Doubling down at the Derby

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Doubling down at the Derby

Attractions galore in Louisville before, after the big race
They think big at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Ky., where you can see bats being made for major leaguers as well as some used by Hall of Famers such as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Ted Williams.
Visitors to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville see the three-time world heavyweight champion in his prime, railing against war and racial inequity and delivering knockout punches in the ring. They also see the softer side of a man embracing ideals of respect and spiritual growth.
Elaborate and colorful flowery hats and mint julips are the order of the day at the Kentucky Derby.
A Kentucky Derby Museum display lined with Derby winners’ silks.
John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby last year.
If you go

LOUISVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU: One Riverfront Plaza, 401 W. Main St., Suite 2300, Louisville, Ky.; www.gotolouisville.com or (800) 626-5646.
LOUISVILLE VISITORS CENTER: 301 S. Fourth St.; (502) 379-6109.
MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER: 144 N. Sixth St.; http://alicenter.org/site or (502) 584-9254. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Adults, $9; children 6-12, $4.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM & FACTORY: 800 W. Main St.; www.sluggermuseum.org or (877) 775-8443. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $11; children 6-12, $6.
KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM: 704 Central Ave.; www.derbymuseum.org or (502) 637-7097. Adults, $14; children 5-12, $6 and 13-18, $11. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Derby and Oaks race days, open 8 a.m. Sunday after Derby.
HOTELS:
Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, www.brownhotel.com.
Seelbach Hilton, 500 S. Fourth St., www.seelbachhilton.com.
21C Museum, 700 W. Main St., www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville.
LYNN’S PARADISE CAFE: 984 Barret Ave., www.lynnsparadisecafe.com.

Doubling down at the Derby

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They think big at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Ky., where you can see bats being made for major leaguers as well as some used by Hall of Famers such as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Ted Williams.
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Visitors to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville see the three-time world heavyweight champion in his prime, railing against war and racial inequity and delivering knockout punches in the ring. They also see the softer side of a man embracing ideals of respect and spiritual growth.
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Elaborate and colorful flowery hats and mint julips are the order of the day at the Kentucky Derby.
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A Kentucky Derby Museum display lined with Derby winners’ silks.
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John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby last year.
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