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Churchill Downs

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Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since...

This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.

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Went on a day for a charity event. Tickets were cheap.. free because someone gave to us. Parked in the free area. Took awhile to find our seats as people who worked there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edison, New Jersey
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a day for a charity event. Tickets were cheap.. free because someone gave to us. Parked in the free area. Took awhile to find our seats as people who worked there didn't know where the seats were. Nobody really there, so you really didn't even need to find your seats to watch the races,. Since it was October,... More 

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Churchill Downs was so much more fun then I ever would have imagined! The museum has many interactive exhibits but the short 10 minute movie is the star of the museum. Very well done and very interesting! We also took the van tour around the property and got to visit Secretariat's stall in the barns. The Derby Cafe was a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great way to spend the morning. We loved broth the guided tour - amazing information even for non horse people. Our guy was excellent. The movie and displays are top notch. It was so relaxing wandering around, reading and learning. Make time to stop!!

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed the two tours we took. The first focused on the front grounds and race track while the second focused on the barns and living area for the jockeys and trainers. I recommend both tours. I do think Churchill Downs needs to improve the condition of their barns. I saw the Keeneland barns in barns in Lexington a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Truly enjoy Churchill Downs every time we go. Great place to watch people & horses. Go early & you can watch the horses practice. Food not my favorite.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very unique place that you must go to when visiting Louisville. It has great history and we enjoyed hearing about the Kentucky Derby. The round screen movie with stools that you sit on that turn all the way around was great.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids want to stop by UL and Churchill on way through Louisville. Historic place that was relatively quiet on this day. We walked the grounds and the kids want to go to the Race. I do to as I bet the atmosphere is electrifying.

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Maitland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Offseason stop. Beautiful. Were able to roam around and explore. Laid back when nothing is going on there.

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Hillsboro, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We will never forget walking through the track tunnel, the same way the horses do on derby day. The track is so much bigger than you can imagine and what history lies within the paddock.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love love go and watching the ponies run. We go several times a year with the whole family. Love being in the jockey club so we can overlook the paddock and watch the jockeys & owners getting ready for the next race.

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