Louisville Area Attractions
Louisville Ghost Walks
Open: Fri. 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person per adult, $10 per child (ages 12 and younger), ages under 5 free
Visit website to schedule experience.
The Haunted Hotel
3000 S. 4th St., Louisville, 502-634-4478
Open: Wednesday & Thursday 8 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: $10 per ticket for FFA Attendees
Email for more: HauntedHotelKY@gmail.com
Louisville Jack O'Lantern Spectacular – The Park Has Eyes
Open: Sun. - Thurs., 7 p.m. - Midnight; Fri. - Sat, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cost: Mon. - Sat.: $10 per adult, Special FFA Discount. Purchase your tickets in advance at www.iroquoisamphitheater.com and use promo code: FFALOU13 or by phone at 502-363-7766 and on-site at Iroquois Amphitheatre Box Office. *Must show your FFA registration button or blue jacket to receive the discounted rate on-site.
Fri. - Sat.: $12 per child (ages 3- 12), $15 per adult, $13 per senior (ages 62+) Group tickets of 25 or more can be purchased in advance
A truly one-of-kind experience combining artistry and pure family fun in beautiful Iroquois Park. The park will feature more than 5,000 professionally carved jack-o-lanterns, including well over 100 masterpieces, lighting nearly a one-third-mile of Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular trail. The jack-o-lanterns are grouped in themed scenes that are set to music.
Concessions will be available on-site. Meal plan tickets are available for purchase that includes admission to the attraction and food vendors. Bus parking will be available on-site at the Iroquois Park Golf Course. Directions to the parking site will be provided at time of drop-off.
Devil’s Attic Haunted Attraction
Open: Thurs, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Cost: $3 discount per FFA member who
shows their convention and expo badge, $17 per person for general admission;
$22 per person for a Speedpass
This haunted attraction was deemed one of
Louisville’s top haunted attractions for 2012 and 2013 from
Terrorplex (America’s Scariest Haunted House)
Open: Wed. - Thurs., 8 - 11 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 8 p.m. - 1
Cost: $28 per person for all four attractions; $10 discount for
Industrial Terrorplex offers four terrifying haunted
attractions in one massive facility. Industrial Nightmare, Dementions,
Infected and Carnevil 3D promises to be the best haunted houses you’ll
experience in your lifetime!
Real Waverly Hills
Open: Wed., 8 - 11:30 p.m.; Thurs., 8
p.m. - Midnight; Fri. - Sat., 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cost: $20 per person,
Wednesday. Receive half off the price for FFA members with jackets or
convention and expo ID. Two chaperones and one bus driver get in for free
per bus load of 30 or more.
Experience the haunted house at Waverly
Crossing Canoe & Kayak
Munfordville, Ky. 886-233-2690
Open: See website for hours of operation Cost: $40 per canoe
Enjoy a scenic trip on
one of the most diverse rivers in the world. Trips last two to three hours
Bluegrass Indoor Karting
Open: Mon. - Thurs., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 11 a.m. - Midnight; Sun., Noon - 7 p.m.
Cost: See website for prices.
Hidden River Cave – Zipline and Rappel
Horse Cave, Ky.,
Open: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Zipline or Rappel separately, $15 per person; Zipline and Rappel together, $20 per person (FFA discount); Additional $1 per person for each learning center
Take a beginner’s introduction to zipline and/or rappelling. Hidden River Cave offers a breathtaking zip flight across Kentucky’s most scenic cave entrance and a 60-foot rappel over the bluff of the cave.
Open: Mon., 5 - 9 p.m.; Tues. - Wed., 9
a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thurs., 2 - 9 p.m.; Fri., Noon - Midnight; Sat., 9 a.m. -
Midnight; Sun., 2 - 9 p.m. Open afternoons by appointment to accommodate
large groups for open bowling
Cost: Open bowling: $18 per hour for
6 players. Cosmic bowling: $24 per hour for 6 players. Shoe rental for FFA
members is free.
