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Churchill Downs

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Nothing like the Kentucky Derby!

If you can go during the Derby, do it. If not, there are fun times during Downs After Dark, with... read more

Reviewed today
817maryk
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Great way to view a horse race

This is the place to be on the first Saturday in May. Even in the rain, you can watch the infield... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jjstorr
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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 today via mobile

If you can go during the Derby, do it. If not, there are fun times during Downs After Dark, with live music and crowds. Of course, the racing is fun too.

Thank 817maryk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the place to be on the first Saturday in May. Even in the rain, you can watch the infield to experience a life-changing event.

Thank jjstorr
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Louisville for the weekend. Of course it was on the list of things to do. Placed a few bets and had a great time with friends.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this place. We were lucky and they were racing the horses the night we were there. It was a lot of fun. I can only imagine being there for the Kentucky Derby.

Thank markstacon
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I visited Churchill Downs in September 2018. There were fairly large crowds and our seating offered excellent views of the races as we were immediately above the finishing line. The facilities were excellent as there were lots of betting kiosks. The program...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful surprise to have an opportunity to tour Churchill Downs. Our guide Mia was personable and knowledgeable and didn’t hesitate to answer questions and she knew every answer. The video in the theater was 4D and totally impressive. The gentleman who greeted...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really fun to see . Movie did museum were great and we loved the tour . Tour guide was knowledgeable . Must see

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Obviously we were there in “off” season. I can only imagine how exciting it must be at race time. I am glad to have the visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Churchill Downs and we had a great time. Our day started with a tour through the museum and Churchill Downs. We had a super guide! We bought tickets for lunch and races. Everything we had on the buffet was...More

1  Thank Southernpine1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for Bourbon and Beyond and went to the Thursday night races, sitting in millionaires row. Well worth it for the buffet, drink service at the table, our own betting booths with short lines, and a nice balcony to watch the races....More

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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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