The World’s Largest Bat(s)
Locations: 800 W. Main (baseball) and 1006 W. Main (vampire), Louisville KY
When to visit: Anytime during daylight hours
Time needed to enjoy: 15 minutes
Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky is home to two strange sights: The world’s largest bat, and the world’s largest bat. Both of them.
One is a baseball bat that stands 120 feet tall. The other is a scary vampire bat with sharp teeth.
The baseball bat is easy to find – it’s at the Louisville Slugger Museum at 800 W. Main. The 68,000-pound bat weighs 34 tons and was built in 1995. Made from carbon steel, the bat is a replica of the 34 inch wooden model used by the great Babe Ruth back in the 1920s. The diameter at its largest point is nine feet.
A plate in front of the bat reveals all the important details.
Two blocks over, you can find a giant vampire bat hanging on the side of a building next to Caufield’s a novelty store. Less information is available about the origins of this particular bat, but given its location on the side of a novelty shop, we’d have to assume someone created the bat in honor of the store.
Its sharp teeth and bright eyes make it a spooky replica of the real flying mammal.