Kingpins Starlite Bowl offers open bowling by the game
or by the hour. Cosmic bowl with glow-in-the-dark décor and lights on Friday
and Saturday nights. FFA “members”, check out our Halloween Cosmic Bowling
party on Oct. 31 from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Enjoy colored pins, wheel of
fortune prizes, and mom-approved party music. The cost is $48 for a group of
six bowlers and includes shoe retail and a pizza for each lane. Dress
in your best glow-in-the-dark attire; there’s a contest for best outfit.
Mammoth Cave Adventures
Cave City, Ky
Open: Mon. - Sun., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Ziplining: Primary Course (over 100 lbs.) $59 plus sales tax; Secondary Course (under 100 lbs.) $40 plus sales tax
Horseback Riding - $25
Giant 40 ft. Tarzan Swing - $25
Mammoth Cave 70 ft. Drop Tower - $25
Our group rates for ziplining are as follows:
8 people is a 10 percent discount
12 to 15 is a 15 percent discount
16 to 19 is a 20 percent discount
20 plus people is $35 (this does not include sales tax)
Additional discounts apply when doing multiple activities.
Mammoth Cave Adventures is the first and original canopy-styled tour in the state. The course houses two separate courses that travel across seven zip lines spanning over 60 acres of rolling-high ridged hills. A primary course of five ziplines and a secondary course that includes four ziplines are available, and each course carries its own weight restrictions. The Lines will have you weaving in and out of deep green canopies, with lengths anywhere from 600 feet to 950 feet at speeds of 20 to 40 MPH. In addition to the zip lines, you will experience the excitement of walking in the tree tops with the two sky bridges or the exhilaration of being cast up into the air on a giant super swing. Are you ready for The Last Step? Take a leap of faith when you step off the 70-foot Mammoth Cave Drop Tower, the only one of its kind in Kentucky.
Renaissance Fun Park
Open: Wed. - Thurs., 4 - 9 p.m.; Fri. 4 - 11 p.m.; Sat., Noon - 11 p.m.; Sun, Noon - 8 p.m.
Cost: variable, special rates for large groups
Four acres of family fun, located in Louisville. Featuring go karts, laser tag, mini golf and much more. Special pricing for large groups.
Squire Boone Caverns Zipline
Open: Check website for available tours.
Cost: FFA Group rates for short zipline course: $25 per person (10 - 20 people); $20 per person (21 - 30 people); $15 per person (31 or more people) Must call for pricing for full zipline course
This adventure offers a canopy tour overlooking the valley at Squire Boone Caverns. The course consists of six ziplines and a sky bridge. Short zipline course consist of two ziplines and takes around 45 minutes to complete. Participants will be secured in a full body harness, trained at ground school and zipping through the trees in no time on a great adventure.
ATTRACTIONS AND MUSEUMS
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Open: Tues. - Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Order tickets in advance through ticket box office
Cost: $35.75 per ticket, plus $5 processing fee on entire order – 25 percent FFA discount
Experience Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” a Halloween tradition that drips with suspense and even more blood. This celebrated gothic screamfest is jam-packed with plenty of thrills and chills to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Alltech’s National Horse Show
Open: Tues. - Sun.
Cost: $5 per person
The Alltech National Horse Show has now become one of America’s most prestigious outdoor horse shows. This year’s event will feature a full array of hunter jumper and equitation divisions and will offer nearly $850,000 in total prize money, including a huge Open Jumper division. The Open Jumpers will feature $500,000 in total prize money, including the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix. In addition, this year’s show has been designated CSI-W 4*, with the Alltech Grand Prix being an all-important FEI East Coast League World Cup qualifying event.
American Printing House for the Blind and Museum
Open: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.- Museum hours. Mon. - Thurs., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.- Guided tours for individuals. Reservations needed for groups of 10 or more; call one week in advance.
The American Printing House for the Blind makes materials for visually impaired people throughout the United States. Take a guided factory or museum tour and see braille, audio books and computer software created for those who are blind. See Helen Keller’s bible and learn to write in braille.
