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Churchill Downs

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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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We went to the Derby! WOW!

This was not on my bucket list, but we were going to be in the area and my wife wanted to go. We are so glad we did. I ended up using Ticket Lodge for my tickets, which went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Johnston, Iowa
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Johnston, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was not on my bucket list, but we were going to be in the area and my wife wanted to go. We are so glad we did. I ended up using Ticket Lodge for my tickets, which went fine. There are numerous outlets, so it can be a bit confusing as to where to buy tickets from, so I... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Churchill Downs is a great track. This review is from the point of view of someone who isn't serious about horse racing. It's a really fun visit no matter the event. We love Downs after Dark, opening night, and would love to attend Dawn at the downs. You will see local legend jockeys and the history is everywhere. They even... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We attended the Downs After Dark races and had a great time. We purchased box seats in advance. They were at the finish line with great views of all the action. The seats were conveniently located to the betting windows, food court and restrooms. There were 2 attendants at the doors to the seating area. When we got to the... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Any other night this is probably a wonderful thing! We were there for Downs After Dark and we had no clue what we would encounter and the mass of people. We could not find any Down's staff to ask about seats or places to eat. We watched one race and left. We will try it next time!

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Victoria, BC Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Churchill Downs is definitely the track to visit. It is steeped in history going back to 1875 when it became the home of "The Kentucky Derby". We did the Historic Walking Tour, which is included in the price of admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum. Well worth it to hear the history, and see where it all happens. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went to the KY Derby at Churchill and had a great time. Price are not cheap but about what you would expect for this type of event. Do not go if you do not like crowds as it is packed with people

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are anywhere near Louisville, you should stop and visit Churchill Downs. Even if you don't care for horse racing, it's a great way to spend the afternoon. It only costs around 3 dollars to enter and it is well worth the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have been two Churchill Downs twice. Once during the actual Kentucky Derby, where I got tickets to spend the day on the mid field. This is a big festival with great atmosphere. Later that week I went to see a horse race from one of the top boxes. I am not into horses at all, but both were a... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The pinnacle of American horse racing! History and just an all around great day. Churchill downs is an excellent track adventure. Great views and plenty of windows to get your bet down.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We recently went to watch the horse races at Churchill Downs during their Spring meet. They also have a Fall meet. There are different levels of admission. We did the "cheap seats" which is general admission for $3. We were at track level which we enjoyed as you actually feel and hear the horses race by. It's very exciting as... More 

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Address: Address: 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
Phone Number: 502 636 4400
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > South Side

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