Local Activities

The Aquadome - 8 min walk

For the past 21 years, over 4 million happy satisfied customers have experienced a splashing good time at the Aqua Dome. They have enjoyed the splash of the waves, the speed of the rapids, chilling in our whirlpool spas, keeping fit in our gym and relaxing in our adult only sauna health suite. Experience for yourself all the fun and laughter the Aqua Dome has to offer! There is something for everyone at the Aqua Dome.  Here at the Imperial Hotel, we are able to offer discounted Family passes to all our guests, with savings of up to 50%.  Please enquire when booking.  Visit www.aquadome.ie for more information. 

Siamsa Tire - 3 min walk

Siamsa Tire is folk theatre entertainment based on a wealth of music, folklore, song and dance which evolved from an age in Ireland now passed and which is presented in "the most exciting theatre designed in Ireland this century".

Nightly stages shows portray in song, dance, and mime the social and domestic traditions of rural life. The costumes are colourful, the music is brilliant, and the dance routines are electrifying 

Bowling Buddies 4.2km - 8 minute drive

The newest state of the art Bowling and Entertainment centre in Ireland/ Munster. With ten lanes and the most up to date graphics and interactive technology.  For more information, visit http://bowlingbuddies.ie/

Predator Paintballing 10.8km (15 minute drive) Predator Paintball is the most stimulating adrenaline packed game of our time. Predator is played on a 27-acre action zone. 20 acres of natural woodland and 7 acres of competition site. Part of the woodland has a natural river running through it with 4 bridges for the person who's afraid to get wet. For more information, visit http://www.predatorpaintball.ie

Tralee Bay Wetlands 1.1km - 10 minute walk

Popular at home and abroad with locals, tourists, walking enthusiasts, nature lovers, day trippers, coach groups, garden clubs, school tours and families, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is equipped with not only scenic views from the 20 metre Viewing and Observation Tower but also with full visitor facilities, including the Lakeside Café and Bistro, An Interactive Wildlife Exhibition, Guided Nature Boat Tours, Bird Hides, and for the more energetic the light Water sports and Activity Lake! visit www.traleebaywetlands.org  for more information. 

The Playdium 4.4 km - 11 minute drive

The Playdium is the largest and most modern facility of its kind in the county and is at least on par with anything operating on the Island of Ireland today.  Soft Play Facilities, provide children from birth to 12 years with a safe, supervised and comfortable facility for play, exercise and socialization in a warm, dry and comfortable environment.  Parents are provided with modern café facilities, comfortable surroundings, TV and Internet access to while away the hours in comfort.  Offering over 10,000 ft2 the Playdium is the largest facility of its kind in Co. Kerry.  Here at the Imperial Hotel, we are able to offer out guests, special discounted rates for The Playdium. 

Go Racing

Listowel Racecourse 27.8km - 30 minute drive

Meetings in June & September


Killarney Racecourse 35.9km - 40 minute drive

Meetings in May, July & August

Local Walking Routes

Tralee to Blennerville Windmill and Tralee Bay

A lovely circuit from Tralee town park ,out along the Canal to Blennerville and out to the coast, and come back by the old train line – 2 hours max

The Kerry Camino 

A three day walking route from Tralee to Dingle, with options to stay en route, or return to Tralee daily - www.kerrycamino.com 

Castlegregory/Maharees Circuit - 20 minutes drive away

Explore the sandbank and watch the surfers and wind gliders.

Glentanassig Circuit or Ballyseedy Woods

Suitable for all the family

Climb Mount Brandon or Carantoohill

The highest mountains in Ireland! For the fit and hardy- great views from the top.

Rose of Tralee Festival

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is based on the love song The Rose of Tralee, by William Mulchinock a 19th century wealthy merchant who was in love with Mary O'Connor, his maid. Mary O’ Connor was born in Broguemaker’s Lane in Tralee.  It was love at first sight for William but unfortunately their love story was not to be.  Devastated, William wrote the now Iconic Tune, about his True Love, his Rose of Tralee. 

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is getting bigger each year, with Tralee now hosting 65 International Roses and their families during the festival. The Imperial Hotel is once again at the heart of the action here on Denny Street, with a Birdseye view and within less than a minutes’ walk of all the action, parades, stalls and so much more! For more information visit www.roseoftralee.ie

Siamsa Tire

Siamsa Tíre, celebrating culture – Home to theNational Folk Theatre of Ireland.

Siamsa Tíre is one of the busiest theatres and arts centres in the country.  As home to the National Folk Theatre, it present five months of folk theatre productions from a repertoire between May and September.  they also train young people in the traditional arts, produce new work and tour internationally throughout the rest of the year. 

From October to April, Siamsa Tíre hosts a wide range of events, including touring drama, classical music, comedy, dance and opera along with productions by local groups and musical societies.  Its gallery spaces display the work of artists from Ireland and abroad as well as complementing the work of the National Folk Theatre during its repertory season.