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Churchill Downs

700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208-1200 (South Side)
502 636 4400
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Ranked #11 of 72 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horse Tracks, Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We took the Inside the Gates Tour and got to see some behind the scenes places that only the rich and famous get to see. Wanted to do the stables tour but didn't have time. It's very beautiful and there's a lot that goes into making a 2 min race happen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Whenever we have friends or family in from out of town we always like to take them to Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs is so much a part of what Louisville is known for. The tour is very informative for adults and great for kids as well with the interactive area in the Museum.

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Louisville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Churchill Downs since 1980. I have been to over 20 KY Oaks and Derby's and its always a thrill when the gates open! If you've never been in the in-field for a Derby then I'd recommend trying it at least once. I myself like the 3rd floor clubhouse the best. The paddock area is also... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Churchill Downs is a must-see Kentucky experience! Incredible history here that you will definitely enjoy. Don't miss this venerated landmark!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The 1st weekend in May is the Kentucky Derbyshire,,people from everywhere come to bet on horse racing,and also to see all the famous people, it is really amazing to be at this event,,I recommend this event to anyone who plan on in Kentucky in May.it's an event that would make you come every year for the Derby

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

Churchill is a beautiful old track and the century old areas are my favorite but the sparkling new additions blend right in. If you can go to Dawn at the Downs, do it! Night Racing is a HUGE party and loads of fun! Of course, everybody should experience the spectacle of either the Oaks or Derby at least once. Don't... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The early tour is a fun time and you see the track from the perspective not many see. The Derby museum is a good way to see the history of the greatest race/2 minutes of racing from the start to present day. If you get a chance to go when the races are running enjoy the atmosphere, fun, noise and... More

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A day at the track is always fun and filled with things to do! The horses are fun to watch but sometimes the people are more entertaining! You will always find plenty of food and beverages and everyone leaves with a new friend - a great day with one person or twenty!

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

If you get tickets for the Skye Terrace or Millionaire's Row, the food is a buffet of exceptional quality. I've not tried out the other dining room but would expect it to be of good quality as well.

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

What would Louisville be without the Kentucky derby. This has a ton of history and a ton of fun. Even if you don't bet, the food / drink and people watching are all worth it.

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