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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

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Address: 800 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: +1 877-775-8443
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the #1 Bat in Major League...
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! Please visit our official website for up-to-date hours and admission prices.
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the boys loved it

different and interesting. lots of photo opportunity in the museum part. It is understandable that they don't allow pictures during the factory tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Oshawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

different and interesting. lots of photo opportunity in the museum part. It is understandable that they don't allow pictures during the factory tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great attraction with lots to see and touch, even for kids. The factory tour is the real factory where they actually make wooden bats. Be aware that you could have to wait a little while if you arrive at a busy time since they limit the number of people on each tour. You're assigned a time when... More 

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Saucier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were in the area for a truck show and spent a little "free" time coming to the museum/factory. I had been before and knew that my husband would enjoy it. We both did. I love that you not only get the history, but they also keep things fresh by telling mentioning names and preferences of some of the more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My dad and I went and we got to see how they make bats and everything the staff were really nice. I'm glad I got to experience this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

An awesome place to go when you go to Louisville, take the bat factory Tour its great ! This was my second time going to The Louisville slugger museum in 4 years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum and factory tour! The admission, $12 for adults (active duty military person is FREE), included a movie, factory tour which was the best. You saw how they actually start with the wood from the forest through to the end including how they make the bats for the professional MLB players with their specific design... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We didn't plan to go here but did when we had extra time in the area. I'd suggest making time for this. It's very interesting and you can take in a lot without spending much money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Took the tour on a rainy day and it was good experience. See bats being made and learn a little history too. One note, participants get a mini bat at the end of the tour. Not allowed in carry-on bags, they need to be in checked luggage.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This relatively small museum, gift shop and factory tour is easy to get to in downtown Louisville, KY. The video that we all expect on a tour is more inspirational than informational but fun to watch none-the-less. Touring the museum got me excited when I stood over the museum's home plate holding one of Jeter's used bats and had my... More 

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LouisvilleSluggerMus, Museum Director at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, responded to this review

Dear Steven A - Thanks so much for your review. Holding those game-used bats is a thrill for many of our guests and we're glad you enjoyed it! We're sorry you weren't able to see everything you wanted to on your factory tour. Regarding the sale of the Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson, the museum and factory are still part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed my tour, as it is a working factory as well as a museum, the building outside is very distinctive with the massive Baseball Bat against the wall. The tour shows you where the wood comes from how long it takes to make by hand and now how quick by modern machinery. At this time of the year they... More 

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