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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission

  • Admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Self-guided museum tour
  • Guided racetrack tour
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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Discover the history and heritage of the Kentucky Derby with admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Explore two levels of exhibits on a self-guided tour, then take a 30-minute, guided walking tour of the Churchill Down Racetrack.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Kentucky Derby Museum at the Churchill Downs Racetrack, where you can present your voucher for admission to the museum and grounds. Follow the history and culture of the derby at your own pace: exhibits include trophies and artifacts from some of the Kentucky Derby’s greatest winners, a selfie-ready reproduction of the ‘Winners Circle,’ and an 18-minute, 360-degree, immersive movie about the Kentucky Derby called ‘The Greatest Race.’
At 30 minutes past the hour, you’ll have the chance to join a guided walking tour of the Churchill Downs racetrack. Follow a guide through the track where racing’s most famous jockeys have ridden horses such as Secretariat, Barbaro, Big Brown, California Chrome, and American Pharaoh to big, memorable wins.
Adjacent to the Kentucky Derby Museum are the Finish Line Gift Shop and the Derby Café, which celebrates the derby with Kentucky fare like mint juleps and hot browns.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2018
One great visit

This was a great stop on our way home from Milwaukee. The museum has a great display which includes not only the history of the derby but also horse racing as a profession. We also took the tour of the facility. Our tour guide Bob...More

3  Thank iceman1947
Reviewed 27 July 2018
A Louisville must.

If you are traveling to Louisville, don't miss this part of Ameircan traditions. Tour was educational even if you are not a big horse racing fan.

1  Thank DENNIS F
Reviewed 21 July 2018
An iconic history of horse racing

A must even if you are not a race goer, it all started here, one of the best horsing events takes place here, the fun, the fashion and the adrenaline rush

1  Thank Travelguru410
Reviewed 1 June 2018
An American Tradition

We have always wanted to go to the Derby. Well one day we are going back. We bet on a few races while we were there, walked around with friends and learned the tradition of horse racing. Well worth the trip down from Indianapolis. Great...More

1  Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Churchill Downs Visit

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Churchill Downs. I took the walking tour and back stable tour - both very enjoyable and informative. The museum two floors was awesome. Highly recommend people visiting Louisville to put on their list to visit. Also had delicious lunch...More

1  Thank StLouisW
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