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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very interesting tour, allowing one to see how bats were made in the past, and how the process has been modernized through technology. Something for everyone--a bat "nub", a small bat, and the 90 mph pitching demo was awesome. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Any baseball fan needs to take time and check this out. The history is rich and very interesting. Well worth the 12.00 tour fee.

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Brunswick, Md.
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I am not even a real baseball fan (I like it but not obsessed) but found this place a great 'find'! It was a great 30 minute tour for a small amount of money.....plus the FREE little bat as a gift, well, this was a no-brainer to visit. LOVE the larger than large bat outside of the factory and gift... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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68 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You won't really spend more than a couple hours at Louisville Slugger. The factory tour is excellent. You are right out on the factory floor seeing how it's done. They even have a worker showing you how they still make them by hand when a player requests it. The guide was excellent. You come out of the tour with having... More

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Bathurst, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I admit I am not into baseball, but when you are in Louisville, this is obviously one of the main attractions to see, so we decided to go. It was interesting to see how the bats were made, but because of my lack of interest in the sport, it became somewhat boring. It is a very short tour. It is... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is full of baseball history and priceless memorabilia from all the baseball greats throughout the years. The tour of the working factory shows the complete start-to-finish process of making a Louisville Slugger baseball bat. The tour guides and staff seem to all enjoy their jobs and are knowledgeable of baseball history, facts, and the bat manufacturing process. This... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the factory and museum. We had a knowledgeable tour guide through the factory showiing all facets of making the bats and the differences between bats. The museum you get to walk through on your own and at your own speed.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had the chance to take the tour at the factory in downtown Louisville, Ky. They have a nice museum of baseball. The tour takes about 45 minutes and is interesting. You learn the history of how they made butter churns and by a fluke got into baseball bats. Even if you don't like baseball, its interesting from a woodworking standpoint.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Even if your not a baseball fan it is a nifty (corny I know) place! You actually get to see how the bats are made. I loved the wall with all the plaques that show who is part of the Louisville Slugger History. I was able to get my son a bat with his name engraved and I gave it... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tour of the factory is very cool. You can see bats being made for both the professionals and amateurs. Disappointed you can't take pictures inside the factory.

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