Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Museum and Factory
Central Business District, Louisville
  • Allen V.
    "World's largest baseball bat, and tons of memorabilia for sale!"(5 Tips)
    Bob R.
    "factory tour take the tour of the bat vault"(5 Tips)
    Joel S.
    "... visited!! Got myself a personalized bat with "jswishdaman" on it & picked up mini..."(3 Tips)
    David H.
    "See the bat vault, museum, movie, and take a few swings."(2 Tips)
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  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 12, 2014
    Great place for a baseball fan to visit! No photos of bats being made allowed. Some great baseball artifacts here...like a mini hall of fame almost. Get a picture with the giant bat outside!
  • April U.
    April UreApril 5, 2013
    Very cool tour, I was pleasantly surprised. I would do it again. I talked to the TSA guys at the airport, they just changed the guidelines & you ARE allowed to take the mini bats in your carry on now!
  • Randy T.
    Randy TateSeptember 21, 2016
    If you love baseball and how things are made you'll love this place. Lots of history, changing exhibits and a tour of the bat factory. Neat wall of trademark signatures throughout the decades.
  • Joel S.
    Joel SwisherApril 1, 2013
    One of the best museums I have ever visited!! Got myself a personalized bat with "jswishdaman" on it & picked up mini bats for my niece & nephew too!! You must visit whenever you go visit Louisville!
  • Linda K.
    Linda KloempkenAugust 17, 2016
    Totally worth the price. Our tour guide, Don, was a hoot. Enjoyed learning how the bats are made. He was very knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. Would definitely recommend this place.
  • Jacques
    Jacques1 week ago
    Great museum. The shop sells slightly imperfect Louisville Slugger bats for $20 which are unique and made within the factory
  • Duane M.
    Duane MaddyDecember 16, 2015
    This was a surprisingly great visit! I was unsure about the price of admission, but the tour was excellent and a must for fans of baseball.
  • Alveda Z.
    Alveda Z.July 1, 2012
    I highly recommend ordering your personalized bat BEFORE you even enter the museum. That way, you won't be stuck waiting over two hours when you are just ready to go. :)
  • Bob R.
    Bob RaichleDecember 3, 2013
    If you're a fan of the game, after the factory tour take the tour of the bat vault where you can hold bats used by Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Henry Aaron and other legends.
  • UPPAbaby
    UPPAbabyAugust 2, 2011
    The museum shows what is behind hitting a baseball, a replica major league dugout, and has the world’s largest baseball bat. This is a great place to go to teach your kids the history of baseball!
  • Aly
    AlyMay 4, 2014
    I'm a huge baseball fan, but you'll love it even if you're not. Definite must see. Don't forget to check out the ceilings!!!!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenDecember 29, 2014
    Coupons are available for $1 off the price of admission. Even without this tour is worth $12
  • Home Run 1/2 Marathon
    Slugger has been making exceptional bats since the 1880s and during the Home Run 1/2 Marathon (10/30/11), racers who finish at their top of their divisions will go home with a customized Slugger! Read more
  • Jen M.
    Jen Mata-McMahonAugust 8, 2014
    Really worth the visit; they give you a real tour of the factory and give you a mini bat to take home!
  • Four Points L.
    Amazing history to learn for children and adults of all ages. Go online occassionally there are coupons and group deals.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxDecember 11, 2016
    On the tour you can hold lots of bats being made for current MLB players. Fun to get an idea. Definitely get ahold of the Babe Ruth replica
  • David H.
    David HyltonMarch 19, 2017
    So full of history. See the bat vault, museum, movie, and take a few swings. Free mini bat at the end of the tour.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HOctober 19, 2014
    Free mini bat with tour. The factory tour is a pretty good value and was interesting. A lot of old baseball memorabilia.
  • John S.
    John SAugust 17, 2014
    The guys making bats by hand are awesome, guy saw my white sox hat and made sure everyone knew he was making a Nellie Fox bat replica. Nice!
  • James K.
    James KoltiskaNovember 7, 2015
    You get a bat with every your and can also get free sample of bat nub that is used as part of production.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweDecember 19, 2016
    The tours are great. Such history in every bat.
  • Mwaki M.
