Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The preferred bat of legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams, the Louisville Slugger is undeniably the most famous lumber stick in baseball. And to learn about its production, history and about baseball in general, you come to Louisville. The city's West Main District plays host to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
Baseball fans (or travel-weary road trippers) recommend stopping here for sure. As one tells TripAdvisor: "The guides at the Slugger Museum were knowledgeable and entertaining. We got a behind the scene tour of all the bat models (super cool if you have an old favorite player)." But you should have at least a passing interest in baseball to visit. Otherwise, the museum might be too niche.
A giant baseball bat leans against the main building of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, making it easy to spot. Hours of operation are usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. From July 1 to August 14, the museum is open for an additional hour each day. Tickets cost between $5 and $10, dependent on age. Visit the official website for further details.