1500 E Crystal Dr.
La Grange, KY 40031
Phone: (502) 225-4125
Fax: (502) 225-6282
An 18-hole course that is fun and challenging. The park has a fishing lake, playground, tennis courts and horseback riding trails.
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.
A nine-hole, lighted, executive course and driving range.
Kingpin Lanes is a full-service bowling and entertainment destination. Go to bowl and rock 'n roll. They do not offer typical bowling alley food. Their appetizers include signature Loaded Thick Potato Chips, Chicken Quesadillas, and King's Wings. They have a variety of soups and salads. They also offer some very tasty sandwiches. Then top it all off with an ice cream sundae. The Lounge at Kingpin is a plush cocktail mecca with nightly specials, craft brews on tap and a slew of signature libations like the Meister King.
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course. There are 50 sand bunkers, tree-lined fairways, a creek that meanders through several holes, with ponds on #5, #14 and #18. A fully-stocked Pro Shop and snack bar are available. The Charlie Vettiner Park also features a fishing lake, frisbee golf course, tennis courts, fitness course, hiking trails, and playground for complete family entertainment.
This nine-hole course has no water hazards and no bunkers, making it a perfect course for both novice and experienced golfers.
Rated the sixth-toughest course in Kentucky and voted "Best of Louisville" for several years running. Seneca boasts a chipping green and driving range. Calling ahead is recommended to reserve tee times.
Though it's located within mere blocks of Kentucky's largest city, Cherokee Park remains a bastion of rugged tranquility. With miles of trails, a range of interesting topography, and room for every sport or outdoor activity, this park offers a look at the Kentucky backwoods without venturing too far. It contains a golf course and there are facilities for almost every type of outdoorsman. Whether you are an archer, basketball player, jogger, fisherman, grill master, mountain biker, birder, swimmer or plain ol' dog walker, it's perfect.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1895, Cherokee is one of the oldest municipal golf courses in the United States. Cherokee is the shortest of the Metro Parks courses. It offers nine holes. Other amenities include a fully stocked Pro Shop, snack bar, large practice putting green, and a picnic area for outings.