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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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Very interesting.

We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about racing, history and the inner workings of the business. We enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brenda J
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about racing, history and the inner workings of the business. We enjoyed it.

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Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a thrill to visit the iconic Churchill Downs! We took the barn tour. It was great to see the behind the scenes look at where the horses wait and go out to the race. There was no live racing the day we were there so things were very quiet. It was still amazing to see!

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my friends who lives in California and owns rescued horses, was so fascinated. We took the tour that included the backside. Getting to see the jockeys locker room and their walk down to the track was amazing. So much to see and do-will definitely have to go back.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to Church Hull Downs for the horse races and it was just as you see on T.V. The action was enough to make my blood run so fast I could not sit still. I was up and down betting on each race. And I made my hat so I looked like I fit right in. This is a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

$10 general admission, food trucks and lincoln bridge playing live and that was without the horses and watching the huge variety of people6

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been here several times this summer, and have a blast every time. Absolutely love the track. So exciting seeing how fast the horses really run and watching for your pick to win. About 30 minutes in between races. Always plenty of food, drinks, wine, and spirits. Feel free to dress down if not seated in the reserve sections. Take... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The review is only for the gift shop as there was no racing at the time. I walked there after a storm hoping to pick up a moments of my trip. Unfortunately I arrived a few minutes late. Spoke with who appeared to be a manager and even though I had cash she said I was out of luck and... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every September we go to Churchill Downs with friends. We purchase tickets for Millionaires Row which includes a buffet lunch, which is delicious food. The wait staff is very attentive and quite nice. Millionaires Row is on the 4th floor which gives you a great vantage point to watch the races. The atmosphere is festive, and I've seen everyone from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the stops on Louisville's top 25 places to see. Not very exciting unless its race day, cool to see the actual track where the Derby is run every year.

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the millionaire row where you can have a great buffet and go outside to see the horses when the race starts. I think it's affordable for a date ~$40 each. If you do t want to spend that much you can also get general admission and just stay at the silk caffe. By any means, if you... More 

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