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Churchill Downs

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Historic and fun!

Churchill Downs is a delightful historic site imbued with the history of the Kentucky Derby. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cynthia E
Boston, Massachusetts
Beautiful Grounds and Buildings

You don't have to be into horse racing and wagering to appreciate the beauty of Churchill Downs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Churchill Downs is a delightful historic site imbued with the history of the Kentucky Derby. It is enormous and breathtaking! There is a walking tour included with admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum that brings to mind the history of the Derby, There is also...More

Thank Cynthia E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a really good time and most of the staff were very good. The food options were just okay as was the quality of the food. They only had around 3 beers to chose from but the whisky went down nicely. The races were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You don't have to be into horse racing and wagering to appreciate the beauty of Churchill Downs. The structure is awesome, the summer flowers are beautiful and the grounds are kept clean and neat all year long. Choose a Sky Box and stay in the...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the place to go if : You love history You love sports You love passion You love horses You love races Betting or not betting this is a great place to spend time with family and friends. Kids love the place as well...More

Thank NavneetMalik
Reviewed 3 days ago

Poor track and facility's lives on history and reputation. Needs to move with times. Viewing very poor unless want to pay a lot of money

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was well taken care of at Churchill Downs. Spacious interior with easy access to track side. Paddock was a little crowded but still was afforded a view of the horses. Food was very good. Pretty easy in and out as well. A well run track...More

Thank johng032
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby and had a blast!!! The hats were super fun and the outfits were outrageous but super fun! The drinks flowed (typical event prices). Cant wait to visit again!

Thank atastefortravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a day at the track with a large group in one of the Millionaires Row rooms. The food buffet was great and the Mint Juleps were some of the best I've had. Which would probably be expected considering it is Churchill Downs :) Everyone...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best horse racing facilities in the world. The renovations that have been done in the past year are outstanding.

Thank 479thomasa
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great site to see. I've never been to the races so as a first timer it was pretty cool. My friend and I only stayed for one race but it was interesting to watch! Facility was clean and there were tours going...More

Thank BLiz1514
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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!
Kim B
17 June 2018|
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Response from minutello5 | Reviewed this property |
I think we took some water with us.