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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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Very impressed with the track. We took the tour throughout the facilities and learned a lot about the history of horse racing and Churchill Downs. Loved the gift shop!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Harrow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very impressed with the track. We took the tour throughout the facilities and learned a lot about the history of horse racing and Churchill Downs. Loved the gift shop!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There's nothing like Churchill Downs in the racing world. For a hat collector like me, it is divine. Go to Dawn at the Downs in the week before the Derby to see the horses up close when they work out at the crack of dawn. it's my annual tradition whether I go to the track during the season or not.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

went to see this while visiting the museum there. We tried on hats in the visitor store and hat a lot of fun learning more about the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. So much to see and do. Something for everyone. When the horses race by, it takes your breath away. It is a good thing I live far away from Churchill Downs or I'd be there every day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fun filled day for adults & kids. Highlight of course is Oaks and Derby time to dress up and go to the races. A fun filled day with friends or kids at any time. I have been taking my kids there since they are small and love to see the horses run. Walk to the paddock to view the horses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very fun and informative walking tour next to the track, to see a couple horses, a 360 degree movie was very fun and interesting as well. Beautiful museum, reasonable rates.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Going to the races at Churchill downs is a walk through history. There are displays of former Derby winners in the museum as well as all of the triple crown winners. The Paddock is wide open to see the horses just before they enter the track. This is a must go and see if you have never been there for... More 

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New Richmond, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had such an absolutely fantastic time at Churchill Downs. I bet on one race just so say I've done it, but watching the track isn't the only thing you can do. The drinks were fantastic, and I got souvenir glasses with each one. It was overall just a lot of fun.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a really cool experience to go to the site of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs. I took the basic tour, which was for 30 minutes and was included with the price of admission to the Derby Museum ($16). which is a decent price considering what you get to see and do. The "Walking Tour" starts in the outside entrance... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I'm not much into horse racing but this place is just amazing. When you see it on television you really don't realize just how big it is. According to the tour guide the Superbowl, a three-hour football game, typically draws around 50,000-75,000 people. Last year the Kentucky Derby, a two-minute horse race, drew a record 170,000.

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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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