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Churchill Downs

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THURBY IS THE WAY TO GO

I have lived in KY my whole life. I have been to the KY derby as well as the Oaks. It's great! But... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chastitysmailbox
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Great Guided Tour

The guided tour of the grounds, not including the stables, was great. It took us to areas that now... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AlohaBuckeye
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I have lived in KY my whole life. I have been to the KY derby as well as the Oaks. It's great! But has really become over crowded with out of towners! So this Thurby event is outstanding for locals! Definatly a great time no...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chastitysmailbox
Reviewed 2 days ago

The guided tour of the grounds, not including the stables, was great. It took us to areas that now when we watch the race we will be able to pinpoint and say I know where that is.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlohaBuckeye
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow...feel bad for them but when 190k people are there dressed to the nines on a sunny day then all stand up and cheer them on it gives you goodebumps even when you are drunk...amazing!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank keithmW5121UC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the legend of racing.Just an amazing place to go watch some horse racing.Very big and spacious yet you feel at home.Can see from about anywhere you sit.If your a betting person get to one of the many windows that have.Don’t worry the lines...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank harp16317
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say my first experiance at Churchill Downes was a blast. It was Rainey, but they had drinks and the horses were everywhere to watch. One of these days I will make Derby Day

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank realtortothestars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a definite must when in Louisville. I was a little shocked at its location....I was expecting it to be in the middle of rolling fields of Kentucky bluegrass and surrounded by beautiful farms/barns.....how wrong I was! The Uber driver actually told me that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank worktravelerforlife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat tour. Got to see where the rich people hang. Despite being out of season, the grounds were cool. I was a little surprised at the jockey area. Old, smelly, and run down. I guess they are not all rich.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wrigley48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Churchill Downs for a private party event. The walking tour was incredible and informative. The museum was very interesting. I especially loved the hats in the gift shop...although pricey. The food was delicious. Definitely a must in Louisville.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank lisalisala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so lucky the sun come out in winter for us to enjoy our walking tour. I don’t think it would be easy to get out here without a car but parking is free. The cafe closes at 2.30 in winter so don’t expect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dad19622016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Churchill Downs is a must see when visiting Louisville. The track has so much history and the museum is a great place to tour and learn.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank U4546ZBlarryh
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324MandyM
2 March 2019|
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Response from Christianslater85 |
To be honest you can’t go wrong with any of the tours. Took the family a couple years ago and can’t wait to go back. We road tripped it all the way from California. All of the tours are an eye opening experience. The history... More
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Nikzleez
21 February 2019|
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Response from jane b | Reviewed this property |
I would go as early as you can- not sure what time the first tour is but the walking tour was great and be sure to see the movie. We loved the movie- it is shown often and you just walk in to see it- great music and gives... More
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guitarcosmo
2 February 2019|
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Response from juliehU3962GE | Reviewed this property |
There can only be one track running in Kentucky at a time. Lexington runs in July.
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