Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville (must see)

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a museum and factory combined showcasing the story of Louisville Slugger baseball bat and its place in American history. The museum exhibits include:

* History of the Bat - Inviting guests to learn about the making of the first Louisville Slugger by 17-year-old Bud Hillerich for Louisville Eclipse star Pete Browning;
* Hold a Piece of History - a game-used bat from Hall of Fame players like Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench and Andre Dawson, as well as representatives of all 30 MLB teams;
* Player's Choice - Current models of bats used by to MLB Players, as well as the latest composite bats;
* Statue Gallery - Lifelike statues of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Ken Griffey, Jr., Derek Jeter and Jackie Robinson;
* Feel the Heat - Guests see what it's like to face a 90 MPH fastball;
* Old-Time Bat Making Demonstrations - See hand-turners use a lathe to demonstrate how bats used to be made; and
* Burn-Brander - Docents demonstrate the process of "burn branding" bats.

The tour of the Louisville Slugger bat factory consists of six stops showing how the famous bats are made. Tours typically last around 20 minutes. Though full production may not be in place on evenings, weekends and holidays, bat making still occurs on every tour and all guests receive a complimentary mini-bat at the end.

Why You Should Visit:
To experience first-hand history-in-the-making strolling through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created.

Tip:
In addition to a free miniature souvenir bat at the end of the 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. So, be sure to swing by!

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00; Sundays - 11:00 - 17:00
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Sight Name: Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Sight Location: Louisville, USA (See walking tours in Louisville)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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