Belle of Louisville
Open: See website for schedule of available cruise times
Cost: $22 - $42 per person
During the 19th and 20th centuries, steamboats were the most economical and practical way to connect farms to markets, traveling every navigable waterway in the country. River shipping was a huge industry and steamboats carried every kind of product. Take a riverboat cruise and take a step back in time.
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
Open: Tues. - Sun., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: See website for prices
Few delights exceed that of gracious dining in a charming atmosphere. Add quality food prepared with loving care using Old Time Kentucky recipes and served by folks whose main interest is your happiness and enjoyment, that is Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
Cave City, Ky.,
Open: Daily, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $13.52 per adult; $10.34 per child (ages 3-12); Group rates for $6.36 per person with 12 or more people (ages 3+). Advanced reservations needed for group rates
Dinosaur World is an outdoor museum with more than 150 life-size dinosaurs. Experience the dinosaurs in the outdoors and dine among them with your own picnic lunch. Stroll through a herd of mammoths and unearth a life-size dinosaur in the boneyard. Visit today and see what else hides in the forest.
Frazier History Museum
Open: Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun., Noon - 5 p.m.
Cost: $6 per person
The Frazier History Museum is located on Louisville’s “Museum Row”. Journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing and interactive exhibitions.
Hart County Historical Museum
Open: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore the artifacts that reveal the rich history of Munfordville and Hart County. Many of the artifacts are from the Civil War era; 40,000 soldiers were once located in the area. You will also find resources to help expand your knowledge of the history of the Green River region.
Open: Daily 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Cost: $12.50 per person, ages 13+.
Indiana’s newest show cave in Indiana’s longest cave features Ice Age bones, waterfall, heights, depths, formations and a boat ride.
Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant
2421 Engle Rd., Starlight, Ind.,
Open: Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: $15.99 per person (buffet only); $17.99 per person includes buffet and Educational Farm Tour by Farmer Joe Must call in advance to make reservations for buffet and tour
Join the Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant for a buffet lunch or dinner including: fried chicken, Huber honey ham, chicken and dumplings, real mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, green beans, fried biscuit with apple butter, slaw, waldorf salad, homemade fruit cobbler and beverage.
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Horse Cave, Ky.
Open: Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST
Cost: $9.95 per person Must be wearing an FFA jacket or show convention and expo badge to receive discount
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo is unique in creating memorable experiences for guests by providing numerous opportunities for up-close and personal interaction with many extraordinary animals. Family fun and adventure are the park’s main missions as well as to create experiences that will last a lifetime.
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Open: Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $6 adult general admission, 18 and younger is free.
KMAC exhibits contemporary and folk art emphasizing the materials, techniques and process of craft. The KMAC Shop features one-of-a-kind gift objects created by Kentucky and regional artisans. Currently on view: Second floor - Creative Growth: Dan Miller and Judith Scott. First floor - Gene Spatz: The Art of a Paparazzo!
Kentucky Science Center
Open: Sun. - Thurs., 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: visit website for prices.
Open: Tues. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 - 4 p.m. Shows shown on the hour
Cost: $7 per person, Price is cut in half with a buy-one, get-one free offer! Show your FFA jacket or convention and expo badge to receive the offer.KentuckyShow! is a breathtaking, 30-minutes move across time and place featuring the people, spirit, sights and sounds of this amazing state. Narrated by Ashley Judd, it is guaranteed to excite your senses and steal your heart. A must-see for visitors.
Kentucky Thoroughbred Association
Open: Mon. - Fri., visit website for hours of operation
Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm tours are available for FFA groups Monday Oct. 28 through Friday Nov. 1 at various times. Contact the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association to set up a tour.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Open: Tues., 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wed. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $7 per student; $10 per adult
See an original 13-minute film called “The Heart of the Game,” hold game-used bats in the Grand Slam Gallery and tour the factory where the world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bats are made.
Open: Mon. - Fri.,10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
See candy made at this family-owned manufacturing confectionery. Operating since 1891, this candy store, soda fountain, lunchroom, museum and demonstration area is located in Jeffersonville Indiana’s Historic District. Call for a tour or just stop by to visit.
Open: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Prices vary; visit the website for more information.