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Most cities have the typical history museum, but Louisville has an array of truly original museums you won't find anywhere else in the world. From the world's largest baseball bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum to the icons at the Kentucky Derby Museum, to the tasting room at the Jim Beam American Distillery, there is a good time to be had when touring Louisville.
Much of the action can be found downtown at museums like the Kentucky Science Center, a great destination for families with little ones, or 21 C, a unique modern art museum in the lobby (and upper floors) of a boutique hotel. There's also the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, a one-of-a-kind (and free) attraction that should not be missed. Sports fans can check out the Muhammad Ali Center, a tribute to the greatest boxer of all time, and the Frazier History Museum, where the past comes alive with costumed reenactments.
Two historical houses to add to the itinerary are Locust Grove and the Conrad-Caldwell house, both beautifully-restored mansions that visitors can tour.
Our travel experts have narrowed down the choices in Louisville to these 10 museums. Each one offers something different for the type of cultural immersion you are seeking.