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“Museum and Factory Tour”

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Ranked #2 of 171 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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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“Museum and Factory Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

As a huge baseball fan I highly enjoyed the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. I went with a group of friends who could care less about baseball and even they enjoyed it.

When you first enter you are welcomed by a great shrine to baseball history. You get to see Babe Ruth's bat used to hit his final home run, Showless Joe Jackson's bat from the Black Sox Scandal, and there is a even a great section devoted to softball and women in baseball. There is also a section where you are able to hold game used bats. As a diehard Red Sox fan holding David Ortiz' bat was probably the highlight of my trip to Kentucky.

We then started our tour with an old timey baseball fan. You could tell how much our guide loves his job, the history of the bat, and baseball itself. I only wish I could remember his name. He gave a great tour from how the first bat was made to how they are cut and dipped now. He had great quips and one liners to keep us adults amused but was also great at getting the kids involved and interested in the factory.

This tour is a must if you are in the Louisville area for baseball fans and I would highly recommend it to nonfans as well. Baseball is America's past time, what better way to learn about it?!

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“If you like baseball you must go, but it's a great tour even if you don't”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

I went with a large group of high school students so we got a discounted rate. We watched the very informative introductory video (it's a bit older and is due for and update) and then took the tour. It was a nice tour and we all got the mini bat at the end. Well worth your time if you're in Louisville.

Visited November 2013
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interactive and fun history trip down baseball "lane"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

From the architecture of the building, the humongous and welcoming bat at the door, to the movie clips and the actual tour to the bat factory, this visit was all worthwhile! There were two older teens in our group and 2 adults, we all explored the interactive exhibits and discover lots of unknown -to us at least- historical facts about the game. I would highly recommend this Museum to anyone visiting Louisville!

Visited October 2013
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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great fun for whole family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We took our family 2 older teen children and 2 adults over 50 to the museum and all thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very informative and the interactive exhibits were great. Terrific pictures. The factory tour was very interesting. Would definitely recommend this when visiting Louisville.

Visited June 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Very informative, lots of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Although I'm not the biggest baseball fan, even I was able to appreciate this tour into all the work that goes into making a baseball bat. There is also a ton of history about the sport in the museum, and at the end you get a mini slugger, which is fun. It's crazy to think that all the baseball bats that professionals use are produced there and how mechanized the process was made into from its initial hand-made beginnings. A must-see in Louisville.

Visited December 2013
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