mini golf with live animals included, plus the Jungle Run awaits the brave and the swift, aided of course by your golf cart!
Zip lines, go-karts, rock climbing, laser tag....amazing family fun in Kentucky perfect for active kids!
RV sites, tent spots and cabins are all waiting at this Kentucky family owned and operated campground!
History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and information that puts the past in perspective and m....
Only in America! A weird, wacky and wonderful folk art roadside attraction with it's own Toyland toy museum!
The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker.Throughout the year, MAQS offers a variety of educational offerings for children, families, and visitors at ....