Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Location: 800 West Main Street, Louisville, KY
The 120-foot bat that stands at the front of the museum suggests something special. The legacy of Hillerich & Bradsby, the company that produces the famous bats, dates back to 1884 when the owner's son attended a local baseball game and, noticing that local star Pete Browning was in a hitting slump, brought him to the shop to have a new bat made. An inspirational beginning to say the least, and the bat-making continues to this day.