Louisville Sports and Recreation

Louisville Sports and RecreationWhether you're an indoor or outdoor sports enthusiast, Louisville has excellent choices for your sports and recreational activities. We'll travel you to the most popular parks, golf courses, and sports venues in the city. Check out our detailed list to experience the best sports action in town.


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Pro Sports

Louisville Cardinals
See red at a Louisville Cardinals sports event; the Cards athletic teams represent The University of Louisville. Catch the powerhouse players in men's basketball, women's volleyball and the Cards football, who clinched a victory in the 2007 Orange Bowl. Here is where you'll find college sports at their best!

Address: 2800 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAP
Phone: (502) 852-5151
Web: www.uoflsports.com

Louisville Bats
Louisville Slugger Field is home to the Louisville Bats, a Triple-A baseball franchise and affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds; their name is synonymous with the famous wooden bats that many a star batter has used to smack home runs out of the park. Join Buddy the Bat and 13,000 fans, and cheer the team on as they put on a show of some serious sports action. Go bats at the next Louisville Bats baseball game!

Address: 401 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAP
Phone: (502) 212-2287
Web: www.minorleaguebaseball.com/bats


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Bernheim Forest Trail
Hike, bike and enjoy other recreation at Bernheim Forest Trail. Travel the 13.6-mile loop called Millennium Trail through several older trails and a number of newly developed ones. Enjoy the scenic hardwood forest dotted with ridge tops and bottom lands for a number of quick climbs and descents.

Address: 2499 Kentucky 245, Clermont, KY 40110 - MAP
Phone: (502) 955-8512
Web: www.bernheim.org

Jefferson Memorial Forest
Expect a strenuous workout on the hiking trails at Jefferson Memorial Forest. You'll discover 35 miles of challenging trails surrounded by historical artifacts, abundant nature and wildlife, and plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation. The forest stands as a living woodland memorial to those Kentucky veterans who have served our nation in time of war.

Address: Numerous Access Roads - MAP
Web: www.louisvilleky.gov

Cherokee Park
Outdoor sports enthusiasts head over to Cherokee Park to enjoy recreation like hiking and biking trails, basketball courts, an archery range, a fishing lake, fenced-in off-leash dog run and more. You'll appreciate the parks historic setting amidst rolling hills, lush meadows and woodlands.

Address: 745 Cochran Hill Road, Louisville, KY 40206 - MAP
Phone: (502) 458-9450
Web: www.louisvilleky.gov


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Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
Dive into the waters at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center for some wet recreation. Enjoy leisure lap swims and fun water exercises. Pump up at the weight room with Cybex, free weights and cardio equipment. Have friends or family who need to learn how to swim utilize the center's easy to learn swim lessons.

Address: 201 Reservoir Road, Louisville, KY 40206 - MAP
Phone: (502) 897-9949
Web: www.louisvilleky.gov


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Plenty Of Thrills

Rocksport Indoor Climbing Gym
Escape the daily grind for a daily climb at Rocksport Indoor Climbing Gym in Louisville. This sports climbing center is home to ten thousand square feet of climbing recreation adventure for novice and pro climbers. Check out private or group classes, technique clinics, books, gear and accessories, and plenty of refreshments. Climb your way to the top!

Address: 10901 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY 40299 - MAP
Phone: (502) 266-5833
Web: www.climbrocksport.com

Aero Force Balloon
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.

Address: 8708 Birchline Court, Louisville, KY 40291 - MAP
Phone: (502) 338-6397
Web: www.balloonridesfor2.com

Louisville Extreme Park
Hit the concrete at the Louisville Extreme Park, the nation's number one skate park with 40,000 square feet of outdoor concrete skating surface equipped with a 24-foot full pipe and wooden vert. Skate seven days a week to master your skill at street style, transition style and vert freestyle skateboarding along with in-line skate and bike paths.

Address: East Witherspoon Street - MAP
Phone: (502) 456-8100
Web: www.louisvilleky.gov


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Jillian Billiards Club
Eat, drink and play at Jillian Billiards Club where fun is their business! Enjoy 9- Ball Gumbo, a signature combo of Smokin'Wings, Boneless Buffalo Wings, Mozzarella sticks and Onion Rings, served with tortilla chips, salsa, blue cheese and marinara - all while playing billiards and bowling games, and watching amazing sports.

Address: 4500 Bowling Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40207 - MAP
Phone: (502) 638-9008
Web: www.jilliansonline.com

Kingpin Lanes
Rock, Roll and Party at Kingpin Lanes. You can rock to bands like Point One Zero and Contraband or release your inner singer at Karaoke at the Kingpin Lounge; join the fun of extreme bowling games or join a league, and play arcade games like skee-ball, pop-a-shot and air hockey. Let the good times roll!

Address: 9525 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299 - MAP
Phone: (502) 719-5464
Web: www.bowlkingpin.com

Forward Cast
Cast a line with Forward Cast on a guided fly fishing expedition. The courteous staff and experienced guides will handle all the details to see that you enjoy some of the best destinations for the ultimate fly fishing recreation experience. The company offers technical gear and clothing from name brand retailers like Scientific Angler and Bauer.

Address: 129B St. Matthews Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207 - MAP
Phone: (502) 895-1221