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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 (South Side)
502-637-7097
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Ranked #1 of 72 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is great. It's got a great tour and video presentation. There is a lot of information that is sure to be appealing to someone interested in racing. Nonetheless, being able to watch the Derbys of years gone by is a nice touch. Gift shop way overpriced.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is a beautiful place of wonder. There is a gift of surprise for the whole family that will keep you interested for hours. There is even a great place to eat with food that you will tell all your friends about. This is a must when visiting the Louisville area. Enjoy.

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LOUISVILLE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Kentucky Derby Museum was a history lesson of the Kentucky Derby compiled to bring the Derby to life. The Museum was visited by my wife and I and some out of town guests. This is horse racing history experience- you will not soon forget.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If your a horse race fan then this is the spot you need to visit. I go to the Kentucky Derby every year and it's truly a enjoyable experience. The have a gift shop that offers all kinds of merchandise. There are several eating establishments through out with social bars to enjoy your favorite drink.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are in Louisville and you miss Churchill Downs and the Derby Museum then you missed one of the best parts. The museum is very interesting and a hands on kind of place. You even get to be a jockey and ride a horse in a race against a few friends. It's a very pretty track with a lot... More

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louisville ky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Kentucky Derby Museum really brings the race alive. Lots of interactive displays and great video. Every one no matter your age will love it,

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Louisville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum gives you a true inside look at all the glory that is the Kentucky Derby. The rich history of the horses, trainers, and people behind the scenes is compelling and the movie-in-the-round will take your breath away (and make you cry!). The volunteers and staff are exceptional and go out of their way to help you fully experience... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been to the ky derby and track many times but only recently did the derby museum walking tour at Churchill downs when I had out of towners in. It was fascinating and I learned more about the races and history at Churchill.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'd much rather be riding that looking at photos and statues and listening to race history. This tour is about racing and gambling not so much about loving horses. For that I was a little disappointed. If you are a race fan or gambler, you may like it more than I did. The food was good and the grounds are... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Kentucky Derby Museum is a must see/do when visiting Louisville. Many interactive exhibits and the 360 degree theater experience is wonderful. Great for families with lots of kid friendly things to do!

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