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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby. When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic! Plan on spending a full day here, everything was wonderful. We ate lunch in the restaurant on location, it was fantastic! Excellent food and service!!

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. The museum ticket includes a tour of Churchill Downs as well. There are other tours you can purchase if you'd like a more detailed tour. We were very happy with the free tour. The museum...More

Thank vacaybec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you don't know a lot about the history of horse racing or Churchill Downs, you really need to go to the Derby Museum. If you do know a lot about the history of horse racing or Churchill Downs, you really need to go to...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took the basic took and was lucky enough to be there when horses were exercising. It is an amazing place to visit and see the history and the sheer size of it.

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had planned to come mostly so we could say we had gone to Churchill Downs but we were very pleasantly surprised by the museum. There were some fun interactive displays for kids and adults. The 360 degree movie was very unexpected and very enjoyable....More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

See Churchill Downs this museum is there too. Must do both. Great info and the most beautiful horses

Thank SugarMitts
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Kentucky Derby Museum is a Louisville - nay (see what I did there?) - Kentucky must-see. The museum provides a fun, interactive walk through the history of the "fastest two minutes in sports." Whether you visit the track at Churchill Downs or not (we...More

Thank LouieBiz-com
Reviewed 6 days ago

It continues to surprise me how many people have not stopped here when they have been in Louisville. .It really doesn't take a lot of time (2 hours), but is really worth it if you have any interest in the Derby or horses. We've been...More

Thank kkunik
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic museum that really gives the feel of the Kentucky Derby excitement. Hands on stuff for kids and adults. Includes a tour of the track and a wonderful Derby short film that is a must see. Fabulous lunch in restaurant inside the Derby Museum. Be...More

Thank beachtime507
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for an event hosted at the Museum! My 2nd, private party, and enjoyed to the max. I would highly recommend !!!

Thank Kevin K
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Rhonda K
How long should I plan on being here?
19 March 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
Hi! You could spend the whole day with us or plan just a few hours! It's easy to customize your visit with us, depending on adding specialty tour. Check out our website for more.
Robyn S
my daughter and I will be visiting from Australia,would we be able to do this tour prior to the Kentucky Derby
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brandon Cliffor S | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. The museum is open year round but the horse races don't start until April 1st.
Shanna T
what is the price of admission?
10 February 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
Hi! Here's our admission prices: Adults (15-64): $15 Seniors (65+): $14 Children (5-14): $8 Children (Under 5): FREE Hope this helps!