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    Rock 'N' Roll and Roller Coasters At Kentucky Kingdom

    From the lively Greek Festival to Fourth Street Live that comes to life when the sun sets, there's always something unforgettable to experience in Louisville, Kentucky. Hop on the interstate in Louisville and within minutes you'll reach the Fair Grounds and Expo Center where you will find the Kentucky Kingdom theme park. During our visit we spent the day taking in a bit of Rock at the Thirsty Melon Music Tour.

    The younger musician's rocked on various stages throughout the park. There was a main stage area, where more performances took place. In the background you could hear the screams of folks on the high-flying roller coasters. These coasters are fast, and keep you on the edge of you seat. There are plenty of rides for children, and less intense rides. Kentucky Kingdom also host other events to enjoy year-round.

    Of course, after a day of thrills it's great to cool off in the water park that has a wave pool. It's perfect for those hot summer days, and it's included with your admission to Kentucky Kingdom. Families especially love the water park that has a nice kids area.

    When you're staying near the Kentucky Kingdom, and want to experience the nearby nightlife head to downtown Louisville for some entertainment at Fourth Street Live. The entertainment complex, located at 4th & Liberty, a short walking distance from the Galt House has several dance clubs and dining venues.

    We loved the vibrant and lively Red Cheetah bar at Fourth Street Live, whose bartender's kept our drinks filled and spirits high throughout the night. The mix of Rock 'N' Roll and Dance Music kept our shoes tapping when we weren't mingling with locals and visitors alike among the crowd at several clubs located in the Fourth Street Live complex. Safety was of no concern either when we headed back to the Galt House. Louisville's finest were on-hand each night to serve and protect. To add a romantic touch to your evening out in Louisville catch one of the Horse-Drawn Carriages available back to your hotel.

    Like many cities, downtown Louisville is in the middle of transition. Unique sculptures spread around town express the Louisville's artistic charm. Walk the clean city streets and you'll find a revival of older architecture, tributes to the city's history, theaters, and several world-class museums we visited. There is also the Science Center and IMAX Theatre, the Louisville Zoo, the Speed Art Museum, and the Kentucky Derby Museum, which takes you behind the scenes of this famous race.

    Kentucky Kingdom had closed for a while, and now their open again, and even better, so it's going to be a thrilling time to check out the new rides and attractions!

    By Nick Worley

    Getting There:

    Tickets are on sale now for Kentucky Kingdom at http://www.kentuckykingdom.com/.