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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, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky 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! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. 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, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“kentucky derby” (345 reviews)
“churchill downs” (624 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
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+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Martin our guide was great. We toured the entire property including places you wouldn't expect to have access to. We learned a lot about what goes into horse racing and the Derby. Lunch was provided at the back lot kitchen and full access to the...More

Thank rappaone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is great. The fashions and hats are so much fun to view. The displays regarding the horses has great information. I knew jockeys were small but it's amazing to see their outfits that are on display. Make sure you take the time to...More

Thank Judy H
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great feedback!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour certainly has the potential to be fabulous, but our tour guide was rigid, devoid of humor and simply uneducated about Churchill Downs or The Kentucky Derby, as well as the many stories that bring this unusual and inspiring place to life. It's expensive--from...More

Thank Greta39604
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your tour. We appreciate the feedback you have provided and will work to ensure this issue is addressed. Again, we apologize you were less than satisfied.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour of Churchill Downs! The museum displays are informative and very interesting. The movie is inspit

Thank Zacmary
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting! We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

uI have always watched the Kentucky Derby on tv and was excited to actually walk around Churchill Downs. The tour lasted a little over an hour and was full of the history of the races. It does allow you to see the track, but I...More

Thank 4theluvofwine
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback! Our walking tour is designed to give you an overview of the track and give you a sense of it history. We do offer more in-depth tours to spend more time in its different areas because it is such a large...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great one of a kind place. It is awesome to see all the memories of former winners and participate in the inter-active activities.

Thank barbarajane12
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you do not really follow horse racing, this is a spot to visit. There are many interesting things to see and learn. The basic ticket comes with a brief tour that gets you to the stands. It is nice. You can also pay...More

Thank shaun r
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allow at least two hours to tour this beautiful museum and be sure to watch the 360 degree Movie in the round. It is so inspiring and educational. You will learn so much about the Kentucky Derby here.

Thank scubamom64
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum does a really nice job covering the Kentucky Derby history. There are exhibits everyone - horses, trainers, jockeys, fans, outfits, etc. They had recording of the various races, they had fake horses where you could races via a video screen, a do it...More

Thank Travelingaroundtheus
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are glad you could visit! Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well designed museum with interesting exhibits. The admission price includes a walking tour of the Churchill Downs, winner's circle, track. The movie is especially well done. There is a cafeteria on site (did not try) and a gift shop (of course). If you are a...More

Thank ClevelandJP
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great feedback!

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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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