The biggest show in the industry, GIE+EXPO, is only two months away. But before you head to Louisville, Kentucky, to see the latest machines and products, figure out what all you want to do before you go.
Here are some of the top places to visit and stay while in Louisville.
1. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
If you love baseball, you have to check out this museum. You can watch the makings of the Louisville Slugger bat and leave with a sample. New renovations include an area to hold and photograph bats used by baseball legends like Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth.
2. Muhammad Ali Center
Continuing with the sports theme, this center showcases Ali’s poetic and athletic talents, as well as offering a timeline of the world events happening around the rise of his career.
3. Louisville Science Center
For an interactive spot, check out the science center and experience science, math, technology, physics and more in the 150 hands-on exhibits.
4. 21C Museum Hotel
If you enjoy museums so much you want to stay in one, you’re in luck. The 21C Museum Hotel combines modern, spacious rooms with an art museum. The artwork includes a penguin statue — which the staff moves around the hotel and could end up in your room — and other captivating pieces. Even the rooms include pieces of art. The hotel’s restaurant, Proof on Main, is also well known for its fresh, unique food and drinks.
Read more about things to do and places to eat in Louisville in the September issue of TLC.