There are plenty of things to do and places to explore in Louisville while staying a short drive away in your Madison Inn or Bed and Breakfast. Whether you like baseball, the outdoors, or exploring the rich history of the area, Louisville, also known as River City, is sure to inspire you.
Louisville Slugger Field
401 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Just a short drive away from your Madison Bed and Breakfast sits the finest of all minor league stadiums in the nation, Louisville Slugger Field. Named after the famous Louisville Slugger Bat, this field was built in 2000 in hopes to renew the baseball traditions of yesteryear. Take me out to the ball game has a whole new meaning when it comes to this stadium. Enjoy the purely American baseball tradition with hot dogs, soft pretzels and peanuts. If the children are being a pain, send them off (with an adult of course) to the playground or carousel for some fun of their own. Tour the stadium for just $1 to learn how it got its unique look and the history of its name. With affordable tickets ranging from $6 to $11 per person, you can even stop by for a Louisville Bats game. Parking can be found at nearby lots and parking garages, and Sunday parking at the garage across from the field is free.
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
3000 Frey's Hill Rd
Louisville, KY 40241
If you would prefer something a little more outdoorsy, try E.P Sawyer State Park, named after a Jefferson County Judge Executive. This state park offers anything and everything imaginable from a model airplane field, to an archery range and astronomy center. An Olympic sized pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day as well as a 600-seat gymnasium that offers amenities such as badminton and basketball courts. There are also 12 outdoor tennis courts that can be reserved up to 6 months in advance and a community center perfect for business meetings and family reunions. Entry and parking are both free.
Mr. Ghost Walker Haunted Louisville Tours
335 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
These seasonally-run tours offer a little bit of a different look into Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Located in the heart of River City, this spooky tour offers a different perspective of the history of the city, and is just a short distance from your Madison Inn. These tours last about 90 minutes and take you through the haunted streets of Louisville. Prices range from $5 for children under 12 to $15 for adults and start in May of each year. Tours fill up fast, so make a reservation today. Private parties are accepted year round, weather permitting, but special fees may apply. The tour includes buildings such as the Brown Hotel, the Brennan House, the Palace Theater and the Seelbach Hotel. You should use a nearby pay parking lot, or metered units for parking.