When most baseball enthusiasts think of Louisville Kentucky, the Louisville Slugger Baseball Museum is the first thing that comes to mind. Located in downtown Louisville, the Louisville Slugger Museum Factory produces the No. 1 selling bat in the entire country and is the official bat of Major League Baseball. On your next Kentucky trip, why not include a trip to the museum on your list of things to do in Kentucky?
Visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum is a great way to learn how Slugger bats are made and what makes them so popular with baseball players. Upon driving up to the Louisville Slugger Baseball Museum, your eyes will immediately be drawn to the “World’s Biggest Bat,” which is 120 feet tall and weighs nearly 68,000 pounds.
Before touring the Louisville Slugger Museum Factory, take some time to explore the museum and watch a film that features some of the best players in baseball history. Most visitors don’t realize that there are a wide variety of Louisville Slugger bats available, ranging from tiny to super sized. The museum shows visitors the custom made bat designs of famous players throughout Kentucky history, including the legendary Babe Ruth.
A tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum Factory is most
people’s favorite part of the experience. Guided
tours run every ten minutes, so feel free to explore the
museum for as long as you want before embarking on a tour.
One thing to note is that bats are only produced on Saturdays
from April to November, so be sure to factor this in when
planning a vacation in Kentucky.
Once inside the Louisville Slugger Museum factory, visitors will learn how bats are cut and how the wood for bats is stained, among other things. Most people are surprised to learn how many coating of finish Slugger bats need to be considered complete. Friendly Kentucky tour guides are available to answer any questions you may have about bat production and are extremely knowledgeable about baseball in general.
After the tour, head over to the batting cage and try out a Louisville Slugger for yourself. The batting cages cost a dollar per player and there are many different types of bats available for practice. You can also interact with an exhibit that shows what it’s like to be an umpire with a fast pitch coming right towards your face. Baseball fans will have a chance to reminisce about the sport’s legendary past when sitting in some of the old seats of Wrigley Field.
Be sure to check out the museum’s gift shop if you’re interested in purchasing your very own Louisville Slugger Bat or other souvenirs. Even if you don’t decide to buy anything at the gift shop, each person who tours the Louisville Slugger Museum will receive a miniature bat.
The museum is located in the heart of downtown Louisville,
right on Main Street. There you will find great Kentucky
sights such as the Louisville
Zoo and Six Flags
Kentucky Kingdom. Kentucky horse racing is also a
popular activity in Louisville. Every May, thousands of
people head to the Churchill
Downs race track to watch the Kentucky
You will find a fantastic selection of Louisville hotels that are in walking distance of the Louisville Slugger Museum. The Brown Hotel is right in the heart of downtown and is the perfect place to stay for Kentucky getaways to Louisville. Catch a show at the nearby theatre district or take a stroll through the famous Tom Sawyer State Park.
With a bat making history of over 130 years, the Louisville Slugger Museum is one destination that baseball enthusiasts must see for themselves. Plan your next vacation today and find out why so many people consider Louisville to be one of the best Kentucky vacation spots.