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Kentucky Free Activities List

440 W. Short St, Lexington    859.258.3253
COST:  $8 per person / Under age 1 Free
HOURS:  Tues - Sat 10a - 5p, Sun 1p - 5p
Wander through 9 different zones with over 100 interactive exhibits.  Some favorites include the Bubble Factory, Science Station, Hold Your Horses and Wonder Woods.    There are activities to interest a wide age variety and it is well laid out.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-  Fun for all ages!  Reasonably priced.

704 Central Ave., Louisville     502.637.7097

COST:  $14 Adult / $13 Senior (age 55+) / $11 Young Adult (age 13 - 18) / $6 Children (age 5 - 12) / Under 5 FREE
HOURS:  March 15 - November 30:  Monday - Saturday 8 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm /  December 1 - March 14:  Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm / Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
A must for any horse lover!  Admission fee includes a guided Historic Walking Tour through the general admission areas of Churchill Downs.  The museum itself has a variety of exhibits, including several hands-on exhibits. The kids love to take the trivia challenge (will they answer enough questions for their horse to win the race?!) or announce their own Derby race like a pro.  Make sure to stop in the 360 degree theatre for a Kentucky Derby movie experience.   Cafe and gift shop on-site.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-  Beautiful facility; well kept.  The hands-on activities were fun for the whole family.  The movie was interesting for the whole family.  The kids were excited to be able to see horses on the tour.

Family Friendly Travel Tip:
Older children can use time in the car or airplane to learn a new craft.  There are some great books about learning to knit, crochet and cross-stitch.  Your child will be occupied and have a sense of accomplishment when they have completed a project by the end of the journey.


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