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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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I love the whole Kentucky Derby culture but the museum, while interesting, was not as wonderful as I expected.
The “surround show” is, in my option, the best feature.
If you are visiting Lousville, you really should check it out. It highlights a big part...More
The museum answers lots of questions about horse racing as well as the life of a horse. The magic of the thoroughbred horse is learned in the various hands-on exhibits. Great exhibit about the jockeys who ride the horses like the wind!
Was not a planned visit, happened to be on a business and side trip to this location. Lots of history, parking is free. About 5 mins walk to the museum. $15 admission fee for a short 10mins movie and a walking tour. Surprisingly informative, they...More
I've been to the Derby Muesum many times, and went this time to see the new wing that just opened. There are excellent new exhibits on Bill Shoemaker and D Wayne Lukas. The rest of the museum is excellent as always, with many interactive exhibits....More
I was in Louisville for a conference and the closing ceremony was held in the Kentucky Derby Museum. The display of hats and outfits were impressive even if some were crazy looking. I loved the video they showed that went 360 degree around. I would...More
If you are into horse racing, this will give you all that you want. You can watch videos of past derbys and learn all of the history and pageantry. More for adults than children. Tours offered of Churchill Downs.
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.