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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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Schedule ahead and book a tour. We took Behind the Scenes. An hour and half of seeing the area... read more

Reviewed today
Vicullman
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Marietta, Ohio
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Derby Week is Thrilling!

We visited Churchill Downs during Derby Week. We took part in Dawn at the Downs -- a wonderful... read more

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writingstar40
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Mound, Minnesota
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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” (440 reviews)
“box seats” (62 reviews)
“night racing” (38 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 via mobile

Schedule ahead and book a tour. We took Behind the Scenes. An hour and half of seeing the area and where most of us will dream of watching a race at Millionaire Row. Guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Small group which was...More

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Reviewed today

We visited Churchill Downs during Derby Week. We took part in Dawn at the Downs -- a wonderful early morning track-side breakfast (the only time I'll see the Millionaires' Club) while we watched the Derby contenders do their morning workouts. Seasoned trainers provided tips and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We did a 4 hour back part golf cart tour. It was very interesting tour, our tour guide Angie, she was very good, we got to see the horse training and where the horse barn is at the back site, also we got the chance...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We experienced the Golf Cart Tour with Martin our guide. It is by far the Best Tour if you love all things horses, and well worth the money. Martin's knowledge of Churchill Downs, the jockey's, the horses, the history, and the glamour will keep you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here while we were in town for a couple days and it was great. My husband and I took the free tour along with booking the walking tour and enjoyed it. The walking tour took us to some places you typically don’t see...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband, sister & brother-in-law came here one summer Friday afternoon. Our tour guide, Bridget, was friendly & knowledgeable. We were part of a pretty large group, at least 30 of us, but with her headset we could all hear every word. The 30 minute...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Returned for a visit to Louisville, having lived there in the late 80s and early 90s. Was excited to take my 22 year old son to Churchill Downs for Friday races. His father (RIP) and I went to the Ky Derby and to the Downs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see if you’ve never been. So much history and what a beautiful place, we were impressed! Great friendly tour guides!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly suggest taking the tour behind the scene. Very knowledgeable tour guide! The grounds are beautiful and very well kept up. Don’t forget to give yourself time to check out our be gift shop.

Thank Albina M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Derby Museum, on the grounds, will take you on an amazing tour (several are available), and you will learn all sorts of history. We are very glad we made time for this visit!

Thank Charlene A
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gull2014
25 July 2018|
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Response from Equine26 | Reviewed this property |
I would do Thursday and do the tours. Plus night racing is always fun. And I think Thursday is also when they have the food trucks, so that’s a different spin as well. Enjoy!
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Kim B
17 June 2018|
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Response from minutello5 | Reviewed this property |
I think we took some water with us.
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bufordpusser78
17 June 2018|
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Response from ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ | Reviewed this property |
about 300 feet from the entrance
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