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Kentucky Derby Museum

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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
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fun stop for all ages. They have several interactive stations for kids and kids at heart. It definitely takes some time to see everything. My advice, try to sync your visit up with the times for the outdoor guided tour so you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wish had more time to spend here, so much to see & do, but we were on tight schedule that day; however we did get to watch the movie on the 360 screen, do the Churchill Downs tour and then go briefly through both floors...More

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Bob for our tour. Very interesting and informative. Loved it. The movie was terrific, too. Easy to find.

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tour guide was informative and spoke in a normal tone with her microphone and gave time for questions and asked questions. The pace was comfortable for all and the facility was clean and the weather perfect.

Thank virvine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum is small but worth viewing. Taking the walking tour of Churchill Downs was amazing! We walked to the track through the tunnel the thoroughbreds walk. You can stand adjacent to the track and imagine a race!

Thank KatnDaveP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very chilly April day and therefore our outside tour was extremely brisk! However, our guide really knew his stuff and was enthusiastic about sharing with the group despite the cold. It was very neat to see Churchill finishing up its recent...More

Thank _thesweetlife46
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history at Churchill Downs! Highly recommend taking the tours! The guides do a great job of passing along so much info!

Thank William W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our drive through to take a break and it was well worth it. It was four of us, 10-month old, 14 year old, and my husband and I. We took the tour, watched the video, and walked around the museum. It...More

Thank Sarah C
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in! Maybe you can come back again when you have a little more time to explore! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

So much information! Has lots of interactive activities and displays. Has a very good 360 movie as well. We didn't know that much about horses or horse racing, so this museum was a great stop. Definitely recommend!

Thank minnesota m
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review and for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum! Loved the tour of Churchhill Downs and loved watching the 18 minute 360 degree 4HD (not sure if I got all that right) movie in the round. Lots of neat facts and artifacts to see.

Thank kmassey100
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You were pretty close! 360° 4K ultraHD! Or you can say it just puts you in the heart of the action on Kentucky Derby Day! Thanks for the great review and for visiting us!

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Donna S
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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