Belle of Louisville
401 West River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
Cruise the mighty Ohio River aboard the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world, the Belle of Louisville. Built in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1914, the paddlewheel-driven vessel has earned the distinction of being the most widely traveled steamboat in the nation. Tickets for lunch and dinner cruises or sightseeing tours aboard the Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson can be purchased at the ticket office adjacent to the Belle of Louisville, online or over the phone. Lunch and dinner cruise tickets require 48-hour advance reservations. Special group rates and charter cruises are available.
Frazier History Museum
829 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Day 12-5pm; Thunder Over Louisville and Derby Day 9am-2pm. Hours are subject to change.
Admission: Adults: $12; Military: $10; Seniors: $10; Children/Students: $8; Children 4 & under, Kentucky and Indiana Teachers, and Frazier History Museum Members: Free. Show your ticket stub and receive $1 off at other Museum Row on Main attractions.
The Frazier History Museum offers a variety of exhibits, gallery experiences, events and programs designed to help families have fun and experience history together. Each month, on the second Saturday of the month, the Frazier Museum presents events exploring different themes. These events, called Second Saturdays, are designed to engage children with true stories from other times and other cultures. Visit the museum’s website for Second Saturday programming. Programming is included with the cost of admission and free for Members.
Kentucky Railway Museum & Train Excursions
136 S Main St, New Haven, KY 40051
Hours: January-March, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; No Train Rides, January-March, April-December, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4:30pm; Saturday, 11-4:30pm; Sunday, 12-4:30; Train Rides 2pm, April-December
Admission: Museum Admission Adults: $5; Children: $2; Train Excursions: Adults: $18; Children: $13
Embark on a 22-mile journey through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley from Boston to New Haven aboard one of the Kentucky Railway Museum’s vintage locomotives, browse the museum’s exceptional railroad and locomotive exhibits and check out the museum gift shop.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Hours: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Unit January 1-May 25, 2015, 8am-4:45pm; May 26-September 7, 2015, 8am-6:45pm; September 8-December 31, 2015, 8am-4:45pm
Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is currently closed due to construction at the site. Whereas the site is a construction zone there are public safety concerns. Construction is due to be completed in the latter part of 2015.
Grounds open daylight hours year-round
His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. Three miles from the National Historic Site in downtown Hodgenville visitors will find the Lincoln Museum of Kentucky. The museum's main exhibits include a dozen dioramas of pivotal times in the life of the sixteenth president, an art gallery, civil war memorabilia, and a gift shop.
Kentucky Science Center
727 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9:30am-5pm; Friday-Saturday: 9:30am-9pm; Closed Derby Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Admission: Exhibits & Movie: Adults: $20; Children: $15; Kentucky Science Center Members: Free; Exhibits Only: Adults: $13; Children: $11; Kentucky Science Center Members: Free; Documentary Only: Adults: $8; Children: $8; Kentucky Science Center Members: $6; Hollywood Only: Adults: $10; Children: $10; Kentucky Science Center Members: $8.
The Kentucky Science Center encourages people of all ages to do science in engaging, educational, and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. The Science Center offers hands-on science exploration through regular and special programs, mind-blowing exhibits, and spectacular films designed to captivate visitors of all ages.
Louisville Slugger Museum and Slugger Field
800 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: January-June: Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM; Sunday 11AM-5PM; July 1-August 9: Monday-Wednesday 9AM-6PM; Thursday-Saturday 9AM - 8PM; Sunday 11AM–6PM; August 10-December 31: Monday-Saturday 9AM–5PM; Sunday 11AM–5PM
Admission: Adults: $12; Seniors: $11; Children: $7; Children 5 & Under: Free
Home of the number-one bat in Major League Baseball and the biggest baseball bat in the world, the Louisville Slugger Museum boasts hands-on exhibits chronicling the amazing stories immortalized in the Slugger Museum’s collection. Walk through the heart of the production line inside Louisville Slugger’s world-famous factory and experience the historic and high-tech craftsmanship that goes into every bat. Factory tours last approximately 30 minutes. Visitors normally allow two hours for the entire museum and factory experience. Everyone receives a miniature souvenir bat at the end of the tour.
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Hours: Open Daily. Sept. 29, 2014 to March 13, 2015: 10-4pm (stay until 5pm); March 14, 2015 to Sept. 27, 2015: 10am-5pm (stay until 6pm); Twilight Hours June and July (Thursday-Saturday) 10am-7pm (stay until 8pm). Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Admission: Adults: $15.95; Children: $11.50; Seniors: $11.50; School Groups, Camp, Daycare Centers & Scouts : $7
Polar bears, orangutans, penguins, a Komodo dragon, giraffes and much, much more. Enjoy more than 1,500 exotic animals and a lush botanical park. Stroll through award-winning Glacier Run and Gorilla Forest, take a trip to the Islands and explore the HerpAquarium, home to fascinating reptiles and amphibians including King Louie the rare white alligator. Plus there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages, including exciting new ropes courses, Papa John’s Splash Park, an African petting zoo, classes, night safaris, special character appearances, movie nights and more.
Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor
4554 Fayette Ave, Fort Knox, KY 40121
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4:30pm; Saturday and Federal Holiday Hours, 10am-5:30pm; Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day
The museum features American and foreign war exhibits, a section of the Berlin Wall and a collection of General Patton's personal effects. The Patton Museum is located on the site of the Fort Knox Bullion Depository where the US gold reserve is stored.