Explore the Home of Champions in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky is home to one of the most famous races around the globe and it is also the home of one of the most famous boxers in history. On your next visit to your favorite Louisville, Kentucky Bed and Breakfast, plan to visit one or all of the BBOnline picks for things to do and explore the home of champions.

Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

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Step inside the Kentucky Derby Museum and you will find yourself among the greatest athletes of all time: Barbaro, Mine That Bird, Secretariat and Seattle Slew. With nearly a quarter of a million visitors each year, the Kentucky Derby Museum allows a peek inside the history of the derby, but also the life of the horse - the star of the show.

The Kentucky Derby Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Admission is Adults $14; Seniors $13; Young Adults ages 13 - 18 $11; Children ages 5 to 12 $6 and Children under 5 FREE.

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Louisville Mega Cavern

1841 Taylor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40213

Louisville Mega Cavern spans nearly 17 miles of caverns and corridors beneath the city. Originally founded as a 100 acre limestone mine in the 1930s, it has supplied the stone for many of our nation's roads and bridges. Today, visitors can mega zip through the cavern and it is the only completely underground zip line on the planet!

Louisville Mega Cavern tours last a little over an hour and the temperature is 58 degrees year round. Tours are available 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm, with special seasonal hours. Admission is $13.50 Adults; $8 Children ages 3-11; $12 Seniors and Military.

Churchill Downs

700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

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It is held with prestige, nostalgia and considered the sacred grounds on which champions claim their place. Churchill Downs is home to the famous Kentucky Derby and where legends are made. A visit to Louisville is not complete without a stop by this internationally known venue.

Admission to Churchill Downs is $3 Adults; $1 Seniors; Children 12 and under FREE

Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" is probably one of the most iconic phrases and it was used by one of the most iconic boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali. Along with the Louisville Slugger and the Kentucky Derby, Ali is one of the city's most treasured legacies.

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural museum that is centered on all things Ali - from his boxing legacy, to his involvement in the civil rights movement to his humanitarian work. The Muhammad Ali Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm and on Sunday from Noon to 5pm. Admission is $9 for Adults; $8 for Seniors 65 and over; $5 for Military; $5 Students with ID and $4 Children ages 6 - 12.

Louisville Glassworks

815 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Have you ever seen how glass is made or watched an artisan create blown glass? Louisville Glassworks offers guide and self guided tours where you can discover the history of blown glass, watch as they create a work of art right before your very eyes and you can even purchase pieces of glass to remember your visit.

Louisville Glassworks offers walk in workshops where you can create your own glass piece to take home as a souvenir. The Glassworks is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm with guided tours on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.