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November 5th
recurring event

Kentucky Rivalries

  • Admission: $14 (Free for Museum Members)
  • Location: Frazier History Museum
  • 829 W. Main St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40202
  • Contact: Simon T. Meiners
  • Email: smeiners@fraziermuseum.org

Kentucky Rivalries

From archrival teams like the Cats and the Cards to dueling editors, competing caves, and beefing barbecues, Kentucky Rivalries captures the most iconic conflicts in the Bluegrass State.

On display are 179 objects—representing dozens of high school and college sports rivalries in Kentucky, plus pop culture feuds and historic face-offs—dating from the 1800s to the present day.

A wide range of interactive stations allow Cards and Cats fans to measure their sizes vis-à-vis 5’7”-tall Louisville Cardinal Hailey Van Lith and 7’6”-wingspan Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis, try to palm a basketball, and go mano a mano in UK-vs.-U of L Pop-a-Shot and Quarterback Toss. In a replica locker room with benches visitors can design a play and compare their shoe size to that of a basketball player.

On a fifty-foot replica hardwood court—one side for Cards fans (Cheat-em Hall!), the other for Big Blue Nation (Corrupt Arena!), with wall panels about the heated rivalry and coaches Denny Crum, Joe B. Hall, and Rick Pitino in the middle—visitors can simulate high-fiving U of L stars Wiley Brown and Derek Smith, co-inventors of the high five. Slapping a palm against either player’s activates one of several “big time!” or “get up, get up!” audio responses Brown recorded for the exhibition.

Kentucky Rivalries runs through September 2023.

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