Find fun things to do near Shepherdsville, from hiking to go-karting

Stay just off I-65 and within minutes of Churchill Downs, Fort Knox, and the Louisville Slugger Museum at the Country Inn & Suites in Shepherdsville. You can take the kids to enjoy the thrill of racing at Kart Kountry or get in touch with nature by hiking through the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. Additional family-friendly things to do include a tour of the Louisville Zoo, where you can explore Penguin Cove or Gorilla Forest. Bourbon lovers won’t want to miss the opportunity to tour local distilleries such as the Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Prefer a glass of wine? Drop by Forest Edge Winery and purchase an award-winning vintage to sip in your hotel room.

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Heritage Hill Golf Club

1.88 mi / 3.03 km from the hotel
Enjoy an afternoon on the links at this award-winning 18-hole championship course where golfers of all abilities can hone their skill and have fun doing it.

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

7.36 mi / 11.85 km from the hotel
Breathe the fresh air, hike the trails, or enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch in the natural setting of this picturesque destination.

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum

15.53 mi / 24.99 km from the hotel
Churchill Downs opened its gates in 1875 and has been home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby horse race ever since. Visit the on-site Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more.

Fort Knox Military Training Base

14.6 mi / 23.49 km from the hotel
This military base is a key training facility for the United States Army and houses the Gen. George Patton Museum, which is open for public tours.

Frazier History Museum

19.08 mi / 30.7 km from the hotel
With an impressive toy soldier gallery and more, this popular museum features daily live performances and educational exhibits.

Jim Beam American Stillhouse

4.69 mi / 7.55 km from the hotel
A visit to the Jim Beam American Stillhouse takes guests on a start-to-finish journey through the bourbon-making process.

Kart Kountry

0.27 mi / 0.44 km from the hotel
Challenge your friends or family to a high-speed race at Kart Kountry, which holds the unofficial title of "longest go-kart track in the world."

Kentucky Exposition Center

14.93 mi / 24.04 km from the hotel
Adjacent to the SDF airport, Kentucky Exposition Center boasts 1.2 million square feet of indoor meeting space. Popular events include cheerleading competitions, gun shows, and home expos.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

19.02 mi / 30.61 km from the hotel
Find out more about one of the world's most famous baseball bats at this museum and factory. You can order your own personalized bat, watch how the bats are made, and practice your swing in the batting cages.

Louisville Zoo

15.18 mi / 24.43 km from the hotel
The Louisville Zoo is home to an attractive array of wildlife that includes elephants, giraffes, gorillas, and Siberian tigers.

University of Louisville

16.2 mi / 26.06 km from the hotel
This state-supported research university is nationally recognized for its academic excellence. Stroll around campus and search for The Thinker sculpture.

Forest Edge Winery

4.69 mi / 7.55 km from the hotel
Just down the road from the Jim Beam Barn and across from Bernheim Forest, this beautiful winery offers everything from specialty Wine-O-Coladas to award-winning Chardonnay. Check the calendar for upcoming events.