Louisville Mega Cavern

There’s more to Louisville than what you see on the surface … literally. Bring out your adventurous side in the underground caverns of Louisville at Louisville Mega Cavern. This man-made cavern houses six underground zip lines ensuring adrenaline rushes for all ages. If you’re not seeking thrills, tour the underground passageways spanning over 17 miles on the Mega Tram. While on your tour through the caverns, tour guides will share their knowledge of the geology and history of this unique attraction.

Local Theatre Scene

For many of you, the theatre is home. Capture a home-away-from-home feeling by visiting local theatres while in Lousiville. Actor’s Theatre and Louisville Theater are two must-see venues! Catch a show after a full day of sessions or simply stop by to support your fellow industry professionals. We’ll have a full list of shows and tours available during Conference week as they are announced.

Louisville Historic Homes Tour

Experience the architecture of Lousiville’s oldest Victorian homes in America’s Grandest Victorian Neighborhood. Marvel at their architecture and history while strolling through quaint streets and exploring each home’s unique features. These tours begin in March and are offered in the afternoon and evening. Perfect for those with a love for design and architecture.

The Big Four Bridge

Speaking of architecture, why not take a jaunt across the Big Four Bridge? But beware — if you make it all the way across, you’ll be in Indiana! That’s right, this giant structure connects the two states over the Ohio River. The bridge has an LED lighting system that wraps areas of the bridge in vibrant colors that can be programmed into a rainbow of effects, highlighting the bridge’s structure, which dates back to its days as an active urban railroad bridge.

The Louisville ramp is approximately 1/4 mile (1,181 ft.), the bridge itself is approximately 1/2 mile (2,562), and the Jeffersonville ramp is approximately 1/4 mile, for a total round trip of 2 miles. A perfect after-dinner activity to walk off your meal.

Spirited Tours

Whether you’re team bourbon or team beer, distillery and brewery tours are a must in Louisville. Learn how your favorite spirits come to life and even sample some if you’d like. Mint Julep, Louisville Tours doesn’t discriminate when it comes to your favorite beverage, they offer tours of bourbon distilleries, breweries, wineries, historic landmarks, and even horse farms. Go on, take a sip of Lousiville’s deep history.

Psst … Don’t forget to register for USITT19!