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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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Nothing better than watching races at Churchhill Downs. Love the food truck nights. Night racing... read more

Reviewed today
Chouette222
Love this place

I’ve been to the derby in 2016, and I came and did the tour this year. Makes me reminisce about the... read more

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VanessaAtTheBeach
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kentucky derby” (414 reviews)
“box seats” (59 reviews)
“millionaires row” (110 reviews)
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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 today

Nothing better than watching races at Churchhill Downs. Love the food truck nights. Night racing is so fun. Love coming here.

Thank Chouette222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to the derby in 2016, and I came and did the tour this year. Makes me reminisce about the fun we had at the derby and the tour teaches you about the history of the derby. The movie they made was fantastic. Now...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only saw the outside facade and entrance gate to Churchill Downs- did not enter gate. We pulled up to the front and parked....took photos... very busy place. I was shocked to see that the facility was located so close to adjacent neighborhoods. Please stop...More

Thank CathyP1953
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Glad we made the effort and detour to see the iconic site. Lots of construction and commotion but well worth the stop!

Thank Chicagonative_7
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous place for a visit. What great history. Our tour guide Bob was a wonderful guide. It is a must see.

Thank naidapv
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on guided tours through Churchill Downs. There is a back tour and a main building tour. Both are worth taking. The guides are very friendly and full of information.

Thank skodemiami
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Churchhill downs is like go to the Grand Canyon, everyone should see it once. It's an ionic place and should not be missed

Thank Kenbarb27
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going here every year. We get to meet all kinds of people and hope to win a little lol Downs after Dark is so much fun. Listen to some live music and a few drinks gamble and chat with others!! Its a great...More

Thank misstkasey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Churchill Downs is the stop all horse lovers make. Just the movie is worth the money. The backside tour may not be for everyone, but all the rest is time well spent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teenagers did not want to do this tour but ended up loving it. So much history. Can touch the track. Go where the horses walk. Very cool.

Thank joshua916
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Amber D
20 April 2018|
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Response from traveldivaaficionado | Reviewed this property |
Typically, if you have purchased dining tickets they include seating in one of the specific locations for racing as well. You can’t just walk in without a ticket just to dine. Anytime I have attended an event that served... More
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Joe K
6 April 2018|
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Response from Jamieky2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - have been there a couple of times and really enjoyed myself! The crowd tends to be a bit more upscale and refined which I appreciated. Lots of places to get food and libations! Overall a fun time. Oh yeah, there... More
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