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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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So much history at this track

We lived in Louisville several years ago - came back to visit friends. Fall racing in progress... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron T
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Participated in a group tour of Churchill Downs during the "off" season on mid-October. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DonnaP067
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Northfield, Ohio
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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
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+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

We lived in Louisville several years ago - came back to visit friends. Fall racing in progress. Did not cash any tickets, but we had a good time.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed yesterday

Participated in a group tour of Churchill Downs during the "off" season on mid-October. The place is huge and I could tell the people of Louisville are proud of it. There was several construction projects going on in the parking lot, and adding to two...More

Thank DonnaP067
Reviewed yesterday

Knew about Churchill Downs for a long time. We finally made a trip - we took guided tour and the museum tour. It was very humbling to get to know the hard work that goes behind preparing the horses for the race. The place is...More

Thank Atraveller0511
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The KRA throws a good show at Churchill Downs. Not the biggest event of the year but a great venue for a chilly fall gathering, being on the 5th floor really helps. Thank you KRA!

Thank MattGrimes1967
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome tour of the grounds and history behind the Kentucky Derby. We had an amazing tour guide who filled us with facts. We were able to have a close view of the current jockey's as they prepared the horses for the next race in the...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Iconic American Landmark. Everyone needs to see this so here are re-affirmed tips: Get in early, relax and take in a tour. Get a program and wager as everyone needs to cheer on a horse coming down the stretch. Grab a seat, upper deck, near...More

Thank doublemdoublet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommend going for an afternoon to watch the beautiful horses float around the course.... The chance to win something extra than what you placed is thrilling. I went on a regular day no event still a wonderful day out and only $3 to enter. Will...More

Thank zoergeckodesign
Reviewed 5 days ago

The fall meet at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky is fabulous. The grounds are impeccable and horses are beautiful. The event lasts the entire month of November, complimented with special events during the month to include Senior’s Day. Dress comfortable, especially shoes to take in...More

Thank wildcats47
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the second year we have attended the fall races. You can't beat enjoying the day at the track and the buffet for $38 and during the week it is not as crowded.

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not the Kentucky Derby, but it was horse racing. We went to Churchill Downs and enjoyed an afternoon of horse racing. We had mint juleps. Great seats right on the finish line. WE did not win on our wagering but we had a...More

Thank wetravelalot007
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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.
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FXM
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.
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C3ontheroad
7 July 2017|
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Response from belindaky | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there are several tours available for Churchill Downs but not all tours are everyday. Look on the Kentucky Derby Museum website and you will see a link for "Plan a Visit" and from there you will see the different... More
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