Sleep Inn & Suites
130 Spring Pointe Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone: (502) 921-1001
Fax: (502) 921-1050
This wooded refuge just south of downtown Louisville is located near the village of Fairdale and if you want to see the Kentucky back-country, the 20-min. trip required to get here is worth it. The area is designated as an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and within it, the park contains streams, creeks, trails and many other topographical features that allow for tons of activities. The welcome center provides hiking maps, books, souvenirs and other information about Jefferson; don't forget to pick one up.
At 746 acres (302 hectares), McNeely Lake Park is one of the largest parks in Louisville. It is a popular recreational attraction among locals and visitors alike. Dotted with picnic spots and grills, enjoy a barbecue, or follow a hiking trail, or engage in soccer or basketball at their playground. The picturesque McNeely Lake, complete with a boat ramp and pier, is great for fishing activities. A highlighting feature at this park is the Korean War Memorial, dedicated in 1993.
Much more than a typical public golf course, Quail Chase offers country club privileges, U.S.G.A. standards and amenities. Quail Chase Golf Club is Louisville's only 27-hole championship regulation golf course. It offers a full service pro shop, PGA and LPGA staff members, full practice facilities and food & beverage service.
This popular golf course near McNeely Lake Park has a four-star rating from Golf Digest and it's only fifteen minutes away from Louisville's downtown. The 27-hole professionally designed public course is perfect for all ages, where everyone puts and drives among Scotch Pines, Maple Oak and other foliage only found in Kentucky. Quail Chase also provides a putting green, driving range and pro shop. Overall, a nice way to spend the day trying to chip away at your golf handicap.
A beautiful 9-hole course named for Louisvillian and PGA professional Bobby Nichols. It has rolling terrain with tree-lined fairways and large, bunkered greens. The Pro Shop has full concessions. No club rental is available.
This 18-hole, par 71 has men's and women's leagues, tournaments, club memberships, handicapped service, and weekly games. This course will provide golfers of all levels with a wonderful challenge. The park offers summer swimming, tennis, basketball, playground equipment, and a community center.
Frederick Law Olmstead not only designed the great New York parks, Central and Prospect, but he also created this gem in the Bluegrass State. Though its location may be outside of downtown Louisville, it's a veritable playground replete with locals taking advantage of the amenities when the weather allows. Some park features include the popular Amphitheater, an archery range, basketball courts, disc golf course, fishing lake, miles of trails, horseshoes, picnic areas, playground, tennis courts, etc. Car access on the road to the top of the park is only open between the months of April to October, but bike and foot access is available throughout the year.
This 18-hole course is hilly and lined with mature trees. The terrain of the bermuda course challenges golfers of all levels. Iroquois has a putting green and a chipping green available. The entire family will enjoy the park's scenic overlooks, playgrounds, horse & hiking trails, exercise paths, a disc golf course, and the Iroquois Amphitheater.
Family fun abounds at Executive Strike with 68-lanes of bowling. The Strike Zone offers cosmic bowling, music and more. Bumper bowling and birthday parties exclusively available for their little visitors. A full service restaurant is available and there is also a bar & lounge that offers karaoke on Friday nights. There are three additional locations in Louisville.
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course. There are 50 sand bunkers, tree-lined fairways, a creek that meanders through several holes, with ponds on #5, #14 and #18. A fully-stocked Pro Shop and snack bar are available. The Charlie Vettiner Park also features a fishing lake, frisbee golf course, tennis courts, fitness course, hiking trails, and playground for complete family entertainment.
Explore Louisville Mega Cavern in a historic tram where you ride through 17 miles (27 kilometers) of dark passageways beneath the city of Louisville. Learn about geology, history, mining techniques, recycling and green business technology as well as witness where 50,000 people would have sheltered during the Cold War Era. You can also go on 'Mega Zips', an adventure tour that features five underground zip-lines, three challenge bridges and over two hours of adrenaline. Another great tour only offered from November through December is 'Lights Under Louisville'. This underground holiday light show is perfect for the season, where guests drive through an underground passageway festooned with holiday lights.
The Louisville Zoo is quite possibly one of the most underrated zoos in the world. Though somewhat modest in size, in is nonetheless home to a bevy of beautiful beasts. Some include camels, baby elephants, tigers, rhinos and even polar bears. The zoo also features different special exhibits. 'Glacier Run' presents arctic animals while 'Gorilla Forest' and 'Lorikeet Landing' are self-explanatory. The tiger feedings are also an attraction that highlight the nature of this apex predator. Here, guests are invited to walk a few yards away from a mesh-covered opening as the animal feeds on its lunch.