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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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We toured the museum which has a lot of interesting historical items. Don't miss the video presentation. You only need an hour or so and take the tour of Churchill downs as well. i really enjoyed the tour.
We're not into horse racing but it seemed like the "right" thing to do when in Louisville. Our tour was just the right length and our guide was able to answer all of our silly questions. The museum itself is well done.
Recently updated facility and program. Open for visitors whether during racing dates or not. Compelling 360 degree video presentation among the very best anywhere. Good gift shop and different ground tour options. Recommended! .
Four of us spent a week in Louisville and we stayed busy trying to experience as much as possible. This was our least favorite activity. Perhaps we should have chosen a different tour because the best thing about this museum is the movie. We did...More
We ventured out here as people who know nothing about horses or racing, but when in town you need to see this place. It was a beautiful building and the employees were so nice. I loved going through all the exhibits and seeing what the...More
This was the highlight of our trip. We took the backlot and barn tour as well as the behind the scenes tour. One walking and one in a van. Both were great. Exciting to hear about the seats and view up close the track then...More
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
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 Thoroughbreds working that day. I am sure they will take you to the barn area of Bob Baffert where you may view the many signs showing past feats of his horses. West Coast, one of his excellent older Thoroughbreds is already on the grounds in anticipation of a race on Stephen Foster Fay and you may see him getting a bath or working.They may be getting smaller with each addition to Churchill Downs, but one of the most awesome sights of this legendary racetrack are the Twin Spires, be sure to tke a few snapshots from the backside. They are filled with the histry of this famous racetrack.
Be sure to try some of the question games to test your knowledge of the sport and don't be embarrassed to try a ride on horses inside the museum that give yu the feeling of being in a race.
And, if you have time, not affiliated with the museum but a museum in itself, go across the street from the infield sign and visit Wagner's Pharmacy. Look at all the pinning jockey used to dine on the vegetable soup there. It is home cooking and a local hangout. p hotos on the walls; this has been seen in several movies such as "Seabiscuit" and I believe "Secretariat". If you have time, grab a bite to eat. Calvin Borel, three time Derby w
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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
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 racetrack, so good walking shoes are a must! The dress code is mainly for visiting Churchill Downs in certain clubhouses and other areas on live racing days.