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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 (South Side)
502-637-7097
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Ranked #2 of 80 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must do with out of town visitors. The museum is well done and the movie is great . It gives the whole flavor of the Derby

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Byron, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by our visit to Churchill Downs. The place is huge and during the 20 minute video of how the horses and race track got started you get goose bumps from how a horse is born to when they become a thoroughbred. Great 2 hours spent and definitely recommend a visit when visiting or even... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We're not that interested in horses or horse racing, but we enjoyed the tour. Didn't realize how huge this place is. Tour guide was great.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

As an ardent derby watcher, to actually take a tour of Churchill Downs was unbelievable! To walk through the same tunnel as past winners like Secretariat was an absolute thrill! And the museum was interactive and amazing!

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Hebron
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16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Nice, historic place and lots of interesting information about the Derby and it's history. But, somewhat pricy. We were in and out in about an hour.

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Annapolis, MD
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not into horses, you can't pass up a visit to Churchill Downs. If you are into horse racing, this is as close as you'll get to heaven while still breathing.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This tour is well worth it! The museum is well done and interesting. The place is beautifully kept and our tour guide gave us lots of fun trivia! Definitely will attend the Derby one day because of this!

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Wirral
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting includes some good film footage of earlier winners. You get the full feel of what Derby day must be like. Make sure you take the additional trip to the stables and behind the scenes.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Made me want to see the Kentucky Derby in person. great tour guide and everything people and horses were very accommodating

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Fairfield, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our young family had a great time at historic location! The site is in immaculate condition, the staff is friendly and the exhibits are intriguing and interactive. Churchill Downs is everything we hoped for!

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