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Kentucky Derby Museum

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love horses, racing and history, this is a great place. The film will bring tears to your eyes. Also, always take the track tour. It's special.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first time to Kentucky and to the Derby. I had an amazing day with my family and, as it was "off season" we actually got close to the horses and jockeys and did a good bit of betting as well. Overall fantastic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What to say, Kentucky Derby all life long. This museum is part of our sport history and its worth every dime

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeremyblanton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to learn about the Derby. A lot of history with a terrific 18 minute feel good movie. Did the short walking tour w a guide but there were other tours available. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable about The Kentucky Derby. Great place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to a wedding, and did not really have any time to sites. I did go see Churchill Downs, and was very happy with seeing this.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CathyB2537
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our tour behind the scenes and the museum itself was wonderful. It's very well done and our tour guide was especially well informed and entertaining.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank theresat103
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definite must see when visiting Churchill Downs! So many wonderful artifacts, images, and history to be seen!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank irenej270
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are not horse people but of coupe watch the Derby every year. The film is outstanding and the half hour or so walking tour even better. Our guide answered any and all questions and was very well spoken and friendly. I would say a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tommy M
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback and the recommendations! There is always some type of free parking, it can vary when live racing is underway at the racetrack, but always available. Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The movie in 360 degree vision was made even more impressive by having visited Clairborne farms earlier in the day. Joe was our tour guide and was fantastic! I'd suggest an early arrival to beat the buses of school kids, but they don't usually go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glentanahome
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback! We do have a lot of field trips visit us but they stay with their groups and we conduct our regular walking tours. Appreciate the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun excursion. Informative and very interesting. Although we went on a dreary day it was fun. The movie was great and put you in the Kentucky Derby mode!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Madonna E
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We say every day is Derby Day here!

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Donna S
13 September 2018|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
The spring meet doesn't open until April. You can check Churchill Downs' website for race dates!
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Bob S
7 May 2018|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
If you are coming through Louisville and have never beem to the backside of this remarkable facility, yes, by all means, take the backside tour. And, go as early as possible as you may get a chance to see some of the... More
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Horselover71
29 July 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
The Museum is very casual! If you join in the historic walking tour (included with general admission) or add on one of our additional tours there is a lot of walking--and much of it on cobblestone/paver areas of the... More
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