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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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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we first arrived, our initial thought was that we were disappointed it was not a bourbon distillery. Well ... it was a fabulous tour of a brandy distillery. If you have a chance, don't miss this one - great tasting, lots of interesting stuff...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iowan100
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although my wife nor I are really Derby fans but I would highly recommend a visit to the museum if anywhere near the area. To get to the track and the winners circle where history has been made close to 145 years was totally awesome....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnnT6635YV
Reviewed 3 days ago

Museum is worth the price of admission. The movie good but we were hoping it would end with a full race, it would add a couple minutes. It builds to that point but never happens. The free 30 minute guided tour gets you into the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PaulBeve
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty cool tour. I thought we would get to see more of the behind the scenes parts of the racetrack, like Millionaires row, see the stables, touch the dirt where so much history has taken place. The museum was incredible. The 360 degree movie was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alex P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful experience with the new movie that takes you from start to finish on Derby Day followed by a walking tour of Churchill Downs. Lots of wonderful exhibits that the entire family will enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of throughbreed racing in the Bluegrass. The Churchill downs museum puts you front and center with all the wonders of the racetrack. From fun filled interactive exhibits to horse racing memorabilia you’ll trace the paths that leads all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cherieb315
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the 360 degree movie and going out into the racetrack area. While I do not like horses, it's hard to not enjoy this location!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bbuffington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not big fans of horseracing, we figured if you're in L/Ville you gotta visit this famous venue. It's first rate, it's fun, it's very interesting & the film & movie theater are terrific. Outgoing & well informed tour guides make this a "sure thing"...go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cuencathom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit. very nostalgic, especially if your a horse lover. The Imax screen is fantastic to watch, makes you feel like your in the race.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cubanfood
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go. The renown racetrack has an incredible museum that will take you through the fantastic history of the racetrack! This is great for kids and adults with tons of memorabilia and a fantastic movie! Don't miss this great Louisville attraction!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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21 March 2019|
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Response from lee3844 | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend the outdoor and indoor tour. The movie is great, museum probably an hour not including movie but make sure people know there is a second floor part to the museum. Several of our friends totally missed this... More
26 January 2019|
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Response from jmasconi75 | Reviewed this property |
4th street live has a lot of good restaurants. Steaks fish Mexican BBQ Hard Rock. It’s about 10 minutes from Churchill Downs.
26 January 2019|
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Response from bunnyyoop | Reviewed this property |
Not nearby but I can definitely recommend downtown Louisville - so many choices. Mussels and Burger Bar is fabulous. And so is Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen. Fine for young people too. Very casual. Next visit I hope to make it to... More