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The Hoosier National Forest comes under the purview of the United States Forest Service. This forest is home to the American chestnut trees that were especially planted by the Purdue University, The American Chestnut Foundation and Northern Research Station. Here, you can also indulge in activities like hunting, fishing, horseback riding and so forth.
This animal center is located northeast of Louisville in the town of Prospect, about 25 minutes from downtown. The center primarily features farm animals and a few exotic mammals like zebras, camels, llamas and emus. Henry allows guests to feed them vegetables and admission to the park is free, but donations are happily accepted. And though the center allows guests to feed animals different foodstuffs, just don't bring anything they're not supposed to eat (like bread or starchy foods), otherwise Henry will send you the vet's bill.
If you’re looking for the perfect skiing getaway, Paoli Peaks is just the place for you. It is ideal for all who love winter sports including skiers, snowboarders, snowbladers and tubers. Apart from skiing, the resort also has a restaurant and ski rental store. Combining safety with adventure, there is a first aid facility too. Though, you cannot stay here overnight, there are other hotels located in the nearby vicinity.
This water park is located in Clarksville, Indiana but since you can cross the Kentucky-Indiana border so easily, it almost seems as if you never left Louisville. It's not a traditional water park in the sense where you'll see massive contraptions, but there is a wave riding pool, wading pool and four water slides from the top of Mount Olympus. The kids will love it and the prices to enter are extremely affordable. Overall, it's a great place to spend a summer day, of course it is only open during the season.
The crack of the bat never sounded so good. If you're an avid baseball fan who's ever dreamed of visiting that historic stadium, or desired to watch that favorite childhood team you never got to see, Big League Tours will set you up with an exclusive baseball package that not only gets you a ticket to the ballgame, but also offers one-of-a-kind baseball opportunities. When you go on a Big League Tour, you might find yourself dining with a Hall of Famer or taking batting practice with an All-Star. With tours available in all 30 stadiums, you can customize your own memorable trip, or join a group on one of Big League Tours regional excursions. Whether your plan is to bond with the family at the ballpark or to spend a weekend with the guys, this unique tour company will provide an unforgettable experience that gets you up close and personal with the Big Leagues.
Eva Bandman Park sits at the entrance of Beargrass Creek, where the mighty Ohio River invades bluegrass country. The park is primarily known as a cyclocross racing venue and in fact, it's considered one of the premier spots for this sport in the entire U.S. For those unfamiliar with cyclocross, it is similar to old school BMX racing, except the bikes are larger, more advanced and there are more treacherous obstacles like mud berms, wooded hills, grass, rocky terrain, etc. If you have a bike with you while in Louisville (as well as health insurance), come try your skills at Eva Bandman.
Louisville Champions Park is among the many parks run by the Metro Park. Nestled by the river banks, it is between Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville Water Tower Park and Thurman Hutchins Park. Spread across 222 acres (89.84 hectares), it has many athletic fields, a cyclocross course, cross-country course, a fenced dog park, walking paths, a playground, restrooms and concession stands. It is also home to the Louder Than Life festival. It also hosts league matches regularly.
This scenic riverwalk located beside the Ohio River starts in the east at Beargrass Creek and it runs all the way through downtown into the neighborhood of Portland. It's a popular attraction for tourists as well as locals, and you can easily tell with all the people enjoying the sights and sounds when the weather allows. The Clark Memorial Bridge also spans the river which allows you to traverse into Indiana and back in just a day.
Louisville's Waterfront Development Commission manages this massive park that runs from Beargrass Creek to the underpass of the Clark Memorial Bridge. It's always filled with runners, bikers, dog walkers and anyone else who seeks the sunshine and beauty of the Ohio River. In addition to tons of open riverfront space, the park hosts more than a 100 different events throughout the year. From beach volleyball to weddings, there is always something going on.
Louisville Extreme Park is one of the best skateparks in the state of Kentucky. Kids from all around town come here to show off their skills at this expertly designed concrete course. While many skate parks feature a half pipe, this one features a full pipe, so don't forget your helmet! Other features include bowls, banks, ledges, rails, and a vert ramp.
Cross off skydiving from your bucket list with a visit to Jumping for Fun. This state-of-the-art skydiving center is located a short distance from Louisville at a private airport. The instructors are USPA rated and offer skilled and safety-oriented training in a relaxed environment. Whether it is your first time or you're a seasoned pro, this adventure will lead you on an adrenaline-pumping tandem flight plunge, where you can scream and marvel at stunning views over Kentucky and Indiana.
The Beargrass Creek Greenway is an urban nature trail that meanders alongside Breslin Park and the Cave Hill Cemetery. The trail runs from Breslin Park for about a mile into Cherokee Park and along the way, visitors can catch a glimpse of water fowl, fish and other fauna. It's a nice excursion away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city, especially if you have a bike.