Once you've found the perfect spot to park your Kentucky motorhome rental, you'll be ready to discover what The Derby City has to offer. It's worth noting that traffic in Louisville can be bumper to bumper but doesn't tend to be as hectic as other larger cities like Indianapolis or St Louis. There are a few places you can park an RV downtown, like the Kentucky Exposition Center, so consider leaving your campervan there and renting a bike or using public transport to get around the city center.
No trip to Louisville is complete without catching a race at the legendary Churchill Downs. Home to the Kentucky Derby, this racetrack hosts horse races throughout the year and is perfect for a unique family day-out. Place a wager on a race, tour the Kentucky Derby Museum, and then fill your belly at the onsite steakhouse. Or, if you're looking for a thrilling excursion for all ages, head underground at the Louisville Mega Caverns. A former mine converted into an adventure playground, the Louisville Mega Caverns feature zipline courses, hiking, and tram rides 75 feet below the city. Fancy spooking your fellow campers instead? Take a tour of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. An old hospital of tuberculosis patients, Waverly Hills is a hotspot for paranormal investigations and is reportedly one of the most haunted places on the planet.
You won't have to go far from the city to appreciate the beauty of Kentucky's wilderness. The Jefferson Memorial Forest covers over 6,000 acres of lush woodlands, rivers, and lakes just 20 minutes from downtown, making this the largest urban forest in the US. Due to its proximity to the big city, Jefferson Memorial Forest is ideal if you're just looking to escape civilization for a couple of hours. Plan a woodland walk on 50 miles of hiking trails or fish for trout and catfish at Tom Wallace Lake.