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Sporting History at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

June 03, 2018

Aside from mom and apple pie, there’s nothing quite as all-American as baseball. If you’re a fan of this Great American Pastime, or you’re just interested in learning some fun Louisville (and national) history, we recommend an afternoon at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Your visit starts before you ever set foot in the museum: sauntering down Main Street, you’ll be treated to the sight of Wyatt Gragg’s celebrated sculptures that adorn the Louisville Slugger Walk of Fame. At the entrance to the museum, a Paul Bunyan-size Slugger, 120-feet long and 68,000 pounds, towers high into the air. Once inside, you’ll enjoy an eclectic mix of exhibits in various media, including filmed interviews with the legends of baseball, accompanied by displays showcasing the actual Sluggers they used to make sports history. Expert staff will lead you on a tour of the factory, revealing how the world-famous brand continues to produce Sluggers to exacting standards. Finally, you can try one out yourself in Bud’s Batting Cage.

Address: 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202