Without history, the future would be obsolete, giving no reason to train for future Olympic events such as iPod dodgeball and speed Facebook. Revere the past so you can embrace the future with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-year family or grandparents membership (a $75 value) to the Frazier International History Museum, conveniently located south of the Ohio River on historic West Main Street. The family membership includes two membership cards and benefits for up to two adults in the same household and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18.
The 100,000-square-foot museum sports visually appealing relics dating back 1,000 years. Discover the coveted family bible carried by famous pioneer Daniel Boone, or walk softly to the display of Teddy Roosevelt's "Big Stick," a royal grade double rifle. The third-floor Royal Armouries, USA features unusual European swords, shields, and pickle spears dating back to the 11th century. This summer's exhibits allow you to peruse photographic accounts of the American soldier from the Civil War to the present, or brush up on your pirate history with authentic treasure and trinkets, live performances, and a thorough examination of the differences between real-life swashbucklers and their movie counterparts.
The large quantity of information and stimulation in museums can be overwhelming, but with today's deal you won't feel pressured to make charcoal rubbings of every exhibit in one day. A family or grandparents one-year membership includes the benefits of free admission for two adults in the same household as well as their children or grandchildren under the age of 18, and the adults can bring one additional guest per visit. You'll also receive discounts, a subscription to the museum newsletter, invitations to exclusive members-only events, lectures, and VIP previews, and many other benefits. If your eyes spy an item in the museum store that would look great on a mantel or attached to the rudder of a commercial airplane, you can take 15% off the price with your membership.
This Groupon is valid for new members only.
Two of the Frazier International History Museum's current exhibits–The American Soldier – A Photographic Tribute and Pirates: Treasure and Treachery–have been featured on the Louisville Courier-Journal's website. The museum itself has been featured on HelloLouisville.com. Three Yelpers give it five stars, and four Judy's Book reviewers give it four. TripAdvisors also give four owl eyes and make Frazier the No. 7 most popular Louisville attraction:
- They have a large collection of Pre-World War II weapons beautifully displayed. The exhibitions were well presented and the short films add another dimension to the visitor's experience. – peregrinated, TripAdvisor
- Most of the info provided was basic but its presented it [sic] in a very interesting format. There are interactive displays, plaques to read, illustrations, life size dioramas, maps, videos and short plays that are performed throughout the day and change from day to day ensuring a fresh form of entertainment on every visit. – Andrew d., Yelp
- The exhibits are all high quality with signs explaining the history behind them. They have tons of cool guns and other weapons, and they these [sic] life-like battle reenactment scenes scattered throughout. It really brings history to life. – Kelly F., Judy's Book