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Kentucky factories to visit and tour

Kentucky has factories to visit and tour. Below, first are the active, working factories. The next section has historical operations which often have demonstrations or renactments. These incluse both large and small operations, from several person chocolate factories and cheesemakers to large manufacturers making paper towels, wood products, beverage cans and bottles, are open to the public with real tours, exhibitions and fun education.

In some cases, such as a manufacturing process that is no longer in use, the only way to see it and learn about it is a museum or living history center. So, we also provide information about engineering facilities and museums, dinosaur digs, even government facilities, like NASA, astronomy oberservatories and more that are open to the public on certain days and times. And if there is some place that is just plain fun to visit, we add that, too!

These are perfect for homeschooling, for STEM and for fun! Kids love visiting these places! They're learning and getting an education without even realizing it. And most of these are either free or under $10! What's better then fun, entertaining, good for children and families, educational and free?

Here are some of the top factory tours in Kentucky and contact information and tips about visiting them.

Factories, Engineering, Museums and other fun demonstrations and exhibits to visit in Kentucky

  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory - baseball bat factory
    800 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202. Map. Phone: (877) 775-8443. Email: Open: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Guided factory tours depart every 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the season. The last factory tour of the day leaves 40 minutes before closing. Factory tours last approximately 30 minutes. Guests will see bats being made on every tour, every day. Allow 2 hours to enjoy the entire museum and factory experience. Everyone receives a miniature souvenir bat at the end of the tour. Personalized bats can be purchased in the museum store.  At the end of the tour, you’ll get a free souvenir mini bat in a gallery Last checked, prices were $18 for adults, $11 for ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and under
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  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky - automobile manufacturer
    Toyota Kentucky Experience Center, 1001 Cherry Blossom Way, Georgetown, KY 40324. Phone: 502-570-6572. Open: Tuesday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST; Tour Times Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Reservations required; times vary. Join us for a free, tram-driven tour through the home of the American-made Toyota Corolla (the world’s all-time best selling car) to experience how people and machines work together to build ever-better vehicles.

Kentucky Historical Forts and Sites, Famous buildings, Active Federal facilities to tour, Geology: like fossils and volcanic areas


Kentucky State historic sites and parks

These are state-run parks, museums and historic sites that present the history of some manufacturing process, industry, or living settlement

Kentucky Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Kentucky has relatively hot, humid, rainy summers, and moderately cold and rainy winters. Mean maximum temperatures in July vary from 83 to 90 °F (28 to 32 °C); the mean minimum July temperatures are 61 to 69 °F (16 to 21 °C).

Camping in Kentucky

If you're looking to save money on your trip, camping may be a fun alternative to hotels and motels, especially, if you already have the gear, or are looking to get some. BTW, this websites ( ) explains everything you need to know about camping gear and where to the best gear at the lowest prices.

There are 30 campgrounds in the Kentucky State Park system, spread out across the state so you’re not too far from being able to enjoy the outdoors. Four parks - Dale Hollow Lake, Pennyrile Forest, Taylorsville Lake and Carter Caves - also offer equestrian-friendly sites.

Each public campsite facility offers amenities such as restrooms, trail access, RV electric and water hookups, a fire ring, table and more - all in a beautiful setting with affordable rates.

Kentucky State Parks have year-round campgrounds. CLICK HERE for a compiled list. Due to weather, Kentucky State Parks cannot guarantee the availability of water or other resources at our campgrounds during inclement weather months when freezing temperatures are possible. Please contact the park directly for available resources if traveling during months that are conducive to freezing temperatures. Water restrictions may apply.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Kentucky.