Kick winter’s boredom by exploring Derby City

| January 12, 2012

Does anyone else get bored during the winter months?

Do you experience a little depression during the winter?

When I think back to my childhood, I only remember happy things. I don’t remember the endless weeks of winter’s gloomy gray skies.

But, with age my emotions are simply more vulnerable to weather changes than when I was a youngster.

When winter sets in, and snow flakes have yet to fall from the sky, it’s a great time to experience some of the attractions that our beautiful city has to offer.

We are fortunate to live in a city with so many cultural activities, so readily available.

Whether you’re looking for something educational to keep the kids entertained, or an evening out with friends, with a little effort you can find things to do in Louisville that will keep you occupied throughout the year.

Undeniably, Louisville’s claim to fame is being the home to the Kentucky Derby.

What some of us forget about are the never-ending attractions to keep our visitors and us busy throughout the year.

For example, did you know that Louisville has 122 parks? With that many parks, it’s easy to find something to see, and do.

Take a look at this list for some of the hottest places in Louisville to visit.

Art Galleries & Museums

  • The Speed Art Museum
  • 21C Museum Hotel
  • KMAC- Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Muhammad Ali Center
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Louisville Science Center
  • Frazier Historical Arms Museum
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
  • Salvo Collective

Theater Arts

  • The Kentucky Center
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Kentucky Opera
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Kentucky Shakespeare festival
  • Stage One

Kids Attractions

  • Louisville Zoo
  • Louisville Extreme Park
  • Belle of Louisville
  • Kentucky Derby Festival Events
  • Thunder over Louisville
  • Great Steamboat Race
  • Great Balloon Race
  • Pegasus Parade
  • Marathon and Mini-Marathon Races

Louisville Parks

  • Cherokee Park
  • Waterfront Park
  • Iroquois Park
  • Shawnee Park
  • Louisville Extreme Park
  • McNeely Lake Park
  • Central Park
  • Algonquin Park
  • E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park
  • Jefferson Memorial Forest

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About the Author (Author Profile)

Lori Kommor

Lori Kommor, Columnist/Event Chair
lkommor@voice-tribune.com
502.897.8900

Lori wears many hats: writing two weekly columns, chairing The
Voice-Tribune’s events and keeping the staff fed with a stash of snacks
Willy Wonka would envy. She’s a fervent high school soccer fan (go
Collegiate!) and has the raspy voice to prove it after game days.

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