- 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.
87% 174 votes
310 East Broadway, Bardstown, KY MoreLess Info
The 4th largest museum of its kind in the US, the Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum exhibits clothing, personal items and paintings from that time. The flag of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and the Sword of the Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilgham are some of the most precious artifacts.
Founded in 2005, the Fine Arts Bardstown Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the creative arts in the local community. The society operates a gallery which features works from a large number of local artists.
Bardstown Bowling Center is a great place for bowlers of all ages, as it features several lanes for bowling, an arcade, and good food and drinks to enjoy with friends. The facility also hosts birthday parties and bowling leagues.
Featuring a sign that's over 50 years old, Dix-E-Town Lanes offers 24 lanes of bowling with shoe rental and a pro shop. The bowling alley has event rooms, an arcade game area and food like pizza and hamburgers.
82% 294 votes
501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 MoreLess Info
The Federal Hill Mansion is the central attration at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The antebellum South comes to life with the detail throughout the house, and outdoor activities like picnicking and birdwatching are available on the grounds.
70% 56 votes
Bourbon Heritage Center, 1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004 MoreLess Info
With several guided tour options, Heaven Hill Distilleries provides the history of Kentucky bourbon presented in a film, gallery, and tasting room. In the tasting room, visitors can sample four types of whiskey produced at the distillery.
Home to 30 print catalogues, original works of art from local artists, and custom-framing services, the Woodland Gallery is an art gallery that also has a gift shop. The gallery also has a needlework framing service.
90% 29 votes
1900 Ring Road East, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 MoreLess Info
Built around Freeman Creek and Lake, the Elizabethtown Nature Park provides trails for scenic walks or hikes. This park also houses a lovely statue honoring war veterans, along with a pavilion for picnics and other group gatherings.