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Old 05-18-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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Hi everyone,

My husband has just be relocated to Louisville! The kids and I are planning to visit for a week in June. I was wondering what are the fun things to do with the kids (ages 3 1/2 & 5)? I heard there is zoo! Are there water parks for preschool ages, places with jump castles, or playgrounds? Currently we live in an area where there is a Children's Museum & aquarium, which the kids love!

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Hi lori! The zoo in Louisville is very nice - the gorilla exhibit in particular has received national recognition. And, they've just opened the Glacier Run Splash Park there, included with zoo admission. I think they have a lot of offerings for kids of all ages, so that would be a great place to stop. There is also a Six Flags in Louisville, and it features a big waterpark. I'm not sure how many of their attractions and rides are appropriate for your children's ages, but here is their website that shows the rides, their height requirements, etc: http://www.sixflags.com/kentuckyKingdom

The riverfront is a great area to spend some family time - there is a nice playground and lots of walking areas, and on nice days there are usually lots of boats and people to watch.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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There is a kids science museum with lots of hands on stuff for the kids to do which is downtown. There is a playground (with little water spouts) at the waterfront which is also downtown. If you are near the Summit off of the Gene Snyder (eatsern Louisville) which is an outdoor shopping area with a build-a-bear and marble slab ice cream place and barnes and noble plus many other stores, in the evenings they may have courtyard entertainment such as local jazz or other instrumental bands. And of course, there's always Chuckee Cheese and a Mr Gatti Pizza (Small imitation Chuckee Cheeses).

Have fun! We are hoping to move back to Louisville in the not too distanct future. Great place to raise a family!
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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Thank you, nlschr0 and mama4mia, for your replies! We are looking forward to explore our new home!!
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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There are over 120 parks around Louisville and 10 city operated pools!!
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/parks/
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Lori - I just found this website which has a pretty extensive list:

http://www.weblouisville.com/wl/kids.htm

They've listed lots of outdoor AND indoor options, in case you encounter any rainy weather!
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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Thanks so much for the websites!!!! There is so much to do with the kids!! I am so excited to visit!!
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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On our visit we took our daughter to a playground in Cherokee Park. The whole park and environment is worth checking out. She met some friendly children to play with, and there were many shady spots to sit in. Bring a ball or frisbee when you go.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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I hope you're not moving here from a bigger city because you will be disappointed in how you quickly get through what everyone mentioned in the above posts & then are left w/not much more to do here. Louisville does not have alot of diversity or much more than "Chuck E Cheese" to offer your kids.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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I found Tom Sawyer State Park--near Fern Creek and Anchorage--pretty entertaining and kid-friendly. It's just a big ol' park but there's a nice playground and open space for the kiddies to get all their energy out of their systems.

Six Flags is nice.

There are some decent malls in the area, too.
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