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Churchill Downs

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Neighborhood: South Side
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Address: 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
Phone Number: 502 636 4400
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Description: This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since...
This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
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Great for children!

We took our girl scout troop here and had a blast in seeing the trainers and horses up close and personal! This place is amazing, I can only imagine what it's like during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
CondosNBranson
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Branson, MO
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Branson, MO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We took our girl scout troop here and had a blast in seeing the trainers and horses up close and personal! This place is amazing, I can only imagine what it's like during the Derby!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful, historic race track. Very crowded & expensive during Derby week. Best to visit during before or after Derby if you just want to see the place and bet a few races. But Derby and Oaks days are awesome but very expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you like horses or horse racing this is a must see the tour was reasonably priced, informative and fun the facility is unbelievably beautiful

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Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's hard to find something even teenagers will enjoy, but on a trip through Kentucky, we stopped here and had a great time. We all enjoyed seeing something we've only seen on TV, from seeing the horses close up, to the grounds, to how shirt the jockeys were and how small their saddles, it was a fun time. Very unique... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I love going to the races. We have tried different seating and no complaints on any. Great value, especially with general seating and being able to sit right at the finish line. They offer great things for the family, like trick or treating parade or getting to see Santa and the mascot race horse "Charlie." We always... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great place for gathering with your friends! Millionaires Row during Derby week! Great buffet luncheon, program and sights you will not see anywhere else!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bet your best horse, dine in 5-star luxury or visit the museum. All can be had at CD, home of the Kentucky Derby. Springtime brings surprises every year for the big race, from sunburns to freezing temperatures, so plan ahead. Free parking plus free valet. They're at the post........

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Entertaining, delicious food, fun atmosphere, learn about horse racing, and Kentucky's rich history.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to the races in October and were able to get a Millionaire's Row ticket for around $30 which included lunch. Having only been to Churchill Down's for the Derby, it was fairly eerie to see the track so empty. It was however quite enjoyable and frankly a lot of fun. The Derby is special but it is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Amazing! Cant wait to go again.I really enjoyed the track.you got to see these horses.they're beautiful. the atmosphere was spectacular. everyone we went with had a great time.this is a place I will never miss again .can't wait for Derby week.

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