Things To Do in Louisville

Kentucky Derby Museum

Louisville, Kentucky is very well known for the Kentucky Derby and it just so happens that you can take a tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack. Some of the exciting exhibits include The Winner’s Circle, Secretariat, and Jockey Stories just to name a few. Additionally, you can meet the resident thoroughbred and companion pony that are staying the permanent stable exhibit. For more detailed information on tour options and to buy tickets, please visit their website.  

https://www.derbymuseum.org/


Horses & Haunts Tour at Churchill Downs

On October 23 at 7 pm participate in a “ghost” tour that takes you back in time from Kentucky Derby Museum’s cemetery to the sixth floor of Churchill Downs. Limited signup is available, so purchase tickets early. The cost is $15 a person. Detailed information and signup can be found at the link below.

https://derbymuseumstore.com/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=3000005


Louisville Slugger Museum

Be sure to swing by the Louisville Slugger Museum to learn about the history of the Louisville Slugger baseball bats and how it has impacted the sport of baseball throughout the years. In addition to the interactive exhibits and incredible memorabilia, you can view the bat vault, big bat and big glove, signature wall, and much more. Forbes.com explained the museum as “one of the greatest sports museums in the world.” The museum is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Kentucky International Convention Center. For more detailed information and to buy tickets, please visit their website.  

https://www.sluggermuseum.com/explore-the-museum


Frazier Kentucky History Museum

If you have an interest in history, the Frazier History Museum is the place for you! It not only focuses on Kentucky history, but also history in the U.S. and around the world. 

https://fraziermuseum.org/


Kentucky Science Center

The Kentucky Science Center offers many interactive experiences that the whole family can enjoy! 

https://kysciencecenter.org/


Muhammad Ali Center

Be sure to explore the legendary life of Muhammad Ali, by visiting the Muhammad Ali Center. The Center provides many multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, and historical video of Muhammad. The museum states, "the visitor experience incorporates the six core principles of Muhammad Ali's life: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality."

https://www.alicenter.org/


Speed Art Museum

You can find a wide variety of entertainment at the Speed Art Museum. This includes, but is not limited to concerts, exhibitions, and film festivals. Be sure to check it out while you are in Louisville, KY for the NACADA Annual Conference. 

https://www.speedmuseum.org/events-programs/


Belle of Louisville

The Belle of Louisville not only allows you to see the Ohio River and a new view of Louisville, but also let's you board a part of living American history. This is a great opportunity to take a river cruise and explore the beautiful views of the area. 

https://belleoflouisville.org/belle-of-louisville/


Note: All costs associated with the above tours are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid and booked directly with the museum. Any requests to change reservations/tickets must be handled directly with the location. Transportation to and from location will be the responsibility of the participant. NACADA is not responsible for lost payments if participant(s) is unable to attend.