    Mwaki MagotswiApril 26, 2013
    Amazing culture and history...you're left with the feeling that they are all proud of the product they make
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillNovember 13, 2013
    There are some places every sports fan needs to visit in his or her lifetime. The Louisville Slugger Museum is one of them.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Take the tour. It offers a close-up view of the baseball bat manufacturing process. Read more
  • Edgar
    EdgarAugust 13, 2015
    Neat tour. Very interactive. Plus you get a nub and free mini bat. Gift shop is over priced.
  • Autumn M.
    Autumn MarieAugust 18, 2013
    Cool tour. Not bad for the price either. Got to see Jon Jay's bat order about to be made. Get to take home a free mini bat
  • ABC News
    ABC NewsApril 18, 2011
    Made in America: You can visit the museum and take a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory, which is still making all of its baseball bats in the U.S.
  • Bette B.
    Bette BoopMarch 15, 2014
    Don is THE best tour guide!! Had us laughing & he's full of facts!
  • Brooke G.
    Brooke Gupton2 weeks ago
    We love touring the factory and museum. A great place for kids and baseball lovers!
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoFebruary 23, 2017
    World's largest baseball bat, and tons of memorabilia for sale! First time I've ever seen a legit Mickey Mantle autograph in person.
  • Audrey J.
    Audrey JamesFebruary 8, 2013
    The tour was very cool! Love the smell of sawdust. Great information and fun presentation.
  • Jim C.
    Jim CrippsAugust 18, 2011
    Great place to visit. If you are flying out, don't buy the mini-bats--those are not allowed on planes in carry-ons!
  • Zombie
    ZombieSeptember 29, 2014
    Factory tour is informative and you get a miniature bat at the end.
  • Louisville
    LouisvilleAugust 16, 2011
    Register to win tixs to Slugger & Frazier Museums, Muhammad Ali Center, Lynn’s Paradise Café & Courtyard by Marriott Downtown in the Louisville (Pride of the Counties) booth at the 2011 State Fair.
  • Northern L.
    Northern LightsApril 23, 2014
    Well worth the price of admission and loved the free mini bat at the end of the tour.
  • David S.
    The tour is really solid. Sean is a great tourguide. Get some bat nubs.
  • Bill C.
    Bill CaudillAugust 8, 2010
    Be sure to visit here when you are in Louisville. I you get a personalized bat put in your checked baggage on because securtiy will take it i carry on. Read more
  • Kino
    KinoApril 29, 2012
    Don't even bother trying to bring the mini souvenir Louisville Slugger onto an airplane in your check-in luggage. As the tourguide mentions, the bat will be confiscated by TSA at Louisville airport.
  • Promethean F.
    Promethean FundraisingFebruary 20, 2017
    Great tour....you can actually talk to the factory workers there!
  • Ed C.
    Ed CantuJune 4, 2013
    Take the tour. It's cool and you get a complementary bat.
  • Bridget T.
    Bridget TallySeptember 16, 2012
    Amazing well worth the time and money
  • Stephany
    StephanyNovember 6, 2011
    The factory tour is worth the $10 and you get a mini bat at the end :)
  • Jay S.
    Jay SmelserJuly 6, 2013
    Best museum about baseball bats I've been to!
  • Jim C.
    Jim CabralAugust 9, 2014
    A must see. In the bat business since the late 1800s.
  • louisville.com
    louisville.comFebruary 1, 2012
    "How do you find the Slugger Museum? Look for the 68,000-pound, six-story, steel-clad Louisville Slugger bat out front."
  • Masayo C.
    Masayo ColeMay 9, 2012
    Show your active duty ID card and get in free! All hooah! Thanks Slugger!
  • Shawn
    ShawnSeptember 3, 2017
    Friendly people, great gift shop.
  • Troy
    TroyApril 22, 2016
    A lot of fun, really awesome place to visit.
  • Louisville
    LouisvilleNovember 8, 2010
    Museum Row on Main: Show your ticket stub from any of these attractions (Frazier International History Museum, Glassworks, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville Science Center, Kentucky Muse
  • Metromix L.
    Metromix LouisvilleMarch 7, 2012
    When you're downtown look for the giant four-story+ bat resting against the outside of the building. Read more
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