Monday, February 22, 2016

52 Free Things to Do in Oldham County, Kentucky!

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1. Coordinate a game day with family and friends at the library.
2. Explore the beautiful Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
3. Train watch on the new observation deck on Main Street in downtown LaGrange.
4. Play on a playground at Wendell Moore Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park, Walsh Park, Westport Park or Briar Hill Park.
5. Play volleyball or grab some buckets and shovels and dig away at Briar Hill Park's volleyball court!
6. Attend a family night at the LaGrange Community Center.
7. Introduce the game of tennis to your child at Wendell Moore Park or Briar Hill Park.
8. Visit Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in the winter months-FREE Admission!
9. Shoot baskets at a basketball court at Wendell Moore Park, Walsh Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park or at the LaGrange Community Center.
10. Take in the sights and smells at the Farmer’s Market & Artisans in LaGrange on the Courthouse Square (May-Oct).
11. Develop your child's love for history at History Hounds at the Oldham County Historical Society.

 photo IMG_0484_zpsgl6yewsw.jpg 12. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the LaGrange Courthouse Square.
13. Tour the Oldham County Historical Center.
14. Take advantage of the clear country sky and stargaze with your family.
15. Sign up for VBS in the summer!
16. Seek out exhibits while participating in the Creasey Mahan Nature Center's scavenger hunt!
17. Enter an exhibit in the Oldham County Fair!
18. Check out some classic cars at Cruisin’ with the Quads on Main Street in LaGrange. (Last Saturday May-Sept.)
19. Ride bikes at the trails available at Commerce Parkway, Wendell Moore Park and Briar Hill Park!
20. Take your baby, toddler or preschooler to one of the morning story times at the library.
21. Run in wide open spaces at the North Oldham Lions Club 25 acre park! Playground available, also!
22. Take your older kids to one of the after-school programs at the library.
23. Attend an author book reading and signing at Karen’s Book Barn.
24. Participate in the Oldham County Day Parade. Kids can decorate & ride their bikes!

25. Grab a blanket, snacks and chairs for movie or live music night in Pewee Valley during the warmer months.
26. Try out a class at Next Level Martial Arts (first class free)!
27. Surround yourself with beauty at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens! (Kids 12 and under are free.) Children in the Dell Louisville Family Fun review here.
28. Catch a sunset by the Ohio River in Westport.
29. Explore FoxHollow Farm!
30. Look at the sidewalk murals and creative window displays along Main Street in LaGrange.
31. Explore Morgan Conservation Park!
32. Cheer on the IronMan bicyclists in October! 
33. Cast a line at the Kids Fishing Derby at Wendell Moore Park in June!
34. Participate in or listen to the Monday Night Jam Session at LaGrange Coffee Roasters.
35. Drive down US 42 and check out the beautiful horse farms.
36. Visit the Railroad Museum in LaGrange.
37. Create a car ride scavenger hunt and search for county landmarks like water towers, the playhouse on top of a silo, pink snails, bison, art murals or a giant abacus.
 photo IMG_0493_zpsevnd38h1.jpg 38. Hike at Little Hunting Creek Park in Prospect. More trails here.
39. Enjoy an outdoor movie night at Christ Church in Goshen in the warmer months.
40. Join a Mom's Group in OC!
41. Take a mini-safari trip to Henry’s Ark Petting Zoo in Prospect.
42. Take a picture in front of the red caboose in Pewee Valley.
43. Check out a free concert, show or art exhibit at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.
44. Find geocache treasures all over the county. 
45. Walk down the sidewalk on 146 through Pewee Valley and pick out familiar family names on the plaques in the sidewalk.
46. Skip rocks at the lake at Wendell Moore Park.
47. Check out a free class at the LaGrange Community Center!
48. Take a walk in Central Park in Pewee Valley.
49. Kick a soccer ball around at an open field at a park.
50. Take your dog for a walk at the Buckner YMCA Nature Trail.
51. Creek walk at Briar Hill Park.
52. Attend one of the many free festivals scheduled during the year.

Updated 10/9/16

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