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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 72 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Canyon Lake, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The tour was really awesome as they walk you through how they get the "billets" that they use to carve the bats. You get to see how it was made old school by hand carving the bats. They then show you how it's done now by computer. You get to hold certain models used by major league players. I highly... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If even close to the area you need to go no matter what your favorite team. Real fans might go through twice!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Baseball fan or not this is a great tour showing how baseball bats are made and how they used to be made. Our guide was Bruce who knows his stuff, is very friendly and funny, has baseball connections and also has a great radio voice. His sidekick, Bob, makes a bat by hand on a lathe right in front of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love taking visitors here. The bat factory is very interesting. The memorabilia is a great way to learn about baseball history. This is a real gem in our city.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great for anyone, loved learning about the history of the Louisville Slugger and touring the factory was really cool. The free Mini Slugger Bat at end of tour is a great souviner too.

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fun tour that you can begin outside upon arrival with a photo op -- as you pose in front of the world largest baseball bat! Lots of interesting facts about baseball history/players/Hillerich & Bradsby bat makers are found on the wall displays and disclosed by the tour guide. You will watch bats being made too. And there... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop when visiting Louisville, KY whether you're a baseball fan or not. The Louisville Slugger Museum offers a short but incredibly informative tour of the actual facility where the majority of the bats used in Major League Baseball are made.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Have gone here many times over the years. Kids enjoys the tours and the simulates baseball pitch. Was glad they added some hands on interaction with the LEGOS the last time I was there. Grandsons didn't want to leave.

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Pewee Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

hands on with this museum.You can also have a bat made for personal use.This place has a lot of hands on fun, and it is worth the trip to visit,I always take my guests here from out of town to experience the makings of the famous slugger bat!Everyone loves it!

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Georgetown
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Have taken my kids multiple times. Most recently. About 2 yrs ago. Take you thru actuall factory. People working you see the whole process of how bats are made. Highly recommend

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