The 4 best museums in Louisville

The 4 best museums in Louisville
Muhammad Ali Center. | Photo: Ty P./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 09, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best museums near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top museums in Louisville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for museums.

1. Louisville Slugger Museum

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Topping the list is Louisville Slugger Museum. Located at 800 W. Main St. in the Central Business District, the museum is the highest-rated museum in Louisville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 358 reviews on Yelp.

Tour the factory and watch how bats are made, visit the Bat Vault and see the bats used by baseball's most legendary players and view branded autographs of thousands of players who signed contracts with Louisville Slugger.

2. 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

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Next up is the Central Business District's 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, situated at 700 W. Main St. With 4.5 stars out of 255 reviews on Yelp, the hotel and museum has proven to be a local favorite.

The series of 19th-century warehouses features art in exhibition spaces and in the hotel rooms.

Yelp user Saphace A. wrote, "It's cool to see art here for free. It's all modern art and very thought-provoking. They showcase a lot of minority artists and make you think about political and social issues." 

3. Muhammad Ali Center

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The Muhammad Ali Center, located at 144 N. Sixth St. in the Central Business District, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the museum 4.5 stars out of 129 reviews.

Yelp user Mirna A., who reviewed the museum on March 31, wrote, "The video in the beginning before you go through the whole place is great and it almost brought a tear to my eye. Honestly, there is so much I can say about the Muhammad Ali Center, but it's one of those things where you should just go."

4. Louisville Water Tower Park

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Louisville Water Tower Park, a venue and event space, landmark and historical building and museum, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 23 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3005 River Road to see for yourself.

Enter the museum and learn about the history of Louisville's water. The Louisville Water Company's original Pumping Station No. 1 is inside, along with the museum's archives of photographs, films and memorabilia.

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