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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 81 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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Surat, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I got the chance to visit this museum with my family one weekend and it was worth visiting, we saw the horses being trained at Churchill downs,a guided tour of the actual grounds, I can only imagine what the excitement must be on racing day. We got to chat with one of thejockeys, my grandson patted one the horses and... More

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Mason, OH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Kentucky Derby Museum recently on a short trip to Louisville. We had been to the races at Churchill Downs a few times, but had never visited the museum before. What a nice museum! There are several exhibits with memorabilia, video and audio clips, and opportunities for fun interaction, including "riding" a horse in a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Got to watch the horses training and hear them at full pace. Also got to chat to some of the jockeys. The film shown was great and the tour guide very enthusiastic.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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33 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum. Definitely watch the move on the Derby. We took the track tour and walked the museum. some interesting hands-on exhibits. Prices in shop were high. Did not have time for stables tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The tour through the museum is nice as there are a few interactive exhibits. You can bet on a race, ride in a race and call up videos of Derbys from the early 1920's though 2014. You walk out to the track, not on it, and get a feel for the Derby experience The opening movie is nice but a... More

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newport,nc
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

very good museum, be sure to visit even if you don't go to the Churchill races. it's all in one place with lots of easy parking free or $5.

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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you like horse racing, it's a must to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Lots of interactive exhibits! I enjoyed the film the most and the "riders up" exhibit is fun for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It's very fun to learn about the Kentucky Derby and the history of it. However, I found the tour and exhibition just ordinary. They are very informative, but can be improved.

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Carterville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Good to se the Downs and the museum. The movie shown during the tour was very well done. We enjoyed going into the stands and seeing the Paddocks.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First time in Louisville and always looking for attractions, we had planned the visit to Churchill Downs. Nice tour in which one can relate to when watching the Kentucky Derby. So much information to read and look at. You can dress up like a jockey, or sit on a full size replica horse in a starting gate. Interesting short film... More

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