Arts & Entertainment
> Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, Indiana, 8 mi.) - One of the oldest and longest running dinner theaters in the United States, the Derby Dinner Playhouse offers a homestyle meal and a pre-show performance by the Derby Dinner's own vocal ensemble before the musical production based on various shows made popular in the likes of Broadway.
> Speed Art Museum (Louisville, 3 mi.) - On the campus of the University of Louisville, this museum is the largest and oldest art collection in Kentucky, spanning a history of 6,000 years. The interactive Art Sparks space allows a more direct connection with art, and a state-of-the-art cinema features weekly art house films.
> The Stephen Foster Story (Bardstown, 38 mi.) - An outdoor musical that shares the story of the American Composer, Stephen Foster. The show has been presented at the J. Dan Talbott amphitheater since 1959, and features many of his compositions and songs, including "Camptown Races", "Oh! Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home".
Festivals & Events
> Abbey Road on the River (Jeffersonville, Indiana, 7 mi) - An event inspired by the Beatles, this multi-stage festival involving performances from total tribute bands of the fab four to various musicians offering their own cover versions of the hits, and music created by their members after they went their separate ways. Other events of the festival include film screenings of the Beatles' movies, guest speakers and discussion panels, and a parade featuring with costumes and the Yellow Submarine.
> Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, 38 mi.) - An event centered around an American whiskey that has it's roots in the Bluegrass State, this festival features black-tie galas, special tastings combining the beverage with different foods, and tours of various historic distilleries
> Kentucky Derby Festival (Louisville, Various Locations) - During the two weeks leading up to one of the biggest horse races in the world, the festival includes a variety of events from a basketball tournament and marathon to the Thunder over Louisville fireworks show.
> Bungalow Joe's (Louisville, 14 mi.) - A bar and grill with the staples of an American gastropub like wings, ribs or nachos, plus they offer a variety of specialty burgers that are rated as some of the best in the state of Kentucky.
> J. Graham's Cafe (Louisville, 5 mi.) - Located inside of the historic Brown Hotel, offering American fare, while best known for the Hot Brown, a specialty hot sandwich featuring turkey, Mornay Sauce, Pecorino Romano cheese, tomatoes and bacon.
> Wild Eggs (??, ?? mi.) - Kick your morning off with a visit to this breakfast/brunch spot known for their more creative potato and egg dishes inspired by other styles of cooking, from Mexican to Southwestern, or made with items as if it came right from a farmers market.
Landmarks & History
> Frazier History Museum (Louisville, 7 mi.) - A museum dedicated to the history of Kentucky, the United States and the World. Originally a museum dedicated to a collection of arms and weaponry, they have grown to include exhibits focused on Kentucky's bourbon, and other historic figures and events.
> Bardstown Museum Row (Bardstowns, 38 mi.) - A group of three museums that include one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in Kentucky (with a focus on the Western front of the war), a museum about the efforts of women in the 1800's for civil rights and sufferage, and Old Bardstown Village, featuring 10 18th & 19th century built log structures.
> Schimpff's Confectionary (Jeffersonville, Indiana, 7 mi.) - A family owned candy store and museum, where you can see candy be made by equipment over a century old at Jeffersonville's oldest business, and Indiana's oldest candy store.
> Cave Country Canoes (Milltown, Indiana, 38 mi.) - Whether you're seeking a more adventurous outing or a relaxing float, Cave Country Canoes offers the chance to enjoy the Blue River in Indiana's Cave Country while enjoying the native wildlife, surrounding wooded hills and limestone bluffs.
> Iroquois Park (Louisville, 8 mi.) - Thought of as Louisville's "Yellowstone", Iroquois Park offers rugged terrain with scenic overlooks with various trails to see local wildlife in 10,000-year-old forests.
> Jefferson Memorial Forest (Fairdale, 13 mi.) - The largest municipal urban forest in the United States offers 35 miles of hiking trails, along with opportunities for camping, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities like climbing the 52-foot Alpine Tower.
> Churchill Downs (Louisville, 3 mi.) - A famous horse racing tracks that serves as home to one of the most prestigious races in the world, the Kentucky Derby. The first race of the famed Triple Crown of American Horse races, it is one of the most highly attended horse races, where people watching for the outfits worn by spectators is as much a part of the event as enjoying a mint juleps. Additional races take place at other times of the year if you simply want to attend a race but can't make it to the Run for the Roses.
> Muhammad Ali Center (Louisville, 7 mi.) - A tribute to one of the most influential athletes in the world. The exhibitions are based on the boxer's core principles of confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality. There's also a large collection of memorabilia from the champion's boxing career.
> Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (Louisville, 7 mi.) - A look at one of the most recognized brands in the sport of baseball, the museum features a collection of baseball bats used by the greats of the sport, and replicas so you can see and feel the model of bat the used when they came up to the plate. The factory offers a look at how the wood bats are created for players from lower level leagues to the Majors.
Theme Park-esque Attractions
> Bluegrass Karting and Events (Louisville, 16 mi.) - A place that offers some of the most intense experiences in Kentucky, from the state's fastest go-karts to axe-throwing and rage rooms where you can smash everyday items from liquor bottles to dvd players (must be 18 or older for the rage room).
> Louisville Mega Cavern (Louisville, 4 mi.) - A collection of underground ziplines and challenge courses that take you under the city of Louisville through parts of the 17 miles of caverns. You can also take a more relaxed tour of the caverns on a tram where they'll share information about geology, mining techniques and green building techniques in the man-made cave.
Additional Coaster Credit Stops Within 100 Driving Miles:
> Malibu Jack's (Louisville, 12 mi.) - Twist-N-Shout
> Malibu Jack's (Lexington, 78 mi.) - Twist-N-Shout
> Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (Santa Claus, IN, 80 mi.) - Howler, Legend, Raven, Thunderbird, Voyage
> Lark Ranch (Loogootee, Indiana, 85 Miles) - Jett Star