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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

800 West Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
877 775 8443
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Ranked #3 of 81 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Factory Tours
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience... more » Owner description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. The award-winning factory tour is a highlight of the visit here, but there’s plenty more to enjoy along with it.Admire the World’s Biggest Bat – stretching 120 feet into the sky. Hold bats actually used by baseball superstars like Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter. Face down a 90-mph fastball hurled by a major league pitcher. Count the homerun notches Babe Ruth carved into his Louisville Slugger bat for every home run he hit with it. Step into the batting cages and take some swings with a replica model of your hero’s bat. Guests even get a free miniature souvenir bat at the end of the factory tour. You can even create a bat with your own name on it, just like the pros. They make great gifts for all kinds of special occasions, from newborn babies, to groomsmen gifts, to team trophies and more. The museum store is also loaded with lots of sporty merchandise for every budget. Be sure to swing by! « less
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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am not a huge baseball guy, but this tour was still pretty cool. If you are a baseball fan this would be like a catholic at the Vatican.

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Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Slugger museum is great for the entire family. It has interactive displays for the kids and the factory tour is very informative. It is a little difficult to hear during the tour, so stay close to the guide so you don't miss a detail!

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southern nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very small museum that offers a tour of the factory and a very nice gift shop. A good way to spend 1-2 hours.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What an incredible experience! Not only were we able to order our own personalized Louisville Slugger Bats but we got to handle bats from our favorite baseball players- former and current. I got to handle one of Stan Musial's and Matt Holliday's bats! I recommend you see this place FIRST over any other attraction in Louisville. Great for all ages... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Take the factory tour and you get to watch the bats being made right in front of you! You also get a free mini wooden bat at the end. Cool little museum area, where you can get your pic with some of baseballs greats actual bats! They also have batting cages and a little play area for the young ones!

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The factory tour was interesting. I understand why we could not take pictures, but I would have liked to be allowed to do so. It was interesting to see the process of crafting a major league bat.

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum and toured the factory. It was very interesting to see how the baseball bats are made and learn about this 150 year old factory. (It has only been making baseball bats for 130 years. Before that it made wooden household furnishings like bedposts and butter churns.) The museum contained interesting baseball displays and information about past... More

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great experience ! Giant bat outside of building begins your experience. Tour takes you through the process of manufacturing a pro model baseball bat from a block of wood. Free miniature bats at end of tour. Museum has lots of great artifacts. Worth your time !

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Coatesville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The tour of the factory was very informative and we both received small, replica bats at the end. Coincidentally, the next set of bats that were to be made were the last 12 for Derek Jeter. Maybe he used one of them at his last game a few days later (?) … which he won with a hit in his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

All-round good museum and factory tour. They really have some incredible memorabilia and it gives you some of that nostalgia for America's "favorite pastime". Make sure to hit at the batting cages and take some photos with famous bats. Our tour guide was kind of smarmy, but the rest of the tour was incredible.

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