Louisville, Kentucky

Tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Then Batter Up!

Find Bourbon by the Barrel in Louisville, Kentucky for Four Days & Three Nights at the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville for Two, Including Admission to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Your Choice of a Maker's Mark and Jim Beam Distillery Tour, a Maker's Mark and Willett's Distillery Tour, or a Bourbon

When you come to Louisville, you'll get a friendly dose of good old Southern hospitality! While Louisville is best known for the Kentucky Derby, it's also a hip place for sampling bourbon whiskey, and with its recent influx of distilleries, it's also the perfect place to start or end your Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure! Experience Louisville's rich bourbon culture yourself on one of three bourbon tasting tours, and save some time to swing by the Louisville Slugger Museum, where you'll have fun right off the bat!

Louisville’s love of bourbon is pervasive not only in its deep bourbon history and growing collection of downtown distilleries, but also in its restaurants, bars, attraction, and even its music. Kentucky is home to the Bourbon Trail®, a collection of nine legendary distilleries waiting to share their historic craft and timeless secrets with you, and Louisville is an Official Gateway to the trail. Get ready for a rich taste of Kentucky history with tours and tastings in some of the top distilleries, all including transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. At Maker's Mark, you'll see that they're still doing things like they did in 1953, from the old letterpress to the way they hand-rotate every barrel and hand-dip every bottle. Walk in the footsteps of seven generations of Beam Family Master Distillers at Jim Beam Distillery, where you'll see the bourbon distilled, aged and perfected. Dating back to 1936, just three short years after the repeal of prohibition, and set in Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World, Willett's Distilling Company welcomes you into its turn of the century family-owned and operating distillery. Taste award-winning craft bourbon as you step back in time at the Woodford Reserve Distillery, which boasts a history of over 200 years. Sample the handcrafted artistry of Four Roses, and you'll see why it's unlike any other bourbon.

Hey batta, batta! Swing by the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, which celebrates the extraordinary role Louisville Slugger baseball bats have played in the sport's past, present, and future. Take a guided tour through the factory where Louisville Slugger bats are crafted with the same pride that started in 1884. From the forest to the field, you'll follow the timber that's turned into hard hitting history during the factory tour, and you can also visit the galleries filled with remarkable memorabilia and entertaining interactive exhibits. For some, the sport of baseball is larger than life - at the museum, it's actually true when you visit the steel Big Bat, the world's largest baseball bat, weighing in at 68,000 pounds and towering 120 feet into the sky, which is also an exact-scale replica of Babe Ruth's 34-inch Louisville Slugger bat. What’s the scoop on The Big Glove? Climb on, crawl through and slide down this giant (17 ton), prehistoric ball glove, handcrafted from 450-million-year-old Kentucky limestone. See and touch thousands of signatures from players who signed contracts with Louisville Slugger, the same signatures that were burned into their bats. Get in the game at Bud's Batting Cage, then find out how fast you can throw in the simulated pitching and hitting experience! As if all that wasn't enough, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory lets you hold bats that were used by the greatest players in baseball, including Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, David Ortiz and Derek Jeter, just to name a few!

Nestled in downtown Louisville on historic West Main Street along Museum Row, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is a multi-venue contemporary art museum, an award-winning 91-room boutique hotel, and home to the acclaimed Proof on Main restaurant. For more than a decade, 21c Louisville has been engaging visitors and locals alike with some of the world's best contemporary art. Just look up when you arrive, and you'll notice this ethos right away - towering over 7th and Main Street, is a double-size replica of David (inspired by Michelangelo). Once you're inside, you can explore the current exhibition; dine next to Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life, the vivid installation lining the walls at Proof on Main, or sleep in Asleep in the Cyclone, a multicolored site-specific installation that doubles as a guest room. Five 19th-century warehouses live on as more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space where curated exhibitions and site-specific installations reflect the global nature of contemporary culture. With high ceilings and large windows, the spacious guests rooms at 21c Louisville were designed to feel like a residential respite from the thought-provoking art and activity that fill the museum galleries below. Some even feature original historic features such as exposed brick walls, and all are outfitted with custom-designed furniture, comfortable beds, plush robes, and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. An overnight with 21c ensures that you'll feel refreshed, restored and ready to explore Louisville.

Art lovers, history buffs and sports fans alike will find a variety of exciting attractions and entertaining things to do in Louisville. Discover the center of the city at Fourth Street Live! Enjoy famous Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Races or take a day to spend some time at the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The whole family can enjoy interactive exhibits at the Louisville Science Center, Muhammad Ali Center or the Louisville Zoo, all just moments away.

Your getaway for two includes:

• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

• Daily complimentary breakfast

• All room-related taxes

• Your choice of a Maker's Mark and Jim Beam Distillery Tour, a Maker's Mark and Willett's Distillery Tour, or a Bourbon Trail Tour of Woodford and Four Roses

• Admission to Louisville Slugger Museum

• A personalized Louisville Slugger bat

• Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. Maker's Mark and Jim Beam tour operates seasonally on Thursdays. Maker's Mark and Willett's Distillery Tour operates on Saturdays. Woodford & Four Roses tour operates daily. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Blackout dates: April 30 - May 2. Collectible, Team Logo, Pink Ribbon and Realtree bats available at an additional cost which is the responsibility of the traveler.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of the bourbon tour may be subject to forfeiture of reservations and funds.

 

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