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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!
Aero Force Balloon
Aero Force Balloon

(502) 338-6397

8708 Birchline Court
Louisville, KY 40291   Directions Website

Don't let a little hot air stop you from an adventure of a lifetime on a Aero Force Balloon ride. Soar with the eagles on a two-hour, high altitude adventure over the spectacular Kentucky countryside. When you touch back down, you'll find complimentary champagne waiting to toast your adventuresome flight.

E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park

(502) 429-7270

Louisville, KY
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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
Iroquois Park

(502) 363-7766

2120 Rundill Rd
Louisville, KY 40214   Directions Website

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.

Louisville Nature Center
Louisville Nature Center

(502) 458-1328

3745 Illinois Ave
Louisville, KY 40213   Directions Website

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
Louisville Zoo

(502) 459-2181

1100 Trevillian Way
Louisville, KY 40213   Directions Website

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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