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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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US$ 15.00*
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Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky 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 best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. 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, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can't make a trip to Louisville without visiting the Kentucky Derby Museum. The nostalgia and history of the race is entertaining for young and old. Make sure you watch the 360 degree movie! You feel like you are right there on the track! After...More

Thank katwalk12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many ages will enjoy this fun tour. The museum and 360 degree movie ramped up the excitement about this Louisville legend. Loved the hat display, seeing the celebrity photos and learning about the champion horses of course!

Thank 13AnnD13
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here before but they have updated the facility and it is amazing! The new movie is well done and the exhibits are interactive and truly interesting.

Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went during derby week and missed out tour to the stables. They told us we could go through the Museum and go on the next tour. Had the whole place to ourselves as it was 7:30 am.

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a family with an agricultural background, we chose to pay the extra for the Barn and Backside tour. Angi was our tour guide and she was great! She greeted the horse trainers and all other staff by name which brought them over to speak...More

Thank BDPark
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great museum especially if you enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby Great history of the Derby and the horses and jockeys who have won over the yesrs. I found the museum to be very educational.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I am not a horse-racing fan myself, the group I was with enjoyed the variety of displays, some of them interactive. It is comfortable though a fair amount of walking is needed, sometimes in the weather. Would love to have more time to explore...More

Thank fumblefoot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a couple of hours to kill before heading to the airport. (Which is about 8 minutes away from Churchill Downs). For $15.00 dollars you receive admission to the museum and a walking tour of a portion of the track area. The museum has...More

Thank KADFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited and had a great time. They have recently up dated the movie experience and this was the highlight of the visit. 360 degree screen provides wonderful insight into the races.

Thank ossieuns
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can't make the Kentucky Derby live, then this is the next best thing. The exhibits show the pomp and circumstance surrounding this iconic event. The movie they show, on an oval screen encircling a large room as if you are following the track,...More

1  Thank Michael M
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Rhonda K
19 March 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
Hi! You could spend the whole day with us or plan just a few hours! It's easy to customize your visit with us, depending on adding specialty tour. Check out our website for more.
Robyn S
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brandon Cliffor S | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. The museum is open year round but the horse races don't start until April 1st.
Shanna T
9 February 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
Hi! Here's our admission prices: Adults (15-64): $15 Seniors (65+): $14 Children (5-14): $8 Children (Under 5): FREE Hope this helps!