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Belle of Louisville KY16 Fun Things to do with the kids around Louisville

  1. Watch the animals Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY (502) 459-2181 http://www.louisvillezoo.org
  2. Check out the cool kids exhibits at the Science Museum 727 West Main Street, Louisville, KY (502) 561-6111 http://www.louisvillescience.org
  3. Find out how baseball bats are made Louisville Slugger Museum and baseball bat factory 800 West Main Street, Louisville, KY (502) 588-7228 http://www.sluggermuseum.org
  4. Explore a cave at Mammoth Cave 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY (270) 758-2180 http://www.nps.gov
  5. Go swimming year round at the Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center - 201 Reservoir Road (in Crescent Hill Park) Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 897-9949
  6. Ride horses at McNeely Lake Park’s stable is located at 6711 Mt. Washington Road and can be reached at 231-9011. Iroquois Park’s stables are located at 7000 Sanders Gate Road and can be reached at 367-1116.
  7. Experience life in the pioneer days at Fort Boonesboro http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/ Fort Boonesborough State Park 4375 Boonesborough Rd. Richmond, Ky. 40475 859-527-3131 ext 216
  8. Rent a boat for the day on Taylorsville Lake http://www.taylorsvillelakemarina.com/rental.html (502) 477-8766 1240 Settlers Trace Road Taylorsville Kentucky 40071
  9. Hike a trail at Bernheim Forest http://www.bernheim.org/get_to_BF.html
  10. Learn about the history of the Kentucky Derby Museum Kentucky Derby Museum | 704 Central Avenue | Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 637-7097 Info
  11. Draw, glue and paste your creations at the Speed Art Museum Kids program ArtSparks where kids do art too http://www.speedmuseum.org/kids.html 502.634.2700 2035 South Third Street Louisville, Kentucky 40208
  12. Watch plays at Stage One – childrens plays at the Kentucky Center for the Arts http://www.stageone.org/season/
  13. Attend the Iroquois Ampitheater performances by the Louisville Youth Orchestra and see plays such as "Annie" in an outdoor theater - http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/IroquoisAmphitheater/schedule.htm
  14. Tour my Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown Kentucky http://www.myoldkentuckyhome.com/
  15. Read and hear stories downtown at the Louisville Free Public Library for the day for childrens events http://www.lfpl.org/events/?com=searchresult2&t=3
  16. Take a ride on the Belle of Louisville on the Ohio River http://www.belleoflouisville.org/schedule/ or call (502) 574-2992

Pizza parlors

  • Bearno's Pizza - Very different crust flavor to try 458-8605
  • Highlands Pizza Company - Have you tried this one yet? 456-1414
  • Impellizzeri's Pizza is back! 1381 Bardstown Rd in the Highlands between Eastern Parkway and Cherokee Parkway - this is the best pizza!
  • Louisville Pizza Co. - Delicious! 3910 Ruckriegel Parkway 267-1188
  • Lots-A-Pasta - on Lexington Rd in St. Matthews try the Foccacia Bread
  • North End Bar - 1722 Frankfort Ave 896-8770
  • Tony Boombozz - Easy to find on the corner of Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway, the pizzas are big and flavorful. 458-888
  • Vito's Pizzeria - Katherine Pulzone, Heidi Fore's favorite Italian food reviewer recommends the Canoli and the pizza. She rates it as the most authentic in Louisville.
  • Wick's Pizza - Always a crowd pleaser, the atmosphere is great to eat it there or take it home. Live music, bar and pizza. 458-1828. Beyond the Highlands, try Wicks on Westport 2927 Goose Creek Rd 327-9425, Middletown Wicks Pizza 12717 Shelbyville Rd 213-9425. Heidi Fore recommend the Bar-b-que chicken pizza.
  • Za's Pizza Pub -1573 Bardstown Road -454-4544 - also open for lunch

Where to take the kids for supper? 

These are the best family-friendly environments in Louisville, KY

  • Kingfish 3021 Upper River Road, 1610 Kentucky Mills Drive, or 601 West Riverside Drive Jeffersonville, IN
  • Buca Di Beppo - 2051 S. Hurstbourne, 493-2426
  • Mark's Feed Store 10316 Dixie Hwy, 1514 Bardstown Road, or 11422 Shelbyville Road
  • Joe's Crab Shack 131 River Rd, 568-1171
  • Beef O'Brady's - All over town.  Click here for locations.
  • Old Spaghetti Factory -235 W Market St,  581-1070
  • Wick's Pizza  2927 Goose Creek Rd, 327-9425 or 12717 Shelbyville Road, 213-9425
  • Eva Mae's Creekside Restaurant 6313 River Road, Harrods Creek. -- 6-9 p.m. 228-2882
  • Cunningham's Creekside 6301 Upper River Road.
  • Louisville Pizza Co. 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy,  267-1188
  • Brandon's BBQ 9246 Westport Rd, 426-6666
  • Carrabbas 617 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, 412-2218
  • Maccaroni Grill 401 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, 423-9220
  • Cracker Barrel 2701 Crittenden Dr., 636-2263, 10150 Brookridge Village Blvd., 231-4663 or1401 Kentucky Mills Dr, 266-8895
  • Waffle House Click link for various locations
  • Bob Evans Click link for various locations
  • Gatti-Land
  • Chuck E. Cheese 2030 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, 40220 - (502) 493-0261
  • Olive Garden 1320 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, 339-7190 (2 doors down from Keller Williams Realty Louisville East)
  • Fazoli's 337 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 - (502) 423-1777

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