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Churchill Downs

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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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Very entertaining

We took the tour to be able to see all the areas and listen to the history and explanation of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nydia R
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Mother's Day

Went to the races on Mother's Day and as always, enjoyed the atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rachael Jackson M
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the tour to be able to see all the areas and listen to the history and explanation of the site. It was very fun and dynamic, we had a very good time and learned a lot of many aspects of the race and...More

Thank Nydia R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the races on Mother's Day and as always, enjoyed the atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and seeing the horses.

Thank Rachael Jackson M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome!!! The history is so mind blowing. If you love horse racing and Kentucky derby it is a must for you to visit. The movie the play is very great. 360 panaramic movie.

Thank camber1629
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan a visit to Louisville, it just won't be complete without a visit to Churchill Downs. If you have the time, get a tour of the place. It's historic and so impressive. Be sure to visit the sky boxes or watch the races...More

Thank holabonjour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Churchill Downs was great fun! We had tickets to Section 110 on the first turn for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Section 110 had adequate space and easy access to the bathrooms and betting windows. Our only complaint was the food which for the price was...More

Thank Hillary677
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I Louisville, one must make a stop at Church Hill Downs (just make sure not to type Church Hill Downs Race Track in your gps, because it won't take you to this little gem. There is currently a lot of construction going on so...More

Thank Christel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Behind Scenes Tour of Churchill Downs after the recommendation of the staff at the desk. All of the people there were very helpful and gave good suggestions. I wish I could remember the name of the man that took us around because...More

Thank Dayton H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love horse racing. I love the Kentucky derby and was so looking forward to seeing the historical race place. Impossible. There is major construction going on and no clear signage for tourist to know where to park and how to take part in tours,...More

1  Thank earthman88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the buffet 41 bucks nice high view of the track. We have gotten the buffet before and this one was lacking, But the experience was fantastic. Recommend everyone try this

Thank stonefinder1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is what it's advertised to be. It really become crowed on derby day, and the food is good. There's plenty of betting kiosks, for your convenience. It's a party atmosphere, and you will be caught up. The excitement of seeing the races, will...More

Thank Al J
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1 January 2018|
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Response from MattGrimes1967 | Reviewed this property |
Churchhill offers live racing during the month of May and is a pleasant experience without the crowds anytime after the first week in May.
brenda t
3 November 2017|
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Response from Rella T | Reviewed this property |
no live racing in Dec. go to Churchill Down and get info about tours and races. Loved the tour.
1 August 2017|
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Response from rosyjoesph | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you call the Musem. The Churchill Down Museum won't disappoint any first time visitors with all of its historical and present day information. The Musem is kept updated annually.