Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville

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Delve into the world of America’s favorite pastime at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Home to the famous Louisville Slugger bat, the museum features a combination of hands-on, interactive exhibits dedicated to the history and legacy of American baseball. Practice your swing in the batting cages with one of your favorite bats, or join a factory tour to witness the fabrication of the Louisville Slugger. Don’t miss a picture with the 36.5 m (120 ft) tall bat, said to be the largest in the world, that adorns the museum’s front entrance. Pick up a replica of your favorite baseball player’s bat at the museum gift shop. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Louisville holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Do the movie first, then visit the museum. Loved the history and seeing how the bats are actually made.  more »
  • This place was awesome! My husband is a huge baseball fan and we did the tour and learned all kinds of cool stuff about how the bats are made. Tour wasn’t painfully long for those of us just along for...  more »
  • The bat factory has an interesting history with staff that has been there a long time. The tour is just the right length to hold your interest with enough to see to stimulate ages from 6 to 90. If you...  more »
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  • This place is great. Pick a time to go for a tour and then get there early. You get to walk through a museum where you can hold game-used bats from Hall of Fame players. Or you can test your arm pitching speed or you can stand behind a catcher and see what it is like to be the Umpire in a 100 mile per hour fastball. There is a lot of baseball history to read and see in that one room. The tour is great, taking you through how bats were first made the design of bats, and players special requests. They show you everything from their selection of wood to how they dry cut and Mill modern bats. And then at the end they stamp on the iconic Louisville Slugger emblem.
  • The Louisville Slugger factory tour is very interesting. I really enjoyed learning how these iconic bars are made. The process is very involved but easy to understand. The guide was helpful in explaining the history and modernization of the factory and the bats themselves. The museum portion was fun too. This place is great for kids and adults and provides play areas for children. You receive a mini bat at the end of the tour, which is a nice souvenir. The $14 tour cost is very reasonable, and there are plenty of picture opportunities at the museum, but none allowed in the factory on the tour itself. I would definitely recommend making taking a visit!
  • A lot of fun to see the production facilities for these baseball bats, they have a really nice tour with equipment running, videos, and knowledgeable guides. The museum was well done also and the baseball fans among us reverently donned gloves to be able to swing bats from some of their favorite players. For a small fee you can also try out a batting cage ..... we won't discuss how well I did with that! Well worth a trip, good for all ages, as well as those that are only casually interested in baseball.
  • Really liked the tour of the facility and learning how Louisville Slugger bats are made from start to finish. When we went, they had the Lego stadiums and other baseball related sculptures which were really cool. The gift shop had a large selection of products from small souvenir bats to custom made full size bats. This is a must for anyone who wants to see how such an iconic name in sports is produced and learn the history of the company.
  • I was only in town for a couple days, but made time to swing by. The museum was great, tons of history. Got to hold some old game used bats. Tour was impressive! Seeing how quickly a bat is created was impressive. And I got a free mini-bat at the end. I would highly recommend for any baseball fans out there.

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