Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville, KY

Walking up to this museum, you are greeting by a 120-foot-tall replica of Babe Ruth’s bat. Inside, in addition to a vast display of baseball bats and memorabilia, there is a baseball-oriented Ripley’s Believe It or Not with the usual collection of amazing and amazingly tacky objects. A gigantic multi-colored bird made of drinking straws, Yankee Stadium make of toothpicks and a statue of Hank Aaron made from Oh Henry! candy bar wrappers are good examples. A no-photo factory tour. Customized baseball bats in the gift shop.