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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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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
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed today

I've visited the museum before, but this experience was even more fun than before. We had the entire building for an event and had the chance to make hats, eat, drink & thoroughly enjoy the building. Awesome venue!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The backside and barn tour was more interesting than the actual museum. Glad to get to walk through the tunnel and stand on the side of the track. Movie in the round theatre was great. Recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hillrae
Reviewed 2 days ago

The short tour is very educational. It will make watching on TV better knowing where everything is. The museum is a great history of the Great Race. You can view most if not all Derby runs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daisyjack11
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Derby Museum is a must see if one is in the city for any time. Easy to navigate. Plenty of parking. Great movie once inside. Tour the grandstand and track. What's not to like?

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank slitch0227
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can feel the history as you walk into the place. Do not have to be a lover of horses. An excellent 360 movie that all will enjoy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fasteddy5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit Louisville on a work trip, which included a night at the museum for a private event. The staff were awesome and knowledgeable. The exhibits were wonderfully done.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank t_niagara86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 360 viewing movie around the Kentucky derby and breeding horses was amazing! We watched it twice. Whoever produced it is very talented!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank limadoyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even local residents will find the exhibits informative and occasionally even awe-inspiring. Restaurant is helmed by an honest-to-God chef, a culinary studies grad-- and it shows.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hoosiergent2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place for race enthusiasts to experience a bit of the Kentucky Derby year round. They have recently renovated this museum and there is so much to see. There are several rooms with memorabilia from jockeys, horses and Derby Fashion. The hat collection...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gdotson1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. The history of the Derby is well explained. There are videos of every Derby since forever so you can watch the one from your birth year!! That was a nice touch

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 289mar_aelenat
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26 January 2019|
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Response from Igotchagoods | Reviewed this property |
Not here!!!!
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
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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!