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Kentucky Derby Museum

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Address: 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
Phone Number: 15026371111
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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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What a great museum! Our family really enjoyed it and we aren't necessarily horse people! The tour was great at it takes you into Churchhill Downs. Our tour guide was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great museum! Our family really enjoyed it and we aren't necessarily horse people! The tour was great at it takes you into Churchhill Downs. Our tour guide was very informative. The exhibits in the museum were fantastic. The kids enjoyed the pretend betting and riding the horses during the race. The movie was excellent as well.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is a must see. I learned so much from this visit about horses, trainers and owners. Love to read all those stories about the famous horses. American Pharaoh is such a great horse. He is in the stud farm now and apparently, it'll cost $200,000 to have one of his offspring. Wow

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a huge horse racing fan ,but this museum was worth the stop. Our tour guide did an excellent job on the 30 min guided tour. The entire facility was excellent. Spent about two hours there.

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum combined with a 30 minute walking tour of Churchill Downs is easily accessible and completely worth your attention. Walk the grounds of Churchill Downs with a knowledgeable tour guide and follow the path of the thoroughbred who Run for the Roses. All venues are easily accessible without stairs or steep inclines. The museum is air conditioned with many... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family (2 adults, 2 teenagers) enjoyed our visit to the museum at Churchill Downs. We visited the museum, enjoyed the panoramic movie, and did the behind-the-scenes tour. It was all great. Not crowded on a weekday in August. We all enjoyed it. Tour guide was a local native, and very knowledgeable. Learned a lot. We all expected to see... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kentucky Derby Museum is both beautiful and educational. My office had a party there and it was a blast. The catering was also wonderful.

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the walking tour of the grounds including the paddock. It was great to walk along side the great race horses of all times! Great tour for a nice day cool, sunny day! We also had access to the museum and had lunch (at our expense at the Cafe). I would go again! Lunch, maybe not! I just had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of four and none are really horse racing aficionados. But when in Louisville, this is one of the must-do attractions. Lots of history and an excellent guide. Just the basic walking tour with admittance into the Kentucky Derby museum was sufficient for us. Went early (9:30 AM ) on a weekday in early September and not crowded at all.... More 

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

We are so happy you had an enjoyable experience! Thanks for visiting! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see in this museum and the movie that goes all the way around the room was the best! We took the walking tour, but if we had more time we would have taken another one also.

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Glad you enjoyed your experience! Come back and see us again! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an included tour for our recent 80 member Air Force Reunion group, we enjoyed a wonderful visit to this magnificent site. Angie, our tour guide, was wonderful and explained all of the many features and answered our many questioned. The new "Hi-Tech" movie was outstanding and the included lunch excellent.

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Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit! More 

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