What is the best thing to bring home from Louisville?

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Larry Olmsted

The most popular Louisville souvenirs you can take home fit neatly into three categories — and fairly neatly into your suitcase.  Horse racing related gifts from Churchill Downs, especially dirt encrusted horseshoes that have been run on the track; all manner of Kentucky bourbons and accessories like silver-plated mint julep glasses; and personalized bats from Louisville Slugger. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the Louisville Slugger Factory & Museum, where wooden bats are painstakingly custom made for most Major Leaguers. You can see the process, view historic bats, take a few swings of your own in batting cages, and even get a personalized bat branded with your own name (or the name of someone who’d appreciate the gift).

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