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Churchill Downs

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Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
Phone Number: 502 636 4400
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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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Tour of the Grounds

This is a pretty cool place. Our tour guide was amazing and really knowledgeable. After my drive home I watched Secretariat. :) It would be really neat to see an actual race... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a pretty cool place. Our tour guide was amazing and really knowledgeable. After my drive home I watched Secretariat. :) It would be really neat to see an actual race. The people and horse watching would be super fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought we'd leave downtown Louisville after breakfast today and go to Churchill Downs for a tour. Never thought we'd spend the entire afternoon and wish for more time. Bob did our general admission tour, and he was great! Very personable and informative. We chose to do the behind-the-scenes 90 minute walking tour, which took us through most of the... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always a great time at the Downs! They are so accommodating the staff is very friendly. Good food fun gambling just an all around good time for all!

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Thank cardinal19
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good afternoon at Churchill Downs. The drinks are a little expensive but good. Stayed for several races The track has a lot of concrete, thought it would be a little less industrial looking. Grandstand was not like I thought it would be.

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Thank Bart A
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful places in Kentucky. Not a bad seat in the place in the house. I have been here for racing and the JDRF Walk for a cure.

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Thank micheleernst
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Millionaires row is very nice. Very crowded and the food seemed to run out quickly. Servers are very friendly

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Campbelsville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day with friends- service was fantastic- seats great- would highly recommend for a group of girlfriends to spend the day!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was on the third floor in box seats for THE RACE on the first Saturday in May - The KENTUCKY DERBY. Although the seats were not cheap - $350 per ticket, there was plenty of food on the buffet as well as all the wine and beer that you could drink that made it worth every penny. What a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most intense and exciting events that I know of. If you have a "Bucket List" it needs to be one it! Such an incredible experience in a wonderful and historic venue. The track is great year around however Derby week is amazing. They run races Wednesday , Thursday and Friday before Derby and... More 

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Thank AndrewE33
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent all the way round, a good time was had by all. The horse racing was fun, food was good, and all was affordable. A definite thumbs up and will return for other events.

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