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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Address: 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone Number: 502-637-7097
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Description: When you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum you will find yourself immersed...
When you visit the Kentucky Derby 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 offering tours 7 days a week. We can’t wait to say "Welcome!" Come join in the fun!
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Kentucky Derby Museum - tour guide lacked enthusiasm

We arrived at the museum (located on the grounds of the Kentucky Derby) about a month before their premiere event of the season. The museum is set up to offer a little something... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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DARIEN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the museum (located on the grounds of the Kentucky Derby) about a month before their premiere event of the season. The museum is set up to offer a little something for everyone - a movie in the round that offers some factual information and some feel for the race; a horse racing game which I'm sure any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was a great history of the The Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. Once you've seen all the exhibits indoors, you are able to go out on to the track! Super exciting to be standing there and looking up at the iconic spires. worth the visit!

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Normal IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our teens reluctantly agreed to go the the Derby Museum but said after they really did enjoy it. Don't expect to see horses on the regular entrance ticket. We were told even if we had purchased the barn tour there are no horses until at least April. The tour includes seeing the track, a movie and the 2 floor museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I'm a casual follower of horse racing, and my family even less so, but everyone found something at this museum that drew them in. Yes, it's a little steep in the pricing, but it was a memorable visit. The multimedia exhibits were interesting, as were the Churchill Downs tour and the 360 movie. Enjoyable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who is more an enthusiast of history & culture than horse racing, so keep that in mind. As a museum, there was a good amount to see & do. There are two floors & a number of interactive elements, ranging from one where you can record yourself calling a race, an opportunity... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's worth going here to see the track and venture through some of it's history. General admission gets you entrance into museum, a video and a 30 minute walking tour where you get to see the stands and track. Tour was ok ... We were able to see the track and hear some of its history. Museum was informative and... More 

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concord,nh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

you get see the stand and from there see the track. you get watch a movie for 10 mts projected 360 degrees. than you can walk around a museum with old photos and races. cool. but the whole experience is worth only 5 bucks, not 14

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Kanagawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Got here late in the day. Since it was closing in approximately half an hour, we were just charged $7 a person. However, it did include the last tour, which takes you out on the grounds to view the track which is honestly the main thing I wanted to do. It's amazing! Always seen it on TV, but to say... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a horse racing fan, or not, this museum and tour is a great place to visit. Feel the excitement of the Derby and the history come alive. I'm ready for Derby Day now!

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Tour was great! Museum and movie were wonderful! Great for families! I was really happy we went' It was nice for wasnt time consuming! Tour guides great!

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