Quality Inn & Suites
111 Enterprise Way
Sellersburg, IN 47172-1062
Phone: (812) 246-1200
Fax: (812) 246-5948
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, however the center allows guests to feed them vegetables. Admission to the park is free, but donations are happily accepted. And though the center allows guests to feed animals different vegetables, just don't bring any bread, otherwise Henry will send you the vet bill.
Cyclocross racing has gained a lot of attention in the field of area sports and it is bound to become even more popular in Louisville city. Eva Bandman Park in Louisville is the most popular venue for cyclecross racing, not just in Kentucky, but in the entire United States. At Eva Bandman Park, races are usually held in winter and autumn, when the racing conditions are quite challenging. Cyclocross happens to be a kind of cycle racing involving various elements of bicycle racing like steep hills, graded terrain, wooded trails and other kinds of hurdles requiring the rider to carry his/her bike, dismount it and even remount the bike when the obstruction is crossed.
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.
This scenic riverwalk located beside the Ohio river starts in the east at Beargrass Creek and it runs all the way through downtown into the neighborhood of Portland. It's a popular attraction for tourists as well as locals, and you can easily tell with all the people enjoying the sights and sounds when the weather allows. The Clark Memorial Bridge also spans the river which allows you to traverse into Indiana and back in just a day.
Louisville Extreme Park is one of the best skateparks in the state of Kentucky. Kids from all around town come here to show off their skills at this expertly designed concrete mecca. While many skate parks feature a half pipe, this one features a full pipe, so don't forget your helmet! Other features include bowls, banks, ledges, rails, and a vert ramp.
Cross off skydiving from your bucket list with a visit to Jumping for Fun. This state-of-the-art skydiving center is located a short distance from Louisville at a private airport. The instructors are USPA rated and offer skilled and safety-oriented training in a relaxed environment. Whether it is your first time or are seasoned at the sport, take an adrenaline-pumping plunge with a tandem flight and marvel at stunning views of the state. They promise a memorable experience like no other.
This nine-hole course has no water hazards and no bunkers, making it a perfect course for both novice and experienced golfers.
Though it's located within mere blocks of one of Louisville's most thriving urban centers, Cherokee Park remains a bastion of rugged tranquility. With miles of trails, a range of exciting geography, and room for every sport or outdoor activity, CP is without a doubt a true Kentucky destination. In addition to its renowned golf course, there are facilities for archers, ball players, climbers, dog owners, fishermen, grill masters, horseshoe sharks, mountain bikers, birders, footballers, swimmers, and tennis enthusiasts.
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.
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.
Want to place bets on your favorite breed of horses? Head to the Churchill Downs. Home to the ever popular Kentucky Derby, this is an ideal place to catch a horse race or two while in the city. Watch the adrenaline pumping action unfold in front of you even as you mingle with the "in" crowd and make new friends. Head to the food court for a fabulous meal at the course. For die-hard fans of equestrian sports, the Kentucky Derby is the culmination of a season of anticipation and excitement. For gamblers, it is like Christmas and New Year's rolled into one. Held annually at this historic race course, the Derby is an American institution not to be missed. Host private events or corporate dos at this venue or simply arrange a heart luncheon, either way your event is bound to be a huge success. Check website for more details.
The Louisville Zoo is quite possibly one of the most underrated zoos in the world. Though somewhat modest in size, in is nonetheless home to a bevy of beautiful beasts. Some include camels, baby elephants, tigers, rhinos and even polar bears. The zoo also features different special exhibits. 'Glacier Run' presents arctic animals while 'Gorilla Forest' and 'Lorikeet Landing' are self-explanatory. The tiger feedings are also an attraction that highlight the nature of this apex predator. Here, guests are invited to walk a few yards away from a mesh-covered opening as the animal feeds on its lunch.