Lectures end at 12:30 on Saturday after the announcement of the Attendee of the Year. The on-your-own afternoon brings back one of the things that made the inaugural BABT so memorable – exploring the historic (and fun) city of Louisville and its surrounding areas. Follow the link below to view information on local distilleries and other attractions. You’ll want to plan your visit as soon as possible to ensure you’re able to secure a spot!
(Please also note that dinner Thursday night is on your own. We recommend getting reservations early by using Open Table.)
It’s why you’re here! Book a tour at one of the incredible bourbon distilleries in and around Louisville. Learn more about bourbon, from start to finish..and taste the results from these world-class master distillers. Follow the links below to visit their websites directly and book your tour.
From fully customized outings to crafted public tour experiences, Mint Julep is Kentucky’s premier destination management company for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, legendary horse farms, historic landmarks, and Commonwealth’s rich culinary scene.
As one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best Guided Drinking Tours in America,” the one-of-a-kind, family-owned tour company offers transportation and event planning services for hassle-free ventures for any size group including corporate outings and V.I.P. excursions.
Based in Louisville, the Mint Julep Experiences team of bourbon experts, veteran tour guides, and city concierges do it all to help you explore the living history of Kentucky in comfort and style.
More information & tickets: https://mintjuleptours.com/louisville/
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premier attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality, and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. Each year, the Museum welcomes over 230,000 visitors.
With a general admission ticket, visitors can enjoy two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack, and get their heart racing and emotions soaring watching the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high-resolution screen.
Tickets and more info here: https://www.derbymuseum.org/
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is all about celebrating the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball’s past, present, and future. We’re here to delight our guests and create joyful, lifetime memories.
Baseball connects generations, we see it here every day. Since the sport is such a big part of American history and culture, even visitors who don’t consider themselves big fans find something here that resonates with them. Maybe it’s the fun stories and fascinating machinery in the factory, or the hands-on exhibits, or one of our special exhibitions that broaden the interpretation of baseball.
And, really, who doesn’t love a free mini-bat?
More information & tickets here. https://www.sluggermuseum.com/
The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center’s museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey.
For more info & tickets: https://alicenter.org/
While visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you won’t want to miss MEGA ZIPS, the world’s ONLY underground zipline adventure tour! Featuring 6 ziplines nearly 100 feet off the cavern floor and two challenge bridges, MEGA ZIPS is 2.5 hours of adrenaline-fueled adventure! Though fun for the whole family, the kids will especially love MEGA QUEST, the only underground ropes challenge course in the world! MEGA QUEST features two levels and 76 challenge elements including mini-ziplines and rope walls. Explore at your own pace in this 2-hour adventure! Heights aren’t your thing? No problem! Enjoy the jumps in our 320,000 square foot BMX & MTB MEGA BIKE PARK, explore the furthest parts of the cavern on our MEGA eBIKE tour, or enjoy a seated historical tour of the cavern on our MEGA TRAM.
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