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Churchill Downs

#3 of 178 things to do in Louisville Features Animals
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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A must

We were there for the Kentucky derby. The derby wasn't something we would've ever said we wanted to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Strike another one off my bucket list!

Every year when I watch the Kentucky Derby from the comfort of my living room I drool over the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nora Lynn W
Moncton, Canada
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there for the Kentucky derby. The derby wasn't something we would've ever said we wanted to do but since we were there anyways on business, we decided to take the kids. So glad we did, couldn't see much of the derby from the...More

Thank DD2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every year when I watch the Kentucky Derby from the comfort of my living room I drool over the scenery so I decided this was a must see. I drove 1500 miles from Eastern Canada with this as one of my top 2 destinations and...More

Thank Nora Lynn W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Big horse fans so it was a pleasant experience. The museum is very informative. Don't miss the stride of "man o war". We did walking tour of the grounds. Well worth the time and money. Very cool place.

Thank gj123456
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate at the restaurant while waiting for our tour to start. The wait staff were all pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. The tour was wonderful. Knowledgeable guide. The facility is huge. I'd been to the Derby, but Churchill Downs looks so different without all the...More

Thank S Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We do this for mothers day every year. Great visit if you can avoid big event days like Oaks and Derby.

Thank Aaron Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have watched the Kentucky Derby for 50 years and it was very special actually seeing Churchill Downs, and seeing the track up close. We got there early Sunday morning, and the place was packed, and the tour size large, but it was not a...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Finally made it to the Kentucky Derby and can check it off my bucket list. Had a fabulous time but must say one and done. The pomp and circumstance is over the top. The derby outfits and hats are a show all by themselves. If...More

Thank LAT11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday with friends. The whole place is absolutely beautiful and very clean. When we arrived, we were greeted right away by a very friendly lady who asked if we had been there before. We told her it was our 1st time so...More

Thank trb2006
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with the family. They have tours of the Churchill downs by educated tour guides. Book in advance if you can. We went back in the morning for behind the scenes tours where you can go by the stalls and see the horses in training....More

Thank Nalini G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky uphold the pastime of horse racing in a grand tradition way. Highly exciting horse racing.

Thank chickandbeast
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1 August 2017|
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Response from rosyjoesph | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you call the Musem. The Churchill Down Museum won't disappoint any first time visitors with all of its historical and present day information. The Musem is kept updated annually.
8 July 2017|
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Response from belindaky | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there are several tours available for Churchill Downs but not all tours are everyday. Look on the Kentucky Derby Museum website and you will see a link for "Plan a Visit" and from there you will see the different... More
19 June 2017|
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Response from Delsia M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't live there,but I have been to the track. We found that the website offers updated race information. Have fun and I hope this helps.