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    The heat and humidity are back in Louisville. Check out this list of some cheap things to do in the city this summer:



    $5.50 movie tickets on Tuesdays at the Mall St. Matthews and XD TheaterTinseltown USA and XD and XSCAPE Theaters.

    $5.75 movie tickets on Tuesdays at Baxter Avenue Theaters, excluding 3D.

    $2 movie tickets on Tuesdays (excluding Louisville exclusives) and $3 on Thursdays at Village 8.

    $4 movie tickets for the Summer Kids Series at Stonybrook Thursdays at 10 a.m. Price includes admission, a drink and popcorn. 



    Painting classes at Pinot’s Palette, located at 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 160. Reservations are required. There are all-ages options and 21 and over options that serve alcohol.

    $10 drop-ins to paint a canvas at Whet Your Palette at 1415 Evergreen Road.

    The Artist in You at 3733 Lexington Road has pottery to paint with prices ranging from $5-$75. 

    Paint pottery at the Paint Spot, located at 4600 Shelbyville Road.

    Silica Ceramics Studio in Jeffersonville also offers pottery painting. You can visit them at 246 Spring Street.



    The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft reopens July 1. Admission is free.

    At the Science Center, admission is only $5 per person for permanent exhibits after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. 

    A self-guided tour at Glassworks is $5.75 for adults and $4.75 for seniors and students. 

    Starting June 20, there will be a $6 admission to the Slugger Museum 6-8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 

    The 21c museum is free and always open to the public.

    The Speed Art Museum is always free on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.



    Comfy Cow: five Louisville locations.

    Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen: eight Louisville locations.

    Steel City Pops
    1021 Bardstown Road
    Open noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Boudreaux’s New Orleans Style Sno-balls
    11816 Shelbyville Road
    Open Monday through Saturday, 12 to 9 p.m.

    Sno-E Joe’s Shaved Ice
    5215 New Cut Road 
    Open Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Graeter’s: five Louisville locations. 

    Dairy Kastle
    575 Eastern Pkwy
    Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays noon to 10 p.m.

    The Arctic Scoop 
    841 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
    Open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.



    Here, you'll find a list of splash parks around Louisville. 

    At Louisville Metro Parks pools, admission is $2 for children 17 and under, and $3 for adults 18 and over. A photo ID is required for anyone 9 or older, and those 8 and younger must be accompanied by a guardian 12 or older, with photo identification. 

    Algonquin Park
    1614 Cypress Street, (502) 772-7907
    Open daily 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.

    Fairdale (Nelson Hornbeck Park)
    709 Fairdale Road, (502) 361-8270
    Open daily 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

    Norton (Camp Taylor Memorial Park)
    4201 Lee Avenue, (502) 451-0678
    Open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Thursdays.

    Sun Valley Park
    6506 Bethany Lane, (502) 935-0302
    Open daily 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays.

    Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center is an indoor pool with different hours and prices. Admission is $5.50 for ages 13 and over and $3 for ages 12 and under. It's located at 201 Reservoir Ave, and the phone number is (502) 897-9949.

    Recreational swim time at Mary T are during these hours only:

    Monday through Thursday: 12-3:30 p.m.
    Friday: 12-3:30 and 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
    Saturday: 12-6 p.m.

    Atlantis Waterpark in Clarksville, Indiana has a wave pool, four water slides and a kid play area. General admission is $8 Monday through Thursday and $10 on weekends and holidays, including Friday. Find it at 515 Marriott Drive, or call (812) 285-0863.


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