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Enjoy Louisville Museums and Fine Art Galleries

Louisville’s museums and art galleries are at the heart of the city’s culture. In addition to permanent and rotating collections of ancient, classical, and modern art in our well-known cultural institutions like the Speed Art Museum, downtown Louisville has become home to museums featuring profound range of relics and artifacts and art galleries featuring works by emerging local artists as well as established painters and sculptors.

Here is a list of some art galleries and museums in or near Louisville, KY


KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM

Featuring “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree, high-definition video show. Open every day. Admission for Kentucky Derby Museum: Admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that’ll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more! For more information about the museum, please visit https://www.derbymuseum.org/

Phone: (502) 637-1111

Address: 704 Central Ave., Louisville, KY  40208


LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM & FACTORY

Batter up! It takes a special place to craft the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. At Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the actual factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. We’ve been making baseball bats since 1884, when 17-year-old Bud Hillerich crafted the company’s first bat for a local superstar hitter. Over 125 years later, the Hillerich family still owns the business and still prides itself on the customer service that goes into every bat produced for the pros. Our award-winning factory tour is a highlight of the visit here, but there’s plenty more to enjoy, too! Admire the World’s Biggest Bat – stretching 120 feet into the sky. Crawl through a huge baseball glove, carved from prehistoric limestone. Face down a 90-mph fastball hurled by a major-league pitcher. Count the homerun notches Babe Ruth carved into his Louisville Slugger bat. Step into our batting cages and take some swings with a replica model of your hero’s bat. Or, take some cuts with our latest line of aluminum and composite TPX and TPS baseball and softball bats. Don’t miss our original 13-minute film, which salutes the art and skill of hitting with some of the greatest players in baseball. We’ll even give you a free miniature souvenir bat at the end of your tour. You can also create a bat with your own name on it, just like the pros. Your bat can also be personalized with a special message. They make great gifts for all kinds of special occasions, from newborn babies, to groomsmen gifts, to team trophies and more. Fun, interactive exhibits.A fascinating bat factory tour. A free souvenir! Those are just a few of the all-star experiences at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. For more information about the museum, please visit https://www.derbymuseum.org/

Phone: (502) 585-5226

Address: 800 W. Main St., Louisville, KY  40202


KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER

The Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Explore three floors of exciting, interactive exhibitions that offer educational science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing films in our four-story theatre. For more information about the museum, please visit https://kysciencecenter.org/.

Phone: (502) 560-7128

Address: 727 W. Main St., Louisville, KY  40202


THE FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM

The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. For more information about the museum, please visit www.fraziermuseum.org.

Phone: (502) 753-5663

Address: 829 W. Main St., Louisville, KY  40202


MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER

Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of its founder Muhammad Ali. The Ali Center’s innovative and immersive visitor experience, public and educational programming, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad’s legacy and inspires exploration of the greatness within ourselves. Two-and-a-half levels of award-winning exhibits introduce Ali’s epic life through six core values: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. The Ali Center includes an amazing five-screen orientation theater film, historic Civil Rights era media footage, an interactive timeline of Ali’s life, video of Ali fights, hands-on boxing fun, two art galleries, children’s Hope and Dream wall, retail store, cafe and more. For more information about the center, please visit https://alicenter.org.

Phone: (502) 584-9254

Address: 144 N. 6th St. Louisville, KY  40202


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