Bat outside of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Kentucky
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Louisville, Kentucky 

The first thing you’ll notice at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is the Big Bat. It’s a 120-foot-tall steel replica of a bat used by Babe Ruth. Step inside the museum to find the Big Glove, a climbable work of art carved from 450-million-year-old Kentucky limestone. Other hands-on experiences include a batting cage and a chance to pose with actual bats used by star players, including Derek Jeter. Not a baseball fan? “No worries, we’ve got you covered,” executive director Anne Jewell says. She recommends the factory tour. “You walk right through the heart of our production line.” —Jaime Joyce

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