Bluegrass Heartlands Region

Attractions

Kentucky Derby Museum - Take a guided tour or visit the museum exhibits on your own.

Bluegrass Railroad Museum - While traveling along the mainline of the old Louisville Southern Railroad, you will enjoy beautiful thoroughbred horse farms, herds of grazing cattle, and Kentucky wildflowers in bloom. After your ride, visit the display car and view the other static displays at the museum site.

Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson - Two historic riverboats still in operation. No other river steamboat in American history has lasted as long, been to as many places, or traveled as many miles as the Belle of Louisville. The Spirit of Jefferson, originally named the Huck Finn, offered dinner and sightseeing cruises for 25 years.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky - Take a tour of the facilities to learn about the Toyota production method. The state-of-the-art Visitor Center offers both visual and hands-on experiences to inform visitors about TMMK. Interactive computer activities, exhibits, TMMK model displays, and production and teamwork videos are designed to showcase the Toyota Production System.

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption - With its arches & gargoyles, this basilica is a beatiful example of Gothic architecture.

Main Strasse Village - Covering approximately five blocks, the village is a restored 19th century German neighborhood. The shops and restaurants are housed in renovated buildings joined by cobblestone walkways. See the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower and the bronze Goose Girl Fountain.

Kentucky History Center - The new Kentucky History Center houses the Society’s popular permanent exhibit “A Kentucky Journey” and also hosts a variety of changing exhibits in the temporary gallery, as well as the Hall of Governors. Visitors can also see the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum.

American Saddlebred Museum - The American Saddlebred Museum offers a panorama of the exhilarating sights and sounds of the American Saddlebred world from the Saddlebred's role in American history to modern day horse. See the award winning multi-image show, "Saddlebred for America".

The Carnegie, Visual + Performing Arts Center - The Carnegie, with its four galleries and theater, serves the three counties that make up Northern Kentucky. One building houses four art galleries with 6,000 square feet of exhibition space, which is the largest in the Northern Kentucky/ Greater Cincinnati area. The other building houses The Carnegie Theater.


Newport Aquarium - Sixty state-of-the-art exhibits will immerse you in wonder. Glass floors will let you walk on water. Five specially designed underwater tunnels will have you diving with the sharks and through a colorful coral reef, and a talking pirate will put you on the edge of your seat.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest - Within Bernheim's 14,000 acres you will find a nationally-recognized arboretum, beautiful gardens, tranquil lakes, a nature center, large expanses of scenic natural area, 30 miles of hiking trails and a 12,000-acre research forest. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, hike, bike, bring the family to the Visitors Center or just come to enjoy the ever-changing display of natural splendor.

Kentucky Horsepark and International Museum of the - The Kentucky Horse Park is a thousand and thirty acre educational theme park. The International Museum of the Horse is the largest and most comprehensive equestrian museum in the world.

Louisville Slugger Museum - Learn all kinds of baseball trivia in this museum dedicated to America's pastime and the company that makes the legendary bat.  A visit to the Museum also includes a tour through a working factory, where the bats are made!

The Newport Aquarium - Sixty state-of-the-art exhibits will immerse you in wonder. Glass floors will let you walk on water. Five specially designed underwater tunnels will have you diving with the sharks and through a colorful coral reef.

Louisville Science Center - There's a little scientist in all of us, and the Louisville Science Center strives to bring that out through a combination of engaging exhibits, programs and IMAX® films. No matter if you are a child, an adult, a teacher or a business professional, there is something here for you to see, hear, and touch!

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom - With over 110 rides and attractions, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom is the place for family fun and heart-pounding thrills.

Speed Art Museum - Discover the region's only interactive art environment for families – The Laramie L. Leatherman Art Learning Center and Art Sparks Interactive Gallery. Enter Art Sparks and explore an extraordinary, hands-on gallery featuring 30 activities, multi-media, and works of art.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is the largest historic community of its kind in America. Visitors to this National Historic Landmark enjoy a wide variety of activities, including self-guided tours, riverboat excursions and special events. The village also offers two craft stores, meeting facilities, as well as fine dining and overnight accommodations in restored 19th-century buildings.

      

    



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