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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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US$ 15.00*
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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky 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! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. 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, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum was very interesting and my whole family loved the film. The tour guide took us to the track and spoke for about 5-10 minutes. We were saying it was the fastest and most expensive tour we took for the time. The cool part...More

Thank annuities
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely loved it! The movie is spectacular and depending on your love of horses and racing, can be an emotional experience! The walking tour of Churchill Downs that is included in admission was very well done. They also offer a behind the scenes tour...More

Thank GeezLouise29790
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was taken due to a rainy day change of plans. I was suprised by how much I enjoyed it. The 360 degree video screening room was amazing. Having been to the real Derby the video was like being there all over again. The...More

Thank deannaasaadk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic! Plan on spending a full day here, everything was wonderful. We ate lunch in the restaurant on location, it was fantastic! Excellent food and service!!

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. The museum ticket includes a tour of Churchill Downs as well. There are other tours you can purchase if you'd like a more detailed tour. We were very happy with the free tour. The museum...More

Thank vacaybec
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you don't know a lot about the history of horse racing or Churchill Downs, you really need to go to the Derby Museum. If you do know a lot about the history of horse racing or Churchill Downs, you really need to go to...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took the basic took and was lucky enough to be there when horses were exercising. It is an amazing place to visit and see the history and the sheer size of it.

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had planned to come mostly so we could say we had gone to Churchill Downs but we were very pleasantly surprised by the museum. There were some fun interactive displays for kids and adults. The 360 degree movie was very unexpected and very enjoyable....More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

See Churchill Downs this museum is there too. Must do both. Great info and the most beautiful horses

Thank SugarMitts
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Kentucky Derby Museum is a Louisville - nay (see what I did there?) - Kentucky must-see. The museum provides a fun, interactive walk through the history of the "fastest two minutes in sports." Whether you visit the track at Churchill Downs or not (we...More

Thank LouieBiz-com
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Rhonda K
How long should I plan on being here?
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.
Robyn S
my daughter and I will be visiting from Australia,would we be able to do this tour prior to the Kentucky Derby
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brandon Cliffor S | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. The museum is open year round but the horse races don't start until April 1st.
Shanna T
what is the price of admission?
9 February 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
Hi! Here's our admission prices: Adults (15-64): $15 Seniors (65+): $14 Children (5-14): $8 Children (Under 5): FREE Hope this helps!