Nationals Family Guide
Spend an evening at Louisville Slugger Field, voted one of the best minor league ballparks in the country, and take in a Louisville Bats game. The Louisville Bats are the triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The Bats have partnered with the Youth Softball Nationals to provide your family great game package options including the opportunity to have your kids join the Bats players on the field during the National Anthem! Call our softball operations at 800-559-2849 to arrange for your team’s night at the Bats, discounted tickets and the opportunity for your kids to join them on the field. Spend a fun night at Slugger Field and watch some of tomorrow’s MLB superstars in action!
Mammoth Cave National Park
Just under an hour’s drive from Elizabethtown is Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest known cave, with more than 400 miles of interconnected passages – so long that if the second and third longest caves in the world were joined together, Mammoth Cave would still be the planet’s longest cave and have more than 100 miles left over! There are many guided tours to choose from from large passageways to nostalgic trips by lantern light. An amazing display of sights and mysterious places that your kids will love exploring with you!
Want to get away for a few hours? How About A 100 Feet underground? Spend an afternoon at Louisville Mega Cavern, the #1 voted attraction in Louisville on Trip Advisor, and home to the world’s only fully underground zip line course. Featuring six underground zip lines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle, this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, MEGA ZIPS is the place to visit. Zip lines not your thing or looking for something for younger kids to do? Check out the world’s only fully underground ropes challenge course called Mega Quest!
Just a short drive from Elizabethtown is Kart Kountry, home to the world’s largest go-kart track in the world at over 1.5 miles. With five sizes of karts set to five different speeds, there’s bound to be a kart for every member of your family to drive. There’s even a separate kiddie track with kiddie karts for the little ones. When you’re done driving, you can check out their two 18 hole miniature golf courses complete with waterfalls, streams, sand traps and a huge volcano. They also have an arcade complete with a mix of of new and old games as well as batting cages and bumper boats. You and your team will have a blast at Kart Kountry!
The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, focuses on giving visitors a first hand look at the event for which Louisville, Kentucky is known worldwide, The Kentucky Derby. The Museum consists of two floors of exhibit space, including a 360-degree theater that shows the HD video The Greatest Race. Through the film and exhibits, visitors can learn what goes into the breeding and training of a young foal and the path it takes to the Kentucky Derby’s winner circle. Every Kentucky Derby win is honored in the Warner L. Jones Time Machine, where visitors can watch any Kentucky Derby from 1918 to the present day. Exhibits highlight the stories of owners, trainers and jockeys as well as the importance of African American jockeys and trainers to the race and the Thoroughbred industry. Guided tours of Churchill Downs’ barn and infield areas, jockeys’ quarters, “millionaires row” and press box are also offered.
The Muhammad Ali Center, a museum and cultural center built as a tribute to the champion boxer Muhammad Ali and his values, is located in Louisville, Kentucky’s “Museum Row” in the West Main District of downtown. The six-story, 96,750 sq ft. museum opened on November 19, 2005 at a cost of $80 million and includes a 40,000 sq ft. two-level amphitheater and a plaza. An orientation theater helps present Ali’s life from birth to the present. A mock boxing ring is recreated based on his Deer Lake Training Camp. A two-level pavilion, housed within a large elliptical room, features Ali’s boxing memorabilia and history. A large projector displays “The Greatest,” his signature fight, onto a full-sized boxing ring. There are also pods where one can view Ali’s greatest fights on video-on-demand terminals that feature pre- and post-fight interviews.
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