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Kentucky Derby Museum

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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, 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! As the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack, various tours are offered throughout the year even when the track isn’t in session with live racing. 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, access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe and much more!
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in town the week before the Kentucky Derby but we are NOT horse race fans. Despite this, we enjoyed the museum and the included tour. Lots of interesting history.

Thank Jeffrey L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For someone who has almost no knowledge of horse racing, I found this place to be very interesting and enjoyable. Your admission ticket includes the 30 minute history tour, but this part was just okay. We paid extra for the 60 minute Barn and Backside...More

1  Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great exhibits about the history of the Derby and Churchill Downs. Trophies, jockey uniforms, hats and many other memorabilia items on display. We also did the backside tour and saw the barns and learned about how the horses are housed and trained at this facility....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

So knowing nothing about horse racing and nothing more than the name the Kentucky Derby, this visit to the museum was definitely a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this if you are in Louisville. During our walking tour we were able to watch...More

2  Thank wmcutie04
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm super glad we stopped in and checked it out. The offer additional tours you can book online. All the staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved the video at the beginning of the tour about the history of the Kentucky Derby and the horses. It was a neat experience to get to go out and see the race track. It's a great one-time experience - maybe a little on...More

1  Thank Cowboys1995
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to see all of the wonder of the Kentucky Derby up close. Interactive fun for all ages, fun hats, and history. Well worth the money. Even had the chance to see a grass race! Easy to get horse fever!

Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting items to view, horserace video game to play. We were there for post-Derby party, drinks and food were good.

Thank 276shannonm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do the Back Barn tour too! An experience that brings it all home. Learn the history of racing, see your self mounted in the starting gate, ride a virtual race, learn to bet, compare your hat to some of the past best, and join the...More

Thank taxtiger
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend at least 2 hours here . Just watching the races from past years is amazing... And some of the outfits worn by past guest. SO FUN.. but there is a recipe area that is all the traditional Kentucky Derby eats... GREAT and UNIQUE.... I...More

Thank sansa31
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Bob S
7 May 2018|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
If you are coming through Louisville and have never beem to the backside of this remarkable facility, yes, by all means, take the backside tour. And, go as early as possible as you may get a chance to see some of the... More
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Horselover71
29 July 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
The Museum is very casual! If you join in the historic walking tour (included with general admission) or add on one of our additional tours there is a lot of walking--and much of it on cobblestone/paver areas of the... More
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Rhonda K
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.
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