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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Neighborhood: South Side
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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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A lot of fun. Things for children to do. Take the grandstand tour as well. There is a restaurant and a 360-degree theater

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A lot of fun. Things for children to do. Take the grandstand tour as well. There is a restaurant and a 360-degree theater

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Burlington, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was our destination for the Louisville area and it was well worth it. A very well organized tour that was loaded with interesting facts and took us out to the track. The museum is a treasure in itself - nothing like walking thru the gates the horses start out of to get right into the mood. An informative movie... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Museum was fun for those that didn't know much about the Derby. I would highly recommend the free tour and watching the video. I would definitely would recommend this to a friend. The younger kids (under 6) we saw didn't seem to be too engaged in the exhibits though.

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The pre-tour movie was very interesting and really added to our visit. Go for the early morning tour so you'll see horses training on the track!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

"Hats off" to an amazing employee in the restaurant. We were on a tour with WWII Veterans and my son was thirsty and I needed a beverage for him. She offered us fast and efficient service, and did not charge us for it. I was so touched and offer kudos to this young woman. Our WWII Veterans were also offered... More 

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Cedar falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a great attraction to see the history of the derby and horse racing. To walk down (not on) to the field and see where history has been made is just amazing. Seeing the movie just brought chills of the history and horses that have made the derby what it is. To absorb all of the attraction you must give... More 

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North Webster, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A very nice museum, and walking tour with knowledgeable guides . Well done interactive and historical displays, and interesting 360 degree theatrical presentation. Kids said this beat out caves, Corvettes, and dinosaurs as what they liked best on our recent trip to Kentucky!

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the museum and inside the gates tour. That was 1.5 hours that flew by. The tour guide was soooooo good. He had so much knowledge for first hand experience and told some great stories. Almost wished we would have seen the barns and backside. Museum was very interactive for all ages. Must see the 360 movie very cool.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The regular tour is totally worth going, but I recommend you add the back tour where you see the stables and the horses. The tour guides here know their history and horses. Great for all ages, and very worthwhile.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So much fun! The Barn and Backside Tour was also worth the extra cost. Worth the time and trip! Finish off the day with a Mint Julep!!

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Additional Information about Kentucky Derby Museum

Address: 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone Number: 502-637-7097
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > South Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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