We toured the factory and saw the cubicles where the official bats were made and ready to be shipped to many famous baseball players such as Derek Jeter, Matt Holliday, Lance Berkman etc. It was a nice gesture from the factory to give each guest a free mini-bat after the tour. On display in the museum was a bat Babe Ruth carved notches in for every home run he hit with it and other great artifacts about many baseball great players. My husband took a few swings in the batting cage using a replica bat models from some of the all-time favorite hitters like Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.
We did not get a chance to walk along the Louisville Slugger Walk of Fame, the one mile sidewalks along Main Street where players such as Ken Griffey, Jr., Stan Musial, Ty Cobb etc. are enshrined with a bronze caste of the Louisville Slugger model bat they used, and a bronze home plate with the name and highlights of their career. As an early Christmas present, I got my husband a personalized full size, MLB regulation baseball bat with his name engraved and the St. Louis Cardinals on the barrel. It was an enjoyable visit and even if you are not a baseball fan, I highly recommended the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory as a great historical and fun place to be. You could even take their virtual tour at www.sluggermuseum.com and order your own personalized bat, just in time for Christmas :)