Walk the family over to Atlantis Water Park
Less than 20 minutes from Louisville International Airport (SDF), the Radisson hotel in Clarksville is centrally located near the area’s best attractions. Treat the kids to a day of fun in the summer sun at the next-door Atlantis Water Park, and then dry off with a game of mini golf on the hotel grounds. Also within walking distance, Derby Dinner Playhouse is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and a show. For travelers with an insatiable sweet tooth, make the five-minute drive to Schimpff’s Confectionery near the outdoor RiverStage. Heading to downtown Louisville? Wear your baseball mitt to a game at Louisville Slugger Field, or catch the latest concert at the KFC Yum! Center.
Add these must-see attractions to your itinerary:
- Atlantis Water Park (next door)
Rent an inner tube and ride the waves of Tsunami Sea at this family-friendly water park. If you’re feeling adventurous, speed down one of the 43-foot-tall waterslides on Mount Olympus.
Phone: +1 (812) 285-0863
- Derby Dinner Playhouse (next door)
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, a well-versed cast of actors presents plays in the round while you indulge in a home-style buffet. Don’t leave without getting dessert or stopping by the bar.
Phone: +1 (812) 288-8281
- Big 4 Station Park (1.5 miles)
This Jeffersonville city park featuring water fountains, a playground and a modern pavilion area is best known for its 122-year-old walking bridge.
Phone: +1 (812) 285-6440
- KFC Yum! Center (1.8 miles)
Ranked by Pollstar Magazine in 2014 as one of the top 25 performance arenas in the U.S., the KFC Yum! Center is home to the Cardinals’ basketball games and concerts by international recording artists.
Phone: +1 (502) 690-9000
- Fourth Street Live! (1.9 miles)
Downtown Louisville’s premier entertainment district, Fourth Street Live! is home to retailers and plenty of great restaurants, including Birracibo and Hard Rock Cafe. Looking for nightlife? You won’t find a better collection of clubs and pubs in all of Derby City.
Phone: +1 (502) 584-7170
- Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) (1.9 miles)
The Kentucky International Convention Center, formerly called the Commonwealth Convention Center, is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
Phone: +1 (502) 595-4381
- Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (6.1 miles)
Are you a die-hard Cards fan? Head to the University of Louisville campus and settle into one of the 55,000 seats at this state-of-the-art football stadium.
Phone: +1 (502) 852-0083
- Churchill Downs (9 miles)
Home to the Kentucky Derby, the country’s longest continually-running sporting event, Churchill Downs has impressed equestrian enthusiasts since its debut in 1875.
Phone: +1 (502) 636-4400
- Kentucky Exposition Center (10 miles)
Adjacent to the SDF airport, Kentucky Exposition Center boasts 1.2 million square feet of indoor meeting space. Common events include cheerleading competitions, gun shows and home expos.
Phone: +1 (502) 367-5000
- Kentucky Kingdom (10 miles)
This 63-acre amusement park includes thrilling rides like the T3 and the Storm Chaser as well as a water park called Hurricane Bay.
- The Louisville Zoo (11 miles)
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Louisville Zoo was founded in 1969 and includes beautiful botanical gardens. Stroll through 134 acres and meet gorillas, lions and elephants.
Phone: +1 (502) 459-2181