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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Address: 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
Phone Number:
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum,...

Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby. When you visit the 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 Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!

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interesting and big museum

This is a great museum. It has lots of stuff to look at and lots to read. A movie (about 15 minutes) shows every hour and I would definitely recommend being there for the movie... read more

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great museum. It has lots of stuff to look at and lots to read. A movie (about 15 minutes) shows every hour and I would definitely recommend being there for the movie. You can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours in the museum depending on how much time you spend watching and reading things. It... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've lived in Louisville since 1991 and several times brought friends and relatives to the KY Derby Museum. Displays change from time to time, so it's never been boring for us, as local yokels. If visiting during times when races are running at the track, this can be a really nice way to spend an afternoon - - museum and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun this was for kids. I was accompanied by a nine-year-old neighbor who'd been there several times before; despite that, he had a great time. The museum is far from "Museum Row" on Main Street, but it's well worth the cab or car ride there. This is a fully interactive museum with a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our out of town guest thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum. It gave them a better understanding of how the Kentucky Derby is one of the best events in sports.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a dreary January afternoon, so it wasn't crowded at all. The staff was very enthusiastic and welcoming. A good way to spend a few hours to get to know the Derby. A great place if you are already a fan or a horse lover. Reasonably priced. Very well organized, clean, informative. They have what appeared to be... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is amazing. I have lived in Louisville Ky for almost 20yrs and this was the first time going. I wish I hadn't waited so long. The history that is behind Churchill Down, Louisville and horse racing in general is all here. Highly recommended if you are passing thru our wonderful city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was vacationing with some friends and we decided to visit the museum. Not something I would have decided to do ........ but I'm so glad I went. Very good experience. Museum takes you through the history of the Kentucky Derby, along with interactive betting, simulated riding, and movie. We took the tour that allowed you inside of Churchill Downs... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable and reasonable tour in Louisville. I would recommend about an hour to 2 hours for the total experience. Great for adults and kids with interactive exhibits for all... Really a good thing to try in the heart of horse racing country!

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lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have come here with my children's field trips twice. It is wonderful. The 360 video is phenomenal. Even if you aren't a true horse racing fan, it's worth a trip!

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Thanks for coming to visit! We are glad you were able to enjoy the video! More 

Mount Eden, KY, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually take friends from out of town/state by to show them some of the best KY has to offer. The tour and museum are much better when the horses are running but still a good stop during the off season.

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Glad you can share the museum with others! Thanks for visiting! More 

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