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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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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 3 days ago

The Museum and tour are well worth the time and small fee. Informative film about the Derby and great gift shop as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 49er
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a freezing cold day when we visited Louisville so we looked for indoor activities. The visitors center told us about this museum. It is a very informative, interactive, well organized museum that left me itching to go to the Kentucky Derby! My sons...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very cool museum . Even if you are not interested in horses or racing - this is definitely a cool side trip . Enjoyed the history of it and tour of the grounds .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank theresah7471
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the basic tour, which was interesting. One sees a view of the track from the seats and one also see some of the paddock and fancy seats. We also took the behind the scenes tour to the back of the park and all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancyh284
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having never even been to a racetrack, we didn't know what to expect. But the museum provides an excellent context of the history of Churchill Downs with some exceptional memorabilia. Awesome and inspiring video. Our guided tour was excellent and we even caught a race....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starts with a guided tour of the building and grounds but the best part is wandering around inside the museum and watching the short surround movie. We did not allocate enough time in our schedule to appreciate all that the museum offers and so we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 698RobertB698
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please see my review of Churchill Downs as they are both part of the same complex.It was a worthwhile visit !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mikeslots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watched every race trackside and walked a few 100 feet to watch the saddle up and horses going to the track. I loved being so close and took many pics of jockeys, horses etc. Betting was easy, quick and there's a ton of info if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smurf2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Louisville and I had such a great time, everyone I met there was friendly and happy to be there. We had an evening reception at the museum and it was so well organized and we had a great time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Q179QQcatherineb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the intro video of the greatest race and the Derby ambiance. Very informative tour and a must for any Derby affectionate.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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