Sports & Sporting Events in Kentucky
There’s nothing quite like getting caught up in the thrill of competition. Whether your sport of choice involves race horses or college basketball, Kentucky’s got game.
Experience a sports atmosphere like no other when you join fans who pack college basketball arenas to cheer on the University of Kentucky Wildcats, University of Louisville Cardinals, Murray State Racers and other beloved Bluegrass teams. Catch a minor league baseball game in family-friendly ballparks offering great food and entertainment, check out soccer and rugby leagues, or experience the thundering hooves of horse racing at Churchhill Downs and Keeneland.
After all that excitement ends, take a deeper dive into sports history at three of Kentucky’s most immersive museums. Pause for a selfie in front of the Guinness World Record bat marking the entrance to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where you can watch the famous bats being made and take one for a swing inside the batting cages. At the nearby Muhammad Ali Center, explore the legacy of a champion boxer and humanitarian through multiple floors of multimedia and interactive exhibits. Two hours south in Bowling Green, the National Corvette Museum thrills car enthusiasts with mint vintage ‘Vettes, tours and a race course where you can put the pedal to the metal.