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Churchill Downs

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#4 of 174 things to do in Louisville Features Animals
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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Glad we came, fun night for friends

Our trip to Louisville happened to coincide with one of the Downs "Downs after Dark" events the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington DC
The history behind this place!!!!

We have been to Churchill Downs for the past 2 years. This place is amazing! Last year we did one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wendy P
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Our trip to Louisville happened to coincide with one of the Downs "Downs after Dark" events the middle Saturday night in June. We had a lot of fun. we sprang the $25 for a reserved box seat (average looked like 6 seats to a box)....More

Thank hdempsey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to Churchill Downs for the past 2 years. This place is amazing! Last year we did one of the tours and I highly recommend doing one. You can really learn a lot. It absolutely amazing to see those twin spires up close...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being NASCAR fans and trying to visit every race track in the country - when our convention said "We are starting here" - little did we know how beautiful this venue is - BIG - HUGE - OLD but magnificently taken care of....there were no...More

Thank jacksB173YR
Reviewed 2 days ago

We reserved seats on the Millionaires Row section where $38 gets you indoor table seating and a buffet dinner. The food was great, especially the smoked grits and mac & cheese, and the servers exhibited the utmost southern hospitality. I am lousy at picking horses,...More

Thank Tess K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

GOOD PART: My sons took their mom to Churchill for Mother's Day. We had easy and fluid entry, found box seats quickly and settled in. I was surprised to learn that Mother's Day is the 2nd or 3rd highest attendance annually!? Regardless it was great...More

Thank D C C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 5 year old daughter here to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. It was a rainy day. We had the best time on "Twilight Thursday." $1 beers. Betting on the races was exciting. We paid $3 for GA. Our 5...More

Thank Bonnie J
Reviewed 3 days ago

You have to go to Churchill Downs if you visit Louisville. Living here I love when people from out of town come here and I get to show off this historical and beautiful track and play the ponies of course, You will never get a...More

Thank lisaQ4208VK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are ever in Kentucky, you have to see Churchill Downs! The size is overwellming. We saw a race...they usually have one daily. Take the back lot tour and see the numerous stalls and such beautiful horses in the world. There is a museum...More

Thank SugarMitts
Reviewed 3 days ago

The twin spires and paddock harken back to the early days and evoke nostalgic memories of Derbys past. Walking through the old club house is a passage in time as you emerge to more recent renovations and new technology in the giant screen. Churchill Downs...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent Father's Day at Churchill Downs along with thousands of other happy horse fans. We had made reservations for the buffet and air-conditioned seats. The large room was full of happy, upbeat race fans! We've eaten there before and found the buffet a little...More

Thank OpenToNewAdventures
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Are there races today?
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Delsia M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't live there,but I have been to the track. We found that the website offers updated race information. Have fun and I hope this helps.
What is a nice hotel closest to churchill downs?
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Brandi M | Reviewed this property |
Honestly downtown Louisville has several nice hotels I would suggest Aloft they are very nice and about 10 mins away
Peggy B
If there is a thunder storm do the horses still race ? What seats are out of the weather? We are thinking of coming down this weekend.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from debmink | Reviewed this property |
Many seats are out of the weather. The best thing to do is have lunch in one of the inside areas.