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
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Kentucky Derby Museum

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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