When scheduling a trip of any kind, Genki Husband and I are all too keen on seeing everything that time will allot. There is nothing like filling a trip up with fun things for entertainment and education. When we went to Oahu, Hawaii we made sure we did just about as much as possible. Upon returning our rental car the rental agent mentioned we had one of the highest (if not highest) amount of miles on the vehicle as she had ever seen in her career. That made us proud because while we weren’t rushing around, we were seeing most of the sights. YOLO! This is what we intended on doing with our trip to Alabama. So, we searched all over the place for things to do and one of them was to go to the Slugger Baseball Bat museum and factory in Louisville, Kentucky.
It’s really hard to give you a good review of the museum as Genki Husband and I are not baseball fans. We tolerate it but we aren’t avid followers nor do we pay attention to a favorite team or likewise. The tour was a bit boring to tell you the truth because the machines were nothing much more than those used for general woodworking. Being that we were both from the country, our grandparents had smaller versions of these machines in their basements. Hence, we were not that impressed with the tour. No new information was acquired throughout the entire tour. The tour guide was very good at what he did and played upon the baseball fans that were in the tour crowd. There were about maybe 30 people in the tour, a few of which were in wheelchairs making it hard to get around the factory and see things when short (like me). The best part was the Hollywood Museum rooms but I believe these are free without admission fees. If you have children, I would probably think this is a great museum because there are batting cages and other entertainment rooms, fees apply. It’s a well thought out museum but probably for parents and children instead of adults that aren’t baseball fans. We just thought as non-fans, the cost of admission and $4 for parking was a bit steep. In total we paid $28 to see machines that we had already seen before growing up with work-working parents. This is of course our opinion and does not mean it is a great museum, just probably not worth the cost if you aren’t baseball fans without children.