It is not about being a cheap date, it is about knowing some interesting out of the way places of interest that will be sure to intrigue your date and yourself. There are many places to go and we have included 5 we feel will tweak your interest.
21C Museum Hotel Art Gallery
This place is awesome! The 21c Museum Hotel is one of Louisville’s most interesting places. It is a hotel, art gallery, and restaurant all in one building. The 21C Museum Hotel Gallery is a pretty good sized art museum that maintains a blend of both permanent and revolving installations in a number of different mediums. It is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located on Historic Main Street it is situated right in the heart of Museum Row. Last 2 piece of advice? Check out the bathrooms, these are the coolest bathrooms you’ll ever see or better yet stand between the elevators and let all the words you ever wanted to say to your date flow around you. http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/
Cave Hill Cemetery
A cemetery?!?!? What?!?!? Really? Yes. Absolutely. Cave Hill Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country and one the oldest in Louisville. Cave Hill Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a Victorian-era cemetery and arboretum that is open to the public. Cave Hill is a pleasant and photogenic place where people go for the lovely scenery and intricate gravestones as well as to visit their deceased loved ones. The land is home to a cave, lakes, and the graves of many famous Louisvillians, including KFC founder Colonel Sanders! In the winter, in snow, is a sight to see. In the summer make sure to bring some bread crumbs and feed the flocks of birds that make the lake near the cave their home. In the evening under a full moon you can always tell your date just how Boootiful or Hauntingly Handsome they are. Yes I know that was bad but you read it too! http://www.cavehillcemetery.com
Falls Of The Ohio State Park
Right across the bridge into Southern Indiana is something pretty spectacular. You know that area you can see from the 2nd Street Bridge in the river that looks dried out sometimes and other times raging with water? That is the Falls Of The Ohio State Park located on the Ohio River in Clarksville, IN. The park is part of the Falls Of The Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area. The main feature of the park is the exposed fossil beds of the Jeffersonville Limestone dated from the Devonian period. The Falls was the site where Lewis & Clark met for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. When the river is low you can venture out onto the fossil beds and take a look at history or stay up top and hike one of trails the park has to offer. One last fun bit: Strange wildlife has a habit of showing up in the park. Alligators and crocodiles have been spotted occasionally at the park and in August 2006 a fisherman hooked a dead octopus. You never know what you may find! Hopefully you will “snap up” the chance to visit this location, and your date will not think you have eight arms and toss you in!! Jus Sayin! http://www.fallsoftheohio.org
Jim Beam American Stillhouse
It wouldn’t be Kentucky without one of its oldest and most treasured creations. Bourbon. A trip to the Jim Beam American Stillhouse allows you to experience the making and history of their signature brand of Kentucky Bourbon. At the Jim Beam distillery, you can watch a movie about the history of the Beam family, see how Jim Beam bourbon is made, and see how the Jim Beam bottles have changed throughout the years. Best of all, there is no charge for any of these activities at the Jim Beam American Outpost, though you’ll probably want to bring some folding money for a bottle of bourbon and some Jim Beam BBQ Sauce! Delicious! Located in Clermont, KY near Bernheim Forest. http://www.americanstillhouse.com/tour-info-and-reservations/ Take a walk in Bernheim Forest as well, where there are great places to watch the wildlife and maybe do a little petting too!!
Improv Jam At The Bard’s Town
Comedy is always a great date idea but maybe you are afraid the comedian will embarrass you by cracking a joke about you and your date. Then you would like improv comedy much better. In the vein of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, Louisville improv troupe, Project Improv hosts a free improv jam every other Thursday of the month at The Bard’s Town. Watch local improvisers from various teams play together on stage and even give you a chance to join in on the fun. No experience needed, the improv jas are open to anyone who throws their names in the hat. Don’t worry though, each game pairs someone with an experienced improviser so you don’t feel too lost. Also, you can just watch and laugh and have a great time. Dates love to laugh. The Bard’s Town is located at 1801 Bardstown Road and has an excellent selection of food and drinks. Have fun with this one and by all means if this date does not work out, just improvise!! http://www.thebardstown.com
Tell us what you like about these places and if you have any other suggestions, let us know so when we revisit this topic in the future we can include them as well.
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