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Louisville Slugger Museum Louisville

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Louisville Slugger Museum
800 West Main St.
Louisville
KY
40202
Tel: 877-775-8443

Where are we going today?

Batter up! The Louisville Slugger has been an iconic part of Major League Baseball since 1884, when it was put in the hands of some of the greatest players that ever stepped into that diamond.

The Louisville Slugger Museum is a tribute to that infamous bat, those behind it, and a loot at how the sport of baseball has changed between then and now.

There are some pretty fascinating and fun exhibits that you will encounter as you make your way around the museum. The Grand Slam Gallery is where you can actually HOLD some of the Louisville Slugger bats that were used in some pretty famous games - including Mickey Mantle, David Ortiz and Johnny Bench.

You can even see THE Slugger that the very famous Babe Ruth carved notches in for every home run he his - and this was during his record breaking 60 home run season in 1927, so there are a lot of notches!

Want to know how a Louisville Slugger is actually made? The Louisville Slugger Museum is the place to find out!  You can take the world famous factory tour where the bats have been crafted for over 120 years! You will also get a fun FREE mini slugger at the end of it!

There is a gallery where you can mingle with incredibly lifelike sculptures of some of the greatest players of the last century, and you can check out the signature wall where THOUSANDS of signatures have been burned into a bat - which names can you recognize!?

Don’t miss the Walk Of Fame out on the historic Main Street where you can see everyone who has been inducted, and check out their bronze statues. This very cool art project takes the museum outside the walls and onto the sidewalks!

Batter up - it’s time to experience the Louisville Slugger Museum with the whole family! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$7 (Ages 6 - 12)
  • Free Under: 5 years old
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Mon to Sat. 11am - 5pm Sundays.

Extended summer hours. Open all year round.

Teachers corner

Kids LOVE this museum, and it's a great place to bring them on a field trip! From $5 to $7, they get to check out learn all about the history, AND get a free souvenir bat! .

Any Top Tips?

The factory tours are held every 20 minutes to every hour, depending on the season. They last about 30 minutes. .

Doing our bit

The museum and factory are completely all about preserving the history of baseball, and allowing kids and families to learn about the amazing past. .

Need a little extra help?

The factory and the museum are both handicap accessible. The regular tour does have some steps, but there is a handicap accessible door so you can bypass this. .

Can I get one of those?

You can have a personalized bat! You can order them when you arrive, and pick them up before you leave in the Museum Store (which is also where you can pick up some fun gifts to take home!).

More information

Make sure you allow about 2 hours for the whole experience - including the factory tour! .

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    What a great place! The tour is $12 for adults and takes about a half hour. During my trip, we got to see bats being made for Chris Davis. The tour consists of tour guide and then video at each stop (videos say exactly what the tour guide says). At the end of the tour, you get your own mini bat! The tour was well worth the price and the museum itself was small but great. There is also batting cages where you can use the same bats that the majors used! 10 balls for $1. That price is great, just beware, kids get a little selfish when taking turns...Read More

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    Giant bat and walk of fame outside. Good tour of an actual working bat factory. The guides seem very glad to share their knowledge. You get to see some of the old hand-turned methods, as well as the latest modern carving. The exhibits have some interest to the baseball history fan. You can purchase an engraved bat (not carry-on legit), as well as other Slugger memorabilia. I liked it even though I am not a baseball fan.

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    This was super fun. The batting cages are only $1 for 10 pitches!!! You could easily spend and hour or two here. The tour was interesting, if not for the free tiny bat though, I dont think worth the $12 price tag.

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    This is a wonderful place, dedicated to America's Game (No, I don't mean successful nation building or undisputed global improvement). If you are in Louisville and you have any interest in sports whatsoever, visit this Museum. There are quite a few "free" activities, but the 30 minute guided tour of their factory is tremendous and a "can't miss" opportunity. We visited a week after the 2013 World Series concluded (Go Sox!), which signifies the Louisville Slugger off-season, but they are so customer-service oriented that a shell staff of workers...Read More

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    I'm visiting from New Orleans and I must say, I'm not a baseball fan but i was impressed! This place actually made me wish I was a baseball fan lol. I had no idea the bats were made there. The tour was awesome.

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by Caroline Fernandez

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What a great place! The tour is $12 for adults and takes about a half hour. During my trip, we got to see bats being made for Chris Davis. The tour consists of tour guide and then video at each stop (videos say exactly what the tour guide says). At the end of the tour, you get your own mini bat! The tour was well worth the price and the museum itself was small but great. There is also batting cages where you can use the same bats that the majors used! 10 balls for $1. That price is great, just beware, kids get a little selfish when taking turns at the cages.

by Reeve Yewer

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This is a wonderful place, dedicated to America's Game (No, I don't mean successful nation building or undisputed global improvement). If you are in Louisville and you have any interest in sports whatsoever, visit this Museum. There are quite a few "free" activities, but the 30 minute guided tour of their factory is tremendous and a "can't miss" opportunity. We visited a week after the 2013 World Series concluded (Go Sox!), which signifies the Louisville Slugger off-season, but they are so customer-service oriented that a shell staff of workers was employed that day to run a few bats thru the process just so visitors would have something to see. Excellence. Our guide was very good, and his info was interesting and well delivered. I could not resist a cliche question about where they make the corked bats, and he fielded it in stride, "Those are in the basement." A great place, a gem in the crown of Louisville.

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