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Kentucky Derby Museum

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“churchill downs”(685 reviews)
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The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, has a commitment to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby! When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Louisville
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed today

It was a good museum and tour. Nothing too special about the tour- it was a huge group of people and hard to hear the tour guide.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed yesterday

We toured the museum which has a lot of interesting historical items. Don't miss the video presentation. You only need an hour or so and take the tour of Churchill downs as well. i really enjoyed the tour.

Thank markstacon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour and seeing all of the horses names who won the dirby and learning new things. It was very nice to site see and fun interactive games.

Thank Naomi T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to see the last race of the year. Had a tour guide that gave an excellent history of the Derby. Fun visit.

Thank gwen k
Reviewed 2 days ago

We're not into horse racing but it seemed like the "right" thing to do when in Louisville. Our tour was just the right length and our guide was able to answer all of our silly questions. The museum itself is well done.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently updated facility and program. Open for visitors whether during racing dates or not. Compelling 360 degree video presentation among the very best anywhere. Good gift shop and different ground tour options. Recommended! .

Thank george L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of course as part of the museum cutis a stop in the gift shop. Unfortunately with a large crowd very difficult to move at. Unless you are interested in the event-not much of interest.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us spent a week in Louisville and we stayed busy trying to experience as much as possible. This was our least favorite activity. Perhaps we should have chosen a different tour because the best thing about this museum is the movie. We did...More

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ventured out here as people who know nothing about horses or racing, but when in town you need to see this place. It was a beautiful building and the employees were so nice. I loved going through all the exhibits and seeing what the...More

Thank Jenny J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the highlight of our trip. We took the backlot and barn tour as well as the behind the scenes tour. One walking and one in a van. Both were great. Exciting to hear about the seats and view up close the track then...More

Thank Sue H
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Donna S
13 September 2018|
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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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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