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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

800 West Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
877 775 8443
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Ranked #4 of 78 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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Louisville Slugger factory is right on Main Street in downtown Louisville, which makes walking to the museum easy and pleasant. The main attraction is the factory tour, and it is really great. Although it's the third building that the company has occupied, the process is similar to how it's been for years. The most impressive part however is probably... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was neat to see the process...its a bit mechanical...almost like they wish you weren't there....presenters are pleasant but very robotic....u dont really learn much....and goodness...try buying a personalized bat ...well, its easier to get an invitation to the white house....with that said....I recommend going...once.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited at 4:00 on Saturday afternoon. VERY busy! They did a great job managing the people through the factory. It was very well explained by the staff and videos. A lot of fun to see how they take a pice of wood and carve it down with such precision. The cost of the tour is $12... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Guided walk through the factory was fascinating. We saw the bats being made for the All Star game. The museum section is small but has some interesting items. Can you tell the difference between two bat handles that vary by only .005 inches? Ted Williams did and he sent the bat back to the factory.

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ATLANTIC BEACH
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I don't even watch baseball and this is a fantastic tour, made all the better by the tour guide ,wish I could remember his name(chicago cubs fan with amazing baseball knowledge). Really informative, funny jokes, incredible interesting . A real piece of americana. Also receive a miniature small bat great for a mojito muddler! I will recommend this to any... More

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Anderson, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My family of 5 (our boys are 14,12 &10) loved this place. Touring the factory was my favorite part. The tour guide was very nice and informative. Be prepared that you cannot take pictures inside the factory which was understandable. At the end of the tour everyone gets a miniature bat for a souvenir. It was neat seeing bats that... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Toured the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory on July 24, 2014. The tour was about 30 minutes and did have a cost (I cannot remember the cost per person at this point) but was well worth it. The tour guide, Tony, gave the history of how H & B got started making baseball bats; the tour then moved on to... More

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Baseball fans and non-baseball fans will love the history of the Louisville slugger brand and history. The tour and facts about the history of this American icon were awesome! Unfortunately our tour guide did speak clearly and loud enough for everyone to hear him which really took away from the experience. He was very knowledgable but kids lost interest and... More

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Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the museum tour and the movie, there were very informative and it was really cool to see all the big name baseball players that get their bats there and see how they are made. The museum was ok, but nothing really that exciting, then again thats coming from a non baseball enthusiast, I like going to game but... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped the get some bats engraved - great selection and great pricing, and decided to take the factory tour. To see a pro bat made in 47 seconds is, well, amazing! Tour is well paced and you are on the manufacturing floor ... Not some simulated area. Guides are informative...factory is amazing! You get a free mini bat at... More

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