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Kentucky Derby Museum

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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, 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! As the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack, various tours are offered throughout the year even when the track isn’t in session with live racing. 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, access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe and much more!
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
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+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a short visit to the Museum and lovely gift shop. The horse were not yet back from the south. As a Canadian, I was very pleased to be able to see a video of Northern Dancer's win. As a country girl, i enjoyed...More

Thank AlmaFudd
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loads of fun. Great film. Loads of history. You can even run a simulated horse race. You can also call a race.

Thank naidapv
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting museum and tour of Churchill Downs. Unfortunately, we were there when it was 35 degrees outside with snow showers. The tour guide was good and the trip was worth the time and money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a huge horse racing fan, so this was a must! Lots to see and the tour of the grounds and actual race track was great!

Thank Crystal R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have really spruced up the place. Seriously, well done and the exhibits are very interesting. Loved the circular theatre. Very entertaining.

Thank Randy M
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lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome! Thanks for coming back again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history at Churchill Downs. Interesting video to start your tour. Lots of interactive displays. Can pretend to be a jockey for a horse race. Lots of fun for all ages. Fascinating displays of jockeys, horses, etc. A must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a horse nut. I went to the stable area on business as I was in charge of taking a tour group that included lunch with the jockeys and going to the hatterier and making Derby Hats! It was so special!

Thank bls7321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum, get there early morning so you can see the horses on the track. They are usually off the track by 10 am. We were unable to do the back barn tour because they were booked solid so book in advance. There was major...More

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The $15 basic tour was perfect for us. We are so glad we went! The 360 movie was awesome, and the ability to see some of the behind the scenes, including millionaires row, where the horses are led out, and being on the fence was...More

Thank jjbeagle95
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time exploring and learning about the derby history. Our 9 yr old really enjoyed too! Great place for lunch and experiencing a small bit of derby day.

Thank Annette B
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Horselover71
29 July 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
The Museum is very casual! If you join in the historic walking tour (included with general admission) or add on one of our additional tours there is a lot of walking--and much of it on cobblestone/paver areas of the... More
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Rhonda K
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.
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Robyn S
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.
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