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Churchill Downs

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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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Winter at Churchill Downs

Churchill downs is a ghost town in December, and we used that to our advantage! Go in and pay... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The cathedral of horse racing

Churchill downs is a must do for horse fans and also those who are not into horse racing. Just the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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

Churchill downs is a ghost town in December, and we used that to our advantage! Go in and pay general admission to the museum, and receive a 30 min guided tour of the track, winners circle, jockey club and more! We got to see one...More

Thank Kym_Keil
Reviewed 3 days ago

Churchill downs is a must do for horse fans and also those who are not into horse racing. Just the energy you feel around the track even when there is no racing going on is an experience, not to mention if the horse are doing...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 6 days ago

You've seen it on TV and if you get a chance you must visit this historic place. Guides were very informative and nice.

Thank jcman92374
Reviewed 1 week ago

So wonderful to experience the grandeur of the Churchill Downs. The make you be able to picture what it would be like to experience the Kentucky Derby. To see the stall where the horses are kept, to walk through the tunnel where the jockeys and...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to take a van tour of the stable and living area, which was amazing. I think it's only available off-season. Some horses were still there, we met the resident goat, and learned a lot about the Kentucky Derby.

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Churchill Downs on many occasions but there is nothing quite like Derby Day. One of the best run and coordinated major events you will ever go to. Understand that there are over 150,000+ people there. The people at the Downs and...More

Thank Blueatc
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nice as far as racetracks go. When the horses are there it is a lot more compelling. The museum is nice. It is clean but the neighborhood is to be missed.

Thank TomBardstownKentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice museum lots of information and we took the walking tour guide . We may have missed out on a few things that were not told to us as they brocure had more activities listed then were actually available

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How rich in history this place is. We learned what happens to the race horses after they have passed. Real interesting. It was not as fancy as it looks on television for sure but a very well kept and clean place.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were interested in just getting to see Churchill Downs, the horses, and a couple races. Great visit on the cheap -- general admission for seniors was only $1! Very helpful staff, especially the gentleman at the front gate who told us where to go...More

1  Thank sportsbarne
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brenda t
3 November 2017|
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Response from Rella T | Reviewed this property |
no live racing in Dec. go to Churchill Down and get info about tours and races. Loved the tour.
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