All within a five minute drive from the cottage.

Louisville Zoo

Opened in 1969, the Louisville Zoo exhibits more than 1,500 animals on 134 acres of natural settings representing zoogeographical areas, specific habitat types or special education areas including: Glacier Run, Africa, Islands, New World Exhibits, Australian Outback, the HerpAquarium and the Metazoo Education Center.

Open daily year-round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Sept. 25, 2017 to March 16, 2018
10 am – 4 pm (Stay until 5 pm)

March 17 to Sept. 23, 2018
10 am – 5 pm (Stay until 6 pm)

Louisville Mega Cavern

At 4,000,000 square feet of space this is one of the largest man-made caverns in the U.S. which started out as a massive limestone quarry in the mid-20th century with 17 miles of underground passageways, part of the cavern is directly below Pinecrest Cottage! In 1989 investors developed a portion of the cavern into a commercial storage facility and later added zip lines, a tram tour, a bike park, a rope challenge course, e-bike tours, and a holiday light spectacular. This is a very unique attraction.

Regular daytime business hours

Farmington Historic Plantation

Farmington is a 14-room Federal-style home that was the center of the 19th-century hemp plantation of John and Lucy Speed. Designed from a plan by Thomas Jefferson and completed in 1816 using slave labor, the house is newly restored with original paint colors, historic wallpaper and carpets, and furnished with Kentucky furniture and other antiques from the period. Abraham Lincoln, a close friend of John Speed’s son Joshua, spent about three weeks at Farmington in 1841.

Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 3 pm
Closed major holidays



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