Check out these sports and recreation stops in Louisville, Kentucky.

“Louisville is home to many one-of-a-kind attractions with student-friendly curriculum for those teachable moments. It’s a terrific place to bring any kind of youth group, from vocal and instrumental performances to students focused on STEM.” –Saundra Robertson, group tour senior manager, Louisville Tourism


Kentucky Derby Museum
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Head to the Kentucky Derby Museum—where every day is Derby Day. Student visits include a guided tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack; a showing of “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience; two floors of interactive exhibits; and an age-appropriate education program. Horses take center stage in a curriculum that covers the arts and humanities, math, science, and social studies.


Journey into the heart of a champion at The Muhammad Ali Center by means of multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, countless images, historical video, and artifacts. The experience incorporates the six core principles of Ali’s life: confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality.


Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
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From The Big Bat outside to witnessing the actual making of baseball bats, young people will be amazed at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Besides the factory tour, galleries are filled with memorabilia and interactive exhibits that present history and art from a sporty perspective. Each student receives a free miniature bat.


Watch the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, play baseball at Louisville Slugger Field. The season runs from April through September.


Louisville facilities can handle every sport from archery to volleyball. Venues include Kentucky Expo Center, MidAmerica Sports Center, and KFC Yum! Center.


For a one-of-kind adventure, go to Louisville Mega Cavern and participate in the Mega Zips all-underground zip line and adventure tour. Guides relate the geology and history of the massive human-made cavern.

Belle of Louisville Riverboats offers customized programs and field trips.


Louisville Tourism

Main Image: Muhammed Ali Center; Credit: Louisville Tourism