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Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

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Address: 1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Phone Number: 502-895-2405
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Stopped in to the American Printing House for the Blind on the kid's Cultural Pass this summer. Ended up being just two kids and myself. We were there over two hours, and I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped in to the American Printing House for the Blind on the kid's Cultural Pass this summer. Ended up being just two kids and myself. We were there over two hours, and I had to drag the kids out. Two 11 year old boys loved it! Very education, great staff doing the tour, and we all learned a great deal,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Both the museum & the drop-in tour were excellent & fascinating. Lots of tactile & audio exhibits, of course, but also a lot of printed material on everything. Allow at least an hour & a half for tour (M - Th, at 10 & 2). Allow another several hours for the museum if you want to experience most of the... More 

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Golden Eagle, Illinois
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Small, chock full of interesting facts and an amazing history of educating the blind. We should have allowed more time. The staff graciously allowed us to stay another 30 minutes after closing while they finished their work.

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TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our group of 6 found the museum interesting (age range 63 to almost 2). A lot of things to look at and touch. Wish we had been there at a time for the factory tour. Lots to learn. Won't take a ton of time, but a good educational quick trip.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You have to check in and get a visitor's badge at the front desk. Then you can take the elevator to the 2nd floor where you'll find a large museum. They also have a small hall of fame area on the 3rd floor. If you want to take a factory tour, they offer it at 10am and 2pm Monday to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Taking a tour is worth your time. The staff is friendly and helpful. This is an amazing complex which is well managed.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We found this off the beaten path and found it very informative! This is a rare place that meets the needs of those who are sight impaired in our world. They have a tour that allows you to see the narrators of books at work, the braille being checked and interactive sessions between someone who is blind reading to a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I had no knowledge about braille, printing, or other visually impaired tools and walked away from this tour with a wealth of knowledge. We did the factory tour and had a guide give us so much information. We had a solid base as we started the tour for the printing factory. There is a museum inside with lots of exhibits... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a fascinating museum, and I only wish we could have made it back to tour the printing factory itself, but we were on a tight schedule. The museum covered the history of printing reading material for the blind and hard of seeing, and it was fascinating to read the history of Braille and others as they searched for... More 

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Ames, IA
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fantastic visit! The museum gives you the history of the development of braille (and other systems for reading/writing for the visually impaired), talks about different kinds/causes of blindness, and more. There is a lot of hands on things, so our kids had a good time exploring. The tour is amazing! Most of the materials for visually impaired people in the... More 

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