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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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This was very interesting but I think the group was too large to really hear the spill. They could use another person to herd up the rear and keep people from wondering off since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was very interesting but I think the group was too large to really hear the spill. They could use another person to herd up the rear and keep people from wondering off since our guide seemed to do a lot of that. But you do see and learn a lot. The film in the beginning is nice and the... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you're in Louisville for a visit you really should stop by the Kentucky Derby Museum. Horses are a part of Kentucky and the Derby Museum embodies much of the Blue Grass state.

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Sandy Hook, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Toured with a group of students. Awesome place to learn history and buy a special memory from a well stocked gift shop!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

a must see when in town!!! wonderful exhibits, and very educational, and has something for everyone.

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Corydon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Want to learn the history of Kentucky horse racing, then stop in and visit this museum. Admission also includes a walking tour. Other tours available at an additional cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We only had the time to take the guided walking tour around the Downs. I'm not really into horses or racing, but I really enjoyed myself. The tour was informative and entertaining. If it's a hot day, I'd bring sunscreen.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth the time - great history of horse racing and interactive exhibits. Tour includes Churchill Downs. Located near the airport, so it's convenient if not much time to spend sightseeing.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice museum, very good tour. We saw the movie first then the tour, both were very well done. We actually got right up to the track, saw where the horses come out & visied with the resident/retired race house. Our guide explained the history, traditions & how the expansions have continued over the years.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised to find out the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs were near our I-65 trip through Kentucky. This was a last minute stop and we were able to get on a tour, tour the museum, and watch a movie. It was a nice stop. We aren't in to horse racing, but it was neat to go... More 

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Columbia, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This Museum is always a favorite with our out-of-town-guests. Louisville personifies horses and that is what guests always ask about. This is a great way for them to spend an afternoon.

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