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Bourbon, baseball, and horse racing are three reasons travelers visit Louisville, an underrated, southern city with many northern influences. Although many of the city's best attractions revolve around these things you'll find plenty of other fun for all ages in and around the city.
To get things started, each May the Kentucky Derby kicks off at Churchill Downs, and is one thing to check off your bucket list. The city is also known for the Louisville Cardinals, or for a more budget-friendly baseball option, check out the Louisville Bats at Slugger Field on $1 hot dog and soda night. Next take a tour on the Urban Bourbon Trail and sample a little taste of history.
When you're ready to step things up a notch, try out Louisville's hottest new attraction, the Louisville Quest, an "Amazing Race"-style scavenger hunt where teams compete and they explore the city. For more even more adventure, check out the Louisville Mega Cavern, home of the world's only underground zip line and ropes course!
Louisville is also home to a number of a historical sites, museums, and parks – including its signature Waterfront Park --- so there are even more opportunities for both indoor and outdoor exploration. This list of the 10 best attractions rounds up some of our favorites, and for even more ideas, check out our 10 best museums list.