- The list below includes 75 free or cheap things to do in or near Louisville, Kentucky, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Specialty Museums, Movie Theaters and Bowling.
- From Cave Hill Cemetery to Cherokee Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Louisville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Clarksville, Jeffersonville, Corydon and New Albany.
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The famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat gets its own spotlight at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Guests are treated to the history behind the top bat used in Major League Baseball before seeing the factory in action.
The home of the Kentucky Derby is the Churchill Downs racetrack. Horse races are held throughout the year with the crowning event being the annual Kentucky Derby while Family Fun Days are held each week during the Spring Meet.
Muhammad Ali's legendary life is displayed across three levels of exhibits at the Muhammad Ali Center. Interactive and multimedia displays help to teach visitors the six core principles which led Ali throughout his life, and cultural programs are frequently held to embrace these values.
Faster and more technical than a typical outdoor go-kart track, Bluegrass Indoor Karting features daily Open Racing times for Adult karts, reaching speeds of up to 40 MPH, or Junior riders who travel up to 30 MPH.
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Over 1,000 years of history is covered at the Frazier History Museum including American and international artifacts as well as the British Royal Armouries. Daily historic interpretation performances are held within special areas while hands-on activities and touch carts are available throughout the museum.
The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest museum and has been home to countless art pieces for nearly a century. Currently undergoing major renovations, the museum is instead hosting special exhibitions and family art events at a satellite location named Local Speed, open on weekends.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was a major hospital that is now known as one of the most haunted sites in the country. Visitors who are interested in the paranormal can schedule tours of the site or overnight sessions ghost hunting sessions.
The Louisville Science Center contains special areas for adults and children. In the adult area, visitors find a four-story theater showing science documentary films and the chance to talk to science experts, while in the children's area contains many hands-on exhibits.
Featuring eight different auditoriums, Baxter Avenue Theatres is a unique movie theater that shows a mix of newly released, foreign, and independent films. The theater is unique for its lighted moving sculptures, hand-painted murals, and artistic decor throughout.