in Louisville, KY (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Cherokee Park

745 Cochran Hill Rd
Louisville, KY 40206   Directions

(502) 574-7275


Outdoor sports enthusiasts head over to Cherokee Park to enjoy recreation like hiking and biking trails, basketball courts, an archery range, a fishing lake, fenced-in off-leash dog run and more. You'll appreciate the parks historic setting amidst rolling hills, lush meadows and woodlands.

E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park

Louisville, KY

(502) 429-7270


Unearth an outdoor exercise gem at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park crushed limestone fitness trail. Travel the Goose Creek nature trails, open to walkers and hikers who want to journey across open meadows and lightly wooded areas. For a little indoor exercise check out the parks Activities Center for swimming, and basketball and badminton courts.

Iroquois Park

2120 Rundill Rd
Louisville, KY 40214   Directions

(502) 363-7766


Don't miss this outdoor haven! Iroquois Park is a nature lover's paradise set amidst scenic forested hillsides and breathtaking vistas. Enjoy hours of walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding and fishing. Check the park calendar to attend the Iroquois Amphitheater for a starry night of entertainment.

Jefferson Memorial Forest

11311 Mitchell Hill Rd
Fairdale, KY 40118   Directions

(502) 368-5404


Looking for a place to take the family camping? Jefferson Memorial Forest is located just fifteen minutes from downtown Louisville. The forest spans over 6,000 acres, offering you perfect camping and fishing and pristine picnic grounds. Grab a backpack, hit the trails and camp out without leaving the city.

Louisville Nature Center

3745 Illinois Ave
Louisville, KY 40213   Directions

(502) 458-1328


Spend a day in the city enjoying nature at the Louisville Nature Center. Discover native wildflower gardens and a pond, butterfly gardens, bird blind, wildlife exhibits and hiking trails that lead you through the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Be sure to pack a pack a lunch and relax at the picnic tables under the gazebo.

Louisville Zoo

1100 Trevillian Way
Louisville, KY 40213   Directions

(502) 459-2181


Have a zoo-per-duper family fun time at Louisville Zoo. Discover rare Western gorillas, Sumatran tigers and Asian & African elephants at the 100-acre zoo's popular naturalist animal habitats and attractions. Besides zoo animal fun, there's a Zip Line and Climbing Wall, a 4-D Ride Theater and Sky Trail for loads of high adventure!

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