Kentucky Derby Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville: Hours, Address, Kentucky Derby Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kentucky Derby Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, is the official tour provider of historic Churchill Downs. When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! As the exclusive tour provider for the track, various tours are offered throughout the year even when the track isn’t in session with live racing. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe Express and much more!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
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CoachK2525
Dedham, MA1,020 contributions
Easily worth the time and visit!
Aug 2021
Definite must do if in area. So much history and info to enjoy and learn. Wish racing was going on but clearly a reason for another visit!!
Written 18 October 2021
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Jenny C
Sanford, CO56 contributions
Excellence
Aug 2021
My three teenage granddaughters and I visited the Kentucky derby museum August of 2021 and we all absolutely loved it. We went right after lunch and stayed until they closed and made us leave. I think it is one of the most well done museums I have ever toured and my granddaughters all thoroughly enjoyed it. Hours and hours of education and entertainment!
Written 17 October 2021
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AndyCinMD
Maryland107 contributions
A Great Tour
Oct 2021
We are NOT horse racing people, but this is Churchill Downs! Everyone know about the Kentucky Derby and it was really cool to see the track, see where the celebrities and rich folks party and get access to places most folks will never see. Funny thing is, I live 20 minutes from Baltimore and have never been to Pimlico. Oh well, - definitely worth the reasonably priced tour admission.
Written 12 October 2021
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You must have taken our Superstars and Spires Tour! It's a fun one, isn't it? We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for visiting and for taking time to leave a review.
Written 14 October 2021
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Nell
Terrytown, LA256 contributions
You have to see this even if you’re not a racing fan.
I enjoyed learning about the history of the Kentucky derby. The exhibits about the jockeys and how the horses are trained was very interesting.
Written 11 October 2021
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Dad-O
Fishers, IN129 contributions
Lots of interesting history
Oct 2021
A group from work went as a celebration and team building trip to Churchill Downs. We got a group rate discount and saved a few dollars per ticket. The reservation desk was very easy to work with ahead of the trip and the check-in was very easy. We watched the video (20m), did the track tour (30m) and toured the museum after. All of it was interesting and a great addition to our track trip.
Written 7 October 2021
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slansky
Boston, MA101 contributions
Informative Tour, But A Bit Too Brief!
Sep 2021
This is an excellent museum and wonderful tour. I did not have a long time to visit, so appreciated the tour being quick, but truly I wish I could have spent longer there. The tour felt a bit too brief as there is so much to be discussed and shared. It is quite exciting to get to walk into the stadium!
Written 6 October 2021
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roger n
fremont195 contributions
Great Museum of Horse Racing
Oct 2021
They have a very nice walking tour of the historical ground and lots of information. Beautiful Museum and lot to see and history of Church Hill Downs.
Written 6 October 2021
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Roger, we're so glad you enjoyed the tour and soaked up all the history! Thank you for visiting the Museum and for leaving a review.
Written 14 October 2021
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Andre H
4 contributions
You have to visit the museum!
Oct 2021
I came out with the idea of returning for the Derby 2022!
Recommended. You can buy the tickets in the same museum
Written 3 October 2021
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Our mission is to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EXCITE everyone about the Kentucky Derby! We're so glad your experience with us sparked the idea to attend the Derby in 2022! Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a review.
Written 14 October 2021
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NC_Mcycle
Concord46 contributions
Ultimate tour well worth it
Sep 2021
We did the ultimate tour, which was very worthwhile. Sean did an amazing job as tour guide. He is a veritable encyclopedia of information regarding horse racing. He gave an insider’s perspective on horse racing and really made the tour worthwhile. It was really eye opening to see behind the scenes. Seeing the differing levels of accommodations and getting a little bit of the feel for the derby and other horse races was cool as well. The tour was definitely worthwhile and this is coming from someone who is decidedly not a sports fan.
Written 3 October 2021
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,652 contributions
Fun & informative visit
We there a :30 tour with Logan & heard about the history of the park & derby. We watched a :20 film that was 360 degrees around us about the people & horses that tell the backstory. We enjoyed the interactive exhibits getting a little silly. We spent 2 1/2 well spent hours here. I
Written 2 October 2021
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Kentucky Derby Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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