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Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

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Cultural Museums, Sports Museums, School Trip, Educational, Cultural, Historical, Touristy, Special Needs
800 W Main St, Louisville, KY
URL: Louisville Slugger Museum...  Phone: 877-775-8443
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Activity Overview

Recently named one of the Best Factory Tours for Kids in FamilyFun magazine, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory offers visitors the opportunity to see pieces of wood whittled down into the notorious Louisville Slugger bats that have graced major league ballfields for over a hundred years.

Every 20 minutes to an hour, a tour of the factory begins, providing guests with a 30-minutes explanation of the bat-making process, from the forests where the trees are chosen down to the engraving on each finished bat. At the end of each tour, everyone will receive their own miniature bat to take home.

After the tour, visitors can explore the museum which contains some of the most famous hitters' bats, such as Joe DiMaggio and David Ortiz.

Of particular interest is the Grand Slam Gallery, where one can pick up a famous bat used by one of the all-time greats; and also Gallery 125 which contains lifelike sculptures of Ken Griffey, Jr., Derek Jeter, etc.; and Bud's Batting Cage, where one can swing bats made to resemble those of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams.

Things to Do

  • Marvel at the 120-foot tall, 68,000 pound replica of Babe Ruth's Louisville Slugger that leans against the exterior of the museum.
  • See the museum's original film "The Heart of the Game."
  • Have your name, signature, and/or a message imprinted on a mini bat and pick it up from the Museum Store before you leave for the day.
  • Visit the gift shop to peruse the collection of sweatshirts, t-shirts, baseball caps, keychains and other memorabilia.

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Insider Tips

  • Admission is free for children 5 and under.
  • Hours are extended from July until mid August, when the museum will be open until 6:00 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and until 8:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
  • Open-captioning and listening devices are available for the museum's movie performance. A handicap accessible door allows individuals to bypass the steps found on the regular tour.

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