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“Great visit”

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Ranked #2 of 187 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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! Please visit our official website for up-to-date hours and admission prices.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here with our 3 kids (10, 8, 6) and they loved it. We did the tour which the kids bought was awesome especially seeing the billet box for Corey Hart one of their favorite brewers scheduled to be made later that week.

The museum also kept them interested for a long time. Our kids play ball in a very intensive league so this may be why thy were so interested. My husband also liked it. I enjoyed it but had been there before so it wasn't anything new for me.

Would probably stop again. They kids could spend time looking at all the pro bats again.

Thank casey101
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband is into baseball, still, we skipped the tour and bought a factory second bat ($20 vs. $50 for a good one). It's main purpose is to sit by the bed - I just made sure we got a black one to fit with our decor :)

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is one of the best tours we've taken as a family! They treat the kids with personal attention and our tour guide gave our daughter a mini bat for FREE! Plus, we got to go in the "Bat Vault", when we saw some other people heading in -- what a treat! Ask to go in there and they will take you! You have to wear white gloves (they provide them) in order to handle the original wood bat "masters" that various baseball stars, past & present, have used. I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I still found the explanations of different types of bats and the manufacturing process interesting. Enjoyed walking around the facility as production was in process and, boy, the smell of that wood really reminded me of being in my Dad's workshop in the garage as a kid!

Thank O-Lora-O
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We went at the urging of my 9-year old stepdaughter, even though none of us particularly like or care about baseball, and it wound up being one of the most fun things we did on our trip! The tour of the actual manufacturing facility was informative and interesting, and just the perfect length. The museum was the same. Unlike other museums or tours, it didn't drag on full of useless boring facts with a tour guide you can barely hear. You get to see the actual bats being made, you can hold a bat that belonged to Mickey Mantle or Derek Jeter or a few of the other greats. There's batting cages ($1 for 10 balls!) and a kids play area. Our favorite was the live simulation of what it looks like to be at bat when a fastball is thrown at you. It's definitely worth an hour of your time in Louisville!

Thank danita f
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

It was a fun place to go and watch how the bats are made, Real fun to see Babe Ruths bat that is on display. Fun time messing aroung in th batting cages!!!!! Keep your eye on the ball!!

Thank rapom1
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