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“Comprehensive and Impressive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kentucky Derby Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 (South Side)
502-637-7097
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Ranked #2 of 161 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
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Louisville
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“Comprehensive and Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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 this gem.

Visited June 2013
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“Definitely worth the historical & cultural experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited February 2014
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“Maybe it's just not my "thing"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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 clean and attractive. Be sure to lock your car doors and be wary of the homeless panhandlers from the neighborhood who wander through the parking lot

Visited February 2014
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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!

Visited September 2013
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“A Louisville Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you visit Louisville you must visit the derby Museum. They have a complete history of the derby and many great facts about horse racing. You don't have to be a racing fan to enjoy it. It's interesting for the whole family so make sure everyone goes. They also have an outstanding movie theater that they show various historical films. There are also many interactive exhibits. You'll want to spend some time viewing everything so don't cut your time short. Plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours. You should also consider taking the outside tour of the track. It will complete your experience.

Visited May 2013
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