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“Great for Baseball Fans”

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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Exeter, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great for Baseball Fans”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We loved the tour with our well informed guide. Interesting info about the manufacturing process and really enjoyed the interactive exhibits and baseball memorabilia.

Visited November 2013
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun Visit For Families with Young Kids”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We took our four children to the Louisville Slugger Museum for a fun weekend activity. None of us are huge baseball fans, but it was still fun anyway. There is a museum with a lot of baseball memorabilia and you also tour the factory where they make Louisville Slugger bats. There is also a gift shop, where we purchased miniature souvenir bats for the kids as a keepsake. Our kids are ages 10, 9, 8 and 2, and they all had fun.

We are locals and try to take trips here in KY to teach our children about our local history and culture, but I believe the Louisville Slugger Museum would be fun for visitors as well. It's located directly downtown so there are other activities and restaurants to make a day out of it.

Visited November 2013
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Mesa, Arizona
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Museum was great ~ a must see”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Louisville Slugger Factory & Museum was a great hit and a definite must see if you are interested in baseball at all. At only $12 per adult, the walking tour of 30 minutes was very informative and entertaining. We got to see some hand made bats and some computer made bats. They were making bats for BJ Upton the day I was there so that was really cool. We saw how they brand the bats and how they add signatures or names.
I purchased a personalized bat for my son and it looks fantastic. They were so helpful in putting it into a box so it is ready to be checked as luggage for the airplane ride home. I felt the bat was a little pricey, but it's a one of a kind, so I felt worth it.
The gift shop had a lot of fun items as well. No playing cards though, which was disappointing because I get playing cards for my son everywhere we travel to. Lots of options for t shirts and little things to purchase.
A nice 12 minute film on the players and their bats, that was pretty cool too. All in all a great morning and I'm glad I went!

Visited January 2014
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Springboro, Ohio
2 reviews
“Let's make a bat!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

The museum was very well run and interesting. Great gift shop! Lots of places to eat down by the museum.

Visited January 2014
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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A baseball lover's paradise! But great for those who aren't baseball nuts too.”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I've always wanted to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and while on a trip with some friends, we stopped by and really enjoyed every minute of the tour we took. It's a great opportunity to see just how they still make their bats one by one in their factory. It's a great factory tour that is definitely worth your time - even if you're not a baseball fan. It's great for fans or non-fans of ALL ages. The museum and theater are great attractions as well. For the big fan, be sure to buy your own custom bat before leaving! A one-of-a-kind souvenir!!

Visited October 2013
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