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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Address: 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
Phone Number:
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum,...

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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US$15.00*
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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
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US$28.00*
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Fun and interesting!

We enjoyed the "behind the scenes" tour of Churchill Downs and learned all about The Kentucky Derby and its' history. There are lots of things to see and there are interactive... read more

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Ridgefield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the "behind the scenes" tour of Churchill Downs and learned all about The Kentucky Derby and its' history. There are lots of things to see and there are interactive activities and a panoramic movie in the museum. Highly recommend visiting.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum and the Churchill Downs tour were absolutely wonderful. The staff just couldn't have been nicer. We spent four hours viewing the exhibits, seeing the movie and taking a behind the scenes tour. How thrilling to see up close the track I see on TV every derby day. The tour takes you all around the property itself- the stands,... More 

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lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit! We will be sure to let Angie know you had a great time! More 

Baltimore, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 9 year old daughter to the museum while visiting Louisville. She loves horses and the Derby so she was very excited to visit. The walking tour was great. Our guide was very informative. She told us a lot of interesting facts and information about Church Hill Downs. We saw the 2 horses the museum has on site... More 

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lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit! The movie is one of our favorites as well! More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always watched the Derby, but did not know much about Derby history until I visited. The museum was well done with lots of interactive exhibits. We also enjoyed the movie and the tour of the track. We spent about 2 hours one afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The movie is absolutely amazing 360 view. If you have a couple of hours worth the tour. They even take you into the grandstand.

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We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back and see us soon! More 

Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good tour. Nice and close view of the track. Hard to hear tour guide. NIce experience overall. Would go again.

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We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back and see us again! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history lessons. Fun for the whole family. Handicap accessible and a great value. Highly recommend.

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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone should visit The Kentucky Derby Museum at least once! It depicts the rich history of the Kentucky Derby and the movie on the 360° screen is fabulous!! I've taken many visitors to Louisville to this museum and everyone comes away "blown away."

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really into horses and racing but found this enjoyable.Had out of state visitors and wanted to show then what Louisville had to offer.We spent several hours checking out the exhibits and watching the movie,Best part was actually going out to the track.This year when I watch the Derby on TV it will mean much more to me - up... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Louisville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Derby Museum was an awesome place to have my wedding. I was told by many of my guests that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. It has a wonderful history of Oaks and Kentucky Derby. The displays are awesome and I heard the have a new greatest race movie in their 360 theater. I... More 

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We are so glad you shared your special day with us! Make sure to come back and see us when you can! More 

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