• Churchill-Downs

    Enjoy a day at the legendary Churchill Downs

  • Splash-park

    Enjoy a Rides at Papa John's Splash Park

  • Petting-zoo

    African Petting Zoo

Things To Do Near Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville


We're the sensible, affordable and well-maintained choice of hotels near downtown Louisville KY. When you opt to stay with us, this pick of hotels near University of Louisville is also close to top attractions including the annual Kentucky Fair and the cutely named KFC Yum Center, home of the Louisville Cardinals and special events throughout the year. This Econo Lodge is also near busy and interesting Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, which is about a 10-minute walk away, and is conveniently situated off I-64, I-65 and I-71. The many downtown shops and dining options are all within a quick and easy walk or ride too.


The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is why many people come here and it's a fun place to visit.

Enjoy exciting horse racing at Louisville Downs, a legendary place that everyone should visit at least once.

Louisville Zoo has all the usual animals and is a fun experience for the whole family adults included.

Waterfront Park is a green space nice enough for locals and travelers alike to enjoy.





Churchill Downs "Home of the Kentucky Derby"

When you’re in Louisville, KY be sure to add Churchill Downs to your agenda.
Enjoy a day at the legendary Churchill Downs home of the Kentucky Derby, the longest continually running sporting event in America. Take in the historic grounds and experience one of America's most famous sites. From the Grandstands to Club seating there is a seat to fit every budget.


Louisville Zoo

Conveniently located 7.6 miles from the Econo Lodge Louisville, this zoo features Papa John's Splash Park, Wings of the World Bird Show and Boma African Petting Zoo.


Papa John's Splash Park

Featuring 42 ways for the kids to cool down and get as wet as they want. Featuring dump buckets, a fishing boat play area, jet launchers and mini waters slides.


Roma African Petting Zoo

The pefect place for the kids to interact with animals alongside staff members.


Camel Rides

Enjoy a ride of a lifetime with a high ride on one of our Dromedary Camels. You'll have a memorable ride and photo opportunity.


Giraffe Feeding

Get up close to our Giraffes as you feed them out of our hand. You'll also learn about them from our keepers with a Q & A session.


Atlantis Water Park

Centrally located 2.6 miles from the Econo Lodge Louisville this water park features.

Featuring a Tsunami Sea, a large wave pool with a depth of 5’ with rolling waves every 10 minutes, Mount Olympus, showcasing several fun and fast water slides and King Neptune's Cove, perfect for the little ones to enjoy.

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