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Visiting Louisville museums is a fun and educational activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year in any type of weather. The following top 10 Louisville museums feature exhibits that embody local, national, and international history.

Louisville Slugger Museum

Louisville Slugger Museum
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800 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(877) 775-8443

The Louisville Slugger Museum is a museum and factory where Louisville Slugger baseball bats are created and baseball's history is preserved (Write a Review of the Louisville Slugger Museum).

Kentucky Derby Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum
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704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-1111

Located at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum is an institution that preserves the history of the Kentucky Derby in order to present that history to museum visitors through a variety of exhibits (Write a Review of the Kentucky Derby Museum).

Frazier International History Museum

Frazier International History Museum
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829 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 753-5663

The Frazier International History Museum is a 100,000 square foot facility that features a collection covering 1,000 years of history (Write a Review of the Frazier International History Museum).

Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center
(c) 2008 Jessica Elliott

144 North Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-9254

The Muhammad Ali Center is focused on presenting the life and values of Louisville-born Muhammad Ali in order to show visitors how these values can be used to develop compassion (Write a Review of the Muhammad Ali Center).

Speed Art Museum

Speed Art Museum
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 634-2700

Located on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus, the Speed Art Museum houses collections of historical and contemporary art exhibits that feature works from local, national, and international artists (Write a Review of the Speed Art Museum).

Museum at the American Printing House for the Blind

Museum at the American Printing House for the Blind
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1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 895-2405

The Museum at the American Printing House for the Blind houses items that help visitors explore the history of education for the blind in America (Write a Review of the Museum at the American Printing House for the Blind).

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage


1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 583-4100

Exhibits at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage celebrate the heritage, history, and cultural contributions of African Americans in Kentucky (Write a Review of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage).

Filson Historical Society


1310 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5086

For more than 100 years, the Filson Historical Society has been collecting artifacts that tell the history of the Ohio Valley (Write a Review of the Filson Historical Society).

Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center

Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center
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201 West Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
(812) 280-9970

The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center is a nature center, museum, and educational facility with more than 78 exhibits, coral reef aquariums, and more located at the Falls of the Ohio State Park (Write a Review of the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center).

Carnegie Center for Art and History


201 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-7336

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is an art gallery and history museum located in New Albany, Indiana, featuring two permanent exhibits in addition to revolving exhibits and interactive workshops (Write a Review of the Carnegie Center for Art and History).

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