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Kentucky Derby Museum

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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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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 best thing to actually being at the Derby! As the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack, various tours are offered throughout the year even when the track isn’t in session with live racing. 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, access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe and much more!
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
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+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in Louisville for work and did a stop by. This place is amazing! I learned a ton about the "sport of kings" and had a delightful time!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great displays our tour guide did an outstanding job explaining the history. Our tour included a video 360 panaromic presentation.

Thank NHJ1972
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having never been to the Derby this was a nice experience. Very informative. The short tour took you on the race track and inside. Unfortunately the cafe was closed. Didn't stay for the movie but it was included at the end.

Thank Diane L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our friends here for the tour and movie. It was well done (a new one has come out in recent weeks, but we did not see that one) but standing room only for us. The tour was good, not a five star, but...More

Thank ec1234
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely would go back. Good history given during the tour. Many neat things to See and read. Friendly staff

Thank mnimmer79
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fun museum. Interactive activities, Very interesting to see the history. My favorite part of the gift store was the hats!!

Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had read the reviews but honestly went with little expectations and I was so wrong! Such a great experience - our girls (7 and 10) has a FANTASTIC time with all the hands on activities! Must do if you’re in Louisville!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting and a must see if in the city. Learn the history of the race. It is also on the Urban Bourbon Trail too. Great cocktails too.

Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place. Was not a big racing fan before but really interested now. Did behind the scenes barn tour which was really eye opening. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Movie was surprisingly good. Museum had interactive parts.

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw the highlights of Churchill Downs and was informative. Really enjoyed the movie after the tour.

Thank lowreyca
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Bob S
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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Horselover71
29 July 2017|
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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
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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.
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