Iroquois Park is a locally loved 726-acre park that serves as one of the most scenic viewing areas in the city! The rugged landscape of forested hills and sweeping vistas give this park a tranquil and beautiful quality that sets it apart from the rest.
Planned by Frederick Law Olmsted as a 'scenic residence' and acquired in 1888, Iroquois Park has a longstanding history within the community. Early park-goers quickly nicknamed the area 'Louisville's own Yellowstone', a nickname paying proper tribute to the diversity in rare plant and animal life found on the Louisville hillsides. The best way to take in the scenery is by heading over to the North Overlook.
While visiting the park your group can take part in archery, biking, fishing, golfing, disk golfing, horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, and several other recreational activities. There are regularly scheduled events such as concerts and movies that happen in the onsite Iroquois Amphitheater, first built here in 1938. This WPA era open-air theater can hold over 2,000 people, regularly filling these seats with things like Alt- J concerts and new blockbuster movie showings.
Fun Fact: It is believed that the largest tree in Louisville is here in the park, a variety of the tulip poplar tree! Can you find it?