Kentucky Trails

The Next Big Exhibit Coming to the Louisville Zoo


Kentucky Trails will be an exhibit unlike anything the Louisville Zoo has created in the past. This ambitious project is to be located on 20 undeveloped acres near two popular Zoo exhibits, Glacier Run and Snow Leopard Pass.

Kentucky Trails will be an extensive, interactive, naturalistic experience, providing up-close encounters with bison, elk, black bear, bobcat, eagles and other iconic native animals.

Kentucky Trails will feature an Upland South Safari guided tour in an open- vehicle, a pedal, paddleboat ride, a rickhouse hall restaurant and event space, a habitat theatre and the Kentuckiana Conservation Center highlighting the Zoo’s partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

An opening date for the exhibit has not been scheduled yet.  Keep checking back here for news and announcements!


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