Top Louisville Museums

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.

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    Louisville Slugger Museum

    Louisville Slugger Museum
    ••• Michael Maupin

    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).
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    Churchill Downs
    ••• Flickr / CC / Jane Quigley


    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.

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    Frazier International History Museum
    ••• Frazier International History Museum. © 2008 Michael Maupin


    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.

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    Muhammad Ali Center

    Muhammad Ali Center
    ••• Photo: Flickr/CC/TimHaag


    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.

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    Speed Art Museum

    Speed Art Museum
    ••• Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

    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).
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    Museum at the American Printing House for the Blind
    ••• Flickr / CC / HelloLouisville.com

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center
    ••• Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Kenneth Keith Stigler

    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.

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    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.